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Day 28: Around the world 16 flavours of coke

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.




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Day 27: the longest day ever, Grand Canyon & Marquee

So the plan was to go to the Grand Canyon + Marquee today. Happy to report that we went to both! Everyone was telling us to go to XS at Wynn/Encore, but it was just too far and we got home too late to not have to wait 3 hours in line, so Marquee across the road it was.

Grand Canyon was a 16 hour or so trip, with 13 hours of bus riding, NOT FUN, NOT FUN AT ALL! It was $90, and I am officially sworn off riding buses. HELPFUL TIP (that I was also given by my boss, and ignored – so stupid): ride a plane to the Grand Canyon, it’s a 3.5 hour ride ALL UP, and it’s about $250. Totally worth it IMO. No one likes to waste their entire day on a bus like we did, we did TWO entire days.

I fell asleep for the majority of ride to the canyons; we had 2 stops – Mathers Point… and something else that I can’t recall, we spent around 90 minutes at each site. The Grand Canyons are really spectacular! Both Yosemite and the Grand Canyons have made me feel like I walked straight out of a postcard, it’s unbelievable! A bunch of people were taking photos in some other area that had no fences or barriers too, what guns! I am far to clumsy to do stuff like that, I would probably step on a baby rock and tumble down the Canyons – I would gather that 1-2 people would like to see me home, alive.

So we got back home at 10:30pm, we were told that if you’re not in line for Marquee or XS by that time, HAPPY WAITING! We ended up getting out of the hotel just before 12am and got a pass for 2 from a guy on the street for $10, I told him if this didn’t work, I’d come back for him! We lined up and got in within 45 minutes, I know I know, you can find ways to get in for free and not pay, but we don’t club so we don’t know! Also, we were fully expecting to pay the $20 cover charge each for girls, so to us, we saved $15 each! J

The club is big, lots of people screaming, bumping, grinding, RedFoo from LMFAO was there, I only saw a gigantic fro on the stage. Anna and I proceeded to buy a vodka sunrise, it was $15 each – WTF, they used Belvedere vodka and all, but $15!!!!!!!!!!! Highway robbery!!!!!!!!!!! Anna and I took a little stroll around near the outdoor pool to finish our drinks and some random Mexican/Italian (oh I don’t know) guys came up to us and asked us to take a picture for them, they ended up sticking around to talk to us and one of the guys kept sleazing onto me. American guys are so so so sleazy at clubs, I was told of this, but really saw it firsthand. Oh, our Aussie boys are such gentlemen (or just not as confident). He bought me a long island and refused my money when I tried to pay him back. I ended up downing 2 long islands during the course of the night and getting spectacularly drunk, in true Karen style, I can’t remember chunks of my night. I do remember the guy telling me he got here by helicopter and pulling out a big big big roll of cash. I do remember the smaller Mexican guy (who is apparently our age) talking to Anna about … who knows what. I do remember the other guy trying to lead me to the bar and kiss my head and smell my neck after I enthusiastically spoke about my boyfriend. OH, some guy from Hawaii kept hitting on Anna too. He kept trying to hold her hand by leading her to other areas of the club (seriously guys?), and would touch her waist and stuff, my god, we had to escape!!!!! In my drunken state, I said I wanted to go see the hip hop room, we walked downstairs and he was leading, the moment was saw the exit door to the balcony, I grabbed Anna and we stood outside and decided to leave because I felt like hurling (SUP SPANX). When we walked out, lucky us, he was walking to the stairs and spotted us, we were literally 1m away from him. “Where did you guys go? You guys disappeared” he asked. “Oh, we just needed a breath of fresh air” I smoothly responded, though I doubt I was as smooth as my drunk self thought.

So anyway, we left at around 2am, I ended up calling said boyfriend and lamenting to him about how bad my skin is and how he will leave me when I return… this went on for about 20 minutes (or so he says, I don’t remember much of the conversation) – oh babe, I don’t know how you put up with me, you clearly got the short end of the stick in this relationship.

I passed out the moment my head touched the pillow! Omg I am so proud that we managed to go out and party after waking up so early and sitting on a bus all day.

American drinks are so strong. I’ve completely gotten screwed over long islands 2 nights of my trip, they were tasty long islands though! That’s pretty much the story of the day!

