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Arrived in Macau!

sunny 32 °C

Just a quick blog to let you all know that I have arrived safe and sound in Macau!

35 hours (including layovers) of uneventful travel (thankfully), I have arrived in the land of casinos, hot weather, and tall buildings. I was lucky enough to meet up with a couple other teachers that were on my flight so the layovers were a little more manageable with people to talk to!

The administrators picked me up from the airport in school decked out vehicles (pretty cool!) and drove me to my apartment. That evening myself and 6 other teachers went out for Indian food. It was so good and the company was great as well! Maybe it was because I was used to unidentifiable plane food that included "aviation radishes" and a mixed plane veggie breakfast, but the Indian food was so great!

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Todays feats have included unpacking and grocery shopping. Grocery shopping has been an adventure all in its own! Trying to figure out what all this new food could be is quite hilarious. All though chicken feet is readily available, I opted for the microwave popcorn and pasta today!

Work starts up officially on Monday, until then it will be just getting settled. I haven't ventured more then a couple blocks from my apartment yet as getting lost is a very real possibility right now! Im excited to learn more about what Macau has to offer and will keep you posted when I venture a little farther in the next few days!

Interesting Facts I Learned on Day 1

  • People carry water bottles around to wash their dog pee off the grass and trees
  • Babies poop directly onto the streets (move their onesy to the side and let them do their business)
  • The only thing taller then me is the buildings

Hugs to you all!

Posted by kaitlynmitchell 03:06 Archived in Macau

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...the question is, "If the Macanese carry H20 bottles to rinse puppy 'jobs'; do they also carry H20 bottles to rinse baby 'jobs'"? ...just wondering.
....& is it easy to get the Macanese pataca?
Enjoy, looking forward to hearing about your adventures.

by Joyanne Mitchell

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