Viva Las Vegas!!
Trip Start Mar 27, 2006
95Trip End Dec 03, 2006
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I left Fiji at 11.30pm on Saturday and landed in L.A 3pm the same day. So because of the time difference I ended up arriving before I left, which is kind of weird. I was planning to stay in L.A for a night then head to Vegas the next day but the cheapest accommodation I could find in L.A was $50 for the night so I thought screw it, I can't wait any more and headed straight to Vegas. I got on the greyhound with some very shady looking characters (a couple who I'm sure must have just been released from prison) and made the 6 hour bus trip to Vegas. I must admit even though it was 2am by the time I arrived, I had only had about three hours sleep in two days, and I couldn't check in to the place I was staying at till 3pm, I couldn't wait to get go check out the casino's on the strip.
From the moment I arrived in Vegas I've been walking around with this stupid smirk on my face because I'm finally here
When I got into my room I was shocked again. When I booked it on the internet I looked for the cheapest place available in Vegas. It costs $25 a night and was advertised as no frills accommodation. With some of the hostels I've stayed in roughly the same price for sharing with 8 people I wasn't expecting much so couldn't believe it when I walked into the room with two king size beds, a T.V and en-suite all to myself
With drinks absolutely free (minus a $1 tip for the stunning waitress') and gambling around the clock I'm in no rush to leave this place. I've always said that all cities are pretty much the same all over the world. Vegas is the exception. Even if you don't gamble there's still loads of shows and stuff you can see and do.
Up until now the poker's been going pretty steady and am up about $400 so far. It should have been more than that the in the first session but I lost a $500 pot to some guy going all in with A6 on a flop 346 I called with 99 and he hit a 6 on the turn to make him trips. Not much you can do about that though. Still a long way to go to make those millions yet...