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Today I decided to go to Taipa. I had also promised a friend back in the States that I would send her a Hard Rock pin so, since the Hard Rock Hotel is on Cotai, I had to go out there anyway.
After my usual 'breakfast on the go', today consisting of a 'sausage roll', which turned out to be a hotdog baked into a roll (surprisingly good though), and a cup of Mint Moca coffee from Starbucks, I took a circuitous route towards the Taipa bridge, thinking I would take a bus across the bridge. Along the way, I decided to exchange another $100 for HK$ so into the Lisboa Hotel I went. Flush with additional cash, and now anxious to begin the fun part of my day, I opted instead for a taxi to Taipa.
It was pleasantly cool this particular morning so the walk did not seem overly taxing. Moreover, most of the traffic was going from Taipa towards Macau so, once I left the main road, it became almost still, punctuated by the occasional passing cars. Walking towards Taipa Village, I saw The Venetian between the trees.
Taipa village is soothing. Its small size probably contributed to my opinion but there was also very little traffic, although you could hear the traffic passing by the periphery. The buildings are pretty. Even those in disrepair have a charming quality about them. Some time around noon, I decided to have lunch at Antonio Restaurant, which I highly recommend. The cheese platter appetizer was great, as was the sausage platter. It was more of a stew really but delicious & hearty. Both were complimented nicely by the red wine. After lunch, I wandered about some more then decided to take a taxi back to Macau.
On Macau, fortified with the red wine, I embarked on more random wanderings until, late in the afternoon, I decided to return to my hotel.