Macau has always been a place I can find relaxation.
Twenty years back, I used to go to Macau every several years to destress myself from the busy and stressful work life.
I would take a ride to the beaches, walk up to the Cathedral on top of the hill, stroll the back alleys and enjoy the Portuguese food ( which has been adapted to more local tastes).
However, Macau experienced a big change in the last 10-15 years.
There are now too many casinos and too many tourists.
The peaceful way of life has given away to a busy and materialistic one.
In my trip earlier this year to Macau, I tried to rediscover the quieter side of it.
Here are some pictures, one taken in the busy central area with a fountain.
Another one taken at a roundabout wherein people sit while relaxing under the trees or waiting around.
The other shots show the back alleys – the other side of the city which are less visited by tourists.