Sidetrip: Macau

The standard side trip from Hong Kong is a jaunt by ferry boat to Macau, which lies west across the Pearl River delta from Hong Kong. Macau is Hong Kong’s older, smaller cousin; its historical roots run back to the 16th century incursions by Portuguese explorers, traders and missionaries.

Macau has lots to offer – especially in terms of its food – although its nature is changing rapidly and drastically, as its former low-key charm is increasingly replaced by a Las Vegas-style gaming culture. But we batgung are not Macau experts, so we’ll send you over to the official Macau tourism site.


Visiting Macau

We went there with friends a couple of weekends ago.

I was sad to see that the Pizzeria Toscana restaurant had disappeared. It used to be in the building in the car park opposite the ferry terminal, and we'd try and arrange arrival / departure times so we could eat lunch there. Then as we went for a wander, we found it on one of the roads leading away from the Maritime Museum area. I think the marker on this map is in about the right place, or you can call them on 2872-6637 (Macau number).

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The main reason for the visit was a bungy jump from the Macau Tower. Which was absolutely terrifying, but quite enjoyable once your feet left the platform!