Friday, October 14, 2011

Vegas baby

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Vegas is a big kids playground. I have never experienced anything like it from the craziness of the casinos to being able to drink alcohol everywhere and anywhere. I can completely understand why a lot of people retreat here for a holiday. For me though I was more interested in lazing by the pool and, reading a good book and catching some sun after a long winter. That’s not to say I wasn’t completely mesmerised walking down the strip, margarita in hand. My friend joked ‘Why travel to Europe when you can experience it on the Vegas strip.”


I meet some interesting characters in Vegas, one afternoon a young couple came and asked me if I could tell them where the monorail was after saying I didn’t know where it was the girl looked at her boyfriend and said “Oh she doesn’t speak English let’s ask someone else.” It was very odd because I am sure I was speaking English haha. I was also asked by another guy if Australia was an island near Texas? I have to say though everyone was really friendly and all the staff at our hotel (the Excalibur) were very helpful.

We spent two days in Vegas and then headed off on a tour of the Grand Canyon. It was such a surreal experience; the scenery is just breath taking. The thing that struck me about it was that it was hard to perceive the depth of the Grand Canyon as you looked out towards the horizon, it looked like a 2D painting. It really is something that is so hard to put into words or to capture in a photo. We were actually lucky to make it to the Grand Canyon as our tour company was shut down when we got to the park as they hadn’t registered their vehicles properly. Luckily another tour company felt sorry for us and got us back to Vegas, luckily you can look back at these things and laugh.

I managed to spot two Vegas brides which made my day, though I felt a little sorry for the one who was sitting up next to her new hubbie looking bored while he played the pokies. I gambled a whole $5 in my time in Vegas and walked away with $50, I lost more money at Forever 21 then the tables and I am quite ok with that.

Have you got any crazy Vegas stories? I would love to hear them.

24 comments:

  1. Great pictures! Vegas seems like such an experience. I would love to visit

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  2. Haha sounds like you had an awesome and interesting time in Vegas! :D
    Love the pictures.

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  3. I spent about $5 on pokies there too! I love the place though.. I loved the buffets too:) I married George Clooney at the wax museum! I don't even like George Clooney, haha.

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  4. i'm so glad you had a good time! i'd be annoyed too if my new husband was gambling instead of hanging out with me! the last time we were in vegas we partied a little too hard, but it was a blast! it really does feel weird walking down the street with alcohol!

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  5. I am so glad you are loving the States! Vegas is seriously one of my favorite places. I'm like you - I'm much more interested in lounging by the pool and going out to dinners! It's seriously the happiest place on earth.

    I have lots of stories, but they aren't very blog appropriate! :)

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  6. It looks like you're having an amazing time :) I would totally freak out if I had no way to back to the city but you seem to have kept calm! I have been asked if I'm Australian or Irish many times since I arrived in America! Some people seem to have a tough time adjusting their ear!! I have always wanted to go to these places... I think I'll have to save them for my next trip. Glad you're having fun! xx

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  7. I don't have any crazy Vegas stories, but it sure does look fun! Thanks for your comment! <3

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  8. Looks like you're having heaps of fun! Glad you made some money ;)

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  9. Look at you and the Grand Canyon! Awesome.

    I've never been to Vegas. I'm one of the only people around here I know who hasn't been. I work with a girl who goes every single year! (it's like a 2-hour flight, and you can get some amazing deals from Victoria to Vegas, hotel included...)

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  10. So glad you made it to Vegas: party city of the U.S. :) Your pictures are gorgeous! I especially love the one of you sitting out on the cliff in the Grand Canyon.

    I can't wait to hear about the rest of your U.S. adventures. :)

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  11. You sitting on that cliff looks scary! I'm glad you had an awesome time. I would of spent more money shopping then gambling too. It looks like a giant playground!

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  12. Beautiful images! You are so lucky to have been to all these amazing places:)

    Chrysa
    Stories and Sequins

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  13. wow, great pictures. My husband and son was on a trip to US and they were in Vegas just 1 day ago. I heard they went crazy with shopping. I have been to LA but not vegas. Looks like you had a great time!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog ! Have a nice weekend!

    love,mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  14. That is some crazy beautiful landscape. I don't think I'd be nearly as close to the edge but those pictures sure make a really beautiful impression.

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  15. What gorgeous photographs! Odd people though Australia was by Texas - that's somewhat worrying on their count!

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  16. I didn't gamble AT ALL in vegas! Le sigh.

    The grand canyon is pretty amazing isn't it!

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  17. this is SO amazing love! I am soooooo happy you had a fantastic time in the states! :D:D everything looks so WOWEE and you look so happy! Gorgeous pics! X

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  18. this is so awesome! you are so lucky to have gone, the pictures are amazing :) hahah I don't think I would of had anything to say after being so confused from that couple lol.

    xx thanks for the comment sweets :)

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  19. It sounds wonderful. I love hearing your experiences and seeing your gorgeous photos. It looks like a fantastic place to visit just to see the more colourful characters. Haha you weren't speaking english.

    At least you spent more money in a shop and got something out of it instead of losing money at the pokies. x

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  20. I wish I had ANY Vegas stories :D Sounds and looks so cool, so big thanks for sharing this! :) xoxo

    Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  21. AMAZING! Those photos are incredible. You look like you had so much fun!

    x Jasmine

    PS. You don't speak English? Haha!

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  22. haha you must have a really strong Aussie accent for those people to think you don't speak English. And Australia is the 6th largest country in the world so I am surprised that person thought it was near Texas. May be it was your strong accent again. Kidding. Maybe the guy was drunk or perhaps he's looked at a map maybe once in his life. Sounds like fun though and it does look like a big playground. And I think You're really pretty and love that black top.

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  23. Aaaaah, Las Vegas! Home of my favorite band The Killers!

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  24. Vegas looks like so much fun! I can imagine that one can meet strange people over there. Fear and loathing in Las Vegas

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