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Jul 28, 2015 - Night Tour Victoria Harbor and Aberdeen

On July 28, 2015 we were scheduled to visit Shenzhen, China on a tour but the evening before we received a call from the tour company telling us that one of our visas could not be granted so our trip was cancelled. Instead of this China tour we opted for a night tour of HK instead. We traveled around Victoria harbor on a boat ride and went to mid-levels in the evening. The highlight was a meal at the Jumbo Floating Restaurant. JUMBO FLOATING RESTAURANT - Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island This long-standing tourist attraction is located in Aberdeen...

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Jul 26, 2015 - Ocean Park - Hong Kong

Ocean Park - Aberdeen, Hong Kong This theme park was a hit with my family. The cable car rides alone are worth the price of admission into the theme park (adult HKD 350). You should bring your umbrella here as it will not only shield you from rain but the Chinese creatively use umbrellas as protection from the sun - it works great (better than sweaty hats/caps). There's just so much to do here which is both educational and fun such as visiting sea lions, riding ferris wheels and roller coasters, watching the sharks and fish, and getting a...

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Jul 25, 2015 - Heritage Museum - Bruce Lee

There is an extensive feature exhibit at the HK Heritage Museum in Shatin. The exhibit opened on the anniversary of Bruce Lee's death (7/20) in 2013 and will continue for a few more years. It was very comprehensive and contained many replicas or originals of letters, artifacts, documents, and multi-media to tell the story of Bruce Lee. Not being a martial arts fan, I had a lot to learn as I looked at the exhibits but it was very nicely put together. The highlight of the tour was meeting with Mr. Jeff Chinn of San Francisco who happened to...

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Jul 24, 2015 - Eating is a Hobby

Food is very important to the culture of Hong Kong. There are restaurants everywhere and you will see people gather over meals all over the city. People are spoiled for choice in HK as there are restaurants to fit any budget or foodie fancy. Hotel luxury restaurants are also plentiful and tourists and locals alike will often patronize hotel restaurants for their quality offerings. We often ate with family and friends and would linger for up to two hours at a meal. There are so many choices and options available. I tend to favor the local...

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Jul 23, 2015 - City of Dreams House of Dancing Waters - Macau

"The House of Dancing Waters" in Macau's City of Dreams is performed in a state-of-the art theater. The show requires the use of water equivalent to several Olympic sized pools! It is a love story depicted through many acrobatic and dance moves in an amazing setting of water and larger-than-life video projections and screens.

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Jul 22, 2015 - Macau

Macau is a special administrative region of China. It was a former Portuguese colony until 1999. We visited the famous St. Paul's Church ruins which is a remnant from a church fire in the 1800s. We were able to visit some world class museums with lots of cultural exhibits and shows. Macau has a strong economy and is constantly developing new projects. During our guided tour of Macau, we saw many other tour groups being led by guides speaking different languages. We were fortunate to get tickets to the "House of Dancing Water" which is a...

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Mar 30, 2013 - Clumsy in Macau - Kadence's traveling teddy

Hi Kadence and Friends, This is Clumsy with more news from Hong Kong. My travel mates and I have taken another trip. We travelled to Macau which is approximately 40 miles across water from Hong Kong. We took a high-speed turbo jet ferry to Macau--also spelled Macao. The turbo jet ferry was very fast!! Macau is located on Mainland China and it was founded and ruled by Portugal until 1999. Now the Chinese Communist Government owns Macau, but Macau is able to make most of their own decisions. Macau has its own money--but the money is only good...

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Mar 25, 2013 - Macau/Hong Kong, China

Like our return trip to Shanghai, upon our return trip to Hong Kong we were able enjoy the things we loved about Hong Kong the first time and experience something totally different as well, the island of Macau. Getting to Macau is no easy task from Hong Kong. You would think it would be a piece of cake since they are both China ( since the late 1990’s for both Hong Kong and Macau ), but you would be wrong! Both are Special Administrative Regions (SAR) and pretty much operate the same as they did under Portugal and Britain’s control. You...

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Mar 6, 2013 - Pandemonium in Macau

Today we took the ferry to Macau, so Mum could get some more stamps in her passport. Very efficient and quick out of HK, the ride was not too bad and only the most susceptible to sea sickness got sick. Over in Macau, Dad claimed it was just like HK. He then promptly found the seniors line for immigration and went through quickly while mum and queued. We eventually got through to find Dad had been speaking to a local guide called Tony. I was cautious at first, but he was and official guide and a very funny guy too. He drove us past many of...

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Nov 28, 2012 - Mad Money in Macau

Mal and I took a day out to visit Macau and at first sight it wasn’t much to go on. In fact, from above it looked a little slummy. (Sorry don’t mean to offend) But when the sun had set and the lights were on... "Vivaaaa Las Macau, Vivaaa Las Macau". This did however turn out to be a massive fail for me; not only did I get laughed at by the cashier for trying to change up 500HKD (£50) but I also forgot to load up my MasterCard and couldn’t draw out any more money... what a d!ck! But all is good after I saw Mal lose £100 in 2 mins at...

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Oct 6, 2011 - Macau

Dozens and dozens of incredibly awful gaudy in-the-worst-possible-taste casinos - monstrous multi-storied buildings all over Macau. No 1 for dreadfulness went to Lisboa Casino (see photos) - from a distance looks like a peeling onion, and upon closer inspection does not improve. Eyebrow raising! As there are no legal casinos in China, the wealthy Chinese pour across the border and the gaming tables are jammed, it seems, 24 hours a day. Great just strolling through watching the players. Smoking inside is legal so the tables are wreathed in...

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No Reservations

Oct 2, 2011 - MACAU! – Day 14

So today was a big day because I would be visiting Macau. First some background, Macau is one of the two provinces of China along with Hong Kong. It was settled by the Portuguese in the 16th century. The name Macau itself means “Inland Gates”. It’s considered a peninsula with two separate islands that make up Macau. A law passed in 1993 by the Portuguese with China’s approval states that Macau remains a separate sovereignty for 50 years after it was passed over to China in 1999. Which means even though it’s part of China; Macau has its own...

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