There is a commitment to travelling with only hand luggage.  Laundry.  It has to happen once a week (ten days at most if using up my ’emergency clothes’!).  No matter where I am in the world, I need to find a laundromat.

I prefer to do my own laundry – I get to control what happens with the machines and – although it takes longer – by the time I leave the laundromat, everything is completely dry and folded in a way that prepares me for packing.

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This bag represents a typical large load.  I travel mainly with dark clothes.  In Argentina, it wasn’t possible to use the laundromat, it was service wash only.  There, both white t-shirts I had with me were badly marked by the addition of bleach, causing big pinkish stripes to appear on the material.

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The Astra was the laundry closest to the Ibis in Providencia.  Again there was no option to do my own laundry and a single load was expensive at around £14.

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However, they did a great job so I can’t complain! 

Laundry may seem an odd topic for this blog, but the reality is hand luggage means washing everything once a week! 

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