My trip to see the Harveys in Hong Kong was less than two months ago, but I am so grateful for the opportunity to visit them and see what life is like there. I also took note of some strange, funny and disturbing things to share with you.

Sign inside taxi, Hong Kong, October 2009
Close reading of the fares reveals that if you're taking that chicken home in a taxi, you'll get charged an extra $5.

Hong Kong, October 2009
We walked out of one swish shopping centre on our way to another, and passed this remnant of old Hong Kong village life.

Hong Kong, October 2009
Pizza Roof?

Nipple brushes, Hong Kong, October 2009
For that final grooming touch, use a nipple brush.

Maternity store, Hong Kong, October 2009
I just can't imagine why this maternity store displays a properly-supported pregnant mannequin in a four-year-old's size.

Tai Po, Hong Kong, October 2009
Here's an unexpected find in a toiletries shop -- among the toothpaste and shaving creams -- a cat!

Hong Kong, October 2009
On the side of a truck, upside-down, was the sticker: I love my Vax. Why?

Replica guns, Hong Kong, October 2009
I found replica guns (such as the Glock 17 -- second from left) for sale in a little shop in Tai Po.

Tai Po, Hong Kong, October 2009
It's common to see racks of clothing hung out to dry from apartment windows. You can buy special clothes pegs that hang on the lines from rings to minimise the risk of losing clothes onto the pedestrians below.

Tai Po, Hong Kong, October 2009
Home to the Hong Kong Christian Evangelistic Preaching Band.

Tai Po, Hong Kong, October 2009
Next door to the shop selling fishing bait and equipment (and magazines) is a fancy store stocking crystal chandeliers.

Hong Kong, October 2009
Appropriate signage outside the ladies' toilet at Tai Po Central -- the mum is crossing her legs because she *really* has to go to the toilet!

Tai Po, Hong Kong, October 2009
And the man is almost hopping up and down as he tries to control his bladder!

Hong Kong, October 2009
These buses service the Hong Kong Institute of Education, very close to the Harveys' apartment. I think they look like giant pink beetles with antenna reaching out.