Nestled a little more than an hour from Hong Kong by way of ferry, Macau is an intriguing city with a rich history and thriving tourism industry. Though today it may be known best for its carbon copy Las Vegas-style casinos, Macau was also once a Portuguese colony – the first and last European colony in China. It was only until very recently in 1999 that the Portuguese handed back the city to the People’s Republic of China and today, along with Hong Kong, it operates as a special administrative region of China. As a result of its special status, Europeans, Americans, Australians and those from most Asian nations do not require a visa to enter the region . . . Read the rest of the post on CandidTraveller.