3, 2, 1, BUNGEE!!

Trip Start Feb 17, 2010
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Trip End Feb 23, 2011


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Friday, May 14, 2010

Macau is known as the Las Vagas of Asia, where the rich and foolish from surrounding countries come here to gamble at the multitude of casinos. However I came to Macau for one reason and one reason only: to do the biggest bungee jump in the world.

The bungee jump is off the Macau Sky Tower, and is 233 Metres high (764 feet)
 
I did the jump twice! The first time was the standard jump attached by the ankles; the only difference was I was wearing my Morphsuit, the staff and spectators were highly amused by this as was I. The second jump was without the Morphsuit, but I jumped backwards attached a harness instead on by my feet! It was FANTASTIC!!!! The feeling of falling from that height and watching the building speed away from you is unlike anything else. I cannot recommend this enough!

If you haven't done a bungee jump yet, then do one ASAP!

So before the day was out I was crossing the border into China, from the border I got a 4 hour bus journey to Guanzhao (also known as Canton) where I had hoped to get a night train straight to Hangzhao, however  when I got to the station I was informed that there was no trains until the morning, so I had to spend the night there in a dodgy looking hotel.

So a quick summary of Hong Kong & Macau…

Hong Kong is FANTASTIC, the first place I have been where I could actually see myself living/working etc. I mean of course I could quite happily move to some kick-ass beach town in South East Asia and live there, but there was something about Hong Kong that was very different. It has all the comforts of the west for those who can afford it and yet it is very distinctly Asian. There is still Chinese writing everywhere and you could never really mistake it for being a western city. Not only is the city itself great, but you do not have to go far to get out into cool parks, forests and beaches. This place seems to have it all, and within reasonable travel distance. The public transport is second to none. The Subway system is fantastic, its fast, cheap and very clean – the complete opposite to London!! The whole city seems very fresh and lively.

As for Macau it is hard for me to summarise it since I was in and out within the one day. It seemd nice, but pointless – apart from the bungee of course.

Highlights:
 
-         Bungy Jumping

         The HK Skyline

         The atmosphere

Not so good:

          The cost of living
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