Friday, April 13, 2007

5 Things to do in Las Vegas

Elvis is leaving the building!! I'm going to Las Vegas baby! Wait. No, I'm not...but I know someone who is!!

I am vicariously excited.

In a few minutes I'm driving him to the airport so he can take off on what's bound to be a sense-stimulating vacation full of lights, casinos, artificial environments and life at large. I've heard of an indoor reproduction of Venice and many other sights to see. As a swap for getting him to the runway and taking care of his little monster (a cat) and a couple of fish, he's lending me his car so that I can visit nice people in Toronto. In poker terms, I'd say this is a good deal.

I offered to find out some last minute tips. Since I can't goto Vegas myself, I compiled a small list of things that I would do so that he can do them for me.

These include:

1. Goto (oh no, wait, don’t) the lobby of the Mirage Hotel, located in the centre of the Strip. There are palm trees, exotic birds, waterfalls etc. It’s an indoor rainforest!! (If only it were open to Mirage guests and others alike).

2. Eat at Emerils in the French quarter. It serves Creole food ex. spicey lobster cheesecake, warm spinach salad, and potatoe crushed farm raised bass. After dinner goto Café Coyote for after dinner coffee and dessert.

3. Goto the Stratosphere Tower, the highest US observatory where you’ll be able to see the whole city, try a reverse bunjee jump to shoot you 160 feet into the air at 45mph. If you survive that ride on their roller coaster.

4. See the Strip, especially between Sahara and Tropicana Avenues. The Mirage has a volcano that erupts every 15 minutes and Treasure Island has a pirate fight starting every 40 minutes after 4pm. (It’s best to walk the strip at night under stars).

5. Shows: a big highlight of Las Vegas is the flamboyant cabaret shows and dances, one of the most widely renouned being the Las Vegas Show Girls. There is also the Blue Man Group to be seen at Luxor and countless other shows.


Blogger Chloe said...

i'm sorry you can't go too.
have you considered becoming a travel writer? you'd make loads of money and get to stay in fantastic hotels too.

5:43 a.m.  
Blogger {illyria} said...

i don't think i've met anybody who lives so good vicariously the way you do. anything you want ME to do where i am, melting under the hot manila sun? :)

8:24 p.m.  
Blogger J said...

Hurray for Vegas! I'm being sent there by IBM in October for 2 weeks. Very excited about it. I've never been, and was never really interested in it, but hey.. it's a free trip!

9:33 p.m.  

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