Recently I traveled to New Orleans for work. Meredith took some photos of the French Quarter. I stayed at the Royal Sonesta at a very reasonable $89 / night, which included a balcony on the corner of Bourbon and Conti.
I can only imagine what this room would have cost pre-Katrina. I figured that spending money in New Orleans was the only way to help the local economy. Once you get outside the French Quarter area things are still devastated and I didn’t have the courage to attempt to check out the 9th ward.
I finished listening to Snow Crash on audio book and was enthralled by the exciting high tech story. Currently I am listening to Adventure Capitalist which is an interesting combination of travel and investing. Mandy also gives it a thumbs up.