Day Trip to Macau!

Hi everyone!

This past weekend we took a day trip to Macau, and it was a blast!  Known as the Asian Las Vegas, Macau has a fascinating mix of massive casinos and attractions as well as traditional Portuguese architecture and history.  With the new bridge that just opened in November 2018, China, Hong Kong and Macau are now all linked, giving you the chance to take a bus all the way there from the Hong Kong airport.  For $20USD round trip we were able to experience most of what Macau has to offer- beautiful buildings, glitzy casinos and the best egg tarts I’ve ever had!

Here are some highlights:

After first arriving, we took a tram up to Guia Lighthouse, a fortress constructed in the 1600s.  The view was great and the tram was fun- and super cheap.

The View from Guia Hill

Next we strolled from the fort through the streets, which looked like Europe to me!  You can definitely see the Portuguese influence throughout.

Ruins of St Paul’s Church

The Streets of Macau

After lunch, we took a bus over to the southern area of the country- where all the big and fancy casinos are!  However there is more to do than gamble- gondola rides, shopping and good eats abound.  We got egg tarts at the famous Lord Stow’s Bakery- so good we didn’t get photos before eating them all.

Gondola Rides in the Venetian Macau Casino

The Parisian Macau’s Eiffel Tower

Overall the trip was a ton of fun, and well worth the multiple buses we had to take to go!  I would definitely recommend giving Macau a visit, even if you don’t want to gamble- the sights and attractions are well worth the trip!

Best,

Sam

 

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