Macau – China’s version of Vegas. Yes, this place is home to the largest casino in the world (the Venetian). It’s a wonder we hadn’t visited sooner. But to be honest, it wasn’t the casino that attracted us, and I certainly knew not to expect clubs, the desert sun or beautiful people. Especially that last point.
Nope, we had heard about a really good Cirque de Soleil-esque show, and since Jane and Rowan and their lovely parents were going to spend the day in Macau and take in the show at night, we decided to tag along. As is always the case here, we hopped on a ferry and arrived in Macau soon after.
We were surprised how great the old part of town was! Macau is formerly a Portuguese colony – pretty evident right? For a second there the crowds cleared and I thought we had been transported out of Asia….
Apparently we weren’t the only ones interested in seeing the ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral. There also happened to be a random puppeteer hanging out of the window of that yellow building in the main square, putting on a cooking show. Bizarre enough to make you wonder what the heck this man was on… Entertaining enough where I just couldn’t turn away….
Funny thing about Macau. All these people and virtually no taxis. After our fill of the sites we wanted to check out the casinos and expected to hop in a cab and be there in plenty of time to shoot some dice. An hour and a half later we were still roaming the streets in search of any kind of transportation.
Hot seat Jake! But we did eventually get to our destination in time for a VERY quick look before heading to dinner and then…
House of Dancing Waters. Just a little more mesmerizing than the puppeteer 😉 Pictures really do it no justice, but – amazing show!! Great day.