More on Learning a Language and New Orleans, Louisiana – Episode 8

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The Amateur Traveler continues the conversation about why you should learn a language or at least learn some of a language before traveling.


This episode also talks about travel to New Orleans. Hear about the French Quarter, great places to eat, the D-day Museum, and the Battle of New Orleans battlefield.


If you have have been to New Orleans then you too may have tried the very traditional snack of a beignet at the world-famous Cafe du Monde. As you can see from the photo the correct way to eat a beignet (fried dough liberally covered in powdered sugar) is bent over at the waist. Or at least this is the only way we found to eat them without ending up covered in powdered sugar.

Cafe du Monde has burned down (I am going to guess in a grease fire) since we were there but has been rebuilt. They are also well known for their coffee with chicory.

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eWeek – T-Mobile Opens Wireless Floodgates in New Orleans
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New Orleans Pictures
Popular Mecahnics – New Orleans is Sinking

Internet Resources

Red Cross


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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

2 Responses to “More on Learning a Language and New Orleans, Louisiana – Episode 8”



Seems like a broken link…..

Wont work through iTunes either πŸ™



Oops. I switched how I published the blog this week and the links on this page seemd to have screwed up in the transfer.

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