New York or New Orleans?

New York or New Orleans?

I’m a little over half way through my A to Z blogging challenge and yes I’m a little behind. I have missed N & O. For N I was going to say how much joy we experienced on our trip to New York. The energy and vibe of one of the biggest cities in a very land locked piece of property. We got to dance in the rain in Times Square see works of art I’ve only read about and eat at a family diner off Wall Street. Of course one of my highlights was meeting the Love Inspired staff at the Harlequin Offices in the old Woolworth Building and having lunch with my editor. I have to say the people were super friendly and even when we got a bit confused in the subway there was always someone willing to help.

Wefoundthis gem of a family diner off Wall Street. Home cooked food with very good prices. The hamburger was 4.95.
We found this gem of a family diner off Wall Street. Home cooked food with very good prices. The hamburger was 4.95.
Lower Manhattan - I amazes me so many people can live in such a small space. It looks as if it could just fall of the little piece of land.
Lower Manhattan – It amazes me that so many people can live in such a small space. It looks as if it could just fall of the little piece of land.
In the city you can hardly see the sky. From the river it looks like another world
In the city you can hardly see the sky. From the river it looks like another world
The human spirit is amazing...you can see it and feel it in large doses all over New York, but no matter how many building we build we still are drawn to nature. Central Park is an oasis in the mist of a man made jungle.
Central Park

The human spirit is amazing…you can see it and feel it in large doses all over New York, but no matter how many building we build we still are drawn to nature. Central Park is an oasis in the mist of a man made jungle.

In the summer we were in New Orleans. A big city with a completely different feel. Relaxed, happy, laid back and ready for a good time. I’m not a party person so I wasn’t sure about New Orleans.  We fell in love.

New Orleans French Quarters
Waiting to enter the unknown in New Orleans.
Pirate Ally
On the way to Pirate Ally in the French Quarter’s of New Orleans.
There is so much art and creativity in New Orleans
There is so much art and creativity in New Orleans
ANy one who has ever been to New Orleans will tell you to stop Cafe Du Monde, any time of day or night.
Anyone who has ever been to New Orleans will tell you to stop by the Cafe Du Monde, any time of day or night.
So many shops had a cat in the window. This one was watching over a weaving shop
So many shops had a cat in the window. This one was watching over a weaving shop
You can't go to NOLA without at least one visit to the cemetery. This was taken at Lafayette Cemetery No 1
You can’t go to NOLA without at least one visit to the cemetery. This was taken at Lafayette Cemetery No 1
Taking the Paddle Boat down the Mississippi while listening to live music was a wonderful experience. Warning save your money and skip the dinner.
Taking the Paddle Boat down the Mississippi while listening to live music was a wonderful experience. Warning: save your money and skip the dinner.

We stayed in the French Quarter and walked everywhere, even late at night we felt safe.

Have you been to both of these cities? If so which one do you prefer? Have you been to one but not the other? Maybe you have not been to either. If you had to choose one which would it be: New York or New Orleans?

 

 

 

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  1. Laura Hansen

    Although both cities are lovely, New York wins for me. I love that some of the stereotypes we hear about stick (the city that never sleeps, awesome ambiance, etc), but others fall to pieces when you get to know the city (there are tons of friendly people, the food is amazing). There is so much to see and do there. Plus, the history of the buildings is fascinating. The building that houses my home office is 125+ years old. I can still walk on the cobblestones in the Meat Packing District that the old gangs of NY walked on. It’s a wonderful place to explore and learn.

    • jolenenavarro

      Just walking NW is like walking through a living museum. Next year RWA will be hosting Nationals in New York. I will be there!

  2. Renee Verrill

    Wow hard question. It has been a while but I have been to both cities and I love them both. I love NYC for the theater and shops. I love NOLA for the food, music, and atmosphere. I love the history in both places. It is really hard to pick. I think I feel more at ease in NOLA. It is easier for me to find my way around. Another thing I want to do is go to Ellis Island in NYC. it was nog open when I was there last. I know I’ll just go wherever I get a chance to go. Either would make me very happy.

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