Thursday, June 19, 2008

122 - so much nicer than other counts I keep

Wikipedia informs us that:
Macau was both the first and the last European colony in China.
It "is one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, the other being Hong Kong."

I had barely posted the last three nations from which we had visitors when a guest from Macau showed up! Welcome.

Asia or Monaco?
The mixing of the Chinese and Portuguese cultures and religious traditions for more than four centuries has left Macau with an inimitable collection of holidays, festivals and events. The biggest event of the year is the Macau Grand Prix in November, when the main streets in Macau Peninsula are converted to a racetrack bearing similarities with the Monaco Grand Prix.
Music performance in Macau during the Yuan Xiao Festival, the night of the 15th of the 1 st Moon, lunar month (the Shakers have invaded!):


Old Macau in 1960


--the BB

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