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haunted history tours, mediocre lunch, and The Blue Dog


Sorry no updates for a few days, have been busy, so to continue from last time...

I took the Vampire tour with Haunted History Tours and our tour guide was George. The tour was interesting because it was a mix of local history, lore, and local gossips. It was also fun because we got to stop in two bars for drinks and bathroom breaks and we got to drink and walk. I don't think I have ever drank alcohol openly while walking on uneven streets before. Definitely living dangerously...LOL.

We passed by a few houses in the french quarter that were reputed to be haunted. The fact that I have been inside one of those houses doesn't bother me as much as it should have. It was a heck of a tale to tell...

Anyway, these tours are definitely a good bargain and recommend it to all who are visiting NOLA to partake in them.

The next day, I woke up bright and early and went to the Zoombies Voodoo Shop to join the Cemetary tour also by Haunted History Tours. We are going to St. Louis Cemetary #1.

Our tour guide was Lindsay, a lawyer turned tour guide, who is very informative about the local history and notable graves inside the cemetary. Also, she provided good information about why some of the graves are buried above ground and that some graves are still very much buried below ground.

After this tour, I walked back toward the CBD and had lunch at a well known hotel. It was average at best but my waiter was great. She was great to talk to and we talked about everything from bad weather to why they have this cute dog (The Blue Dog) painting/poster on every corner in NOLA. I found out about the blue dog painting is by George Rodrigue (a Cajun artist) and the dog painting made famous by Absolut Voka in 1992.

More about my adventures in later post. Merry Christmas!

Posted by 4kitten 21:09 Archived in USA Tagged new orleans

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