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    Flashing for Beads on Bourbon Street

    New Orleans and Bourbon Street in particular is known for having an anything goes attitude. This video illustrates of of the “customs” that are allowed during Mardi Gras season, flashing for beads on Bourbon Street. Is Flashing for Beads In New Orleans Allowed All Over The City?     While it is thought that “flashing for beads” is allowed all over New Orleans all of the time this is incorrect. It is not a custom or a tradition. Flashing for beads is however allowed during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter and mainly on Bourbon Street. Anywhere else in the city, you run the risk of going to jail. This…

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    how is new orleans?Current residents or tourists please?

    How is post-katrina new orleans? Can anyone tell me about the damage there? My husband and I want to come for mardi gras.Is the whole city under the curfew or just badly damaged parts?the media hasn’t really talked about. What tourism attractions are closed/open and which ones are good to see? New Orleans is healing, some parts quicker than others. By Mardi-Gras, most of the tourist-y type places should be operational. (The zoo is open, the acquarium won’t be for quite a while, the D-day museum is trying to re-open ASAP, the cable cars are operational.) The curfew was lifted last month, but there is still a very visual National…

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    Wyndham La Belle Maison for Jazz Festival and New Orleans Saints Vacation

    BOOK NOW: http://www.extraholidays.com Brand-New Stay with Big Easy Spirit. Youll really feel the heart and soul of the Crescent City at the new Wyndham La Belle Maison, located on Gravier Street in the famous Warehouse District, two blocks from the French Quarter. This original Franklin Printing Company landmark will be meticulously restored to assure you a delightful downtown stay, including an eight-story skylight atrium centerpiece, historic Crescent City décor, on-site amenities and much more. Great care has been taken to preserve the rich architectural style of the famous New Orleans Warehouse District. Creature comforts include our outdoor saltwater spa, as well as indoor delights ranging from vigorous workout area to…

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    Wyndham Avenue Plaza Resort-Stay at New Orleans Hotel Jazz Festival by the French Quarter

    BOOK NOW: http://www.avenueplazaresort.com/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=YouTube_Avenue_Plaza_Resort Wyndham’s Avenue Plaza Resort hotel keeps you close to all the New Orleans excitement but away from most of the crowds and commotion. Youll stay in a quieter area of the city that’s only minutes from the popular French Quarter. With on-site concierge service available to you, you’ll find an endless playground in “The Big Easy – world-famous for jazz music, great restaurants, fabulous shopping and unique attractions. Avenue Plaza Resort, located in the picturesque Garden District off St. Charles Avenue, offers studios and one-bedroom beautifully furnished suites with fully-equipped kitchenettes. Experience the outdoor courtyard swimming pool, with jetted soaking tub attached, on the landing to “The…

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    has anyone stayed in the courtyard guest house in the french quarter in New Orleans?

    I am trying to find out a little info about the courtyard guess house in the french quarter in new orleans. I was just trying to find some people that have stayed there and get some info. Can’t say I have but check w/ the online booking sites (i.e. Orbitz, Priceline, etc.) Its likely the Courtyard is one they offer & possible that a prior guest reviewed it. Good luck.

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    The History Of Mardi Gras And How It Became A New Orleans Tradition

    Mardi Gras When you think of Mardi Gras people usually think of New Orleans Louisiana. This was not always true. So how did New Orleans become the home of the Greatest Free Show On Earth? Well let’s go way back to the beginning of Mardi Gras. The Origins Of Mardi Gras Even though Mardi Gras is perceived to have its roots in the Roman Catholic religion, it actually dates back to the days of ancient Rome. In the middle of the month of February, the Romans celebrated a holiday they called Lupercalia. The god Lupercus was the god of fertility, agriculture and pastoral shepherds and the festival was in his…