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5 Fast Facts About New Orleans
Currency: US Dollar (approx. $1AD to $0.70US / $1US to $1.50AD)
Approximate Distance from New Orleans Airport to city centre: 25 kilometers
Local cuisine: The local cuisine of New Orleans is a mix of West European, African, Caribbean and Native American influences. Some of these traditional delicacies include: Gumbo (variations include seafood gumbo with shrimp, oysters and crabmeat or chicken gumbo with Andouille sausage), Jambalaya (a classic New Orleans dish that consists of sausage, vegetables and a variety of meats and/or seafood with long-grain rice to absorb flavors from the stock), Andouille (spiced, heavily smoked pork sausage), Po-Boy (classic New Orleans sandwich) and Red beans and rice.
Known for: New Orleans is the capital of Louisiana and is one of the United States' biggest ports. The city was named after the well-known Duke of Orleans, and it is famous all around the world forits distinct architectural style that encompasses French and Spanish elements, it’s melting pot of cuisines, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras, dating to French colonial times.
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