L.A & Las Vegas trip

I just got back from a business trip in L.V and L.A straight to Melbourne racing carnival season. For those who do not live Down Under, Spring Carnival is not really about the horses, but more about the dresses, champagne and after parties. The culmination of carnival is the Melbourne Cup (2 weeks time, a state holiday -))) ) which offers one of the most lively atmospheres of the year. The first major race took place in Caulfield which is only few minutes from my hood, so we spent a gorgeous sunny morning (and noon :- )) ) in a traditional champagne celebration at my courtyard.

A week earlier, my current company sent me off to do an oral presentation in Las Vegas, so I found myself spending a week in west coast USA. I guess my first impression of Las Vegas was similar to that of other people: One BIG gigantic amusement park. Not only are the buildings big… the cars look like spaceships (can you say Iraqi fuel war?) and people are not far from this description…HUGE. But more than all, Las Vegas is all about gambling and you can’t really avoid it! Hotels, Airport (?!), supermarkets (?!?!) and toilets (well not really, but there’s an idea!)

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Every night (Or Day…) a large crowd of people, old and young, gather, mainly to press on buttons, hoping for the machines to puke coins on them…Each year they spend around 40 billion dollars in L.V (more than the GDP of 38 African countries..)

What really inspired me in Las Vegas was actually outside of Las Vegas itself, and that is its untouched wild west nature. Magnificent!

Grand Canyon is 6 hours drive away so I had to be satisfied with the red canyon, Hoover dam and some scenery desert views.

Los Angeles was shining brightly along with blue skies when I arrived, so I didn’t waste much time and spent my days close to the beach in Santa Monica. The wide (and I mean wide) endless stretch of soft sandy beach was just perfect after dry Las Vegas. Los Angeles (and Santa Monica in particular) is really defined through contradiction and mixture. I have never imagined seeing so many homeless people in one of the most expensive areas in L.A. All in all L.A was a great experience, especially my last day visit at Getty museum, which is one of the wealthiest and largest museums in the world with its amazing collections of ancient sculptures, photography, and paintings.

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Tal Gur is a location independent entrepreneur, author, and impact investor. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His most recent book and bestseller, The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World, has set the stage for his new mission: elevating society to its abundance potential.

 

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Tal Gur is a location independent entrepreneur, author, and impact investor. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His most recent book and bestseller, The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World, has set the stage for his new mission: elevating society to its abundance potential.

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