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Old 06-19-2008, 10:00 PM
Location: The Lost City of Atlantis
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Is Lafayette anything like New Orleans?
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:00 AM
Location: Louisiana
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Nothing is like New Orleans, really. It has its own flavor. What exactly are you looking for as far as similarities. New Orleans is by far the largest city in the state, so no other city here even comes close as far as that goes.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:02 PM
Location: Lafayette, La
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no, but the River Ranch area tries very hard to emulate it. Lafayette has its own attractions and the whole Cajun French culture thing going for it and that is quite interesting and unique on its own. A fun example was at work today. I work as an assistant dispatch for a local gasoline transport firm and some of the mechanics there at the terminal a bit outside of town are true blood cajun. They brought out an accordion on their break period and broke into cajun music just sitting out on the porch. Stuff like that makes me love living here though obviously that doesnt happen everyday. However, there is no special region like the French Quarter or anything, although downtown is a nice little place to walk around. There is also the festivale internationale de louisianne that takes place around April and downtown is full of the most amazing world bands and people from all over the place.
Its by no means comparable to the Great NO, but the Acadiana area really does have a charm to it as well.
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