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Worlds apart from New Or­leans but just a short drive away, Ca­jun coun

try (p. 51) is al­most a state within a state, com­pris­ing 22 parishes in the south­west por­tion of Lou­i­si­ana. Take a group of Nova Sco­tians and Québé­cois dis­placed by Canada’s French and In­dian War dur­ing the 1750s, add a hand­ful of Na­tive Amer­i­can tribes and a sprin­kling of Ger­man im­mi­grants, and you get the rich cul­tural mix that is Aca­di­ana. With the bustling city of Lafayette at its cen­ter, it’s easy to ex­plore the hun­dreds of tiny towns that dot the re­gion. From the low rolling hills in the north to the muddy bay­ous in the south—and all the craw­fish, boudin and zy­deco be­tween—a visit to Ca­jun coun­try is well worth a day (or two) trip.

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