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May 15, 2006 - Macau and Hong Kong

Today the three of us met near the ferry terminal and went across to the island of Macau.(Although Macau is part of China, as with Hong Kong, you still have to go through immigration and get your passport stamped! so for today we got 4 stamps in our passports!) The ferry was really fast and the journey took just over an hour. The latter part was quite rough and I was glad to get off! It was a lovely ferry though, really modern with comfy seats like on a train. We got a taxi to the main square as we figured this would be the easiest way of...

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Apr 30, 2006 - 29 April - Macau Races

Saturday so we do what we normally do and head to the track. This time with a difference though. We catch the ferry from Hong Kong Island to Macau - about a 90 minute trip but we have to go through immigration and customs (another few stamps in our passports). Macau is amazing - 3 islands joined by long road bridges that go for miles and are only just above the water level. The races are great - we are the only Westerners and have no idea how to place a bet but before long we are professionals. We share our table with some local punters and...

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Fish n Fee Tour 2006

Apr 17, 2006 - Macau

Took a day trip out to Macau from HK, taking the hydrofoil out there. Such tourists as we happily watched them placing even more stamps into our passports as we collected our departure stamps for HK and arrivals for Macau! hahaha! Spent the day wandering around the place, heavy with its Portugese influences. Some beautiful buildings, and a huge cathedral right in the middle of the place. tasted the local delicacy - custard tarts, which were gorgeous! Witnessed a volcano erupting, complete with 'lava' and flames, stafed by some sort of...

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Nov 15, 2005 - Macau

Another stupid epic trip, from Phuket to Macau. with an overnight stay at Bangkok airport. My flight from Phuket was delayed. but that was OK as the one before was even more delayed so I transferred to that and arrived before I was due to leave. I still had no-fly time left on my computer on the way to the airport. but was free to fly by the time the flight went. Being an old hand with Bangkok airport I know a nice place to have a kip so after getting something to eat I got my head down for a couple of hours. I was running my money down and...

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Oct 23, 2005 - Our 1 year anniversary in Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia!!

It is our one year wedding anniversary, so we decided to celebrate in style! About 50 miles west of Hong Kong lies the former Portuguese colony of Macau. It is an interesting mix of European and Asian cultures, and the only place in the greater China area with legalized gambling!! We stayed in the Casino Lisboa, the largest and most opulent of Macau's hotels, and enjoyed the good life. This won't be the largest casino for long though, as the owners of the Bellagio and Venetian in Vegas, are already building mega resorts here. While in Macau...

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Aug 30, 2005 - Macau on Jetfoil

Hey hey!!! Time is now running out for us... It's almost time to venture back to the UK. We figured that another integral part of the area has to be Macau. It one of the peninsulas coming off the Pearl River and has a peculiar Portuguese background - with heritage going back 500 years. What Britain did for Hong Kong, the Portuguese did for Macau, although perhaps to a more subtle extent. We were dying to get over there. The journey to Macau is as exciting as the island itself, as you go by super-fast Jetfoil. Now these things shift. Inside...

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Jul 26, 2005 - Macau - A fleeting romance

Sorry, no photos for this one - we weren't there long enough. As I hit dry land, I collapsed onto the jetty trying desperately to stop my alimentary canal going in to spasm and regurgitating my dinner. I lay there for about 20 minutes before I could stomach getting to my feet and dragging my bags off to customs. All the while Justine was waiting patiently with the hurumph of frustration. The non-existent customs procedure took about 2 seconds to complete. Fortunately for Macau I wasn't carrying any bombs or incendiary devices with me....

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Jul 14, 2005 - Hong Kong - Macau City, Macau

We finally made it to Macau!! The last time we were here, Nigel wanted to check out Macau, but we didn't have time. We took a hydrofoil/jetfoil to Macau --it had a Boeing engine. This thing was fast, and pretty smooth. When we got to there, we jumped onto a bus, which took us into the central part of town. There was a lovely square with a huge fountain. All the surrounding architecture was very European (figures, Macau was under the Portuguese influence for a long time). As we strolled through the alleyways, Macau felt a lot like Hong Kong,...

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Mar 24, 2005 - Yangshuo to Macau

Overnight sleeper bus journeys: Important lesson number 1 DON'T EVER DO IT And that concludes todays lesson kids. Boarded the bus at 7.30pm and prepared for a 12 hour overnight journey to Macao. Quite looking forward to it as we booked the expensive lower bunk beds which are larger and closer to the floor. Not to be though as some Chinese persons had kindly taken a shine and occupied them already. There was a bus stewardess in charge of such matters so we pointed this out to her. She just turned her back and ignored the problem. So the next...

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Oct 29, 2004 - MACAU

C'est ici que je me suis sentie comme en vacances pour la premiere fois. Je sais c'est un peu gonflee de dire ca alors que ca fait 1 mois et demi que je traine mes slashes mais je veux dire vacances soleil comme lorsque je pars pour une semaine ou 2 autour de la Mediterranee. A Macau il y a le soleil, la mer, les petites places ombragees ou on peut siroter son apero, de la bonne bouffe (mon premier steak depuis le depart !). C'est tout petit, il est facile d'aller sur les iles adjacentes pour aller a la plage et pour couronner le tout ils...

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Dec 1, 2001 - How Now Red Macau

Copyright 2004 David Rich 1000 Words jdavidrich@yahoo.com H o w N o w R e d M a c a u Macau, jewel of the South China Sea, pastel slice of Portugal, oasis from the hectic honking of China a millimeter away, a city to like a lot. The simple act of stepping across the border from Zhuhai, China to Macau bred comparative peace and absolute charm, bestowing a feeling of immediate tranquility. We'd dearly missed the idea of calm after three months in the real China. Macau was like finding a private sanctuary or getting out of jail free. Though...

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