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Vegas Travel Diary – Day 1

Greetings from Vegas Baby!

We are here finally! It is sunny and hot and very very surreal. Everything is big and over the top, basically like nothing I’ve experienced before.

We are staying at the Aria on Las Vegas Blvd. The room is gorgous and we have an amazing view of the city. This morning as we were awake early we watched the vegas lights go down and the sunrise over the mountains. Wow!!  
So let me share a couple if things I have discovered already. 

Tea is hard to come by. I’m a tea drinker, I love me tea. Fortunately I love a good strong cup of coffee also and Starbucks is everywhere.  

 
We had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe where they have Twinnings of London so yay I’ve had a little tea fix. 

Speaking of food, there is so much of it. Portions are HUGE!! Even Chris is a bit overwhelmed, and that rarely happens. 

It did help to wash as that food down with a couple of Margarita’s. Oh and why stop at one? I went for the pick and mix option.  


Everywhere you go there is someone trying to sell you something. Yup you need nerves of steel. Evening if you are interested in buying something just say No. Competition in vegas is fierce and in a bid to get your custom a no means the price will imediately be lowered, so you will save a few bucks. 
 

Today we also visited the Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. 

If you want to see some big and exotic sea creatures  this is the place to come. We took tonnes of pictures so I’m going to share a few with you.  

    
 
This tunnel runs through the shark tank do you can get very up close and personal with them. 

    
  
Priced at $20 for an adult the Shark Reef Aquarium is definately worth a visit. It’s great value for money, considering I paid the same for a cocktail in vegas!   

So that just about sums up our first day in vegas. 

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