New Orleans, Miami, Boston

My final 2 weeks of travelling before I have to return home. Went to New Orleans and spent a full day walking around the French Quarter seeing Jackson Square, all the old buildings, Bourbon Street and the Mississippi River with its steamboats.

Next morning was spent in the Garden District with the huge houses. Then I went over to Lafayette Cemetary – one of the oldest in New Orleans. As the city is below sea level, when they tried to dig 6 foot down they came to swamp lands so the bodies would float back to the surface. Instead, they used large tombs to bury people. That afternoon, I went to the D-Day Museum, covering both the war in Europe and the war in the Pacific. That evening, a group of us from the hostel did New Orleans by night. The aim was to see some live jazz but all the bars on Bourbon Street got very distracting. They all had live bands, so at least we got live music, but no jazz.

Next day, was very chilled out down by the Mississippi. Went to see Crash at the cinema that evening.

Flew down to Miami, the plan initially was to see the Everglades and the Keys but I then decided that I deserved a few days relaxation on the beach and round the hostel pool instead. Managed to spend 6 hours watching back to back football on the last day of the season which, seeing as Ive missed the rest of the season, I figured was allowed.

Arrived in Boston yesterday afternoon. Spent this morning following the Freedom Trail around the city from Boston Common over to the USS Constitution and the Bunker Hill Memorial. This afternoon, I went to Harvard to look round. Then headed over to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.

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