Tuesday, January 5, 2016

City Sketches: Macau

So I spent my Christmas holiday in Macau for 3 days before going to Hong Kong and I have done some sketches while I was there and I also added some more after returning home. Here are the sketches I made.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Surprising Macau: Christmas in this wonderful city.

Oh Macau, you surprise me with your charm. I never thought I would love your city but I did despite a very tight 3 days 2 nights stay, you still managed to deliver the best of a heritage-filled city and the cosmopolitan side of all the glitz and glam of your stunning casinos. Words are not enough for me describe you but here are my best shots of your city. Enjoy.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Review: Five Foot Way Inn, Macau

Macau was a surprise for me and did not expect I would love the place and I did. Given my enduring love for well-preserved old cities, Macau, was never on my list of places to visit. I only decided to go there to meet up some friends who were travelling as well. And from deciding a day visit to an overnight stay ended up to a full 3 days and 2 nights stay in this cosmopolitan gambling and heritage city combined.
Indeed, the place is expensive. The hotel we stayed in, the food, the transportation, the shopping and mostly everything were expensive. But I could say it was worth it since I was surrounded by seemingly well-preserved and re-purposed old Portuguese-style buildings and residential areas, I could say that this place captivated me well.

But I would like to focus on the hotel that I stayed together with my 2 other friends. The hotel, aptly named Five Foot Way Inn, was listed on the hostelworld.com. My friend booked us there and I just joined them in their room. The room was only good enough for two but we managed to squeeze in an extra bed for me. Although I do not understand why it was listed on hostelworld since it's actually a hotel and not a hostel. There is a difference I suppose but apparently, they consider themselves a hostel so let it be then. Overall, it was a good stay but I can't help to get infatuated by the contemporary artworks displayed all over so I took pictures of all that I have access to and here they are: