Milli Vanilli

Trip Start May 02, 2005
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Trip End May 12, 2005


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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Howdy

Well, I'm back in Hong Kong after becoming lost in Macau. It's still rainy and I'm going home tomorrow.

OK...so I wandered around Macau as soon as the rains let up a bit. First it just seemed like any other urban center and I wasn't too impressed. Then I finally made it to the old part of the city and I loved it. Many of the cobblestone streets were limited to pedestrian use.

Macau has a much older feel to it than Hong Kong and it's a much different place. It seems like they take pride in their history and do their best to preserve it. I wandered up a hill where there were remains of an old Portuguese church and fort. The Macau Museum was built into the ruins of the fort and was quite nice.

Of course, upon exiting the museum it started pouring rain again. I gave in and bought an umbrella. I set off in the direction I thought I had to go, but got lost again. The streets were all twisty and turny and narrow and I couldn't make out any landmarks. And then there was the rain obscuring the views and the cloud cover. Lost again. I could blame it on my poor navigational skills, but I prefer to blame it on the rain.

Judging by the headway I was making by walking, I had no chance of making it back to the ferry pier in time for my boat at this rate. I gave up and hailed a taxi.

MC Ryan Anderson
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