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Never a ship sails out of the bay But carries my heart as a stowaway ~ Roselle Mercier Montgomery, writer, 1874-1933Everyone does it. It starts with “what if?” – “What if it rains?” “What if it’s cold?” “What if we go out to a fancy place?” “What if you spill ketchup on your shirt and my dress gets caught in a taxi door?” Then we wind up packing too much.
So here’s the scoop – pack light, then take all your stuff back out and cut the quantity in half. The idea is to bring only enough clothes to last until you get to a laundromat, washing machine or store. Try to take no more than four to five days’ worth of clothes, no matter how long your trip. In San José you’ll find a number of self-service and drop-off laundromats (lavanderías) that will take care of your clothing for you.
AAuthor tip: Take older clothes that you won’t miss if you stain them or the laundry fades or shrinks them. You can always buy more there. Toiletry needs depend on what you’re doing and where. The better hotels have shampoo and soap – just about everything else is readily available in stores and supermarkets, so don’t bring a gallon. Leave any open toiletries and unwanted clothes in Costa Rica.
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