Saturday, January 12, 2008

Featuring.....

One of the necessary evils of being a tourist for any length of time is getting your laundry done. In days gone by one had to drag it to a laundry facility, get it weighed, pay for it and then hope it would really be done at the time they told you. Not to mention done the way you like it.

Well, you can thank Chris from NOB who lives here for an alternative to this problem. He has a little business on Avenida Guerrero named Digame. He has been offering this little self-laundry service for quite awhile now. As you can see from the sign out front, he also offers other services you may need while visiting. Such as cheap phone calls in private booths to anywhere in the world and internet access that actually has dividers so the person next to you can't read what Aunt Sarah has to say to you. He also offers fax service, laptop connection, CD copying and photos to CD. Basically your one stop shop!






The washers and dryers are fairly new and kept in tip top condition. They are coin-fed. One of my friends does all of her laundry here and loves it. She says she can do two loads of laundry and the dryer is big enough to let two loads dry at once. Thus saving you time and money! It costs $2 USD per load.







Another huge plus for this establishment is the bathroom. (not pictured) It is outstandingly clean and, ladies, there is a toilet seat! Chris does lose a few points here for not providing anything to dry your hands with. But hey, I would rather shake my hands dry after using a clean bathroom than have one so dirty I would not even use it!


There is also a comfortable little lounge in this air-conditioned building where you can read your book, write in your journal, knit, visit with other travelers or just look at the decorations.





You just knew I would find more starfish, didn't you!

3 comments:

Manolo said...

One of the things that I noticed when I went back to Guatemala as a tourist after living in Canada for a while was how clean public washrooms are in tourist areas in Guate, as compared to public washrooms in, let's say, a bus terminal or even some malls in Canada. Don't know about the US and México, but it is something to think about...

MDinTexas said...

Digame is awesome! We have used their phones and computers often! Great service and great prices!!!

Steve Cotton said...

What a great service. My cousin started a series of telephone kiosks (and eventually internet service)in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Alaska in the 1980s -- mainly for cruise ship crew members. They were quite successful. But adding a laundromat for tourists (and residents)with the rest of the services sounds like a great idea.

I was sitting here thinking if I could start something like that in Patzcuaro. Then I remembered: I am retiring, not starting a new business.