RTW the Mississippi and the French Quarter

The river was my favourite part of New Orleans. I mean, it’s the Mississippi! It’s legendary. And the river front was usually the coolest part of town, literally, even though there is hardly any shade there. The breeze coming up from the river made sure of that. Besides, the many different kind of river craft…

RTW New Orleans plantations

The southern plantations are a beautiful reminder of the some of the darkest times in American, and global history. As I mention on my post on Charleston’s slave mart, it is inconceivable that slavery was once an accepted part of status quo. Walking around the beautiful southern cities – Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans on…

RTW New Orleans cemeteries

My six days in New Orleans passed too quickly. There was much to explore, and I also had time consuming tasks on my plate. I needed to buy summer clothes, rather urgently, as my jeans were too hot in the 30 °C weather. I also needed hiking pants in preparation for my upcoming multi day…

RTW first impressions of New Orleans

It was a long night on a bus to get to New Orleans from Savannah. As I have mentioned in a previous post, I prefer the occasional long travel day, or even overnight travel, to chopping up my travel into short stays in cities along the way. The Greyhound bus left Savannah around 5 pm, and…