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Macau, China - 17th December 2007

By: tarepanda

Today we are busy packing again.  We are going to Macau, an hour's away from  Hong Kong.  Little Bear Mister Right looks a bit tired but I tell him I will take good care of him.


So here we are on the jetfoil.  We passed by lots of little islands.  I wonder if we are the first TVs to visit Macau?


This is the most famous landmark of Macau, ruins of the St Paul Cathedral (Ruínas de São Paulo).  It was built in the 16th century but destroyed in a fire in 1835 but was burnt down.  Only the front entrance and the foundation remained.  It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.


See, this is the back!! It's almost like a movie set.


Macau was a Portuguese colony for over 400 years so it has an interesting mix of Chinese and Portuguese culture.  Like the decoration in this little teashop here.


These are the canons at the fort, Fortaleza do Monte, that overlooks the Cathedral  (or what's left of it).  It was built also in the 16th century and another UNESCO World Heritage Site.


This is St. Dominic's Church (Igreja de São Domingos) on Senado Square.


We get a little hungry, so it's time to taste some Macanese snacks.  I am so excited. This is the Pastel de nata, a sweet egg tart with a very flaky crust.  Yummy!!!


We went to a pastry shop where we watched them make egg rolls.  In Asia, the egg rolls are really made with egg and flour and is a light, flute-like pastry.


They make them right there in the shop and then pack them in boxes to sell.


And here they are making peanut candies. They roll the peanut with sugar into long tubes, then cut them into bite size pieces and toss in more peanuts.


They also have many varieties of pork and beef jerkies.


These looks like brown furry balls but are meat shreds.


Hmm, I want to buy some of everything!!


* Posted Jan 3, 2008, 7:58 pm Last edited Jan 3, 2008, 7:59 pm by tarepanda [Quote] Go to the top of the page


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