Day 11 - Mon 12 Apr 2004
Hong Kong/Macau/Hong Kong
Up at 6am, and down to the Macau ferry by 7am - caught the 7:10 ferry. I think I was the only western face on the boat.
The trip took less than an hour. I found an ATM machine in the arrivals hall, and got $100 out. Found a store selling Pocari Sweat,
and then caught a bus into the centre.
Walked up through the main square, to the ruins of the facade of St. Pauls. Chatted to a guide who is from the
Philippines. I impressed her with my knowledge of the up and coming election there (I'd seen a report on BBC World last
Wandered around town, and it seemed that every shop had sheets of cooked meat for sale - very strange!
Then headed down to the port - struggled up a hill, to a pretty poor viewing point, and then walked over to the
church of "Our Lady of Penna". Outside there were stalls selling tourist tat. I brought some old Chinese currency.
Found and caught the bus back to the ferry port and caught the ferry back to Hong Kong. Macau is nice, but it's totally
different to Hong Kong. Back on Hong Kong island I saw a tram with an advert 'Visit Kagoshima'. Well I have!
Popped into the Tourist office again, and found out that there is NO racing at Happy Valley tonight - oh well, so decided to do a harbour cruise
Hmm! The harbour cruise wasn't exactly busy - there were only five passengers, but it was good. Tried to get some photos but
it was difficult due to the roll of the boat.