Macau: Day 4 (Part 2)

June 18, 2012

After surviving the highest bungee jump in the world, I needed something to ground me from the huge adrenaline rush that I was experiencing.  The Taipa Houses-Museum was the perfect solution.  Two decades ago the Macau Tourist Office purchased and remodeled a collection of residences that were far removed from the epicenter of the region and had been occupied by high-end officials and wealthy Macanese families in the beginning of the 19th Century.  One of the things that I most appreciated about Macau, was how dedicated both the government and the citizens are in preserving its cultural history.

Then we wandered over to nearby Taipa Village, which is in the historical center of Macau.  I love when I am exploring a new place how time seems irrelevant — I am captivated by my surroundings and my eyes become camera lenses.

We took a quick break at a Portuguese coffee house so that we could try a refreshing traditional liquor made of cherries called ginginha.  Macau Toursim then brought us to Galaxy Resort.  Our first stop there was at the brand new, members-only bar China Rouge.  It was, without a doubt, the coolest bar I have ever been to in my life.  The next time I am in Macau, my first night will be spent there celebrating my return (though I will of course have to befriend a member first).

Our next stop was to the Macalan Bar, which was inside the same hotel, for a taste of the famous 25-year old Macallan whisky.  The bar might not have been as cool as China Rouge, however I still found it to be impressive.  And I will certainly never forget the deliciousness of that single malt scotch — its smokey palate rich with a citrus and woodsy flavor.

Also located inside the hotel is a “Directors Cut Theater” where guests can enjoy movies in a luxurious setting; seats are plush, leather recliners and there are waiters to attend to your every need.  We were all enchanted by the Oscar winner movie Hugo in 3D, as it celebrated curiosity and an adventurist spirit, two things every traveler must have.

 

We then ended our unforgettable trip at Miramar, a Portuguese restaurant on Hac Sa Beach.  The chef is the only female chef in Macau and she is known for her delectable desserts.  It was simply impossible for me to choose one, so I was forced to choose three, and yet I still wanted more.  That is exactly how I felt leaving Macau the next day.

74 thoughts on “Macau: Day 4 (Part 2)

  1. Laura

    These posts are so so useful for me! I’ll be moving to Hong Kong in Januray for a few months only but I’ll be traveling around and Macau will definitely be seen!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Oh gosh, you are going to LOVE living in HK. My bro lived there for a year and a half and totally didn’t want to leave. I adore the city myself!!!

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  2. Jessica Kutok

    Hey girl! Thanks for the love on my blog. 🙂
    THat is SO exciting that you went bungee jumping. Holy moly, I don’t think I could ever work up the courage to do that, but then again, I’m a huge wimp!!!
    -Jess

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      No thanks needed!!! And you never know what kind of courage you have until you put yourself in a situation where it’s needed! I bet you have it! XOXO

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  3. Katrin

    Andi, I love love love all your posts and your pictures are so fantastic! I hope I will be able to travel to Macau someday! Thank you for always sharing you wonderful posts with us, you are amazing!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Awww what a lovely comment, thank you SO much, you’re such a sweetheart! I’m delighted that you enjoy my blog!!! I hope you can make it to Macau too! XO

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Wow thank you for such kind words re: my photography, I’m VERY touched!!! That liquor was delicious. I wish I had taken a pic of it. And yes, that bar…wow!!!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Oh goodness you definitely need to go back if it was just a single day! Yes, I love that juxtaposition of Asian and Europe — such a weird and awesome mix!!!

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  4. senorita

    You take BEAUTIFUL pictures… I love the contrast of the colors…

    You are so brave to go bungee jumping. A couple of years ago, a student of mine wanted me to go bungee jumping at the end of year on the school trip. He even saved up all his allowance money!! Unfortunately, I was just not brave at the time to do it… Broke his little heart 🙁

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  5. Alyx

    How cool that she’s the only female chef in Macau! And this sounds like a good way to get grounded and back to reality after the whole bungee-jumping fiasco. 🙂

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Isn’t that so cool!?! And she handbakes/cooks EVERYTHING in her restaurant. I was in awe!!! I can’t believe I didn’t take a pic of the desserts, but I was too busy eating.

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  6. Caroline

    Such gorgeous photos!

    I’ve been to HK several times and love it there, but haven’t made it to Macau yet. It looks so lovely, I want to go 🙂

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  7. Bri

    Wow your photos are amazing, as i’m sure the bungee jumping was also! Your detailed photos are fantastic with the colors and all!

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  8. rooth

    Macau looks absolutely gorgeous. I’m so jealous that you were able to visit! And thanks for stopping by my blog, please come back soon!

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