When I journeyed to NOLA, I stayed in a friend’s house there. Before I began my trip[, she gave me a few simple pieces of advice.
“You can get killed there really easy and really fast and you’re too old to run like a damn fool. Don’t carry money, only ID and a little bit of money so you have something to give them if they rob you.”
She also cautioned, “Don’t go on the other side of St. Claude. If you go east of there, you’re in trouble.”
It turned out that spent a good portion of every day I was in NOLA east of St. Claude, because that’s where the gutter punks live.