Las Vegas. Wow.
Quite the assault on the senses! Didn’t really know what to expect. Hotel we are in is really nice, 4*, but it was kinda of like staying in Ibiza! Huge pool parties, incessant music. But the other part of the hotel is really nice and sophisticated. Guess it is symbolic of Las Vegas generally, a contradiction.
We are staying in the older Downtown area, where Las Vegas grew up, and where the original casinos like the Golden Nugget are. It is next to the Fremont Street experience, a bizarre covered pedestrianised area where everywhere weirdo in Las Vegas seems to like to hangout! You can zipline down the street, have a photo taken with a Chippendale and walk around drinking copious magaritas!
The main ‘strip’ is more upmarket, if that’s possible! Again loads of people walking around drinking alcohol which is something I have never experienced before. The highlights for me are:
The Bellagio fountains – very impressive
The Weirdness of Fremont Street
The overwhelming neon