Posts Tagged ‘Macau

31
Jan
12

The Chronicles of SAR: Homeward-bound (Day 04)

All good things come to an end, and after an interesting side trip to Hong Kong it’s time for us to return to Macau, and later on, back home.

This is how an above-ground train station looks like in Hong Kong

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26
Jan
12

The Chronicles of SAR: First Day at Hong Kong (Day 03)

Our China Special Administrative Region (SAR) tour would of course not be complete if we didn’t visit the other SAR, Hong Kong.  For our third day, we were up early to temporarily say goodbye to Macau, and say hello to Hong Kong.

First glimpse of Hong Kong

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18
Jan
12

The Chronicles of SAR: Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon Post-Race (Day 02)

After running a full marathon you’d expect that we’d just stay in our rooms to rest, but no way!  We’re in Macau in some very cool, nice weather so rest will have to wait!  Here’s where our feet took us some time after our races.

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28
Dec
11

The Chronicles of SAR: Galaxy Entertainment Maratona Internacional de Macau (Day 02)

December 04, 2011, the day of my second marathon outside the Philippines and my first road race below 15°c.  I could’ve come more prepared but things don’t always happen according to plan so the goal was simple: to have fun and finish within cutoff!

Torre de Macau (Macau Tower): one of Macau’s most prominent landmarks is part of the route. On the background is another feature of the route, Ponte de Sai Van (Sai Van Bridge). Taken near Grand Lisboa Hotel.

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18
Dec
11

The Chronicles of SAR: Exploring Macau (Day 01)

December 03, 2011: the day before our big race, Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon, and also our first full day in Macau.  Our brains tell us we should rest, but our feet tell us otherwise so relatively early in the morning we were up for a tour.

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15
Dec
11

The Chronicles of SAR: The Special Administrative Regions of Macau and Hong Kong

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.

It’s the weekend of international races: left is Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore-bound, right is Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon-bound

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08
Dec
11

Souvenir from Macau

As a runner, nothing beats souvenirs like these:

My Finish Certificate from Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon

Watch out for my story of our adventures in Macau and our side trip to Hong Kong soon!  For the mean time, congratulations to all those who also finished their respective races last weekend! 😀

Note: You may view your Finish Certificates at www.marathon-photos.com.




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