Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Happy Days

This weekends brief trip to Macau was pretty fun! I managed to take a cheeky day off on Monday so I could tag along on the trip to Macau with my family.  It was pretty much a repeat of our last visit, the same gorgeous hotel, pretty much the same food but I can't complain. It's a bit of a treat to be back so soon and It's not somewhere I visit often when I'm in Hong Kong. As soon as we hopped off the Ferry, we headed towards the dessert shop where there was a queue waiting for it to open. Traditional Chinese desserts are one of my favorite things ever! 
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I had the same as last time, Waterchestnut dessert with egg white and coconut milk and other family members had almond dessert with egg white. We also had a bowl of Peanut tong yuen to share! Generally, Macau is pretty well known for it's traditional dessert shops and I've never had waterchestnut dessert outside of Macau, so it's a bit of a treat!
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Afterwards we checked into the hotel where I proceeded to take photos on the balcony. Lots of pretty pink flowers...
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Oh and of course I want to show you guys my best flying squirrel impression. This blouse from Bauhaus is super comfy and to be honest was pretty perfect for the feast we had on the evening. Perhaps it's not very ladylike for me to say...but it's the truth!
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Blouse (Bauhaus) Top (H&M) Jeans (Uniqlo) Shoes (Converse)
Before dinner, we went to find the famous Lord Stow's bakery for their yummy freshly baked Portuguese tarts. It was super out of the way and when we arrived we found out that they were exclusively avaliable in the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay, a stones throw away from the apartment back in HK which was a bit annoying!
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The area was pretty and had a slightly more rural feel to it, despite it only being a 3 minute taxi ride away from our hotel. The parts of Macau I've seen before are the busy city, the large purpose built shopping malls, hotels and the glitz of the casinos so it was nice to breathe slightly clearer air in this area of Macau. Actually, the air was FAR cleaner than HK (which is super polluted) and makes me appreciate the crisp, clean air back home in the UK.
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While waiting for the taxi back to the hotel, I spotted a couple taking pre-wedding photos (super popular in Asia) on the small jetty. Though it has to be said, I'm sure a lot of photoshopping will be involved because it wasn't exactly picture perfect down there, still it was pretty sweet to see.
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After managing to hail a taxi we headed back to the hotel where I indulged in the Portuguese Tarts and of course took a photo before anyone had a chance to eat them!
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They went perfectly with some Lemon and Ginger tea (oh how I miss Twinnngs!) which I happily sipped on next to the shallow 'relaxation' pool in the room which of course, I dipped my feet into.
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Before Dinner there was a lovely Sunset but soon enough, we headed downstairs where we decided to have a Thai dinner in the award winning restaurant, Saffron downstairs. It certainly didn't disappoint. Oh the Thai green curry and Pad Thai were deeeeelish.
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After dinner, we retired back to our hotel room where I had a bath in wooden bath tub (gotta use all the amenities right? (See this post!) and watched some Cantonese TV shows with my family. After a decent night's sleep we indulged in the breakfast buffet in the morning where I had my fill of Honeydew Melon juice and breakfast pastries.
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We then checked out and spent the afternoon buying a whole heap of Macau baked goods to take back to HK. Everyone that comes to Macau seems to stock up on their biscuits, pork jerky and other foods. These are probably the best kind of souvenir shops everrr. After stocking up ourselves, we stopped by our favourite Portuguese place for some dinner. I really do love Macau's mixed cultural background and history!
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Their 'African Chicken' was really good and the Lemon Clams are now a firm favourite!
It was a lovely weekend and I wish my parents/sisters back home could have been there with us! It seems strange that I've been away for a month now. Right, I'll be back soon with an Instagram round up post!
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

In good company

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

A lovely weekend

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Instagramming 4

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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Macau Part 2

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