Short stories & travel reports from a life spent living, working and travelling the globe.
I’ve always wanted to go to Las Vegas! In fact, it’s one of two or three major bucket list destinations I still haven’t managed to tick off. With no plans to get back to the U.S. anytime soon, I decided to make do with the next best thing and put Macau centre stage of my travels for Chinese New Year 2018. “Macau is not interesting”, said an uninformed acquaintance of mine, “is only casinos”. While this amazing little autonomous region is indeed known as The Las Vegas of Asia, the aforementioned statement couldn’t be further off the mark. Yes there are towering casinos and hotels galore, but dig just a little and you’ll tap into a fascinating world of colonial fortresses, Portuguese squares, leafy hill parks, traditional townhouses, market streets, chapels, churches, temples, beaches, lighthouses, sleepy villages, military tunnels, a panda park and so much more. Don’t believe me? Then check out my articles on: