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Day 14 - Gamblor!

Hong Kong = 29 December 2013

semi-overcast 21 °C
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We pulled into Hung Hom station around 1pm and jumped into a taxi which took us to the ferry terminal, where we were going to catch a ferry over to Macau:
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The ferry ride over was about 55 minutes, and once we arrived we followed the crowd to a bus station full of (free! - spend those dollars in that casino, not on transport!) buses to take you to your casino of choice.
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We were staying at the Venetian, which definitely had a much longer line that all of the other casinos. When we arrived at the Venetian it was like going through an international airport - there were so many people and it was so big.
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Our room wasn't ready so we got upgraded (yay) to a room that was big enough for us both to live in permanently. Knowing that there was a canal somewhere in the Venetian, along with gondolas and gondoliers, I said to Justin, 'let's hurry up so we can see them before the sun sets'. We rushed downstairs and made it through the maze of luxury shops to the canal, and Justin looked up and said 'there you go, the sun hasn't set yet'..

That is because the sun never sets on this canal - it is all inside - with an incredibly realistic blue sky painted on the ceiling. I stupidly forgot to take a photo but you can see one here: http://sandsconfidential.com/2011/06/16/hat-tip-to-gma-news/. It was very surreal.

After dinner we went down to the casino area which was huge, but almost everyone was smoking - ugh. Justin had a go at roulette, and won money, and then spent a lot of time at the craps table and won more money.
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It was pretty cool playing with 1000 dollar chips even if it was in Macau dollars, rather than Australian.
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Posted by MealsEeles 03:09 Archived in Macau Tagged canal venetian chips gamble

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