the Venetian Hotel and Casino

The Treasure Island Hotel

Chinese Lantern fixtures

A human statue at the Venetian

The Venetian

Chinese New Year decorations at Vegas

Not everything in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Before I begin, I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t take as many photos during my stay in one of Nevada’s popular tourist destinations. However, looking at the pictures I do have, I am reminded of the wonderful memories I made.

My pseudo-mom invited my boyfriend and I to come spend some time with her before she and her husband left for Michigan. Since it’s been a while since I’ve seen either one, and I couldn’t be more happier. As we made our way there – it was a whopping 5 hour drive – the city truly never sleeps. Being a city girl myself, it was exciting to be back in familiar territory. I absolutely love how alive the atmosphere was as both people and cars filled the brightly lit streets. When we arrived at the Treasure Island hotel, the room had these beautiful hues of brown and whites that complimented each other quite well. Naturally, I immediately fell in love even more.

Throughout the Vegas Strip, it’s full of casinos and restaurants owned by world-renowned chefs like Gordon Ramsey or Guy Fieri. As a foodie, I was tempted to have a piece of everything, but we all wanted to have a fun time. We eventually decided on stopping by a place called New York, New York, which is actually both a casino and a hotel. I may have never been there, but I felt like it came quite close to the actual city of New York, making me forget I was in Vegas for a bit.

The following day, we visited the rest of the Strip. Out of all the places, my favorite hotels are the Bellagio and the Venetian. Like Treasure Island, the interior fixtures were reminiscent of royal extravagance. The Italian-like architecture, gondola rides, and the beautiful interior gardens once again transported me to worlds I have yet to explore someday. Speaking of exploring, I actually had a taste of France thanks to the Vegas version of the Eiffel Tower, which is actually a restaurant. While it isn’t the real one, I still felt awe-struck. To this day, it’s still one of my favorite photos to look at.

I was quite sad when the mini vacation ended, but it did leave quite an impression on me. Not only did it kindle my nomadic spirit, I am determined to travel more frequently; I’m looking forward to it once again. Here’s to the next adventure! And I promise there will be more pictures this time.

Eiffel Tower Restaurant in Vegas

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