Yard House Experience-Newport Beach


As we were exploring Newport beach searching for a place to eat in, we came by a huge mall called The Triangle that had many restaurants. Yard House caught our eyes and off we went. We were greeted by a lovely lady and seated immediately, the place was HUGE, we didn’t have to wait at all, not like other places.

We asked our server what’s the best burger and she mentioned the Gorgonzola Burger which has blue cheese so we said “why not” Let’s try it”. And we also chose The Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, and Summer Salad. We made sure that non of the orders had bacon. Btw, you have to mention that you don’t want bacon in your orders, because sometimes you read the ingredients and you see it’s not mentioned, sometimes the dish has bacon and you just don’t know about it, so let them know in advance that you don’t want  bacon in your order.

Everything turned out to marvellous, delicious, magnificent, OH LA LA LA :D Seriously the food was so good that we wanted to eat more but we were very full lol. The price was also good. The whole experience was great.

The salad had fruit and vegetables and caramelised walnut which gave an extra deliciousness. The Gorgonzola Burger had a very unique taste, we jus loved it. And oh my, the Philly Cheese Stake Sandwich was really good, the steak came well done, juicy, tender and yuuummmmmy.

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Newport Beach-Los Angeles


We arrived to Los Angeles on Saturday and decided to explore the area. Our hotel is in Anaheim, that’s like 1hr & 30 minutes away from the centre of Los Angeles and because we were very tired so we wanted somewhere close. We searched for some seafood restaurants in the area and found one called The Crab Cooker but you should have seen the line :S A long line was queued outside the restaurant so we just continued walking hoping to find a more quiet place.

We explored the area walking and it was really beautify;, quiet and full of serenity. The perfect place for relaxation. People were spending their time on the beach swimming or playing volleyball, walking, sitting in bars having a chat with friends in front of the ocean, ricin bicycles, etc. The weather was really cool, you just don’t want to leave but because we were hungry we had to get out of the area and find a place to eat which we did (post coming later).

This place has lots of small and cute beach houses, the designs of these house are very beautiful, i loved every house :) We are thinking of renting a beach house in Newport next time we come to the US.

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Fremont Street Experience-Las Vegas


Last day in Vegas was spent in Fremont Street Experience. I don’t know how I came across this street but i think it was from google when I was searching for the places to visit in Las Vegas.

We went there around 5:30 pm and it was still daylight so nothing special about it as you can see in the picture. But they closed the street’s entrances and asked us to show their IDs to make sure we’re above 20 years old and maximum security was surrounding the place. They checked all of our bags and wallets to make sure we’re clear but they were very nice with us and the process took less than 2 minutes.

As we entered the street again around 6pm it was still daylight, still nothing special about, so we walked through the kiosks and shops, had coffee in Starbucks and then the fun started. Around 7pm, music started playing in the middle of streets. The were 2 stages, both played by different bands. The music was so loud and energetic. People were dancing and having fun in the middle of the street.

Around 7:45pm the lights started playing in the ceiling, but at 8pm all lights closed in the streets and a colourful musical show started in the ceiling. It was soooo beautiful with all the colours and stuff dancing with the music. It was unbelievably beautiful, everyone was looking up with a huge smile on their faces.

We loved it.

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Broadway Burger Bar & Grill-Las Vegas


Las Vegas has a lot of hotels, and each hotel has its attraction, attractions, show, museums, dining places, casinos, clubs etc. Every hotel is HUGE and you’d spend more than 2 hours exploring it all. One of the hotels that we liked from the outside and wanted to see from the inside was New York New York hotel. This hotel was really huge and the decorations from the outside makes you feel as you’re literally in New York.

When we went inside, the place looked like the old New York, the decoration was really amazing, old buildings of new york and these buildings had either small souvenir shops, cafes or restaurants. One of these places that caught our eyes was a burger place called Broadway Burger Bar & Grill. We were somehow hungry so we said why not try the place? We weren’t disappoint. :)

The girl at the front greeted us with a huge smile and showed us where to sit, then our waiter came and explained everything. We ordered The Philly Cheese Steak Burger & Southwestern Burger, we made sure that they don’t add bacon to them and they followed our instructions. Also the waiter showed us a list of extra sauces for free and told us to pick one or two so she can bring them to us.

