I’m finally in Las Vegas and so is my passport (read more about that story here). For reasons unknown, I had packed it in my camera bag in my checked baggage. Now I’ve placed it in my handbag again as I’m quite sure that the chance of somebody stealing my passport out of that bag would be a lot smaller than me forgetting the passport in a hotel room.
I arrived really early in Las Vegas and my room at MGM wasn’t ready, so I went for a walk on The Strip. At Flamingo, I stopped by The Wildlife Habitat to say hi to the flamingos. I’m not usually a fan of zoos, but at the Flamingo habitat, there are no caged animals, and the birds are shielded from the public by natural fences and water. The wildlife habitat has several different kinds of birds as well as some really big carps. Some of the birds looked a bit tired of the attention, and I suspect that a few of the flamingos just pretended they were asleep, so they didn’t have to pose for the cameras:)
Entering the habitat is like entering a secret garden, and the slow paced environment is a perfect retreat from all the hustle and bustle on the Strip. The wildlife habitat is free to enter, but I don’t think a lot of people know about it, so it’s rarely very crowded.