Off again... Viva Macau!

Trip Start Jan 12, 2008
Trip End Mar 19, 2009

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

So I think my brother enjoyed our quick surprise visit home as did we.   Six days flee and the next thing we knew we were checking in for yet another flight.  This one is the cheapy with Viva Macau.  Bill and I have added up some flying miles now so can definately not recommend them.  Yes they are cheap but there is no TVs in the back of the seats or video on Demand and the planes have not been fitted out since the 1970s so still have the large screens with the projector machine.  Anyways, 8 hours later we landed in Macau.  We went through a really random immigration and grabbed a taxi to out hotel.  That night we just had dinner in the hotel and crashed out as we were knackered. 

Bill and I are not the gambling type so somewhere like Macau we thought would be somewhat a nightlife mecca.  We even thought we might give doubling up a go here and there for a change.  Strange how things actually work out... First day we wallked around town and took in the very tall and exorbinate buildings surreounded by scwallors of units that were obivous there long before the casinos.  Later that night we dressed up as best we could and headed out into the town.  After some customary photos of all the pretty lights we headed to find a bar and a casino...  No bar an hour later, we decided keep walking up to the Fishermans wharf area which is meant to be a new "entertainment" quarter in Macau.  No Bars...  OMG we are in hell!!  Funny how different cultures are.. 

Not admitting defeat yet we just try to find a casino and grab a drink there. We walk into the Sands Casino, lovely place, and head upstairs.  Its all going on at the tables and we look around for a bar, no bar...  We eventually admit defeat, have dinner there (where we get a little beer) and then head home defeated.  With a 100 HKD minimum bet, and no beer, we decide we are definately not the casino gambling kind... Tomorrow we will head to the race track instead!

The next day we were not disappointed!  After a sleep in we headed to the race track.  It was not Randwick but much resembled the trots at Glebe on a Friday night (less the free meal vouchers).  Oh well...  We got beer, lost some money and gained it all back in the last race!  Someone was on our side that day as we also found and Irish pub to watch the Rugby at before retiring for the evening...
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starlagurl on

I'm glad...
you finally got some beer! Haha. Great story, keep up the interesting writing and storytelling.

Louise Brown
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