Where to stay in Macau – The best areas and hotels

Macau (or Macao in English) is a former colonial trading port of Portugal on the Pearl River estuary in Southern China. Macau was returned back to China in 1999, and it’s governed as a Special Administrative Region of China (like Hong Kong). While it’s much smaller than its counterpart across the river, Macau has made […]

Notes on Macau – Where US casinos and Portuguese heritage meet

When I was in Hong Kong I visited the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which meant a trip to Macau. I was in Macau unexpectedly last December so I didn’t expect to be back again the following December. I like visiting Macau, even though I’m not into casinos. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Historic Centre […]

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge – 3 bridges and an undersea tunnel on the world’s longest sea bridge

The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge opened in October 2018, making it possible to travel directly by car or bus from Hong Kong to Macau. The HKZM bridge is an overseas highway with three cable-stayed bridges and an undersea tunnel, so it’s not technically a continuous bridge. However you classify it, at 55-kilometres long it’s the longest […]

SanVa Hotel – The last guesthouse in Macau

Hotel Name: SanVa Hotel Address: 65-67 Rua da Felicidade, Macau, China. I stayed at the SanVa Hotel in Macau. The SanVa isn’t listed on hotel booking sites, and I only knew about it as I have been here before. I was travelling around China for two months, and I went to Macau to reset my […]

Where I’m At: January, 2018 – Otres Beach edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Otres Beach, and happy new year! Where I’ve Been Hanoi A post shared by James Clark ✈️ (@nomadicnotes) on Dec 2, 2017 at 5:47am PST Ahh Hanoi. Every time I go back I’m amazed […]

Crazy Jump Macau Tower: Bungy jumpers in costume at the highest commercial skyjump in the world

Sometimes the word crazy is overused, but in the case of the Macau Tower Crazy Jump the use of crazy is warranted. The Macau Tower is 338 metres high and was completed in 2001. Bungee jumping from the tower began in 2006. The jump is 233 metres, making it the highest commercial skyjump in the […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Macau – Bangkok (Fly-Thru) – Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Thai AirAsia FD 761 From: Macau (MFM) To: Bangkok (DMK) Flight: Thai AirAsia FD 654 From: Bangkok (DMK) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with AirAsia from Macau to Ho Chi Minh City (via Bangkok). I flew as a guest of AirAsia to cover the Macau Tower Crazy Jump. AirAsia is a […]

Grand Lapa Macau – a luxury 5-star hotel in Macau

Hotel Name: Grand Lapa Macau Address: 956-1110 Avenida da Amizade, Macau, China I stayed at the Grand Lapa in Macau. The hotel was a sponsor of the Macau Tower Crazy Jump Day which I was attending on behalf of AirAsia. I was here as a guest of the hotel. The Grand Lapa is a 5-star […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Hanoi – Bangkok (Fly-Thru) – Macau

Flight: Thai AirAsia FD 643 From: Hanoi (HAN) To: Bangkok (DMK) Flight: Thai AirAsia FD 764 From: Bangkok (DMK) To: Macau (MFM) I flew with AirAsia from Hanoi to Macau, via Bangkok. I was a guest of AirAsia, who were holding a media event in Macau for the Macau Tower Crazy Jump. Being based in […]

Macau Travel Guide

Travel Guides > China > Macau Travel Guide Macau was once a Portuguese colony, and it was the first European trading post in Asia. Macau consists of the Macau Peninsula (which is connected to mainland China), and the islands of Taipa and Coloane which have since been connected by Cotai, the reclaimed land between the […]