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A Day in NOLA

By Zim Ugochukwu

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A few weekends ago, I found myself lost in NOLA..and boy, was it a delightful treat. I spent the day exploring the French Quarter, mesmerized by the architecture of this incredibly rich culture. Engulfed by the beauty of this sleepy southern belle, I stopped frequently, alternating between my DSLR and iPhone, to take pictures.

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After walking through what seemed like endless corridors in the French Quarter, I headed back to my beautiful hotel, The Saint, a few blocks away. On the breakfast menu of the restaurant located downstairs was an item that I couldn’t easily pass up — encrusted french toast.

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After my encounter with this hearty breakfast from Tempt, I marveled at the view of the main street from my room.

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Most of the day was spent galavanting around the quarter and hopping in and out of small restaurants & shops. While it isn’t my first time in NOLA, it was my first time exploring the downtown area. After spending some time out, I made my way back to the hotel to spy on some of the Saint’s presidential suites. They were quite impressive.

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From the hearty hellos to the mild feel of the French Quarter, I left NOLA wanting more. More food, more music and more culture. Although my day in New Orleans went by fast, I anticipate a return relatively soon.

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Zim Ugochukwu

Zim is an avid photographer, visual storyteller, classically trained pianist, junk foodie, vegetarian, and occasional building climber. She is the founder & CEO of Travel Noire.

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