Published: April 11th 2011April 11th 2011
The first day of the trip we flew to Zhuhai, China. This city shares a border with Macau and we walked through customs there. The weather was much warmer there because it is south of Shanghai.
I traveled with two friends who are local Chinese people; their names are Wang Shi Kun and Lixi Zhou. Wang is my friend who helped me get settled here and they were going to Macau for the first time like me.
After we found the hotel, we went to a popular bakery that is known for being the original maker of Macau style dan ta. Dan ta translated means egg tart and Macau is famous for this treat.
Dinner was at a popular Portuguese restaurant and this was one of the two times on the trip English was more useful than Chinese. The owners were foreign and my friends were having trouble understanding the hostess. This was a very interesting part of the city culture. There are many languages and you never knew which language you would need until you tried speaking to people. After dinner I found something that made me think of Grandpa. There was a Lions Club emblem at
the bus stop, but because of language I didn’t really understand what it was in recognition of. It is always fun to find things that tie directly to your family so far from home.
There are more photos below