Saturday, April 30, 2011

Snapshot Saturday: Street of Happiness

Rua da Felicidade or Street of Happiness

Deserted, early in the morn. Macau's ol' red-light district. Coincidentally has buildings with red shutters. Some scenes in the flick Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom were shot here.

Today we're leaving SanVa Hotel (a one hundred year old crumbling hostel that sits on this street) for a more swanky one, something my parents deserve. It was fun though letting them experience our usual accommodation when backpacking!


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12 comments:

pusang kalye said...
May 12, 2011 at 8:43 PM

nung nakita ko na nakapost sa PTB nakalagay red district---akala ko lugar kung san me kababalaghang nangyayari---madumi lang ata isip ko.lols

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
May 12, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Meron nga Anton :) Red light district sya in the '20s. Hanggang ngayon meron pa rin siguro. Hihi.

Nelieta said...
May 13, 2011 at 12:35 AM

This is very interesting! I love red light districts..they are so mysterious!

Alfandi said...
May 13, 2011 at 3:38 AM

and also painted with red paint..interesting.

ajpoliquit said...
May 15, 2011 at 11:21 PM

I suppose those red shutters are for effect. The customer would feel like an emperor with his concubine for the night. It's more Zhang Yimou than Indy Jones. :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
May 15, 2011 at 11:25 PM

"The customer would feel like an emperor with his concubine for the night." - Haha! Yeah!

The Lost Boy Lloyd said...
May 16, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Wow, really weird how Beijing is tolerating Macau as a city of sin.

And how come this isn't in any of those tourist maps? :))

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
May 16, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Haha! Lloyd, perhaps they wanna keep it hushed :)

Amazin' Grace said...
June 3, 2011 at 2:02 AM

Hi! How was your stay there and how much does it cost per day? Tnx! :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
June 4, 2011 at 12:41 AM

Hey there! We really had a great time in Macau. Accommodation, food, transpo are a bit pricey though. Hotels can range from P1,000-P7,000 depending on your preference. Food's about P150-200 a meal. We mostly took the bus so we can save on cabs.

You can enter the luxurious hotels (The Venetian, Grand Lisboa) and wander around Senado Square for free! Museums ask for minimal admission fee.

Amazin' Grace said...
June 4, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Thanks for your reply. How about the SanVa Hotel? How was your stay there and the price? I heard a lot of negative feedbacks for it. :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...
June 4, 2011 at 10:22 PM

SanVa Hotel is a rundown place that hasn't been refurbished since the '20s! If you're on a tight budget, it may be your only option.

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