Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vegas, Baby!

I spent last week in Sin City. I ate too much & gambled too much.
Good times!

I'll go over some of the highlights starting with the most important: FOOD.

My best meal:

Wynn, Las Vegas

If you want luxury, look no further than the Wynn Hotel--this place is out of control. Totally gorgeous inside and out. They even have an Alexander McQueen store in the hotel--I was salivating all over the couture. I'm sure the salepeople were close to calling security.

Wynn has a buffet. The best buffet in town, obviously.
I have never seen so much selection at a buffet before--they had every cuisine you could want. And the desserts? Oh, good Lord, the desserts.
I almost ate myself to death. It was pathetic.

As I was wobbling out, stuffed I couldn't resist snapping a picture of this: 'No, Thank you, dear Wynn' I thought to myself.

The hotel with the most to offer:

Caesar's Palace

It's all about Ceasars. They have EVERYTHING. A huge amount of restaurants, shops and an endless supply of slot machines, just waiting for you to lose your life-savings. Not only that, it's just a visually gorgeous hotel.

The Lions @ MGM Grand, Las Vegas:

I hate seeing animals in captivity but I couldn't help but watch these cuties. They play like they're kittens! Surreal to be that close to them.
I hope they're treated well.

They even had two Lion cubs but my pictures didn't turn out. :( Take it from me; they were adorable.
Below are a few other shots from around 'the strip':

This shot was taken from a balcony at The Bellagio--facing Hotel Paris.

This was taken from the bridge connecting Treasure Island to The Venetian:

A view of the New York, New York Hotel:

Gondola rides at the Venetian--so cheesy! But hey, that's Vegas:

The 900 lbs. pumpkin at the Bellagio:

And my most favourite moment? After a looong day of walking and eating and shopping, watching the giant fish tank at Caesar's Palace was a nice treat.

I was trying to upload the video but by the time it loads, you could go to Vegas yourself to see the bloody fish tank.
Thanks Blogger.


quillfeather said...

Brilliant post. I am so jealous! I've always wanted to go to Vegas.

Some may think it's vulgar. Me, well, I think it looks extraordinary. lighthearted pleasure, both for the eyes and the stomach :)

The Uneasy Writer said...

It's a great city but you only need to be there a few days. Longer than that, you'll come back fat and broke.

Jai Joshi said...

I agree! Vegas can be charming but only for a few days. I was there for two days and it was enough. I didn't gamble though. It's not my style.