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” (quickdfw.com). 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 huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com.