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MacauEats: Steve's Chopped Salad at SW Steakhouse

While in Macau a few weeks ago, the gang (Hunter, John, Mike) invited our dear friend @linolens for a dinner date at SW Steakhouse inside of the still-smells-new Wynn Palace. The meal, from cuisine...

Macau's Neon Signs 2007

I dug out the original September 2007 files to create a new montage of Macau's neon signs and conveniently uploaded it to the YouTube channel. A bunch of these signs are now gone... specifically Kem Pek,...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 20 - 10 Days

88 Days To Macau: Episode 20 - 10 Days Ten days until departure, we're joined by the suave and debonair MikeE, who answers the question... Are you going to Macau with us? Your browser...

New Feature Posted: Encore Grand Salon Suite at Wynn Macau - The MacauTripping Review 2016

Just a note to folks tuned into RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that a new feature review has been posted - my review of Encore Grand Salon Suite at Wynn Macau. Check it out here:...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 19 - 21 Days

88 Days To Macau: Episode 19 - 21 Days Three weeks until departure. We talk food, Wynn Palace, tailored garments, things to do, mail order sim cards, final trip preparations and make another bet on...

Timelapse: Macau's Amazing Land Reclamation 1984 to 2016

Over its 400+ years as a place, Macau has continually reclaimed land from the sea, turning the tiny collection of peninsula and two islands into a bustling tourism metropolis. Thanks to this fascinating time...

New Feature Posted: Galaxy Hotel at Galaxy Macau - The MacauTripping Review 2016

Just a note to folks tuned into RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that a new feature review has been posted - my review of Galaxy Hotel at Galaxy Macau. Check it out here: Galaxy Hotel...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 17 - Unfinished Business

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New Feature Posted: Studio City Macau - The MacauTripping Review 2016

Just a note to folks tuned into RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that a new feature review has been posted - my review of the brand new Studio City Macau. Check it out here: Studio...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 16 - Questions

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Getting To And Around Macau: A Vegas Nerd's Take

I'm very very happy to share with you this incredible potpourri of Macau travel and transportation tips assembled by MacauTripping super friend Elginhan. There is lots of great stuff here for experienced Macau trippers...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 15 - Decision

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Meet Wynn Macau's Doppelgänger...

Way back in 2010 on our mothballed sister site FeltJungle.com, we pointed your attention to Winn Cambodia, a casino hotel located in South Eastern Cambodia that looked exactly like Bellagio on the outside but used...

Video: Macau From Just Above The Clouds

As luck would have it, during our last trip to Macau we were treated to spectacular weather and an even more spectacular approach and arrival at MFM Macau International Airport. The China Eastern flight...

New Feature Posted: Wynn Palace Cotai Palace Rooms First Look

Just a note to folks tuned into RSS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds that a new feature review has been posted a phototour of the brand new Palace Rooms at Wynn Palace, which just started...

MacauEats: Round The Clock Coffee Shop at Grand Lisboa

I can't remember the last time I ate. Let me see... I definitely ate on Sunday. Did I eat Tuesday? No. I don't think I ate on Tuesday. I did eat on Monday......

New Feature Posted: Wynn Macau - The MacauTripping Review 2016

Just a note to the folks tuned into the RSS, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram feeds that we've posted a new feature article. We're very proud to share with you Hunter's 2016 review of Wynn Macau, the...

MacauTripping Chapter 15 - You Know I'll Be Free

Music is my subconscious. When awake, I dream it. When dreaming, I dream it. When playing, I think about anything but - like emptying the vacuum cleaner or strategies for eliminating junk...

MacauTripping Chapter 14 - This Way Or No Way

Good morning Shanghai. I roll over check my phone for email, tweets, pings... anything. Nothing. Hunter is in the bed next to me doing the exact same thing, but with better apps and command line...

MacauTripping Chapter 13 - Take Your Passport And Your Shoes

Good morning Macau. The still is broken by a steady stream of text messages from John and Hunter. Our dear friend John has boarded the ferry that will take him to the airport in Hong...

MacauTripping Chapter 12 - Something Happened On The Day

I wake up with a start and grab my phone to see if there is any news from my wife about Gunther. No texts. I do see a slew of texts from Hunter,...

MacauTripping Chapter 11 - Eagles In My Daydreams, Diamonds In My Eyes

I wake up, grab my phone and see a message from my wife that I should Skype her. She tells me that she brought Gunther to the vet again and left him there to...

MacauTripping Chapter 10 - Sitting In The Chestnut Tree

I've been up for a few hours already, writing, copying photos from SD cards to my laptop and recharging my camera and phone batteries for another day of adventures. By design, I'm going get to...

