By: Juan Manuel Garrido Ruiz, Career Advancement Program Trainee from Spain

Hello, everyone! My name is Juan Manuel and I am a J-1 trainee in San Francisco. Now, it’s been a couple of months since I started my program, and I am enjoying exploring my city and the Bay area. At the same time, I have also had the opportunity to explore other cities, such as Las Vegas, Nevada, the location of the project that I am currently working on. My project was the reason why I traveled there a few weeks ago. I met the client of the project and I explored a lot of different casinos. It was really fun!

I also attended the Absinthe show, located on the strip-side at Caesars Palace: one of the most vibrant areas of the city. The place was very intimate and small, and the show was very funny. The show is a mix of acrobatics and comedy, with jokes and audience participation. Everything happens on or above a 10 foot diameter stage, and you can even see the sweat on the faces of the performers. There are a lot of different performances, including the classic chair stack, a comedy duet, the female trapeze duet, the quartet of acrobats from Ukraine, the balloon act, the German roller skating, and many more! They were all very beautiful performances with a mix of music that was also really well done.

So, if you are in Las Vegas and want to have a great time, I highly recommend seeing the Absinthe show!

Have you been traveling around the United States? If so, we would love to hear about your experience! WE want to hear from YOU! If you’d like to share your story, email Cara Parenti at cparenti(AT)ccigreenheart(DOT)org.