TOUCHDOWN MACAU

IMG_9353

My will to blog often is always in my bucket list but because I have been busy (swear! not making any excuses) and somehow, busy is good, so why complain?  Right now, my hands are full of things to share regarding my trips this year.

Last May 7-12 , we traveled overseas again after two years and visited Macau and Hongkong (will be doing a separate blog). It was our first time in both countries so it was all about adventure while getting lost around the city, as expected.

From Macau International airport, we traveled  45 minutes (by bus) to reach our hotel-   Macau Masters ( a good budget hotel). We were quiet drained since we took a last flight from Davao- Manila ( May 6) and stayed in the airport to catch up an early flight from Manila- Macau (May 7). After we rested for an hour  or two in our hotel, we were very ecstatic to explore Macau.

As we toured around Macau, we were mesmerized by the architectural designs of their hotels and casinos. We visited Macau not to gamble of course, it was more of sightseeing  since we got curious with the cultural heritage of the place.

The city isn’t that big, in fact, you can explore the place in just a day. Here’s the list of places we visited based on our point of interests.

1.Grand Hotels and Casinos
IMG_8276

IMG_8269

Hotels and Casinos are very close to each other around Macau. It is very easy to hop from one place to the other.

IMG_9353

IMG_8262

IMG_8270

IMG_8311

IMG_8315

2.Ruins of St. Paul

IMG_8374

This was the greatest church in Macau but was burned down in 1835, leaving this beautiful facade and front stairway.

IMG_8355

Busy street before reaching the famous ruins.

3. Senado Square

IMG_8342

Largo do Senado is a public square in Macau. They said that “you haven’t been to Macau, if you haven’t visited Senado Square”. The buildings behind it and the wavy lines on the ground gives you a European feel. 

4.Fisherman’s Wharf

IMG_8408

First theme park in Macau

                         5. St. Dominic’s Church

IMG_8351

A  late 16th century Baroque – style church  that serves withing the Cathedral Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Macau. This church is listed as one of the 29 sites that form the Historic Centre of Macau.

IMG_8385

It is appropriate to offer a minute of silence and prayer.

6.Golden Lotus Square

IMG_8421

This  full bloom lotus flower symbolizes prosperity in Macau.

 5.Venetian Hotel

IMG_9381

IMG_9363

IMG_9372

IMG_9314

IMG_9320

IMG_9330

Inside Venetian Hotel. 

Overall, our first trip to Macau is something that we won’t forget and definitely, we will be going back  and maybe, just maybe we will try to gamble. 🙂

 Tips:

  • Explore the city for free by riding shuttle buses of the following hotels The Venetian, City of Dreams, Wynn Macau,  Sands Macau, Galaxy Macau and more that roamed around the city all day long . If you  are going to ride public buses, you really have to pay or else you will be reprimanded by the drivers. You can also purchase Macau Pass here  if you plan to stay longer and travel frequently  for a lesser fare.
  • In case of getting lost, taxis are available but make it sure that you will show the address in their local language because they find it hard to communicate in English.
  • Language spoken: Cantonese & Portuguese
  • Don’t forget to try the famous ” egg tart“.

Stay tuned on my next travel blog. Thank you for dropping by.

xoxo,

thatfabteacher

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s