Memories of 31 June 1997 #16
I had been teaching English in Guangzhou for the year with some friends and our flight back to the US left on July 1, 1997. Not able to find affordable accommodation for the night, my friends and I figured we would just stay out all night and party in LKF. Which we did, but then we were drunk and tired and it was raining so hard. We were worried we would miss our flight so we crossed the Harbour and slept for a bit under the wings of the HK Cultural Centre. We got completely soaked, as did our bags (no in town check in!). We then took one of the first buses to the almost entirely empty new airport...I fell asleep the second I sat down on the plane. Quite a last night in HK!