Winston wrote: ↑
June 18th, 2018, 8:08 am
How so? What do you mean? What happened?
Btw isn't New Orleans one of the few places in the US with real culture and friendly people?
If so, you lived in the most friendly part of the US with famous food and culture and events like Mardis Graw. And people who are easy to talk to and not cold toward strangers like in California. Why didn't you appreciate that?
I grew up there, Winston and yes, for the U.S relatively speaking, it is a welcoming place and hospitable..it's a combo of Spanish, French, African and Caribbean culture and romantic vibe, rolled up into one with a hot and humid climate. We have smaller populations of Irish, Germans and Eastern Europeans.
There is a prominent Sicilian community and people get tripped out when they realize this, as the assumption is that New York have the monopoly . Now after katrina, the hipsters moved in and the condos went up and the character of the city became diluted somewhat, in addition to a lot of locals who evaced and didn't return and I'm talking good, decent people. overall, It's probably the one or second place I would live and some of the best and richest food you will ever eat.Also, no one spazzes out when you carry a beer around in the French Quarter, but you have to have it in a cup. You should visit at least once. My only gripe with Mardi Gras is that it's not held during the warmest months and the assholes who have never been anywhere come in from other states and act like it's their toilet. Interestingly enough, N.O. locals don't frequent the French Quarter or mardi Gras.Locals tend to celebrate it inside with parties and dinners.
Now i will say, I've been to San Diego and never had any issues there, but then again, I didn't stay for an extended period. If were to live on the WC it would be baja California and I would have easier access to Thailand, PI and other parts of the FE versus the east coast where I am now and hate it...one redeeming thing about the EC is that I can get to the DR easily, as well as the rest of the Caribbean.