This year has been filled with travel.We are now half way through the month of April and I have been blessed to been to almost everywhere I always dreamed about to go to. I have a hunger for exploring, but not in the backpacking kind of way. I like the big enormous cities with small quirky streets and beaches where there is a hidden corner where an old lady makes home made pancakes on a hot stone. It all boils down to the big and also the smallest stories. That was the discover is all about.
From December 2015 to today in April 2016, I have been to visit Istanbul, Stockholm and Katrineholm, US (twice with New York and Las Vegas), Dubai, Singapore, Australia (Melbourne, Albury, Sydney, Wollongong and loads more). What a crazy first quarter of this year. I have taken a lot of time off work and one of the trips was to Las Vegas for a work conference which took place in the end of January.
The flight to Las Vegas was a little bit over 15 hours. I was flying with Virgin Atlantic which is one of my favorites when it comes to spending almost two days up in the air.
Red Rock Hotel
I stayed at the Red Rock Hotel which is located close to the Red Rock area. It took me about 35 minutes in a Uber to the strip. Red Rock had everything I needed, a cool fitness center, pools, steam room and for the conference it was equipped with spacey rooms. And pretty cozy sheets and a big bath tub for a nice diva bath with fluffy bubbles.
The strip and the different casinos and hotels
I think it was a good idea living a bit away from the strip. The strip is super intense and have everything you need when you’re in the city aka casinos, shops, strip clubs and what not. In most of the casinos you can smoke inside, so after some days I smelled like an ashtray just by all the passive smoking by all the puffing casino players that was around me. The interior inside Ceasars Palace and the Venetian is outstanding and extravagant. The flower show reminded you that not everything is made by plastic, gold or money in this city. A needed reminder indeed.
Horse riding in the Red Rock Conservation Area with a real cowboy
Me and my colleges had booked in advance a horse riding sessions together with a real cowboy in the Red Rock area and in the mountain. We went with Cowboy Trail Rides Las Vegas and it such a cool experience. We had a dedicated guide which took us through the stunning Red Rock National Conservation Area. The nature is full of different (for me) unseen flowers and cactus, yucca, Joshua Trees, grasses and cute flowers. I truly recommend this to anyone that visit Las Vegas, the tour takes around 3 hours with preparation and instructions. The ride is around 2 hours and you get to see a lot of the Red Rock valley.
During the conference week we had different sessions and in the evenings there was different events hosted by the company I work for. And of course the most of the strongest selfies are taking in the ladies! This was in the Red Rock Hotel.
Omnia night club and Calvin Harris live
We went to Omnia Nightclub in Las Vegas which is located in Caesars Palace. What a night! I can’t even describe this place. During the Calvin Harris set there was acrobatic dancers that was hanging down wrapped in ropes flying around in the open space, they just appeared from nowhere. Omnia was also filled with rich sheiks, rich Russian R’nB artists and all sorts of people including girls with 20 cm high heels too looking like struggling penguins. Be prepared with extremely expensive drinks inside the club, the bar is charging you around 25USD for one Gin and Tonic.
And….And. Ever had a orgasmic cinnabon / kanelbulle experience? No? Okay. If not, Cinnabon is your place to go. The cinnabon and the cream together and everything is just. Ouff. Amazing. Please come to London soon and take over our bakeries.
Las Vegas was a hit. It’s intense, crazy and everyone is high on life (or something else). It left me with a great experience and a full tummy and empty Amex.