MARDI GRAS IN SHREVEPORT,LA - A Self-guided Pictorial Walking / Driving Tour

MARDI GRAS IN SHREVEPORT,LA - A Self-guided Pictorial Walking / Driving Tour

by Brad Olsen

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Spanning both sides of the Red River, Shreveport and Bossier City offer a wide range of activities. From riverboat gambling to river walk amusements, or from musical hot spots to the famous gastronomical creation called the "Muffy." Most anticipated in northwest Louisiana is the Mardi Gras season. Carnival is a farewell to flesh. A celebration of abundance before renouncing Earthly pleasures on Ash Wednesday. But not before the exclamation: laissez les bons temps rouler, or "let the good times roll!" Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," the biggest party day before the devout repentance of Lent. On the "Other Side of Louisiana," the fun-loving people of Shreveport and Bossier City celebrate an alternative version of Mardi Gras.

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BN ID: 2940014880824
Publisher: Visual Travel Tours
Publication date: 08/16/2012
Series: Visual Travel Tours , #312
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Brad Olsen is a Contributing Editor for World Explorer magazine and has written several guide books. His seventh, “Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations,” was released in March, 2007. The second edition of \"Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations\" was released in 2008 and won the \"Best Travel Guide for Planet Earth\" Award in 2010. Brad's commentaries have appeared on National Public Radio, CNN and the Travel Channel. He enjoys extended global travel (particularly to exotic locations), and public speaking on the subject of sacred places.

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