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My Urbanist’s Guide to New Orleans – Gumbo, Mardi Gras and All Dat Jazz

OK. This is a shameless plug for my New Orleans urbanist’s guide which recently appeared on The Guardian of London’s website. Your humble correspondent was requested to do a post for their website. Came out pretty nice, if I do say so myself.

My Urbanist’s Guide to New Orleans – Gumbo, Mardi Gras and All Dat Jazz

Here is thy humble reporter, Richard Bienvenu, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi.

Here is thy humble reporter, Richard Bienvenu, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, taking the required ‘selfie’ for The Guardian.

As I report in an excerpt from the piece on The Guardian site:

A joie de vivre is our way of life here. Very different from any other American city, it’s been said that if it were not for New Orleans the United States would be a bunch of free people dying of boredom.

If there were any words that would best describe the attitude of New Orleans it would be “laissez les bon temps rouler” which means let the good times roll. It seems that there’s always something to celebrate, and there is never a lack of something fun to do. With beautiful parks, a world class zoo, great public transportation and year round festivals this place would be paradise if it were not for the sweltering summers.

So go there now to The Guardian and check out what else I say about the good, the great, and the not so good about the city. You know you wanna know more about this urbanist’s guide to New Orleans. It’s a way to be informed and…of course… impress your friends with your NOLA knowledge.


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