By the time you're reading this, it's my last day in Macau. I booked a 4 days 3 nights trip with mom, brother and hubby. I've been to Macau more than 5 years ago but things have changed! The Macau today is definitely more exciting as ever!
Here's a recap on what I did for the past 2 days!
We arrived Macau past 10:00pm so the hungry stomach wanted something too eat! Thanks to dear brother (who traveled from Shanghai to Macau to surprise mom) for taking out McDonald's Grilled Chicken Burger.
A couple of weeks ago, I booked our hotel room online. May 1-3 is a holiday down here so most hotels are fully booked. It was tedious to book a room on hotels within the city proper. After constant searching, I finally booked at Hotel Royal, which, I think is on top of the mountain or hill, near the Guia Lighthouse Tower. Its not the best location but it's a nice change outside the hustle and bustle!
Upon arrival, its quite late and we've got nowhere else to go but have a quick stroll nearby the hotel. Right in front is a nice playground, which of course, yours truly have to go back to childhood and played like a kid as we caught up on each others' lives before we call it the day!
When we woke up the next day, we took a stroll down the city proper and I reunited with my favorite "pink" building near Hotel Lisboa. I remembered taking a shot down here on January 1, 2004. The building remain pink as ever! Wondered if they repainted the building. Casino Lisboa changed so much too and a new building Grand Lisboa, together with MGM and Wynns was suddenly visible!
Played a bit of crazy game! Of course I got nothing! So cute!
On our way to Ruins of St. Paul's Church, we passed by the famous Egg Tart, you can see the long line!!! The shop prides their stall as the Korean series "Boys Over Flowers" had one of their "Macau" scene shot here, when the female lead "Jan Di" bought a box of egg tart and realized her wallet got stolen.
Very sunny day and check out the people who were also there to go up to the remains of St. Paul's Church. This is definitely a photographers' dream!
You have to pass by beef and pork jerky sellers! And I swear, you have to pass by hungry! They give good servings of free samples! I had unlimited samples of beef and pork jerky at different stalls! You can also rest and have a drink as some shops have water dispenser.
Never miss Venetian Hotel when you visit Macau. It's definitely worth the time. Most hotels offer free shuttle service to Venetian hotel. It's near the airport which is located on the other side of the island. Approximately 30 minutes ride without traffic! Did I gamble here? Nope!
Right in front of Venetian Hotel is a new Hotel and Casino called City of Dreams. We visited this hotel just for the huge LCD monitor with mermaids swimming. Took a bit of time to get a good shot! She's computer generated by the way.
Macau tower shouldn't be missed either. The first time I visited Macau, I just walked pass this place because it was just an overnight trip. Now that we're staying longer, we bought tickets and decided to take an elevator ride UP there! First top is located at the 58th floor as you can have a quick check if you have fear of heights. In that viewing area, there are 2 locations with glass flooring, you can step on top of the glass floor and look straight down for a huge adrenaline rush! A guard went up to me asking me if I'm a "tough" girl, took a shot of me laying down on top of the glass flooring! That's even crazier! *laughs*
We watched the sunset as people bungy jump! I chickened out, but who knows? I may do this.....I definitely included this on my "bucket list"
*sigh* It's really an enjoyable trip and its ending soon. I'll definitely miss this place! It's not as accessible as Hong Kong and there's not a lot of restaurants compared to the Philippines. It's still a great cultural experience. Seeing Macau the 2nd time around is as exciting as the first!
I'll be going back to Manila soon!
Thanks for reading!