Recent Trips


Macau was my first solo trip outside of the Philippines. It was a great experience, and although I didn't spend a lot of time in the "Vegas of China" area (Macau Peninsula), I had a wonderful time exploring so many places. You can check out other areas of Macau that I've been on this link, but for those who don't have the luxury of time to step out of the city center like most, there are some highlights that you can check out, too.

I stayed at Hotel Lisboa during my trip, and it was accessible to other hotels/casinos such as Grand Lisboa, Star World, MGM, and Wynn Macau among others.  Pretty obviously, casino hopping is one of the first things you can do here. Aside from actually gambling, the unique interiors that these casinos have is one thing you can look forward to. There are also bars in some of these hotels and casinos, and as for me, I spent one of my nights listening to live music at the whisky bar in Star World. 

During the day, you can take a walk starting from the A-Ma Temple. Be willing to take the stairs when you get here as it's a pretty big temple, and is the oldest in the Macau Peninsula. You'll see other temples when you walk around, but it won't be anywhere close to this one.

The Ruins of St. Paul's is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Macau, so expect it to be really crowded, and a it'll be a little bit difficult to get a perfect photo. The facade is still intact for this once great church, and also, there's a museum that you can enter when you visit. From there, you can end your day at Senado Square (Largo do Senado) where you can also have some good dinner or street food. There's a small Tim Ho Wan store in one of the streets, which is very contrary to how it's set up as a mall-based restaurant in the Philippines.

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