Shew, last day in Macau already? There were still a few more places I wanted to see.
So I had a sprained ankle; that wasn't going to stop me!
If you noticed, I mentioned Couchsurfing and that I was staying with a hostess.
Couchsurfing is where a traveler can request to be hosted by someone who lives wherever the traveler is going to--for free. Of course, be a good guest and bring a gift, cook for your host, or do something to show your appreciation and not be a burden.
This was my first time Couchsurfing, and I am so glad I did it.
Naturally, be careful and practice discretion. I was contacted by a lady who said she could host me, but I didn't get a good vibe from her incomplete profile without any references. Also, I sent her a message, and she never replied. Next!
So my host decided to take me to a typical Chinese restaurant for breakfast (and finally have some dim sum!), go back to the traditional Chinese doctor, then let me go to check out all the rest I wanted to see before catching my ferry to Hong Kong at 15:45 that afternoon.
This post will cover half of this day.
My awesome hostess let me do my laundry at her place and hang-dry my clothes during the night on her balcony. It was around 28-29 Celsius at night, so that was no problem. I finally got to see the view from her balcony, and I was surprised (but not surprised) to see what was there:
|Museum of Macau from my hostess' balcony.|
All ready and packed, off to breakfast!
|There was much more, but I was too hungry to remember to take pictures. Sorry.|
I don't remember what everything was, but I did have some sort of chicken dim sum and other stuff. All delicious.
Full stomach, now off to the doctor again.
|Another look at Senado Square.|
|The traditional Chinese medicine clinic|
|My doctor, explaining something to my friend, to interpret to me.|
Fortunately, the massage didn't hurt as much this time. Around the half-way point was when it started to hurt, but it was still better than yesterday.
|The moment it started to hurt again.|
This was when my hostess and I split ways. I went to check out one of the places I wanted to go to very badly: Macau Tower.
|360-degree view of the major bus transfer stop|
|At the entrance to Macau Tower, a guardian lion|
|Oh, ok. I didn't expect this.|
Let me go walk around outside...
|Oh, men carrying a dragon boat on their shoulders.|
While I was out there, I saw someone (apparently) test out the Sky Jump (a "safer," less intense version of the bungee jump where you fall feet first).
Whoa, that seemed intense.
|Whoa, that is quite high.|
|At the ticketing counter, a bungee-jumping teddy bear.|
Got the ticket, went up to the observation deck on the 58th floor, and went straight to the plexiglass floor...
|WHOA... That is HIGH!|
|So this is how it's like to be 223 meters (731 ft./244 yds) above the ground.|
|Looking towards the old downtown area of Macau.|
|The observation deck.|
|Ah, for good ol' comparison.|
If you go 3 floors higher, you'll reach the adventure deck on the 61st floor. This is where you can bungee-jump, sky jump, skywalk, or climb up the remaining 100 meters (109 yds/328 ft. to the very top of the pinnacle at the top).
|Adventurers doing the Skywalk.|
|There's even a "you can sit here" sticker.|
|I REALLY want to try that! Too bad money and time were against me.|
|Where you get suited up for whatever you choose to do.|
|Yeap, even kids.|
|Celebrities that have come and jumped off.|
|Macau isn't the only place with this kind of tower.|
|You don't see that every day.|
|I guess this is to see the falling people.|
|For more info, click on AJ Hackett Macau Tower.|
|Whoa . . . That's a pretty cool bird's eye view . . .|
|Have I mentioned that I love heights?|
|One day, I'll return and do the Skywalk . . . LORD-willing.|
That's enough for this post.
Next post will be about my adventure to the Macau/China border and the ferry ride to Hong Kong.