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Vegas baby!!!!

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Before you go jumping to any conclusions I must point out that I was pretty sick in Vegas. And I don`t mean that I acted like a baby and was fed milk by a woman dressed as an evil goth. I mean I had a cold and was very congested. As such the raw and rotting underbelly of Las Vegas was unfortunately past my bedtime and as such you will have to do your own research on the subject. From what I saw before midnight though it looked promising if debauchery is your weekend plaything.

I originally thought it was the cold symptoms but finally realised that it was actually Las Vegas that was making me feel slightly nauseous and dizzy. It is an outstandingly weird place. Met a bloke from Poole and he does all sorts in Vegas but his main business is:

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Which is not really a job anywhere else on the planet but here it works out fine. And with that sort of attitude to spelling and punctuation who can blame him - although I appreciate that I am not in much of a position to criticise. All ended well though as his mate was a Scummer and since Pompey won the Cup Final I had no end of fun taunting him. Blue Army etc. So what did I see? The strip is always a good place to start:

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Which is completely insane. That is until your definition of insanity is forever redesigned by walking inside the casino's. Here is the lazy texans best bet of seeing St Mark's Square.

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15 minute walk past the canals to get to it. Should it ever rain in Vegas (about twice a year) there is no need to interrupt the shopping. As Martin pointed out, when the end of the world comes then the rich will all live underground in places like that. The rest of us will of course perish on the desolate tundra of the surface.... which you can also see jut a short ride from the main strip:

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Well a short ride in a helicopter. Buses are so developing world.

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Grand Canyon is quite impressive if you like canyons. Hoover dam heralded as a "spectacular financial success" has actually destroyed 80% of the wildlife downstream but who cares about such trivia. No-one around here. Anyway all thoughts of the environment are ludicrous when the backdrop is a glittering city of excess in the middle of the desert. Vegas makes no sense at all but is astonishing in every way. It's a bit like the Elvis sandwich. Peanut butter, honey and banana deep fried in a sandwich containing 4,000 calories. It will kill you if you become a repeat abuser but once just leaves you feeling sick but strangely elated.

Went to a show too, Celine Dion was sold out so got some tickets for O at the Bellagio. Quite amazing and beyond explanation. Which keeps the blog shorter.

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On the road once more. Heading to Yankie doodle dandy's northern neighbours. Always found them most hospitable previously. Alaska looking increasingly unlikely due to time constraints and lack of organisation but there may well be another opportunity a few spins from now.

Take care. Be well.

Lid

Wow, leaving the states and I almost forgot to put this picture on. Must be losing my marbles. A wave ciao in the general direction of freedom.

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Posted by lidster 16:43 Archived in USA

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