Comments on: Zen and the Art of Laundry on the Road http://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/ travel wide, live deep Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:57:32 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/#comment-1210419 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:16:27 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10192#comment-1210419 @Robert: Blue laundry bars sometimes have a little more grit, which might make them marginally more effective than bars of hand soap. Outside of that, agreed. That’s why we used them. Drying, totally agreed. Space and air, dry air. That’s to say that Turkmenistan was an easier place to dry laundry than say El Salvador in the rainy season.

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By: Roberthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/#comment-1208081 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:22:26 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10192#comment-1208081 When it comes to washing items 1 at a time by hand, laundry detergents (which were made to overcome the ineffectiveness of machine washing a load in a large volume of water) have no advantage over ordinary skin-washing soap. The laundry bars they sell for that purpose might be better than SOME skin soaps that are particularly mild, but chances are you’d never notice.

The tricky thing about drying while traveling can be finding the SPACE and TIME to hang things up.

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/#comment-807008 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 02:55:37 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10192#comment-807008 @Joe: I have absolutely no idea how we were so fortunate to stumble upon that kid doing laundry. Random scenes, blessings to the art of travel blogging.

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By: Joe Paynehttp://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/#comment-806711 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:48:47 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10192#comment-806711 I love the picture of the baby with her pile up laundry. A true art.

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By: Audrey Scotthttp://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/#comment-398953 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 23:32:18 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10192#comment-398953 @Karen: I’m laughing as I write this. Just as I was about to respond to this comment I realized we had laundry waiting at the lavanderia and it was closing in 30 minutes so I went running out the door to rescue our precious laundry as tomorrow is a holiday :) Yes, travel really does make you appreciate the small things :)

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By: Karen Catchpolehttp://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/#comment-397932 Wed, 04 Apr 2012 05:09:38 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10192#comment-397932 Audrey, I’m right there with you. During our multi-year Trans-Americas Journey through North, Central and South America very few things make my eyes light up like the use of washer and dryer (or avacados or artichokes). Guess travel really does help you pare your priorities down…

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/#comment-380578 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 18:04:58 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10192#comment-380578 @Ali: Thanks, glad you enjoyed it…and glad it brought you back.

@Simon: “Rome was built quicker than it takes an Italian washing machine to do one load.” — am laughing.

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By: Simon Phttp://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/#comment-380270 Tue, 13 Mar 2012 07:30:42 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10192#comment-380270 So true about European washing machines – you just about have to wait all day for them to finish! It seems to me as though Rome was built quicker than it takes an Italian washing machine to do one load.

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By: Alihttp://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/#comment-375519 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 09:22:16 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10192#comment-375519 This was hilarious! And I had a few flashbacks to my own laundry experiences on my RTW.

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By: Daniel Nollhttp://uncorneredmarket.com/travel-laundry-zen/#comment-373308 Mon, 05 Mar 2012 06:08:09 +0000 http://www.uncorneredmarket.com/?p=10192#comment-373308 @Dan: I’m glad that I did a decent job making interesting hay of the travel laundry process. However, I feel bad saying this but the Scrubba looks no more sophisticated than my dry bag. I’m also not convinced that it would handle particularly heavy clothes, which are notoriously the most difficult to wash on the road.

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