This summer’s end, I was invited to join into the life and glamour of two most fabulous cities of the west coast – Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
When I first heard of the two cities, two words came to my mind – luxury and excitement. I was excited to join the millions of people in these cities, but another thought appeared in my mind – would I find a feeling of home in either one? A traveler at heart, one of my goals is to find true hometown, where I can start my new family – my new life.
Upon arrival at
After this poor first impression, the drive to the sleepless
To my immense disappointment, even the true
There was nothing to see, but the endless casinos with age discriminatory policies. To them, it did not matter if I was a guest of their hotel, it did not matter if I was just sitting – to them I was loitering. It did not matter that the only things the hotel’s lobby possessed were infinite slot machines and poker tables. I found my refuge in countless caramel frappuccinos so famously brewed in Starbucks. Food options were scarce, too. Going out into the city alone, the closest I could find to my favorite chicken vegetable soup was poorly prepared, and overly spicy, Thai rice soup. And then an image came to my mind – infinite food choices: Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Russian cuisines! Every corner’s bodega filled with junk chips and sodas.
My only voyage left was the short flight to the
As soon as the little plane landed, I rushed out to be the first to make it to the bus that would take us all closer to the
I was finally on the plane back home, and as it was minutes before we landed, I looked out below, and returned with a realization that
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