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2 Apr 2011

Tuesday in HK wasn't in HK at all - we went to Macau!

Wow, my passport is sure getting a lot of stamps on this pan-Asian tour!  Four countries I am visiting, each with their own immigration, but they are all sorta just China...hahaha.....

Macau was fun.  I've always wanted to go.  We took a high speed ferry over.  It was super fast!  For sure I've never been on a boat that fast before.  I think my Dad would have liked it.  As you leave HK you pass all sorts of misty mountains - very pretty.  I am jonesing to listen to Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeplin!

I was feeling a bit ferry-sick by the time we got to Macau (maybe ~45 min ride?) so we walked around a bit.

One of our goals in Macau was to go for Portugese chicken, so off we went in search of a Portuguese neighbourhood and less HK looking neighbourhoods.

We found the most adorable restaurant tucked in a side street, and we have a nice leisurely lunch.  Grilled sardines to start - REALLY GOOD.  Oh man!  You know I likes me my sardines.

Next was salt cod stew.. ah, I didn't really love it.  It kind of had a funny taste to it.  Then came the famed Portuguese chicken - yum!  All in all a lovely meal with a lovely husband!

After that we walked around Macau taking pics and wandering here and there.  Then we had a quick coffee at the casino (Macau is like an Asian Last Vegas, did you know?), then we got on the shuttle back to the ferry building.  But, it turns out there is more than one ferry dock!  D'Oh!  Being at the wrong one, we missed our ferry, and had to catch the next one and pay a fee.  My advice - next time you go to Macau, don't buy a round-trip ferry ticket, but a single-ended so you can leave when you want, you won't have to leave when you're ferry is scheduled to go and rush for it.

The ferry ride back was a bit rough, but I was totally ok (Ad was sleeping) right until we docked.  All of a sudden the boat did some lurching that left me feeling queasy.  We ran into Dwa Gu/Gym on the way back to their place, and we decided to all eat together at the restaurant near their apartment.  Poor Ad, the only guidance I gave him about what to order for dinner was nothing very adventurous, since I wasn't feeling so well.

But they ended up ordering chicken feet!  Hahah - none for me, thanks (I am tolerating chicken now, but not their feetsies).  And Dwa Gym had a coupon - if four people were eating, we got a free pidgeon! Mmm.  Hahah - not for me, thanks!  Adrian explained the "rats with wings" thing to them.  Needless to say, it was pretty much a Lara bar for dinner for me!  ;)  (Lindsay, I was feeling you that night!)

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Good thought about one way tickets! I will remember that trick in general.