Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 3 - 4: Macau

Right after our Ocean Park Adventure, we headed to First Ferry Terminal at Tsim Sha Tsui for our Macau tour. It was already around 9pm, everyone was tired but nevertheless excited. 
While waiting for the Ferry to arrive. 
Sands Macau Hotel and Casino.
We arrived in Macau at 1:00am. First unfortunate incident we had that night was that the taxi driver doesn't understand us at all. I was telling myself that time not to freak out. He can hardly speak English. We even tried to converse using Spanish words (since Macau was a former Portugal colony)  that we know of but to no avail. He finally managed to bring us to the hotel when he asked their Customer Service how to get there. Now that I think about it, t'was quite an unforgettable experience. :-)

Hotel Lobby. Photo credit: Ole London Hotel
Ole London Hotel Macau  is more than what we expected. It's a 3-star hotel but the ambience and cleanliness of the hotel and the rooms is beyond our expectation. It was also quite near all the tourist destinations in Macau. Just a 15-minute walk to Senado Square. The only thing that bothered me is the location of the hotel at night. It is kinda scary. :-) Overall, this hotel is highly recommended.

We went to a restaurant for our dinner nearby the hotel. Another major turn-off: The staffs also don't know how to speak in English. Boo! Luckily, hubby's phone got the itranslate application.   

My sisters-in-law and the kids weren't able to join us. They were already exhausted and preferred to get some sleep rather than visit Venetian Hotel. 

We went back to our hotel around 5:00 just to get a few hours sleep. I was really dead tired that day.
Senado Square
The next day, we all woke up at 8:00am wearing smiles after an exhausting day. The weather even cooperated. Thank God for a beautiful day!

St. Domingo's Church

St. Paul Ruins
Dad and cutie nephew.
Picture Perfect.