Both burgers turned out to be so yummy and delicious, juicy and tender. I loved the Southwestern burger more where my husband enjoyed the Philly Cheese Steak burger more, but all in all, we loved them both. The service was awesome and also the price turned out to be really reasonable :)

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The Linq-Las Vegas


A very hip and beautiful place to spend your night at. The Linq is the IT place for dining, shopping, walking, and entertaining district in Las Vegas. It has just opened and everybody is crazy about it. The place is very cool, it has a huge wheel that you can enjoy at night seeing Las Vegas with all its lights. Walking is so much fun in this strip because the weather at night get colder a bit and the music makes this place a vivid district.

Make sure not to miss this place if you’re heading to Vegas and it’s highly recommended to visit it at night.

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“O” Cirque du Solei Experience-Las Vegas


One of the shows that I really really wanted to see was “O” and I was so lucky, I got to see it “yeeepppeee”

I’ve always played youtube videos for this show and checked their websites just to see what they have about it. It always fascinated me, a huge swimming pool in the middle of the theatre and people performing in it was just beautiful on youtube. Now, what about seeing it live in front of your eyes? It was magnificent, unbelievable, it made me speechless.

Unfortunately, photography wasn’t allowed, don’t know why? They allowed it in Zarkana show but in this show it wasn’t. But i managed to snap some photos *dances* until one lady came and told me it’s not allowed :P

The decoration of the whole place was really beautiful, so dreamy with all the blue, purple and red colours. The performers were really professionals, all the moves they did were really awesome and scary at the same time. My heart stopped for a moment in one of the moves because I thought something wrong will happen :S

If you happen to be in Vegas, make sure to watch this show, it’s a must.

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Serendipity 3-Las Vegas


A friend recommended this place to me and I said why not? It’s located in Caesar’s Palace and I called in advance to make a reservation because I didn’t want to stand in a long queue and wait to be seated. Guess what? Even with our reservation, we waited like 7 minutes :P

The place is really huge and it faces the strip, so it gets really busy at night but the view is beautiful. Imagine eating your burger and watching the lights of Las Vegas change, people passing by, cars coming and going, it’s just beautiful and so alive.

We ordered The Asian Chicken Salad, The ABC Burger, and The Portobello Mushroom Burger. Every dish turned out to be amazing especially the Portobello Burger, all juicy and tender. But what we didn’t like is that it took them 25 minutes to serve our orders, it’s really long but the waiter told us this is the normal time for the orders to be prepared and also it was too pricey for burgers, our bill came around $75 which is too much.

We tried and it was delicious but I don’t think we’ll go to it again if we happen to be in Vegas :P

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Grand Canyon Helicopter Ride Experience-Las Vegas


One of the things that we wanted to see was the Grand Canyon, it was a must-see destination. We wanted to book from the internet but then decided to check the strip shops when we reach there and yeah we got great offers from a shop across the street. They gave us a good price for a 4hrs trip by helicopter, we pass by the famous sights of the Grand Canyon, land there, take photos, have a picnic and then get back home passing by the strip. The price was $405 per person, it was a good offer, so we booked it.

The day came and we were picked up from our hotel by a limo :D Oh yeah, that fancy hehe :P We reached our destination, the Helicopter base was located near McCarran Airport, so many helicopters were there. We were greeted by a very friendly staff, they took our weights, gave us a name tag to put on our clothes and then they asked us to watch the instruction on TV.

Our pilot was called John, he was really nice and funny. My husband asked him for the from seats and he gave us the front seats :D The view was amazzzzing. When we took off, it was verrry scary for I’m afraid of heights, i was about to cry, but my husband was worried that i’d throw up :P But everything started to become cool after 10 minutes or so. i started enjoying the view.

