by Peter Nelson

If you can visit only one remote, crumbling, ex-colonial Portuguese outpost in your life, make it Macau.  When we were there, Macau had only two industries of any size – gambling and smuggling by Chinese drug lords.

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As you’re coming into Macau on the ferry from Hong Kong, you can already tell it has none of the hurried bustle of Hong Kong
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Nothing left of the old cathedral, but its façade.
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And they had to worry about invaders back then.
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“From here we can see the nice view of China.” That’s the Chinese mainland across the water.
The waterfront was very attractive, a lovely spot for an evening stroll.  And there’s always the ubiquitous rickshaw driver hovering nearby, in case you get tired of walking.
The waterfront was very attractive, a lovely spot for an evening stroll. And there’s always the ubiquitous rickshaw driver hovering nearby, in case you get tired of walking.
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A lovely old hotel overlooking the sea.