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Exploring Las Vegas & Workshop

Las Vegas - Casinos

Over the weekend I have been in Las Vegas attending a workshop. The workshop went for three days, and there was also a lot of pre and post workshop get together’s as well. All of this combined with the timing of flights, access to internet and such have contributed to the lack of updates. But as I mentioned in previous posts I expected this.

Steve Pavlina Conscious Growth Workshop

The workshop that I attended was presented by Steve Pavlina and was called Conscious Growth Workshop. I have been a long time reader of Steve Pavlina’s Blog. I took it as a sign when the workshop coincided with my chosen time to visit America for the first time.

Even though I had been reading his blog for some time, there were numerous things that did not click together for me. The workshop to some degree helped me to bring these concepts together in a more fluid way. A way that is much more likely to see me being able to put them into action in my life.

There is also a side benefit of the workshop which I had not thought about before. I connected with a lot of people who just get the way things work. Mostly in a few days, I have built a network of friends from all over the world. People in places like Australia, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Mexico and I am sure there are others.

Besides the workshop, there was plenty of time for socialising with other attendees. Whether it was eating out, seeing the sights along the Las Vegas Strip, or just having deep conversations. In this post below I summarise my time over the last few days. The thing about Las Vegas is there is just so much to do, and only so much you can fit in.

Eating Out

The range of options when choosing where to eat a meal in Las Vegas is endless. Every single casino seems to have multiple different dining options. On top of this, there are many other restaurants everywhere.

I think you would be hard pressed not to be able to find something you could enjoy to eat in Las Vegas. The options start with food court style dining and go through to five-star restaurants. However, it seems a favourite with many is the buffet options.

To fit around everything that I was doing each day, I stuck with nice quick options for breakfast and lunch. Then for dinner, there would be a more adventurous option, often with a few people from the workshop.

Eating on a budget in Las Vegas is quite easy, and I do not think I paid more than $7-$10 for lunch. When it comes to dinner, I did spend a little more for a couple of experiences. The first was to visit one of the buffets, which was great value at around $30 + tip. The second was trying an Indian restaurant for the first time (image below).

Las Vegas - Indian Food

Seeing the Sights

Las Vegas in many ways is like a sightseeing buffet (to continue to food thoughts). There are so many casinos, each with their little quirks or points of interest. The main thing is determining what is worth seeing and what just fills in time.

Las Vegas - Casinos

Looking North along the Las Vegas Strip from near the Bellagio

Las Vegas - Walkway at The Venitian

A Pedestrian Walkway at the Venetian

Las Vegas - Treasure Island Pirate Ship

The Pirate ship at Treasure Island

Las Vegas - Paris

Paris by night

Las Vegas - Lady Chocolate

Lady Chocolate, at a chocolate shop in the Bellagio

Las Vegas - Bellagio Conservatory

The Bellagio Conservatory

Las Vegas - Bellagio Fountain

The Bellagio Fountain show

Las Vegas - Bellagio Fountain

The Bellagio Fountain Show

Las Vegas - Bellagio Lobby Ceiling

The ceiling in the lobby of the Bellagio

Las Vegas - The Forum Shops at Ceasers Palace

A fountain in the Forum Shops at Ceasars Palace

Future Las Vegas Visits

Of course, there is so much more that I could have visited, could have shared from Las Vegas. It all comes down to just how much times is available to spend sightseeing.

There are some things that I would have like to see, which I missed. Such as The Sirens show at Treasure Island, also the Tigers at MGM Grand. Additionally, there were some casinos that I would have liked to visit, but again a lack of time.

Either way, I can say that Las Vegas will be a place I return in the future, and not for the gambling. Had I not been attending the conference, I could easily have done a lot more. But I would not give up the friendships I created for anything.

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