23 Jul '11, 10am

Lulz, @standingsushi! Our reporter spends 24 hours in Las Vegas - & barely lives to tell the tale

I had 24 hours in Las Vegas. In bachelor party time, that's long enough to do serious damage to the liver and the brain. Flying in from Singapore guaranteed jet lag - perfect for Sin City. Feeling disoriented is what Las Vegas is all about. Whether it's being drunk on free booze or in a delirium from winning money, everything is about piquing the senses. I arrived with three other guys. One of them was just married and we were giving him the legendary stag night he never had. It was "go-time" right from landing. With the scorching 40°C weather in a town built solely for vacation, Las Vegas is America at its best and worst. There's no dinner jacket and martini crowd here - leave that to the movies. The real Vegas is the 130kg man wearing a tank top (if any shirt at all) holding a yard-tall plastic cup drinking something alcoholic and pink from a straw. Gambling with chips a...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Travel/TravelFeatures/EDC11072...

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