Chips and Choppers

Trip Start Jul 27, 2004
Trip End Dec 21, 2004

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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Oh my god Las Vegas is mental, when we arrived at Caesars Palace hotel the reception area was a small part in the casino, in fact all of Las Vegas is a casino, the whole place is neon and flashing !!!

Caesars Palace is absolutely beautiful it is huge and has its own shopping centre within it, with shops like Burberry, Louis vuitton and Gucci but Kerry was not allowed to buy anything. Our Room had his and hers bathrooms and a huge television and as we are on our honeymoon we got upgraded and free wine !!! It also had a view of the pools (count em 1234) and the Bellagio water fountain display thingy which was spectacular.

First day absolutely shattered, jet lag or something, so we spent most of the time asleep - by 7pm we were in bed. In fact most of the time we have been here we've been tired.

The heat is astounding - even at night its about 35 degrees, thank god for air conditioning. On the second day we ventured into the heat and down the strip - stopping off at every opportunity for a blast of air-con. Went to about 5 hotels - if you can call them that, each hotel is more like a mini resort with casinos, theatres and shopping centres. Went to the Mirage and saw dolphins, lions and tigers - in the hotel!!! The Venetian (based on Venice, funnily enough)even had a replica of San Marco & gondolas which went through the hotel - the inside even had a sky painted on the ceiling. Also went up the Eiffel Tower, that's right folks they have a half scale replica of it.

Next day went on a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon. Paul was absolutely bricking it before boarding at the airport - to the extent that he was willing to cancel & lose the $800 fee. However by the time he got on he loved it. Kerry on the other hand who was really looking forward to it, ended up reaching for the sick bag (she didn't follow through)and felt horrible the whole way there & back. The canyon itself was amazing (can anyone look in a thesauras & find synonyms for the words amazing, fantastic and wow coz we're sick of using them about this place)even being there we couldn't comprehend the size & scale of the place. Anyway it's very big & we had a lovely champagne breakfast.

That evening we went to the Treasure Island hotel and saw the Cirque Du Soleil, they are amazing, the things they can do with their bodies should be illegal, they are so strong and graceful that everyone in the audience were astonished. it was quite an expensive show ($95 each) but well worth it and a very enjoyable way to spend an evening, even Paul enjoyed it and it was a musical with dancing !!!

Well before we left Las Vegas we had to do some serious gambling so we wnt on the 25c slots and ended up $1 in credit !!! We hadn't a clue what we were doing and did not even get any free drinks but it was funny none the less. Now leaving las vegas for los Angeles and will be in touch soon. xxxxxx
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abigail galang on

Oh my god.. That place is a paradise. i wanted to come there also. me and my hubby wanted to stay there even for a weeks. That place is awesome and you have a nice pictures too

ivy on

this is totally awesome. We will come there soon..

Rosal on

My family spent 3D & 2N in Caesar Palace Hotel, so sad that is not enough to tour the whole place or rather the whole casino's.. lol.. I'll make sure that I'll come back on the entertainment capital of the world next year!

Public Relations Student on

My parents got me a trip to vegas for my birthday, and it resembles your itinerary quite closely. I am very excited to see Cirque De Soleil, I can't wait. Nothing compared to my excitement to take the helicopter ride over the grand canyon. I will be leaving on the 15th of December, which will leave me just in time for the Beer Pong olympic challenge. I am not big on gambling, and truth be told, I have never even purchased a lottery ticket. But even with your inexperience when it came to gambling, it seems like you had a great time. I am hoping for the same type of experience. All the best in your future travels.

byron on

Vegas is beyond fun, and if you know where to look, not as expensive as everyone thinks. From the $7.99 steak special to all the free shows around town, there truly is much more to this place than just gambling. Anyone looking for las vegas hotel just needs to look around a little bit and see what is out there.

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