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Old 09-05-2010, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Las Cruces
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No I don't plan on gambling to win more money, From working in a bookies(yes legal in Ireland) I have no intention of gambling away my hard earned money.
I don't understand, what will you be doing for three months in Las Vegas?

You can do the best shows in about 10 days, excursions in about 5, Hoover Dam, Red Rock, Mt. Charleston... ???????? Hot Srpings maybe?

You can go outside of the state and go to the Grand Canyon? Why not California instead? You could spend three months there easily, some cities have hostels if you don't mind and you can then visit Las Vegas and AZ.

I don't know, I just don't get it.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:51 AM
 
Location: right here
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I don't know how you live in Vegas and not want to gamble? I would think CA would be better suited for someone with no car or NY
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Ireland
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Just want a change and a fun place to live. I haven't given Cali much thought as I heard it was impossible with out a car as its so spread out
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Are you cute and do you know how to clean pools? If my house goes through I'll let you rent out a modest sized room but there is a mandatory work uniform...a black leather man thong. Ha Ha~~~~~~~~~~~~
LOL! How generous of you!
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:24 PM
 
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I don't know how you live in Vegas and not want to gamble? I would think CA would be better suited for someone with no car or NY
Lots of us do not gamble. It has absolute no appeal at all to me. California is a very large state that almost runs the entire length of the U.S.. So if you are talking San Francisco then yes, travel without a car would work. However, LA is just a larger version of Las Vegas, except in LA you have to use the freeway to get around. Many streets do not go through.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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You can live without a car in LA as long as you live and work near a bus line and you are a short enough distance away from work. Lots of people in LA commute on the bus everyday.
The same if you live and work in the downtown area of most cities in California.
If you want to go all over the place for fun 30 miles away in every direction, then it is a hassle.
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Ireland
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The handle is ambiguous but I am 100% female.
At least the last time I checked.

Oh hey, cheers. You are Las Vegas Drunk and I'm soon to be in Las Vegas but now in Phoenix getting drunk. Clink!
haha at least its not some dude making me that offer lol. I would need some time to work on my tan before I make use of the uniform. I havent gotten to see the sun in along time living here
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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Default Miami or Vegas?

If I understand this right, and you are going to be staying for a few months but can't work, and don't have a car, you need to be in South Beach. Las Vegas is great, but you are not going to be able to afford to stay on the Strip, and with only $7,000 in savings the casinos will bleed you dry in less than a week! Gone are the days of free buffets and free shows... everything here costs moolah, and there's not much in the way of free outdoor activities that you can walk to. Everything is indoors.

Biggest thing you need to know about Las Vegas is that everything in that city is phony. It's all man-made. The water is pumped in from other places, the hotels are all facades based on landmarks from other places (fake New York, fake Egypt, fake Paris, fake Rome, fake castle, fake circus, and on and on) and even alot of the people are pretty phony most of the time.


Miami, on the other hand...


That city has its own culture, unique to itself. There's really no other place quite like it, with all of the various cultures of the Americas, the Caribbean and so forth mixing together in one place. There's the beach, where you could hang out at all day every day for free if you like. There's nightclubs, restaurants and of course your precious basketball. More than that, you could very easily spend some time in the Florida Keys as well while you're there. You could take a glass-bottom boat out to see the coral reef, go scuba diving, parasailing, kitesurfing or whatever. If you're in Key West at the end of October, you can experience Fantasy Fest. Vegas maybe has a stage show that kind of mimics it, but you'd get to see the real deal. Crazy. You could rent a car one day and drive out to see the Everglades, maybe take an airboat tour out into the swamp and see some gators. Go fishing, swim with dolphins, go to a real Miami Salsa club, not a Vegas knock-off of one...

If you're 21, you don't want to be sitting with grandma and grandpa at the slots. If you try to act like a celebrity high roller and get into some serious poker, you could lose your whole savings pretty damn quick. If you want a real, life-enriching experience at 21... go to Miami. If I were to make just one other suggestion as far as beach and outdoor activities go, it would be Waikiki, but the nightlife is still better in Miami.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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I agree that Miami is the place for the OP. I think Las Vegas can be a dangerous place for the young as there are many things to get caught up in that are not for your own good.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:41 PM
 
Location: El Camino Real
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True but black is a universally flattering color
Keep in mind. Black makes "things" look smaller.
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