Last Monday was Labor day in America, and it is a public holiday with one day off, which made the weekend a 3-day long one. Yeah, that would be wonderful to plan a vacation, and we chose Las Vegas – the city of gambling
We booked the hotel “Imperial Palace” one week before and also browsed the show list. There were so many shows daily and only one show attracted us: Celine Dion in “A New Day” at Caesars Palace. The ticket was expensive, 137 bucks each. But guess that it should worth the money, so we booked the tickets immediately on the internet with two-day delivery. However, until one day before setting off, we were informed that the tickets were sold out. What a pity! Never mind, with a full refund and no money spent on the shows, we had a reasonable excuse for good meals. Haha…
Before we went there, I had no idea of what the city looks like, and only got a feeling that it is a city of gambling in the desert, a city full of desire. That is true. The city is surrounded by some grassless mountains, and most of the tall buildings are only clustered in the center of the town. But that never discount the flourish of the city. When being inside the city, the various garish designs of the hotels really startled me. It is absolutely fabulous. The hotel owners use all kinds of tricks to attract gamblers. Please refer to the photos below.
We are not gamblers, and never expect to win money there. So we took the typical way as most travelers do, going from one hotel to another, appreciating the building designs, taking photos and window shopping, gambling at each hotel with a small amount of money. That was a good strategy because, as a result, we won about tens of dollars.