On my first day in Lilongwe Malawi I had the day to explore while waiting for the rest of my group to arrive. The owner of the hotel suggested I visit the local craft market at the post office in Lilongwe. I was very popular as I was the only tourist there and everyone wanted to show me their wares.
While most of the crafts were very typical there was one that caught my eye. A craftsman had created this toy which when rolled had an entire village moving and doing chores including chopping wood and grinding grain.
And while I could not purchase it (there was no way it would survive a 4 week journey) I was very impressed with the creativity involved from this toy constructed of simple materials. Who knows maybe on the next trip I can find room in my bag!