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New Years in Las Vegas

New Years in Las Vegas can be a great experience as long as you are prepared for it.
Here is a quick list of things to be prepared for.

1. With New Years Eve landing on a Monday, it will basically turn into a 4 day party starting on Friday the 28th. Expect large crowds and long lines everywhere you go from the 28th through the 1st.

2. Starting around 8pm on the 31st, most hotels on the Strip go on a mini lock-down and only let in hotel guests and people holding tickets to New Years Eve parties at that hotel. Continue reading New Years in Las Vegas

The Brahma Shrine at Caesars Palace

I am starting a series of posts on lesser known Las Vegas attractions and tidbits. The first post in the series is about on of my favorite Las Vegas sites.

The Brahma Shrine at Caesars Palace.  It is at the North end of the Roman Plaza, near Hell’s Kitchen, in front of Caesars Palace. It was made in Thailand and was installed with the supervision of Buddhist monks. The shrine is a replica of the Brahma Shrine at the Erawan Hotel in Bangkok.

There are a few plaques at the shrine with additional information.  This one reads:
“The Brahma Shrine is renowned throughout the far east, to people of all faiths, as a place of prayer which in turn bestows prosperity and good fortune on those who come to visit and make their hopes and wishes known.

The casting ceremonies for the four-faced, eight-handed statue of the Brahma were held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 25, 1983 and many important religious authorities and international dignitaries participated.”

I visit the shrine for moments of self-reflection, contemplation and centering.
Visitors can light incense sticks at the shrine and on occasion I will do that, too.  It is not the kind of thing you would expect to see in Las Vegas and does seem a little out of place. That makes it all the more notable to me. The shrine is being stumbled upon by more people now that Hell’s Kitchen is open. Ultimately, that is a good thing, but it makes it a little more difficult to have a private moment.

The next time you need to slow down and take a break from the action of Las Vegas, stroll over to the shrine.

 

Getting Around Las Vegas: Free Shuttles to and from the Strip

(updated November 15, 2017)
The two cheapest ways to get around Las Vegas are to walk and to catch the various free shuttles. Here is a list of free shuttles.

The Rio    (updated November 15, 2017):
The Rio shuttle is no longer running.

The Palms  :
The Palms offers a free shuttle that runs every 30 minutes  from 11am – 8pm from the Palms main valet  to the Caesars Forum Shops  and then back to the Palms. The Palms shuttle is available  to all. Continue reading Getting Around Las Vegas: Free Shuttles to and from the Strip