Published: November 21st 2008November 18th 2008
Tuesday Nov 18
We spent our last day in Las Vegas wandering from casino to casino, marvelling at the ways these people have found to spend money. Our favourites included:
The Venetian - complete with Doges Palace, Rialto Bridge, San Marco bell tower, two
Grand Canals, singing gondeliers and an indoor Piazza San Marco - with more singers dressed in fine period costume.
The Mirage - the Dolphin pools and Siegfried and Roy's Secret Garden. How it could be a 'secret' garden when it was signposted all through the casino I don't know. But it featured white lions, white tigers, white leopards and five 6-month old tiger cubs who climbed over each other to nuzzle their keeper's fingers and generally played around like kittens. Except when it came to feeding time when it all got a bit willing.
Harrahs - how does such a low rent casino survive amongst these billion dollar extravagances?
Bellagio - we went back and watched the fountains again.
MGM Grand - since we were staying here we thought we'd make the effort to catch the lifts down to the ground floor and see the Cirque du Soleil performance of Ka. It was absolutely stunning.