Monday, May 10, 2010

Summer Vacation: Macau

This is a pic heavy post so beware ;P  

This is the first time that I ever travelled with my two sisters by ourselves.  It was fun and exhilarating experience!  We spent two nights in Macau and 7 days in Hong Kong.. I think if I didn't lose count.  hehe! Our first stop was Macau... I find it a very charming place.  It is a fusion of Portuguese and Chinese culture which makes it quite unique.  Locals doesn't speak a lot of English, mostly Cantonese but you can get by with.. sign language =)  The streets and alleys are made of cobblestones which gives it a nice European flair.  Temples and various architectural structures are main focus in their thriving tourism which is a large source of their economic income.  And.. not to forget their casinoes, which further improves their economic revenue.  

A welcome pic!

We stayed at The Venetian... extremely exquisite!





And my two sisters lounging...

and sleeping... =P

View from our suite..


Breakfast Buffet at Fogo Samba

Pictures and autographs of guests adorned the wall



All you can eat meat brazilian style!

City Tour...first stop... A-Ma Temple
where the name Macau was thought to be derived...
a temple dedicated to Matsu- the goddess of seafarers and fishermen


Wonderful view from the temple





This is the bakery well know for their...

EGG TARTS!!!

Amazingly tasty.. quite addictive!

Still devouring the egg tart!

Next stop... Macau Tower!

View from 16th floor..



And this pic that I will always fondly remember..=)



Third Stop... Ruins of Saint Paul
the facade that was originally the cathedral of St. Paul built in 1602



St Dominic Church

Senado Square


This is where the Taipa Houses-Museum are..







And..I'm ending this post with a relaxing gondola ride at the Venetian =)



2 comments:

zsa zsa said...

chie gina joke mo ko ha, gin post mo gid ang macao tower under my pic! wahaha most memorable pic ko na nga daan hehe

zsa zsa said...

chie gina joke mo ko ha, gin post mo gid ang macao tower under my pic! wahaha most memorable pic ko na nga daan hehe