Dreaming of City of Dreams
Something in my bones has got me looking for airline tickets from Los Angeles to Hong Kong over the last few days, pricing out flights on either side of the last week in June.
No, I do not have any concrete information (yet) about when exactly City of Dreams is opening, but my gut instinct tells me that it will be during the last week in June.
I'm normally pretty good with figuring out numerological dates and whatnot, but the only one that is standing out at me is 6/28 - 6+2+8 = 8+8. 6+2 + (2x8) = 8 8 8 in a weird wacky way. 6/20 could work as well, but why not just tack the other eight on there for good luck.
This trip won't be nearly as extensive/expensive as the last one. Honestly, it can't be... blogging about casinos all over the world isn't exactly the highest paying of jobs, particularly when you factor in gambling addiction travel expenses. Thanks your generous donations to the Cotai 2009 Trip Fund (see the yellow button on the left) about one, maybe two nights of hotel rooms might already be paid for.
The primary focus of this trip will certainly be the opening of City of Dreams, which I'm angling to get media access to (hopefully with an accomplice - Dramman). Secondary stops/stays will be at MGM Grand and maybe a night at Grand Lisboa and/or Sands Macao.
The good thing about having been to Macau, is that I don't have to worry about the logistics too much and can take lessons learned from the last trip and apply them to this one. The most obvious - book a flight that lands in Hong Kong during the day then go right to Macau via ferry.
Right now, this is plan has been nothing but chatter between me and the boss... with a little research on the side. Hopefully the stars will align and we will be ten feet away from Mr. Packer and Mr. Ho as they open the City of Dreams.