05 August 2011

The Frequent Flyer: Viva Las Vegas

Las Vegas or Sin City as it's also know as is the location to go for fun times and parties, if you've ever seen The Hangover you'll know what I'm talking about, so when I planned my Vegas trip I was expecting some crazy fun times to..... that was until I landed there with one of the worst colds I've had in a long time! So what fun can you get up to in Vegas when you've got a bad cold with tissues stuffed up your nose, dog tired in bed by 10pm? Well actually there's quite a lot of PG rated fun times to be had in Vegas so I'm going to share just a few of the fun things you can do whilst your there sipping your Shirley Temples.

I love visiting aquariums, there's just something so magical about sea creatures and they're very soothing and calming to watch especially when you're feeling a bit under the weather. There's not just fish to be seen there though they have a komodo dragon and some alligators to, it's a great way to spend a day and worth a visit if you're in Vegas.

Have dessert in Cafe Belle Madeleine
In Vegas you can go to Egypt, New York, Venice, Rome and Paris all in one day, and the cakes they serve in Paris are just as good as the real thing so I definitely recommend a stop of there if you get the chance, my personal fave is the raspberry chocolate mousse, so delicious!

This is a must for anyone who goes to Vegas, our hotel was just across the road from the Bellagio so we were lucky to see a few of the different shows and each was just as pretty and magical as the last, it definitely adds a bit of calm amidst the craziness of the strip.

Go see Love
Cirque du Soliel has numerous shows in Las Vegas but I've been told Love is the absolute best and I must agree! I love The Beatles and it was fantastic to see such an unusual and magical presentation of their music if there is one show you have to see in Vegas this one is definitely it!

Tucked away behind The Mirage is a little habitat set up by retired German magicians Siegfried and Roy which houses some of their white lions and tigers as well as dolphins and other animals. I have a bit of a soft spot for the big cats so it's nice to see them enjoying life in a more natural environment off stage and they're absolutely stunning to watch even when they're sleeping.

Skywalk over the Grand Canyon
Weirdest experience of my life! I don't know if it was the cold meds making me feel dizzy that day or the fact I was standing 4000ft above the Grand Canyon with just a plate of glass between me and the drop. It was a very surreal and strange experience something I can't exactly put into words but the view was amazing and it's definitely something you should try out at least once.

Love & Happy Adventures

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