Not Vegas. Not Disneyland. Not Italy.
Where we went was only an hour’s ferry ride from Hong Kong.
We went to Macau. Former Portuguese colony, the first and the last European colony in China.
And we stayed at The Venetian.
(Photo credit: Global Construction Watch)
As soon as Josh got home from school, we headed for Macau. I’d made sure to get motion sickness pills beforehand, but the ferry ride was still a bit rough for me. The kids, though, had no problem. Zoë was so excited, she could hardly sit still!
Here she is taking a picture of Josh with the phone
Upon arrival in Macau, we got on The Venetian’s big blue shuttle bus, which dropped us off at the West Lobby. I wonder if the shuttle buses ever drop off guests at the Main Lobby. Do they do that for more efficient check-in of the guests –i.e., that they split the drop-off between different lobbies?
Entering the hotel, one immediately got a sense of grandiose over-the-top-ness.
Our suite had two queen-size canopy-draped beds and a sunken living room with a sofa bed.
Josh and Zoë immediately climbed onto one of the beds and pretended that it was a stage. They then proceeded to take turns “performing.”
Because we got in quite late, we didn’t really get to do much after dinner beyond going for a short walk around before putting the kids to bed.
We’d initially planned to check out the casino after Josh and Zoë were asleep, but Chris and I were just too tired and we fell asleep ourselves!
The following morning, we took the children to the pool after breakfast, while Chris went off for his meeting. Both Josh and Zoë loved going down this slide.
Good thing I wasn’t really expecting a relaxing weekend, because relaxing it was not. While it was definitely fun, by the end of the trip, I was so tuckered out. More about Macau in the next few days…