Bellagio in 5 hours ..

The hotels in Las Vegas are specifically built and engineered to keep you inside as long as possible, all in the hopes of extracting the maximum sum of money from your already endangered pockets.

The Bellagio is one of the ultra posh hotels on the Vegas strip but it more known for its fabulous water fountain show on the Strip.

The iconic fountain show helps the brand. The outstanding lobby, known for the gaudy and colourful hand-blown glass flowers peering from high above their spectacular ceiling stage. A lot of people like it, a lot of people hate it … but you can’t help but take a picture.

As you walk through the hotel, I’ve always found that 5 things are must do’s at the Bellagio.

  1. Bellagio Lobby (15 mins)
  2. Chocolate Fountain (5 mins)
  3. Botanical Gardens (30 mins)
  4. Water Fountain show (15 mins)
  5. The buffet!!!

I’ve always found that looking at a fountain of white and dark chocolate to be absolutely mesmerizing … maybe because I’ll never eat it, or I have enough fun watching other people watch the fountain.

As for the Botanical Gardens, the display changes every season and is absolutely gorgeous both at day and night. At Christmas time, they have a fantastic Santa display.

As for the buffet …

So from total memory recall here’s how it went down:

*-My Personal Favorites

  • Round One
    • Ceviche salad
    • Spicy Eggplant *
    • Smoked Scottish Salmon (very good quality, smooth and fresh)*
    • 3 X Spicy Tuna Hand Roll
    • Brussel Sprouts in garlic
  • Round Two
    • Prime Rib (small sampling)*
    • Chilean Sea Bass (two small pieces; tasted like butter)*
    • Smoked Scottish Salmon (two more smaller pieces)*
    • Alaskan Haddock
    • Fried Shrimp
    • Spicy eggplant
  • Round Three
    • More Chilean Sea Bass*
    • Seaweed salad
    • Smoked scallops*
    • 10 pieces of sashimi
    • Honey Cured Bacon *

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at

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