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Visiting Macau for the first time.
I've been so excited to share some photos from my recent trip to Macau! A beautiful, former Portuguese setting that's just an hour's ferry ride away from Hong Kong, some of my family - visiting me from Malaysia - and I decided to spend a day there to just hang out, have fun and take photos for the family wall.

We chose such a beautiful day for a tourist-centric trip, overwhelmingly warm for November yet with a good amount of cloud so we didn't burn to a crisp. (Although, with Malay-blood in us, that's hardly possible.) After catching a shuttle bus over to the Grand Lisboa casino, we wandered off through the old town, glimpsed the well-kept Portuguese-style buildings nestled amongst newer developments, tried out some of their famous Portuguese tarts and 豬扒包, and hiked all the way up to Ruínas de São Paulo (大三巴牌坊) so I could pretend to be in a K-drama.

We then walked up and up to the fort - Fortaleza do Monte - and snapped plenty of family photos with the breathtaking scenery and cityscapes for the family albums and wall. Boom! Next time, I 100% have to go to the Venetian Hotel to complete that whole K-drama facade.








12 comments

  1. Thanks! Ah so I've heard, although this was my first ever visit so I can't comment too much on that side of things!

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  2. Thanks Winnie! I did indeed but, er, 50mm lens problems ;) SUCH a cute little street.

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  3. Macau looks somewhat chaotic yet fascinatingly so. I've never been there but would be dying to try their street food, heard it's delicious. The Portuguese influence also makes me feel curious about that place.

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  4. I haven't visited Macau before, it looks like an interesting place! Especially those ruins.

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  5. Just catching up with your December blogposts (argh, how it is December already! That scares me!!!) I've really enjoyed reading about your time in HK. I've only been to Macau once and it was very brief but memorable. We had the best day there and this blogpost brings back memories! x

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  6. Your photos of Macau are lovely. It's interesting to see both Portuguese and Oriental influences making their mark on a place!

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  7. This looks so beautiful!
    xxx

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  8. It was super busy when we went, but it's the good sort of busy. And of course if you decide to venture a little bit off the path, it'll be more enjoyable. Their street food was awesome! I already can't wait to go back again soon (:

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  9. Aww thank you so much Sarah! Having the best time - I've actually struggled to find time to blog as much as I used to. I'm hoping to be able to go back to Macau again soon, it really was a whistlestop tour! x

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  10. Thanks Philippa <3 SUCH interesting architecture and community in general - truly fascinating.

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  11. It was so cool! Hashtag castles, hashtag ruins <3

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