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Why Are There So Many Mardi Gras Parades?

The first Mardi Gras parade wound its way through New Orleans in 1856, over 150 years ago. Today there are, by my count, sixty-eight official Mardi Gras parades… 487 more words


The Bacchus Battle of the Bands

Mardi Gras is a season and as the weeks go by the intensity of the revelry grows. By the time the Krewe of Bacchus rolls on the weekend before Fat Tuesday, the city is alive with the carnival spirit. 158 more words

Mardi Gras

Walking Papers

This summer, New York City will host 53 million tourists. While we love the international flare and the added income it brings to our fair city, we frankly hate the crowds who seem unable to keep up with the flow. 413 more words

A Londoner's top ten tips for tourists

1. If you can, visit in the spring: The weather is mild, cherry blossom is out (April/May), the parks look beautiful and Londoners are starting to come out of hibernation to drink on the streets, picnic in the parks and enjoy the longer, lighter days. 1,275 more words