Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Travel Diary: Weekend Trip to Macau from Hong Kong

Wow, I can't believe how fast the time is flying! I've already been in HK for a month!! Two weekends ago, I went to Macau :) I wanted to keep my first trip small and simple.

Getting ready to get on the ferry. It's only an hour boat ride away from HK

We got there around noon and decided to spend the day sightseeing. We started walking from the hotel but realized we walked the complete opposite direction! The city was very different from what I expected. I heard it was the Asian Vegas but there's not really a "strip". It was some fancy hotels in the middle of quite run down buildings.

We finally made our way to the touristy area! Group shot at the Square

Attempted jumping picture! (Thanks Jerry for the picture!)


What we came to Macau to see. The ruins!

This was beautiful but at the same time kind of artificial. There was nothing behind it and the whole path leading up to it was so commercialized. And then suddenly bam, it's a door. It almost feels like it's placed there just for tourist reasons.

The view of the city on top of the fortress.

We went to Fisherman's Wharf which was quite cute and quaint. But not sure why the whole area was empty! 

What was super fun about the trip was the night time activities! We caught the Wynn lightshow, and went in their casino, but realized the minimum bet was too high! We went over to the other side to the City of Dreams because we heard Club Cubic was really great. And it was definitely one of the funnest clubbing nights I've had! I would definitely recommend it!


We stayed overnight, but the next morning was all too tired to continue exploring. I think Macau is perfect for a small weekend trip. :) Have any of you guys been? What was your experience?

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13 comments:

  1. Wow seems like a great trip! I really like the pictures (:

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    1. Thanks! It was a really fun little get away :)

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  2. I would love to visit Macau! Looks like you had so much fun, thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's definitely a great spot to go if you are near by in HK or China!

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  3. It was raining the time we went to Macau :( but we had a great day visit nevertheless! We bought a lot of goodies from the food shops there and did a little pictorial at the steps of the ruins hehe.

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    1. Yeaa did you buy the Portuguese egg tarts?! Those were yummy!

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  4. I have visited there for a few years ago, but don't remember much beside the beautiful scenery and that some peoples bought all boat ticket to sell it really expensive XD

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    1. I can't believe they would scalp the tickets like that haha! Did you have to buy the expensive ferry ticket?

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  5. Looks like you had an awesome time here! You took some great photos!

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    1. Haha! Aww thanks for remembering and leaving a comment! :)

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  6. that jumping pic is cute ^^ did you buy a lot of stuff? heard its a good place to shop :)

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    1. Thanks :)

      Didn't find too much shopping :( Bought delicious beef jerky on the way to the Ruins though haha!

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  7. Your trip looked fun! I have never visited Macau, but when I visited China I met a gal who was a flight attendant based out of Macau, so I've been kind of curious about it!

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