Hello, Macau! My mom and I wasted no time upon arriving in this little island. Chucked our bags in our cozy inn and spent our first evening strolling through Senado Square, eating some good ol' Mc Donald's, and "trying" as many Portuguese egg tarts as I could. It was an affirmation that I made the right choice because prior to booking, I spent a huge chunk of time deciding if we should stay in the Macau Peninsula or the Cotai side. For one thing, Cotai is much more modern, boasting of the city's newest and latest, but my inner-European sensibilities got the better of me. Cobblestones? Intricate architecture? I'M SO IN!