Friday, September 16, 2011

Hong Kong & Vietnam Day 4

Woke up Saturday morning. I went to Son's room to check up on him. He was feeling the effects of the night before. All he could say was "did I win?"

I headed over to Eden's place to drop off some luggage that I was not going to take to Macau. Brandon and Son stayed at the hotel to pack and check out. While at Eden's place his mom was kind enough to make me some breakfast. She is so nice. Eden got ready and we headed back to our hotel and picked up Brandon and Son and headed to the Hong Kong harbour to purchase tickets for the hydroplane ride to Macau.
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While we were waiting for our boarding we grabbed a bite to eat. We had Hai Nam chicken.
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It was about a 50 minute hydroplane ride to Macau. I was really worried that I would get sink on the boat, but Hydroplanes are awesome. It was really smooth and comfortable.
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Pictures of our arrival to Macau.
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There are quite a few things that I dislike about Macau. Being that I love Vegas and all. Macau's casinos are split into two sections. Across the waters is a few casinos like the MGM and Wynn and on the other side is The Hard Rock and Venetian. I'm so use to the Las Vegas strip and everything being almost linear.
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We checked into our room and it then we were off to check out the casinos.
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The view from our room.
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I just happend to see this widebody MR Spyder. I'm a big fan of MR2s
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The vibe at Macau is totally different from Vegas. In Vegas you have the vibe that everyone is there to have a good time partying, gambling, and drinking. But in Macau the only vibe is get is nothing but gambling. It's totally different. I was hoping that Macau would help curb my Vegas itch, but not at all. It just felt really different. Even the hotels seemed different. I felt it was a cheaper version of Vegas. When I walk into the Venetian or Wynn in Vegas I can look around and tell that they spent a lot of money building and decorating the place, but in Macau the hotels just did not feel up to par. They just felt cheaper in a sense. There was no party vibe. Everyone was there to gamble and that seemed to be the main focus. The tables were pretty quite and people were just focused on the game instead of chatting with fellow players like Vegas people do.
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Here we are strolling through the Venetian.
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After the Venetian we headed a little out of town to a place called Fernando's Restaurant for some Portuguese food.
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At the restaurant they had this really cool waiting area in the back. It was like a courtyard that had a really nice setting. It was totally chill and had a bar where you can get drinks and some snacks.
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We had some cheese, olives, chorizo sausage and bread. The bread was amazing. It was so crispy on the outside and warm & soft on the inside. I could have eaten a whole loaf by myself.
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We also ended up with two pitchers of Sangria. Brandon was putting them away like water. He was thirsty.
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The clams were really good.
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Sardines. I'm not a big fan of fish so these were ok to me.
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My favorite was the garlic prawns and the pork.
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Fried rice.
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The pork was really good, but different from the Hong Kong style roasted pork.
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At this point Brandon was pretty buzzed. As you can tell from the picture.
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So Brandon decided he want to go outside for a walk. He got up threw his wallet on the table and went outside. We the rest of us are sitting inside and all of a sudden we hear a dog yelping and Brandon screaming "oh fuck" Brandon loves dogs. So in my head I'm thinking he petted a dog a big to hard and hurt it. To find out what happened click the comic I made below.
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After the restaurant we headed back to our room to freshen up.
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We walked over to The Galaxy hotel to meet up with Eden.
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After we met up with Eden we headed to the other side of Macau where the other casinos are. The side where MGM and the Wynn are located is considered the old side of Macau. The Venetian is considered the newer side.
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Eden took us to this really old casino. I guess it was one of the original casinos.
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After that we headed out to the club. We went to one of the new clubs that just opened. Club Cubic. It was a really nice club. Up to standards with any club in Vegas. Also by luck the Ying Yang Twins were there performing. It was super dead inside. It was a Saturday and they let me in with shorts.
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The whole night the place never got packed. There were people there, but not as much as I expected on a Saturday night.
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It was so dead that when the Ying Yang Twins were performing we just literally walked up to the front of the stage without a problem.
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Eden at the front of the stage.
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After the club we headed out for some food. On our way out we noticed that there were some hookers standing around. The culture in China is a bit different from the states. People don't really High Five in China. So Eden decided he wanted to give high fives to the hookers. Two them did, but the third one ran away from him. It was funny to see drunk Eden chasing a hooker trying to get a high five. LOL.
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It was a pretty basic night. Nothing too crazy. It was nice to see Macau, but I don't think I would ever visit again. One night was plenty enough for me.

3 comments:

  1. I hate that dog. It looked like it wanted to get pet. What a tease! - Brandon

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  2. brandon you are too fkn funny man. i didn't notice if you still had all 10 fingers. - linh

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  3. is that what we are calling them now? HIGH FIVES? great code name....
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