Lately in Las Vegas Travel

M and I recently had the opportunity to go to Las Vegas for a performance at the Cosmopolitan. We usually make the trip out to perform a few times a year and we make an effort to try out different restaurants/activities each time we head out.

Lately in Las Vegas | Eurolinguiste

This year the drive out was incredibly foggy. It was fascinating watching the clouds evolve from patchy blue skies to a thick blanket that settled over the mountains so that you could not see the car in front of you as we made our way. Luckily it only lasted for a short time and we made the drive safely.

The day we arrived we spent some time in Chinatown because M wanted to buy a CD from a Taiwanese artist that happened to be available at the bookstore that was there. We then visited a delicious Thai restaurant recommended by Esther from Esther and Jacob.

We performed that night and had the opportunity to watch a bit of the concert that went on after us (Bret Michaels, Rappers Delight and Smashing Pumpkins). The next morning we made the drive back. Our room had an incredible view. It was a shame we didn’t get to spend more time in it!

Oh, and after months and months I finally made another short video where I speak Chinese. I have another lesson on iTalki this afternoon and I’m pretty excited about it!

What have you been up to lately? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

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  • Nice video! You sound really good 🙂

    Oh, and as for the language books – I have some Italian editions of familiar books, like Pride and Prejudice and The Little Prince. I like the Dual Language books, with one page in English and one page in the foreign language, since it’s a nice way to learn vocab without constantly referencing a dictionary. But as for Chinese – I have Integrated Chinese and Chinese for Foreigners. I bought the second one in China, and it was really practical because it had situational dialogues and vocab. Haha, I always brushed up on it before I got a haircut.

    • Xiè xie Elle !

      I LOVE dual language books. I recently discovered a three-language version of Le Petit Prince (English/French/Mandarin). It’s definitely the next purchase I am going to make once I’m officially off my “spending hold” (which is determined by how much minimizing I do this month). I also have a dual language version of Sherlock Holmes which is one of my most prized possessions.

      I haven’t heard of either of the Chinese books that you use. I’ve been using mostly Assimil for the moment. Your Chinese for Foreigners book sounds very useful!