Macau: Last Colony of the East

As you step off the Cotai Jet onto the Taipa ferry terminal in Macau, signs to the main terminal and exits are displayed in four languages – Mandarin, Cantonese, English and Portuguese – the first signs of this peninsula’s Portuguese heritage. The Portuguese settled in Macau in the late 1500’s when the Ming Dynasty leased…

Las Vegas + Lisbon = Macau

Known as the Las Vegas of the East, Macau is famous¬†for it’s casinos, bright lights, luxurious hotels and shopping facilities. This bright and glitzy part of this former Portuguese colony is evident along the famous Cotai strip. But behind the scenes, lies the older part of Macau, the parts where early Portuguese settlers ¬†built their…