Greetings from Vietnam 🙂 I thought it was about time to catch up with some of the places that I have been to in the last few months, and as a picture is worth a 1000 words, and I have 4 pictures, then this post is worth 4000 words, how cool is that? I hardly need to write a thing!
Macau, a former Portuguese colony is now part of China, but like Hong Kong remains an autonomous region for another 50 years or so. It takes about an hour to get to Macau by ferry from Hong Kong.
Some of the major attractions of Macau are the colonial buildings and the Portuguese influenced food. But the major attraction for most visitors to Macau is Gambling. Macau has 27 casinos, including the world’s largest, the Venetian. This is three times larger than the casino of the same name in Vegas. I wandered around some of the casinos at around noon, it was amazing how many people were dressed up to the nines at this time, and the amount of money being gambled. The minimum bet at most places was about £10 (compare this to one dollar in Vegas), I watched a girl lose about £10,000 in 10 minutes at Baccarat, she didn’t seem overly concerned. Judging by some of the shops at the Casinos, and the amount of money being gambled, it seems that there is a lot of money floating around in Macau.
After a few hours wandering around the casinos, I went to the old part of town to do some sightseeing.
If you are in the Hong Kong area, and have a day to spare then I recommend going to Macau on a daytrip. If you like to shop and gamble, and have serious money to play with then you will probably enjoy more than a few days in Macau.