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2015 - Hong Kong & Macau (Part 2 - Macau)

Across the Pearl River Delta to the ex Portuguese colony of Macau (澳門)

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Saturday 17 October

We decided to go over to Macau for the day and so caught the ferry from Hong Kong across the Pearl River Delta to Macau. The ferry was okay, although couldn't see much through the grubby windows.

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The ferry from Hong Kong to Macau.

The caught a taxi from the ferry port to Senado Square, this being the centre of the old part of the city.

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Senado Square.

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The Santa Casa Da Misericordia (and Hung).

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Senado Square

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An old colonial building.

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Another old colonial style building.

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A wedding ceremony at one of the many churches in Macau.

We wandered around the streets (very busy as Saturday appears to be shopping day) and ended up at the ruins of St Paul's Church. This is the iconic sight of Macau.

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Saturday is shopping day in Macau.

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The ruins of St Paul's from the city streets below.

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The ruins of St Paul's Church.

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The view back down the steps from ruins of St Paul's Church.

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The ruins of St Paul's Church.

Up the hill overlooking the ruins and the city of Macau is an old fortress, now housing a decent museum.

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The fortress above the city.

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Insert humorous comment regarding length of cannon.

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Aiming at the ugliest building known to mankind.

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Overlooking Macau and Zhuhai in the distance.

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The ruins of St Paul's Church.

From there we caught a taxi out to the Venetian Macau Casino. This is a huge luxury resort modelled on Venice.

We had dinner (quite nice, and it being inside a casino, quite cheap), lots a few HKDs very quickly and caught the stage show out in the main plaza.

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The Venetian Macao Casino.

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The water is a bit too blue for it to be the real Venice (or is that not brown enough?)

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Inside the Venetian Macau Casino.

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The stage show in the casino.

From there, back to the ferry port and a bumpy ride back to Hong Kong.
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