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A day trip to Macau

Sweet surprise

“So did you play the game when you were there?” asked my cousin when I told him that I visited Macau in November. A card game, known as Makao and in other countries as Mau Mau or Uno, at least in Polish takes its name directly from the name of a former Portuguese colony in China. So yes, it was a play on words but no, I did not play it and neither tried any gambling while out there. I was only cheeky enough to jump on a shuttle bus provided by one of the casinos to get a ride to closer to the Historic Centre of Macau. I had my route already marked on the map that I picked up at the tourist information office in Hong Kong so I was ready to discover new places and take some photographs.

Ruins of Saint Paul's Cathedral

Ruins of Saint Paul’s Cathedral

My trip to Macau was initially one of those “oh I might as well” since it is less than an hour away from Hong Kong by ferry and TurboJet runs a very frequent and convenient service. It can be a bit bumpy at times so keep it in mind if you normally suffer from motion sickness and do not forget your passport! It is a different country after all.
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Asia Destinations Travel

Not at her desk in 2014… so where?

My 2014 long-haul travel destinations

Not at her desk in 2014. Well… where do I start? Firstly I did not expect last year that I will get a chance to go to Asia twice this year. Nepal, and my solo travel plans were on the cards very early on in the year but my second trip was a bit more unexpected. A seed was planted by my friend. To be fair with you she did not need a lot of time to convince me that it was a great idea. Going to Hong Kong and later joining her to travel to Southern China and visiting our mutual friend along the way? I was in!

Secondly it took some saving, planning and preparations but it was worth it and it turned out to be an incredible year. So out with the dresses and shoes that I do not actually need and in with breathable t-shirts for hiking and other bits and pieces for trekking and backpacking!

Nepal

Kathmandu

A dusty capital of Nepal with amazing temples, stupas and captivating everyday spirituality.

Sadhus at the Pashupatinath Temple

Sadhus at the Pashupatinath Temple

The Swayambhunath stupa

The Swayambhunath stupa

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