it will never leave me – hong kong

myguiltypleasures

Last coffee in Dubai

In the late 1970’s I knew this amazing city on the back of my hand. Twice a month I was there for passenger change over, but also refits and renewal of passenger classification. I left in June 1979 … and didn’t go back until March 2015 = 36 years!!!!!

And the foundation of the city and the harbour hadn’t change that much. Some new skyscrapers and the harbour fronts have changed into fantastic pedestrian areas, and new buildings are now blocking the sight for the Peninsula Hotel (that wasn’t supposed to happen).

In the ’70s there was no metro or tunnels connecting the mainland (Kowloon) with Hong Kong Island. Then the Mandarin Hotel was the main modern landmark on the Hong Kong side. And the Victoria Peak viewpoint was more or less just a car park even if the Peak tram was there and has been…

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