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I am planning an extended Motorbike tour through Nepal and India and was wondering what a good token of appreciation would be .. besides money .. to give to people inviting me for a meal or giving me accommodation for a night?

I didn't bring any small souvenirs from Australia which is a shame.

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Ferrari? iPhone? Sorry but your question is option based and not really answerable. –  Dirty-flow Nov 27 '13 at 13:41
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I don't think it's off topic here, the "small gift cerimony" he is talking about is somewhat specific to a country. –  Geeo Nov 27 '13 at 13:52
    
Normally this would be considered an "opinion-based" question, but considering it's really more about what type of gift is appropriate given the specific social custom, rather than a shopping recommendation, I think it's appropriate. –  Flimzy Nov 27 '13 at 18:39

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I just asked my host here in Kathmandu and without hesitation he replied... CHOCOLATE! Not the local stuff but nice imported chocolate. Apparently it's a big hit.

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I think you can gift them imported perfumes/deos (if you have any) or Socks (for a nice long memory),

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. –  Vince Nov 28 '13 at 14:40
    
what lets you think so? specifically for Nepal? –  Vince Nov 28 '13 at 14:40

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