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...