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Las Vegas 2012

by Kiran on September 24, 2012 · 24 comments

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Continuing the overdue update of our recent summer travels.

Mmmm… let see. I’ve recapped about Phoenix, Lake Pleasant, Los Angeles and Grand Canyon.

Phew! That’s a lot of travelling. So now, I want to chat about Las Vegas. It was a short, less than 24 hour trip.

Everything was going as per plan until I realized I forgot to pack my zoom lens. Yikes!

I only had a macro/prime lens. A 50mm lens to be precise. Unfortunately, there’s no way I could have taken wide-angle shots at all.

Double yikes!

Obviously I was not upset at all. I mean, who goes to Las Vegas just to take photos?! That would be absolutely ridiculous.

Ok, fine. I wanted to take photos oh so badly and was not interested in slots. Ha!

To cut the story short — these are the only photos that was deemed suitable enough to preview on the blog. The rest is history.

Lesson learnt in a very hard way — never, ever leave your house without a zoom lens.

Anyways, there was so much to see and very little time to play slots. So we did what normal people would do, otherwise.

After a short and sweet sight-seeing, we checked into a very cozy hotel, thanks to a wonderful suite upgrade — I proceeded to soak in a whirlpool tub while the Husband strolled into the casino to play slots.

We are a cool couple, just like that 😉

Don’t worry, we aren’t broke. And we are not millionaires either.

I’m sure many who has been to Vegas have a more vivid experience in comparison — but I’m also a believer that Vegas is not for everyone 🙂

Off to cross “Vegas” from our bucket list. Only time will tell when and where we would be going next!

Have you been to Vegas before? How was it?




1 Liren September 25, 2012 at 1:29 AM

I haven’t yet been, Kiran! Whenever I do go, I do plan to eat, and maybe catch a show, because I’ve never really been a gambler. And I’ll be sure to pack the camera, too 🙂 I’m glad you were able to capture some memories with the 50 (I do love my nifty fifty so!).
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2 Kiran November 13, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Liren — I sure hope you get to visit Vegas soon. Meantime, have fun in Hawaii and eat for me 🙂

3 Bikramjit Singh Mann September 25, 2012 at 4:52 AM

Planning to be there next year summer time for sure ..

lovely pics
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4 Kiran November 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Bikram — Have fun if you do!!

5 Nava Krishnan September 27, 2012 at 5:05 AM

At least you managed to get a few shots good. I had the same issue too, mine is because my shots became blur and its really frustrating. Now I take shots continuously and in that way, I get one of two right.

Wonderful place esp Caesars’s and I know they have some great shows here.
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6 Kiran November 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Nava — Often, the issue lies in the kind of lens I have. Setting “auto” is a sure bet your photos will not come up blurry 🙂

7 Shivya September 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Never been to Vegas, not yet, but it sure is on my list for the slots. Okay, maybe for some shots too 😉
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8 Kiran November 13, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Shivya — lol, shots or slots, as long as you are having fun 😉

9 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today October 4, 2012 at 10:03 AM

I used to live in Las Vegas for half a year, I love this city 🙂
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10 Kiran November 13, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Marta — Nice. I wouldn’t dare living in Las Vegas. We’d go broke 😉

11 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today November 14, 2012 at 5:26 AM

hahaha, that’s why I didn’t gamble. But memories are simply amazing.
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12 Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings October 8, 2012 at 1:51 AM

I haven’t been to Las Vegas since the 80’s. I know things have changed a LOT since. Plenty of gourmet restaurants, high caliber shows, and more lights than I can every imagine! I’m glad you had a nice 24-hour getaway, Kiran!
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13 Kiran November 13, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Jen — thanks dear. And I’m not sure how much Vegas has changed, but it still boasts way too many lights for the global warming warning in my opinion 😉

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15 Kiran November 13, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Hi — thank you so much for visiting our space 🙂

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18 Radhika November 2, 2012 at 9:49 AM

I love the images! What camera do you use…but in any case, such composition is brilliant. The photos add a serenity to the entire page. Beautiful.

19 Kiran November 13, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Radhika — thank you so much! I’m using a basic Nikon D5000 DSLR with a kit lens. Nothing fancy.

20 Radhika November 15, 2012 at 12:42 AM

It’s still magical 🙂

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21 midnightvisitor November 7, 2012 at 3:55 AM

Gosh, love Vegas. Plan to go there next year.
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22 Kiran November 13, 2012 at 6:15 PM

MV — welcome to Chatterbox and thanks for commenting! I hope you get to enjoy Vegas even more so, next year 🙂

23 shwetha September 19, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Love vegas!nice post dear
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24 shreya January 8, 2015 at 1:19 AM

Las Vegas is the place of entertainment and enjoyment and the people there live at night…very nice and joyous place. I loved the place….

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