Sunday, 30 October 2011

I'm Baaaack :)

I'M BACK. Okay, so I didn't advertise that I was going away apart from if you stalk me on Twitter (slightly scary thought there...) but I did. And I didn't go just anywhere. Well, it's a place which takes 11 hours flight from where I am right now.
This is a place I have wanted to go to in my whole sixteen years - finally my parents got the hint:

Own Holiday Snap
Yes, the one and only Las Vegas - or Sin City. It is an interesting place I must admit with the cheap tacky buildings mixed with some lovely hotels that I would seriously think about living in if I could.
Now, for those that live in America, you will know that Obama visited Las Vegas to do some talk on housing.
Oh yep. Well, I'm sitting in a traffic jam trying to get back to The Strip, which looks onto the airport. Suddenly, we see this huge line of about five black cars. Then, a bigger one, a couple of police cars, an ambulance and then another black car bringing up the rear. This was indeed Obama. I kind of feel privileged to see him (even if far away and not quite face to face) but still. This guy runs a country, which is pretty cool. And personally (sorry if I offend anyone but I am English and don't know EVERYTHING about this guy), I quite like him. 

Sorry - anyway. That was my highlight of the week as well as seeing the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam which are both equally breathtaking. Absolutely stunning and beautiful. I never knew America could be this beautiful and natural. I mean, I've only been to the tourist states really - LA, New York, Florida - so this was such a surprise. It really reminded me of Spain or the south of France. I can't describe how amazing it looks without you seeing it live. 

I didn't stay in the BIG hotels or anything, just a quiet apartment that we rented at the back of The Strip. I did however do every single free thing in the hotels and have a look around - from volcanoes, dancing fountains, moving statues and even lions - Las Vegas has, well, a lot of entertainment. I loved it there, it was so lovely there and there is always something you can be doing. 
Here are some pictures I thought you might enjoy:

Hoover Dam from above
Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
New York New York hotel

Casino at Caesar's Palace...

Fountains at the Bellagio

Me improvising with the camera at the Las Vegas sign
Have a great week! :)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You are so lucky! The pictures are fabulous, I'm glad you had a good time! :)

    I think I'm going to post your guest post on Thursday, if that suits?

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