Here is the text string we woke up to. Aunt Tina had to stay in Andy and Darlene’s room for one night.
On our way to breakfast we pass this structure. Today, we stopped to take photos.
Our third day at McDonalds since Kameron insists on pancakes everyday.
But look at my fancy offering here from the McCafe menu!
It’s a large latte and a ciabatta with egg, corn and mayonnaise, sounds gross but was actually quite yummy.
Mom getting tickets to take the TuboJet to Macau.
There are a lot of tour guides yelling at us to hurry up and come with them to catch the boat. They are really just trying to sell their tour.
This ferry terminal at Tim Tsa Tui has gold windows.
Took the super class , which gives you a snack and reclining seats.
The morning snack had a muffin, fruit, and hot dog. When asked about nuts, the servers said the muffins were blueberry, though the looked plain. I had a bite and it was cranberry orange. Kingston had a bite of his. Then Ryan said his was banana and most banana muffins have nuts so I freaked out and grabbed Kingston’s muffin...which turned out to be banana as well. I crumbled up the muffin and found a couple of tiny walnut chunks.
I gave him a benedryl and here he is worried. He didn’t have any reaction or symptoms! Phew! This pic also shows how much he looks like a girl. We had to pass through immigration to an from Macau and an immigration officer asked ”You a boy?”
When we landed, there are more “guides” offering tours and drivers. We took a bus to this plaza. Will need to look up what this is called later.
Macau used to be colonized by the Portuguese so there is a lot of its influences. This is the Convent of Saint Domingo. It was built by Spanish friars who had traveled from the Philippines. There used to be a convent attached but only the church remains because the Portuguese had banned convents in the 1800s, which included Macau.
Lots of artifacts in the upper levels of the church. They creeped Andy out.
Then we walked through the very heavy streets of the center of Macau, lined with shops and food places. It was very crowded, likely due to the fact it was Saturday.
I wish I had a photo of all the people walking with roller bags. They were shopping for toiletries and packing the suitcases up with them.
Heading to the Ruins of St. Paul.
Below pic is a shot facing the town at the top of the steps.
Then you walk though the facade and this is the back.
Underneath is a crypt and some dirt remnants of the ruins.
We walked over a few hundred feet to the Museum of Macau but did not go inside the museum. We just went up to the rooftop and took photos of the city.
Good view of the Ruins of St. Paul from above.
Not sure why there are canons on the roof... this was probably some fortress. Will need to look it up later.
We were hungry and also wanted to see the casinos so we decided to stop in the Casino Grand Lisboa for lunch at Don Alfonso 1890 restaurant. It has a Michelin Star and is offered an Italian based cuisine. We had stopped by 2 other restaurants in the building and they said they were closed because it was 2:15 pm.
We got a private room for some reason.
My chicken was too salty.
We walked around the lobby of the Grand Lisboa.
We couldn’t go through the casino because they don’t allow minors...even walking through. I did see three half naked women dancing on a stage next to all the players.
On the way back to the ferry terminal we saw this park with ellipticals and other exercise tools for adults, next to a kid’s park.