Cirque Du Soleil: O

1 Jun 2010  No Comments

While I was inquiring about the shows, a lot of people told me that Cirque Du Soleil’s: O was the best show in Las Vega, and it is conveniently located in the Bellagio so it had to be on my list for shows to see.

The show has an aquatic theme to it, its mostly based on water in a 1.5 million gallon water tank that shifts during the show from a deep to shallow to hard surface. it looked really amazing.

The The show on the other hand didn’t mesmerize me the way the other shows had. Its not bad but its not the best Vegas have to offer either. Its mostly a circus act with water being under the performers instead of a net for the most part.

I might be a bit hard on this show cause I had really high expectations. It let me down a bit but still a nice show that costed more than $100 million to make.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Burger Bar: Las Vegas

31 May 2010  6 Comments

I’m a burger freak, ask anyone that knows me and they’ll tell you how much I love my burgers. But after trying like a thousand different burger places you come across a lot of good ones, it gets hard to differentiate the burger at that high level. I mean I can dismiss a burger for really minor stuff like not having enough mustered or ketchup.

The point that I’m trying to make is that we don’t have to compare two burger placed head-to-head, we can just say that its great and recommended. especially not all people’s taste is alike.

Back to the main subject, Burger Bar located in Mandalay Bay is considered to have the best burgers in Las Vegas. so it was a no-brainer. I went there yesterday just before The Lion King Show – that was awesome by the way. it was a 45 min wait for a table or I can sit immediately on the bar. The bar it was, after a quick read through the menu I decided to go with the American Classic, it had beef patty American cheese, crispy bacon, tomato, onion, on sesame bun ($13). I also ordered a Nutella shake, which seemed like a good idea at the time.

The burger was very good, and definitely recommended for anyone in Vegas. But don’t get out of your way just to try it.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

P.S. no burger pics, I was hungry and ate it before realizing that I didn’t take any pictures.

The Lion King – Review

30 May 2010  2 Comments

The Lion King is the best disney movie in my opinion. It has a great storyline, lovable characters and great songs. all the requirements for making a great show. But thats not all, it takes skill to adapt a great movie to a Broadway show. But The Lion King already been running for 13 years and its been hailed as one of the best shows. everybody that saw it recommended it. My wife has been telling me to see it for a few years now, I finally did.

After seeing it I also highly recommend watching The Lion King. Its not just for kids and families is a work of art. great singing and costumes and of course the story and characters are all there.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Wayne Brady Show – Review

30 May 2010  1 Comment

If you don’t know who Wayne Brady is let me till you that you missed out on one of the funniest show on TV. He was a co-star in the hit TV series Who’s Line is it Anyway along with Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie. just go to youtube and type in the “Who’s line is it anyway” and enjoy.

The live show follows the theme of Who’s Line is it Anyway, its all improvised, and there for no 2 shows are ever the same, and I believe it. Seeing Wayne work live in front of you really makes you believe that what he does it nothing short of spectacular.

I laughed so hard that my eyes where in tears for the better half of the show.

If I have time, I will definitely do it one more time.

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Blue Man Group – Review

29 May 2010  4 Comments

I attended the Blue Man Group show yesterday evening. I never been to any of their shows before(apart from some youtube videos) so I didn’t know what to expect. But it surpassed my expectations and was pleasantly surprised.

The blue man group is a mix of a Musical/Comedy with no dialect at all and just depends on the body language, but they do it brilliantly.

The only problem I had with the show is that in some instances, it feels that they are just dragging their feet a little. which I feel dropped the tempo of the show. But otherwise its a must see.

Rating: ★★★★½ 

I Think I Just Had The Best Slider Ever!!

29 May 2010  2 Comments

We went to a place called Fix, its a restaurant/Bar within the Bellagio. After reading the menu and coming across some sliders I just had to try them.

Well, we are in a dispute a here, as one of my friends disagrees. but I think that the sliders are the best that I’ve tasted so far. just look at that juicy patty, YUM!!

The 3 sliders have cheese, tomatoes and pickles. And come with fries too. the order will cost you $30.

Sorry for the bad pic quality, they were taken with the Nexus One in a really dark place.


29 May 2010  1 Comment

We arrived at earlier today at McCarran International Airport around noon, which meant that we have the whole day a head of us, Excellent.

The drive to the Bellagio hotel too about 10-15 minutes, there was a little traffic. And the chck-in took another 30 minutes.

According to the 2 taxi drivers and 2 receptionists, this is the busiest they ever seen Vegas. I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. But this is what we have and we must live with it.

The View from our room.

The weather is excellent, sunny with a cool breeze. Just perfect.

We plan to do lots of things today, lots.

Vegas Here We Come

28 May 2010  1 Comment

Me and the guys here are going to Vegas for the Memorial Day weekend. It was a last minute thing as we were planing to go in a few weeks. But since they are giving us Friday off then that means we have 3 night there.

Vegas Baby!!!

The East Mountains And The Longest Tramway in The World

22 May 2010  4 Comments

Last weekend me and a group of friends wanted to do something different other than watching movies. So we thought we might ride the world longest tramway the is conveniently located in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque’s elevation is 5500 feet the air is very thin here, it really gets hard to breath as soon as you start doing anything, especially if you live at almost sea level all of your life. The tram took us another 5000 feet to 10600 feet in 15 minutes.

The best idea we had is to take our jackets with us to the peak. it really was cold and windy. The temperature was 7 degrees when we arrived a the top, and it started to get colder as the sun was setting.

We spent a total of two hours walking in a narrow and slippery walkways that we didn’t prepare for at all. We also snapped a ton of pictures. After that we decided to head back.

There was also a restaurant up there at 10500′ we really wanted to try it but we didn’t have any reservation and the waiting time was 2 hours and there was no way that we were just going to stand there waiting for a table. Will go back up there just for the restaurant maybe.

The Weather is Nuts

14 May 2010  2 Comments

I know I’ve written about the weather here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. But this is just insane, I believed that Kuwait weather was crazy but this is just…..

Last Saturday the weather was beautiful, it was in the mid to high 20′s with a cool breeze. we really thought that the weather will stay great, poor us.

They have a saying here ” If you don’t like the weather, Wait 5 minutes and it will change” our first reaction was, you haven’t been to Kuwait have you? but boy where we in for a surprise the very next day.

On Sunday we woke up and the temperature was like 3-5 degrees, we were stunned. After digging into our bags and looking for something warm to wear, we decided to catch a movie (Clash of the Titans, 3/5). After exiting the movie this is what we saw.

A hail storm passed by, other parts of the city had snow. The next day it was very windy, I mean very.

We have to check the weather forecast daily just to know what to wear to work.


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