Sometimes there’s a place you only need to visit once. That is Las Vegas for me. For most, this may come as a surprise to you, since majority of my travels revolve around parties and hungover tours and hiking, but Vegas was different than my beer filled beach time and sweaty South American disco dancing.
I had an amazing time in Las Vegas because of the sexy bachelorette party of 8 females I was with. We had adventurous nights, delicious dinners and very successful shopping, but Vegas was not the place for me.
Call me an old man, but it was gaudi and loud with annoying drunk people falling all over the place.
The bloody mary’s were awful, to the point that I couldn’t even get one down. (You know it has to be bad if I wouldn’t drink it)
It took over an hour for us to check in at The Cosmopolitan. We had about two hours of sleep the night before and it was fucking annoying how slow the service was.
I would complain that drinks were very expensive, but they were also very strong, which makes this point a tie breaker.
Everyone wants to show off how much money they have and I can’t believe how much is spent on stupid shit. I had a guy invite me to his VIP booth. The booth itself cost $10,000 (so he said)!!! Each bottle of booze that was brought to the booth was another $900. I left to travel the world for a year with just over $10,000 a few years back.
I wanted to meet up with DTravelsRound and TheJunglePrincess but I’ve never felt so busy on a trip. Maybe it was the atmosphere, because it wasn’t like we were constantly on the go (although it does take a while to round up 8 females to do anything). I spent my only extra hours trying to sleep in preparation for another night.
On a funnier note, my drunk roommie came home earlier than I did and locked me out. As I arrived home at 7am, my key card wouldn’t work on the door because the deadbolt was on (Jessica you’re stupid). I don’t know how she couldn’t hear me banging on the door or calling the room, but security finally broke me in. We weren’t friends for the first hour of being awake the next day.
I can see why so many people love Las Vegas and maybe I didn’t spend enough time there to be able to say already that it’s not for me, but I will stick to my beaches and discos next time I decide to party abroad.
That’s “Matt”… with 2 “T”s.
Haha Hogga, very funny story! I will definitely visit Las Vegas one day but I know already I will not like it. I’m far behind drunk people everywhere. And thoat VIP booth? WTF!
I KNOW! Maybe they were lying to me to try and show off? Insane.
Yikes! That does NOT sound like fun! My best friend lives in Vegas (though 20 minutes from the strip, out near nature) so when I visit her, we don’t spend too much time in the touristy area. It’s not really my scene either.
Might have been fun with a bit more time and someone local?
Ha, stiff drinks theoretically cause people to gamble with less agility. I think that Vegas is the most overrated place on earth. Gambling just ain’t my thing, yeah there are shows. But there must be a gazillion places worthier of visiting than Vegas. Many disagree.
HA! Little do they know, I can drink like a fish! I did play a little roulette though, came back $100-150 up I think.
I love how you spelled ‘gaudy’ with an ‘i’, which is the way the Catalan architect dude spells his name and ironically his designs can come across as a bit gaudy. Well played, Hogga.
Also, it makes me happy to read this as that is my feeling towards Vegas as well. I will visit like you but living that kind of life is not for me…
I obviously didn’t do that on purpose. I just can’t spell. Damn you spell check for not knowing what I’m trying to say!
I know I was just trying to cover for you… and I think deep down that is what you meant lol
Hey, hey, HEY now!! Lol. We did miss you, girl. 🙁 I cannot fault any of this, because even as I stare at the Strip from my office window, that slice of Strip nightlife you describe here is another world. I had never been here before I moved here for work, because I also choose tropical and big month-long trips for my vacations, not a weekend in Vegas. BUT, now that I’m an expert…. Everyone has that “first” time in Vegas where you do nothing but party and not call people and black out. My friends come now for the shows, spas, amazing food, adventure sports, etc. Vegas has something for everyone and is very fun! Don’t judge on one bachelorette party — you girls would have caused trouble anywhere. 😉 So glad you had fun!!
Hehehehehehe… I would give it another chance if I had you to show me around then. I did have AMAZING food though.
I said it once, I’ll say it again…
HOGGA + VEGAS = BIG BIG BIG TROUBLE
Oh man. It was… I think one more day there would have been the death of me.
Hahaha oh dear! I’m due to head to Vegas next year as a bunch of my friends will be celebrating their 30th birthdays. This just makes it sound annoying. Also, an undrinkable bloody mary?!?! Just glad they make their drinks strong…
p.s. that looks like a rather sexy welcome mat. Well, if the back and legs are anything to go by.
It wasn’t as much strong as it was incredibly salty! I can drink strong, but I can’t drink gross!
Naw, you guys will have fun. I had a great time. Just not somewhere I would travel to again.
Funny and surprising but I get it. It’s noisy, it’s slow, everyone is trying to make a buck off you. And this is also why I do not travel in groups. But the shopping is good and yes, you’ll get a delicious meal. I kind of like that you don’t like Vegas!
Yes, quite surprising! haha…
Bwahaha… that’s a great photo of your welcome mat. I couldn’t agree more about Vegas. When people ask me what the best part about Vegas is, I say “Leaving!”
Wow! What didn’t you like about it?