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  • Day23

    Houston Texans

    October 6, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Das näcgste Highlight unserer Reise stand heute auf dem Programm.
    Wir gingen zum Football Spiel der Houston Texans gegen die Atlanta Falcons.

    Ich habe in meinem Leben schon einiges erlebt was mit Sportveranstaltungen zu tun hat, aber heute kamen wir aus dem Staunen nicht heraus.

    Rund ums Stadion sind große Parkplätze, bereits 2.5 Stunden vor dem Spiel sind diese voll belegt.
    Ist ja bis dahin nichts ungewöhnliches.

    Allerdings sind die Plätze voll mit Pavillons in den gegrillt, gegessen, Musik gehört wird.
    Wohlgemerkt sind das Fans also keine Verkaufsstände!!

    Zudem gibt es in einigen Pavillons Fernseher.
    Für die die keine Karten haben.
    Betrieben wird das alles mit Notstromaggregaten.

    Der Hammer sag ich Euch.
    Unglaublich.

    Das Stadion und das Spiel selber waren auch Weltklasse.

    Einziger negativer Punkt heute waren die 560km die wir noch bis New Orleans zurücklegen mussten.

    Aber auch das haben wir hinbekommen.

    Ein wirklich geiler Tag.
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    Silvi Griesi

    Wie cool ist das denn? 😊

    10/7/19Reply
    Harley Didi

    Mega, dass ist ja der Wahnsinn 😀😀

    10/7/19Reply
     
  • Day24

    New Orleans

    October 7, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Zum Start in New Orleans ging es, wie könnte es anders sein, auf einen Raddampfer.
    Klassisches Touriding. Muss aber sein.

    Beim Mercedes-Benz Super Dom vorbei

    Danach noch kurz durch die berühmte Bourbon street das wars.

    Denkste!

    Richtig interessant wird die Stadt erst am Abend.
    Streetcar und halligallii n der Bourbon Street,
    sowie noch ein Abstecher ins Café Du Monde, berühmt für seine warmen "Berliner" und Cafe au Lait.

    Und zum Abschluß noch ins Casino Harrahs
    Klasse.
    Wenn es auch nichts zu gewinnen gab😭
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  • Day15

    New Orleans Tag 2

    May 11, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Vorab zum Wetterbericht, unsere Apps sagten heute für den ganzen Tag Gewitter an, tatsächlich gab es nur eins während dem wir zum Glück gerade in der Straßenbahn saßen. Ansonsten war es allerdings sehr sehr schwül und warm.
    Wir starteten mit einem wirklich sehr guten Frühstück in den Tag, dabei saßen wir mit dem Besitzerpaar und einem Pärchen aus Wales am Esstisch im Wohnzimmer. Es hatte also etwas von zu Hause. Vincent, der Besitzer nahm sich dabei Zeit für uns und unsere individuelle Tagesplanung. Eine Art von Service die wir auch noch in keinem 5* Hotel bekommen haben.
    Gut informiert machten wir uns auf den Weg zur Steetcar ( Straßenbahn) Station. Die Straßenbahn in New Orleans ist sehr alt, so alt das unsere Fahrerin aussteigen musste um per Hand die Weichen zu verstellen. Vielleicht auch gerade deshalb ist sie aber auch eine Touristenattraktion und immer sehr gut gefüllt. Mit einem Tagesticket für 3$ allerdings sehr günstig.
    Wir fuhren in den Garden District in dem einige wirklich sehr schöne Häuser stehen und in dem der Lafayette Friedhof liegt. Die Friedhöfe in New Orleans sind deshalb so besonders, da alle Gräber oberhalb der Erde liegen (New Orleans wurde auf einem Sumpf gebaut) und bieten so eine besondere Atmosphäre.
    Danach ging es auf Empfehlung unseres Gastgebers weiter in die Magazinestreet, einer sehr hippen Shoppingmeile mit vielen lokalen Produkten und Kunst.
    Zum Mittag hatten wir einen PoBoy ( typisches Sandwich in New Orleans mit Shrimps das ich vergessen habe zu fotografieren).
    Danach fuhren wir mit dem Bus zurück ins French Quarter, das wir erst noch noch etwas auf eigene Faust erkundeten bevor wir bei einer Vodootour die besondera schaurige Seite kennenlernten.
    Die Tour war obwohl wir nur die Hälfte verstanden ( der Südstaatenslang ist zwar sehr sympathisch aber trotzdem noch gewöhnungsbedürftig) sehr lustig und schaurig 😀
    Gegen 20:00 Uhr kamen wir dann komplett erschöpft wieder beim Hotel an, sprangen kurz unter die Dusche und erholten uns kurz bevor wir loszogen um noch etwas vom Nachtleben mitzubekommen.
    Wir fanden eine sehr schöne Bar, natürlich mit hervorragender Live-Musik, in der wir uns noch einen Schlummertrunk genehmigten.
    Jetzt liegen wir totmüde im Bettchen und freuen uns auf Morgen, unseren zweiten Tag in dieser faszinierenden, magischen Stadt.
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    Ronny Wrase

