The Gambling Game

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outside minus five bar...after struggling to enjoy the ice bar itself

My husband and I actually visited Las Vegas because we were kind of tricked into it. One day we were in a supermarket in Houston doing our weekly groceries and there was a guy who offered us trip to several different places in US for merely 100 USD. The cost of 100 USD will cover the hotel for 3 days for two of us. So i thought it was a good deal, we sign up for it.

Arrived in Vegas (The Strip area, where all of the gamblings famously taken place), yes we got the hotel all right. But we need to attend something like 4 hours presentation of a timeshare company. Mannn it was horrible. And that was not all, all along the time we were in Vegas this kind of offer pop up all the time. Where you can get cheap show ticket if you want to attend timeshare presentation where you will be forced to buy 10,000 USD of holiday timeshare package.

with tickets to Phantom of The Opera
Thankfully my husband and I were stubborn enough (and smarter enough) not to take the deal and bought the time share.

So after we were freed from the 4 hours presentation, we going around to see the strip. We bought a 24 hrs ticket for monorail so that we dont need to walk as much in the very long Strip (plus the fact that Vegas was very hot at the time we were there). We started the going around by going to Hooters, spending our 100 USD voucher which we didn't win anything, then continue to mandalay bay, to a bar call minus five. People said it is an amazing bar because it is made of ice but i was not that impressed. Beside how overcharge the bar was (cost 75 USD for getting inside and get 2 drinks), i simply cannot enjoy the very cold bar and the drink.

on the slot machine where I won 40 USD
Also, no picture allowed in the bar as photographer are available for a fee. Then we went to gamble in the Luxor where I won 40 USD out of 1 USD i put in the slot machine.

We continued walking to Harley bar to get some sandwich, and then enough time to have coffee in Bellagio while watching the fountain show at 9pm. We went back after the show and passed by The Venetian where we got ourself two tickets to see Phantom of The Opera the next day. Then we closed the day.

The next day we watched Phantom of The Opera. Was very impressive show, but again no picture was allowed inside the theather. We took a trip on the boat, just like how it was a gondola in Venice. The difference was the river bank is only going around the building. We were kind of confused whether to stay in the city or to go to Grand Canyon tour the next day. We end up staying in the hotel for a swim and decided to take Grand Canyon tour some other day. There was nothing crazy thing really with our trip to Vegas this time....or maybe whatever happened in Vegas simply have to stay in Vegas :))

We received a lot of questions while we were there

"Are you married?"

and after we said "yes" here is the next question

"to each other?"

I guess, you've got to ask....as in Vegas, you simply will never know

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