Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Privilege of Washing Machines

Washing your clothes by hand sucks.


  1. When your Uncle Dave was in college, he just put his clothes on the floor of his shower and stomped on them as he was washing himself. Never heard how well it worked. Do you have a shower?

  2. I bet there's no shower either. When I lived in a village near Ayacucho, I hauled water in a bucket for a sponge bath and washed my clothes in what was left.

    Jonathan, you're finding out a lot about yourself and your assumptions. It's quite a challenge. Also, there will be major culture shock when you get home.

  3. There is a shower. With warm water sometimes! Thanks for the comments. And if you don't mind me asking, who are you, sjanova?

  4. Hi, Jonathan. Wow. Shower with warm water. Luxury!

    DH is Jonathan Goldman -- former Shimer student. He passed on the info about your summer plans since he knows I'm interested in things Peruvian and I've heard about you for quite a while now (of course).

    I lived in a village near Ayacucho for almost 2 years way back when I was working on dissertation research. I also ended up living in Ayacucho for a bit and then in Lima before returning to the States. At one point (end of September), I did a circle from Ayacucho to Cuzco, including trekking to Ollantaytambo and taking the train out for an overnight at Macchu Picchu, and then took the train to Puno and Arequipa and flew back to Lima and then back to Ayacucho. Quite a vacation.

    I hope you are enjoying your location. I enjoyed my trip there. Ayacucho was interesting -- more interesting later when I discovered that it was the beginning of Sendero when I was there.

  5. P.S. Looking forward to your next posts.