Legendary American playwright Tennessee Williams is alleged to have quipped that America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.
While I’ve never been to Cleveland, I understand the sentiment. Of all the cities that I’ve visited in the United States to date, I’d rank New York, San Francisco, and now New Orleans as my top three. Everywhere else might as well be Cleveland, at least compared to the big three.
To borrow one of Donald Trump’s favourite adjectives, New Orleans is a tremendous city filled with wonderful art, culture, and cuisine. After spending a number of days in Houston, and before we embarked on a Caribbean cruise from Miami, Mrs Man vs World and I had a terrific (another adjective that the president likes to use) time in the Big Easy.
In fact, it might even have been the highlight of our entire trip.
The weather was poor – we were there in July, during the rainy summer season after all – but besides one ridiculous drenching that we suffered on the way back from breakfast at iHop, it didn’t ruin our holiday.
As you can see from these pics, we ate a lot, drank a lot, and generally had a great time staying in New Orleans’ French Quarter…