Monday, January 30, 2012

Macau: Sight Seeing

There are numerous sites in Macau to see. One is the St Patrick's Cathedral Ruins, The Macau Tower , Old Churches and many more.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Macau: Venetian Hotel and Casino

After about three or more hours of Macau City tour we were dropped off at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. From outside it was very imposing structure, with so many shuttle buses going out and coming in with guests: perhaps for so many things: Shopping, dining, and of course Casino.

Macau: The Portuguese Colony

We left Kowloon early and took a taxi to the Macau Ferry Terminal. It was about 930 am when we boarded the First Ferry going to Macau. The trip took about 1 1/2 hour travel. Fare was around 150 HKD one way. When we arrived Macau it was raining and fortunately it stopped. Did not know where to stay, but since there were plenty of agents outside the Macau Ferry Terminal you can have options depending on your budget. Since it was still past 11 in the morning I decided to contact a private car for 500 Macau Peseta  with driver to tour us around the city for 4 hours :St Patrick's Cathedral Ruins, a Catholic Church, the Fisherman's Wharf (which is just opposite the Pier and a walking distance, Lisboa and other casinos as well as downtown Macau  other sites and drop us off at the Venetian Hotel and Casino.

A view of the Macau Ferry Terminal from the Fisherman's Wharf

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hongkong: Stanley Bay

On our last day on Hongkong, after a day tour to Macau, we went to a Market in Stanley Bay. There are plenty of buses going there from Central Station. Since it was an Easter Sunday we went to a Church first.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hongkong: Victoria Peak

After a whole day in Disneyland, we went the next day to Victoria Peak. It's the highest peak of the Island where you can view  entirely the whole Hongkong.

There are two ways to go there, one is by using the Peak Tram and the other was by bus. I went there three times before  already using the Peak Tram. I insisted we tried the bus so we could see the mountain view. I really like the terrain of Hongkong. Although the roads are quite narrow, I was startled by how double-decker bus drivers navigate thru those streets . They really preserved the trees that lined up the streets.

A typical narrow street in HK

How good are they in preserving trees and preventing soil erosion

A model Tram
Hongkong from the viewing deck
Facade of the Peak Galleria

 A Tram going up to The Peak

After about fiur hours of enjoying the magnificent views of the Peak, we ate dinner in one of the restaurants then left. We took again the bus went to the Star Ferry Terminal to take a boat ride to cross the Hongkong Island.