    Es kommt richtig Südstaatenfeeling auf, wenn man das alles liest. Könnte nochmal True Blood schauen :-)

    5/13/19Reply
     
  • Day124

    New Orleans

    January 23, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    Nach einer langen Reise sind wir heute in New Orleans angekommen. Wir sind gestern morgen nach Tampa in Florida geflogen, um von dort über Nacht mit dem Bus nach New Orleans zu fahren. Wir mussten zweimal mitten in der Nacht umsteigen und waren insgesamt 16 Stunden mit dem Bus unterwegs, aber es war viel billiger, als direkt nach New Orleans zu fliegen 😬
    Hier angekommen hat es leider in Strömen geregnet, sodass wir für den 20-minütigen Fußweg zu unserem Hostel mindestens dreimal so lange gebraucht haben, weil wir uns immer wieder unterstellen musste, da der Regen zu doll war.
    Der Regen ist leider auch erst am Nachmittag weniger geworden, also haben wir noch nicht so viel von der Stadt gesehen. Wir waren dann nur noch einkaufen und konnten einen kurzen Blick auf den Mississippi werfen. Außerdem haben wir die schönen Häuser hier bewundert, die meisten sind kleine bunte Häuser oder Villen aus Holz. Warum hier ein Skelett an der Palme hängt, wissen wir aber auch nicht 😄
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    Frank Remmers

    Neew Orleans ist die Hochburg des Voodoo-Kults... Die Skelette sind Schutzgeister 😁

    1/24/19Reply
    Annika Reese

    Ahh ☝🏻😬 das mit dem Voodoo haben wir heute auch entdeckt :D

    1/24/19Reply
     
  • Day42

    Mardi Gras in New Orleans

    February 14, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 52 °F

    Suffice it to say that a good time was had by all and our first Mardi Gras in New Orleans. After over 20 visits to NOLA, I finally made it there for the Big Show.

    Deanne joined the Krewe of Freret when she heard that Trombone Shorty was the
    Master of ceremonies. Our great friends Mo and Anita joined us, and Anita joined the krewe with Deanne.

    Mo and I just watched the parades from the streets while Deanne and Anita did a lot of prep work. That included buying tons of beads and throws and loading in early and starting the pre-party early.

    This is the second to last weekend of the parades of Mardi Gras. It was actually a nice introduction because it didn't seem quite as crazy and the day parades were very family-oriented. In the city alone there were probably 12 or more parades over three days. And that's not counting another dozen parades in the nearby towns and parishes.

    We did so much it's not necessarily worth mentioning. The biggest risk of the trip was not having insurance for 5 days while in the United States. We let it lapse because we can pay as we go for any medical problems while traveling and it will be so much cheaper than just a health insurance monthly premium in the US. And I knew that I could still get COBRA coverage backdated if anything happened. Thank God it didn't, because one small injury would have cost us about as much as our 5 1/2 weeks of travel in Panama. I'm not kidding. I did the math. That includes flights, tours, hotels, food, drinks, you name it.

    I did get whacked in the eye with some beads on Friday night and I ended up losing a hard contact lens, but at least my eye healed quickly. This is a pretty common injury and from then on I wore sunglasses at parades.

    Deanne and Anita loved the whole experience of being in the krewe in the parade. Mo and I loved being able just to walk around from parade to parade and stop in a bar for a bathroom break.

    We planned to meet up with Carolyn Freiwald, a friend from Madison, and she told us about a spot on the parade route. Bathrooms can be hard to come by and we went to her friends recommended bar for the bathroom, which were never crowded.

    That spot on St Charles during the day was very family friendly, with lots of kids sitting on makeshift seats on ladders, with a parent standing behind. Look for the pics below.

    I did manage to get a vid of Anita and Deanne's float as they went by. It was awesome to see her dream come true and she couldn't have been more happy with the experience.

    After the parades on Saturday we went to Shorty Gras, a big party the krewe of Freret sponsored at Mardi Gras World. Trombone Shorty headlined it but a fun up-and-coming band, Boyfriend, was probably the highlight of the night. The Revivalists backed her up.

