“Escape to Macau” Peterandmelissa’s photos around Macau, China

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Macau, China by TravelPod blogger Peterandmelissa titled “Escape to Macau”. TravelPod is a company of TripAdvisor™. Peterandmelissa’s travel blog entry: “We visited Macau for the second time, with the intent of exploring a little bit more of the city. It is a city with two distinct, and very different, parts. One is the old town, influenced by the Portuguese. Cobblestones line the streets, fountains are at the center of squares filled with people sitting outside and drinking coffee, and ancient churches and ruins are still intact in many corners of the city. The other part of the city is modern and reminiscent of the Vegas that many of you know and love. Some casinos are shiny and new, filled with more impressive features than we have seen in the “real Vegas”, while others are a little more run-down and filled with the Chinese playing the same unfamiliar game at every table. Another difference that we have found in Macau is the multitude of languages spoken. In addition to English (though still very limited), Mandarin, and Cantonese there are, of course, many Portuguese speakers. The locals are known as Macanese and speak a mixture of both. You never know what you’re going to get when you walk into a store or jump into a taxi. You might think this would make getting around a little easier, because people are more multi-lingual – guess again! Even with a map, a Mandarin translation book, a local guide book with the names
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