Las Vegas - Sin City
Dear reader, before starting my story about the journey, I would like to say a few words about how the general idea to go into it.
To begin, I would like to introduce myself - my name is Anton, I'm 24 years old, live in Krasnoyarsk. During my life I have managed to visit many countries. Basically, these were the states of Western Europe. I've always had a dream with regards to travel: from early childhood, I wanted to see America ... However, all the time there were some imaginary obstacles: visa ... a long flight over the ocean ... the lack of wanting to make the company ...
During training at the university, I did not dare to carry out the dream of Work & Travel program ... Finally, I realized I could no longer keep his dream in a dusty closet. In June last year, one fine evening, I met with my friend and said that he intended to go to America. I offered him to come with me, and received an affirmative answer. The main thing has been done: we have expressed not only desire, but also added to his intention.
Subsequently, a tourist visa for 2 years was obtained, designed itinerary, book a room at the car. Date of departure - 10 September. Route: New York - Los Angeles - Las Vegas - Los Angeles - New York. On all about all 24 days.
It's time to go to the very journey, and I'm going to tell you about 4 days of my US trip in Las Vegas.
On the day of departure from Los Angeles, we woke up at 8 am. The street was cool, 18 degrees, the sun had not yet heated the earth, a nice breeze blowing. Generally, before flying back to the LA, and I could not think that after 6 pm here I can knock his teeth against the cold in September. In my submissions summer in these parts should last somewhere to November. We have handed over the keys to the room, loaded things in the car, drove again through the city center and headed toward the mountains, behind which stretched for hundreds of kilometers of Nevada - the desert, the oasis in the middle of which stands the Las Vegas. There we went to another of Russia booked car. We had to overcome about 450 kilometers an hour drive began to appear about such views:
the thermometer showed 45 our car on the window Celsius.
The road perfectly flat and almost straight, not to roll back hard. Driving becomes an enjoyable and relaxing process, and the main task - do not fall asleep on this buzz behind the wheel. First time in my life I wished that the car was not the cruise control. Leg numb in one position.
Not everyone is destined to survive in the harsh desert conditions.
van was literally roasted mercilessly scorching sun. Because of this, we stood in a traffic jam for an hour.
But over the cork, in front was just the way that goes beyond the horizon. I tune in to the radio rock wave from the speakers played great AC / DC. At this point, he presented himself at the wheel is not Toyota Corolla, a powerful and proud Harley Davidson, and how careless angel ran away.
A long way behind, we arrived.
The place of our stop was chosen as one of the most famous streets in Vegas - Fremont Street, located in the historical center of the city. Here are the popular and oldest casinos and hotels - Golden Gate, Golden Nugget, 4 Qeens and Fremont. We checked into the first hotel, Golden Gate, which was built in 1906 (the city in 1905). At the time, I stayed here and played Elvis. Also, this place is world famous for its one-dollar shrimp cocktail. I do not like seafood, so I did not try this famous muck.
on Fremont Street View. Above his head is a huge roof-screen, her twist various clips to the music.
Note the famous neon cowboy Vegas Vic by name. It is the symbol of the street.
In Vegas, they are doing everything so that people can enjoy, relax and succumb to the temptation of vice and greed.
Often otvyaznyh adventure ends with a wedding.
Then we went to the modern part of the city. Along the way we met the highest tower of the city - the Stratosphere, which is located at the top of the club, an observation deck and extreme rides.
A small excursion into the past Vegas. In 1882, the caravan was heading from Texas to Los Angeles on an old Spanish trade route and lost his way. Exhausted by the scorching sun of the desert travelers set up camp, and some volunteers, including Mexican Rafael Rivera, went to look for a source of water. Luckily for them they have found such an oasis, after which gave the name of the area - Las Vegas, in Spanish means "meadows".
In the photo below Casino Rivera, the one that robbed the criminals dressed as Elvis in the movie "3000 miles to Greyslenda".
Contrary to my expectations, the day the city was not so cardboard and soulless.
The pyramid is not a decorative building - is a complex of Luxor Casino and Hotel
Looking at these pictures, there is a thought that in New York, Paris and Egypt after Vegas, you can not ride.
It turned out that the famous sign - not the only one of its kind, at the entrance to the city on the other hand it is worth less famous counterpart.
Right in the center of the airport is located. It is convenient to say. It is said that some of the aircraft that carried out flights to Vegas, not only externally painted the theme of gambling, but also shine with neon lights and other twists in the interior.
As you might have noticed, some areas of the city are replicas of famous places around the world, or are made in the spirit of a country. "Italian area" impressed me the most. More precisely, I impressed with the complex of the hotel and the Bellagio. It was opened in 1998, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and is a member of the network MGM MIRAGE hotel. Bellagio can contemplate in the film Ocean's 11.
I was able to visit many places and see many things, but went in, my jaw dropped to the floor and back into place only on the street.
We also visited Caesar's Palace - perhaps the most famous entertainment complex "city of sin". 3349 hotel rooms are located in buildings - Caesar, Centurion, Forum, Palace and Roman.
While trying to make a couple of shots in the game casino floor I was approached by a hefty African-American security guard uncle and politely asked to remove the camera. Against his snow-white smile I have not found any arguments, but still managed seamlessly from the hip a bit ponazhimat the shutter button. In general, the entrance to the casino is absolutely free for anyone over 21 years, and during the game to suit you waitress and bring complimentary cocktails, although in the most popular rooms you hardly will wait for their turn, so you have a choice: go buy a drink in a bar, or go to the less populous casino. Yet there is no clock, so that you lose all sense of time and that you do not distract from the game.
Log in vip-room is not available to mere mortals. It's all grown-up: no odnotsentovyh machines and in general more impressive rate.
Caesar and his retinue. It frightening to some.
At the same time I would like to finish his story and give a couple of tips wishing to see Las Vegas and / or other US cities:
1) The most important thing - do not think that a trip to the United States - a very troublesome and hardly feasible task. To obtain a visa is no more difficult than the Schengen requirements list on the website of the US Consulate.
2) Documents to be submitted, it is desirable for the 2 months prior to travel.
3) best to buy tickets before receiving a visa. If the trip goes wrong, they can pass. In any case, you will save more than if you buy them before the departure.
4) It is also necessary in advance to reserve hotels and car (optional). Incidentally, one of the nice things is that most hotels do not remove any money for your reservation. You can cancel it absolutely free no later than one day before arrival.
5) Upon receipt of a visa at the consulate, a passport is issued the next day, and you can not return home (considered variant of reception in Moscow), hit the road. 6) In Vegas can be reached directly by plane from major cities in the US, or to fly to Los Angeles to see Hollywood and from there by car or bus.
7) The price of accommodation in hotels in Vegas - is very low. Probably below can only be in Asia. For example, we stopped at the first hotel Vegas Golden Gate for $ 30 per night for two. Here are doing everything to entice people to play.
8) And even if you do not like gambling, you still should go to Las Vegas. Believe me, there is something to see.