Viva Macau

Hi Everybody!

After a healthy dose of work and bureaucracy at the DMR, I quit my job and headed overseas. First stop: The historical Portuguese colony of Macau.

What a place! The first and the last European outpost in China, it now has a population of 500,000 and services about 20 million tourists each year. More casinos turning over more money than Las Vegas. I arrived on Sunday night and went for a walk through the downtown and the flashing lights and neon alleyways.

You will find my gallery of highlights here.

Highlights of my highlights included visiting the Venetian - a 3000 room hotel complete with faux canals and genuine singing gondoliers, The old school Casinos in the vicinity of Senado Square and of course the old colonial area itself. It's an albeit clich├ęd fusion of east and west I'm looking forward to visiting again armed with a better map and perhaps a bicycle.

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