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13 June, Day 1 back in US-Las Vegas

Vegas where everything is big

Yesterday afternoon we arrived at the Holiday Inn Vacation Club. It is in Koval Lane ( only here could a lane be 6 lanes of traffic wide). This resort is set on 19.5 acres and is just behind Harrahs which is the place we stayed last time. Harrahs is right on The Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard).
Holiday Inn Vacation Club Las Vegas

Holiday Inn Vacation Club Las Vegas

The bellman said there was a good Italian restaurant in the street behind us so (foolishly) we decided to walk. City blocks here are very, very large. On the way we abandoned our interest in Italian stopped for dinner at a Mexican Restaurant. The Italian Restaurant turned out to be just behind our hotel but a 1.6mile walk away.

The one bedroom unit we are staying in here is huge by any standard, starting with a bathroom larger than most living rooms. We have two 50 inch flat panel televisions if we want to see what's happening in the outside world.

Today's plan was to sleep in, have a leisurely breakfast then wait around for one of our two large ports to be delivered. United Airlines left one behind in San Francisco. The port turned up this morning.

We caught the shuttle around to The Strip. The Venetian is just a half block away but it wise to catch a shuttle or taxi here. Here are a few photos to show what the Hotel Casinos are like. Some of them have in excess of 6 000 rooms and are really like underground cities with all services available.
The Venetian - walkway to lobby

The Venetian - walkway to lobby

The Venetian - walkway to lobby

The Venetian - walkway to lobby

Venetian Poker Machines

Venetian Poker Machines

Tonight we went to see Human Nature again. They were just as good the second time round.
Human Nature at The Sands Room at The Venetian on The Strip

Human Nature at The Sands Room at The Venetian on The Strip

Human Nature at The Sands Room at The Venetian on The Strip

Human Nature at The Sands Room at The Venetian on The Strip

Tomorrow night we have booked to see Cirque de Soleil Love (The Beatles). It is on at The Mirage. On Saturday night we have booked to see Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace. This is an absolutely huge place with replica Colliseum and The Trevino Fountain. It is very easy to get lost. All of these places are architect designed to make sure whatever direction you take you are sure to have to go past poker machines and gaming tables.
Replica Trevi fountain inside Caesars Palace

Replica Trevi fountain inside Caesars Palace

Posted by Kangatraveller 23:26

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