Hello Everyone! Guess where I am now… here’s a hint.
If you guessed Paris… YOU ARE RIGHT. Just not Paris, France but Paris Hotel & Casino Las Vegas!
Yes yes. After the long busy week at the conference and meetings at San Francisco, I decided to take a short 2 day trip to Las Vegas before I go back. I didn’t get a chance to sight-see or do anything touristy in San Francisco so this makes up for it I guess.
I’m here with Kingston.
This is us outside New York.
And when I say New York I mean New York New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
We arrived in Vegas yesterday and rented a car. A Chevy Camaro (the Bumble Bee car in Transformers) just because the USA is probably the only place in the world where you get to rent one and it’s relatively cheap.
Can you imagine, it costs only about RM200 a day to rent the car. In Malaysia I think it costs the same amount to rent a Toyota or something I think. I took some time to get used to driving on the right side of the road though. It was my first time driving a left-hand drive and it felt sooo unnatural for me at first. Got used to it after a while but had the tendency to drive too much towards the side of the road. This is me being all nervous with the driving.
It didn’t help that the Camaro was a really low car and the seat was really low. So I had to constantly sit up straight to look in front. While it looked all sporty and all though, it wasn’t a really fast car though. American cars still aren’t made as well as Japanese or European cars if you ask me.
Today we woke up early to return the car after a day, then we headed to the Las Vegas strip. This is me outside the Bellagio, one of the nicest and most expensive hotels there. I think a room there costs at least RM2,000 a night.
The rest of the rooms in Vegas are quite reasonably priced though. I’m staying at The Palms and it costs only like RM300 a night. Of course it’s a really basic room and hardly luxurious but hey USD100 is not going to get you very much in a hotel in New York for example.
Decided to stay at the Palms because it’s one of those hotels I recognized from watching Las Vegas (the TV show).
We had lunch today at this Mexican cafe that across the Las Vegas Strip and overlooks the Bellagio.
Also across from it is City Center, this new huge development here cost $11 billion to build! That’s the largest privately financed development in the USA.
I came back in the afternoon, took a nap and now I’m off to go watch David Copperfield. There are many many shows to watch in Vegas but Kingston insisted to watch David Copperfield because in his words “he old already leh.. dont’ know how much longer he is going to be able to perform”.
So okay, fair argument.
Will blog more soon. I shall leave you with a picture of a really cool number plate I saw on a car here in Vegas.
Look closely. It says “I’m All In”.
I bet he plays Poker and judging by the car, I bet he’s good at it too.