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Macau nigth walkers

Steeped in history, colonized by the Portuguese’s and modernized by the Chinese, Macau China has become a haven for tourist from Asia and the world.

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St. Paul ruins

Mount Fortress canon pointing at our hotel.

Mount Fortress canon pointing at our hotel.

Guia Fortress Lighthouse

Guia Fortress Lighthouse

Performers in the park

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Macau Tower

Macau Tower

All the well-known casinos are here, the Wynn, MGM, The Sands, and the Grand Lisboa one of the first, this is where we stayed and it was beautiful.IMG_7370IMG_7377

Lisboa Lobby

Lisboa Lobby

Lisboa elevator with birds-eye maple and inlay …

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We visited many restaurants like this one, bad thing is if you get off the beaten path don’t expect an English menu. I asked for noodles and got a very good wan-ton noodle soup. MacauRest1

The Chinese like their frog …

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Where the ladies of the night walk…

By accident and to our surprise we come across a tunnel under our hotel connecting two casinos. Here lovely young ladies walk back and forth approaching men as they enter. I thought this would be a good opportunity to take some candid shots but this guy, aka “I have an official uniform!” starts yelling at me to stop taking pictures.  Apparently a tourist with a camera is not respectful and this aging man in uniform ensures his portion of the tunnel is kept in order. I managed to click off a few shots at waist level.MacauPro1MacauPro2MacauPro3

Safe, fun, Macau was a great get-away and we were only able to scratch the surface. The food rivals any in South East Asia. The buffet in the Lisboa hotel was better than any I have had in Las Vegas and at half the price. I think next time we will go to Hong Kong and take a day trip by boat to Macau as there are free buses waiting to take you any place you desire.

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Macau China night walk

We visit Macau China a wonderful Disney-utopia kind of place. And so… To rid the area of pirates the Portuguese colonized the island and city of Macau China between the 1500’s to the late 1800’s. The Chinese have preserved the old streets and buildings left by the Portuguese and created a tourist mecca the likes of Las Vegas

A late night walk through the narrow streets reveals the history and culture of what it might have been like back in the 1880’s. Small storefronts still exist, a single tailor mends clothing late into the night, the smell of pork dumplings mingles with the Portuguese sausage hung out in the open air and tiled streets from over a hundred years ago flow like waves.Macaumacau2013-4macau2013-11macau2013-19macau2013-26macau2013-30macau2013-34macau2013-43 macau2013-45

Next the casinos, birds eye maple, a little history, and prostitution ….