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Published: August 6th 2011
So today when I went to get breakfast I realized I couldn’t find my meal card. So I ended up just walking in anyways and eating my free meal.
Because we were leaving today for Guangzhou we all had to be packed and ready in the lobby by 9am.
Today we went to the Macau museum for another lecture on Macau from a cultural perspective. After that I bought another shot glass in the museum souvenir store. And then we proceeded into this very interesting tourist town. This part of Macau that we were in resembled the European style of architecture even down to the tiles they used instead of tar.
I found a dairy queen!!
So naturally I order a kit-kat blizzard, it was amazing!
Then we ate Japanese style in some building and after that we met at a fountain in the middle of the town.
Dr. To told us that we would be having one more trip before going through immigrations.
We headed to the rich neighborhood of Macau where Stanley ho lives actually, from there we walked to the top of this hill (which was so ridiculous, everyone was literally drenched in sweat, it was funny and
disgusting at the same time.) where we came to this hill with a church inside; a Christian church. On top of the hill you can see almost all of Macau; it was like Macau’s version of Victoria’s peak.
But after that we said our goodbyes to Macau as the bus took us to immigrations. Immigrations sucked too, actually. We all waited in different lines for what felt like forever, then when I got to the lady and handed her my passport she didn’t believe it was me. (LAWLZ) I don’t think she believed I was real.
After immigrations we boarded another bus to Guangzhou. The ride was about 3 hours!! I tried to fall asleep but it was very hard with the seats and my fear of getting my picture taken (because of James and Donny). When we arrived to our hotel in Guangzhou we had dinner almost immediately after –during a severe thunder storm perfectly equipped with acid rain. So everyone had to couple with someone else in order to not get cancer from the rain (LAWLS!!!)
When we got back from dinner (and the storm) instead of just going to bed I heard all of the guys being
loud in the hall way so I went out to see what was going on. I ended up not coming back to the room for like an hour or 2. Because everyone was trying to find everyone else’s rooms.
In the end about 10 of us all went into Tiffany and Danielle room and played the card game asshole. They were trying to teach me and Jeff the game. It was confusing at first but I began to understand it. Jeff lost twice in a row before he won finally. After that we played another card game Jeff suggested which was basically the Taiwanese equivalent to spoons only once you get 4 of a kind you have to make a gesture and the last person to realize your gesture loses the game. This time Mario lost twice in a row.
So all-in-all Macau wasn't bad, I liked the culture mix of Chinese and Portuguese, the food was delicious, the casinos were fun...but I wasn't much of a gambler. It was still hot in Macau like in Hong Kong but unlike HK Macau is too small for me. If I had stayed there for a week I probably
would've learned every city street and building there was because it's so small. Besides gambling I'm not sure what else there was to do (besides eat and sweat)so I'd probably be broke if I lived in Macau too long.
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