It’s our third day and we are off to spend the entire day in Macau. It’s my first time here! We skipped this during our first visit in Hong Kong and this time I’m making sure I am going there. Main reason actually was to go get a Macau ref magnet, and have our passport stamped by the immigration. Haha!
We went to the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui in the Kowloon area, bought our round-trip tickets and boarded for the ferry. We arrived in Macau at around 9am. It was a one-hour ferry ride to that little island. We started out by touring the city, went to some tourist spots like the A-Ma Temple and the Ruins Of St. Paul’s (this was for me, the most amazing place there) and did some shopping within the village. The vendors were really, really noisy and persistent. One storeowner was actually using a huge gong to get attention. I bought myself a bunch of candies, souvenirs and some shirts. The best part was eating their ever famous egg tart! Seriously, it was soooo good!
We also went to the Macau Tower, where they had the popular AJ Hackett Bungy. I wanted to try it but it costs around P10,000 to do it. Will I be trying it back when I visit Macau again later this year? Hmmmm. Maybe I will! Haha! Bucket list!!! I think it’s the 2nd highest bungy jump ever recorded. (Shiver). We then visited the lovely Ruins Of St. Paul’s and I felt like I was in Europe. This definitely had the most European influence since we were all walking around brick roads, even the way the streets around it was designed, it felt very European to me. This really showed the Portuguese side of Macau. In case you all didn’t know, Macau was a Portuguese territory until it was finally handed over to China on December 1999. (Yeah, I did get it from wikipedia LOL).
As the sun is finally setting, we went to the popular Venetian Macao (yeah it’s spelled with an O, not U. Dunno why). It’s a popular hotel and casino resort owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. We spent the rest of the afternoon there until 9pm and had a great time taking pictures, did some shopping, and marveled on the amazing architecture that place has to offer. The only thing we didn’t do was ride the gondola in the middle of the resort. They had this amazing painting of the sky on the ceiling that gave you a feeling that it was still daytime, when in fact, it was already around 6 or 7pm.
At around 9pm, we left the Venetian to take the last ferry boat departing for Kowloon. And as always, after arriving at the hotel and after freshening up, we explored the city some more, a habit that I always do every time I travel. Explore, explore and explore.Follow @iamthegarysia