Helen and Doug's Round the World Trip travel blog

Excalibur Hotel

The Bar at Times Square, New York New York Hotel

Outside the Bar at Times Square

The Brewery, Monte Carlo Hotel


Crossing the international dateline was a bizarre experience as we arrived in L.A. before we left Fiji, making the day from hell in Nadi airport on Sunday happen all over again effectively! Second time around it was a better day but still involved airports, planes and baggage! We spent about 3 hours at LAX before getting a flight to Vegas late afternoon. We had chosen a hotel so we came straight here to Excalibur on The Strip in a taxi. Check in was a nightmare but eventually we got into our room after over 60 hours in transit!

Vegas is great as always, and even better second time around since Helen is now legal! We went to a great Chinese in New York New York and then a piano bar which was fantastic. We were exhausted as you'd expect so it wasn't long before we retreated to the room and the huge beds!!

We spent the next two days wandering around the Strip, visiting all the various hotels and did a bit of sitting by the pool which is inexplicably only 3 foot deep! We also returned to the fantastic Bar at Times Square both nights for more great live music.

Vegas was definately a good choice for a couple of days of relaxing in comfort, although sadly we didn't win our fortune!

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