I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!
A day in Macau
July 23, 2017
During our stay in Hong-Kong, We decided to go to a day trip to Macau. We decided not to stay there over night, but go to a day trip.
Macau is a former Portuguese colony. You will need your passport to enter Macau and to re-enter Hong Kong.You will need to fill out an Arrival Card when entering Macau. A Macau Visa is not required for most visitors. In cases where a visa is required, it can be obtained upon arrival at the immigration checkpoint.
Macau has its own currency, the Pataca, although most everybody will accept Hong Kong dollars.
The Macau Ferries from Hong Kong depart from both Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. The journey takes around one hour. Ferry from Hong Kong Island sails from Sheung Wan Ferry Terminal every 15 minutes, and Ferry from Kowloon departs from the China Ferry Terminal at 33 Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui every 30 minutes.
We took the Turbo Jet Ferry from Hong Kong Island. We took the MTR from the hotel to the Sheung Wan MTR Station, and from there walked to the Ferry terminal. We didn't buy the return ticket from Macau to Hong Kong because we were not sure at what time we will come back. in the evening it turned out to be a mistake, because there were very big lines. So my recommendation is to buy the return ticket in the morning (the price is the same).
After arriving to to Macau, we decided to board the shuttle that goes to the Venetian Casino. our plan was to eat lunch at one of the buffet in the Casino, and later on go to Macau old city.
The Venetian Casino is very nice, and the Sea-food buffet was great.
The Bambu Buffet
The Venetian Hotel
After lunch we returned with the shuttle to the Ferry terminal and from there, took the bus the the city center. The bus that goes to the city center are 3, 3A 10 and 10A.
The Old Town is located around Senado Square, so we got off the bus on Avenue Ave. Almeida Ribeiro, along which there are several stations. (On the other side of the sidewalk we caught the bus back to the Ferry Terminal). From there, the Ruins of St. Paul are within walking distance and just around in the area there are many alleys and lanes worth checking out for some great local food.
St. Joseph's Seminary and Church
The Ruins of St. Paul’s
We took the bus back to the Ferry terminal, and from there, back to Hong-Kong.