The saga of Macau, from September issue of the Atlantic, now online here. (Subscribers only. I've said it before, I'll say it again: subscribe!)

Slide show for one and all here. Main regret: that I wasn't allowed to take pictures on the gambling floor of any of the casinos -- tried once and was hustled out. On the other hand, I was allowed, even encouraged, to take one of the tasteful lineup of greeter girls just inside the main door of the locally-owned Star World casino.


And I can't wait until the "Prague Harbour View" hotel opens, perhaps to be followed by the "Miami Mountain Top" resort:

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