I’m now more than halfway through my vacation and it has been great. My first stop was Las Vegas, Nevada. After an 8 hour flight from Lisbon to Newark, we had a couple of hours wait and then a 5 and a half hours flight to Las Vegas. A jet lag of 8 hours is something of a pain in the ass!!!!
We stayed at Treasure Island hotel, which was a quite nice experience. The next night we went to “O” from Cirque du Soleil at Bellagio: AMAZING! So far, my favorite Cirque du Soleil show (and I’ve seen a few…). The show is based on water and the acrobatics are out of this world.
The next day, after walking around the Venetian and having lunch at Buddy’s, we had a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon booked, and despite being really windy, we got there, payed, did all the instructions and even begun to get into the helicopter, but in the exact moment that I was getting in, they informed the pilot that the flight was cancelled… the wind had just gotten up from 49 MPH to 50 MPH, which is the limit. The pilot was actually really relieved, he even said that the previous flight felt like ridding a mechanical bull.
Not being able to fly, we took a gondola ride at the Venetian and then decided to watch a show… at 7 pm the “only” available show was Thunder from Down Under, so we went… if you don’t know which show this is, I’ll give you a hint: it has a lot of hot Australian guys taking their clothes off… So fun!
Then it was over… time to catch a flight to LA…