I thought I’d stat off blogging with a little lighthearted information about New Orleans. I was fortunate enough to spend some time working in Bill Wimley’s lab at Tulane a few years ago and I got used to how to orient myself in NOLA. For those people visiting for the first time please note that it’s a little funny to describe directions as: North, South, East, and West. Local directions are as such:
Downtown (where you are likely currently)
Uptown (Where the beautiful Audobon Park is located among many other sights)
Lakeside (Towards Lake Pontchartrain and, in my opinion, very good seafood restaurants)
Riverside (Towards the Mississippi, scenic views, riverboat tours and outdoor places to relax)
Hopefully this provides you with a little bit of orientation and ability to interact with the residents of NOLA to determine where you want to go!