27 May Sun
There was an abominably early pickup time of 630am today, which was not necessary as the highway was devoid of early morning traffic during the weekend. Thus, we were left stranded at the BRAVO TRAVEL headquarters waiting for other passengers (who got to sleep in) to come. And I warn you less than one hand can count readers out there, this tour agency SUCKS big time. They have no sense of customer satisfaction, big delays here and there, bus break down (I suppose thats not really their fault) and the bane, sometimes source of amusement, but grating bane of my journey: the CHEENA tour guides with horrigible engrish. It was lucky that I could understand Chinese, I pity the Indian and Malay families which were among the tour members. Key examples are like ahmahgah (oh my god), alala (a lotta), coraraorier (colorado river). One wonders whether they are just lazy to enunciate properly. it's like speaking with an open mouth.
However, our Vegas tour guide redeemed herself by knowing the back routes and short cuts of getting around Vegas, which is really essential coz we're SO pressed for time. This is one of the main reasons i dont like tours.
We had a long journey ahead of us. about 6 hours or more. The road to Vegas-- deserted desert.. barren land and more barren land. Oh but we stopped over at some factory outlet stores tho! Cheap Quiksilver shirts! 2 for US$19.90 sans tax
A piece of Singapore in Vegas too. Vegas has a bit of everything. New York, Paris, Venice, Rome...
Wynn.. looks like a yummy chocolate! Steve Wynn, owner of this resort, billionaire creator of Mirage and Bellagio also. (or rather MI-RAH-JEE and BELLALIO)
Oooh the sun was unbearable! But for the sake of a photo... Desert temperatures were about 38 degrees celcius i think! The heat was just draining! And irritatingly US hotels don't seem to have kettle to boil water. You think water very cheap is it?
The lavishly delightful ornaments in Wynn
The flash doesn't reach the flowery balls
The ubiquitous essential. Didn't try out tho all the penny slots!
Ooh a stretch limo!
There's the Paris I was talking about!
Caesar's Palace. In awe of the majestic columns
Rio- supposedly have a club with younger clientele
Sexed up dancers- not my kinda scene
Ooh-er... ch-ch-ch-chip and dale: rescue rangers! makes u wonder about subliminal messages by Disney
One of my fave hotels for its mock Venice design
Dreamy sky painting over our heads in the Venetian
Pseudo venice- complete with gondolas!
Wonder what this is for. Escaping the smoky confines of casinoes
So little time when we rushed around can only eat pretzel for dinner
This, was the climax of the show. Not much eh?
Lights always look serene against reflections of water
Highlight of Vegas: Bellagio fountains