Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Pousada de São Tiago, Macau

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Not having been able to reside at the (former) Bela Vista Hotel, I went for the next best option, which was the Pousada de São Tiago – a luxury boutique hotel occupying a 17th century Fort at the very tip … Continue reading

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The (Former) Bela Vista Hotel, Macau

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One of the greatest legends in Macau’s history and hospitality scene is that of the former Bela Vista Hotel – the inimitable Grande Dame of the colony, handed back to the Portuguese in 1999 and presently the Residence of the … Continue reading

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O Centro Histórico de Macau (The Historic Centre of Macau)

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Despite rampant development, and one of the smallest land areas of any sovereign state in the world, Macau has managed to preserve a significant amount of its built heritage.  The city – particularly the Macau Peninsula – oozes history and … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour II-2: Bay Gate… Macao (澳門)

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Macao is a dream-like city… a city of dreams… a dream of a city… None of these epithets is the same as the other, and yet they contain within them the essence of the “dream” – that which is surreal, … Continue reading

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“How do you find the time to do all this?” – and what it reveals about the person asking

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In the past year, I have been asked frequently how I manage to hold down a full-time job, work on a to-be-published coffee table book on Southeast Asia AND keep up a busy travel schedule for The Grand Tour Part … Continue reading

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