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Author: dmguskin

Joined: 6/4/2010
Posts: 1
Trips Taken: 1
Traveler Since: 2010

June 17, 2010

We are going on the China trip later this summer. Obviously no one can carry 21 days of clothing, so laundry is a must. Besides the hotel and boat laundries, which are typically expensive, has anyone used any local laundries? In what cities and near what hotels? Where the savings worth the effort?

Author: jacksterne

Joined: 6/22/2010
Posts: 2
Trips Taken: 4
Traveler Since: 2006

June 21, 2010

We went to China Cultural Capitals with Hong Kong extension in Nov. 2007 and the only time we did laundry other than washing in the sink was in Hong Kong, where we went to a local Hong Kong laundry. Was one day service and very inexpensive. Linda from SC.

Author: jacksterne

Joined: 6/22/2010
Posts: 2
Trips Taken: 4
Traveler Since: 2006

June 21, 2010

We went to China Cultural Capitals with Hong Kong extension in Nov. 2007 and the only time we did laundry other than washing in the sink was in Hong Kong, where we went to a local Hong Kong laundry. Was one day service and very inexpensive. Linda from SC.

Author: ivanthenice

Joined: 7/18/2010
Posts: 1
Trips Taken: 1
Traveler Since: 2010

July 18, 2010

We went last summer.  Very hot!!  So hot I'd urge others to skip mid-summer.  You might wear two sets of clothes per day.  Wash in your sink, and bring those modern fast drying items.  But I do recommend the trip.

Author: sweetpeafamily

Joined: 7/21/2010
Posts: 2
Trips Taken: 1
Traveler Since: 2010

July 21, 2010

We did the China/Yangste River Tour in May of this year.  We brought enough clothes for all 21 days ie. 21 t's, 21 underwear, 21 sox, a few pairs of pants, a few pairs of shorts.  Two pairs of pants had zip off legs for warmer temps too.  We threw away our sox and underwear each day and left the t-shirts at each hotel, folded and in a pile.  Our hotel cleaning person was very thankful for the shirts! 

 

Also, as a side note....if you want to do something nice for your main guide as well as the local guides and bus drivers, think about bringing each of them some small gift.  We brought baseball hats that had either USA or NY on them.  They were bought at a local flea market for a very low price and, yes, we had to cut out the tags, "made in China."  All the guides and drivers were MOST appreciative!!  

This trip was AWESOME!!!

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