We passed by The Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Black Canyon, Colorado River and an active Volcano that damaged the land before. The view from the top was beautiful. We landed at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, took amazing photos until our table was set to have a light dinner. As you can see the pictures, the basket was really cute, it had cookies, and apple, pasta salad and Turkey sandwich. They offered us Sodas and Champagne lol, we had the sodas of course :P

The way back was alas beautiful, we passed by Lake Mead again and saw some lands, also passed by the strip and Fremont street experience. The ride was really cool, i wanna ride a helicopter again, it was totally worth it :D

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Jean Philippe Patisserie Experience-Las Vegas


I’ve heard a lot about this place and how famous it is in Las Vegas. To my luck, it was located in the hotel we were staying in Aria Resort and Casino, but whenever we want to try it, we leave because of the marvellous line standing to get breakfast or snack, it was always crowded except for a time or 2 where we got lucky to try some of the items on the menu.

This place is owned by the famous award winning French Chef Jean-Philippe Maury. There are 2 branches in Vegas, one in Aria and the other one is in the Bellagio hotel which is bigger than the one in Aria. The items on the menu are a lot, you can’t decide what to get because everything seems to be delicious and especially when you’re hungry, you want to eat everything :P

Let me tell you what we tried; We got the cinnamon roll, cherry danish, blueberry danish and chicken pesto panini (some of the items are not photographed). Everything was amazing and delicious, also very fresh, but my favourite was the cherry danish, it’s a must try, trust me :D

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Five Guys Experience-Las Vegas


One of the many places that were on my list was Five Guys burger place. It was a must-try for me, I wasn’t planning on leaving the US without trying it of course.

We were shopping in the South Premium Outlet in Las Vegas and then we got hungry so we decided to check the restaurants in the outlet and guess what? Five Guys place was there yeeepppppeeeee “shake it”. I got really excited when i saw the signs and went there immediately :P yum yum

We ordered the double cheese burger, fires and coke. The burger turned out to be amazing, really good. Everything was prepared in front of us, the staff were really nice and efficient. It wasn’t crowded, maybe because it was located in an outlet “maybe”. The price was very good for 2 persons. All in all it was a very nice experience, and we’ll visiting the restaurant again before we leave the country :D

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Kuma Snow Cream-Las Vegas


One of the things I came across on instagram was Kuma Snow Cream that is located in China Town, just outside the strip. We just googled the location on our gps and it was easy to find. Usually, it gets crowded at night so we decided to get there in the afternoon so we won’t find a long line and we didn’t. We greeted by a lovely girl and introduced us to the menu, flavours, then toppings and then sauce. We choose mango and strawberry and added strawberry and mango sauce and chose some weird toppings but they turned out to be really great.

The place isn’t that big, it’s ok but I don’t think it can hold a lot of people at night. They have 3 sizes for the snow, like mini, ninja and sumo. Sumo looked like a real sumo wrestler, it was HUGE.

If you don’t know what is “snow cream” it’s snow mixed with sweetened dairy to make an ice cream substitute. I thought it’s not going to turn out good but it was delicious, loved it a lot and i’d recommend it to anyone heading to Las Vegas, you have to try it.

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Aria City Center-Las Vegas


Our hotel was called Aria Resort & Casino City Centre. We chose it because it’s located in the middle of everything and the rooms are very spacious. To our surprise, the hotel was really huge and when we reached there it was crowded and many people were checking in. We were very tired and worried that we’d be standing for a long time but it the line moved quickly and we finished checking in in 10 minutes. The employees were very helpful and professional.

You pass through the casino to get to the guest rooms which is kinda fun seeing all the action, people shouting because they’re winning and people yelling out of frustration coz they’ve lost their money lol :P Oh and there’s a mall in the hotel or next to what, it’s just one door away.

When we got to our room it was really big, even though it’s the smallest room in the hotel. The technology in the room was amazing. One thing I didn’t like was that they didn’t provide us with complimentary water with coffee and tea, and also we weren’t allowed to put anything in the fridge, that was it but all in all, we had great fun staying in Aria.

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