Working abroad – Hi, it’s Lara, adding to our digital nomad family blog, this time about my time in the lovely Las Vegas, Nevada. I have to say, typically my kind of trips revolve around natural beauty or perhaps a bit of culture so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Las Vegas. It had a lot to live up to from all of its various references in songs, film, TV, etc etc.

Firstly, a bit of background: Las Vegas, in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, is a resort city famed for its vibrant nightlife, centered around 24-hour casinos and other entertainment options. Its main street and focal point is the Strip, just over 4 miles long. This boulevard is home to themed hotels with elaborate displays such as fountains synchronized to music as well as replicas of an Egyptian pyramid, the Venetian Grand Canal, and the Eiffel Tower.

I have to say, one of my favourite parts of this ‘working abroad’ trip was watching the fountain show outside the Belagio. The one we watched was to “Fly me to the moon” by Frank Sinatra. We got really close to the fountain so our view made the grand spectacle of lights and shooting water feel oddly intimate. The song brings back a lot of memories of my dad and my late granny as this era of music would always be playing at her house when we went to visit for Sunday lunches and coffee cake. All of this combined made for a really memorable moment.

It’s so weird being in a place that is so grand and ostentatious that the hotels themselves have become tourist destinations. Totally worth checking out though! Roaming around was great because you would see various things that triggered different memories (mostly of TV shows that I loved growing up!) e.g. Friends – The one in Vegas where Ross and Rachel got drunkenly married

There is so much to take in during a trip to Las Vegas, there is so much going on at all times it can be difficult to know where to look or what to do! Music, restaurants, visual spectacles, gambling – although I must confess; I only did enough gambling to say I tried it. I opted for a cautious $20 which disappeared in 20 minutes. Oh well! Gambling is not for me. It was really disorientating though, all these brightly lit rooms with no clocks. You can totally see how people lose track of time.

All in all I’m very glad I got to visit Las Vegas. It’s a completely unique and crazy city that provides a lot of fun and activity, but honestly, I think I’m a bit more excited to see the Grand Canyon.

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Viva Las Vegas!