Macau 1996 - 1998

First steps on the road...

Following on from my six years in London, I touched down in Macau in late November 1996. If my early trips to France were pretty overwhelming, this time, I was well and truly out of my depth. So many new, wild and crazy experiences, all of which taught me so much and...

 

Macau in 1996 was still Portuguese and still a backwater where thus pretty wild. For those of a delicate nature, please excuse the sordiness of these early stories, but Macau was very much like that back then. I was young, homesick and very much guided by my new friends and colleagues. If was was to settle in, I had to go with the flow.

My first night out in Asia saw us start off with a few beers before proceeding to Jai Alai which was a strip show made up entirely of Canadian girls. As a 24 year old, I was in awe - these girls were stunning and I fell in love 8-10 times a night. There were several rows of seats and while the front row gave the best view, you were also obliged to tip generously at the end of each performance. The girls collected their tips in various ways.