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  • Where else in the world can you find this?

  • Welcome to New Orleans!

  • New Orleans is different from anything you've ever seen about the United States

  • Here they have a heavy French influence

  • because of the colonization

  • But actually it's a big mix of cultures

  • French, Spanish, Caribbean, African

  • In this video I will focus on the essence of New Orleans

  • The things that you have to do and see if you have little time in town, just like me

  • The place to go is the French Quarter. This is where everything happens,

  • including Carnaval, which is one of the biggest Carnival celebrations in the world

  • You should also consider staying in this area

  • New Orleans has such a rich history that it's very worth it to go for a guided tour

  • I signed up for a free walking tour that starts very soon, here in the main square

  • and while I wait I'll go for a typical breakfast

  • Cafe Du Monde is the most traditional coffee shop here in New Orleans

  • It's basically in front of the square, and it's been here since 1862

  • But whenever you get here people are standing in line. Today, there's like 100 people here

  • So as we don't have time,

  • we're going to option number two

  • The specialty here in New Orleans is a sweet, called beignet, that kind of reminds me of a churro

  • but with a lot of sugar

  • I love it!

  • Jackson Square has some of the oldest buildings in New Orleans. That one for example,

  • that's the oldest cathedral in the United States still standing. But some centuries ago,

  • public executions used to occur here

  • Today, street artists are the soul of this place

  • As you make your way through the streets of the French Quarter, you'll see that half of our streets

  • they are named after the French royal family members, the other half after Roman Catholic saints

  • The French government needed to populate this new colony, so they issued a forced immigration here

  • They emptied out the Bastille. They forced all bad people to immigrate to the city of New Orleans

  • And this included convicts, criminals, felons as well as prostitutes

  • New Orleans has two very distinct sides symbolized by two streets that are side by side

  • Here along Bourbon Street you see the parties, the drinking, the celebrations, carnival in general

  • This was actually the red light district, and just one block away it's the opposite

  • Along Royal Street you see the nice constructions,

  • elegant restaurants, shops and galleries

  • Exactly the opposite

  • We were French for the first 40 years

  • Then by the year 1762, the French government, they were not making any money off of us

  • They were involved in a war with England known as the Seven-year war so they could not afford this new colony

  • So King Louis XV of France, he turns towards his ally, King Charles III of Spain

  • and he says: "take Louisiana"

  • So overnight, by 1762, we're Spanish here.

  • But we were never really culturally Spanish within our city, so French was our spoken language

  • The cool thing here is to wander around, get inside the shops, see the antiques, the voodoos...

  • In that day of March 21st, 1788

  • 856 buildings out of 1100 would burn down

  • here within our French Quarter

  • And in 1788 our French Quarter was our original and only portion of our city

  • We had not expanded into any outlying area

  • So that fire devastated nearly 80% of our city that day

  • By now you probably realized how unique the architecture here is, right?

  • Two other things make this city very special:

  • The music, of course! This is the birthplace of jazz

  • And also the food

  • So creole cuisine focuses mainly on local Gulf fish and shellfish

  • Cajun cuisine, pork, pork, pork, pork, pork

  • If you all were to take a tour of the swamps

  • chances are you will see wild boar in that area

  • So pork, poultry, wild game, and sausage

  • for Cajun cuisine

  • And the main difference between the two, Creoles they add tomato to their dishes,

  • Cajuns do not. Thank you very much! I just simplified everything for you all

  • The Ursuline nuns they were a Roman Catholic order of nuns that were brought into our city

  • to educate our young women

  • Also, the Ursuline nuns they were attributed to bringing in with them in the 1720s

  • what we called "Cosette girls". These were marriageable aged girls that were educated in France

  • They were brought into our city to marry some of our more affluent gentlemen

  • In the year 1803, Napoleon, he'd sell the territory of Louisiana to the United States

  • Louisiana back then, we were much greater in scale than the small state that we see today

  • the Louisiana territory encompass close to one-third of our present continental United States

  • Guys, live music everywhere! Not only jazz

  • Here they also have the oldest bar in the United States

  • and rumor has it it's haunted, so let's go check it out

  • Original!

  • Built between 1722-1732, this is the oldest structure used as bar in the USA

  • This bar here is from the 1700's

  • Still from those days of Spanish and French colonization

  • I guess we're fine, thank you

  • Cheers!

  • You can find the addresses of everywhere I've been on my blog. And also some ideas

  • of other nice places to visit and things to do here in New Orleans if you have some more time

  • Can you move, please?

  • _ "I'm not doing anything" _ "Yes, it's your shade there"

  • Baby!

  • Is that a real bride? How cool!

  • And this is not far from the New Orleans' madness

Where else in the world can you find this?

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    Linda Chung 發佈於 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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