Some very good tips. but Scratch it and make it look cheap I dont think you will get many of the guys and girls doing that here... My camera is part of the family, My camera was expensive enough let alone some of the top end cameras the pros use. a big no no. but a good article all the same. Thanks a lot Anne. p.s the best tip I could give is to pay a little extra on your house contents insurance to include your camera gear while roaming around outside. I pay 20 Euros a year for 2000 Euros worth of cover for theft or damage. well worth it for peace of mind..
I'm 6' 2" and nearly 200 pounds with 4 years of intense martial arts backing me which is visible quite clearly to anyone. There are barely any people who mess with someone that type. So I find it quite safe. I have traveled almost the whole of my country, India. Too bad I didn't have a good camera until now.
The biggest strength is: while traveling act confident and keep your face expressionless. Bear a awestruck and smily face and you'd be duped. Locals know the new people from residents when they look at your face.
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...