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Man Sees Map of New Orleans for First Time and Refuses to Believe It’s a Real City

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The Big Not-So-Easy

In an email to journalist Chris Rose, Judy Deck once wrote, “If there was no New Orleans, America would just be a bunch of free people dying of boredom.”

Known for its sultry, humid air, swinging brass bands, free-flowing cocktails, and the raucous allure of Mardi Gras, New Orleans is one of the most magical cities in the United States if not the entire world.

Given its unique situation straddling the Mississippi River, with much of the city at or below sea level, water has always been important to New Orleans’ history, for better or for worse. Its growth as a French and Spanish territory since the 1700s also gives the city a uniquely European feel.

For people who have never visited the Crescent City but heard about it only through stories, it’s easy to feel like the place is more myth than reality. That’s exactly what happened to one fiction author, and when he saw maps of New Orleans, he absolutely refused to believe it was real. Check out his hilarious reaction!

stressed man map new orleans

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