Day 27: A day in magnificent MacauJune 24, 2017 in Macao
Night trains now seem strangely normal, got off our last one at 6.30am.
Swift encounter with guide Kayleigh who helped us buy bus tickets for the 2 1/2 hour journey to the China/Macau border. We met our next guide Felix and crossed into the former Portuguese colony, Macau around 10.30.
Freshened up in the washroom of the Galaxy casino - wow! Very impressed by the fountains and lights, little did we know we'd spend the next couple of hours blown away by the elaborate Venetian (enjoying lunch next to a tiny Venice complete with gondolas, shiny marbled floors and slot machines). Gambling is illegal in mainland China, and Macau is known as China's Las Vegas.
Then we took a taxi to Macau tower where Emma did her long awaited 232 meter "worlds highest" Bungee Jump (sorry Dad couldn't resist!) Fearless until leaning over the edge then tumbling weightlessly through the air...a weird feeling but fantastic experience! Gill soldiered on at the bottom of the tower for over 2 hours becoming more sunburned and dehydrated by the second, daring not move, camera at the ready, in case she missed Emma's 50 seconds of free fall.
Said goodbye to Felix and made the 1hr ferry crossing to Hong Kong.
Rosanna met us to debrief - that's the end of our dragon trip! She was great and helped us find our hotel, Harbour Plaza. Upon check in we were informed we'd been upgraded - what a treat after 25 days of hostels and night trains! As Gill relaxes on the chaise lounge sipping a cold beer, Emma is drooling over the gourmet menu anticipating the harbour view in the morning. One things for sure - we'll be taking a dip in the rooftop pool tomorrow morning!
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