Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley)
Trip Start Aug 17, 2010
26Trip End Feb 06, 2011
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Where I stayed
We stayed at the Golden Nugget hotel located in the down town area of Vegas. For us lowly backpackers it was pretty darn flash, they even had a pool with a waterslide which ran through the middle of a shark filled aquarium, Ian and I ever the sophisticated adults went on it several times. We spent the first evening wandering around in pursuit of a light and healthy dinner, which now looking back was a little naive of us. The thing about Vegas is that everything is about excess; massive portions of food, great big canisters of drink and rather rotund people.
Vegas was absolutely baking hot, most days it reached 43 degrees, I have never felt heat like it
As most of you know I turned 29(b) whilst I was in Vegas. I woke up in the morning and was greeted with a DVD of lots of my friends sending birthday messages, what an absolutely amazing surprise. Ian and I decided to go to an eat all you can (note the use of the word 'can' substituting the word 'want') buffet in the Bellagio Casino. One and a half hours of solid eating, a 'gluttonathon' if you will. After a quick cool off in the pool and a bit of a rest we hit the town drinking cocktails on the strip and partying in Times square in the Newyork, Newyork casino. A very fun if not messy night out. You really have not experienced a bad hangover until you have one in 42 degree dry heat, in your thirties (gah).
The following day we met some good friends of ours Ben and Hollie, it was mad seeing them out of Cardiff and a bit surreal to all eat lunch in fake Paris
Vegas was great, but am glad to leave the brightlights and husstle bussle behind. Next stop San Fran.
Keep well, and for all of you who said put it all on black, pah loosers!
Sarah and Ian.