Vibe the Voodoo at Marie Laveau's Tomb in New Orleans
As you enter St. Louis Cemetery #1, where Marie Laveau's tomb purportedly is, you will notice drawers installed into the six-foot-thick whitewashed walls. These drawers are actually tombs, able to fit one body at a time. Because New Orleans sits below sea level, the deceased must be buried above ground.
It is recommended that you take a New Orleans cemetery tour with a guide, as St. Louis Cemetery #1 is not located in a tourist-friendly part of town. A great guide will regale you will stories of zombies rising from the soggy swamp.
Your guide will also be able to direct you to Marie Laveau's tomb. If you are on your own, look for the Glapion family tomb marked with triple X's. Most likely, candles in powerful voodoo colours like white, red and black, will line the tomb, along with cigars, voodoo dolls, flowers, and other offerings. If you feel so inclined, ask Marie for help with a problem—whether it is making money, finding love, or hurting an enemy— and stack three pennies on her tomb as payment for her services. But be careful what you wish for; the Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau is always listening.
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