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Las Vegas, Nevada pt. 1

My blog is like a T.V. show…both have a resting period while a new season starts — new seasons being a new school year.

My summer was exciting. During the first half of my summer I studied at hagwons but during the second half  I went to the two most exciting places I’ve ever visited (I wish my family traveled more).

The two places I visited were Las Vegas and New York!

My first destination was Las Vegas. Everything was different there: weather, food, buildings, view, transportation, hotels, etc.

First thing I noticed were the taxis, as it was what I rode to The Strip. The Las Vegas Strip is where most of the casions, hotels, resorts, and other stuff are. The taxi drivers in America always place things in the front passenger seat. I assumed it was because guns are legal there, which raises the debate on whether guns should be illegal or not, though I’m not going to get into that question…

Once we approached the Strip, I experienced first hand the view of Las Vegas , which is something I’ve only head about or seen on T.V.. The view of the hotels was mind-blowing. They were so tall, so shiny, so magnificently shaped.

The Strip..the buildings I recognize are Caesar's Palace and MGM Grand.

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My family and I stayed at the world renowned Bellagio. The first thing that came to my head was the Ocean’s Eleven series, because the Bellagio was used in the movie along with other major hotels and casinos.

It was afternoon when we checked in and so we ate dinner before going to watch the first performance of my Vegas stay, David Copperfield (the other being Blue Man Group). The show was amazing! He really is the world’s best illusionist. Being the curious person I am, I researched some of his tricks and ended up reading a very interesting article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleight_of_Hand

A video explaining.

When I came out after the show ended, it was nighttime in Vegas. Neon lights flashed everywhere. Some call NYC the city that never sleeps but maybe that saying should be the cities that never sleep and the definition be NYC and Las Vegas.

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