Travel

Macau in Pictures I

April 23, 2013

Last Sunday, I got back from a one-week stay in Hong Kong, and an overnight in Macau. Other than seeing BZ again, the highlight of the trip was seeing Macau for the first time. My first impression was: huge playground.

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With one of BZ’s colleagues and his wife, we got in Friday night, freshened and prepped up, then went out for dinner at a lovely Italian restaurant at the Venetian. The huge jump the boys were going to make off the world’s highest bungee tower the next day was definitely brought up quite a few times.

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{the boys all nervous before the BIG jump}

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{fancy shoes!}

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Where we had lunch (to celebrate their survival) overlooked this beautiful view:

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{of course we had dessert!}

After lunch, we decided to go see the old part of Macau.

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{such a whimsical city}

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{check out the ceiling design of one of the first casinos (Grand Lisboa) of Macau}

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{the photos don’t give it justice—you’d have to be there to feel the old soul it had}

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{antique Egyptian chairs}

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{the facade of Grand Lisboa Casino}

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The lobby showcased a lot of cool antiques, such as this tusk carving of the Monkey King:

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 After a lot of oohs and aahs, we went to see the real old part of Macau …

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