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Famous throughout the world such as the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, Las Vegas is also a city visited for its tourism, and commercial and natural resources that surround it. In fact, many people who have visited the city as tourists have decided to stay in Las Vegas to live and even retire as retirees for their good residential areas. Although it is true that Las Vegas and other neighboring towns are in the Nevada desert, the city has important aquifer supplies, both to the east, in the nearby Colorado River and the large lakes it forms, as well as numerous springs. In fact, the name of “Las Vegas” was given by the first Hispanic settlers to discover an area of green and wooded areas.

The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino

Located in Las Vegas, The Westgate Las Vegas Resort is within a 15-minute drive of McCarran International Airport and features a rooftop pool, hot tub and outdoor tennis courts. Offering free private parking on site, the resort offers unique 3.5-star accommodation and a bar. Built in the 1960s, the Westgate Las Vegas has recently been refurbished to ensure maximum comfort for guests. Services and services include body and facial treatments, 24-hour room service and a sauna.

The modern rooms in Westgate Las Vegas are all air-conditioned and include an iPod docking station, a private bathroom and on-demand movies. In the rooms there is an internet access in the rooms, a telephone and a flat-screen TV. On-site dining options include Benihana, which is the perfect place to enjoy a meal. A variety of breakfasts is available every morning.

Popular Las Vegas attractions are within easy reach of the resort, including Star Trek the Experience which is just minutes away. The Las Vegas Convention Center, Stratosphere Las Vegas and the Greek Isles Hotel & Casino Star Theater are around a 20-minute walk away.

Birth of Las Vegas

As for the birth of Las Vegas, although Mexican and Spanish explorers passed through the area, it was the American John C. Freemont , once the area passed from Mexico to the United States, who first unveiled the Las Vegas valley nationwide so that later it began to be colonized from 1855 by Mormons and the American army itself.

Today, the main street of Downtown Las Vegas is Freemont Street, in honor of the military and which in its western part has numerous accommodations to have fun and stay in Las Vegas .

It must also be said that Las Vegas is not the name given to a single city but to a metropolitan area of almost two million inhabitants and composed of several cities and counties such as Henderson, North Las Vegas and others that we will see later.

As for the geographic boundaries of the Las Vegas Valley, they reach west to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area; to the east, to the Colorado River, which creates Lake Mead, a large aquifer area that is the main water source for the city, and to the south to the Sloane Canyon conservation zone.

And the northern part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area are miles and more miles of arid mountains and desert.


Burning Man Festival, the annual art, music, experience and everything else event held in the middle of the Nevada desert, is underway with more than 60,000 “burners” attending.

The theme of Burning man Festival 2012 is “Fertility 2.0” in honor of the female form as well as the artistic creations that come into being on the occasion of Burning Man.

This year’s residents of Burning Man will enjoy the fervent community dedicated to self-reliance and self-expression that began 26 years before.

Burning Man Festival, held in the middle of the Nevada desert, is underway with more than 60,000 burners attending

Burning Man Festival, held in the middle of the Nevada desert, is underway with more than 60,000 burners attending

“Black Rock City is a kind of Petri dish,” the website reads.

“Theme camps cling in fertile clusters to its latticework of streets, artworks tumble out of it, like pollen on the air.

“These nodes of interaction mutate, grow and reproduce their kind, only to efflorescence and spread across five continents.

“This year’s art theme contemplates the tendency of any being or living system to create abundant life.”

Festival-goers were encouraged to create works based on fertility and all its many wonders.

The Burning Man, so named for his destiny, will stand astride a grand pavilion that is similar in shape to the Pantheon of ancient Rome.

“Arching portals and two mezzanines will wrap around an atrium; circles will encompass circles, telescoping to an open skylight several stories overhead,” the site says.

“An interactive sculpture, sprouting from the courtyard of the chamber, will invite participants to clamber upward through the center of this mesmerizing space, much as bees might swarm about the pistil of a flower.”

Everyone visiting the “hive” is encouraged to “express their own peculiar sense of inner beeing”, which can include, but is not limited to pretending to be a bee and engaging in bee culture.

As always, Black Rock City residents are expected to obey the ten principles.

Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-reliance, Radical Self-expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation and Immediacy are of the utmost importance to the community.

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