MacauTripping Chapter 9 - Heroes

If returning to Macau after 9 years away is a banana split, meeting the great Linolens is the whip cream, the hot fudge, the nuts and the cherry. I became aware of Lino's amazing photography via...

MacauTripping Chapter 8 - I Can't Give Everything Away

I seem to have settled into a bit of a jet lag-inspired schedule. I'm waking up at 4am Macau time, make two cups of coffee using the travel coffee kit I brought then plop down...

MacauTripping Chapter 7 - I'm So High It Makes My Brain Whirl

This trip has become a waking dream. Every morning I open my unconscious eyes, confused, amazed. I'm seeing more, and feeling... yes. I'm in room 2191 at Crown Towers Macau, but I may...

MacauTripping Chapter 6 - Look Up Here, I'm In Heaven

After a slow steamy stroll down Avenida da Prosperidade, marveling at the scale of St. Regis tower to the south and City of Dreams to the north, I arrive at the construction site of Steve...

MacauTripping Chapter 5 - In The Center of It All

Known for generically naming and trademarking everything (remember MEGACENTER™?), the braintrust at Sands China came up with another geolocational name - the delightful Sands Cotai Central™. Sands Cotai Central is a non-descript name for the...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 10 - The Lost Episode

88 Days To Macau: Episode 10 - Lost Episode This is the Lost Episode. As previously mentioned, the audio of this recording was bunked up by interference caused by a shorting ballast in my suite...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 12 - Shanghaied

88 Days To Macau: Episode 12 - Shanghaied Live from Shanghai's Pudong airport. Your browser does not support the audio element. Stream above, subscribe or download. ...

MacauTripping Chapter 4 - Majesty

"Owwwwww! Ow ow ow ow oweeee." Deep breaths deep breaths deep breaths. Relaaaaax. An epic cramp in my right calf has woken me from a deep deep sleep. I sometimes get...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 9 - Hot

88 Days To Macau: Episode 9 - Hot It has been a fascinating couple of days on Cotai. Right now we're at 38 Lounge, an outdoor cocktail bar located on the top floor of Altira which...

MacauTripping Chapter 3 - The Dawn

When I opened my eyes, my first thought was... Whoa." That statement was followed by this question: Where the hell am I?" Oh right. I'm in a bed, in a hotel room in Macau. I made it! The...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 8 - Wow

88 Days To Macau: Episode 8 - Wow We're here and we've got beer. In this episode we discuss our flights and arrivals, first impressions of Macau, casino design, the inevitable comparisons to Las Vegas,...

MacauTripping Chapter 2: Delirium Sets In

Welcome to Macau, we've got casino carpeting in our jetway. Our passport control check point looks like a cross between a sportsbook and a Chinese pawn shop. Our security agents smile. They laugh at...

MacauTripping Chapter 1: Be Prepared

I'm somewhere over California, sitting in a chair that is hurling through space at 500mph. To my left is my travel companion, a Swiss army knife of technology, casino history and always compelling thoughts and...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.3 - Gambling

88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.3 - Gambling The suitcases are out, supplies being procured, batteries charged and clothes folded... we're three days away from the start of our 10 day trip to Macau. In...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.1 - Dramman

88 Days To Macau: Episode 7.1 - Dramman 18 days until Macau! In this episode we're joined by MacauTripping and Two Way Hard Three contributor Dramman, who shares his extensive Macau travel experiences with us....

88 Days To Macau Podcast - Episode 6 : Currency

88 Days To Macau: Episode 6 - Currency One month to go before we head to Macau. We talk money, currency, fraud, credit cards, hotels, travel and more... Your browser does not support...

88 Days To Macau: Episode 5 - Chicken

88 Days To Macau: Episode 5 - Chicken We talk about food, hotels, tips, two guys named Steve, international data plans, snack food, finalizing bookings and travel plans. Thirty-eight days to Macau! Your browser does...

New Feature Posted: Studio City, Galaxy Macau and Ritz-Carlton Photo Tour

Just a note to folks tuned in to RSS, Twitter feeds that we've posted a new feature article. We've got a special treat, a neato photo tour of Macau Studio City, Galaxy Macau and The Ritz-Carlton...

New Podcast: 88 Days To Macau - Episode 1 : Hotels

88 Days To Macau: Episode 1 - Hotels My dear friend Hunter had the great idea that we should podcast all the discussions we're having leading up to our trip to Macau for the grand opening...

Flights Booked, Thank You Hopper!

Since the previous post about using the Hopper app to track down the best hotel rates, I've been getting periodic notifications from the app that better rates were on the horizon. Prices rose to...