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    Sis and I were talking and then these two guys (we thought they were Chinese), also talked to us in our native tongue! Pinoys in Macau!


    Thumbs up for Pinoy staff at Lord Stow's Cafe!

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    These are the famous egg tarts from Lord Stow's Bakery. More famous than LT's pies!


    IIRC (if I remember correctly), the crust was just right - flaky and delicious. The filling was very good too. I've also tasted egg tarts in HK, but they weren't as good as Lord Stow's.

    That's all for now. Will end tonight with these (cream) pies. Heh. To be continued...

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    Awesome thread and great pics. I live right there next door (Zhuhai) and I never see this.
    And Luigi, yes, it's usually blue skies and sea, nothing like what you think China's like. (Zhuhai as well)

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    Grear stuff Katie. Just curious but do they decorate tha Malls and shops in Christmas fashion? I found it a bit strange here in Laos. I guess anything for a buck is the rule the world over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Grear stuff Katie. Just curious but do they decorate tha Malls and shops in Christmas fashion? I found it a bit strange here in Laos. I guess anything for a buck is the rule the world over.
    Being an ex Portugese colony they celebrate all the christian (Catholic) holidays.

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    Cheers sheriff kuju & fishy! The sheriff is right - Macau was a Portuguese colony, so there are many churches scattered in the territory and the official languages are Mandarin and Portuguese. The malls and casinos were decorated with Chrissy stuff too.

    So to continue, after a short snack at Lord Stow's Cafe, we just walked along the alleys and side streets. I think this area was Coloane, the southern part of the island. It has a more "provincial" feel. The big condos & casino-hotels are in Taipa, the northern part of the island.

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    We saw a couple having their wedding photo shoot (I think we saw 3 couples that day).

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    Grrr. My net is $%&@ again. Can't post pix frm laptop - pix won't load. Am on fone now. Will try to post pix later. Thnx for the greens. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    Grear stuff Katie. Just curious but do they decorate tha Malls and shops in Christmas fashion? I found it a bit strange here in Laos. I guess anything for a buck is the rule the world over.
    never found laos to be overly xmasy at all, you wouldn't even know its xmas eve unless you get on the piss with expats, but you know it's xmas day by the hangover, bah humbug.

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    Katie did you get to here




    And the ruins of the old fort?


    Some wonderful historc relics in the basement of the fort.
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    @BLD - cheers and bah humbug to you too! Maligayang Pasko!

    @kuju - yes, we explored Macau island on Day 3 - St. Paul's ruins, the fortress, Ama temple, the Grand Lisboa casino - all touristy stuff. The pics are still of Day 1 - we explored Taipa and Coloane. Day2 was HK Disney.
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    So to continue, near that wedding couple, we saw a (Chinese) Buddhist temple.


    It was pretty standard as Chinese temples go. It's common to see those yellow coily thingies hanging on ceilings of Chinese temples. What do they symbolize? (I don't really know, since I'm not Buddhist - maybe someone here would know?)


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    We just wandered along those alleys, then saw the sea at the end of the tunnel...


    It was windy that day... bad hair day.. heh.


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    There was a library nearby...


    And a church... this is the church courtyard


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    Photos of the church


    We went in and said a lil prayer...


    church facade

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    We just wandered around a bit more. I liked these cobblestones (if they can be considered as cobblestones).


    Back on the bus to the city center (Taipa)

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    We got off at a bus stop near this area, and decided to check it out. Jardin da cidades las flores.


    There are Chinese pagodas and a pond, quite nice.


    A nice respite in the city and its skyscrapers


    This area reminded me of the Chinese pagoda/garden in Sydney. I haven't been there, but I saw it in pics of a Pinay blogger. I think it was Nina from justwandering dot org. Very helpful stuff from Nina and from Gail of Thepinaysolobackpacker. My friends and I stayed at the same hostel/guesthouse that Thepinaysolobackpacker stayed in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. One of my older threads, if anyone is interested.

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    In that area, there was a playground as well


    Good onya, lil girl. Enjoy your childhood!

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    Near that area were some food establishments. No Jollibee, so we settled for this instead. We didn't eat there.


    There's a Jollibee in HK - lots of pinoys there during Sundays (from what I've seen on the news/net). Other ppl say it's crap, though. I don't mind. Jollibee has come a long way from being a small burger stand, to feeding Pinoys all over the globe with their crappy burger and crappier sweet spaghetti. Good onya, Jollibee!

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    Since we had a map, we just walked along until we found this shopping area.


    It was across these skyscrapers. More ongoing construction at that time. Those buildings would prolly be operational by now.

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    So we crossed the street to get to the other side...


    There were many shops selling all sorts of touristy items... being girls, we looked around
    I love this kind of stores! Am more comfy buying here than in high-end places.
    Btw, this area is called "Old Taipa Village".


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    There were stores selling different types of beef jerky. We bought some of that on our last day.


    This is a famous bakery - Koi Kei. Their almond cookies are very good, as well as the cookies wrapped in seaweed. They give out free samples and we bought some of their products during the last day. There are similar touristy stores in along the pathway to the St. Paul's ruins.


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    After a late lunch in one of the noodle shops there, we were again ready for more sightseeing. At the back (or side) of those shops was this upward path.


    It led to a courtyard and a church.


    Another church... most of the churches were painted in yellow.

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    After wandering around that courtyard, we saw this path... led to another park.


    When you go down, you can see the casinos in the distance.

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    This area is called "Old Taipa Houses". There were typical Macanese houses on show.


    Pleasant for a stroll. Some of the houses had exhibits inside (free & for-pay). We went to a free one.

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    Macanese house = Casa Macaense


    Saw another wedding photo shoot. Girl was quite pretty.

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