"One night may not be enough" Concelho de Macau by bpwarne
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I was stuck in Hong Kong, no train to Guilin for three days, no plane to Guilin for three days. I had to get out of there. I could not take another night in my 6ft x 6.5ft budget 'cubicle' hostel room. It was becoming too claustrophobic, I had to go somewhere, anywhere. So, I booked a flight to Bangkok out of Macau as it was less then a third the price they were wanting to fly out of Hong Kong. That meant a 1 hour ferry ride to Macau and then a 20 minute taxi ride to the Macau airport. My flight was the next afternoon. I decided to leave immediately and spend the night in Macau, take my chances on getting a room there upon arrival, anything to get out of Hong Kong immediately.
Upon arrival in Macau I booked a room at a kiosk in the ferry terminal, not really too concerned with the quality as the price, wanting something on the cheap side as I would only be there one night. Turned out the hotel was a bust, you may like to read my review in the tips section. However, the location could not have been better, near the Inner Harbour, at the edge of the 'old town' area. Fantastic, colorful area not impacted too much by the rapidly growing number of casinos mushrooming up throughout the island. Beautiful old colonial buildings, fountains, neighborhood squares, incredible mosaic tiled and cobbled stone streets, a multitude of various small shops, restaurants, bakeries, stores to explore and enjoy. I spent the entire afternoon and evening and most of the next morning just wandering around these Calles taking in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the city. A really great time, accidentally.
- Pros:The Portugese feel
- Cons:The Vegas feel
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