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washing clothes in south america and carrying other supplies

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1. Posted by ramdulara (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

this might be a very stupid question but here it is anyway - are there laundromats in ecuador/peru etc... where i can have my clothes washed and dried in a couple of hours?

other question about supplies -

which of these are easily available in guatemala,peru and ecuador? which of these should i carry in extra quantities for an extended trip? - due to either unavailability or quality reasons

sunscreen, mosquito repellent, vaseline/cream, shampoo/moisturizer, razors or other stuff of similar nature

what else should i pack that i won't get easily even if i'm willing to pay up?


2. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 8y

There are laundromats alll over the place, not sure on getting things done in a few hours, we usually picked up the next day.

You can buy anything you would at home. No need to take extra, I would wait until you arrive to get it.

If you use an insect repellent with deet, I would take that, as the repellents available, especially in small towns are pretty limited.


3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

Deet repellent, paracetamol (I had trouble finding it in Peru when I needed it most), tampons, some toilet paper... you're familiar with the TP packing list?

4. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 8y

Ecuador and Peru, laundry services everywhere, 2 hours usual time offered. If they say no, more time needed, it just means they're busy, and you can walk on to the next one, who will do it for you in a few hours. Ask for no perfume or disinfectant though - this is a strange service many laundries offer, which is probably some dubious chemical they add. Don't carry extra stuff - everything available, except as mentioned the deet.