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Old 01-16-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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New Orleans and the part of Southern Lousiana reminds me a little bit of Florida with minor variations. To me, the humidity of New Orleans and Orlando are similar (very humid) but my seem different those from either one of the cities or who have visited the areas.
On my first visit to New Orleans and my wifes hometown of Cut Off I thought the EXACT same thing. To me, It was Florida circa 1987. Atleast in terms of developement, climate, and the nature surroundings.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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how so? in terms of development
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: IA, but in my heart New Orleans
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I live just outside of NYC in northern NJ and have been here all my life except for college in upstate NY and worked in NYC for many years. I can make NO comparison between the cultures/people or accents of NY and New Orleans - they are each their own species and completely individual. From my experiences, NYC people are busy doing their own thing, they don’t have time to get to know you or care to for the most part, doesn’t mean they’re not friendly or rude, just not on their agenda – I did manage to strike up a conversation with a very friendly woman sitting next to my BF and I at a NYC bar this past summer, it turned out that she was originally from Metairie. Outside of NYC in smaller towns further out and upstate, the people are much nicer but I wouldn't call them friendly, it seems that people around here tend to keep to themselves more – if someone is being ‘too’ friendly, the natural reaction is to think that they’re weird or want something. New Orleans, in my experience is much more open, people are very friendly and genuinely interested in conversing with others - laidback is definitely the best description. Naturally there will always be people with attitudes wherever you go, I did find people in Baton Rouge to be even more friendly than those in New Orleans though.

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My online friend is from Metairie- she's very friendly, and outgoing and says so are other people in N.O- Metairie- that's just the culture there. So I find your observations very true.I'm from the midwest, and people in the midwest are more like the way you describe people in NY as being, so for me too, the culture of New Orleans, and people being friendly and open is much different than the midwest where people tend to keep more to themselves.I've never been to N. O to see for myself- but it is not from lack of wanting.

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Old 01-19-2009, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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My online friend is from Metairie- she's very friendly, and outgoing and says so are other people in N.O- Metairie- that's just the culture there. So I find your observations very true.I'm from the midwest, and people in the midwest are more like the way you describe people in NY as being, so for me too, the culture of New Orleans, and people being friendly and open is much different than the midwest where people tend to keep more to themselves.I've never been to N. O to see for myself- but it is not from lack of wanting.
I was just in New Orleans last weekend celebrating a roommates Bday. From my past experiences around the area, the people are not only friendly, but of very fun character. While walking in the French quarter, we were approached by a woman in a fake NOPD outfit. At first we were a bit scared, but when she began issuing citations for "having too much fun in the French Quarter with 4 handsome guys/beautiful girls" I knew it was just another great New orleans native demonstrating why that city is so fun to hang out in. It turned out to be a Katrina fundraiser, and we got hats in return for a small donation to the cause. I really love New orleans for things like that. And you can find something to enjoy around just about every corner. I highly recommend you visit it at some point in your life. you wont be disappointed.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I recently moved to Shreveport/Bossier City (Northern LA) from South Florida...

Shreveport/Bossier seems like Texas to me. While I haven't met many people here other than my co-workers, I feel that this area definately has a great cultural influence from Texas.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I recently moved to Shreveport/Bossier City (Northern LA) from South Florida...

Shreveport/Bossier seems like Texas to me. While I haven't met many people here other than my co-workers, I feel that this area definately has a great cultural influence from Texas.
Absolutely. Having lived here most of my life, I agree. While we have "some" Cajun restaurants, crawfish, and a hockey team called the "Mudbugs" (that's crawfish, for those who don't know) most of our influence definitely seems to come from Texas in my opinion.

Oh, and welcome to Shreveport-Bossier. I hope you're enjoying living here.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Oh, and welcome to Shreveport-Bossier. I hope you're enjoying living here.
Thank you for the welcome.

Initially, I was a little taken aback by the slower pace compared to the Tampa/St. Pete, FL area that I'm from but I got used to the changes. It's now nice not to wake up from gunshots or have hookers and homeless on every corner. The people here are friendlier too... Back home, it was creepy if strangers in stores started chatting with me - here, it's common and friendly.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Soon to be Monroe, LA
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I am leaning going to Hammond, LA. Is it a nice laid back town?
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Old 02-04-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Soon to be Monroe, LA
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Haha as soon as I wrote that I got my scholarship to ULM. Ditto the question above for Monroe.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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On my first visit to New Orleans and my wifes hometown of Cut Off I thought the EXACT same thing. To me, It was Florida circa 1987. Atleast in terms of developement, climate, and the nature surroundings.
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Haha as soon as I wrote that I got my scholarship to ULM. Ditto the question above for Monroe.
Congrats on the scholarship, so will it be ULM?
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