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25 October 2011 / leggypeggy

Does she hate handwashing as much as I do?

Doing laundry near the South China Sea.

I’ve already mentioned how much I hate doing handwashing, but it becomes a fact of life on an overland trip. I’ve been pretty lucky since Central Asia and been able to get someone else to do my laundry for next to nothing. So far, the best bargain has been  $1.25 for two kilos. The best job cost me an extravagant $3 and the work was done by an actual washing machine in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

A few weeks ago, I saw this woman doing her laundry in the river running alongside Hoi An, Vietnam. Bless her heart! She’s probably only ever done her laundry this way. That said, I wasn’t so moved that I went down and helped her.

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  1. Louise M Oliver / Oct 25 2011 1:10 pm

    Hi Peggy,
    That’s okay then. After all, you have to maintain some standards even when you are on an extensive, overland trip! I’m pleased to see though that you’ve managed to get your washing done this time without having to resort to doing it by hand yourself.

    And I regret to inform you that you and Poor John, and some of your companions whom you’ve said will come to visit Canberra, have missed the Queen. She’s had a very full schedule and today’s the only day when the weather hasn’t cooperated. We’ve had summer for the last few days but we’re over that now and we’ve reverted to a near-winter climate.

    Take care and keep an eye on that washing.



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