Many people expect Vegas when they come to Macau. There are certainly a plethora of casinos and plenty of ready and able gamblers. But the gambling scene seems the least of it really when such a vast offering of cultural experiences await. The ruins of St. Paul, a plethora of temples from grande to tiny, the lavish Handover Museum, Senado Square, and the Mandarin House. We have only four days here and we take in as much as we can, breathing in the smells of street food, taking in the sights of people from all around the world, navigating the narrowest of streets. My head is happy and full but a little voice keeps whispering, “I need more time.” “One day, I promise,” I say back to quell it and I make a wish – more time to wander these streets and let Macau wash over me again and again.
Jenny 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.