This is a place I have wanted to go to in my whole sixteen years - finally my parents got the hint:
|Own Holiday Snap|
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|
|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! :)