Bidding farewell to Hong Kong was a hard thing to do considering all the fun time and great adventures we had in the island. We even procrastinated our departure for as long as we can but we can only delayed up to a certain hour and before we knew it, we were on our cruise back to where we came from - Macau, not Malaysia.
|Macau welcomes you|
This time around, the ferry ride back was not as nauseating as it was the first time around. We managed to catch an hour's nap during the cruise. Once we reached the terminal and were done with the immigration works, we took the free shuttle bus to Grand Lisboa Hotel which was NOT our hotel. It's just a free ride to Nam Pan Hotel, a walking distance to all things to love about Macau.
About the hotel, things to compliment about it; friendly and helpful receptionist, spacious room, homey feeling, rather clean room and bathroom, free Internet access, and a good spot to go absolutely everywhere. The bad thing about it, its mattresses, or lack of it. It's like sleeping on the rock for the only thing separating the bed and us was a thing layer of 'mattress'. But considering how considerably cheap it was, there's nothing to complain.
|Five minutes in and it's already messy|
After dropping our luggages, we decided to have a walk around the city and absorbing its old world charm. I had the urge of immediately rushing to St. Paul's ruins which was just about 10 minutes plus from our hotel. But, I resisted doing so for I wanted to savour it for the next day.
|A snippet of its old world charm..more to come later|
Instead, we walked, slowly, heading to the reputable noodle shop, Cheung Kee. They are famous for their 虾籽捞面 (prawn roe noodle) and terrible service attitudes. Seriously, their sour faces and rude behaviours are off-putting for us and regardless how delicious it was, which for us, not that special, it do not mean you can be such an ass.
|The noodle shop|
|Prawn roe noodle|
|Noodle with jellyfish (if I remembered correctly)|
|Noodle with squids|
|Steamed salmon skin|
Luckily, our unpleasant moods from the sucky dinner experience were lifted off, thanks to our unexpected discovery of a local stall selling Macau's famous 猪扒包 (pork chop bun). It was so delicious, with the meat being succulent and a bit tender at the same time. It was definitely MUCH better a dinner choice than that prawn roe noodle.
|The making of pork chop bun|
|Macau at night|
*TO BE CONTINUED*
Sharing is caring. A word of advice and a piece of information.
If you did a quick research on the famous (or infamous, depending on how you see it) Cheung Kee noodle shop, you will know that their bad services as well known as their prawn roe noodle. Yet, people are still queuing up to have a taste of it and it is especially so during lunch time. Luckily for us, there's not much of a queue to begin with since it's dinner time and not lunch. Anyhow, this particular shop can be quite hard to find due to it being hidden inside back alley. It's along the Rue de Felicidades, Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro and just a few shops away from 新华大旅店 (San Va Hotel).