Leaving Las Vegas

I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t. 

 

Lucille Ball

I could not agree more with this saying. If I had not taken a year of my life in Dublin and moved to Las Vegas I honestly feel I would have spent years thinking “what if..”

I am posting this blog on my last day as a Nevadan resident. To me this is an intense bitter/ sweet moment, I have had the most amazing year living in Las Vegas and I am incredibly sad to leave but I could not be more excited to go home to Dublin and see all of my family and friends.

Moving to Las Vegas with my boyfriend Conor, was the biggest and scariest decisions I had ever made, I was leaving behind my family, friends and a good job, for the unknown. I had visited Las Vegas before on vacation but I knew living there would be a completely different experience.

Over the past 12 months I have lived an extreme life, after landing in Las Vegas and finding an apartment I was broke, got offered my DREAM JOB, having to turn it down due to technicalities on my visa, finding a job that was far from my dream and actually enjoying every day of it… well, most days, and meeting some amazing, crazy and hilarious characters.

This city has been amazing to me and I cannot believe it has been a year already, time really does fly when you’re having fun. This has been a milestone for me, and I honestly feel like I have grown so much as a person and become more independent than I thought I could be. If I had not taken the risk of moving to the other side of the world, I probably wouldn’t have created my blog which has also been a fantastic experience.

I wanted to put together a little collection of pictures from insane year, more for myself than anyone else, but I hope you do enjoy it too.

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Treasure Island, the hotel I stayed when when I first arrived

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My plane ticket

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Seeing Train & The Script perform at the Hard Rock Hotel

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The view from the Rio

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Bartender Flaring at the Rio

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Too broke for a Christmas tree, so we decorated a plant.

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The Bellagion Christmas decor

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Conor & I with the Bellagio behind us

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New Years Eve at Caesars Palace

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Zarkana Cirque du Soleil at the Aria

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The world’s largest chocolate fountain at the Bellagio

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Coffee and Crepes at the Bellagio

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The view from the Eiffel Tower, strip south

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The view from the Eiffel tower, strip north

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Strip at New York New York

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The Bellagio fountains, view from Todd English Olives

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The Hoover Dam

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Amazing show: Jersey Boys

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Vodka in my milkshake at Holsteins

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Cocktails at Rhumbar

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The Volcano at the Mirage

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not in Las Vegas but from a trip to the beach in San Diego

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The Bellagio Fountains

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Interior of the Wynn

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Seeing Olly Murs perform at Pure

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The closest I got to Olly Murs

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Pure nightclub

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Conor & I at Pure

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The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil

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The Beatles Love by Cirque du Soleil

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With my mum at the Bellagio

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Conor and I at the Flamingo

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The dance-floor at Body English

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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay

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Las Vegas Boulevard

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The Luxor hotel

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Disco Horse at the Bellagio

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The best steak I have ever had; Gordon Ramsey Steak

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The Bellagio fountain

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Cheesecake Factory

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My mum at Mandarin Oriental

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Champagne and cocktails at Mandarin Oriental

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The view from Mandarin Oriental, strip north

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The dance-floor at Hakkasan

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View from Planet Hollywood

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Loosing all my money, ha!

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Gina’s Casino ❤

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I actually had the Parrots on my shoulders but do not have that picture! At the Flamingo

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Had an amazing time when some girls from Dublin visited. Cocktails at Todd English Olives.

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Watching the Bellagio fountains

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Lobster Rolls at Todd English PUB

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EC Twins at Marquee

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Rehab at Hard Rock Hotel

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The Flamingos at the Flamingo

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MGM Grand

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Planet Hollywood casino floor

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In front of the water at the Venetian

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My gorgeous pool area

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My gorgeous pool area

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The amazing roof at Fremont Street

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Mini tornados at Crystals

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Christman in Venice, at the Venetian

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Hakkasan Nightclub

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View from the roof at the Palms

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Wet Republic

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Wet Republic

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Conor & I at Wet Republic

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Sensation White

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Sensation White

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Sensation White

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Pink Pony

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Conor’s birthday dinner

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View from the Palms

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The Light club

 

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3 thoughts on “Leaving Las Vegas

  1. Pingback: I Love Las Vegas! | I Shoot I Zoom Some Sassy Shots

  2. Well, it was awesome to meet the two of you. If you guys ever want to come back, you know you left some friends here too. And be sure I’ll be calling you guys if I’m ever in Dublin!!!

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