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88 Days To Macau: Episode 15 - Decision

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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 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...