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Macau – More than a Gambling Destination

Even though Macau has a reputation for gambling and extravagance that is closely reached by boat from Hong Kong, I would like to present another aspect that Macau has to offer tourists. When I took the boat from Hong Kong to visit Macau in 2011 after I had been living in Asia for one year, I was elated to see some traces of European influence.

While I confess that I did pull one or two slots throughout my day trip to Macau, I also marveled at the remains of the Portuguese colonization from centuries past. Additionally, I was able to find my first affordable high quality red wine in one year, which I greatly enjoyed while eating delicious authentic Portuguese cuisine.

The aspect of Macau that greatly amazed me was the mix between the Portuguese roots and Chinese culture. In addition to the Iberian traces that the tourist could explore around the city, there were also impressive temples and shrines to visit as well.

Thus, while the gambling experience is always enjoyable, I encourage tourists visiting Hong Kong to absolutely take the time to travel by boat to Macau. The superior Portuguese cuisine, Chinese temples, and Iberian architecture is a fascinating mixture of cultures for the tourist to explore and enjoy.



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Hello Readers! For those of you who don’t already know me, my name is Jacquelyn Vadnais and it is a pleasure to meet you! Per the request of many friends, I am finally taking their advice and blogging about my international experiences. To give a background of myself, I just recently finished a JD/MBA from Suffolk University in Boston and have decided to pack my bags and emigrate to Latin America immediately!Many people have asked me why on earth I decided to move to Latin America after finishing such a prestigious program, however, once you get to know me you will see that I am truly world traveler at heart who gets such joy from experiencing fantastic cultures around the world. This is the reason that I have traveled to 50 countries (and counting!) in my life and have lived in 10 (and also counting!)I plan on giving my readers a first-hand guide on how to travel beyond the guidebook and truly experience where you are visiting and/or living for a time through the lens of a local. Based on my experiences with international culture, world heritage sites, delicious global cuisine, and diverse wines, I plan on sharing with you a piece of my unique adventures. These adventures have truly provided me with an invaluable world class education that is arguably equally as essential as the education that I received in the classroom.

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