Sorry for MIA over the last two months, but here is a photo diary of my visit to New Orleans a few weeks back for my friend’s hen do. This place definitely kept all the promises it gave over the internet and we had an amazing weekend. Going there a week before Halloween made the weekend a notch higher than our expectations.
A few recommendations: If you want to try Cajun food, Cochon Butcher is a no-brainer! Your life will be complete in this meat heaven, be it the pork, alligator,boudin or the oysters – name any meat and you will probably find it on your plate. If you wanna try the beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe Du monde and want to avoid the lines (which can continue well past brunch time), go there after a night out at Bourbon street. Do not stay in a hotel on Bourbon Street, it can get quite rumbustious and if you are female. you might get beads and cheesy pick up lines thrown at you any time of the day. But do stay in the French quarters, we stayed at the Wyndham by W but there are a lot of cute bed and breakfast places all around. You can simply spend hours walking along the French quarters, enjoying cafe au laits and people watching. The streets are always filled with unique people.
Look at us the next day! Dressed up in Bohemian theme in floral head bands just waiting to fill our tummies with a nice brunch at Mr. B’s Bistro. If you want my honest opinion, do not believe the internet on this one. It is definitely not worth the rating given but this not stop us from having mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. After all, a bunch of girls anywhere can have fun.
These are the streets of French Quarters where we roamed around for the rest of the afternoon. THe walk was quite entertaining as there are a lot of art being sold on the road as well as being performed. I guess our numerous photo sessions on the road kept the on lookers entertained as well.
The Market Cafe is another place where we parked our ass. Wine kept flowing which gave me courage to try the alligator sausage. The Gay Bar, Oz, is plenty fun for a bachelorette. Sipping Grenades and walking in the streets in Nola and the bride being hit on made our weekend.
When we left for Houston the next day, I had this place marked in head for a couple for visits in the future.
Photos by Sneha Solanki and Saumya Rana