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Old 29-07-2014, 12:19
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As our departure date approaches, suitcases are being dusted off and proposed contents selected/discarded/replaced.
Just a thought that came up in discussions - is there a DIY washerteria (the spell checker has given up on this word) or laundry in PP?
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No there isn't a DIY but there are a few laundries and they don't charge the earth .

Ideal is one of them and they are listed here http://www.puertopollensa.com/localservices.html.
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As our departure date approaches, suitcases are being dusted off and proposed contents selected/discarded/replaced.
Just a thought that came up in discussions - is there a DIY washerteria (the spell checker has given up on this word) or laundry in PP?
I would use Ideal, there's a DIY washeteria in puerto Alcudia somewhere but can't remember where
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I would use Ideal, there's a DIY washeteria in puerto Alcudia somewhere but can't remember where
This was on Laundromats in Alcudia - Port d'Alcudia Message Board - TripAdvisor:

"There is a launderette at the Sunwing resort that is open to the public. Unfortunately there are only 2 washers and one dryer, but it's better than nothing! "
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" The launderette is not in the main resort, but in a section called the Princessa ( or Princess?), which is right next door closer to the Port direction.

The cost is 3 euros per load. They also have an ironing board and iron set up in there."
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Here is the link for Ideal
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As our departure date approaches, suitcases are being dusted off and proposed contents selected/discarded/replaced.
Just a thought that came up in discussions - is there a DIY washerteria (the spell checker has given up on this word) or laundry in PP?
WHERE TO DHOBI !!!??????? Usually in a Toilet !!!!!!
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WHERE TO DHOBI !!!??????? Usually in a Toilet !!!!!!
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Dhobi (English: washerman) is a caste group primary belong to India and Pakistan and are said to specialized in washing clothes.[2] The word Dhobi is derived from the Hindi word dhona, which means to wash. They are found throughout North India, Gujarat, Maharashtra as well as the Punjab province of Pakistan, where they are known as Gazar.[3] A dhobi is likely to be of many different origins, with those whose ancestors took the occupation of washing clothes evolving over time into a distinct caste bound by rules of endogamy. Most Dhobis follow the customs and traditions of the region they live, so for example those in North India speak Hindi, while those in Maharashtra speak Marathi.[4][5]The Dhobi rank themselves highest among the scheduled castes, and number around 19.2 million (Census of India 2001
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Thanks for the suggestions - Ideal look to be ideal.

Thanks also to Sparky for cheating and using Wikipedia to reveal the origins of Dhobi.
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I didn't really cheat, i knew what it meant because my father always used the word .
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I worked in Saudi Arabia for a few years and had my own "Dhobi Waller" who wahed and ironed my clothes. It was the only time in my life I had my socks and Y fronts ironed!!!!!!
My original quote, " Was a joke", obviously fell on deaf ears.
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I worked in Saudi Arabia for a few years and had my own "Dhobi Waller" who wahed and ironed my clothes. It was the only time in my life I had my socks and Y fronts ironed!!!!!!
My original quote, " Was a joke", obviously fell on deaf ears.
likewise R I too worked in the middle east late 80's to mid 90's our dhobi was looked down upon by others of Asian descent that worked in bars, hotels etc

was told at the time that the indian "class" system is beyond belief to us in the uk
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