Neither Evania nor I consider ourselves to be one of those lucky persons who could win on a lottery machine or a gambling table. So we spent most of our time walking around Macau: from Senado Square to Dom Pedro V Theatre, from St. Lawrence's Church to Lou Lim Ieoc Garden, from Dr. Sun Iat Sen Memorial House in Macau to Guia Fortress, Chapel, Lighthouse & Air-Raid Shelters, and from Orient Arch to Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre. Basically, we didn't spend any money on local transportation -- thanks to hotel's free shuttle buses and our legs.
Macau, comparing to Hong Kong, is a smaller and more relaxed city. Perhaps that is also why people we met there also felt more friendly and helpful. We are especially grateful to the following nice people:
- On the first day, a member of hotel's staff helped us check in to the hotel before the regular 3PM check-in time, so that we could join the Macau Discover Tour at 2PM in the afternoon.
- Our tour guide of the Macau Discover Tour gave us a pair of tickets to Macau Tower.
- A room-cleaning staff gave us additional bottles of water and tea/coffee bags.
- The staff at Dr. Sun Iat Sen Memorial House allowed us to have a quick visit of the place after we arrived here several minutes passed the 5PM close time.
- A kind woman whom we asked for direction walked with us to the road leading to Guia Hill.
- A father whom we asked for direction pointed us to the right direction to Guia Fortress. Otherwise, we would be making circles and never get there.
- A guard at Guia Fortress opened the door that he just closed for me to retrieve a forgotten travel book we brought with us.
- Umberto, our gondolier, sang "The Moon Represents My Heart" in Chinese although he does not seem to be a native Chinese speaker.
- A staff at Food Paradise allowed us to take out a free fried-rice dish. He even cooked the dish himself. We tried many others and none of them allowed us to take out free dishes.