ITIPress – Angelica Velasquez
The destruction and flooding brought by hurricane Katrina
was the worst tragedy in American history. Surprisingly, not only is the
city of New
Orleans in its re-birth stages. The important port city of
New Orleans, which lies
adjacent on the shores of the majestic
Of course, it is difficult to find words to describe the
devastation in several areas that are accessible by taking the hurricane
Katrina tour. However, one must mention that the beautiful French Quarter
was untouched by the destruction together with other important sectors of
this city. Just like in the old times, tourists can walk or go via
carriage through The French Quarter and enjoy the architecture,
the museums, get a taste of the unique cuisine and cocktails, savor their
coffee, appreciate the diversity of the French Market and from there, take
the Streetcar which will take you to different stations and interesting
locations like Jackson Square, “Plaza de España”, the World Trade Center
and the River Walk.
It is also quite exciting to visit the
Mississippi river by
steam boat in order to be a witness to the importance of New Orleans
within American history in the past and also in the present. During the
escape filled with the best jazz music as background, those that are found
on board will get a view of the huge cargo ships around the world,
refineries and sugar plantations. The ferry also continues its activities
of transporting motor vehicles from one side of the river to the other.
As an alternative, the city also offers a TV channel called
NOTV which operates 24/7. Through this channel, visitors have
access to the multiple possibilities for entertainment.
And nothing detained the Mardi Grass event. February 11 of
2006 gave start to Mardi Grass with the “great parade”, and as always
reflected, ironically through masks and colors, the criticism to the
situations of the moment with Katrina as main theme.
New Orleans is a place
to visit today and in the future; not only because of its rich history and
culture, but also in order to collaborating directly with its revival
after surpassing the unthinkable. Its tradition is like no other. Its
importance due to its geographical locale allows it to have one of the
most important international ports. Oil, sea food, coffee and sugar are
just some of the products that maintain permanent circulation. There is an
abundance of reasons to visit the magnificent city of New Orleans.
At the same time,
New Orleans is a city
where visitors will take with them invaluable lessons based on the painful
tragedies caused by Katrina.
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"Sometimes adversity is
what you need to face in order to become successful." -
Zig Ziglar (1926-) American master sales trainer, author, motivating