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Gambling in Macau, Hong Kong IV

by on March 18, 2008

One can get a serviceable manicure, pedicure and massage in any town. For true Hong Kong style pampering and pummeling reflexology is the word. Reflexogy booths abound but the best and largest outfits are Happy Foot, just by the Mid Levels Escalator that carries intense – faced locals up and down the vertiginous streets. hongkong-happy-feet.jpgWhen I entered I thought it was not at all pampering in the most luxurious sense, the room was replete with apricot frills and ugly lighting but once I was settled in a huge leather reeling chair, I didn’t care about the décor, just sat back and allowed the master reflexologist to massage all those pressure points in my feet and legs. If you happen to be after the most luxurious spoiling money can buy, head to The Oriental Spa, an urban oasis in the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. Treatments include Laconium, Rasul and Amethyst crystal steam.

hong-kong-macau.jpgA trip to Hong Kong really would not be complete without a jaunt to Macau. It is a sister special Administrative Region of China and is only an hour away from Hong Kong by ferry and is a great way to get a completely different taste of this region and I escaped the mad bustle of Hong Kong. Macau was handed to China few years ago and is a Portuguese colony for more than 450 years. Here picture postcard eatries like the restaurants sit along side Chinese temples with incense and oranges neatly arranged on their altars. It is this co existence of Portuguese and Chinese cultures, food and architecture that has maintained the very unique soul of Macau. hongkong-macau-casino.jpgIt is the only place in China was gambling is legal and is being transformed into an Asia Las Vegas. Around USD 7 million has been poured into a dozen major casino projects, including an underwater gambling den.

Finally there is only one thing to do after all this avid exploring; I wanted to have a drink. Hong Kong main drinking district is concentrated around the heaving streets of lan Kwai Fong.

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