Once Upon A Cantonese Winter: Off To Macau
Feb 17, 2011 — It was hard to get up in that kind of weather. After all the preparations (packing stuff, dressing up and everything), we were able to check out at almost 11am.
We’re leaving for Macau that day and since we will only be spending a night there, we decided to bring only the stuff we need. We left our suitcases at Golden Crown Guesthouse – our accommodation for the remaining days of our stay in Hong Kong. We paid 20HKD for each bag, had the lady at the reception secured them, and left.
Since it was nearing lunch time, we agreed to have lunch before taking the ferry. Where else but Café de Coral? It’s my 5th time to eat there at the Chunking Mansion branch. Should I consider myself a “suki” already?
my roasted duck
Ligster's Chicken Curry
Dell's Roast Pork
The ferry terminal is located just right above the station.
They were already selling the 2PM tickets so we hurriedly went to the booth and bought ours.
There were only a few people lined up at the immigration and the process was just a breeze so we had plenty of time before boarding.
The area started to get overcrowded as it got nearer the boarding time. People started to line up at the gate but we stayed in our seats. 5 minutes from departure, they finally called for boarding. We squeezed in among the crowds and followed the slow line leading to the ferry entrance.
We searched for our seats once we got inside. I lined up at the rest room and when it was my turn, the boat was already moving. Ayayay! I struggled going back to my seat because the entire boat was shaky due to high waves.
The seas were very unforgiving the entire trip. I was half asleep and I can feel my tummy churning. We woke up just in time to fill out the necessary docs before arrival.
After immigration formalities, we headed out of the Maritime Terminal/Terminal Maritimo and looked for the bus stop.
I took out my Ipod and checked my Macau Bus Routes app. It says that Bus 10B stops at the Orient Arch which is a short walk from Metropark Hotel. I have a history of getting lost around Macau when taking the bus so I was still anxious when we boarded bus 10B.
Did we get lost? Find out on my next post.