- Based on an island not far from Hong Kong. Well connected to HK via regular ferry service.
- Interesting mix of old Portuguese architecture and present-day Chinese culture.
- Most well known for casinos – Venetian is the biggest casino is the world. Baccarat is the most popular board game with hundreds of tables. I found some Blackjack tables, but the minimums were way too high for my wallet – US$25 (HKD200). One floor manager told me that the minimums go up to US$40(HKD300) in the evening/night. Wow! In spite of this being the biggest casino in the world, and in spite of it being a Tuesday afternoon, every single table was occupied, with some of the lower limit tables had people waiting 2 to 3 deep. Every restaurant looked full, every bench had people sitting on them. I even saw tens of people just resting on the floor. It’s easy to see why Macau is number 1 when it comes to gambling revenue (Las Vegas has slipped to number 2). You can really see China’s economic might when you visit Macau casinos. China has a MASSIVE population and a HUGE middle class that has money to spend. And with gambling officially illegal in mainland China, Macau offers a place close enough where the Chinese populace can go to spend their disposable monies.
- The historical places are not very easy to find. The places are not well marked, even street names are hard to find even if you have a map.
Pictures taken with a Canon T3I with 18-55 and 55-250 kit lenses
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