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New Orleans Mardi Gras like a local
If there are hundreds of misconceptions about New Orleans, there must be thousands for Mardi Gras. Having experienced the epic holiday as both a tourist and now a local for the last 8 years, I know tips and tricks to having the best possible Mardi Gras season. Starting first with a homemade costume, ending with total exhaustion on Ash Wednesday and waking up Thursday morning planning for the next year.
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