Mardi Gras unmasked
I am writing to you from New Orleans, in the heart of Louisiana, USA – in the midst of Carnival season! It's the time of year when giant, gorgeous and elaborate floats sail down the streets.
The Deep South – known for its fried chicken and waffles, gospel choirs and strange billboards. On one side there’s Miami – with its glitzy South Beach clubs, Cuban coffee and shopping malls. On the other side there’s Austin – the world capital of live music, weirdos and BBQ.