I just came from Macau – 3 straight days of Chinese people, a member of the Ya-yah sisterhood, good food, great shops but not so good shopping and tired feet. It was all quite worth it. The trip started with being delayed ( *raises fists at PAL*) and well, boredom at the Airport. After horrible plane food and a jumpy landing, we arrived in Macau and went straight to the Hotel. We rested for a few moments and then went in search of a Macau local sim to call Ate Jed who works there.
The first stop in our Macau adventure was the Venetian. It is a replica (though moster-sized) of the Venetian in Las Vegas. It had everything from restaurants, throngs of people, super high class shops, posh hotel facilities, nice original label shops, and its own Gondola. We met ate Jed there and ate at the 3 Monkeys, after which we braved to walk around the Labyrinth that is the Venetian. We managed to tire ourselves silly before we decided that it was time to go to MGM and have a cup of coffee there before heading to the hotel for some well deserved sleep.
The Next day, we had the City Tour with Anita, the member of the Ya-yah sisterhood, since she ended most of her sentences with “Yah” or “ya-yah”. She took us on a bus ride and fun tour of Macau. We followed her orange heart marker around town, seeing all the pertinent city sites, shopping in an “Ukay-ukay” ( Ok, it wasnt really an ukay ukay but a store of factory overruns), the ruins of St. Paul, Ah-Mah Temple, Fisherman’s wharf and a bakery where we bought cookies and stuff. Of course we took a LOT of pictures. (I will upload them and link them soon here)
That night, we met up with Ate Jed again and went to San Mah Lo, and shopped. SHOPPING was frustrating. There was nothing that I really wanted, barely anything worth investing in or that I could not find in the Philippines. I mean, if you are a serious Bag collector you could buy a Louis Vuitton, fendi or milan bags there for about 5000-1000 MOP. Jewelry shopping there is okay and well, watch shopping would be excellent. But, I wanted clothes, and shoes. Something unique and fun, but all I found was a bag from Nine West and some shoes from shoesnet. UGH. My brother and sister didnt find anything. WE SHOULD HAVE GONE TO HONG KONG TO SHOP.
we next went to hotel hop to find a bar, finally settling in on Lisboa after watching the AMAZING show in Wynn Hotel. The zodiac dome and the earth dome opened and well, just amazed us. The wynn’s water show was amazing as well. The whole experience was totally breathtaking. It inspired me for my novel. Throzara….
But, aside from that, it was a good trip. I reconnected with my brother and sister. I bonded with Eir, my bro’s girlfriend and my grandmother. I had fun. but my legs did not. Hehe. ^_^ I would take a week or maybe less to fully recover but it was so worth it.