In a simulated indoor garden, Xin Xin munched on bamboo leaves. She seemed unfazed by the crowd, albeit small at 10 in the morning. Outside, Kai Kai is the same, although he seemed more playful than his friend. We took the 26A bus from just across Hotel Lisboa to the Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane … Continue reading Visiting Xin Xin and Kai Kai
For one reason and one reason only – Franco Dragone’s spectacular water-based show staged in an almost circular theater they call "theater-in-the-round". As we entered, we were instantly drawn to the magnificent center stage where the acrobatic stunts, beautiful lighting and creative use of water takes place. The House of Dancing Waters is the centerpiece of … Continue reading So We’re Back in Macau
Cirque du Soleil. Oh yes, O Manel was part of the lure but this 90-minute mega production was one major reason why I found my way back to Macau. The award winning creation that began with a group of street performers in Quebec is known the world over for its innovative shows. Zaia – the … Continue reading A Must See
Glimpses of the annual Macau International Fireworks Display Contest. Awesome! Credits: Papers from J Sprague's Home Away from Home Paper kit; House of 3 brush# 12
We were at the sea area in front of the Macau Tower early to catch the Annual Macau Fireworks Display contest. Early birds have its drawback... a long wait. Its reward however outweighs it inconvenience. Securing good front row seats afforded great captures of the fireworks and these series of shots of the Sai Van … Continue reading Making Good Use of Downtime
The sixty-eight granite steps from the square will lead you to a façade of what was once the greatest cathedral in Macau. Built from 1582-1602 by the Jesuits, the remains of St. Paul’s Cathedral was the largest Catholic Church in Asia at the time. It is a fine example of Macau’s unique characteristic as a … Continue reading The Ruins of St. Paul’s (Ruínas de São Paulo)
It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it. – W. Somerset Maughem Reservations were made and off we went to Taipa to lunch. Those with insider knowledge or Macanese connections will head to Taipa for some great culinary experience. Tucked away in a quiet … Continue reading Oh Manuel!