Monday, April 14, 2014

boat crossing

Just across the water from Hong Kong, in a land not too far away, lies a place where Asians used to speak Portuguese fluently. Some still do.

"You speak really well," one local told me as we spoke in Portuguese on the streets of Macau.

I laughed. An Asian telling me I speak the latin based language well.

"You do too," I responded just as incredulously.

A former colony, Macau is now a casino hotspot for the wealthy Chinese border-hoppers. But amongst the gaudy new buildings - one in a shape as audacious as a pineapple - a few classic architectural sites remain in tact... at least partially.


Patti said...

How do you end up with only the front of a building left?

claireb said...

If only I knew.