America//Las Vegas and Universal Studios Hollywood
Yes! We decided to go to Vegas for one night! It was wicked!
We left our hotel at 6am and travelled for an hour and a half, changing transport five times to get to what seemed to be the middle of nowhere..and waited for our Vegas bus!
I fell asleep straight away, but was then woken up by people arguing! Apparently the guy sitting next to us spilt some alcohol and the driver called the police... Everyone on the bus was going crazy, defending the guy who apparently was asleep when the bottle spilt.. Drama!
We finally arrived at our destination! It was so hot and full of people!
As soon as we walked into our hotel there was a mass of people gambling and drinking. We stayed the the Flamingo Hotel which had its own pink flamingos in the back!
We then took a stroll down the Vegas strip, which seemed so surreal! I loved how people were generally there just to have an amazing time, saw loads of people with funny looking containers around their necks, filled with alcohol and showgirls/performers walking along the street.
Later that evening we had some cocktails inside our casino, I got really hooked on the poker machines.. I won $10!!!! ..but lost $30... :D
After spending some cash we headed to the Lexur. We saw Chris Angel. It was interesting. I'd say the show consisted 40% of illusions, the rest was self-promotion and bragging. At the very end he announced that the moment to take a photo with him had arrived... We decided it was time to go home and hit the casinos :D
I found it difficult to buy coffee the next day, it seemed most places only sold Margaritas! Also we had to queue for an hour to eat breakfast at this restaurant opposite our hotel, but it was totally worth it. The interior was so cool and the food was pretty awesome too!
Turned out we had the same coach driver on the way back to LA who would not stop talking about his ex-wife... At least the view was relaxing!
Anyway when we got back to Hollywood we decided to look for a Vans store and got completely lost... Ended up on the highway, but quickly found our way to a pretty posh nail salon and had some new sets of nails done ;)
The next day we decided to go to Universal Studios! It was sooo much fun!
We got there quite late, so had to go round the park as quickly as we could! The first place we went to was this water attraction show which turned out to be so action packed and jokes!
Then we took four escalators to the lower park, I have to point out that they were the slowest moving escalators in the world, packed with people so it was impossible to get past! Went on a few rides and then made our way to the top park again to find out the only smoking area in the entire park was at the bottom...where we just came from....soooo off we went, this time taking the stairs!
Fortunately on the way up we met this guy who started showing us his Canadian money (which were made from plastic)! Turned out he was visiting California with his two teenage sons and it was his birthday! So he was given a special badge which got him fast tracks on all the rides, he kindly took us under his wing and got us front seats on the 'Hollywood Set tour bus'!
It was sooo cool! We got to see actual movie sets! My absolute favourite was 'The Desperate Housewives' lane!
I think the highlight of the day was going to this 'Haunted House' which initially we thought was going to be a ride... No it was pitch black with people jumping out and scaring the shit out of you! The fact that we were the only people there and no way to turn back didnt help.. I couldn't stop laughing (screamed a little bit too lol) Jenny wanted to kill me for making her go in there :D
Next.. We're off to Santa Monica!!!