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Best Breakfasts in Mobile

America does some of the best breakfasts in the world, and the best ones of all you’ll find in diners or other simple eating places. On a recent trip to Mobile, Alabama, I was able to find breakfast bliss in several places so here they are.

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Mardi Gras in Mobile

I’m feeling like a rockstar, wearing a silly costume and walking through crowds of screaming people. But they’re not interested in me, just my plastic beads, which I’m throwing to whoever shouts the loudest. Welcome to Mardi Gras in Mobile.

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On the Trail of Civil Rights in Alabama

Although Alabama wasn’t the only segregated southern state, the major battles to give equal rights to Black people were fought on its soil. Now museums, monuments and interpretative centres tell the story of civil rights in Alabama, but it’s best to hear it from the locals.

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Sweet Home Alabama

The Southern US state of Alabama can claim W.C. Handy, the father of the Blues, Hank Williams, the country music superstar, and Muscle Shoals Studios where some of the greatest soul music was recorded. Rupert Parker hits the road and lifts the lid on sweet home Alabama.

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