My take on Vegas.............................. On the whole I didn't like Vegas. Too fake, noisy and sleazy. If you like all the pizazz, lights, gambling and noise everywhere, not to mention masses of people, then sure, stay in one of the strip hotels. We went in a couple to get prices (on a road trip so never planned anything as we didn't know where we'd be at any given time) and the people and, worse still, relentless noise from the machines, drove us out in a couple of minutes. If you hire a car then it will be horrendous trying to get into and out of the hotel car parks. The lights (most hotels have traffic lights controlling the cars in and out of each hotel car park) don't change for long and the worse problem is the masses of pedestrians that just ignore the lights and cross the road anyway, meaning maybe only 1 or 2 cars can get through onto the main strip road before they change to red again. Not to mention most, if not all, strip hotels have valet parking - you can add $10 - $30 each time you want to park or drive off in your car. Ridiculous. We then found a hotel sort of on the corner of the strip which was expensive, but nice. They too had valet parking though but at least you could get in and out reasonably easily. However, having checked into a suite, we went on to the balcony to find there were stickers everywhere saying you couldn't smoke - even on the balcony with the doors shut! They would fine you (or more like charge your credit card once you'd left) $500! Being a smoker, we immediately checked out. Fair enough not in the room, but outside 100ft up on a balcony??? Whatever, be wary of things like that if you're a smoker. The joke is though that many of the hotels allow smoking in the rooms, and even in the casinos (well they did in 2012 when we went). Before people start banging on about smokers, please note that smokers in the UK contribute £12 Billion in cigarette taxes and duty each year to the Treasury, yet 'cost' the country (NHS) only £2 Billion a year. So if there weren't smokers, or if smoking was banned completely, all you non smokers would need to pay a lot more income tax to make up that £10 Billion shortfall - something like an extra 5% tax (which would be an extra 25% more tax then most people pay already). Not to mention smokers on average don't live as long so get less back from the state in pensions. Anyway, we were about to abandon the whole idea when we stumbled, quite literally, on a gem of a hotel just around the corner from the strip. We got caught in the wrong lane and so had to turn right at the end of the strip, Then couldn't get across the road because of traffic so had to turn right again. Not knowing where we were really we just kept going and then found a great hotel - it was a sanctuary of peace compared to the strip hotels. It was all on one level, allowed smoking in some rooms and everywhere outside (common sense) and they had masses of FREE self parking so you could come and go immediately as you wished - without having to pay for somebody to park/retrieve your car every time you went anywhere, plus pay for the privilege! It was called Tuscany Suites and offered crazy good prices - we stayed I think 5 nights (used as a base to travel about the vegas area and see things such as the dam) and the average price per night was about $45. Check it out if you want something away from the mayhem of the strip - plus really big rooms (suites). We went to the Pawn Shop and ended up being in one of the filmed sequences with Rick and the old man, and then also went to Rick's Restorations and met Rick's brother who posed for pictures and gave autographs. A really nice guy actually - and HUGE, at least 6' 6", and maybe more. The pawn shop was NOTHING like you think - there are usually big queues waiting to get in and so you can barely move inside. Then if something interesting turns up, they ask everybody to leave apart from maybe 10 people they ask to stay behind to appear as 'customers' in the background. Then the 'stars' come out of the back room to film the segment, then once over they go back inside, the normal staff reappear and they open up the door to the queue again. You are instructed, firmly, NOT to look at the camera or the 'stars', just mingle around looking into the display cabinets as though it was just a regular no big deal day. What I felt was wrong was that the 'stars' wouldn't even thank the 'customers' that appeared in the filming, let alone pose for pictures or give autographs. They just appear and then disappear just as quickly when they film. They tell you before they come out that you shouldn't look at them or the camera, or even stand alongside the 'customer' pawning an item, and also that they will NOT pose for pictures or give autographs. Considering they would be nothing without all the people who go there to hopefully see them, they ought to at least thank those that are asked to remain during filming - I mean, how long does it take to have pictures taken and autographs given to a maximum of 10 people anyway?? What you also don't see on tv is the far end of the shop - crammed full of merchandise such as T-shirts, mugs, baseball caps and other memorabilia. This is apparently their main source of income (other than the TV rights) because, in reality, they don't make much money from buying and selling. The 'stars' are NEVER just hanging around inside waiting for people to rock up with their stuff, or even so that you can walk up to them to chat or take a picture. Other than when they film, the 'stars' are never there - just the regular staff that actually run the business in the normal course of the day. We did recognise one of the lesser staff that we'd seen occasionally on tv, but he was a very minor character. All in all very disappointing and a bit of a sham really as most people, like we did, think the 'stars' are just hanging around all day doing very little. The reality is they are rarely ever there (their big money comes from the tv series) and only appear on set days to film occasionally during that day. So would I go to Vegas again? Lol, no way.
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Always prefer to buy direct if i can. My flights to America on a comparison app said 'check website' where the price should have been, so it was bottom of the list, and it was cheaper than the 'cheapest price'
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We did around the world in 3 weeks, it was plenty of time. London, Singapore, Perth, Ayers Rock, Brisbane, Sydney, Honolulu,San Fransisco, London