We left at lunchtime on the 28th December for what is proving to be our most hectic and expensive travels to date. We travelled with two good friends, as a group of four and stayed overnight in an airport hotel at Manchester in anticipation of our 6am check in for our United Airways flights to Las Vegas via Newark New Jersey, a total of nearly 14 hours in the air and 21 hours in total travelling to our destination, the Luxor Hotel and Casino. I have to say that our United Airways flights were excellent, with complimentary alcoholic drinks service on the international flight as well as full internet access, allowing me to post this image to Facebook while at 36,000ft over Canada.
The Luxor Hotel and Pyramid.
They don't have cops like this in Manchester!
We arrived quite exhausted, but we have one of the most comfortable rooms we have ever stayed in for our three night stay here.
We wasted no time to start exploring the city the next day, and this is just an awesome place with fabulous sights, but now having the experience, have now concluded that it is possibly not our thing. We have though now done it and got the T shirt and had a fabulous time in the process, but probably won't return. It is full on in your face hectic, surreal, and expensive.
Yesterday we met Margaret's sister and her husband at the Bellagio buffet ($37 pp if taken before 3pm), before going on to take our 6 pre booked seats at the Jersey Boys show across the road at the Paris. That show was just fabulous.
Above is the Bellagio Hotel lobby.
Today, New Year's Eve, we wandered down to the Venetion Hotel, also spectacular, but have now made our way back to the Luxor early afternoon as the crowds start to gather on the strip for the celebrations, which could be up to 300,000 people out at the same time.
Tomorrow, we are off to New York City for a few days. How I will cope I have no idea, we are exhausted.