Macau – ” Macau, also spelled Macao, is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong. Wikipedia ”
A taste of Venice and a taste of sparkling Vegas, it is known to be the little Vegas of Asia! “A former Portuguese colony, Macau was administered by Portugal from the mid-16th century until late 1999, when it was the last remaining European colony in Asia.”
How can you not love this little combination of Venice and Vegas?? Everything is so fascinating! From the streets to the casino’s to the people, to the food and up to the historical “the ruins”.
First, me and my friends went to HK for our first trip stop, after a couple of days or so we went to Macau via Turbo jet. after approaching Taipa Ferry Terminal, you will find a bus outside of the different Casino’s waiting for your arrival and will bring you to those fascinating hotels and casino’s. We rode the Venetian Shuttle and brought us to The Venetian Macao.
a palace with a ceiling beautifully painted! it is like a place which was placed at the end of the rainbow! I was a unicorn that time! (dreaming!)
After that, we went Casino hopping! How beautiful Life is when you travel and you read the whole page cover to cover! Allow me to have you some glimpse of my trip!
Took this photo outside the Venetian Macao, I felt like I was in Venice or Vienna!
I really had fun with these 2 beautiful girls! this is inside the Venetian Macao! Beautiful isn’t it?
and this one is inside the hotel as well, with their famous mini-gondola ride (on the background):
And we went to Sands Cotai Central! very beautiful too!
and tadaaaaaa! the famous Ruins of St. Paul’s!!!
“The Ruins of St. Paul’s (Portuguese: Ruínas de São Paulo, Chinese: 大三巴牌坊; pinyin: Dàsānbā Páifāng) refers to the ruins of a 16th-century complex in Macau including of what was originally St. Paul’s College and the Cathedral of St. Paul also known as “Mater Dei“, a 17th-century Portuguese cathedral dedicated to Saint Paul the Apostle. Today, the ruins are one of Macau’s most famous landmarks. In 2005, they were officially enlisted as part of the UNESCOWorld Heritage Site Historic Centre of Macau.” – wikipedia
and the rest is history!
This trip is really one of a kind! it was very liberating! to walk on a foreign place and feels like an alien, and to try a new lifestyle like the locals do and to be just you!
Here are some links that you may find helpful if you wanna visit this awesome place and be fascinated!
Venetian Macao – http://www.venetianmacao.com/
Sands Cotai Central – http://www.sandscotaicentral.com/
City of Dreams Macau – https://www.cityofdreamsmacau.com/
Wynn Macau – http://www.wynnmacau.com/en/
MGM Macau – http://www.mgmmacau.com/
for jet/boat from HK to macau – http://www.turbojet.com.hk/en/
I went there again last December 2013 to attend a party and visited a friend. And will keep coming back! I can say that it is my sanctuary! and will be back this coming march 2014!!! so excited!!
hope you got something for your next adventure!!!
Deanna ( http://www.talkaboutbeauty.co )