As the saying goes…. Viva Las Vegas!!!
Never did I think Las Vegas would be among some of the places around the world that I’m itching to visit. It has never been on my travel wish list as it’s not my ideal travel destination and the fact that it doesn’t also appeal to me.
How wrong was I?
My idea of Vegas altogether was not what I experienced at all. As a matter of fact, I loved it and had a blast. What was meant to be a 24 hour stay (I was there for work) turned out to be 48 hours due to flight cancellation and made the trip even better. I had fun exploring the
wonderful fabulous and the weird and wacky stuff Vegas had to offer. I was amazed to discover there’s something for everyone especially if you’re not into gambling, clubbing like me which what Vegas is well known for.
what I loved most was how vibrant the city really was. It must have been down to all that colour and life I saw along the strip, coming from incredible tall and huge hotel buildings, each one came with its own theme, based on some popular cities around the world eg. Paris, Venice and New York.
The excitement started after I woke up in the morning to this view when I opened the curtain. The Vegas Wheel in sight from my window, along with a skyline showing the Venetian, Harrah’s, The Linq and Palazzo Hotels.
I’m glad I brought my tripod and camera along this time in case of I discovered any blog-ouftfit-worthy-location to shoot as I don’t usually do on work trips. I set up my camera in the morning as I’ve been meaning to do a #robeselfie for a while. The selfie didn’t turn out great so work I produced this staring-out-of-the-window-shot instead. I basically redecorated the room for this shot.
Most of the sightseeing I did on was on foot. I left my hotel without asking for any directions at all and took off like Dora the Explorer and trusted my instincts when I saw ‘ The Caesars Palace Hotel’ in a short distance. So I walked in that direction in hope to discover and figure the rest of my tour as I had no plan in place. My no plan/itinerary worked out great and just went with the flow. The top 3 things I wanted to get done by the end of the day was visit the strip, take a picture under the ‘welcome to Las Vegas’ sign and a most important of all, visit one of the premium shopping outlets. I managed to do everything and more.
Enough chatting, here’s what I captured on my unguided tour around Vegas in my 48 hour layover.
The Mirage Hotel with a volcano and fountains
The Venezia Hotel with its own bridge, an in built canal and gondolas just like the real Venice.
Treasure Isand– Cirque de Soleil
The Flamingo Hotel
I was excited to find the ‘Flamingo Hotel’ had a little garden at the rear with actual wildlife habitat showcasing some flamingos on site.
Excalibur Hotel & Casino
Mandalay Bay Hotel
New York New York Hotel
A bit of Thailand
The Last Dinner- The Mac and Cheese Burger at Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar
That’s All Folks!!
Whaddya know? Viva Las Vegas left a good impression on me and can’t wait to go back sometime soon.
Have you been to Vegas before? What did you like about the city and if not, I hope these pictures make you want to go and visit someday.
Thanks for sharing the experience with me.