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    Has anyone been there?
    Any shooting advice?

    Will be bringing my only 2 lenses with me: 50mm and kit lens.
    Will be visiting Death Valley and Red Rock Canyon as well.

    Thanks!
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    Wide angle will be usefull both on the street and the sight seeing Go to Grand Canyon abd Hoover dam if you have time And possible, stay around the strip and hop from 1 casino to another.......remember to collect their coin mug as sovenior I have about 8 from different operator

    Other tips...
    1. The tap water is undrinkable...so buy drinking water from pharmacy such as Wallgreen, it's in galon and inexpensive....

    2. Eat Fatburger if you can find it http://www.fatburger.net/location.html

    3. Eat the fish & chip in New York New York...it's in the ground floor

    4. Eat the O'shea hotdog....it's huge and delicious...and it's $1 each (3 yrs ago)...it's next to Flamingo

    Some good read up here..

    http://www.1-las-vegas-shows.com/

    http://www.lasvegas.com/

    http://www.bigempire.com/vegas/cheapeats.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna
    Wide angle will be usefull both on the street and the sight seeing Go to Grand Canyon abd Hoover dam if you have time And possible, stay around the strip and hop from 1 casino to another.......remember to collect their coin mug as sovenior I have about 8 from different operator

    Some good read up here..

    http://www.1-las-vegas-shows.com/
    Thanks!
    Hopefully,the kit lens is wide enough.
    Coin mugs for slot machines?Heard that the slot machines have gone coinless.
    Yep,my plan is to visit 3 hotels per day,covering at least 15 hotels for this trip.
    Prolly have to wait till next trip to go Grand Canyon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joywalker
    Thanks!
    Hopefully,the kit lens is wide enough.
    Coin mugs for slot machines?Heard that the slot machines have gone coinless.
    Yep,my plan is to visit 3 hotels per day,covering at least 15 hotels for this trip.
    Prolly have to wait till next trip to go Grand Canyon.
    Hehe...my info is 3 yrs old...you might be right....but no harm trying if you happen to see 1.....3 hotels per day??? How long will you be there? I did at least 10 per day and it took me 4 5 days to complete those major one along the strip and some in Fremont st...very shiong...a lot of walking if you want to see details

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna
    How long will you be there? I did at least 10 per day and it took me 4 5 days to complete those major one along the strip and some in Fremont st...very shiong...a lot of walking if you want to see details
    6 days on the Strip and 2 days in Death Valley.
    Only hitting the major hotels.
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    go to in and out .. http://www.in-n-out.com/

    my advice is to stay one night at a grand hotel like the belagio/vanetian/mgm/wynn

    i think it will be a nice experience.

    bring a point and shoot to take video of the fountain at the belagio .. tripod if you can as well to take night shots..

    go to in and out ..

    try to take a day trip to grand canyon.. its beautiful .. much more than any hotel.. of course i realise that beauty if subjective, but it simply took my breath away when i went there.

    what else... if you have to gamble... blackjack all the way ... read up on basic strategy.. you might even make some money ..

    vegas buffet's are over-rated imo.. not that cheap anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by trlnlty
    go to in and out .. http://www.in-n-out.com/

    my advice is to stay one night at a grand hotel like the belagio/vanetian/mgm/wynn

    i think it will be a nice experience.

    bring a point and shoot to take video of the fountain at the belagio .. tripod if you can as well to take night shots..

    go to in and out ..

    try to take a day trip to grand canyon.. its beautiful .. much more than any hotel.. of course i realise that beauty if subjective, but it simply took my breath away when i went there.

    what else... if you have to gamble... blackjack all the way ... read up on basic strategy.. you might even make some money ..

    vegas buffet's are over-rated imo.. not that cheap anymore
    Thanks for yr advice!
    I'll be staying at Aladdin at $79 per night.I would love to stay in those hotel u mentioned but they are way above my budget.Yes,I'll bring my Nikon digicam too,so I can take come video clips.

    Planning on hitting the slots machines.
    I've read on tripadvisor vegas forum that some buffets are quite good.
    $12.99 buffet breakfast sound alright.I'll be trying a few when I'm there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joywalker
    Thanks for yr advice!
    I'll be staying at Aladdin at $79 per night.I would love to stay in those hotel u mentioned but they are way above my budget.Yes,I'll bring my Nikon digicam too,so I can take come video clips.

