Roadtrip Week 2: Las Vegas!*

by Maxime_Morel

After having spent 4 days at the (rainy and windy) Belgian Sea side and 2 days in a sports center in the small town called Hazewinkel, there is nothing I long more for than Las Vegas.

On our roadtrip we visited a lot of national parks, so the city of Las Vegas brought a welcome change. We stayed at the gorgeous and very modern Vdara Hotel. It didn’t have a casino, nor a club, but since Las Vegas has plenty of them , this wasn’t a problem. It actually brought a certain serenity to the Las Vegas liveliness. Our hotel wasn’t situated on the famous strip, but it was connected with the Aria Hotel and the Bellagio, which made it very easy to access Las Vegas Boulevard.

Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas Boulevard

During our stay in Las Vegas, the famous city made a huge impression on me. Not only is this Nevada town, the center of kitsch and gambling, but it’s also a shopping- and party Walhalla! There are numerous high end designer stores in this town (TIP: The Forum Shops). Whatever you need, going from Tiffany & Co to the local souvenir stores, to patisserie (Jean Philippe‘s is THE BEST! Try the ice-cream) and (of course) an M&M store, you’ll find it in Vegas!

Jean-Philippe Patisserie @ The Bellagio

Jean-Philippe Patisserie @ The Bellagio

Jackpot!

Jackpot!

Our 'big' win

Our ‘big’ win

What impressed me the most, weren’t the shopping centers,  but all of the massive hotels. Their architecture is impeccable. You can call it kitsch, but I call it art. What those architects have achieved is beyond words. They even re-build a small version of the Colosseum and the NYC skyline. WOW!

The Ceasars Palace

The Ceasars Palace

The Ceasars Palace - Colosseum

The Ceasars Palace – Colosseum

New York New York Hotel

New York New York Hotel

The Venetian

The Venetian

The Venetian

The Venetian

Paris Las Vegas

Paris Las Vegas

The Mirage

The Mirage

Out of all the hotels, the Bellagio is without doubt my favorite. It’s definitely the most classy and classical hotel and the fountains are indescribably beautiful and miraculous. If a Nobel Prize for artificially beauty would exist, the Bellagio would win it for sure!

The Bellagio

The Bellagio

NYC is called ‘the city that never sleeps’, but Las Vegas can definitely meet that name as well. I think it’s one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Every hotel has at least one club, one buffet restaurant and multiple other restaurants. In my opinion Las Vegas is the place to be for a Bachelor(ette) party!  It’s not called ‘Sin City’ for nothing.

But in my opinion, this article doesn’t even describe how much I liked Las Vegas. Therefore, I hope the pictures speak for themselves!

Vegas, be prepared, because I’ll definitely be back to celebrate my bachelorette party, one day…!

Xo

M.

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