There is a wide variety of small gifts the off-the-beaten-path traveler would appreciate. I know - because I would appreciate them.
I write this article, sitting in a quaint African hotel room, after having returned from working in two towns where the hotels are somewhat less quaint. Primitive would be a more appropriate word to describe them, one having been more primitive than the other. My time there gave me a pretty good idea of what I should bring with me next time I am on this continent.
I took the photo above as our driver was expertly manouvering his way through the mud on the "highway" between Yei and Juba in South Sudan.