Genting Highlands, Bargain Basement Las Vegas

Trip Start Jan 16, 2008
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Trip End Nov 2008


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Flag of Malaysia  , Pahang,
Saturday, June 21, 2008

We got a great deal online for one of the biggest hotels in the world, the First Word Hotel with 6118 rooms!!   The bus journey was all uphill and the temperature really dropped as we drove through the clouds; the scenery was breathtaking.

At check in at the Hotel you even had to get a ticket for one of the 30 different check in desks. We got lucky as one of the staff gave us an old ticket which allowed us to skip the queue.

We had a walk through the Theme Park inside and outside of the hotel and enjoyed a few of the attractions. The rides were not as good as in Europe. The water bumping boats and go karting were the most fun as Ruairi got a crappy ride each time while I was flying around and laughing my head off with mine.

We caught the "Dreamz" magic show with mind blowing illusions, white tigers and even the very rare white lion.  After the show Ruairi introduced himself to the magician, Enrique Polo who turned out to be not too far away from my hometown in  Valencia.  We had a great chat, met all his family and he gave us the opportunity to make friends with the white lion and tiger, it was really amazing.  There are only 25 white lions in the world and Enrique has two of them!!

Its supposed to be true that everyone in the world has a twin... well I found my sisters;  she is from Hong Kong and looks so much like my sister Dolo apart from the chinese eyes. The eyes nearly popped out of my head when Ruairi pointed her out to me, so freaky!!

We got to play the  money wheel in the Hotel casino and won 50 rinngit in one single bet.  At a training  table that the casino had available, we learned to play different card games including the new 3 card poker and all the hand signals for blackjack. As a thank you Ruairi  peformed some magic for the trainers and very quickly we were surrounded by people enjoying the impromtu show.  We bet again at different gambling games and lost the rest of the time, but had a blast playing and enjoyed the madness!
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