So, Macau. Hmm…
It’s an odd juxtaposition of Chinese culture and Portuguese heritage, “crowned” with it’s several strikingly shiny casinos. As such it’s without a doubt one of the most bizarre destinations I’ve managed to make it to so far. It’s also probably one of the most difficult places to sum up my actual opinion on – probably half the reason I still haven’t got round to it yet!
Nevertheless I did enjoy my day trip to the tiny region during my Hong Kong adventure back in December. The mixture of cultures means you never quite know exactly what you’re going to find around each corner, making it a great place to stroll the streets of. Plus if you’re feeling adventurous like I was, the bus service is also cheap too! Just don’t expect English speaking drivers of course.
Whilst I wish I could have spent the night and taken a second day to explore, Macau isn’t yet the most backpacker friendly place unfortunately – not a huge surprise when you consider their target consumer market! Anyhow here’s five snapshots of some of the region’s most famous structures taken during my Macanese meander.
All photos are copyright of Carl Forbes 2014.