Macau to Hong Kong International Airport for an Early Morning Flight

Visiting Macau as a side trip to Hong Kong tour has been made convenient by the direct ferry from Macau to SkyPier at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).  If one passenger is flying via one of the participating airlines, then this privilege should be taken advantage of.  It prevents one from going back to Hong Kong City and taking public transport to HKIA which is quite a hassle.  But, like any other services, this ferry service is not 24 hours.  The first ferry is at 7:15am and the last one is before 8pm.  So, what if one have an early morning flight, like before 10am?  What options are available? Continue reading “Macau to Hong Kong International Airport for an Early Morning Flight”

Most Frequently Asked Questions During US Visa Interview

I have just been recently granted a 10-year Multiple Entry US Visa along with my wife after deciding it’s about time to explore the West.  For us who always wanted to visit the states, it is a dream come true.  Applying for US visa is not something you spontaneously decided.  You assess yourself whether you have a high chance of getting approved.  You prepare necessary documents, bank statements, travel history and of course, you save for the US visa fee.  After careful assessment and completion of all necessary documents, you think about the interview.  For most, the visa interview is the most dreaded, it may be short, but, sure it is unpredictable.  Today, we list down the Most Frequently Asked Questions during US Visa Interview. Continue reading “Most Frequently Asked Questions During US Visa Interview”

Vinyl Records Hunting in Hong Kong

I once said that one of the most awesome sounds in the world is hearing the needle hitting the record and that still stands true.  My generation has seen many kinds of audio format from cassette tapes, to compact disc, to high definition discs and we sure have enjoyed it all.  But, there is no better satisfaction and serenity than what Vinyl record can bring.  The rawness and the feeling of authenticity is unmatched and incomparable.  It might have came before tapes and CDs, but, some audiophiles surely prefer hearing great records played in Vinyl.  It surely is timeless.   Continue reading “Vinyl Records Hunting in Hong Kong”

Shows in Macau this 2017

Just after the successful conclusion of 2016 with amazing fireworks display in Macau, Macau is now gearing towards 2017 as the center of entertainment in Asia.  Last year, locals and tourists were treated with world-class performances from world renowned talents who set Macau’s stage on fire.  Entertainment venues like, Cotai Arena and Venetian Theatre in Venetian Hotel, Parisian Theatre, Broadway Theatre and Macau Cultural Center, to name a few, had been filled with satisfied spectators to the rafters that witness amazing shows all throughout the year. Continue reading “Shows in Macau this 2017”

Street Food in Macau

The old street of Macau is like one open and enormous museum of historical artifacts and establishments.  At least 20 places included in Unesco Macau Heritage Site list are within the same vicinity, that a lot of walking is required.  Traveling not only in Macau can be tiresome, but, the historical richness of the place is all worth it.  Each new place adds information to our brain but each walk can make us feel hungry.  That is why, discovering the street food of one given place is a must.  In Macau, famish is not a word you will associate your self because street food is everywhere.  Macau street food is clean, tasty, uniquely local, and very affordable. Continue reading “Street Food in Macau”

How to Apply for US Visa in Hong Kong and Macau

Most people dream of visiting the United States of America to marvel the beauty of its numerous tourist attractions evident by the number of Visa applications US embassies receive from any parts of the world.  Lucky are those who are exempted from acquiring Visa and can freely enter America anytime they want.  For those who need to apply visa, appointment should be set, payment should be made and documents should be completed.  It sounds very tedious, but, it really isn’t. Continue reading “How to Apply for US Visa in Hong Kong and Macau”

Getting to the Consulate General of the United States of America in Hong Kong

There is no Consulate or Embassy of the United States of America in Macau that, all applying for US Visa have to go Hong Kong.  The Consulate General of the United States of America in Hong Kong is one of the busiest establishments in the city catering to at least a hundred people a day for Visa application alone.  It may seem a hassle for people coming from Macau to go to Hong Kong, but, there seemed to be no other option. Continue reading “Getting to the Consulate General of the United States of America in Hong Kong”

2017 Michelin Starred Restaurants in Macau and Hong Kong

The annual announcement of Michelin-Star restaurants is highly anticipated not only by restaurant owners but also by food enthusiasts.  Last November 9 at Ritz-Carlton hotel, the lists for 2017 Michelin Starred restaurants were finally unveiled.  The “inspectors” as they call themselves had finally came into a deliberate decision and award those restaurants that have excellent food value and service.  The food and restaurant business is taking this list pretty seriously.  To be included in this list adds prestige that would translate into good business. Continue reading “2017 Michelin Starred Restaurants in Macau and Hong Kong”

Macau Dining: North Restaurant

It’s only natural to look for and try Chinese food when you are in Macau.  What some do not know is that Chinese cuisine is very diverse because it originated from different regions of China.  There is the popular “Eight Cuisines of China” that came from different regions and offer different taste and ingredients according to the region’s specialty.  So, when one talks about wanting Chinese cuisine, one must be specific.  It is fortunate that Macau has lots of Chinese restaurants that specialize on different Chinese Cuisines.  For this Macau Dining series, the spotlight is on North Restaurant at the Venetian Macau. Continue reading “Macau Dining: North Restaurant”