Just so you know, any valuable stuff can get stolen from your checked in bags in some countries, even though only official people are handling them.
Better to have it with you in you carry on so you can keep an eye on it, and to declare it.
Also not 100% sure, but I think most countries don't have a problem with you carrying stuff out, they are more interested in what all you are bringing in from elsewhere, so that they can tax you for it.
Edited by AlmostCollectible
05/17/2011 12:23 pm