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If you happen to be in Hong Kong or south China, Macau is definitely worth checking out. Located on a little peninsula, about 60 km away from Hong Kong, Macau used to be a Portuguese colony, which resulted in an interesting mix between Portuguese and Chinese culture. Macau is also known to be the Las Vegas of Asia, the only place in China where gambling is legal, and it’s also the most densely populated region int the world. 

We took a bout on an early sunday morning from a terminal in Kowloon. If you’re planing to go on a weekend avoid the one in Central, it’s super busy. The one in Kowloon was already quiet crowded and hectic and I had a little flashback to my days in Shanghai 😉 The round-trip ticket from Hong Kong is about 300 HK dollars, and it takes about 1,5 hours each way. Don’t forget to bring your passport and a sweater (the AC on the boat is a little crazy, it was probably the coldest 1,5 hour of my summer in Asia..).

We started our trip in Taipa, which is where all the huge hotels and casinos are. We took a few shoots of huge, gold, very grand looking buildings and made our way to the old center of Macau. When we got out of the taxi at the famous Senado Square, it felt like we traveled all the way back to Europe. If not the Chinese signs you would honestly never guess that you’re in Asia. Senado is a beautiful colourful, very European looking square in the middle of the historic district of Macau. It really is a melting pot of Chinese and European culture and architecture, even all the streets sign and names are both in Chinese and Portuguese. The mix between Chinese colourful shops, crazy signs and than authentic European buildings is definitely something very unique. The House of Mercy, St. Dominic’s Church, St Augustine’s Square and the ruins of St Paul’s are just some places worth checking out. Macau is also known for its famous egg tarts, which are impossible to miss, because they are selling them on every corner. Another place that I really liked was A-Ma Temple, full of colours, flowers and burning incense hanging from the roof. We hanged around the city, walked a lot, had some burgers, took a lot of pictures and rested a lot in-between (almost 40 C degrees heat is not the best circumstances for sightseeing) but it was a really fun trip! 🙂

Macau is a very unique place, definitely worth visiting, great for a day trip. I filmed some of it, so if you’re interested to see, watch my Hong Kong video diary (Macau is at the very end 😉 ). I hope you will enjoy it!

 

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4 thoughts on “MACAU

  1. mc says:

    love all the photos! Thanks for sharing =)
    -mc
    http://www.looksbymc.com

    1. bykaja says:

      thank you! I’m glad that you like it 🙂

  2. Viviene Kok says:

    I was in Macau last July and enjoyed myself. However it was toooo hot so would definitely suggest anyone to visit Macau during the colder months 🙂

    RLN

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.blogspot.com

    1. bykaja says:

      I totally agree, I was there in august and it was super hot, so I would definitely love to visit one day when the weather is a bit better for sightseeing 🙂

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