What’s in the Bag!

Spanish & Portguguese translations for “Can I take your photo?” and the appropriate country’s cash  nestled discretely in a small bag with a drawstring.

It’s a place to house a morsel of my respect and gratitude while asking and then thanking the locals who allow me to photograph them.

You don’t have to pull any strings, South America, just be you, and you’ll find out what’s in the bag.

“What’s in the bag,” means “hello, how are you?” in my country, and that’s what I’d really like to find out when asking for your photo.

A birthday gift to me from LCP –


 “What’s in the Bag!”

Better Late Than Never

September 10, 2014

“I’ll be waiting for you at the train station with a Logan sign” – Edgar, arranging our 11 PM Ollantaytambo, Perú, pickup after our arrival from Machu Picchu.



October 12, 2014


“Hi, Edgar. It’s been 4 weeks since my family and I visited Perú and it still hasn’t left my mind. I loved the quaint cities and the ruins, but most importantly, I loved the people. We are so thankful for the opportunity to have met you as a guide, and as a friend. I hope that all is going well with your business. Until we return, God bless you. – Logan”

LCP has Edgar’s cell phone # and home address, but both can only be reached while in Perú. LCP arranges for the package to be delivered to the hotel where we stayed while visiting Urubama.  The hotel staff agrees to  call Edgar when the package arrives at the hotel.

LCP mails the package, and then emails the hotel each week to see if its arrived.

November 26, 2014

LCP emails the hotel and is told that her package has arrived, but Edgar’s cell phone # does not work.


December 1, 2014

LCP receives a response, an email, from the Tambo del Inka, Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado, Urubama, Perú:

Edgar picked up his package.




Better late than never…

to let someone know that you care.