Old May 4, 09, 12:51 am
Join Date: Oct 2008
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Part V - Macau

I spent most of the day wandering around the world heritage area of Old Macau, the highlight of which was definitely the ruins of St. Paul's cathedral. Behind the facade of the ruined church, i stood awestruck in an underground crypt where european monks were buried. As usual i tried hard to imagine everything that had occurred in the very place i was standing.

I also visited the maritime and fire service museums and strolled through several casinos in the area. Below are some pics from the day.

Grand Lisboa hotel. To this day, the most impressive building i have ever seen.

I got a little hungry with all the walking - its good to see that even a 400 year old district of Macau has its own McDonalds, this one was in Senado Square.

They say the best travel experiences choose you, not the other way around, and my day in Macau truly exemplified this. From my decision to visit the heritage area on a whim, to the sights, sounds and smells i encountered on my many kilometres of wandering my day was amazing and really invigorated my interest in solo travel.

Before long it started to rain and without my own transport i didnt like my chances of seeing the rest of the island, especially as my legs were starting to hurt. My ferry ticket allowed me to standby for an earlier ferry, so at 1730 i entered the Lisboa casino, signed up to their free membership program, and used the card i recieved to board the free shuttle bus to the ferry terminal. Saved myself MOP3 and even scored a shiny card to pick my teeth with ^
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