    About 10 years ago when Mardi Gras World was in Algiers, across the river, we probably paid $20 to see how floats are made and see the amazing floats they recycle year to year. It was a blast. Now, that same tour costs $44. See https://photos.app.goo.gl/WFsijuqmgxBMqczU7

    The concert at the new venue with Big Freedia, Soul Rebels, Boyfriend, and Trombone Shorty was only $55. Such a deal! And we got to walk around and see many of the same floats, but this time we got to see them lit up.

    On Sunday, our last day, we walked around Frenchmen Street in the French quarter and took in one last parade, the Krewe of Barkus. That's a dog parade spoof of the more famous Krewe of Baccus.

    MoNita had a flight out that pm and Carolyn drove home a bit earlier. We spent our last few hours getting Oysters at Felix's and a couple drinks at the Chart Room, a wonderfully gritty dive bar in the Quarter.

    And then we woke up at 3:30 a.m. to catch our 6 a.m. flight to Guayaquil.

    All photos are here.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/CHyy7MiXdTDVmmkU9
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  • Day16

    New Orleans, LA

    November 2, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Gators and Po' boys, that's the word.

    At last a stop long enough to catch our breath! Have thoroughly enjoyed this city and it's culture. The effects of Katrina almost 11 years ago are still vivid and the city breathes it's lessons learned. The Mississippi is largely invisible, due to the tall levees which constrain it's flow - a weird feeling given the significance it has for the city.

    Two (of many) unique features of this city took me. The first is that the majority of the city is built below sea level. It sounds ridiculous but you rarely see the river as the levels are several stories tall and most of the buildings aren't. Built on a delta created by the river itself, there's literally not a hill in sight. The bridges are probably the highest points in town, built that way to allow giant supertankers to pass underneath. Instead of free draining storm and waste water, all of these are directed to pumping pits which pump the water back up to the Mississippi. I needn't paint the picture in heavy rain, or worse; a levee breach.

    The second is above ground cemeteries. Due to the relatively high water table, burying bodies below ground was not a viable option. Instead, bodies are buried in above ground tombs, 2-12 feet high. Each tomb can contain multiple corpses, which are entombed individually in coffins and decay in approximately one year. When a relative dies, the tomb is reopened, coffin removed, bones layed in a hole at the back of the tomb and the tomb shelf restacked with the 'new dead'. So what happened during Katrina when the cemetery was in flood? Floating tombs. Ew.

    We managed to book ourselves into a swamp tour at Honey Island, just on the outskirts of the city. Until now I struggled to see the interest in a swamp. The word itself just wreeks of awful connotations; mosquitos, mud, flies, gators, stench...I'm sure I could go on. Zapping around on the boat in the wider stretches was actually really pleasant. All the wildlife cane out to party - alligators, turtles, and a myriad of birds and the scenery was unique. Little fishing are vacation homes dotted the rivers edge to make just like the movie sets. A great way to blow out the cobwebs from the night before.

    We also visited the WW2 museum which came as a surprise in two ways. One - it was in located in Luisiana (significance still unknown), and two - it was top pick on trip advisor of over 50 museums. Needless to say it was impressive! Three buildings big with a few more to come!

    One thing I couldn't get over the whole time we were there was the infrastructure. The current population is around 450,000 people which is slightly less than that of Wellington. It'd be fair to note is was about 650,000 before Katrina but we'll keep that aside for some hyperbole. The roading network is absurd. Two to six lane freeways extend in every direction leading out of the city - almost entirely suspended. To put it simply - their whole freeway system is a network of really long to really freaking long bridges. One of the lake Pontchatrain bridges was the longest in the world until Macau surpassed it. Where these freeways converge, roads tier four levels high in numerous locations. Yet public transport is close to non-existant, and public rail IS non existant (save for the trams which have 2 short lines). It absolutely baffles me how this system stacks up, especially with the evidently large low socio economic areas.

    Such a unique city. Go figure.
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  • Day4

    Walking the Garden Distric - Part #1

    July 23 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    A ton of famous people live in this neighborhood… we took a tour of the

    -John Goodman: 2nd & Coliseum
    -Sandra Bullock: 4th & Coliseum
    -Jay-Z & Beyoncé: Harmony St. between St. Charles & Prytania
    -Peyton & Eli Manning:
    -Lil Wayne:
    -Trent Reznor:
    -Nothing Studios (Reznors Recording Studio):
    -Master P:
    -Archie Manning:
    -Aaron Neville:
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    Josh Elder

    Smokin 🔥🔥🔥

     
  • Day4

    John Goodmans House

    July 23 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 90 °F

    If Tarah is a super-fan of any celebrity, it's John-Freaking-Goodman lol.
    We walked around his awesome house in the Garden District trying to see if we could get a peak, to no avail.

    I even rang the doorbell a couple of times on his security intercom system trying to see if he was home, also, to no avail unfortunately.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goodman
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