Las Vegas #2 – The Strip

The next few days in Vegas we just wandered up and down the strip. I think we went in to around 90% of the casino’s and had a cheeky gamble and drink in each. Incase you don’t know, as long as you are sitting at a machine you are ‘eligible’ for free drinks. You just need to flag down a barstaff and order any drink you’d like and it’s complimentary. The hardest part is to find someone to order from but if you just tip generously they tend to come back pretty quick. There are dozens of casino’s so you just have to find one with an ambience/ decor you like. Some are cheaper to gamble in and are typically filled with younger crowds in their sweats and then you go to say the Bellagio and find people in suits betting thousands on the blackjack table.

New York New York was definitely one of my favourites to gamble in as I liked the openness of the whole casino area oppose to other casinos where it feels like a bunch of rooms put together. I guess I also felt kind of homesick for the big city? Which is weird as when I’m in NYC I’m trying as hard as I can to get out haha.

Shows wise we saw Elton John which was so good. He kept standing up after every song and bowing which was pretty weird but I guess he’s a Sir so he can do whatever the fuck he wants haha. We saw him in Caesar’s Palace which was a beautiful venue and also has an incredible mall area with a moving sky ceiling and fountains everywhere. There are tons of places to go shopping in Vegas so don’t feel like you have to go there. We also went to see Tournament of Kings which is just like Medieval Times apparently. The food was nice but very filling and the entertainment was pretty good. We were on the evil team so it was fun getting to be ghoulish and mean to all the ‘good’ actors. If everyone watching it is up for having a laugh and getting involved then I think it’s definitely worth it.

Free-wise there are shows along the strip including The Mirage Volcano and the Bellagio fountain. You have to definitely see the latter of the two. Something about shooting water timed to music is ridiculously cool. Whenever I see a fireworks show and it matches the music I get excited so seeing water splash around to Beyonce’s Halo was wicked. It happens every fifteen minutes at night so you really have no excuse to watch at least a few of them.
I wish I had more things to show you but like I said, we really didn’t take that many photos. We just spent most of our time in front of the slot machines, drinking or feeding our faces at buffets. Vegas kind of feels like Epcot in that you’re wandering around from place to place experiencing different cultures and atmospheres, just with more of an adult-rating. I’d definitely go again as it is such a unique place where walking down the street with one of those giant slushy-cocktails is considered the norm – and I like that just fine haha.

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Day Out - Cinque Terre

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Jerusalem - Old City

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Day Out - Makhtesh Ramon

Tel Aviv - Places to eat and drink!

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Day Out - Caesarea

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Day in the Life - Tel Aviv

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Day Out - Sherwood Forest

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Let's go! - Zurich

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Zurich - In the city

Day Out - Harry Potter Studio Tour

Let's go! - Japan

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Koyasan

Kyoto 2

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Tokyo & DisneySea

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Boston - What to see and do!

Seattle - What to see and do!

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Adventure - Alaska 2015

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Whittier - Glaciers, Bears & Whales

Anchorage - Outside the city

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Denali - ATVs, Huskies and a Moose

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Little Rock - What to see and do!

Oklahoma City - What to see and do!

Kansas City - What to see and do!

St. Louis - What to see and do!

Memphis - What to see and do!

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Montreal - Food Walking Tour

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