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  • I was traveling from Costa Rica to Nebraska to see visit my girlfriend. She lived in Lincoln at the time. My plane had to stop in New Orleans. I decided to stay 3 days in New Orleans and then fly north.

    Bad planning and bad luck made me loose a great student discount I was going to get at a hotel near Jackson Square. At midnight, just a few hours after arriving, I saw myself standing in the street with no place to stay. I panicked.

    I stopped a taxi driver and told him "Take me somewhere cheap where I can stay the night." It was a big mistake.

    Five minutes later I was standing in front of a Motel, trying to negotiate a decent price with a not so friendly lady.

    Ten minutes later, after finding out that the lock on the door didn't work, I was trying to move all the furniture in the room in front of it, to provide me with some security.

    Thirty minutes later I was lying in bed, hopelessly trying to relax. The wild and loud sex that was happening in the room above me did not help. It was loud. It was wild. It lasted ages.

    The next morning after praying and asking God for help I called this place I found in a little New Orleans book I was carrying. I received my miracle. The nicest guy answered the phone. I told him about my bad luck and my current situation. He said "Come on down here, I'll give you the same price you're getting at the Motel." The guy was an angel or something.

    I wish I could remember the name of the hotel. They're great!

    After moving to my new residence it was all great. I went walking outside and started to relax. I stopped and asked a policeman where I could get a decent meal. The guy told me to walk a couple blocks to a place called "Johnny's Po Boys". The cop was from Panama. I liked him.

    It was greasy as hell. Everything had bacon and mayo. It was great. It was the beginning of some of the best 3 days I've had in my life.
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