New Orleans isn’t a city that hides its pride. On the contrary, it oozes from the buildings and lives on the streets. It flows through the blood of its citizens until it reaches a fever pitched crescendo, inviting all who are near to become a part of the festivities. There is love in the air here, and it takes the form of passionate musicians playing whatever they can get their hands on. It’s locals who proudly wear their fluer-de-lis and will invite you to their house for a meal soon after they just met you.