Wednesday 3 August 2011

Greetings From Vegas!

I'm having a great time on honeymoon!  We're half way through our time at Las Vegas and I can honestly say that I've never been anywhere like this before.  I'm loving the tackiness of it and how everyone is happy or at least seeming to be having a great time.  It's more of a theme park than a city, but a very luxurious one

We're staying at the Venetian hotel, which as you might be able to guess from the name, contains a replica of Venice.  Earlier today we rode on a fake gondola whilst being seranaded by an opera singer, which was quite the experience!  We've also enjoyed the Luxor hotel (Egyptian theme, the photo shows me by a statue outside of it) and the shark exhibit at Mandaly place.

We have gambled a little bit but I've not been very lucky - my biggest winning was 72 cents.  Tom on the other hand turned 1 cent into 10 dollars on his first try!  He should have gambled a lot more, that's a great winning as a percentage.

Tomorrow morning we're getting up very early for our Grand Canyon tour so it won't be too hot when we're there.  The heat is definitely oppressive here, it's like a giant heat blanket outside.  I always imagined America would be similar to England but so far it's been a bit of a culture shock.  But then Vegas is hardly typical America so I'll reserve judgement until I see a bit more.

Hope everyone is OK, and reading some great books :)


  1. Sounds absolutely amazing, am so jealous!! I hope you have a blast!

  2. I have relocated three times within the USA and it has been major culture shock every time! I'm glad you started west and are going southeast; thats like the friendly trail!

  3. Noia, we're having an amazing time, it's definitely a trip of a lifetime.

    Jenny, I suppose you're right, I just keep forgetting how vast the US is. And everyone is very friendly compared to at home, the service in restaurants is very good.

  4. Sounds like you're having a blast!
    Hope you enjoyed your Grand Canyon tour :)

  5. Sam...congratulations!!! You look great. Vegas is tacky, but we love it too. Have been there about 4 times. Have a wonderful time.

  6. i'm so glad that you loved las vegas, as it is one of my favorite cities in the world! what's really funny is that vegas off 'the strip' really isn't as tacky and is a totally different experience! i'm so glad that you had a wonderful honeymoon and am glad that you enjoyed the states! :D i'm surprised you had time to read!