Here's a wonderful firsthand account of a visit to New Orleans before the flood.
hat tip: Wisdom from cabbies at Semicolon.
Update: Sigh. I am informed by a friend with law enforcement experience that the couple at The Marvelous Garden blog was very lucky - that the set-up the writer describes is commonly used by cons, and the outcome is often very unhappy for the tourists involved. Most cab companies, he says, forbid the practice of running tabs to protect both their cabbies and the public, but mostly the public. So, now, we've all been forewarned. :(
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