January 17, 2009

Back to Macau

-Remnants of Chinese architecture.-

Nearing the end of our trip I was fortunate enough to head back to Macau, this time taking Trevor along for a cultural learning curve. Shortly after we'd arrived from Vietnam we settled into a 'quaint' hotel and set about exploring the city. As I'd been to this small country earlier in the summer I was apt to share my wanderings with Trev. I showed Trev the downtown, the beautiful old buildings full of color and Portuguese history. We snapped shots of the St. Paul’s Ruins and the armored fortress. While I rambled of my memories with Katrina and Nicki we stumbled upon new discoveries and ancient relics.

-Showing off in communist fashion.-

-Ruins of St. Paul. Portuguese remains of 1582-1602.-

After a long day on our feet, we settled back in at our hotel; the most expensive hotel during our travels ($50 US) and without a doubt one of the smallest. Trev’s feet hung over the bed from the knees down. Even my feet hung over. Thank goodness this was to be the last hotel of our journey.

-The old lighthouse of 1622.-

-Door lamp at the lighthouse as seen at sunset.-

It is after my third visit to this ancient Portuguese trading post that I can confidently claim that Macau is one of my favorite cultural visits. I was delighted to have been able to share this experience with Trev.

-Rachel strolling down the streets of Macau at dusk.-

-We're guessing that it's a fish market...-

-Western influence in the heart of town.-


Choo Me! said...

i REALLY REALLY like the RED on that one communist star picture!!!

that RED is THE BOMB!!! nicely done!

The Olson's said...

We tried to get a pic of someone walking infront of it but no one would cooperate.