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Old 12-03-2021, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Does Montreal have a raucous and raunchy Mardi Gras like New Orleans?
No.

Though Quebec City's winter Carnaval does coincide with Mardi Gras.
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Old 12-06-2021, 05:43 AM
 
Location: ottawa, ontario, canada
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Does Montreal have a raucous and raunchy Mardi Gras like New Orleans?
only when the Habs win the cup, so no not really
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Old 12-06-2021, 08:29 AM
 
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only when the Habs win the cup, so no not really
Yes, in 1986 and 1993 their last Cups, there was some rioting and vandalism.
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Old 12-06-2021, 04:22 PM
 
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Cool, only than in Montreal you can walk around without worrying that you'll get stabbed or shot by some wacko.
You listen to much media. Your chances of being stabbed or shot in New Orleans are probably the same as being hit by lightning 3 times in a single day. New Orleans gets 20 million tourists a year, while Montreal got 11 million in its best year.
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Old 12-06-2021, 05:04 PM
 
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That doesn't make it less dangerous.

Rio de Janeiro gets probably three times the number of tourists from New Orleans, but it's hardly a safe city.
What is the matter with you? It is only dangerous in your simple mind, because the odds of something bad happening are so low! Also, you are a total joke about how many tourists Rio gets. They got 1.25 million international tourists in 2019. Now how many did they get from Brazil itself to total the 20 million tourist New Orleans gets, let alone 3 times as much as you claim? Where is the 3 times as much as New Orleans, show me!

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Old 12-06-2021, 06:10 PM
 
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New Orleans: 193 homicides so far in 2021 for a city of 1.2 million

Montreal: 36 homicides for a metro population of almost 4.5 million.

Not sure what your definition of "low" is, but saying that New Orleans is not dangerous is living in denial.

https://www.nola.com/news/crime_poli...90c23241b.html
You are talking about 193 homicides, when 800,000 people died of covid in the USA. Now figure 193 people, and 20 million tourists! Most of those 193 homicides are between people that knew each other. I will continue to travel to the great city of New Orleans and feel perfectly safe. You can be the big loser and be left out of one of the world's most fun cities!
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Old 12-06-2021, 06:24 PM
 
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LOL!

Most homicides around the world are between people that knew each other, but the possibility of being a victim in New Orleans is higher than most American cities, let alone Canadian ones.
Go away!
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Old 12-07-2021, 12:35 PM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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I think I'd take a visit to Montreal over New Orleans any day. Montreal sounds more civilized. I've never been to New Orleans but have heard plenty of stories from friends who have visited there. New Orleans' Bourbon St. area sounds like its a raucous dream destination for rowdy alcoholics and defective party animals wanting a gathering place to all congregate 24/7 and be vomitous together. A place that encourages people like that to go there would be a nightmare for me.

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Old 12-07-2021, 01:18 PM
 
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I think I'd take a visit to Montreal over New Orleans any day. Montreal sounds more civilized. I've never been to New Orleans but have heard plenty of stories from friends who have visited there. New Orleans' Bourbon St. area sounds like its a raucous dream destination for rowdy alcoholics and defective party animals wanting a gathering place to all congregate 24/7 and be vomitous together. A place that encourages people like that to go there would be a nightmare for me.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPQIfN1D5xA
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Old 12-07-2021, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I didn't expect to like New Orleans for all the reasons Zoiste listed. I'm not a party animal. But I absolutely loved it years ago when I was there and yes, I knew it was a dangerous city and I heard racist things that made my toes curl. In spite of all that, I just loved it and would go back again in a heartbeat.
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