I’d been to Macau over twenty times between 2009 and 2011 with all of those visits either gambling or work related.  By March 2012 I’d had enough and wanted to see the other side of the city.  So I took my best friend and photographer Mu Yi with…

Mu Yi and I had such a great time on our first trip in March, that we decided to do it again four months later.  We opted for a more leisurely approach this time around, not wanting to overextend ourselves outside in the 40 degree summer heat…

The third trip story took place between January 26th to January 29th, 2014.  My photographer and travelling companion Mu Yi was busy working for this one so I made the rounds myself.  I wanted to focus on the older, more local side of Macau this time, which…

Join the Maven, Qi Meng and A Ping as they dance with the Drunken Dragon.

The Maven takes a walk on the wild side with the Virgin Mary, as she makes her annual pilgrimage from St. Dominic’s Church to Penha Church.

Another Macau procession, this one featuring St. Anthony, the patron saint of lost things and lost people. Sounds like a perfect one for the Maven!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! It’s time for the 2014 F3 Grand Prix Race!

Join the Maven as he celebrates all things Portuguese at the 2015 Lusofonia Festival. There’s also a review of Macau’s most luxurious hotel, the seriously swank Ritz-Carlton.

Every year on the first weekend after Ash Wednesday, a parade of followers and devotees make their way through the Historic Quarter, remembering Christ’s walk to the Crucifixion. Regarded as Macau’s most marvellous Procession, the Maven takes part in the 2017 edition.

The Chinese don’t have a lot of holidays I’d term as fun, but the Dragon Boat Races are an obvious exception. Held over a period of three days, it’s one of Macau’s liveliest annual events, where local and international teams alike vie for glory at Nam Van Lake.

Beer and Bavaria, Sausages and Sauerkraut, a review of Macau’s 2019 Oktoberfest Festival.

Spoiler alert: you’d better bring your wallet!

Staged every November for 24 days outside of Macau Tower, the Maven pays a visit to the 2019 Macau Food Festival.  With well over 150 booths, and an amazing array of (mostly) Asian eats, it’s quite the foodie extravaganza.