If you had asked me a year ago where I would be on my birthday today, I would hedge and say, “Anywhere but New York.”
But Hong Kong?
Life is strange isn’t it…
Since the king cannot live like a pauper all the time and I’ve been ahead of pace on my budget, I’m going to splurge this weekend and head to Macau and stay at the Venetian. Expensive? Yup. But I’m worth it…
Macau was a former Portuguese colony taken back by the Chinese a few years ago, much like Hong Kong was handed back from the British. The best way to describe it would be to call it a Mini-Me Las Vegas. It does have some cultural attractions, but the main draw for anyone going there are the casinos. They also have Cirque De Soleil and other shows and events. I never saw Cirque De Soleil when I went to Vegas so I definintely want to check it out if I get the chance.
So I take a ferry tomorrow from Hong Kong Harbor for a 45 minute ride. One of Debbie’s friends I met has her birthday tomorrow and she’s making the trip to Macau with a bunch of her friends. So I’ll try to hookup with her group and make it a birthday blast weekend.
As for my next destination, I’m trying to go straight to South Africa from Hong Kong and bypass Bangkok. Bangkok has reopened but they have so many people trying to get out I have to suspect there will be a major backlog.