New Orleans is a city that assaults your senses. A heady mix of smells, sights and sounds, the city has a rich history and culture formed by a unique mixture of African, Spanish, French and Caribbean influences. The earthy creamy smell of crawfish etouffee mixes with the discordant clash of jazz and blues bars and college karaoke in the alcohol soaked din of Bourbon Street. A macabre fascination with death, the occult and voodoo coexist with a joyful ardor for life and food and music. There is no place quite like The Big Easy.