United States of America · 2 Days · 20 Moments · December 2014

Ashu Shah

Ashu's odyssey through Las Vegas - Part II

5 December 2014

Meandering through the MGM trying to walk off such a big dinner while enjoying the Christmas decorations
More sights to see in this amazing town
Late night cocktails. Tried the Park Avenue for the first time and really liked it!

4 December 2014

Bellagio's lobby never fails to impress
Indoor snow at the Bellagio
The best Christmas decorations of all was at the Bellagio. Nothing like it!!
Amazing Christmas tree at the Monte Carlo
Only in Las Vegas can you see the Eiffel Tower through the Brooklyn Bridge
Finally met with Abhinav and Janani and took a long walk to find late night dining. Found some awesome reflections along the way!
Finally got an amazing room after some negotiations with the front desk lady. We were going to pay more for the upgrade but ended up doing a shady deal and getting the upgrade for free!
Exploring more of the fun sites through the MGM, including the Rainforest Cafe
Cool, misty, and almost empty streets of Vegas. Next time we are coming in Winter!!
Of course I had to have New York style pizza at New York New York!!
We found the Hershey's museum and saw the Empire State Building made completely of chocolate and a Statue of Liberty made of jelly beans.
Tired and bleary eyed we walked to New York New York to walk around and spend our time.
With no room to check into we ate breakfast at the Avenue Cafe in MGM and had delicious pancakes.
Finally at the MGM! Flight almost got diverted to Palm Springs because of the fog. It really was wet outside. Seems like Vegas just got more rain than Seattle did! Now we are waiting to check in. Such a huge hotel and no rooms available at the moment. We are tired like hell but we'll make it to the room soon enough!
No TV on the plane. No this is definitely not Virgin. But it was a direct flight and we got here safe and smooth in 2 hours flat. Now time to go to the hotel room and sleep!! Haven't slept all night!
Trying to sleep on the most uncomfortable chairs in the world.
Got to the airport at 2am thinking to check in super early and sleep by the terminal, but the desks don't open until 3:45! However the Christmas decorations helped to enjoy the atmosphere.