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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gondola Ride

During my absence from home, husband had asked his parents to come over HK to help looking after the kids.
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Based on the past experiences, we think it was a long-2-week for both of them. As a token of appreciation, we treated them for a short vacation before they went home for good.





3 days after I returned from Europe, I went to Macau with all of them.


Although still feeling tired after a long trip, I were thrilled because Venetian Macau is a place I wanted to go since its grand openinig about 2 years ago. Furthermore, husband claimed he had got a good deal from the internet. So, don't want to miss it.




Didn't see the boys for a long time, I just feel they look especially lovely.


As expected, the boys wanted to take a ride when they saw the gondola gliding leisurely through canal. But it wasn't their wish we wanted to fulfill, but we wanted to let the parents to have fun as well.


While husband was busy looking for the place to get the buy-1-get-1-free ticket (one of the offer from our package), I took all of them to walk along the canal. The place is surprisingly bigger than I thought.



Venetian Macau was built by using Venice as the blue print. Although it isn't really look like Venice, the design is attractive enough.








After 20 minutes waiting, finally husband was back with 4 tickets in his hand. Father in law didn't want to take the ride, so I became the replacement automatically.




A beautifully crafted Venetian gondola.




Ok, I wanted to know why the ticket cost that much in view of a relatively short distance it covers (MOP 108 for adults, MOP 80 for kids).




Getting ready on board...



As usual, they will have their own camera to point at us, sure will sell us the photos & souvenirs afterwards. Anyway, they didn't ban us from taking photos on our own. Fair enough.




Awaiting for the gondolier to serenade us to take a leisure ride through the Grand Canal.




Our gondolier, Lithicia, she said she is from Milan, Italy. Aha...I think this can be the main reason why the ticket costs that much.




Lithicia is very talkative. She kept talking to Vincent & William the whole ride. I think this is a good practice cause it gives the customers a sense of importance.




Same like other gondoliers, Lithicia would stop at certain part along the canal, and she sang a romantic song for the client. Then, I know it wasn't a tape recording as I thought it was before boarding.
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Considering it's a buy-1-get-1-free basis, I think the ride worth the money. Also, because we were lucky to have a pleasant and joyful gondolier as company.




8 comments:

Gargles said...

you look more and more "sock"... i "lau-sai-hau-sui" jor...

yes, the place looks very nice. now, that makes me wanna go macau for a holiday too! *go airasia website now*

CY said...

Oh how we miss Macau.Me and SH were there once, not because of the casinos but outside Macau it is so different. Yeah, maybe the design is different. Looks really like Venice, huh.

Fionne Chong said...

Good old Macau, I like especially the sky at Venetian. Wonder if it is better than the one at Venice. Your parents should be enjoying themselves very much :)

Fionne Chong said...

Good old Macau, I like especially the sky at Venetian.

Wonder if it is better than the one at Venice. Your parents should be enjoying themselves very much :)

CY said...

Oh how we miss Macau.Me and SH were there once, not because of the casinos but outside Macau it is so different. Yeah, maybe the design is different. Looks really like Venice, huh.

jessylee said...

Gargles, go Macau lah...i support you.

The place has been developed well these years, so worth a visit lo.

jessylee said...

yeah, I like the sky too, though it's a fake one. haha...

My parents-in-law had won some 'big money' in the casino, so I guess that's the part they enjoyed themselves the most.

jessylee said...

CY, the concept is similar to Venice, but it doesn't really look like the real Venice lo...the real one is more romantic feel..

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