It's been many years since I've gone back to Macau. Back when I went, all I remember was the beef jerky and the very cool looking streets. Now that I'm back, I still love the beef jerky and the very cool looking streets. I think it's from all the Portuguese influence. It has modernized a bit (from all the gambling investments) but the small streets are still there. They're small streets with a lot of stores (lots of beef jerky stores...I told you they're very good here) and colorful apartments on top. I was taken to quieter areas of Macau where there were a lot of trees and cool looking homes during the times when Macau was a Portuguese colony. I had the pleasure of staying at the Presidential Suite at the amazing JW Marriot Macau and the views were a sight to behold. I was lucky enough to finally have hairy crab at the beginning of the season for the first time...the roe really is something special (did you know there's a special way to eat it?). Having lunch at Lai Heen was a pleasure, what a beautiful exotic room to be eating in. Overall my short time in Macau made really want to go back there soon to experience more of the quiet side to this tiny side of China.
p.s. oh, the Portuguese egg tarts were a delight too!