A Tale of Two Sin Cities: My Las Vegas Experience

Recently I took a three day vacation to Las Vegas, otherwise known as Sin City. I’ve been to Vegas on numerous occasion, but this trip gave
me a chance to really look at the differences between the old Vegas and the New. You see, two versions of the city exist simultaneously
now in Vegas. There exists the old Las Vegas, where people can still spend hours and even days sitting at tables or machines, pouring
in money while they smoke, drink, and eat to their hearts content. You can see an array of emotions play out in these instances, from
joy and glee as the chips stack higher and higher before them, to anger and frustration as the chips are quickly taken from you a handful
at a time. You can find this in both the newer casinos and the casinos that have surrounded Freemont Street and the Downtown area of
Vegas.

There also exists a new Vegas. This Vegas doesn’t solely rely on gambling as its main export of entertainment. Live shows, concerts, high
class restaurants, clubs, world-renowned shopping centers and tourist attractions have begun to bring in families, young couples and large
groups and parties to the city. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or event, looking to relax at the man made beaches of some of the
casinos along the Strip, or want to shop in beautiful and ornate shopping centers such as The Venetian, this new Vegas has brought a spark
into the city that hasn’t been seen since the days of The Rat Pack at it’s zenith.

Whether you enjoy the simple pleasures of the old Vegas or crave the bright, new features of the new Vegas, this is a town that may feature
its share of “sin”, but also allows for an escape from the troubles of home life and dive headfirst into a magical world of bright lights
and worthwhile sights. My trip showcased both sides of Vegas, and although I am an avid believer in the new Vegas, it was interesting to
see the old Vegas still thriving in the downtown areas. I loved exploring the Venetian/Palazzo and Bellagio hotels and casinos, and look
forward to staying on the Strip in the future.

If you want to check out my video blogs (vlogs) on my YouTube channel, follow this link here, (Avina Vlogs), and if you have any pictures,
videos or thoughts on Las Vegas or your own trip to Vegas, let me know in the comments below! Where is your favorite place to stay in
Las Vegas?

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Anthony Avina, (Born March 1990), is an author, a journalist, and a blogger. Born in Southern California, he has battled through injuries, disabilities, moves back and forth across the country, and more, yet still maintains a creative voice that he hopes to use not only to entertain but to inspire hope in even the darkest situations. He writes short stories and novels in several genres, and is also a seasoned journalist for the online magazine, On Request Magazine, as well as the popular site TheGamer. Having grown up reading the books of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, they inspired him to write new and exciting stories that delved into the minds of richly developed characters. He constantly tries to write stories that have never been told before, and to paint a picture in your mind while you are reading the book, as if you could see every scene of the book as if it were a movie you were watching. His stories will get your imaginations working, and will also show that in spite of the most despairing and horrific situations, hope is never out of reach. He am always writing, and so there will never be a shortage of new stories for your reading pleasure. http://www.authoranthonyavinablog.com

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