Before I jump into Las Vegas, I have to show you the way we took to Vegas. A gorgeous road from Bishop, California to Nevada through the Death Valley. From the snowy mountains around Bishop to the drought in Nevada. The roads are miles long and all straight. Every half an hour another car comes by. No stops, no gas stations, no nothing.

Las Vegas - Nevada
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The thing we did saw in this no-mans-land is that every sign along the road was shot at. They all had bullet holes in the signs..

After an 5 hour trip we drove into Las Vegas. The hotel we were staying is called Stratosphere and is located at the end of the famous strip or also called the Las Vegas Boulevard. It’s about 20 minutes walk from all the main hotels and casino’s but every hotel has a casino and lots of entertainment so it doesn’t really matter were you stay, as long as it’s on the strip.

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As an interior architect I was not really impressed by the architecture in Vegas. I mean it looks a really entertaining and I had a good time but it also looks fake and copied. So, Vegas is definitely a special place. It’s craziness and boldness is massive.

Must do in Las Vegas

  • Check out the Caesar Palace.
  • Go to the fountain show at Bellagio.
  • Visit Paris and the Venetian.
  • Go shopping in one of the big malls.

Are you looking for a view over the city? Than this is the perfect spot for you; the Stratosphere hotel is famous because of the tower that dominates the skyline of Vegas. The tower is 1149 feet (350 m) high and looks over the city. There is a restaurant at the top, a bar and lots of attractions and rides. Talking about craziness, would you go into a ride that is on 350 m height?

Outside of the strip Americans are living in small one story houses with pools. All next to each other in the hot desert weather. I wonder, why would you want to live in Las Vegas? In the summer it’s incredibly hot and dry, there are too many tourists and it’s far from everything else. Do you know anyone who lives here? 

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