During one day, we took a side trip to Macau. This is an amazing place. It has approximately the same history as Hong Kong, but instead of being under British rule, it was under the Portuguese. Macau was handed back to the Chinese government in 1999, around a year after Hong Kong was returned. We visited the Museu de Macau, which has a fascinating exhibit on the parallels of Eastern and Western societies. It was only $15 in Macau dollars to get in per person. The museum was all about the culture of the area and how Macau came to be what it is today. The building is an old fort and you can walk around on top around the old walls and around cannons and turrets. A great side trip from Macau was to Zhuhai, Mainland China. This was one of the most interesting things I've ever seen. It was extremely third world, with carcasses of animals hanging in the streets for sale and other really strange caged animals and snakes that the local restaurant would kill and cook right there...way outta my league! The people were somewhat friendly, although always trying to make a buck. There are some bargains to be had, but you must haggle and be ready to just walk away. Remember that you need a special visa (more expensive for Americans too!) before you even try to get in. Once back in Macau, we shopped a little and wandered the streets. Everyone there is on mopeds it seems. You have to watch out for them. One of the last things we did before leaving was to wander around an old cemetary. There were many graves of US Navy personnel that died there in the 1800's. Very interesting to read the headstones. To get home, I suggest taking the TurboCat. A little more expensive, but you'll be happy you did.