A short summary of the day, since we didn’t do anything particularly eventful.
We ate lunch at Le Cafe in the Paris Hotel using our $50 credit, I had a beef bourguignon and Anna had a ravioli with sage and brown butter, we both shared a tuna nicoise (i finally learnt how to pronounce it… you can guess how I was pronouncing it before).
We then bought a 24 hour monorail pass ($12!) and went to MGM Grand, got a bit lost in there, they had an area for CBS which were testing pilots (of tv shows). We walked out into the sun to go to M&Ms World and Coca Cola World, oh my, within 1 minute, I was pretty much sweating, desert sun/heat is HORRIFIC. I was so close to tears man.
We had a quick look in M&Ms World but nothing really interested us, we moved quickly into Coca Cola World which was next door, there are 2 floors I think, on the 2nd floor, they serve an assortment of coke products, 8 cup floats, 16 cup around the world tasting things ($7)… I warn you now, while the 16 cup around the world taster may sound like a good idea… it isn’t. About 10 of the flavours were pretty gross, STEER CLEAR OF BEVERLY FROM ITALY, there was one that tasted like mouth wash… it was foul, get the floats (a spider, to Australians). We barely even touched most of the drinks, Anna finished maybe 3 cups in total haha. Fails.
We headed back to the Bellagio to eat at the buffet, I kept looking for a Geisha pokies machine that I love, but all were out of order or 5c, which is just too much, I’m a 1c kind of girl. We ended up heading to the Buffet, still kinda full, assuming that the line would take at least 1.5-2 hours before we could go in, by then we wouldn’t be full anymore and would be able to eat. We were wrong. We got in within 30 minutes. It was a $32.99 buffet or something, had kobe beef, sushi, crab legs, and an assortment of other food, the dessert section was HUGE, but the food was so-so. It’s meant to be one of the best buffets in Vegas (and one of the priciest), but it did not meet my expectations; maybe we should have gone when we were hungrier.
After the buffet, we were stuffed like no tomorrow and went to play pokies a little bit, I didn’t end up on my Geisha pokies machine but instead on a “Great Wall” pokies machine, I won $90 from a feature and put $20 in! Ended up losing $50 elsewhere, but still $40 up. I seem to only go for asian themed pokie machines. Hmmm.
We went back to the hotel to rest for a little while before going to visit the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, we walked to the Mandalay Bay from MGM Grand (I don’t recommend it, I wanted to cry and die and all sorts of things)… we then couldn’t hack it and took a taxi from Mandalay Bay, you probably should just take a taxi from your own hotel and waste an additional $10 and not do stupid shit like us.