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Old 09-03-2009, 11:06 PM
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Is Baton Rouge a cool place to visit?

When I take my trip down to Texas which will hopefully be soon, I wanted to visit Louisiana and thought about checking out Lafayette and Baton Rouge just because they seem closer than New Orleans. I mean I might go to New Orleans as well but I really wanted to go to Baton Rouge...

What about Lafayette?

How is Louisiana in general? Places I should avoid/be cautious in? (besides drivers)
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:42 AM
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Lafayette is a small college town. I stopped there for a meal once. I imagine it is a sleepy but interesting little historic college town.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:50 AM
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Louisiana is a $hithole, the people are nice, the food is great and there is some cool architecture but other than that you'll be doing a lot of drinking.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:57 AM
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Louisiana is a $hithole, the people are nice, the food is great and there is some cool architecture but other than that you'll be doing a lot of drinking.
Come on now Med, tell us what you really think!
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:13 AM
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Baton Rouge is a craphole. I lived in Lafayette for a year and it was a pretty good party town back then. Lots of Acadiana Culture.
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:23 AM
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Baton Rouge is alright - I go a few times a year for the LSU games. It's nothing special. If you've never been to New Orleans, then you should go there. The French Quarter feels as close to european streets as you'll find the USA.
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:29 AM
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Lafayette, then NOLA, unless you want to try to see an LSU Tigers game. Crime in NOLA & BR can be pretty bad. Best food is in Lafayette (not a sleepy college town, center of off shore oil business & rice growing). Lake Charles has nice casinos, ok food.
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OK so lets recap

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OK so lets recap

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I left out fighting and other things that tourists should not engage in while visiting my home state. It is a sh&*hole, but one with fun activities
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Louisiana just seems awesome, I've never been to the south other than Atlanta international airport when I was on my way to Puerto Rico.

This is really lame but after watching True Blood on HBO which takes place in Louisiana, it kind of bumped the wanting to go check it out.

Is there much to do for someone who is 20 and not of drinking age? Have enough casinos in California so I'm good with gambling.. I'm down for trying out the food though.

How is New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina? Also it would be beyond awesome to drive on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge!
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Louisiana just seems awesome, I've never been to the south other than Atlanta international airport when I was on my way to Puerto Rico.

This is really lame but after watching True Blood on HBO which takes place in Louisiana, it kind of bumped the wanting to go check it out.

Is there much to do for someone who is 20 and not of drinking age? Have enough casinos in California so I'm good with gambling.. I'm down for trying out the food though.

How is New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina? Also it would be beyond awesome to drive on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge!
Due to poplular reporting, New Orleans proper wasn't hurt bad at all by Katrina. The 9th Ward and what they call New Orleans East was pretty much wiped out. The downtown tourist area is fine. In fact, several bars opened a couple of days after the storm. The Causeway Bridge is a fun drive, but long. If you want an adventure, drive over the Huey P. Long Bridge. You'll find God on that drive.
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Louisiana just seems awesome, I've never been to the south other than Atlanta international airport when I was on my way to Puerto Rico.

This is really lame but after watching True Blood on HBO which takes place in Louisiana, it kind of bumped the wanting to go check it out.

Is there much to do for someone who is 20 and not of drinking age? Have enough casinos in California so I'm good with gambling.. I'm down for trying out the food though.

How is New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina? Also it would be beyond awesome to drive on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge!
NOLA is just fine....like the PP said, just the eastern part is farked up. If you want to see True Blood like places, go south of NOLA and see some cajun fishing villages. You wont find many vampires though....

Drinking is the state passtime. most likely in most places, you will be served at your age, unless you look like you are twelve.
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Due to poplular reporting, New Orleans proper wasn't hurt bad at all by Katrina. The 9th Ward and what they call New Orleans East was pretty much wiped out. The downtown tourist area is fine. In fact, several bars opened a couple of days after the storm. The Causeway Bridge is a fun drive, but long. If you want an adventure, drive over the Huey P. Long Bridge. You'll find God on that drive.
LOL dang that bridge looks cool! I'll have to do both!
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:38 AM
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NOLA is just fine....like the PP said, just the eastern part is farked up. If you want to see True Blood like places, go south of NOLA and see some cajun fishing villages. You wont find many vampires though....

Drinking is the state passtime. most likely in most places, you will be served at your age, unless you look like you are twelve.
Cool, I'll check it out then... I was hoping I could go to Fangtasia in Shreveport but to no avail lol

I was actually hoping there was a city called "Bon Temps" but it's fictional There is a street called Bon Temps in Lafayette though lol I look like I'm 23 so hopefully there won't be a problem there. haha Louisiana sounds fun
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