This is a very late post long saved in my page. Bear with me as I try to rekindle my interest in blogging.
For many years, going back to HongKong had always been in my mind. It's been more than a decade since my first HK trip and not few attempts were made for a return trip. Obviously now, those were not the right time for me.
Venetian Hotel was the first on our Macau tour itinerary. 'Twas the magnificent edifice that captures my sight from our hotel room window.. It's only few blocks away from where we're billeted so we zestfully walked from Sheraton to Venetian. The hotel/mall complex of Venetian is truly impressive. I'm amazed with its structural design especially on the area where it looks like we are strolling under a clear blue sky. It's where one can take a relaxing gondola ride in the Venice Canal replica.
The Venetian complex also houses most of the well known high fashion designers and brands. Unfortunately we had no time for them! .. Or to state it clearer, we had no budget for them. That's it! Lol! Our real target there was the food court area. There are lots of food outlets but not much difficulty to find what I want. I love most of what I've seen. I truly love Chinese food, that's why! My first pick was none other than my fave, the Peking Duck and a few more. Prices of food I would say was a bit expensive if converted to Philippine peso but that's how it is! Travel and food tripping always come side by side. After we've filled up, we took a peek of the Casino and daughter tried the slots machine. I guess she truly enjoyed playing but unluckily, she won nothing but a piece of paper with a 1$ value to be claimed. She had fun, anyway! Haha..
Macau Tower as mentioned is 233 meter high tower overlooking 360 degree view of Macau vicinity. The view deck has a glass flooring where you can clearly see the roads and visually tiny automobiles down under. On that spot, I realized, I haven't yet overcome my phobia. I just couldn't control my terrified emotion. Ironically though, I still love the experience.
Next on the day's itinerary is the Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral. Reaching the famous tourist spot wasn't easy for us. Our guide, (daughter and her husband, as they have already visited the place a number of times before) could not quickly remember the road that leads to the ruins. We trekked the wide and narrow roads of Macau as well as the long hidden alleys in between. Passed by the crowded stores of Chinese delicatessens and stopped by at one that attracts our appetite. No idea how it is called, but we call it "tusok-tusok". And the food is really good! Maybe with the help of "tusok-tusok" goodness, we found our way to the Ruins. Lol! However, we didn't expect it to be as crowded. Every steps are filled with people. Fambam didn't want to brushed side by side with the crowd. I climbed up the many steps up to the overly photographed Macau icon if only to satisfy myself that I finally made it there. Then tried to take a decent photo despite the crowd. Nonetheless, it was great to witness the famous St. Paul's Ruins of Macau. One impressive historical landmark that ultimately has the actual picture which I only used to imagine.