Hong Kong - no tailor thank you

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Some of the locals

Welcome to the world of "Honkers", where everyone wants to be your tailor or sell you a fake Rolex.

 

We have spent a couple of days exploring this diverse and compact city, becoming readjusted to the heat and adding another continent to our trip's checklist. It's been good to experience another part of the world, albeit only briefly. We've walked through the markets, selling everything from fake Louis Vuitton handbags to jewellery to pirated DVDs and even comic book character underwear. We've also seen the meat markets, where live chickens squirm in crammed cages and little frogs press their faces up against wet glass just waiting to be grabbed and stabbed, as it were.

 

Brent has been approached countless times by salesmen offering to sell him tailor made suits or rolex watches. They seem to just pick out the westerners and follow you down the street until they finally get the message. It would be well-worth anyone coming to Hong Kong to bring a t-shirt emblazoned with "I DO NOT NEED A TAILOR OR A WATCH, THANK YOU!".

 

We are leaving Hong Kong on Tuesday and arriving back in Oz on Wednesday. We are looking forward to seeing friends and family again, but there is a tinge of sadness that this trip has come to an end.

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