I had never been to Las Vegas until I had to go for a client conference.  My thoughts?  I may anger a lot of people with the statement I’m about to make — but here I go.  I didn’t like it.  While I know there are a lot of great chefs that have restaurants in Las Vegas, the overall feeling and look of LV was not my thing. 

Don’t get me wrong — I had a nice time there, but I would never want to go for vacation. 

I didn’t get a chance to go to the one restaurant I really wanted to try – Lotus of Siam – supposedly one of the best Thai restaurants in the country.  But over the next two days, I’ll tell you about a couple of the restaurants I did go to – actually, they were two buffets. 

Yes, I went to two buffets.  Me.  My choice?  No, but I know buffets are a big thing in Vegas so now I’ve done them…and now never need to do it again.

In the meantime, here are a few photos of my trip. 

The first row is of the Stratosphere bar/outside.  The second is of the Venetian.  Third is of “Paris.”  Last row is of the Bellagio water show (most recently made famous by Oceans 11, 12, and 13).  There are more photos if you want to see them on my Flickr page.

Stratosphere Strip  Stratosphere Strip 2

Venetian

Paris Las Vegas

Bellagio Water Show  Bellagio Water Show

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