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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

What I Learned in America: Las Vegas

Hi Everyone!

About a year ago my mum took me on a once-in-a-lifetime trip all across America. We visited (in order) las Vegas, Orlando, New York, Binghampton, Seattle and a tiny visit to LA. But first up is Vegas:


As soon as we arrived in Vegas we were greeted by a large cavern of slot machines! In the airport!!

All the neon lights, wow


Another fun Vegas airport thing is the transit train to the baggage claim. Yes, you read correctly; there is a TRAIN to the BAGGAGE CLAIM because you can't just walk 200 meters...



After a short trip from the airport to 'The Strip' we arrived at our first hotel on our trip: The Flamingo. I really wanted them to have live flamingos and I wasn't disappointed:

The Flamingo is a great place to stay, with a really nice view (or at least our room had a nice view) But it wasn't as good as our next hotel, Caesar's Palace.
View from the Flamingo

From our room we could see the High Roller slowly turning in the distance. The High Roller is the world's highest ferris wheel, so of course I had to go on it!
The view of it from the ground is very intimidating, so I put the actual ride off until the evening. Here's the day view:
*gulp* the fear!
I was nervous, but all fear disappeared as soon as the carriage reached the top:
This photo doesn't really do it justice...
So my first Eve-style tip for Vegas is: Go on the High Roller. I know that's very specific but it's an incredible experience. Even if you're afraid, give it a go. If you can't bear to watch, you can always stand in the center of the carriage with your eyes shut!

Of course there are various other specific tips I could give but they can be summed up in one: Eve-style Vegas tip 2: explore EVERYWHERE. You can discover little hidden gems all over Vegas, things that just make you smile:



















That's an escalator, a SPIRAL escalator! 



And that is indoors!


Somewhere that you will probably stumble across is the Hershey's store and the M&m's store. These are both great because America has no tax on candy because they are considered a 'necessity'!
A wall of Hershey's kisses


My mum also found the Neon Museum in vegas (their website: http://www.neonmuseum.org/) which   really took us back in time to the early days of the Vegas Strip.
Just a small part of the neon lights display
Eve-style Vegas tip number 3: Eat well, find the best food. And even if McDonalds looks very appealing...

...Always go to Denny's Diner instead!

The next hotel we stayed at was Caesar's Palace which was even better than the Flamingo.

So those are some tips from my first trip to America. They aren't from a professional but they might help you find some fun things in Vegas. 

Thanks for reading,
Eve out :3

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