Emergency hearth and ambulance: 911
Emergency police: 911
Native legal guidelines and etiquette
Tipping tradition: 15-20 per cent in eating places; $1 (approx. 80p) per drink in bars
Public transport: Patchy bus providers, however the streetcar traces run extra effectively (norta.com)
Taxis: United Taxis are the most important and most dependable firm. Round $36 (£28) from the airport to downtown.
Etiquette when self-driving: Common US driving guidelines, you’ll be able to flip proper at a pink visitors gentle offered there isn’t a oncoming visitors and no contradictory signal.
Greetings: Handshakes, cheek kiss, hug. Common western customs.
Any atypical legal guidelines: Ingesting on the road (from plastic cups) is completely authorized. Public urination is closely punished.
Public shows of affection: No restrictions inside cause.
LGBT+ journey: Very liberal, particularly within the French Quarter the place a lot of the homosexual bars are situated.
Basic factors of security: Take taxis at night time, particularly into residential neighbourhoods. Preserve to most important streets when strolling. Don’t show apparent indicators that you simply’re a vacationer (digicam, Mardi Gras beads out of season, and so on.)
Flight time (from UK): 9 hours
Forex: US greenback ($)
Worldwide dialling code: 001
Paul Oswell is a journey author and moved to New Orleans twelve years in the past to save cash on attending a number of festivals there yearly. When he’s not planning his Mardi Gras costumes, he’s consuming out across the Marigny and the Bywater or looking for an amazing crawfish boil.