Asia China Travel

The Magic of Macau

I've been to 50-odd countries across the world but Macau is not like any other place that I have visited.

Macau is 31 square kilometres of magic. This tiny peninsula in southern China may be a stone’s throw from Hong Kong but it couldn’t be more unique and, well, magical.

I’ve been to 50-odd countries across the world but Macau is not like any other place that I have visited. Think 600 year old Taoist temples with the wafting scent of burning incense; think buzzing Chinese fresh food markets with street after street of produce, including still-flapping fish; think 400 year old European architecture with wide squares, churches and beautifully restored pastel-coloured buildings; think adrenelin and adventure as you take the world’s highest bungee jump; think long lunches with carafes of sangria and the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted; think the flashest, plushest five-star resort developments with casinos grander than Las Vegas.

All of this is in Macau – a mere 45 minute fast ferry ride from Hong Kong.

A fusion of Europe, China and Las Vegas, this former Portuguese colony is a vibrant and dynamic destination and worthy of so much more than just a quick day trip from Hong Kong. My recent four night stay here was so jam-packed and diverse, and I still didn’t get enough time to do everything that I wanted to!

There’s accommodation and experiences for every budget and every style of holiday – be it a trip with your tribe of kids, a romantic luxury escape with your other half, a girls getaway for shopping and spa treatments, or a boys trip to check out the nightlife and the casinos.

Want to know more about the Magic of Macau? Watch this space!


Safe travels,

x Sonia x

Special thanks to Macau Tourism and Helen Wong’s Tours for hosting me on my recent visit to Macau.


  1. looks out of this world! I’m heading to Hong Kong in just under 2 weeks and plan to spend a day trip to Macau as well. 😀 Is clearing customs pretty straightforward and easy? And how much is the ferry ride over?


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