The entrance to the Sofitel Macau is impressive, all glittering lights and mirrors. I was excited to see my room and wasn't disappointed when I turned the key. A panorama of windows with an amazing view of the decadent pool, the causeway, and the city all stretched out before me is the first thing I see. A giant bed and sleek, architecturally inspired furnishings awaited. The bathroom was impressive with a separate tub, shower, water closet, and sink area. It was a shame I wasn't traveling with a loved one in tow. I was a bit surprised not to find a dresser. But there was an ample size closet and a credenza of sorts, where things could be tucked away. I was excited to find a comfy desk and chair as well as a snazzy reading chair and ottoman. No wireless, sadly. But for about twenty bucks a day, you can plug in to their network from your room. But who wants to be working anyway when Macau beckons.

jennyb150Jenny Block is the author of "Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage" (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called "Sex Talk with Jenny Block" ( Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including,, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice,,, Spirit,, and