"Casino Country, City of Gabling" Concelho de Macau by hash09
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Before i get here, i always heard people say, "there are not much to see in macao and everywhere u go, you only could find casino's", no doubt about it, a place we thought an aquarium it actually is a casino. Was happy to see something different in macau, disappointment turn to our face when we step at the entrance to get a ticket, they said no need a ticket and we were wondering for a bit at the entrance... "this place look like a casino" hahaha.. it is a casino..
Was another solo trip of mine, "i was gambling again"..Don't get me wrong, i am not a gambler and spending money on gamble table. This is non-plan trip, not much' cash in hand and never thought how expensive the place was. I wasn't prepare at all for this trip, bought a flight ticket when i was so upset that i didn't make it to the Philippines in November. Crazy huh... was thinking, ok i cant make it to the Philippines, why not celebrate New Year in Hong Kong, no cheap flight to H.K but knowing that i can get there from Macao, so get a ticket to Macao.. super cheap, so never let go the opportunity.
First day when i was landing in Macao, I didn't know where to go.. i have no clue at all on where i should go or what i should do, I have 2 nights in macao before i get to HK, it was a plan base on my budget, but before i fly i have mark one place to stay in macao, its "Auguster Lodge" i guess everyone knows it was a very popular place to stay for a backpacker. At the Airport, i don't know where the city was, I don't even know what it called, so at the tourist info counter at the airport, i was asking the customer service on how to get to the "Auguster Lodge" Just show them the address and they tell me how to get there. BUT!! another big problem, Non of people there speaks English, i read a bit about people are not speak English in Macao but it just something that i am not expected.. (I should expecting that)
From Macao Airport to City of Macao, I took a bas No A1, I should stop at Jetty terminal H.K and exchange bus no 3 and stop at Labao Casino then should walk a bit to Auguster Lodge, but i didn't stop there at the jetty, when the bus going to the local area, i start realized that i actually lost. but i just keep going and asking one of the passenger, of course the men didn't speak English, but i just showing him the map and address where i wanted to go, then he gave a hand sign, this is not the place, its at another side, so i stop at the next bus stop, So i decided, no more bus, i was tired, hungry and sticky.. with my big backpack walking around and lost, that was not a good idea of taking another bus. So i get a taxi and showing him the address where i wanted to go, unfortunately he cant read the roman alphabet writing, so i have to read for him but he didn't understand, then i show him the map on where i wanted to go, then he certainly know where i wanted to go. sure there are Chinese character on the map. He drop me at another side of the road, I paid 38 pataca (Macao Currency) for the taxi, very expensive for 15 mins trip, then walking towards the direction and found the place, press the bell a few times, but there is no answers.. then notice that i press the wrong bell.. hehehe.. it was press the bell at someone house, the next house and realized it's not an Auguster Lodge, i should press the bell on my left but not the right. The door open and i was still praying that they have a space for me. eeeeemm.. unfortunately there is no more space but they could let me sleep at the living room area.. i don't mind, its cheap, i paid HKD60/nite for the bed.
I am not trying the food here because i just arrived and dont have confident on the food here. more travel advice
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