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Àomén (Macau)


A meander in Macau:

The high street and city square are cheerfully colourful and quaint.
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Old apartment buildings hide in narrow alleys branching off the high street.
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With its narrow, winding streets and hilly terrain, scooters are the natural choice of transport.

Macau delicacies are plentiful and often made from scratch right there at the stall- a process worthwhile waiting around to watch.
Almond flour cakes and ginger sweets...
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...peanut bars and dried meats.
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The Portuguese and Chinese cultures are thoroughly intertwined to give the most intriguing effect.
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Graffiti plays its part in making the city one of the most colourful I have ever seen in Asia.
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The atmosphere is relaxed and unassuming, and there are many happily situated benches on which to sit back and soak it all in.
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The main tourist attractions are as much juxtapositions in themselves as the city they are in.

Posted by Melimei 17:07 Archived in Macau Tagged art buildings markets culture houses city traditions

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