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Tomb of the Unknown Slave

Road Trip: Tomb of the Unknown Slave (Louisiana)

  It is unsurprising to find such a monument in New Orleans; not because it was home to slavery, because this no more true than any of the other southern states. It is because New Orleans probably had one of the most unique relationships with slavery.  Yes, it had slavery in exactly the way one might expect; […]

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Road Trip: A Slave’s Life

I wonder how many people have tried to imagine what a life of slavery must have been like. I have been confronted with slavery on numerous occasion, if you have read my other post you will remember that the most visceral for me was my visit to  Ghana. But even before I started blogging I […]

Oak Alley Plantation

Road Trip: Oak Alley Plantation (Louisiana)

  So once I got over the shock of looking at such beautiful places built on the back of slavery. I was able to once again get lost in the beauty of these amazing plantations. By far the one I was looking the most forward to seeing was Oak Alley Plantation, named after the row of […]

Evergreen Plantation

Road Tripping: Back to the Plantation (Louisiana)

The day was dreary, which I guess was befitting the mood of finding oneself going back to the plantation.  I sound like a runaway, but I was actually running towards the  plantation, several in fact.  The south has many antebellum mansions restored to their former glory. It is often a favorite pastime of Americans to […]

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St Louis Cemetary #1 (LA)

I stumbled upon the cemetery in New Orleans. I had no plans to search one out. I tend to not like the morbid, but once I found one I couldn’t not go in… It was creepy, even in broad daylight! It is surrounded by high walls, to keep people out (or in), and has iron […]

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Foodie Challenge – Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans

So this place is famous, even before I ever set foot in New Orleans I was told that I must come here. One of my besties told me it was on her personal list of – best things ever eaten. I didn’t even have to look it up on the Food Network or Travel Channel to see if I […]

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The Big Easy (New Orleans, LA)

I could easily spend a months worth of post talking about New Orleans, it probably has the most colorful past of any American city, but I will condense my thoughts on New Orleans into a post (or a few). These are my impressions… New Orleans has secrets, not the garden variety kind found in other parts […]

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Foodie Challenge: Willie Mae’s in New Orleans

I know that I said that I wouldn’t just eat fried chicken everywhere I went, but Andrew Zimmern said that this place has the best fried chicken in America. How could I possibly pass that up?!? I arrived at 5:10PM, only to be told that they close at 5PM. I must have looked completely devastated […]

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