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Tips4theTrip: When a picture is worth 1,000 slurred words

Las Vegas

The view from the Encore Hotel, 2008, in Las Vegas.

(Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times)

Does the picture speak for itself?

I hope so. It comes from 2008, when I was in town for the early days of the Encore Resort hotel.

Click the gallery above for similar lessons from other far-flung spots. You can always count on travel to teach you something -- but what? Travel is the substitute teacher who didn’t get the lesson plan, the adjunct lecturer who goes off on Bukowski, the grad assistant who trashes your poetry, then hands out red velvet cupcakes. If only you’d had a clue what was coming, right?

christopher.reynolds@latimes.com

Twitter: @mrcsreynolds

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