Macau – City with Two Faces
My fifth trip to Hong Kong and this is my first time in Macau. Macau is a bizarre combination of contradictions and conflicting styles. Colonial squares bump into turn-of-the-century Chinese backstreets. Brazilian-style skyscrapers with caged terraces overlook flashy casinos. One minute your eating Cantonese egg tarts the next Portuguese pastries. I love it.
And we are even staying in a Hollywood movie set. Our hotel is on Rua de Felicidade, you might know it from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” At the beginning of the movie, Indy speeds down a busy Shanghai street knocking rickshaws out of the way. That road is where we are staying. Pure atmosphere.
And the casinos are a blast! Cheesy, kitschy, gold wonderlands with dangling crystal monstrosities suspended above your head. And, where else would you see a guy yodeling in Cantonese with a bunch of supermodels singing backup. Crazy!