People from all over the world come to Louisiana for our food, our hospitality and our party-like atmosphere.

Hey, we look good, we eat good and we like to have a good time. It's kind of infectious.  However, those visiting the Bayou State notice right off that we do things a little different around here.

That's what makes us unique. It sets Louisiana apart from what some would deem "the norm."

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Of course, those just moving here usually go through a period of culture shock, but those who have only visited our great state are normally in awe of the sights, sounds, smells and the ambience that is Louisiana.

Those Who Have Never Been Here Have No Clue What Life Here Is Really Like

However, those that have never even visited often times think of our lifestyle as weird. Most think that we have to wade in knee-deep water on our way to work or school. We all know that only happens a couple times a year.

Bald Cypress Trees and other plant life native to the Louisiana Bayou.
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Worse yet, they often have preconceived notions of what they "think" life is like here, and until proven otherwise, think that we aren't quite right.

It's The Little Things That Others Think Are Weird, That We Love Best

Little do they know that it's those unique things that we are most proud of!  Our swamps, the mosquitoes, nutria rats, and Spanish moss are what paint the most vivid pictures of Louisiana, but those in North Dakota have never seen anything like them.

Take a look and see if you agree that these are Normal For Louisiana, But Others Think These Things Are Weird

Normal For Louisiana, But Others Think These Things Are Weird

While people in other states might consider these things a little weird, they are just part of every day life in Louisiana.

See These 22 Pirate Treasures Still Hiding in Louisiana

Louisiana was long inhabited by internationally known pirates including Jean and Pierre Lafitte. And long has been the legend that these pirates buried untold fortunes in unfound treasure all over the state. Just look at where some of those treasures are still rumored to be buried to this day.

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