Sorting my travel pictures: First stop MACAU “City of Dreams”

I have a few days off from work and school so I figured I would keep you guys in the loop. My very first stop since my relocation was in Macau – Àomén 澳門. Macau, also spelled Macao, was administered by the Portuguese Empire from the 16th Century till about the 20th Century. So, if you guys get the chance to visit, the second language that they use there is Portuguese.  Anyway, today Macau is known for its casinos and luxury hotels, and is among one of the richest regions in the world. When I got to Macau, I was given a map of the whole place (mind you it was not large to begin with), but nonetheless I was excited. Since the region heavily relied on tourism, the inside of every casino in Macau were STUNNING (by the way, that is an understatement). These were the couple of casinos my friends and I checked out the first time we were there.
Parisian Casino
Venetian Casino
Before I move on to showing you photos and writing about my travel experience, I will break down the cost on how we ended up in Macau. From where I live in Guangzhou, there was a bus that took us straight to Zhuhai. In total that was 48 RMB a little less than $10CAD (Pretty cool huh!). Now Zhuhai is part of Mainland China and the port of entry to Macau is just a 5-minute walk. There are a lot of Mainland people working in Macau so the Customs is always a long wait. First you have to go through Customs to exit Mainland China and then you have to go through Customs to enter Macau. Once you have entered Macau, there are free shuttle busses organized by every casino (You are free to choose whichever one you want). As previously mentioned, we have chosen to see Parisian Casino and Venetian Casino as they were right beside each other. The food on the other hand were not as cheap as Mainland China, but still not expensive as Canada. You can buy a sandwich in for a decent $10CAD. Overall, we were able to explore and see part of the city the one day we took a day trip there. There is a part 2 coming, as I was not completely content the first time I visited there.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my photos!

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