Wednesday 20 July 2011

holy macau

A couple of days ago we caught a stomach-churning ferry to Macau, which is a bizarre but fascinating hybrid of Portuguese history and shiny, modern and rather brash casino architecture...

The old...

...and the new

We wandered the cobbled old streets and took full advantage of the copious free samples of sweet pork jerky, egg custard tarts and almond cookies being offered by shops before walking through the casinos and taking in their extravagant interiors.

Tree show at the Wynn

The Venetian's Grand Canal

In the evening we managed to get some last-minute tickets to Cirque du Soleil's absolutely incredible show at the Venetian, Zaia. The show was sensational, incorporating Chinese tradition such as lion dancing with modern quirks such as floating human ice cubes and a walking polar bear, and transporting the audience across the planet with fantastic scenery, costumes and music as well.


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