Like promised, today's blog is going to be about my experience visiting the French Quarter in New Orleans! Like I said in my last two previous blogs, I absolutely fell in love with this city. It is extremely historic and so damn creepy, I was in heaven.
There were tons of sugar skulls everywhere that I just HAD to bring one home. I also really wanted to get a voodoo doll but I couldn't find one I really wanted. I know in my heart I will be visiting NOLA much more in the future so there's always next time!
The apartment we stayed at was built in the 1800's and it was really interesting. There were about 4 or 5 fire places on the hallway wall that separated us from our neighbors on the other side. It's hard to explain how the place was set up, but the only way I can really think of to explain best would be to think of a house spilt into two. The walls were so paper thin that we could hear pretty much everything that happened around us. I thought the place was beautiful though, the owners kept it so nice and clean and even the people before us had left some snacks and drinks in the fridge (unopened of course) that we could have if we wanted.
I'm not going to lie though I was pretty sketched out every night sleeping in my room. For some reason it really creeped me out that my closet had a see-thru door; it just kept me feeling that something was watching me in the closet all night and to make it even more creepier, there was this attic-type-thing that was high up above my closet and I still have no idea what was inside of there or what it was even made for! I wanted so badly to open it but there's no way neither of us could even reach it, this apartment had extremely high ceilings.
Across from my room was this graffiti art on the wall of a mans face. It was sweet as hell in the day time but creepy as fuck in the night. Yup, my door was always SHUT.
I took a video of a tour around the place we stayed at, but for some reason I couldn't get the footage downloaded so I unfortunately can't attach the video like I planned to.
The first morning waking up in NOLA was pretty exhausting if I'm being honest. Neither of us got any sleep because we were all trying to feel the place we were staying at out- not because it wasn't a good place or anything, but because it was just so different from home. We woke up around 9 and went out for breakfast. We were recommended to check out "Brunch at Elizabeth's" and it was a really colorful cute little place! New Orleans is considered the "dirtiest city in America" and I definitely experienced that. Not bashing the restaurant or anything, but both of my forks that they gave me to eat my food with already had left over food on it. That was something that really sickened me because I'm just SO not used to that, but I just ended up taking a fork from some other table and started eating my food I ordered. I didn't order a crazy meal or anything, I just ordered what I usually do for breakfast so I can't really say it was anything I haven't had before.
My first thought when I arrived to the French Quarter was holy shit, these buildings are SO colorful! There's tons of buildings and even some peoples houses that are colored pretty vibrantly. I thought it was so cool though, it's definitely something I'm not used to seeing here in boring old Michigan. Oh, and there's also people who play music on the streets and they truly are really talented.
We kept passing these amazing tattoo shops that I kept wanting to go in so badly but at the time, I didn't even know what I would get, I just knew I wanted something to resemble my love for the city. The next time I go to visit, I've decided I'm going to get a tattoo of the flur de lis because everywhere you look, that's what you see in New Orleans. I think it'll be perfect.
We went on a haunted ghost tour and seen a lot of old haunted houses that were located in the French Quarter! They all looked so creepy and hearing about them made the creepiness even more creepy. I loved it.
I apologize that I don't have very much details about any of this, I'm not going to lie I arrived pretty drunk and I barely remember anything the tour guide said. I asked my sister just to make sure these houses matched up with the captions because I didn't want to give false information but I also don't want to lie and act like I know everything because I really don't.. At all actually. I honestly thought I took a picture of the house that the vampires lived in but apparently I didn't, which I'm pretty mad about because that was the one I was the most interested in. Ugh.
Well, that's pretty much all I can say about my trip to NOLA. I had a lot of fun and I'm so grateful that my sister and brother in law were willing to go with me. I definitely loved it there and I still miss it every time I think about it. I'd advise everyone to check it out because it honestly is such a interesting city! It's not for everyone, but it definitely is my personal favorite!