New Orleans a Piece of Paradise

Anyone Who has visited New Orleans will Probably Mentioned the French Quarter as a touristic site but from my point of view the city located in Southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River, has one of the MOST multicultural heritage That I have seen, it’s a city full of joy, music, dance, delicious food, prestigious Universities, an exquisite green landscaping, great street festivals and the Most Important, the warmth of Its people is priceless.


Arriving into Louisiana from Miami Airport was easy and fast checkout process, I met my friend Betsy Wakefield from Washington DC and after two Decades of Almost not seen each other I felt just as happy as When We Worked together at the Washington Hilton Hotel in the Nation Capitol. It was an afternoon with “Betsy-Ritas” the two of us talking acerca past and present adventures, relaxing, looking at her cat Max, a fabulous view of the bayou at sunset, good neighbors WHO smile at you all the time, and to unique parade of a Goose with mother and gooselen, I could not HAD Been a better welcome.  On Saturday, we Went to the Bayou Boogaloo 2014, a street festival with food, tents, kayak rentals, live music from the local bands: such as Eric Lindell , Indians performing with beautiful bright costumes. New Orleans its a city with multiple streets Festivals During The Entire year, offers an excellent showcase opportunity for indie artists, bands, designers, painters, sculptures, etc.
Eric Lindell Live

On Sunday brunch at Canal Street Bistro with long time friend from Panama Sandra Robinson and her 16 years old daughter Amber. I was so emotional Because it was my first birthday And Also Because The last time I saw Sandra Was in 1978 we where two little elementary school girls, together we relived childhood memories, Talked acerca beats our grandmothers; it was nice to know That I was never wrong When choosing Sandra as a friend.

Betsy, Kari & Chad fiancé hanged out with me at the world-famous Ernie K-Doe Mother-in-Law Lounge at the edge of New Orleans’ historic Tremé neighborhood in Louisiana, The outside is painted with a big mural of Urban Art and the folkloric indoor decoration with Heritage Jazz, Set Stage for New Orleans’ living legends and brass bands to come and perform. We continue our journey on Sunday Frenchmen Street, We Went to the street market, several bars and finally home to     The Praline Connection for dinner, it was just exquisite We had Cajun-Creole style food sampler with fried chicken liver, crawfish, alligator and gumbo . It was delightful, staff and clients and Wished I sang very happy birthday. Cindy and Joe I never took a picture with you! It’ll be next time, however I, I wanted to thank you for letting me borrow your bike, Andrea and Roy Also, for your hospitality, Mark Lumpkin, family and friends, Emily King for keeping traditions alive (I love birthday pin with dollars attached). My dear friend Betsy I have no words to express my gratitude.


To finish, my last day started early with a 30 minutes work out at Curves on Dublin Street, after we took streetcar exercise routine, a fun and inexpensive way to see New Orleans, the public transportation system is accessible to Loyola and Tulane Universities, it Also take you close to a great encounter with nature at Audubon Park and Zoo .


Given in Original points, I highly recommend New Orleans as a destination for your next vacation, it is a unique town in the United States with a lot to see, exquisite food culture amazing legacy, a place with people full of hope, Which has evolved in a very positive way after Suffering Almost a decade ago by the impact of hurricane Katrina …

Published by Ana Elena Sanchez

Ana Elena Sanchez, has worked as a full time journalist and on air talent for over 20 years at WSUA 1260 AM Radio Caracol Miami, La Nacion Newspaper in Washington, DC, and TVN Canal 2 in the Republic of Panama. After leaving full time news coverage, she began freelance consulting forming Anesa Integrated Marketing, offering a variety of in the public relations field. She has worked for the Government of the Republic of Panama and the City of Newark, New Jersey, as well as private corporations such as Ron Abuelo, Delta Airlines, World Trade Center Panama and in the entertainment industry, Sanchez has coordinated media tour to target the fast growing US Latino Market working for record labels, Grammy Award ™ artists and Hispanic Celebrities such as, Edgardo Franco a.k.a. EL GENERAL, father of Reggae Music en ESPANOL, and the cast of Tierra de Pasiones (Land of Passions), a Spanish-language telenovela aired on prime time and produced by Telemundo, whose parent company is NBC Universal. In addition, she has worked with art galleries, real estate companies, financial advisors, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, conferences, and outdoor events such as "Festival Calle 8 Miami", and "New York Puerto Rican Parade". She is a contributor to El Nuevo Herald, a McClatchy Newspaper, Diario La Prensa, Alma Vision Miami 87.7 Fm, Mi Voz Stereo y el Tren de la Salsa.

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