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Day trip to Macao

Location: Macao, Hong Kong

Decided to take the opportunity to go a bit closer to China & see also the Portuguese influence. So we took a guided tour.......! Didn't have much intended humour but our guide - Albert - managed to annoy the ghastly Americans - so the Brits, Aussies & Kiwis had a hilarious time.

Macao immigration - locals seemed dug in for the day

Left hotel at 7 - no breakfast available. Assumed we'd get some at the ferry stage....big mistake.

Back to the coach - in a downpour. J's gloating as she has the only umbrella.

Enter Albert - seemed ok at first although he did shout a bit and repeat banal facts a lot

Finally taken to the next location - a shop.

Highlight of the itinerary - Macao Museum. Closed on Mondays. Albert 'knew that, but forgot it was Monday'. So we stood half an hour in the rain outside the ruined facade of St Paul's Church. Escaped & found coffee.

Evidently attaching skyrockets to this rotating stage attracts the attention of dozing gods

After the Maritime Museum (useless) we had 20 minutes to see this rather fine temple.

More civilised (warmer and far less windy) skywalking.

Macao Tower - allegedly tallest in the world. Lunatic girl 'skywalking' around the outside.

Conned by J in to sitting next to the ghastly American woman who'd attached herself like a droning limpet for the entire day. Tried to escape: she was on auto transmit but J thought it funny to engineer yet another encounter

Result at the Casino! B got out with the same amount as he started with (didn't play)



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Left hotel at 7 - no breakfast available. Assumed we'd get some at the ferry stage....big mistake.

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Macao immigration - locals seemed dug in for the day

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Enter Albert - seemed ok at first although he did shout a bit and repeat banal facts a lot

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Back to the coach - in a downpour. J's gloating as she has the only umbrella.

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Highlight of the itinerary - Macao Museum. Closed on Mondays. Albert 'knew that, but forgot it was Monday'. So we stood half an hour in the rain outside the ruined facade of St Paul's Church. Escaped & found coffee.

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Finally taken to the next location - a shop.

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After the Maritime Museum (useless) we had 20 minutes to see this rather fine temple.

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Evidently attaching skyrockets to this rotating stage attracts the attention of dozing gods

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Macao Tower - allegedly tallest in the world. Lunatic girl 'skywalking' around the outside.

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More civilised (warmer and far less windy) skywalking.

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Result at the Casino! B got out with the same amount as he started with (didn't play)

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Conned by J in to sitting next to the ghastly American woman who'd attached herself like a droning limpet for the entire day. Tried to escape: she was on auto transmit but J thought it funny to engineer yet another encounter