ABBA was on top of my mind…Money money money..the famous song kept reverberating in my mind…..after all we were hitting the casino….what if we hit a jackpot???
So we walked into the casino full of hope…took some time to understand how to play at the slot machines. After the initial learning process we actually started gambling…and soon realised sadly that it was definitely not our cup of tea!!Were pretty unsuccessful and decided that it’s wiser to hold on to our hard earned money rather than lose it to the prospect of a windfall. So we retreated quietly…much of the excitement lost…!!! and sure enough the song disappeared from my mind!!!!
Non the less…let me walk you through a casino….have a look at the video and imagine yourself walking around……
A short video clip depicting the interior of a casino
Trying his luck!!
Next we decided to explore the adjacent resorts of Mandalay Bay and Excalibur. All these are connected by a tram system and we took the tram to Mandalay Bay….the hotel adjacent to Luxor.
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a 42 storeyed resort spread over 120 acres and is famous for its golden beach, alluring wave pool, great entertainment and night life options. It also houses the Shark reef Aquarium. Named after the poem Mandalay by Rudyard Kipling, its theme is Tropical….
The Tram connecting the three resorts
Mandalay Bay with the sphynx of Luxor next to it
The pool at Mandalay Bay
From Mandalay Bay we took the tram to Excalibur Hotel and Casino.
This hotel is built with a castle theme and its exterior reminds you of the castles in fairy tales. Like its sister resorts, this too has plush interiors with brightly lit casinos, a variety of dine in options and innumerable entertainment shows.
Excalibur Hotel and Casino resembling a castle.
After spending some time there,we took the monorail to Stratosphere which is located on Las Vegas Boulevard …..away from the las vegas strip
This hotel and casino has an observation tower which is 1149 ft tall, tallest in the US. The tower is topped by a Pod with a revolving restaurant, lounges and observation decks.
Stratosphere hotel and casino and Las Vegas Boulevard
On Top Of The World!!!( on the observation deck at Stratosphere)
View of Las Vegas from the stratosphere….the glittering lights exemplify the spirit
The beauty of the lit up Vegas brought my thoughts back home where it was Diwali.. the festival of lights which I had missed !!!
Returning back we walked up Las Vegas Boulevard for some time and took the monorail to our hotel.
So friends….let me meet you next week again at Vegas..at yet another marvelous resort
Bye for now…..
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