Macau

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EN: I believe that while spending your holiday in Hong Kong, the one day visit of nearby Macau is mandatory. So I did it as well. You can get a ticket for high-speed ferry departing every 20 minutes or so from the port next to Central station in Hong Kong, the price for the return ticket was just above 40 eur, I used the company called Turbojet. The boarding is somehow messy and in some moments it was rather confusing, but the local staff is helpful and most of them speak English. The journey takes about 55 minutes and you are in Macau.

Unfortunately for me the weather in Macau was rather bad, it was all foggy and grey-ish even thoug the forecast mentioned sunny intervals. Probably that was one of the reasons why I was a little bit disappointed. Plus, I imagined Macau as an exotic place full of casinos and palm trees, but I guess that was just my, somewhat romantic imagination of the place. Nevertheless, I took some pictures and after more than 20kms of walk around the former Portuguese colony I went back to Hong Kong.

SK: Návšteva Macaa je podľa môjho názoru počas pobytu v Hong Kongu pre každého turistu povinnosťou, spravil som tak tiež. Do malého nezávislého teritória sa dostanete loďou za asi 55 minút, spiatočný lístok stál niečo cez 40 eur a prístav sa nachádza neďaleko stanice Central/Hong Kong. Ja osobne som použil firmu s názvom Turbojet, nástup do lode bol mierne mätúci, keďže tam zjavne neplatia žiadne pravidlá, no zamestnanci terminálu boli veľmi nápomocní a drvivá väčšina z nich hovorila po anglicky.

Nanešťastie pre mňa bolo počasie v Macao značne mizerné, všade visel šedý opar a to aj napriek tomu, že predpoveď počasia bola úplne iná a predpovedala polojasno. Možno aj to prispelo k môjmu sklamaniu, od Macaa som očakával niečo iné, ale to je asi súčasťou mojich prehnane romantických predstáv o exotickom mestečku plnom kasín a paliem. Fotiek je dosť, ja osobne som sa po celej bývalej portugalskej kolónii presúval po vlastných a to znamenalo viac ako 20 km chôdze za jeden deň. Napokon som sa vrátil do Hong Kongu, kde som si konečne oddýchol.

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