All of us (almost) has a facination about Vegas. We see gold falling from the sky, a neverending strip of joy and lights.
I came, I spent and I left. Leaving slightly bored to be honest. Perhaps Vegas is not meant for singles but for doubles, triples or groups.
Many i have spoken to after, specially backpackers such as myself, all have gone to vegas but none leaving impressed.
It was a nice vacation but since I dont really gamble nor do much clubbing (im alone:)) what is there left for me to do?
I went with a friend to do a helicopterride over the hoover dam and grand canyon. THAT I believe is the greatness of Vegas. the colours of the mountains coinciding with a sunset was amazing. I was in luck as well cause the moon that was rising was a proper wolf moon. For some reason it was closer to earth and appeard much larger than normal. trying to take a picture of it sitting in the helicopter showed to be quite a mission. We flew over the Navajo indians territory and the pilot explained to me that many people who get bored of the strip in vegas take a car or hike out into the desert into their land to meet them. This lit my inner fire and I decided I would attempt such a mission.
I failed blatantly! I didnt even manage to find proper information about the trip and where to go. Would be foolish of me just to hike out with a liter of water and a small backpack, not knowing where to go. Tempting to see where destiny or chance would have guided me. But I decided to play it safe and hang by the pool.
I went to one exibition and one show. the exibition was "Bodies". Where a german doctor has disected many different people to show us the insides and functions of the body. INTERESTING! it truly was.
Then I went to see the musical. The Phantom of the opera. Astounding! The music is amazing, the scenes were amazing and how they could create such a world right infront of my eyes. Note to self: go and see musicals more often.
There are so many talented people in vegas. In the hotel Venezia you have a long river flowing through the hotel, on this river you have gondola rides. The men and women working the gondola rides all have amazing voices. Singing as they row along the river to the end and back.
Basically, like we all knew before we even have set a foot in vegas is that Vegas is a show. A grand show where ever you place yourself (on the strip).
Singer, dancers, entertainers inside, outside and all around the touristy areas.
I do have to say though, standing in my room in the hotel on the 46th floor overlooking Vegas at night, surpriced me. Vegas lights spreads like an ocean over the desert with an end that you can not see.
Larger than I could comprehend