Las Vegas, Nevada: City of Dreams, and Nightmares

Exploring North, Central, and South America

Las Vegas from I-15. Las Vegas actually looks like Dubai, as well as Macau, China and has a similar feel. An interesting magazine piece could be done comparing/contrasting these three “cities of dreams” where people go to seek their fortune, to get rich quick. A few dreams are actually achieved in these cities, and some dreams crash in the overwhelming weight of debt.

Bellagio Fountains.

Las Vegas Strip.

Little known but interesting fact: “Nevada has voted for the winner in every presidential election since 1912, except in 1976 when it voted for Gerald Ford overJimmy Carter. This includes Nevada supporting Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996, Republican George W. Bush in 2000and 2004, and Democrat Barack Obama winning the state in both 2008 and 2012. This gives the state status as a politicalbellwether. Since 1912, Nevada has been carried by…

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