Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Apr 7, 2005 - Viva LAS (Las Vegas)
VEGA$ BABY! A good way to get someone out of your mind is to go to Vegas. I went for a night with my cousin Dennis. I flew Ted (United's low-cost airline), while Dennis took American (he's a mileage freak). Both flights took a quick 47 minutes, but it was good they did not depart at the same time. That gave Dennis enough time to rent a car and pick me up. But I have no idea why he rented a car. We were only going to the Strip, so that was a total waste of money. THE hotel We checked into "THE hotel" at Mandalay Bay. This was my first time...Jump to full entry
Apr 6, 2005 - Las Vegas
Anyone who has been to Las Vegas will be familiar with the following saying "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" so unfortunately thats all we can tell you.... Ok Ok we'll fill you in on some details. Vegas is a trip - one massive theme park for adults. The strip is roughly 3 miles long of wall to wall hotel / casinos - but don't think Burswood or even Crown. These hotels are massive and each has a theme: New York New York, the Venetician, Ceasars' Palace, Circus Circus, Paris, Treasure Island etc etc. They are incredibly well done with...Jump to full entry
Mar 24, 2005 - Musings at home...
"One ought, every day at least, hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words". --Goethe Although this has been the trip of our young lifetimes, we are ready to go home, For Diana, sitting with Payson and enjoying a cup of tea in the backyard is a siren song. For Chris, it's the prospect of working in a new kitchen with old and new colleagues (and getting a much needed haircut!). The warmth of the desert sun and smiling faces of friends and family are what we miss...Jump to full entry
Feb 18, 2005 - Vegas, baby !
After a day of travelling, finally arrived in Las Vegas at about 5pm. As we are coming in to land, I saw all the crazy hotels of the famous Strip and thought, this is going to be a crazy city. Guess what, it really is ! That night, I met up with a few guys from the Hostel and we went partying from 7pm to 7am ! Time is reversed here, people sleep during the day and go out at night for the party scene, it is a party night every single night of the week because people here are either tourists or business people going to a convention and then...Jump to full entry
Feb 11, 2005 - Back in Las Vegas
We had a wonderful flight from Hawaii to Las Vegas. We will be spending one night and resting before our flight home in the morning. We are staying in the Orleans Hotel. We are both pretty tired from the flight and will be ordering dinner in before getting some sleep. Nothing exciting to report. :-)Jump to full entry
Feb 9, 2005 - A Note Before I Leave
I was going to post all the photos that I have been collecting over the past couple of weeks of everyone - however, being technologically challenged, that is probably going to have to wait until a later entry. For right now I would just like to say that I will miss you all. I find it amazing that over the past four years I have become friends with such amazing people as you all. People keep asking me if I'm nervous or scared and I have to say - probably because this hasn't really hit me yet - but as of right now I am neither. I know that...Jump to full entry
Feb 1, 2005 - Viva Las Vegas!!
We planned to stay in Vegas for about four days. We got a really good deal on a hotel, located right on the end of 'The Strip', called The Sahara. It was ok but had seen better days. In it's day The Rat Pack, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe all stayed and performed there. We restricted our gambling to the cheapest slot machines and had a couple of wins, totalling about a huge $10!!!! Vegas is a glorified Blackpool but still really fun and worth a visit. The hotels and casinos are all very glam and over the top but great at the same time. We wanted...Jump to full entry
Feb 1, 2005 - More From Vegas
We are having a wonderful time in Vegas. We enjoyed exploring this incredible hotel as well as the Vegas Strip. Contentment and opulence are the hallmarks of the Bellagio luxury hotel experience. We feel so blessed staying in this outstanding AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Las Vegas hotel. Thanks again, Jerry & Kim! We had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Bellagio and walked around the lobby and enjoyed the view. One funny thing happened while having our dinner, we saw a bird flying around in the restaurant, he couldn't find the way out. I...Jump to full entry
Jan 31, 2005 - Las Vegas, Nevada
We have safely arrived in Las Vegas. We will be here for two glorious days before flying to Hawaii. The Bellagio Hotel is fabulous! I am adding pictures of the beautiful fountain from our window as well as a few from the city. We are looking forward to doing some exploring tomorrow.Jump to full entry
Jan 15, 2005 - arrived
the flight.....not an exit row seat...not an aisle seat.. seated between a couple of young women who appeared to have most of their luggage in their seat with them..from make up bags to the collected works of lonely planet... suffice to say ....its a long way!!! L A airport ...welcome to the USA...ctually very efficient...75 min from touchdown to legitimated visitor ... fingerprinted and mugshot and all... the airports efficiency seems dependent on the legions of no nonsense black and hispanic women who manouver the hordes through the...Jump to full entry
Dec 3, 2004 - Vegas, Baby, Vegas. USA.
My arrival was inauspicious, Mexicana Airlines had delivered me to Vegas but my luggage was still somewhere south of the border. Here I am, in the desert in winter 5C temps and all I have is a t shirt and shorts, fortunately the casinos do not have a strict dress code. My luggage arrived after 24hours in Mexico City and I was set to hit the city. The best news is that I am winner, three days and every time I sat down at a casino to gamble I walked away a winner. Roulette on day 1, Texas Hold Em Poker on day two and more roulette on day 3....Jump to full entry
Dec 2, 2004 - Las Vegas
Hi All To summarise, Vegas was everything we expected it to be and more. Highs, lows, tears, laughter etc etc. We arrived just after lunch time, checked ourselves in and wandered off to find some graze. Fortunately/(unfortunately), we were very close to the strip and we soon found ourselves in a casino, and then another and then another. It was actually a good first night for me cos I scored $750 on the slots and came out $500 on top at the end of the night. The next day, we got picked up for a tour of Lake Mead and Hoover Dam which was...Jump to full entry