This post was written by Mário Tarouca, who made 137 flights in 1 year. He’s not a pilot, but goes a long way to see a business taking off.
In the summer of 2010, when I was only 17 years old, I went with my sister to Asia. One of the places we went was Macau. Why? The main reason, was because my aunt was living there since ’99. For the next 2 weeks, Macau was going to be our operations headquarters. While we were there, we also visited Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.
1. How did you hear about Macau in the first place?
I heard about Macao because of my aunt. I stayed at her place and she took some days off so she had time to show us around.
2. For how long did you stay there?
We stayed there for 2 weeks and this amount of time is more than enough to get the best out Macau.
3. What did you need to prepare for your trip to Macau?
Prior the trip, I spent my time mainly with two things:
- Making sure I had my passport and legal authorization to go (since I was a minor back then)
- Taking all needed vaccines.
4. Why did this place become so special to you?
Ohhhh, good question! To be honest, I don’t know the main reason. Maybe because it was the first time I went to the other side of the world with only 17 years old.
Perhaps because every single step I was giving I would smell a different tea or spice… Or perhaps because I was allowed to gamble and to go inside casinos with my age.
5. Is there any hidden spot that you want to share with us?
If you’re looking for nice food, traditional events and to meet local people you definitely must go to the Association of Macanese People and check what they have to offer there.
6. If you could come back but just go to a single place there… Which would you choose? And why?
My aunt’s place, because I’m sure she would take care of me again! But now, seriously. You can see everything in Macau in a couple of days but if I’d need to choose one place, I’d say a Buddhist Temple. Why? Because it’s so peaceful, you can really relax and not thinking about anything.
7. Can you leave us some special places for staying, eating or visiting in Macau?
A place you must visit is the Ruins of St. Paul’s. After you take the famous pic, it’s time to walk around the city and enter in Churches and Buddhist Temples. While you are walking around take the opportunity to drink a 100% fresh fruit – there are hundreds of places to take one – and the temperature is so high that it will taste really good! Also, don’t forget to try the € 1 street food.
Categories – Gambling || Religious
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Best time to visit – I went there in August. It was nice. But I want to return during the Chinese new year.
Best way to move – Bus
Cost – Between 10 and 20 € / day, everything included