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Spring Break in New Orleans

Spring break is a great time in the semester! it's a week off of classes that students get during the spring semester, and one of the things people do the most during this time is travel within the US. For my spring break, a friend and I decided to go to New Orleans, a city we've always wanted to visit.

One of the hardest aspects of the trip was definitely planning it, you must think in advance about what you’re going to do, how you’re going to get there, where you’ll stay and things like that. We got together to start planning the trip a month before it, which was a good idea because we managed to get everything done in advance.


On the day of the trip, of course, things went wrong! We missed our flight, so we had to get on a later one. We ended up getting to New Orleans at about midnight, only making it to our hotel at 1 am. When we got there, to our surprise, they were overbooked and didn’t have a room for us for that night! We tried to stay calm and talk to them, eventually they said that they would try to clean a room for us. The room only got clean at about 4 am! But we were so tired we didn’t even mind.


The next day is when the trip really started. We toured the city, got to see bourbon street, hear some legendary New Orleans jazz and taste some of the local cajun and creole cooking. The city is like a mixture of French and American architectures, with beautiful, small, colorful houses. The most touristic part of the city is the French quarter, where bourbon street is. We spent most of our time there, getting to know the little jazz and rock bars and the restaurants (So much good food!!).


Our trip lasted for four days, during which we really got to know and love that city. It was a fantastic experience for us, not only for the good and fun parts, but also for the planning and dealing with adversities part, which prepared us for our future trips.