OH I forgot, when we got home, our water had completely shut off, I used the last good flush on the toilet and then all was lost. We needed to wash our faces!!! We called the concierge and received a $50 credit for food/bev for the inconvenience. We ended up running outside to the ice machine to get a bucket of ice, blow drying the ice, and using icy cold water to rinse the face wash off our faces, Anna said it was super cold, I remember washing my face with it first but it not being particularly cold. Idiot child.


So beautiful!!!!


Look at how fat the packet of chips has gone



I slept beside this


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Day 26: Las Vegas, Baby!

Ahh, the plane ride I was looking forward to the most – VIRGIN AMERICA, they definitely did not disappoint, I’d fly with them EVERYWHERE domestically if I could, they have TV’s for every seat, NO OTHER AIRLINE HAS THAT! Their plane interiors look like spaceships and the flight attendants are really nice. It was sadly only a 1.5 hour ride, I was AWAKE FOR ALL OF IT FOR ONCE! I think? I may have dozed off for 15 minutes… lol. Likely.

Las Vegas airports has pokies and slot machines EVERYWHERE! We also spotted some super tall African American guys and immediately assumed they were basketballers, we tried to see where they were from to no avail. We caught a cab from the airport to the Paris Hotel, LET ME TELL YOU NOW… the cab fare should not be > $20 (incl tip) if going to a hotel near the Bellagio or Caesar’s Palace if there is no traffic, we got ripped off, think the cab driver took a different route, bastard. We ended up paying like $30 with tips, I forgot his Cab Driver ID, I actually took the effort to try to write it down, yeah, genius Karen, you have a pen in your bag all the time and paper, why didn’t you write it down?

Ate at the Bellagio Cafe because the buffet line was so so so ridiculously long, I had a Spag Bol and Anna had an Angus Beef Burger I think. We also ordered a banana cream pie and a raspberry chocolate layer cake. NOM NOM. We quickly rushed back to go get in line for our show, we managed to book a show to a raunchy hypnotist called Anthony Cools, we bought the general admission tickets and got a free upgrade to the front row – BOOYA!

The highlights/summary of the show:

  • Audience members volunteered to go up, 6 people from the audience were left – 3 men and 3 women.
  • A pretty girl was hypnotised to forget her name, she looked so concerned whenever someone asked her for her name and she didn’t remember, Anthony Cools made her sing Happy birthday to everyone every time she wanted to remember her name.
  • A girl was hypnotised to think that her coochie was talking to her every time someone said her name and screaming really personal things to the audience, she kept telling it to shut up.
  • Whenever a guy heard the song ‘Ring of Fire’, his bumhole would BURN, and the only way to ease it would be to rub his bum on the floor.
  • Whenever a guy’s name was said (Joseph), he would have a boner and try to suppress it – he kept fiddling with his pants and smiling cheesily.
  • Everyone on stage was hypnotised to think that someone farted and that it was foul.
  • Everyone on stage was hypnotised to think that they were naked, auditioning for a pornographic film that they really wanted, and then they had to perform their best sex moves on a chair that to them, would be the most gorgeous person they were filming with. This was highly disturbing, a nice Asian girl gave head to the chair, an old man gave head to a chair, the pretty girl was … well, having sex with the chair and forgetting her name when asked about it.
  • Everyone on stage switched sexes, the guys ended up giving a bottle a blow job.
  • Everyone received the most mind blowing orgasms once Anthony Cools shook their hands, the Asian girl squeezed his hand so tight that it went really really red and he looked like he was in some pain. The pretty girl was going crazy and he asked her for her name and she screamed “I DON’T FUCKING KNOW” while orgasming. The ring of fire guy was rubbing his bum on the floor while orgasming, his shoe flew off… it was funny.

All in all, a very entertaining show! Everyone should go watch it and maybe if you’re game, volunteer! Though I really don’t think anyone would want video evidence of all the above floating around – every show is filmed.

We are going to the Grand Canyon tomorrow! DREADDDDDDDDD… after Yosemite, I never want to sit on a bus ever again.



Signing out!


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$20 Sandwich



Something that must be tried when we hit Vegas.

There is a fine line between bribing and tipping, no? :/

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