After two years of staying home, a lot of first and seconds in my life became a reality, including my first time in China’s Special Administrative Regions (SAR) Macau and Hong Kong, and my second international marathon with the Galaxy Entertainment Maratona Internacional de Macau (Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon). Here’s the story of our departure from Manila and chilly arrival in Macau.
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Arrival and Quick Tour
Upon touchdown at Aeroporto Internacional de Macau (Macau International Airport), I was shocked with what I felt—winter! Of course I knew that the temperature would be about 14°c, but I never anticipated that Macau’s 14°c comes with a lot of wind chills! Oh boy, I was severely underdressed! Anyways, there’s one thing on top of my head that I thought would help me keep warm: keep moving!
Before we became snowmen and after feeling hunger we finally decided to return to our hotel and call it a day. It’s quite ironic that it’s a bit challenging to find open restaurants in Macau outside the major hotels so we just settled with breads from a nearby padaria (bakery) in the area named Mario, and unexpectedly, McDonald’s!
Sorry everyone, I won’t post any pictures from McDonald’s here, it’s basically the same except for the menu. 😀
This is just what I call our Day Zero in Macau, just hours upon arrival. The following day is the day when we should be resting, the day before our big day. Do you think it would deter us from roaming around Macau? Of course not!
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