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Dutch Couple In India Pay $204 For Four Samosas

by | 17th, November 2008

TO India where a Dutch couple visiting India’s Bihar state, are asked to pay 10,000 rupees ($204) for four samosas, “the spicy potato-stuffed snack”.

They paid the sum to a hawker at the famous cattle fair in Sonepur after a “heated argument”. The price worked out at $51 per samosa. They normally cost about two rupees 50 paise, about five US cents.

The tourists then sought help from police who forced the salesman to return 9,990 rupees ($203.87). The Sonepur cattle fair runs for a month every year from the middle of November and is attended by a large number

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