MACau Lovin’

Celebrated 2016 New Year in Macau, again I was able to book a not so expensive flight to Macau via Air Asia and Cebu Pacific. Our arrival was exactly during New Year’s Eve.

We stayed at Casa Real Hotel, it is located at 1118, Avenida do. dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, Macau. It was near the city/ where Senado Sqaure is. I also love that they have a nice heated indoor pool! ๐Ÿ™‚

Heated Indoor Pool in Casa Real Hotel

You still need to take the bus and get off at the 4th/5th station I think. ย The hotel also offers shuttle rides to the other side of Macau where all the casino hotels are located and also to the airport.

Getting around Macau:

  • FREE Shuttle in your hotel (there’s usually one)
  • Bus (cheaper and you can just walk rather than getting a cab)
  • Ferry to HK

New Year’s Eve 2016 – Unforgettable! – We hopped on the bus managed to get off the right stop for the fireworks, BUT on our way back to our hotel we got lost. It was too late when we noticed that the bus we rode was going to the wrong direction. Mind you, this was already at 1:00am and we went all the way to the end of the other line before we realized we were on the wrong bus. haha Thank God we managed to find our way back! ๐Ÿ™‚ Me and my brother sure had an adventure on our first night!

The Fireworks – in front of the Lisboa Hotel
Posing in front of the Lisboa hotel after the Fireworks
Posing at the lobby of our Hotel at CASA REAL HOTEL

Day 1 – CITY TOUR

  • SENADO SQUARE also known as Largo do Senadoย – This is the famous town square in Macau.
Hello Kitty Cafe in Senado Square
Tile Art
  • ST. DOMINIC’S CHURCH – located in the middle of Senado Square
St. Dominic’s Church (with a lot of people/photobombers!haha)
  • MACAU MUSEUM (MUSEO DE MACAU)
Entrance of Macau Museum with my mom

INSIDE THE MUSEUM:

Panoramic Shot
Inside with the model house
My mom posing behind the Chinese theatre scene
My brother with a girl? haha
Macau Museum Photobooth
Posing in the facade of Macau Museum
  • RUINS OF ST. PAUL – one of the famous landmarks / tourist destination here in Macau. You can’t miss it! ๐Ÿ™‚
In front of St.Paul’s Ruins with my mom and my brother peeking at the back
selfie shot with my handy selfie stick ๐Ÿ™‚
The Ruins view at Night
  • MACAU TOWER
Inside Macau Tower
Posing Outside the Macau Tower

Day 2 – HK DAYย 

We rode a ferry to go to Hong Kong – Tsim Sha Tsui Part of HK

  • Family Lunch at Jamie Oliver at the Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
with my brother and mom at the signage outside
  • Times Square
The Clocktower
  • By the Harbour/Ferry

  • 1881 Heritage Building
Posing in front of the Christmas Castle in 1881 Heritage

Day 3 – TAIPA VILLAGE DAY

We ate at one of their famous restaurant/eatery called “Tai Lei Loi Kei”

Menu

We ordered the following:

Porkchop Toast
Pineapple Bun
Porkchop noodle and squid
Coffee, Chrysanthemum Tea and Horlicks Drink
  • RUA DO CUNHA

  • OUR LADY OF CARMO CHURCH

  • MUSEUM OF TAIPA AND COLOANE HISTORY

Outside the Taipa House Museum
  • MACAO GIANT PANDA PAVILION
On our way to see the Panda (a.k.a “xiong mao” in chinese)
Hello There Panda Shurong!

There are other animals too! like this deer!

  • THE VENETIAN

We had dinner at their 1 Michelin Star Restaurant called “Golden Peacock” where they served Indian food. It was good ๐Ÿ™‚

Golden Peacock Restaurant at The Venetian
  • Gondola Ride
with my brother and mom and some tourists as well in the Gondola ride

  • Beautiful Shot Outside the Venetian
Outside the Venetian Hotel

Day 4 – THE OTHER SIDE OF MACAU

  • MACAU FISHERMAN’S WHARF
Entrance at the Fisherman’s Wharf
It’s huge and great for photo ops! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Korean pose with family! <3
Goofing around with mom ๐Ÿ™‚
  • MACAU SCIENCE CENTER
The Science Center Building from afar
Inside the building
Lots of great science stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  • KUN IAM STATUE
Selfie with the Kun Ian Statue! Effort! ๐Ÿ™‚
  • The Park before the Light House (and their fun exercise machines!)
Like a rotex in the gym you swing with it (cardio)
my brother trying another one

 

Stretch machine? haha
  • GUIA LIGHTHOUSE – we walked a lot! as in a lot to reach the top and this lighthouse!
Guia Lighthouse
Pause and Pose!
my bro with the cannonball machine
  • THE 8 (1 Michelin Star Restaurant at The Grand Lisboa Hotel) ย This is probably one of the best chinese restaurants that I have tried! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย 4.9 stars out of 5 for me! This is what we ordered:
Complimentary Appetizer! (Abalone and mushroom)
Crispy Fried Frog Legs
Barbeque Pork Asado
Vegetable with Prawn/Seafood
The Black Truffle Chicken Rice! SOOO GOOD!
The black truffle chicken before mixing it into the rice
Complimentary tea and dessert of egg tarts

It was definitely a jam-packed four days in Macau! I think four days is already enough to explore and see all the must go to places in Macau. What makes this trip special is the bonding time with my mom and my brother. <3

Time to wander to another country and experience new cultures and food! hahaha

#isiswanders #icetrips #icetrips2016 #travelingtheworld

Ttyl,

Isis

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