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.

  • Ferrari? iPhone? Sorry but your question is option based and not really answerable.
    – Dirty-flow
    Commented Nov 27, 2013 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
    Commented Nov 27, 2013 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
    Commented Nov 27, 2013 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.


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

  • what lets you think so? specifically for Nepal?
    – Vince
    Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 14:40

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