“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.” ~by Og Mandino

Saturday, May 29, 2010

In Venetian Resort-Hotel

We back to here again at the end. We had plenty of time to spend on before the exact boarding time, which was about 11pm tonight.

So, we left our belongings at the left-luggage counter and started to meander around. We walked from outside to inside of this huge and giant building where all loads of branded, well-known and some unknown shops resides in and meanwhile, continuously taking loads and loads of pictures along the way too. Some more there was an excellent string performance going on here by a group of avid string players from London too.

Ok. Come on! Let me share you the fabulous photos I took from there tonight…

Adieu Macau, Next To Taipa

We took a free shuttle bus from Sands Resort-Hotel to Venetian Resort-Hotel in Taipa - where the Macau International Airport is located.

Honestly, I feel a bit reluctant to leave here. Anyhow, I still have to bid farewell to this lovely place. Bye Macau!

Last Day in Macau

This is the last day of our journey, and we are going to leave Macau tonight. After packing everything out, we pamper ourselves with the luxury breakfast in the hotel.

Portuguese cuisine buffet. Love it so much! I’m going to miss it…

I saw a few very cute Boneca de Lã Baqi on a leaflet last night. So I decided to drag my hubby to this Palace Museum Gifts Shop resided in the Handover Gifts Museum of Macau. I must grab a few of them at least, before I leave Macau!!! He-he~

The Handover Gifts Museum is just next to the Sands Resort.

They are so CUTE, aren't they?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Macau Night Scene

Getting down from the highest of the seven hills in Macau was simply a piece of cake, much easier than stepping up the hill which was like a nightmare to me. Ha. We took only a few minutes to get down to the foot of the hill. Next, we took our dinner at the food court in New Yaohan (新八佰伴) - the famous shopping complex in Macau, and do some sightseeing along the way back to our hotel tonight.

Guia Fortress (Fortaleza da Guia)

After several miles of twists and turns, we reached the Guia Fortress at the end. I couldn’t stop puffing like a steam engine and learnt against the stone wall for a few minutes to get my breath back. Oh my God. It almost killed me to get to the top of this the highest hill with more that 300 feet above sea level. Bravo to both of us!

Walked The Dogs

After the pleasant lunch from Leisure Time Café, we continued our journey to the next destination – Guia Fortress, which is a historical military fort, chapel and lighthouse complex located at Guia Gill, the highest point on Macau.
We passed by this area halfway to our next destination. What attracted us most was, many people walked the dogs at this square in the afternoon. We stopped here for a little while. I quickly took a few shootings while my hubby was searching the way to the Guia Fortress on the map.

Shhh... Look at this. He-he.

Leisure Time Café (忙里偷闲) at Three Lamps

We spent quite some time to find out this fabulous place amongst the dense and utterly crowed Three Lamps (Sam Jan Dang, 三盏灯) area. It’s in the middle with other tiny shops and honestly not easy to get noticed (we had overlooked it for a few times). Seldom local people know about this café too. Well, frankly there are too many shops around. Most of them are so small and cramped and could barely fit in a few persons at a time.

Besides serving the Taiwanese cuisine, the cafe is practically like a small museum which decked out with so many really old, fabby Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy’s figurines, ceramic plates and statues in there. They are hanging on the wall, sitting in the glass wardrobe, standing on the counter, and even appeared in the toilet. Oh, so cute!!

They are considered as ANTIQUEs nowadays!! The man who collected them browsed them from all over the world. He must have taken up much effort and time on doing this.