27th October 2012

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Monkeying in Macau

At first, it seemed obligatory to visit Macau and Shenzhen while visiting Hong Kong – obligatory according to my TC apparently. Luckily I was able to bargain it down just to Macau, the last colony of Portugal and a self-styled Vegas (or even Venice if you’re willing to stretch your imagination) of the East. The one-hour boat ride to Macau (Taipa) via catamaran – since the ferry ride into the town centre was completely full – was fraught with shoving and impolite people hell bent on spending their dollars in the numerous casinos that line the streets. But many hotels offered free shuttles to town and many taxis will ply...

The madness of Hong Kong

When the Travel Companion (TC) and I decided on a whim to visit Hong Kong several years back, we never thought that there were going to be others who were interested in coming along. Our visit to Hong Kong only materialised a month ago, where in a fit of planning, shouting and screaming, the hotel rooms were booked and the flight quickly paid for. In the days that led up to this trip, various ailments plagued the travelling members – but we somehow made it there. When TC and I decided on a whim to visit Hong Kong several years back, we never thought that there were going to be...