Macau Itinerary- Part 3

19 May

I am used to 6:00 PM sunsets. But when we were in Macau, it was already 7:00 PM and the sky still looked like this:

Late sunset

Compare it to this:

Now, that's better! πŸ˜‰

The picture above was taken at quarter past 7. The lights were more dazzling against the black sky. This was the time we have been waiting for. Lights from the casinos became more brilliant. So, we just walked around and took pictures. Up until this time, we still haven’t taken any form of public transportation, save for the taxi ride to the hotel.

Lively street; Grand Lisboa is partly hidden on the left; Wynn is in the middle

We are not big on casinos. So out of curiosity, we only went inside one- Casino Lisboa. It was big and a lot of people were playing. We didn’t stay long, though.

Macau pedicabs near Grand Lisboa

We walked some more until we got tired. We saw more beautiful buildings along the way. We then finally got on a bus (I’m so sorry, I really forgot the bus #.) to go to Hotel Sintra.

In Macau, hotels offer free shuttle buses. We took advantage of the one from City of Dreams. We got on the City of Dreams bus to get to Cotai Strip.

City of Dreams shuttle outside Hotel Sintra

The shuttle stopped outside City of Dreams.

Outside City of Dreams

I really liked the smell of this place.

We were greeted by this 3D display when we got inside.

City of Dreams is really huge. It has numerous designer shops, casinos, the Grand Hyatt Macau, and Hard Rock Hotel. They also have two theaters where you can watch shows like The Bubble. We didn’t have a lot of time so we weren’t able to watch any shows.

Vivienne Westwood store inside City of Dreams

These spades on the floor lead to the casino.

Hard Rock Hotel

We then walked to The Venetian, which was right across City of Dreams.

View of the Venetian from City of Dreams

This place is massive. But we only went to see the Grand Canal Shoppes and the gondola.

The Grand Canal Shoppes

We didn’t see anybody riding the gondola when we were there. I think because it was already late.

Gondola ride @ MOP108 (per ride) for adults and MOP80 (per ride) for kids

We got on the City of Dreams shuttle again to go back to Hotel Sintra. We then walked all the way back to the hotel.

Street food we saw on our way back to the hotel

My friends decided to eat dinner at a food stand beside the hotel while I went ahead and called it a night.

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6 Responses to “Macau Itinerary- Part 3”

  1. slaveboi May 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    As usual, I am jealous! Especially of the gondola ride. :c

    When kaha ta ka adto ug Venice Kat? :p

  2. wanderingandhappy May 20, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    Lagi CJ noh? Hay nice jud siguro kaau… pero murag layo layo pa jud! :p

  3. Diana May 23, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    This looks like it’s an amazing trip. The photos of all the lights at night are beautiful.

    • wanderingandhappy May 23, 2010 at 10:03 am #

      Yeah they really are so bright and lively! =)

      Thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚

  4. AlfredNRoa (@anr_1204) December 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Hello,

    Well done article here!

    I’ve got a question, if you stayed at Hotel Man Va, which place specifically did you ride a bus going to Hotel Sintra for City of Dreams and Venetian? How much does it cost?

    Again, thanks.

    • Kat December 16, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

      Hi! Thanks! From Hotel Man Va, we just walked to Hotel Sintra. We got excited by the things that we saw along the way so we didn’t notice the distance. πŸ™‚

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