Walking along Las Vegas
Las Vegas - the legendary and unique city, entirely dedicated to relaxation and entertainment. Hotels, casinos, restaurants and all kinds of shows. It is a city which is sure to want to come back ...
Imagine without his famous Vegas hotels is simply impossible. Not only that, somewhere to live, so also all the big casinos are located exactly at the hotel! The best restaurant in the city and at the hotel, so stroll on the famous Las Vegas Boulevard, which the locals call simply Strip.
This is the largest hotel in the world - MGM Grand. Now his championship contested by some bungalows in Malaysia, but new areas are built in the MGM, so I'd still consider the most-most. I lived it here, and I came to Vegas for work. So the room before the conference in the same hotel I had to walk for 25-30 minutes! Imagine a hotel of this size?
On the contrary MGM Grand and New York - New York is worth a strange dreamlike hotel complex Excalubur. Originally built for a family vacation (fairy-tale was meant more for children), he quickly changed the landmarks just on medieval interiors and entertainment. It turned out to Vegas with children are reluctant to go - they do not give parents a break away
at Ceasars Palase view. Each hotel in Vegas - hotel, a concert hall, a food court and the Megamall in one bottle. Therefore, buildings are constructed size of a small Parisian district:
That's an example of the shopping gallery in the "Caesar's Palace". And so almost everywhere!
This photo should be higher under the New York - New York, but the pick here to illustrate the typical type of casino in Las Vegas. They do not make the individual rooms, machines, poker tables and roulette are right in the hotel lobby and guests in any case go day and night through the casino. Literally on the second day already want to lose a little money, not to go past the machine is wasted!
Then already 2 at once - Palazzo and Encore. I do not know why, but in the Encore were many Russian:
Paris! Wonderful and very authentic hotel in the French style. Next to him - Opera Garnier, Eyfleva Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Very beautiful!
The hotel "Mirage":
In Nevada, prostitution is prohibited, but the girls come on call from neighboring states where it is allowed (about an hour). City debauchery could not do without such pranks
Another unique hotel - Venetian. This Venice in the Nevada sands
Not only that, it is built in a typical Venetian architectural tradition, so also these gondolas float!
In each hotel, you can walk like a tour, everything is open and accessible. But this will take 2-3 days
The hotel "Stratosphere". 350 meters of happiness. Especially for those who have decided to drop the top down!
In addition to fun rides on the roof of the tower, particularly daring can go down to 350 meters high on the winch, virtually free-fall mode (binding inhibition almost ground). I do not know who decided on this ...
But for those funds are not allowed to live in a posh expensive hotel, there's such a simple motelchiki. If expensive hotels there are only about $ 100-120 per night (hotel of this level would cost in New York from $ 600 and above), such motelchiki ready to shelter guests for only $ 30-40.
Now walk through the night in Las Vegas. I lived in a boring hotel MGM Grand, which is not distinguished by its beauty neither inside nor outside. But on the other hand was a piece of me so beloved New York - Hotel New York. All important sights of the "Big Apple" in a nutshell:
A little closer to the center (if you can call it that, because in Vegas only one major street with a huge hotel, everything else looks like a big village) you can find the real Paris. Conveniently like this walk on the cities and countries, without wasting time on the flight:
The famous Bellagio hotel, it is an action film "Ocean's 11":
In almost every local large hotel filmed a movie. But his dancing (and singing) fountains are only at the Bellagio!
Ceasars Palace - the hotel is not less legendary, and only the size of it amazes even seasoned travelers. In Vegas, as already mentioned, it is the largest hotel in the world.
Another "icon" Vegas - The Mirage. And Las Vegas takes all kinds of world-class shows, and they remain there forever. One only representations of the circus Cirque du Soleil at the same time there are as many as 7 pieces! The Mirage is a show about the Beatles. Zarkana after a season in Moscow went for a few months in New York, and from there moved to Vegas.
However, it is just 100 meters to deviate from the main street, as the landscape changes dramatically. All of a sudden one story, a lot of cheap motels and eating houses:
But the main event in Vegas the night - a visit to the highest local hotel - Stratosphere. 350 meters high and more than 100 floors. The bottom scale of the disaster is not understood, it is necessary to climb to the very top:
Top offers awesome views of the city. I would like to consider it for hours:
The Americans would not be Americans, if not already on the roof of the Stratosphere a small amusement park. 3 chilling rides, each one worse than any "roller coaster." All the fear that the local attractions are hanging over the abyss at a height of 350 meters!
When the garbage starts to spin and rotate the seat riders down - the worst time. I broke down and closed his eyes ... very scary!
2 other attractions else about the frightening them even do not want to talk better to enjoy the view of the night Las Vegas:
Hotels, of course, a good thing! But the city can not consist only of them the Las Vegas Strip at dawn. Night lights are gradually switched off:
A strong desire to be like the "old Europe" makes Americans do strange things. For example - to put Roman statues at the crossroads
People come to Vegas to have fun and relax, and a holiday without shopping? This is the most beautiful and unusual of the stores I have ever seen in America. Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and so on. D.
Inside, too, all very unusual, architects have come off in full! Prices for luxury brands, by the way, is not lower than in Europe (especially in view of the mandatory sales tax and the lack of a system of Tax Free in the US).
Las Vegas is impossible to imagine without the small "wedding palaces", available at almost every step. Nevada law allows to get married (and even get married!) right "here and now", so many Americans (and other tourists) go to get married here.
The spontaneity of weddings usually does not allow here to bring witnesses and friends, they successfully replace the wooden figures on the chairs:
Weddings take place under the simplified scheme, without massacre and drunken songs. Wooden guests even "bitter" can not shout
America is very tolerant of religious communities. What are the only church I've never met! Here is another example of a very unusual temple unknown to me religious movement:
In the morning and evening on the streets of many beggars. All look very carefully, and most of them begging they are not alone, but with Koshak. Cats put pressure on the pity - the owners collect profits:
For those who are bored to sit and just ask for money, in Vegas, there is a whole industry built on pumping money from their parents through their children. The children saw cartoons and movies familiar characters, in a hurry to take a picture with them (for a Facebook status, of course!) ... and the parents have to pay for this coin. Here is the Bumble Bee from the "Transformers" hurry home from work. Hopefully, he has already earned his:
Transformers, by the way, are in the lead on the number of characters met me. I do not know why they are so fond of here ...
A separate genre - ravzodit money not children, and their parents immediately. To beat on pity, it is necessary to wear a suit to portray the hero and the poor. Drunk and unhappy. Americans 100% working, fit and serve!
Garfield with Minnie Mouse, by the way, served much less than Mario Superbratyam :)
It was a walk of Las Vegas - the city's unique, fully dedicated to relaxation and entertainment.
It is a city which is sure to want to come back ..)