Trip Of A Lifetime

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Las Vegas Or Should I Say Sin City

We arrived in Las Vegas where everything is huge and brightly coloured. We're staying in the Monte Carlo Hotel, which is also huge and brightly coloured. After settling in, we decided to take a walk along the strip. We figured that we could go up and down in an hour or so. WRONG! It took us an hour to walk past three hotels, including our own. I'm telling you... huge.

Anyway, we got back to our hotel to have dinner and all food in Vegas is either in a really expensive restaurant or it's a buffet. Pronounced boofet. We chose the buffet and man, that's a lot of food! We ate more in Vegas than I think we've eaten on the rest of our trip combined. Not because we were hungry, but because there was just so much choice!

Anyway, let me tell you about the hotels here. We went into only a few becuase of the distance mainly. The Bellagio is montrous, with a huge lake in the front of it. Why? I don't know. It is also incredibly elegant inside, and has one of the most amazing french patiseries in it where I bought the most fantastic chocolate creation I have ever had. Caesar's Palace takes up too much room and is in about three or four different sections. The statues out the front were enough to make you go wow.

There was also Aladdin: with it's simulated rainstorm inside the shopping arcade, Stratosphere: with fairground rides that hang over the 1100 foot tower, Paris: with it's replica Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triumph, The Venetian: with actual gondola rides, Treasure Island: with a life size pirate ship out the front, at least three different hotels with big waterfalls out the front, and the Luxor with it's giant lit pyramid. And I haven't even touched the surface!

Our hotel wasn't constrained by any particular theme, except maybe gambling. I have never seen so many slot machines! They have them everywhere, even at the airport! People are on those machines at all hours of the night, chucking their money away. How ridiculous!

Anyway, Vegas was certainly interesting but far too smokey, gambling addicted and sex oriented for us. We prefered the majesty of the Grand Canyon, which I'll talk about the next time I'm sitting at a computer.


  • Lovely!

    Did you get all the slapping of the pornographic flyers on the spruikers' hand as you passed them on the street?

    That's gotta be a highlight!

    By Blogger BEVIS, at 12:07 am  

  • Bevis, we got a little bit of slapping and it innediately reminded us of you. I think because it was only ten degrees a lot of the spruikers were inside.

    By Blogger noshie, at 3:24 am  

  • Ahh, slappin' porn. That's the stuff, eh?

    That should be enough to remind anyone of me!


    By Blogger BEVIS, at 10:13 pm  

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