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Monday, March 10, 2008

Conquering the Valley of Fire (Las Vegas, Day 1)

|current sounds| Sun Araw- The Phynyx

For my 25th birthday over the weekend, I flew out to Las Vegas to visit my friends Padmini and Braniff, both of whom I haven't seen in two years since we parted ways in Athens. Flying above the city, the lights were almost blinding: hotels and casinos practically line the landing strip, including the Death-Star pyramid casino.

Braniff and I spent most of Friday in the Valley of Fire, a stunning state park just 50 miles outside Vegas. Apparently, Captain Kirk died there.

After visiting Padmini's classroom and enjoying the amazing Lotus of Siam, we went to the MGM Grand to see Cirque du Soleil's Ka. Essentially a live action film, I was blown away from the stage itself, an acrobatic piece of design just integral to the production as the performers.


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