I will not leave Macau without visiting its grand casinos which make the city famous. After a hefty lunch with Day Leen, Jelo, Kimmie in a restaurant near Real Casino Hotel, we boarded a free shuttle service going to the Venetian Macao in Cotai Strip. This is the first casino on my bucket list to visit. Surprisingly, after all the walking from Senado Square down to Golden Lotus Square, we were all still giddy with excitement to proceed to the last leg of our Macau tour.
There was something magical about Macau as we explore more the narrow alleys coming from Senado Square and St. Dominic’s Church. The business center was a busy place. We passed by lanes of food stalls, souvenir shops, and fashion boutiques. Finally, we caught glimpse of the imposing facade of Ruins of St. Paul’s perched on top of a hill.
We encountered difficulty in bus hopping due to Macau’s Grand Prix being held from November 17 to 20, 2016. But it didn’t dampen my excitement because my new travel buddies, Day Leen, Jelo, and Kimmie are all persistent to go places despite the situation. Coming from the Ruins of St. Paul’s, we boarded Bus 10A going to A-Ma Temple. From the bus stop, there was signage pointing in the direction of the temple. It was indeed easy to find.
I was so excited but a bit nervous about my Hong Kong trip for this is my first time traveling alone out of the country. It was a challenge to prepare the DIY (do-it-yourself) itinerary and to come up with a good one. To make my vacation more fulfilling, I added Macau to my trip since this is an hour apart only from Hong Kong through a ferry boat.