    Planning on hitting the slots machines.
    I've read on tripadvisor vegas forum that some buffets are quite good.
    $12.99 buffet breakfast sound alright.I'll be trying a few when I'm there.
    Aladin is good enough lor...and Belagio is just opposite I stayed in Bally's last time...super chep at $49 as it was not so long after 911....if you happen to hop in to Paris(just next door...impossible to miss)....try the deli next to the Casino.....it's very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna
    ....try the deli next to the Casino.....it's very nice
    Ok! I'll check out that deli when I visit Paris.
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    U must see Grand Canyon.

    If u dont have much time, u can take a air tour. Within 30 min u can reach GC and they fly round the place. Then can take aerial photog.

    If u drive or take a coach, easily 6 hours drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joywalker
    Thanks for yr advice!
    I'll be staying at Aladdin at $79 per night.I would love to stay in those hotel u mentioned but they are way above my budget.Yes,I'll bring my Nikon digicam too,so I can take come video clips.

    Planning on hitting the slots machines.
    I've read on tripadvisor vegas forum that some buffets are quite good.
    $12.99 buffet breakfast sound alright.I'll be trying a few when I'm there.

    welllllllllllllllllllll ... 12.99 for breakfast no matter how u see it is still expensive.. you can go to mcdonalds and be full for 5 bucks... i suppose try it once just to experience but it USED to be really cheap.. like 4-6 bucks for all-you-can-eat.. but its not that cheap anymore.

    yea thats why i said stay in a nice hotel for 1 night



    DO NOT HIT THE SLOT MACHINES. as you WILL LOSE YOUR MONEY. just some friendly advice from someone who has a gambling addiction ... but if you MUST .. i heard that machines nearer to the pay-out counters have better odds of winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trlnlty
    go to in and out .. http://www.in-n-out.com/

    my advice is to stay one night at a grand hotel like the belagio/vanetian/mgm/wynn

    i think it will be a nice experience.

    bring a point and shoot to take video of the fountain at the belagio .. tripod if you can as well to take night shots..

    go to in and out ..

    try to take a day trip to grand canyon.. its beautiful .. much more than any hotel.. of course i realise that beauty if subjective, but it simply took my breath away when i went there.

    what else... if you have to gamble... blackjack all the way ... read up on basic strategy.. you might even make some money ..

    vegas buffet's are over-rated imo.. not that cheap anymore

    HAHAHA In and out burger is my favorite.....

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    Joywalker.... you must try the buffet at Bellagio.... best in the world.... cesar palace used to be best... but then that was more than 10 years ago.....

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    Wah.. ownself go never offer to bring me along ah?

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    u need a 12-24mm, trust me.....the landscapes there are magnificient esp grand canyon.

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    enjoy MONUMENT VALLEY too...of cos, dun forget to bring your steady tripod .....VEGAS looks best at night with all its theme hotels


    oh... if you have any female friends who love wearing skirts, watch it at HOOVER DAM ...it's very windy ...if not, you will have lots of MARILYN MONROE It's bestto wear denim ....heavier

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er
    U must see Grand Canyon.

    If u dont have much time, u can take a air tour. Within 30 min u can reach GC and they fly round the place. Then can take aerial photog.

    If u drive or take a coach, easily 6 hours drive.

    Price for the air tour is pretty expensive.
    If we have the time,we prefer to drive there.
    Grand Canyon will have to wait till next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trlnlty
    DO NOT HIT THE SLOT MACHINES. as you WILL LOSE YOUR MONEY. just some friendly advice from someone who has a gambling addiction ... but if you MUST .. i heard that machines nearer to the pay-out counters have better odds of winning.
    I like slot machines.
    This may sound cheap but I intend to play only the penny or nickel machines.
    Bo bian.If I lose,it's US dollars! Pretty shiong if I go for other machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idor
    Joywalker.... you must try the buffet at Bellagio.... best in the world.... cesar palace used to be best... but then that was more than 10 years ago.....
    Check the price liao! So expensive!!
    Paris is now the best! Will be going there for breakfast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    Wah.. ownself go never offer to bring me along ah?
    My luggage bag can't fit you in!
    Last edited by Joywalker; 20th January 2006 at 11:42 PM.
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