There's nothing like the city of New Orleans because it has a spirit of its own. There is a dark side to New Orleans that a lot of people all around the country tend to relate to. The music here is unbelievable, there is nothing like that brass sound. Not only is the music bluesy and sultry and makes you feel like you're a part of something but the food makes you feel just as comfortable. New Orleans has a unique atmosphere and I've never been anywhere quite like the home of the saints. This city is full of artist and creative people. People doing art in the streets and sharing art with each other. There's a sense of community here where people have come together to help each other even when they don't have very much to give. Mardi Gras is a special time of year for all of the locals here in New Orleans and tourist from all over the world come to experience it. Everyone is sharing beads and trinkets colored gold green and purple. Everything seems to have some symbolism and meaning. I can't wait to come back and visit.