Wednesday, January 8, 2014


Back to my Asia trip, while we were in Hong Kong my beau and I decided to make a day trip out of a visit to Macau. Also known as the Vegas in Asia I didn't mind finding out what that actually meant or looked. An hour and 1/2 turbo boat ride across the South Sea of China later you'll find yourself in Macau. Being that I hardly ever do any research prior to any of our trips, I really didn't know what to expect... OK, maybe I was expecting tacky flashy 'gamble here' signs. Instead I found a convention center that was built like an old ruin right outside of the ferry terminal. Of course I started snapping a ton of pictures and then quickly realized it would actually be a fun place to play tag with my beau... so I did a little bit of that (hey, it's my vacation). As I made my way towards the main city, I could tell why it was known as the Vegas of Asia. The hotels seem bigger than the ones in Vegas and as we made our way inside of one (which I can't remember the name of), it definitely sounded and smelt like Vegas: slot machines going off, the instant punch to your nostrils of the odor of smoke, and AC so cold you experience instant brain freeze! We tried our luck with Roulette but obviously had none given we walked out empty handed. 

As we continued to explore the city we made our way to the real ruins - Ruins of St. Paul's. I actually loved the old Macau so much more than the new commercialized modern Macau. While there, I learned that  Macau was formerly a Portuguese colony until about 15 years ago when it was given back to China. I was amused by how one block can make you feel like you're in China and the next make you feel like you're in Portugal.I walked around in utter amusement of it's beauty. 


1 comment:

  1. Wow... The architecture is gorgeous. Certainly not what I would have expected at all.