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Well yesterday was a pretty hectic and knackering day. We spent the night drinking in Miami till 1, and i had to be up at 4am. i made it up, to catch a greyhound to fort lauderdale for the flight. This twas a bit of a nightmare as the bus broke down, so we got in late. Was a slight rush, but got on the plane to charlotte north carolina, ric flair country WHOOOOO! I kept an eye out for naitch but he must have stopped his meets and greets at the airport. Had to wait for a couple of hours, hunted down the lads who were flying to memphis and said our goodbyes (Though they looked to pleased for my liking ;-) ) Twas a four hour flight to vegas, got chatting to a really nice couple from nyc. They gave me lots of tips and the guy shared his subway with me, so he obviously knew the way to my heart. It has olives and tomotoes in but I was too polite to take them out so choked it down. Got in to vegas for about four, and shuttled to the only hostel on the strip, which is actually not on the strip, just outside, but there you go. Got greeted by a very nice isralei guy who works here, and by very nice I mean he was an arse wipe. He kept us waiting 15 mins while they 'changed shifts', and then bored us to tears for 20 minutes about the no mark activities around here before letting us get our keys. The german girl I was with who I just met had her sleeping bag taken off her by him, in case it 'had fleas', absoloutely ridiculous. Fleas dont travel on clothes, do they eddie?! Ha ha.
Anyway finally got checked in, came down and met a few people. A nice couple travelling, and a nice guy from wakefield who turns out was in my room. Got on well and went to a poker tournament at the sahara. (20 pounds mum....only one I promise) Lasted a few hours before I lost, but I had a good time and a few people hated me at the table which means you are a good player if you dont say anything.
Came home and met an aussie girl who is staying in my room, called adrina. Chatted to her for a while (She called me matthew the pom and I called her adrian the drongo), andy cam eback and got to sleep by about midnight, which meant I was up for 22 hrs including the time zones. They were up at 6am, and theres two gay guys in a private room attached to ours so in the end i got woken up about 5 times, so wasnt best pleased. I think when they came back at 3am I was having a dream I wasnt sposed to be there, and I vaugely remember getting up in my boxers and going outside, realised it was my room and went back in. Scary! So I woke up at about 11, and went down the strip. the heat is stifling in vegas, it is intensley hot. Was about 100f (35) today, it made my shoes melt a bit, no exaggeration. I wondered down the strip, which is two miles long, taking in everything and stopping off at all the interesting places. Got a bus to the rio, which has the best food in town apparently. Had a buffet and 5 glasses of drink, was lovely. Food from every part of the world. Sat next to obnoxious nobbers, who genuinely demanded a female waitress as opposed to a waiter. Ridicuolous, they were angry about it.
Waddled back and went to the grand, and luckily caught the tigers in the entry. They were outstanding, there is an observation tower, and there were two attendants playing with them about 12 inches above my head, scary. Went down to the luxor, and went to an arcade for an hour, which i enjoyed. Got the gus back and it was 7pm! I am tired, but am waiting for andy and adrian to get back from the canyon tour as we are going out, with maybe a few other people. Theres a place that does 99c margharitas (ridiculous) so we are doing that then going to a club or something on the strip, should be ace.
They have asked me to get up at 11am to 'check out' and change rooms but I am boycotting that and have decided to sleep in and screw and boo if they wake me up, hungover strutt=not very nice, cant wait!
P.S Apologies if you fell asleep during this, twas a long one.