cajun hot tub, slidell, lousiana. honey island swamp is home to one of the most interesting communities in the south, the cajuns. the name cajun comes from ‘acadian’; these people trace their roots back hundreds of years to the french-speaking people of acadia (part of canada). the culture has contributed much to the fabric of new orleans, from their music and culture to their language. fishing is essential to their way of life, and people park their shrimping or fishing boats right outside their home – which, hopefully, is raised high up on cement or wooden pillars.