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The Venetian
We didn’t have much planned for our last day in Vegas, so we were finally able to sleep in. We had breakfast in the Imperial Palace, which was pretty poor. Actually the Imperial Palace overall must be one of the crummiest hotels on the strip. Their ‘feature’ is a platform where there are imitation entertainers. It is a shame that in this city where there must be more musicians and singers per capita than any other city they are all forced into imitation, doing the same old routine every night in an atmosphere which must simply crush all innovation and creativity. Excalibur might just pip the Imperial Palace though for the title of “Most Tacky Vegas Hotel”.

 

We caught the monorail over to the Venetian, which has a large indoor mall designed to look like an outdoors twilight walk through Venice, complete with a channel and gondola ride.

Then over to New York, New York, which actually looks really cool from the outside with the imitation skyscrapers and the Statue of Liberty. We had lunch at New York, New York and went on the rollercoaster that wrapped around the outside of the hotel, Lydia screamed her lungs out and couldn’t walk afterwards.

 

After New York, New York we visited Paris, we looks nice from the outside with the Eiffel Tower, but is a trifle sad inside. Then, feeling tired from all the walking and constant bombardment with instant gratification we went and sat in the Flamingo hotel foyer, which is outside, fairly quiet and has an African-crowned crane and a small flock of Chilean flamingos.

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The Venetian
The Venetian
The Venetian
The Venetian
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