7 ways New Orleans casts its spell

7 ways New Orleans casts its spell

Intoxicating. That’s the word that best describes New Orleans – the famed birthplace of jazz,

capital of the occult and the most distinctive and mysterious city in America.

A multicultural melting pot resting on a curve of the Mississippi River, the Big Easy was founded in Louisiana by French colonists in 1718, and makes a big impression despite its modest population of 380,000 (to put that into perspective, New York City’s is 8.4 million).

In fact, it’s like a geographical Rubik’s Cube: impossible to get your head around, a clash of influences and ideas and a rich history that’s almost overpowering.

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