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Learn About Macau


When you manage to visit Hong Kong, better not miss the chance to go and see its neighboring region, Macau. One of People’s Republic of China’s special administrative regions, Macau is a territory that’s heavily dependent on gambling and tourism. Its main attractions count the Casino and other tourist spots known for historic origins. Macau is a former Portuguese colony whose trading system strongly influenced the region’s economy. Even names of places including traffic signs pattern to its Portuguese origin.

Now that tourism has been booming in the South East Asia, Macau participates with its part in welcoming visitors from around the world to show its resources and its prominent gambling society. Inspired by the Las Vegas’ Venetian Hotel and Casino, Macau’s The Venetian Hotel and Casino Resort mimics the entire architecture along with its gambling and shopping system. Inside the Venetian Hotel is a beautiful renaissance of Italy’s City of Canals – Venice, with the Grand Canal that features a gondola and a gondolier that sings an Italian hymn. Above the Grand Canal is a ceiling that looks like a real life sky with clouds that appear like nature.

The Macau Tower is one of the region’s prides, an observation deck with panoramic views, restaurants, cinemas, shopping malls. If you are fond of extreme adventure, you will love Macau Tower’s Skywalk X where you can walk tour around the outer rim and can bungee jump too.

Many signs and establishments in Macau make use of Chinese and Portuguese names with English becoming commonplace as well. Other tourist attractions that Macau is proud of include the Ruins of St. Paul, a façade originally of The Cathedral of St. Paul built in 1602, A-Ma Temple built in 1448 that’s dedicated to the goddess Matsu, MGM Grand Macau, and The Statue of Guanyin, a blend between the traditional images of the bodhisattva Guanyin and Holy Mary.

Macau is a small city so you can go around and be able to see all the places in one day. And once you get there, do not forget to check out any of its Portuguese restaurants that offer the real Portuguese cuisine.

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in Places, Travel

 

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My Spring 2012 Vacation

They say Sagittarius people are naturally outgoing – love to travel and see new places. Well, I am not into this horoscope thing but I find myself to have a passion on traveling. Since I got this stable source of income, the urge to go for a travel keeps growing in me, and I commenced the act when I had my first out of country tour last year. Me together with my family went for a 5-day Hong Kong-Macau tour. It was fun and exciting since it was my first time to fly overseas, and it’s like telling me, “dream come true, Gwen”.

After that travel I had to plan for the next trip. I picked South Korea to be my next destination since I was pretty amazed with the Jeju Island that’s one of the wonders of the world. Again, the whole family has been planning for this SK trip – went shopping for winter clothes and stuff. But things went the other way because in mid 2011, we decided to apply for US tourist visa but unfortunately I got turned down. So by then I thought of pursuing South Korea. I contacted a friend who works in Seogwipo, Brandon Russell whom I met on Facebook, and he was eager to show me around.

2012 came so fast but then I was having doubts of going to SK since my travel agency hasn’t been offering a package tour with Jeju Island itinerary. Long story short, I backed off the plan and with not much anticipation, I was able to fly again to Hong Kong for the second time. This time I had to make sure I have the best Spring outfit – jackets, long sleeves, sweatshirts, boots, etc. I love taking pictures so the outfit makes a lot of sense. The trip was just short but I enjoyed it as we stayed in a very nice four-star hotel and finally I got my extreme rides both at Disneyland and Ocean Park.

Now I am back to my corner, and again, thinking of my next stop. Would it be Spring 2013 in SK? Well who knows, but I am keeping my head up and will make the planning as soon as I am settled with the budget. Somehow, I have thought of securing a Canadian tourist visa so I will be able to visit my relatives in Ontario and some friends in Calgary. Wow, it would be another fun trip for sure!

 
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Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Personal, Places, Travel

 

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A New Beginning …

GwenTalksAboutEverything is a completely free-styled blog site that will feature a variety of topics that include travel, places, pets, food, gadgets, movies, music, online career, writing, relationships, marketing, sports, fashion, events, beauty products and services, lifestyle, and the author’s personal experiences.

Topics and updates to be posted will be a mixture of knowledge that wishes to inspire everyone with regards to different views on extensive subject matters. It is the site’s mission to provide the freshest information with upcoming updates.

Read on and enjoy!

~ gwentalksabouteverything

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2012 in General

 

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