After spending 6 nights in Hong Kong, we continue our long vacation to the neighboring Chinese Special Administrative Region of Macau. Macau has gained popularity for rivaling Las Vegas for its booming casino industry. And aside from big time casinos, this former Portuguese colony is also known for having a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Ruins of St. Paul.
And so from our hostel in Kowloon, we took a cab to get to the China Ferry Terminal. We took the 1pm ferry trip on board a New World First Ferry vessel. The ferry ride cost us HKD128 each and took about 1 hour. On our arrival at the Macau Ferry terminal, we had to pass through immigration. And from the terminal, we hired a van which cost us 200 Macau Patacas to take us to Hotel Sun Sun which is at the western side of the Macau Peninsula. The hotel did not have free shuttle service unlike many of the hotels in town. In front of the ferry terminal many hotels have their spots where they provide free shuttle service to their guests. The Venetian, Sands, Wynn, MGM Grand, and StarWorld hotels are some of those who have buses waiting in front.