East Asia itinerary

My trip to East Asia lasted three months. In the region, I travelled about 15,000km. It started in Tokyo from where I went to Kyoto and Hiroshima. Taiwan was next and it was a very pleasant surprise. I had little knowledge of the country and zero expectations. I visited Taipei, Taichung, Chiayi, Fenqihu, Alishan, Kaohsiung, … Continue reading / view photos East Asia itinerary

Morpheus and Golden Reel

When I arrived in Macao, I saw some interesting architecture on the bus journey to the city centre. Today I took a bus to that side of Macao. It’s full of modern buildings and a light railway. There are plenty of casinos, just as there are in the centre. My first port of call is … Continue reading / view photos Morpheus and Golden Reel

Guia Lighthouse, A-Ma Temple, and Moorish Barracks

Adjacent to my hotel was Guia Park and rising on a hill was the Guia Lighthouse. The park had a circuit and fitness machines. Lots of people, young and old, were out exercising. I traipsed up the hill to the lighthouse. There was a panoramic view across the city. All the buses here seem to … Continue reading / view photos Guia Lighthouse, A-Ma Temple, and Moorish Barracks

Library, ruins, and Guardians of the Galaxy

I was intending to take it easy in Macao. Life moved at a slower pace than Hong Kong. For my first full day, I headed for the Sir Robert Ho Tung Library. Built in the 19th century, it was bought by a wealthy Hong Kong businessman in 1918. When he died, he donated the building … Continue reading / view photos Library, ruins, and Guardians of the Galaxy

A ferry to Macao

When I tried to book a ferry from Hong Kong to Macao Outer Ferry Terminal, there was only one sailing with places available — and that was at 2330! I hadn’t thought about booking ahead because I thought I might be staying in Hong Kong a little longer. There was an alternative: the ferry to … Continue reading / view photos A ferry to Macao