US Roadtrip – Las Vegas

We arrived Las Vegas around 6 in the evening. It was our first time there so we were kinda at a loss. It’s a good thing that we bought a road atlas map back in California. Found it at Glendale Arcade, actually. 🙂 The car we rented supposedly has a GPS but well, I am kuripot. Stingy to my foreign friends. I didn’t want to pay $9 per day for 60 days.

Check in at the MGM was a breeze.  I couldn’t believe it considering the long line. The hotel was so big it took us time to reach our room. I booked for a king room with a view of the strip. Believe me, it was amazing. The view was superb as the lights from below shimmered.

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After a short Skype call with my family back home, John and I proceeded to the buffet restaurant for dinner. Ok, this was a long walk. A very long walk. ha ha… We had to pass through the wide casino and shops before we reached there. I did not expect that.

To my Davaoeno friends, imagine Marco Polo. Multiplied by at least 10 times its size. That’s how big MGM is. I suggest that when you visit Las Vegas, bring a very comfortable flat shoes for walking. he he…

The food was great and plenty. I had a hard time deciding what to eat because everything looked good. Seriously… lol And the Mexican rice was a life saver! The best Mexican rice I’ve eaten all over the US.

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The next day, we left the hotel after breakfast. According to my research, MGM is so big that it merited its own monorail station. And like I said, the place is indeed huge. Having a station just behind the hotel is so convenient. We just paid a 3 day pass and we were able to ride in it several times a day.

So Let me share with you some of the photos I took:

While we were on board the monorail. Las Vegas (6)   Las Vegas (10) Las Vegas (9)


Las Vegas (7)The ride looked so exciting. But I didn’t have the guts to try them. lol

The Venetian.

I loved the architecture. And the design.

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No, that is not a statue. There’s a real person behind all those paint. I admire his patience.

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The Grand Canal Restaurants.

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The Grand Canal.

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Treasure Island

They have a pirate show every 6 in the evening. It’s free so make sure you watch it when you visit Vegas. 🙂

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Planet Hollywood

We had dinner at the Spice Market Buffet inside Planet Hollywood on our last night in Vegas. The place was packed with tourists. I understood why after dinner. The food was great! Check out their Greek / Middle East counter. I loved it… And the dessert counter has a very wide selection. So if you like sweets and stuff, you will love it too. he he

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This theatre is inside Planet Hollywood / Miracle Shop area. Make sure you watch their variety show. I can’t believe how talented the actors/actresses are. Las Vegas (35) Las Vegas (36)

Wynn Hotel:

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I loved this waterfalls outside the Wynn Hotel. 🙂

BellagioLas Vegas (37)The fountain show at the Bellagio is a must see! Don’t leave Vegas without seeing it.

KA by Cirque Du Soleil is a fantastic show. We watched it on our 2nd night in Vegas. The ticket isn’t cheap but it is worth it.  Sorry, I have no pictures or video. Those are not allowed. 😦

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I made sure I had a picture here because this is where Manny Pacquiao fought. haha.. Don’t judge. I am proud that he’s a Filipino like me. 🙂

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Las Vegas is dubbed as the Sin City. But you can enjoy a visit there without gambling, drinking or doing some crazy stuff. 🙂 I guess we’re just a boring couple because we were contented with sight seeing and watching shows. I tell you though, we had fun despite the fact that our feet were hurting after days of walking.

Lea C. Walker


About leawalkerblog

Businesswoman. Realtor. Photographer. Traveler. Blogger.
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