Monday, December 7, 2015

Tennessee: a Few hours in Memphis

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Memphis-- not only it is the largest city in Tennessee, this city is named "Home of the Blues". One interesting fact is: Elvis Presley used to live in Memphis (Graceland , to be exact.)

Beale Street

Some people calls it a tourist trap, while some think it is brilliant. Tourist trap or not, this is a street you cannot miss on a trip to Memphis. The street comes alive at night when the neon lights start lighting up the street. There are dozens of bars and clubs lining the street where you can also enjoy live music. Most of the restaurants have late night working hours, some even open until 5 a.m.

Peaboy Hotel
This is one unusual attraction near Beale Street. The Peaboy Hotel is made famous by the ducks in the hotel lobby fountain! The ducks will

Graceland is the home of Elvis Presley, "The King of Rock and Roll". People-watching is especially fun during January and August (Elvis Presley's birth and death week) when fans dress up like the King to pay tribute.

Blues City Cafe
The cafe is located at a corner of Beale street. After a hearty southern country meal, go to Jean Paul's Last Call bar next door for live music! Recommendation:Fall off the bone tender ribs, Mississippi fresh catch, stew.

Southern Cooking at it's best!

1. It is very hot and humid in Memphis during the height of summer. It is better that you avoid July and August.
2. Memphis is considered 3rd most dangerous city in the US. So be alert, don't venture into the suburbs alone. It is best to stay on the tourist path, as policemen patrol quite frequently in downtown.

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This post is based on my personal experience. 
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