On Saturday, January 27, Carina, Iris, Eric, Elliot, Scott and myself set off for a little place called Macau. Macau is another special administrative region of China that used to be a Portuguese colony. We began our trip at 9am and headed for the ferry. Our ferry left at 10am and it was a very nice ride. We arrived in Macau and took the Wynn Casino bus to downtown because it was free, and free is always good. We went inside the casino to play a few hands of blackjack, but very quickly lost some money so we left and found some lunch. After lunch we walked around downtown heading towards Ruinas de Sao Paulo, which means the ruins of Sao Paulo. Ruinas de Sao Paulo is a 17th century Christian cathedral that suffered a disastrous fire in 1835, and all that remains is the facade. After visiting the cathedral we headed towards the fortress that helped defend Macau from enemies. The fortress sits pretty high up and boasts some of the most amazing views of the Macau skyline. After the fortress we began walking down along the coast towards the Macau Tower. Along the way we saw Spanish style villas on the hills along the coastline; they were amazing. We finally found the Macau Tower. The reason we headed to Macau Tower is because it is the home of the world's highest commercial bungy; you can find it in the Guinness Book of World Records. The bungy platform is located 765 feet above the ground. I was unable to bungy because I am 15 pounds too heavy. However I am trying to lose the weight so that I may return and actually do it. After hearing the disappointing news, we jumped in a cad and headed for the southernmost island for an authentic Macanese dinner and to visit Asia's only greyhound racetrack. The food was great; I ate charcoal grilled eel. Surprisingly it was delicious and filling. Next was the greyhound racetrack. We bet on two races, but of course I lost both of them. It was difficult trying to find the odds of each dog winning. The book was written in Chinese and no one seemed to understand when we asked about the odds of each dog winning. Anyway we left the racetrack and began walking around. We stumbled upon this little street vendor that sold pan-fried potstickers that were some of the best I had ever had. For HK$20, or US$2.56, we were given 12 huge potstickers. Where else would you be able to buy so much for so little. After eating our food we all decided it was time to head back to the casino and start gambling. We started with blackjack, but the cheapest table was HK$100, or US$12.81. So my time at the blackjack table did not last long. I then proceeded to the slot machines; they were the only games I could afford at that point. But again I eventually lost all of my money. But I didn't care about the money I lost, I was just glad I was able to gamble in Macau. Eventually everyone lost most of their money and we proceeded back to the ferry. We boarded the ferry at about 2:00am and did not get back home in Hong Kong until a little after 3:00am. The trip lasted about 18 hours, but I felt like we saw the same amount of sights had it been a 3 day trip. It was a lot of fun.