Vegas: Where Thailand meets Rome

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Today all is quiet at the Brahma Shrine at Caesars Palace. But yesterday, the authentic replica of one of Thailand's most popular shrines was surrounded with celebration as the hotel re-dedicated the shrine, located on a newly built courtyard on the Roman Plaza, with costumed Thai dancers and the release of doves. The bronze-cast and gold-plated shrine is associated with good fortune and prosperity and visitors often leave tokens of gratitude ranging from flowers to money.

Aleza Freeman

Yes, I’m from Las Vegas. But I’d like to clarify a few things: I don’t live in a hotel and I’m not a showgirl. I put my pasties on one nipple at a time, just like everyone else. I’m a regular girl who plunges off the side of ridiculously tall Las Vegas landmarks and writes about it for a living. I also ride roller coasters, hang at the spa, shoot holes in zombies and take art lessons from bottlenose dolphins. You know, normal stuff. My career as a journalist and copywriter has led me out of Vegas and around the world, but the 24/7 normality of Las Vegas sucks me back in every time. Am I oblivious to the plethora of slot machines everywhere I go? Sure. But that’s because I’m distracted by all the pretty lights. Follow me on Google+ and Twitter.

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