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2 Questions from VegasVirgin

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2 Questions from VegasVirgin

Morning!!

Am off to Vegas on 20th Sept been waiting almost 9 months!! Please can you help me out on the following.

1st Question... What is a Scummy Panhandler?

2nd Question,,, Do i definitely need eye drops and nose drops?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: 2 Questions from VegasVirgin

1. Panhandler isn't a term that you'll generally see in the UK. You guys would usually say beggar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panhandler

Or perhaps I'm missing something and it's the name of a hip new cocktail!

2. I've never needed either. Some people do. Either take them with you if you think it's a concern or else pick them up at Walgreens or CVS if you feel you need them once you're there.

Edited: 29 August 2010, 07:52
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2. Re: 2 Questions from VegasVirgin

Blagger nailed it on both questions. The MOST important thing to remember is to be fully hydrated with water throughout your trip. Enjoy!

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3. Re: 2 Questions from VegasVirgin

I've never needed nose drops... but eye drops most definately! I wear contacts and between all the alcohol and the dry heat... eye drops come in more handy than you'd believe.

But as the previous posters said... drink lots of water to keep hydrated and it should help too.

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All the smoke in the casinos can dry and irritate your eyes so eye drop can be very soothing. Plently of places to get the drops if you need them. I usually get the bottled water from the people on the street selling it for $1. Helps them out, at least they are not just bumming for money. A lot of them are partially frozen and thaw out as you drink it "stays colder". The bottles of water are usually bigger than the ones in the casino. Usually I want something with a little more kick when I am in the casinos :-)

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A good lip balm is a must for me.

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6. Re: 2 Questions from VegasVirgin

Thanks for the replies!

We are soooo excited!! 3 weeks today we are off, is the water ok to get off the street sellers?

Also do you have to have your luggage brought up to your room by the baggage chap? Can you take it up yourself? Will they get funny if you take it up yourself? i am a bit confused as to why they bring it? We wanna get unpacked and out straight away and dont want to be waiting for the luggage to turn up!

Thanks again....

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7. Re: 2 Questions from VegasVirgin

just politely decline their service and tell them exactly what you just said I feel thats more then acceptable.

When I arrive in vegas I will have 2 bags, 1 backpack and a wheelie bag. I definitely would prefer to take my bag up myself and plan to.

As for water being safe im pretty sure you have nothing to be concerned about :)

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8. Re: 2 Questions from VegasVirgin

If your room is ready taking it up yourself is not unusual.

If you cant check in yet, stash your bags with the bell desk and give them a call when you are checked in.

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Yes, having your bags brought to and from your room by a bellman is a service that's offered. It's certainly not compulsory!

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10. Re: 2 Questions from VegasVirgin

And even if you have to leave your bags with the bell desk while you wait to get your room key, there's no need to wait for them to bring it up to you when you do get into your room. Just go to bell desk yourself, hand over the ticket, get your bag, tip the bellman, and then wheel it to your room yourself. If you're in one of the big Vegas hotels, it can take a long time for them to get your bag up to the room, so unless I've got more stuff than I can possibly move, I'll always do it myself.