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New Orleans - Party town.
2004-06-22 15:29:00
New Orleans is famous for it's Mardi Gras and all the bars on Bourbon Street.
When a town has a reputation like New Orleans, you just can't let it down. It's a town with a spesific known street, Bourbon Street, and it consist of only four things: Bars, Strip Clubs, Restaurants and Mardi Gras shops. The street seems to be endless. We startet off pretty well, just walking around having a couple of beers here and there. That was before we figured out that a lot of places had a kind of happy hour that meant three beers for the cost of one. A Karaoke bar was the first to offer three to one, and we embraced it with enthusiasm. Little did we know that some hours later we would hit the stage and sing Karaoke. The first one up was the brother of Lars, a truley Iglesias copy, quickly followed by his acquainted Jon, and then at the end Lars and Odd singing 'I got you babe'. We have to mention that this Karaoke incident happened at 2.30pm. That tells the most about this town. Of course we managed to take care of the more serious holiday issues as well. We visited cemetery no. 1, and cemeteries are quite special in New Orleans as the city itself lays below sealevel, people are not buried 6ft under, but rather 2ft over. Strange enough, one of the first graves we noticed was a Norwegian one.

From this cemetery we took the trolley to town. It was a cheap and slow trip, but quite recommendable. As we walked towards the St. Louis Cathedral by the bank of the Mississippi river we watched a steamboat enter harbour. The area surrounding the Cathedral was pretty nice and a lot of people selling art and beeing fortune tellers had their place here.

We also tried out the local drink named the Handgrenade, supposed to be the strongest drink in town.Odd together with Mr. Grenade himself recommend it.

Thanks to knowing people who are living in the area, we where taken to a restaurant in nowhere land. It's name was Dick & Jennys and we had to wait for a table for one and a half hour with reservation. It was worth it. The restaurant is truly a gastronomic orgasm, and you just have to make a visit if you're in New Orleans. It's just faire to give you the adress, because otherwise you would probably not find it: 4501 Tchoupitoulas Street, (504) 894-9880.

Some of us also had the privilege to experience a live concert with a band named 'Molly Ringwalds', and that was truly amazing. If you ever hear about them, expirience them !

Thanks to Jon, Todd at Hyatt New Orleans for making our stay such a tremendous experinece.
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