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Freemont St, Las Vegas

I decided to go to Vegas by bus rather than fly as I wanted to see the Mojave desert from the ground rather than from the air. It's also a lot less expensive than flying but on reflection I don't think it's worth the saving as the service is atrocious and the attitude of the staff is deplorable. My bus was over 2 hours late in leaving and when the driver turned up his 1st few words were 'If anyone wants to complain about the bus being late then you can get off the bus and walk to Vegas!'. Needless to say no-one complained loudly after that. The buses are also old and not very clean, the loo was like something you'd see in the Black Hole of Calcutta, so I don't think I'll be repeating the Greyhound experience.

Arrived in Vegas and was immediately impressed by the place.

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Some may say it is over the top but in my opinion the hotels are modern day marvels and works of art. Each one is different and I happily spent my time there exploring them as they are like mini towns once you get inside. The one I was most impressed with was Caesar's Palace. The amount of marble and statuary used in it's construction is quite phenomenal and is definitely worth a visit if you ever go to Vegas.


Booked a day trip to the Grand Canyon and I have to say no matter how many times you may have seen it in photos or in movies nothing quite prepares you for the spectacle and grandeur of this place. It is very humbling to see what Nature is capable of. There are 4 rims to view the Canyon from (North, South, East and West) but the most popular one, due to its better views, is the South Rim.

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This is where our tour went and the views across the Canyon are truly awe inspiring. Some people like to hike up and down but I was quite content just to be there sitting on the rim taking it all in. On the way we stopped at the Hoover Dam for awhile and this man-made marvel is also amazing when you consider it was built during the Great Depression without the aid of computers etc. The Dam provides power to over 25 million people all over the West and South-Western states and has an art-deco look about it.


Did the night-time helicopter ride over Vegas which was amazing also if a little short, you barely get 10 minutes air-time but then again this was probably a once in a lifetime trip so it had to be done. One thing I noticed about Vegas is the amount of open prostitution available, there is a truck driving up and down the Strip 24 hours a day advertising 'Girls to your room in less than 20 minutes' and also lots of Mexicans handing out cards on the street with a similar theme.

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You can also see the 'working girls' in the casino bars at night. They're usually better dressed than the tourists, who usually just wear t-shirts and flip-flops. I always thought this 'profession' was illegal in Nevada, but the police must just turn a blind eye as they have better things to be doing I'm sure. What goes on between 2 consenting adults should be their own business in my opinion. Have to mention Margaritaville, which for those who don't know, is a bar themed upon the Jimmy Buffet song of the same name. 'WASTING AWAY AGAIN IN MARGARITAVILLE ...SEARCHING FOR MY LOST SHAKER OF SALT ' Great bar for food and drink and just a general good time. Check out the hourly dip in the giant Margarita by the bikini clad hottie!
Have to say I really enjoyed Vegas despite its kitchiness and is a place I would definitely go back to someday.
Next stop Salt Lake City.

nicolecarp says:
I had to laugh for your Vegas review then going to SLC, quite a difference huh. The mobile billboards of the so called 'hotties' is more directed to strippers and not hookers but I wouldn't doubt illegal activities. It's still illegal in Vegas but if you go to Pahrump it's not.
Posted on: Aug 10, 2009
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