Sunday. Bright sunshine. Another beautiful walk along tsim sha tsui and the star ferry across Victoria harbour. This time, destination is the Macau ferry terminal. Ticket purchased, through customs and I'm sitting in my seat ready for departure, the boat gently rocking on the water. Journey is an hour, which gives me time to read up a little on somewhere, I have to confess, I know nothing about. This trip is a tip off from a friend with excellent local knowledge. About 10 mins late we finally depart. Only thing I'm disappointed about is I'm missing out on the gorgeous sunshine. Only an hour mind. By the time I head back it will be dark.
And it is. Dark I mean. I left Macau lit up like the 5th November they are celebrating 15 years of independence from china I think...as a result there was a procession through the streets with some of the key tourist sights closed off. This made for a bit of a delay in getting to see the ruins of st Paul's but was well worth staying to watch. A great procession and all people out in the streets to celebrate. After this I headed up the old fortress and looked around. Got some great views of the city. Then back down to the main square that was nicely lit for Christmas. From there it was time to head to the ferry terminal, Hong Kong is an hour away once there and I wanted some dinner. Unfortunately caught the wrong bus and ended up at the border with china (I think). Some fella even asked for a selfie with me...i thought he wanted me to take the photo, no, he wanted a photo with me. I must have been somewhere remote.
Anyway, eventually worked out the right bus and rode that for 40 mins to get to the ferry terminal. I'll grab a couple of egg tarts and the star ferry before getting some dinner. Was a good day out, next time I'll visit a casino or two...they look da bomb! (yeah I just said that).