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First Day Back In Las Vegas Day

Las Vegas MGM & Excalibur

Would you look at that I am back in Las Vegas again? Honestly, I don’t know if I needed to come again, but here we are.  There are a couple of good things to come out of this second visit to Las Vegas. I have been able to meet some more new people through Couch Surfing. Plus I have also been able to explore some of the area’s that I missed out on last time.

Meeting New People

In many other cities on my last trip, I made use of Couch Surfing to meet locals and travellers. Well, I have been full use of that here today again. When I arrived earlier today I put a message out looking for people interested in exploring Las Vegas. I end up having dinner with some guys from Australia, of all places right. Before meeting up with three other people that expanded to over 12 before midnight.

We spent around 12 hours exploring a decent portion of the Las Vegas Strip. I met people from Australia, Singapore, Germany, Spain, USA, Brazil and maybe another one or two countries this evening. Not a bad way to spend a bit of time and getting in some social time.

Explore the whole Las Vegas Strip

When I last visited Las Vegas I made use of visiting the two big attractions nearby. The Hoover Dam, and The Grand Canyon (not close but accessible). Plus I was also focused on attending a seminar over a number of days. Which meant I did not have a chance to get from top to bottom of the strip through all of the casinos.

Hooters Casino Hotel

I started the day heading just off the southern end of the strip to Hooters Casino Hotel. The main reason behind this visit was to get the $200 free slot play they were offering. Kind of a waste of time though as it last all of 30 seconds on the $5 promo slots. Not to worry I walked back to the strip taking a look through Tropicana on the way.

Heading North Along The Strip

I headed north visiting each of the casinos along the way. Starting with Mandalay Bay where there are a few interesting features, but not all of them are free, especially the good ones it seems.

I continued on through Luxor, Excaliber, New York New York, Monte Carlo, Aria, The Cosmopolitan, Bellagio, and Caesars Palace. From here I turned back to the other side and headed back through Planet Hollywood and MGM Grand.

Las Vegas - Luxor Casino

Above is Luxor with a very Ancient Egyptian Theme. Below is New york New york where I am staying on this visit.

Las Vegas - New York New York

Even though tonight has been a rather late night, I hope to be up and about early in the morning. I will be looking to explore the casinos further north along the strip. Of course, I will update tomorrow with my progress. But what I want to do is a much bigger comprehensive post of all my exploring here this time.

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