Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Macau

Last week Francie and I left Hong Kong and went to Macau. Macau was at one point Portuguese controlled but was recently returned to China as a special administrative region (similar to Hong Kong). It is an interesting place with well preserved buildings and culture although it is becoming known as the new Las Vegas as more and more money is poured into the casinos.

This picture is upon our arrival from Hong Kong (fresh off the boat). As you can see, the city is bustling with activity.

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As we were walking around town this procession passed right before us–in the background you can see the hill that leads up to the old Portuguese fort.

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Here are a couple of pictures from our hotel room overlooking two very different scenes.

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After exploring the area we found this area that seemed virtually untouched by time. Looking down from the hill you can see people packaging up crates.

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Here is a close up.

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The people from Macau are very open and warm. Here is Francie with her new friend!

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We are now having a great time in Shanghai and will post on it soon!

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July 2, 2007 - Posted by | China, Travel

5 Comments »

  1. Great photos and history info!

    Comment by Cynthia | July 2, 2007 | Reply

  2. wow, it’s so…clean

    Comment by jolifanta | July 2, 2007 | Reply

  3. I had to look at these pics for such a long time to realize…

    Comment by Mandy | July 3, 2007 | Reply

  4. Subtle isn’t it? That silly guy Greg, being the prankster that he is, took photos of the ‘miniature scenes’ at the Macau museum showing what the city was like in olden times. Haha. 😉

    Comment by francie | July 5, 2007 | Reply

  5. Gasp! You mean that wasn’t real!? 😉

    Comment by Gary Goodrich | July 13, 2007 | Reply


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