Let's get to the question of the week - your brushes with the law while traveling. Let's face it, with different customs, language problems ... many countries don't even have a bill of rights ... it's not so difficult to make a legal "transgression" or two while you're traveling, without even knowing it.
When you're not out on the road, busy being incarcerated, chances are you're back at home sharing your stories and souvenirs with your friends. But when you're on the road, you don't have the luxury coffee table knick-knacks to help you warm up and chat up a stranger. That's why you take things with you - family photos, something special from home - things to get conversation going and break the ice.
Our producer John Hoult spent a year traveling around Asia with a big wooden spoon. He says it got people talking - and became a good luck charm. A traveling talisman. What about you? What good luck charm do you always carry with you to protect you on your travels? What do you take to break the ice with the locals? Tell us about your "wooden spoon," and the kind of reactions your got from your traveling talisman.
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