Finally posting about my Macau trip last July. First stop is Galaxy Hotel. It’s a first class hotel and casino.
Say hello to this Hummer limousine! I felt like a kid in wonderland after looking at a number of Hummer cars infront of Galaxy Hotel.
The Diamond Show inside the hotel. It’s a 5-minute showcase of an enormous “diamond” that floats out of a fountain under a chandelier while programmed lights shine a rainbow of colors.
Next is A-ma Temple, the oldest temple in Macau. Macau’s name was thought to be derived from the temple. See google for reference.
a tree surrounded by prayer cards inside A-Ma Temple
Our next stop was at Pastelapia Ou Mun Lou Benka. It’s a famous shop in Macau for pastries, biscuits, and Macanese delicacies. They also had free samples so you’ll know which ones to buy.
My favorite from the shop is their barbecue, those red sheets inside the glass display cabinet.
Macau is pretty much surrounded with tall buildings.
Macau is also surrounded by casinos, 43 to be exact and counting.
Also saw a Porsche display room in Macau. Most of the cars in Macau are Mercedes Benz , Audi and Lexus. Di yata uso Toyota doon haha.
More buildings.Next is Grand Emperor Hotel. It’s also a hotel and casino. We were welcomed by their lobby filed with 1kg gold bars. Yes, real gold bars on the floor! Dito nalang dapat mag-mining eh haha. “The “Golden Pathway” is composed literally of 78 bars of 999.9 purity. Each gold bar weighs 1 kilogram and is embossed with a unique number.”
There was a Rolex store inside as well.
Next stop is the ruins of St. Paul Cathedral. This was a very famous church in Macau, but it burned down a long time ago, and only its facade was left standing.
TIP: Do not buy to the souvenir shop that your tour guide will bring you to. There are stalls just a few walks away from the souvenir shop, near Museo de Macau, with much much cheaper prices, almost 100% cheaper than on the souvenir shop you will be brought to.
What’s a city filled with casinos without these “fun” playing cards. Our last stop was at The Venetian Macau. It’s the biggest hotel and casino in Macau, and in the world. It’s not just a hotel and casino, but a shopping haven and conference place as well.
The Grand Canal. You can ride the gondola for 120 Hongkong Dollars, I think.
The skies were very mesmerizing, they felt like they were real.
Look who I bumped into. Kim Domingo! God she’s so beautiful and sexy. Papayas! haha. Excuse the very haggard face. I was tired from the tour, I mean we started at 9 in the morning and arrived in The Venetian by 3 in the afternoon s imagine my struggle walking while lugging around my DSLR, so yeah.
Most of the shops were on sale during that time because it was summer in Macau, and opening of classes was nearing.
We were actually going to Macau Tower but time did not permit. I badly wanted to try bungee jumping there but meh, too bad I couldn’t because I was with older peeps haha.
Adios from the polluted waters of Macau. See you on the next post!