Joanna’s Trip to Macau and Hong Kong.
Joanna Paxinos travelled to Macau and Hong Kong, flying Royal Brunei, in November 2013. She stayed at the Venetian Macau Resort on the Cotai Strip, Asia’s answer to Las Vegas. The Venetian, which was the first development on the strip, is a great hotel for gamblers and families alike with the complex having extensive facilities for functions, exhibitions, concerts and sporting events. It is currently holding the Ice World exhibition, an amazing display of ice sculptures of DreamWorks characters, such as Kung Fu Panda and Shrek, created by the famed Harbin ice carvers. However, Macau is not just about gambling. Across the narrow waterway to the Macau peninsula is the UNESCO-listed historical centre, which has more than 20 sites that depict the area’s Chinese and Portuguese history. Joanna then spent several days in Hong Kong at the conveniently located Langham Mongkok. Having visited Hong Kong a number of times when she lived in China in 1999, Joanna was interested to see how the city had changed, since the British Rule had finished. The highlight of the trip had to be the final night at the Peninsula Hotel, regarded as one of the best hotels in the world. It was of course TOTAL luxury.