Zion National Park

It had been the Mormon settlers who gave this park its name. Zion refers to the Holy Land and it’s capital, a place of peace and harmony. It’s remarkable that these hardworking men and women, trying to make a living by farming this arid and hostile land, found such poetic names for it. Today we pass by, bound for the artificial glamour and merriment of Las Vegas.

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Vegas Nights

This city always is able to surprise. An arid old Spanish fort in the middle of a burning hot desert, with little water supply, fueled by the water and energy from the Hoover Dam and by the money brought by the gambling industry, at the close of the century Las Vegas has become the most populous American city founded in the 20th century. While the “Universe of Entertainment” has acquired its fame with massive and lavish casino resorts, the unrestricted availability of alcoholic beverages, and adult entertainment, recently it has also created many “innocent” tourist attractions to attract families and conventions.

Venetian shopping passages with an artificial sky, swimmingpool-blue canals and motorized gondolas with singing drivers. The Rialto bridge with escalators. Greek marble statues, mechanized, performing a multimedia show every 30 minutes. Enormous Water fountains and artificial volcanoes (outbreak every hour before midnight), a battle between pirate ships and sirens twice an evening. Bad for business - with so much to see you can have fun all evening without spending money.


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