Bright light city gonna set my soul ...set my soul on fire
Las Vegas Travel Blog› entry 2 of 4 › view all entries
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.
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.
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.
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.