|There is gold leaf on my lollipop and I am going to eat it! I feel so filthy rich!|
Our Room at the Grand Hyatt MacauThe best part about this room was the bathtub. I know it might be a girl thing but there is nothing better than a giant tub when you're on vacation. You've walked a whole bunch, your feet hurt and you feel the need to relax so you hop in the giant tub with the water all the way up the top and just RELAX... Ah...
There is a seperate toilet from the tub area which is very handy when you have a mommy with you who pees every 5 minutes it seems or if you're there with a boy and it seems to me like boys take FOREVER in the toilet sometimes! Just poo and get a move on! But with the separated toilet room (With a telephone in it so if you need to poo and order room service at the same time...) there is no need to fight over the bathroom. We had two separate sinks, so I could make mine messy while my mom kept hers nice and clean!
|Our Giant Tub!|
The FoodWe ate a small tea house in Senado Square before coming to hotel. We had planned on having breakfast in Macau but were treated to a small breakfast on the boat ride over and then snacked on some Dairy Queen at the Ruins. We don't have Dairy Queen in HK, so it was a treat for me! (Although, no cookie dough blizzard... Bring it over, NOW!) We ate the Mezza9 restaurant for both dinner and breakfast. We had not originally planned on this. But we were really tired that night and didn't want to go far for food and the breakfast was included with our room. And who am I to turn down free food? Both meals were Excellent and very different. You had your options of Portuguese, Macaunese, Cantonese or Western style food in a buffet with an unlimited wine/coffee bar. We ate for a solid 3 hours that night and it was totally worth it!
My mother ate the things that she could eat on her diet and had a couple of local treats. She surprisingly did not like the dim sum and therefore I had an impossible time trying to convince her later in the trip to try a traditional dim sum lunch. She had it once and didn't like it so she'll never have it again. She really loved the local food of Macau though on the trip. We had a beautiful herb roasted grouper and a Portuguese chicken dish and both were super yummy! My mother was super happy though because there was a bread and cheese bar and my mom loves her bread and cheese. It's her one weakness on her diet. I think this buffet was a good choice for us: one because we were super tired and two because it allowed people on different diets to enjoy what they want to eat. We might have had a harder time at a traditional restaurant fitting in all her dietary requirements. The breakfast bar was also yummy: it had chinese and western breakfast options. I induldged in things that are out of my budget at home and things that I can't make on my own. I had waffles with lemon cream. DELISH! I need to get a waffle iron if I stay in HK another year.
Sun Yat Sen's House and the MuseumsThese are two museums that are a little off the beaten path in Macau. We first went to the Sun Yat Sen House. I knew who he was from my many visits to Taiwan. This was his house in Macau where he lived when he was older and where his wife and children lived. His wife even died in one of the rooms which made the house a little creepy, I'm not going to lie. It was a beautiful house with a beautiful western style balcony but a lot of chinese features on the inside of the house. You can visit the house for free which is also a BIG bonus! This day we were in Macau it rained a lot so we chose to do indoor activities!
|On Sun Yat Sen's balcony!|
|Did I mention that Mommy also did a hella lotta shopping?|
High Tea at the Grand HyattWe had about and hour and half before the show was going to begin and we were tired and bit hungry. So we headed back to the Grand Hyatt. I was in search of Tylenol for my hip. I had taken a spill earlier in the day and my hip was acting up and Mommy wanted some of the famous Macau Peanut Candy in the brown bag.
|Our high tea platter|
|Delish Egg Tarts!|