Friday, February 08, 2013

West Coast Trip

First major trip of the year was a 10 day trip to the American West taking in Seattle, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Most of the time would be spent in Vegas, I'd have a weekend in each of the other 2 cities. Having ridden too many rollercoasters this year I decided to have a break and this trip was instead aiming to visit as many Cirque de Soleil shows as I could.

Vegas is the home to a large number of shows with 7 currently showing and an eighth recently announced to open later in 2013. I'd seen the 2 biggest: Ka and O back in 2010 and the plan was to see the other 5. In researching the trip I noticed a travelling show in Seattle, hence the reason for including that. Whilst visiting LA in 2012 I didn't have the time to see Iris, the Cirque show there and vowed to see it again. However between pulling the flight together and going, that show was cancelled. So I decided to do a live gig instead.

In my 20s I was hooked on a cult TV show called Twin Peaks and vowed if I ever visited Washington state I would endeavour to go and check out the locations, so I included that in the trip too.

Trip Report

My trip report for this year's big holiday to the US, Kazakhstan and Japan is now available by clicking here or if you're on a des...