Monday, 8 June 2015

Las Vegas - Around The World

Years ago I remember reading how three-quarters of Americans don't have passports. While this escapes them from the horror of having to get passport photos done, it seems crazy not to have a tiny little document that literally opens up most of the world to you. Well, now I know that you can see a good deal of the world just on the Vegas strip. And also that America (even the tiny part of it that I have seen) is so awesomely varied that maybe there really is no need to brave the passport photo booth after all...

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Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge at New York New York. Quicker and easier than the time that I actually crossed the Brooklyn Bridge at midday in July. Don't do that.
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Manhattan-style buildings outside New York New York.
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The New York skyline and Statue of Liberty. And, yes, we went on the roller coaster - Mummy Lipstick came too!
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Down the strip to Egypt at the Luxor.
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It's always twilight in Ancient Rome at Ceasar's Palace.
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Venice minus the bad smell (I've not been to Venice but I hear reports that it smells bad?!). We took a gondola ride with a couple on their honeymoon while being serenaded by our gondola skipper. The outside of this hotel is awesome - exploring at 9am with no other tourists around really gave us a chance to appreciate the detail, just because something isn't "real" doesn't mean it's not amazing.
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Casual gondola at St Mark's Square inside the Venitian. It might have been the ever-present dim lighting or it might have been the frozen margarita but I did actually feel like I'd been transported to Italy here.  The ceiling was apparently re-painted three time to achieve the perfect sky-blue hue.
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Not seen a volcano erupt in real life? Me neither but the one outside The Mirage erupts on the hour, every hour.
Where's on your to-visit list? 



  1. All your Vega pictures are blowing my mind Lily!

  2. This is kind of insane but wonderful, I love the Brooklyn Bridge!

    Maria xxx

  3. Wow, I really want to go to Vegas it looks amazing!

    Tanesha x

  4. Wow, I really want to go to Vegas it looks amazing!

    Tanesha x

  5. Ohh wow, looks like you had an amazing time - that roller coaster looks super scary! xx


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