We also got so much help from the Manila branch of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), from whom we got so many maps and brochures for free. Days before the trip, I simply emailed them to request for materials and they even delivered them to my office by messenger. And we were so glad that we got those maps because when we arrived at the airport, we only saw maps written in Chinese!
Anyway, so we took a cab from Venetian Macao to the A-Ma Temple, dedicated to the goddess of fishermen. It is said that Macau also derived its name from this goddess.
We even encountered this mother and son pair throughout our walking tour 🙂
At Barra Square
On our way to Lilau Square and the Moorish Barracks, we sampled Macau’s sweet specialty, the egg tart. This one is from Pastelaria Koi Kei, one of the most popular bakeries in Macau.
More slices of daily Macanese life and pretty architectural details
I also won’t forget this Filipina nanny who gave us directions to Senado Square.
And we even chanced upon the Macau Government Headquarters, the official office of Macau’s Chief Executive. Sort of like the Philippines’ Malacanang Palace, only that Macau is not an independent state but only one of the two Special Administrative Regions of China (the other being Hong Kong).
Before heading to the famous Senado Square, it was time to just sit down and rest first 🙂
To be continued. Truly, it’s better to spend on experiences like travel rather than on material objects. I wish everyone this happiness, whether from warm memories of travels in the past, or the excitement of eagerly awaiting the next one. Cheers! 🙂
If you’re in Manila, I suggest you contact the MGTO office for free materials 🙂
Suite 11D,11th Floor, The Valero Tower
122 Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, Philippines
Telephone:(632) 8122595 and (632) 8130947
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