Twelve Weeks of New Orleans

Well it’s finally becoming a reality… interning for ExxonMobil… living in New Orleans. AH! The drive from Colorado to New Orleans was so long. Stopped in Norman, OK for a night before the long trek down to NOLA. The drive was beautiful though. It’s so lush down here in the South. It’s definitely very different from the Colorado lifestyle. Much more lively for sure. When I arrived at my apartment last night, I could not figure out how to open the door for the life of me. I felt so dumb trying to bust the door open. When it finally opened, I was greeted by a nice cockroach… welcome to humidity right?! I haven’t seen many more bugs since that encounter… thank goodness! This morning I went to Jimmy J’s Cafe for breakfast and then went on some errands to buy necessary items for the apartment. When I got back, there was a cat wandering in my backyard. Pretty cute, purring and stuff. Walked around Magazine St. in the afternoon to check things out. The Rum House was so crowded… definitely need to check that place out at some point. I’m glad I have 12 weeks in this city to absorb as much as I can. Can you ever finish exploring this city? There was this really cool antique store on Magazine St. There, I saw really vintage cameras and camera lenses… photography love. My mom also told me about the items she used when she was a kid growing up in Singapore. Pretty interesting stories from back in the day. For dinner, my mom and I headed down to the French Quarter to eat at the Royal House. It’s a seafood restaurant and oyster bar. Apparently oysters are a huge deal down here… too bad I’m not particularly fond of them. We ordered shrimp creole and mini crab claws. Amazing. Walking around Bourbon St. was crazy! Everyone was so happy and the energy was really positive. Party time! I think I’m going to enjoy my time down here. Looking forward to the many adventures of the summer. If you want to see the photos of my life down in NOLA, follow me on twitter at @szlphotography and on my photo blog at szlphotography.wordpress.com. I’ll be tweeting my New Orleans adventures using the hashtag #nolalife.

First Day in NOLA

First Day in NOLA