This tour was awesome for multiple reasons. We originally had to reschedule because of a torrential rain storm that came in, and the guides felt bad and gave us recommendations for how else to spend our day. Their food recommendations were great. Be sure to ask when you book for their suggestions so that you can take full advantage of them.
The actual tour was great (and I had a head cold - so exercise should have been miserable!). We started by touring the 8th ward and then Saint Roch cemetery. The guide stopped and explained the 8th ward and how it was impacted by Katrina. They pointed out the symbols on the houses that the Coast Guard painted after inspecting the houses. As with any NOLA cemetery, Saint Roch was awesome.
From there, we moved on to the 9th ward. We had to cross a bridge that lifts up for boats to go by underneath it. This in itself was an adventure. We weaved through stopped cars and jumped to the front of the line. Our guide instructed us to go fast and move on to the bridge before it was even all the way down. This way, we could avoid being ran over.
Stops were frequent and the history was rich. We toured some Eco friendly homes being built, went to the House of Dance and Feathers, ate at a po boy shop... It was great. Most people are too scared of the 9th ward and this is a fantastic way to explore it. Because its on bicycles on the main streets, I wouldn't recommend it for small children. Otherwise, it's a great tour for anyone.
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