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Macau

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

On the 4th of July, we took the ferry to Macau for a day trip.

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My newest T-shirt.

We had Pasteis de Nata, just like the ones in Lisbon, and a tasty Portuguese-style filet sandwich. We wandered around the many casinos after Andrew’s girlfriend helped him find some closed-toe shoes so the casinos would let him in.

The most impressive was the Venetian — it’s so huge. I won $300 at poker, then lost it learning to play craps. This is my second craps experience (the first was in Vegas with Manny), and I’m 0-2.

The facade of St. Paul’s is worth visiting. It reminded me of St. Dunstan’s in the East in London, only without the greenery. We saw some girls using YMCA arm-spelling to write MACAU with the facade in the background.

I’ve been to several Portuguese or Portuguese-influenced places now: Macau, Lisbon, Brazil, and Goa. There does seem to be a representative character. I would like to know if it extends to Chinese people in Macau taking siestas.