Exploring the French Quarter and Frenchman's Street, looking around all the antique & vintage shops, even seeing private collections of Van Gogh, Rockwell etc, I cannot describe how wonderful an experience it truly was! The people all were super, and as usual with all cities we saw the very wealthy to the very poor, and some strange in between sights!!! I must say it was all very varied and extraordinary. Lots of it looked exactly as I thought it would with balconies and bright colours, jazz bands playing in the street and blues singers in the bars.
Well off to bed as I still have jet lag....it was worth it!