Step right up for the craziest show of your life

Trip Start Mar 13, 2013
Trip End Apr 17, 2013

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Vegas, Desert (I mean - Nevada)

We arrived in Vegas in the late afternoon and returned our car - bye bye car! We were a little relieved to be done with the driving but now we have a butt load of flights between now and home... So I am not sure how relieved I am feeling!

Vegas is a million things rolled into one. Its bright, festive, busy, boisterous, loose, exciting, awe inspiring... shall I go on? Our cab driver took us up the strip and was kind enough to share some info about the area and the sights. All up we only had one full day in Vegas to look around and experience it but we made the most of it.

The night we arrived we wandered down the strip from the hotel to the MGM Grand to see David Copperfield. That was the first of two nights in Vegas. I had been sick for two days already and could hardly stomach food let alone alcohol - so we didn't get up to any "Hangover" shenanigans!

David Copperfield was good - but not great. I was slightly disappointed by the show knowing his reputation. 

The next morning Greg got up early for his chopper flight to the Grand Canyon. As I didn't go (I wonder why?) I can't give you a lot of info. I know that the flight out took them over the Hoover Dam, he stopped at the Skywalk for an hour where they got pictures etc and they flew home. He took plenty of photos - that make me feel sick to look at - but I have put them on this post anyway!

That night we took ourselves off to the Bellagio to see "O" - by Cirque Du Soleil. The theatre is incredible - it has a built in pool with floors that move up or down for more floor space. The performers can come in underwater from off stage or come from above on any number of acrobatic instruments. Its such a beautiful show - a combination of acrobatics and synchronised swimming. We couldn't take pics in either of the shows but trust me, if you ever get the opportunity to see a Cirque show in Vegas - this one rocks!

I haven't said a lot about the cost of things compared to home. As we are dollar for dollar at the moment its easy to make a comparison on the price of things. Food in some places is ridiculously cheap - but then in others its around the same (the difference is our food is much higher quality and we expect a lot more - even with fast food). Alcohol from a bar is a little cheaper but not at the hotels (still $13 for a cocktail). From the bottle shop (or WalMart) - insanely cheap! 

Clothes - depending on the brands and where you go they are almost the same. Boardshorts are a butt load cheaper than home (Greg has enough to last him a few years now). 

Accessories - like Coach wallets etc... don't ask. They had them at Macy's for half the price I paid for mine... Devo.

Beauty products/toiletries - a fair bit cheaper - nail polishes and makeup, razor blades etc - definitely not as pricey as they are at home. 

Electronics - seam to be a fair bit cheaper. Should try and get a new damned phone before we come home... Gah.

Off to Mexico next.

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Kylie D on

Wow guys Vegas looks amazing! Glad to hear you are having a great time.

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