Vegas, baby

We spent two nights in Vegas, crawling the gigantic casinos installed at the feet of some of the biggest hotels in the world. Our host Lorenzo showed us the strip on the first evening, and we went in the old part of the town on the second one.

Xavier likes to play poker, so he had a go and joined a table of the Bellagio. I sat behind him and watched. The characters at his table all seemed to be part of a movie. On a table nearby, the chips were of different colors. There was enough money there to keep me traveling several lifetimes.

It was an interesting visit, although it often felt very uncomfortable in this strange atmosphere where kitsch, glitter and vaguely erotic are blended in a 'buy now, spend more' fashion. We were happy to take the road again to the desert, leaving the strip behind.