Ruins of St. Paul's is a famous landmark in Macau. This site consist of the front entrance to what was a cathedral. The cathedral was burnt down in 1835 and the entrance of the church and some supporting foundation was what was remained. Behind this grand exterior host a small museum displaying some objects such as cups, chalices, monstrances etc. that was used to conduct Catholic mass services. The museum is opened for visitors from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. This site is also located in a popular tourist area with many souvenir gift shops (mostly food).
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After eating lots of yummy food, my friend and I both felt like we need some ways to detox. Luckily, on our way to the ruins of St. Paul's we came across this kind man selling Chinese Herbal Tea. He was friendly and he asked us about our body condition before giving us the right type of tea to drink. He wasn't trying to sell he's product just for making profit but actually cared about us. This is what good customer service is about. :)
Although there is a part of Macau that is very glamorous, filled with hotels and casinos. Poverty still exists. I was shocked when I stumbled across a small area where there were houses built with big metal loading boxes that you would normally see in loading trucks. This reminded me of how lucky I am, and really made the message 'huge disparity between the rich and the poor' real for me.
Contrasting to the picture I shared above, I am so grateful for this opportunity. To be able to travel Macau and was sponsored for it. This was taken on the first night of my arrival, before I went exploring Macau. I was struck by the glamour and luxury of the casino and hotel district. I was unaware of the poverty outside of the walls beyond, but when I saw what I saw as the image above, I was reminded of just how lucky and blessed I am. It made me a bit angry about how poorly we distribute our resources and really motivated me to do good for our society and help those who are in need.
It was so nice to be ale to see my best friend and hang out with her after at least 4 years of not being able to see each other. We taught a dance workshop together, I definitely had fun meeting new people, dancing and celebrating life together. Thankful for God to provide such an amazing, supportive and encouraging friend and opportunity for me.
Hi Jetsetters, welcome to my blogisphere. I am Esther, your guide for today! I hope you will enjoy this tour of my visual travel diary.
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