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Day 6 - Last Day in Macau

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Sleeping up till 10 am was really part of the plan. I was to spend the rest of the day seeing the rest of Macau as I am bound to end my journey tonight when i take the 10:30 flight back to Manila.

I left my all ready backpack at the hostel and started strolling onto the streets to catch sight of the other landmarks of the city central highlighted on the map. Although the flashy casino scrapers showcased modern Macau, i preferred to explore the rich cultural side of the city, wandering onto the steep narrow streets and pastel colored buildings which depicted the rich Portuguese influence in this small eastern city.

The Macau Cultural Theater
Sitting on the St Augustins square gave me a European feel, the brightly colored patterns on sidewalks and fresh flowers on the sidewalk posts al together made me wonder how much of the locals enjoyed the laidback life here. Catholic churches were everywhere too, probably one in every district. I myself am Catholic, and it's amazing to think how Christianity still dominates this southeastern Chinese town when the rest of the mother country is primarily Buddhist.

 

As i took the bus to the airport later that day, we passed the Macau Tower (where the daring can do bungee jumps), and the famous Venetian Resort, which is by the way really really huge and so Venice-like, all I have not seen up close but with no regrets. While crossing the Macau bridge to reach the airport at the far opposite side of the city, i started to ponder on the highlights of my travel these past 6 days, how much i'd love to see the rest of the world, and how travelling alone isn’t so bad after all. In fact, it's quite an experience driving ones self to seek more adventure in a more independent and more mature way.

 

I’m looking forward to my next trip in January - to mainland China (Shanghai, Beijing and Harbin) off I go -- where more than Macau or HK, language will be an absolute barrier, and where I fear i'll lose my nose to the Siberian winds of Harbin.  Oh and yes, I’m going solo again! Yay!

rheagirl says:
I enjoyed reading your blog. :D
Posted on: Jul 09, 2011
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The Macau Cultural Theater
The Macau Cultural Theater
In St. Agustins Square
In St. Agustins Square
Edwardian Buildings and the colorf…
Edwardian Buildings and the color…
The narrow non-touristy streets ca…
The narrow non-touristy streets c…
One of the chinese temples surroun…
One of the chinese temples surrou…
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