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2009-02-04 18:01:00

How much does your Camera cost?
Travel Tip

People in many countries of the planet will ask me,
“How much doe your camera cost?”

What do you say?

This question can make you nervous if you are aware that a 500 Dollars Camera here is about 3-5 months wages in countries similar to Peru. My guesstimate here in Breu, Peru the average person makes less than 20 Soles per day, or about 5-6 U.S. Dollars.

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I tell them the truth, if they are willing to ask the question, then I feel obliged to answer the question. In the USA culture, we often consider it bad manners to ask the cost of items, however, consider this, in other cultures is may be bad manners not to answer the person.

Nonetheless, to lie to the person is not a safe thing to do…

Think about it, would you rather rob a liar or a person you trust and like…


How much does your Camera cost?