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20 June 2018

Vegas, Baby!



So after almost an 11-hour flight, and 8 hours worth of jet-lag, we finally made it to Las Vagas. First thought? 'Oh my gosh how hot is it?!'
Answer: 40+ degrees. Mighty hot! 
But oh my word it's like nowhere else. It quite literally is the super extra bright busy city in the middle of the Mojave desert. The landscape really is something to behold. They do often say that it’s a bit of a marmite city: you either love it or hate it. Personally, I think it’s rather cool! I almost feel like it’s a grown-ups version of Epcot or something.

 


Since we didn't land until around 7ish in the evening, and after such a long day of travelling, we literally just checked into the hotel and conked out. By the time I got to sleep it was around 7am UK time- I’d been up for almost 24 hours and my body was not okay with that. I need my sleep! 

But, jet lag helped the next day as we were up super early in order to get down to the Grand Canyon early. Hands down I think this is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life. We were the only ones down there for about an hour, It was breathtaking. It kind of feels like your on the surface of Mars and completely separated from all the craziness of Vegas. I would highly recommend either getting a plane or helicopter to it, the coach journey is hours. And this way you get to see it in a whole different way. If you can get there before the crowds like we did, even better. I can't express how magical it is to be the only ones there. 

 

On Friday we had a bit more of a chilled day, by that I mean not getting up at 4am. Had a bit of chill in the morning by the pool to catch some rays. We then visited Red Rock Canyon. Again, it’s incredible! As always, the photos never do these sorts of places justice, but it's such a beautiful park.


Obviously, if you’re visiting Vegas, you have to see at least one show. I didn’t get told until we were there that we were seeing the amazing Cirque du Soleil at the Bellagio. It was honestly such a special evening. We had a pre-show dinner at Le Cirque, and let me just say: wow. The actual restaurant itself is amazing, looking like the inside of an amazing circus tent. And the food... I have no words. It was one of those evenings I’m always going to remember. It was so special. 

 

To me, Vegas really did surpass my expectations. It’s really one of a kind. Then again we didn’t stay on the strip! I can, however,  understand why people find it overwhelming and a bit much. Have you ever been? Let me know what you think of it. And be sure to stay tuned to find out what else we get up to; next stop? Palm Desert. 



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  1. Your pictures look amazing! I went to Vegas when I was really small so I just about remember walking down the strip, but I'd love to revisit. It looks like an amazing place to visit! xx

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! That means a lot. Ah yes, I'd definitely say have another little visit and see what you think. We didn't stay on the strip so it was a bit less crazy and we spent most of our times going to the canyons but well worth the trip! xx

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