Got High in Macau
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Day 2 in
Though raining, we walked to the Historic Centre of Macau, the
Climbing up the slope alongside the Holy House of Mercy, we reached the
At the back of the church, there was something like a museum where we saw the relics of the Japanese and Vietnamese martyrs, the remains of the former Church of the Mother of God, and paintings and liturgical objects from churches of the city.
Behind the church front were the Na Tcha Temple and a section of the Old City Walls, a remnant of the Portuguese-style defensive walls.
On the walk back down the hill, we stopped at several small shops selling souvenirs and antiques and tasted
Further down hill, we passed along St.
We were supposed to go to the highest hill of Macau, the Guia Hill with its chapel and lighthouse, but it rained again, so we went inside some mall near the area, had our brunch, and waited till the rain stopped.
We boarded a bus that leads to the Barrier Gate, the border between
From there, we hopped on the free shuttle bus that leads to The Venetian, making my mom excited again as we were heading to another casino, while me already bored to the idea of casinos.
When we were nearing the hotel, I was shocked with its size. It’s so huge! When we got in, I was speechless. The decor of the hotel was just luxurious with its countless huge crystal chandeliers and shiny marble floors �" elegance to the next level. When we reached The Grand Canal Shoppes, I was already mute, my jaw dropped. It was like an indoor town, with an artificial sky, with water canals, with gondolas! At first, I did not notice that it was just an artificial sky. I was wondering why all of a sudden I saw some clear blue bright sky while just outside, it was still raining.
The Grand Canal Shoppes has 350 international shops and restaurants, and again, I controlled myself from entering the well-known shops, although most of them have
So, what can I say about The Venetian? It was a magnificent feast of the senses, truly a Venetian experience.
We left my mom to play some slots there while TitoMel and I went to
Anyways, when he reached the 58th floor, the Observation Lounge, the 360-degree panoramic view was breathtaking. The bright lights from the casinos are impressive, the neon signs changing colors and patterns every now and then, just a magnificent rainbow of vibrant colors. I also got to see the whole of
BTW, on the 58th floor, some parts of the floors are made of glass that you get to look down through the glass floors (a tingling experience), so as I walked around the floor, I was holding tightly around the bars as I was afraid that anytime the glass might break. For me, it was a thrilling experience. Yeah, I know, I am such a lame person.
So then we moved up to Floor 61, an outdoor observation deck where you can feel the wind.
After nearly having a seizure from all the flashing lights of rainbow colors, we decided to go back to the hostel as I have an early flight to catch the following day. We took a cab and passed along the major casinos in
Clearly, gambling is not the only thing to do in