Laos Market

Laos Market Las Vegas

They have a menu board as well as a ready to eat deli cabinet.

Living in Los Angeles basically means that you’re required to go to Las Vegas at least once a year.  Of all the times I’ve been there, I had never really explored outside of the strip.  On this family Vegas outting, we decided to try something new which was Lao food.  This Loas Market was about 10 minutes from the strip and had everything from Lao pantry staples to fresh vegetables, and even a little restaurant in the back corner.  Being that it was the first time we had Lao food, Jon’s sister’s boyfriend did all of the ordering.  They frequent this place and knew exactly what to order.

lao papaya salad

Fresh Papaya Salad,  green papayas are sliced into thin strips and mixed with everything from palm sugar, salty fish sauce, lime, chili, to create a very complex flavor.  Though it sounds like it would be a sweet dish being that it’s made from papayas, its actually savory.  The texture of the papaya reminds me of raw zucchini noodles.  It’s slightly chewy, firm, and a little crispy.  It really is very refreshing.  At the Laos Market, they offer both Laos and Thai Papaya Salad.  The only difference I’ve read online is that the Lao one has fish sauce, but I’m really not 100% sure.

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Hoover Dam Part 2

The Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam underground tunnel

Hoover Dam’s underground tunnels were amazing. They were long, sometimes curvy, low, narrow, and beautifully built. I couldn’t believe that all of this was built by hand in the 1930s.  This tour would have definitely freaked me out if I were claustrophobic.

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Hoover Dam

Herbert Clark Hoover

Almost two years ago (I know this blog isn’t very current), Jon and I decided to visit the Hoover Dam in Nevada. Living in Southern California we’ve visited Las Vegas countless times, but have never felt the urge to see the Hoover Dam. Well Jon had a few extra days off and we decided to finally visit this Nevada landmark.

Hoover Dam rules

We arrived early morning to beat the crowds but found ourselves with lots of people and tour buses that were geniuses like us lol. The parking however was easy and we quickly found ourselves in a line to go inside. Once we purchased the tickets, they took a keepsake photo of us in front of a blue screen, then ushered us upstairs to wait for the tour.

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