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Macau, One Night in HK, and Back Again

64km away from the gambling paradise that is Macau, lies its equally world-famous cousin, Hong Kong. Apart from being shining beacons of Eastern-Western coexistence, both cities share a special bond being the final two European colonies (British Hong Kong and Portuguese Macau) in Asia.

Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal

* Our adventure begins at the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal; with this lemon yellow ship and steampunk looking spheres.


Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal

* I was expecting scenes of mild chaos (like in every other port in the world) but was pleasantly surprised to find a well-organized and sleek building.

Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal

* The terminal is responsible for providing ferry services to-and-from Hong Kong.

Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal

* And among these services, the most popular one is TurboJet, pretty much monopolizing the service with its huge fleet of hydrofoils.

Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal

* However if you're feeling rather sassy, you can opt to travel in style via one of these helicopter transportation providers.

Macau McDonalds

* I love trying out the McDonalds in every country I travel to, taking note of the unique localized products only available therein.

Macau Turbojet

* Travel time from Macau to HK is around 60-75min. Perfect for reading, people watching, or philosophizing!

Shun Tak Center

* The destination port in HK is actually a terminal / shopping mall known as Shun Tak Centre. Hong Kong takes its shopping very seriously!

Hong Kong

* Not wanting to waste any time, we immediately set out to explore areas in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong MTR

* I personally feel that the subway system in Hong Kong (Hong Kong MTR) is the best in class in the world! Very clean, well-lit, safe, and with multiple and convenient exit points, I found the user experience to be more intuitive vis a vis the systems in NYC, London, Paris, Singapore etc.

Hong Kong MTR

* Another favorite past time of mine: checking out the ads in all cities I travel to. I don't really understand what's going on here, but consider me intrigued!

Agnes B

* Last stop before heading back to Macau; brunch and delicious coffee at Agnes B! I love and need my coffee!

Hong Kong

* My strange final glimpse of Hong Kong. Apparently a lot of people smuggle milk out of here. Interesting...

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