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Posting clothes

I have just got back from the TT and to make life easier for myself I posted my dirty washing back home. I think my wife thought when she signed for the parc el that it was yet another motorcycle related item or a gift from me to her so I am not sure she was impressed with my idea.
Anyway it got me wondering whether it is possible to post a parcel to the local post office in the area you are travelling to which could be collected on arrival.
If you can it could save struggling on an over loaded bike.
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Indeed! I can see this as a turning point and a busness plan for the beleagured local post offices.

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yep, it does exist,

Poste restante - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Poste restante (French, trans. post remaining) or general delivery is a service where the post office holds mail until the recipient calls for it. It is a common destination for mail for people who are visiting a particular location and have no need, or no way, of having mail delivered directly to their place of residence at that time.
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I have just got back from the TT and to make life easier for myself I posted my dirty washing back home. I think my wife thought when she signed for the parc el that it was yet another motorcycle related item or a gift from me to her so I am not sure she was impressed with my idea.
Anyway it got me wondering whether it is possible to post a parcel to the local post office in the area you are travelling to which could be collected on arrival.
If you can it could save struggling on an over loaded bike.
Watch out! I know of someone sending by ship a box full of dirty clothes (well sweated in South East Asia) and he said that it was so stinky and disgusting that he had to throw some away, soaked in milk they would have made and excellent fermented cheese!

PS: Your wife has to be really nice if she expected a gift and still did not say anything after finding the dirty clothes. Next time send them washed, ironed and folded, that would be more of a surprise than a gift (well, add a gift anyway)!
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One wonders what would occur if said dirty clobber was placed in a canoe sack with a few pints of water and some travel wash and then sent ninth class parcels . Could the bit where the Yettis (you never see them but their footprints are everywhere) play football with your package in the sorting office be put to a practical use



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Your wife must be a very nice person to all of this and i hope some day you might send her gifts in parcel too. Well as for you it is possible to parcel your stuff to the location while you are traveling and then taking them on arrival.
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One wonders what would occur if said dirty clobber was placed in a canoe sack with a few pints of water and some travel wash and then sent ninth class parcels . Could the bit where the Yettis (you never see them but their footprints are everywhere) play football with your package in the sorting office be put to a practical use



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Wow, you meant it, we'll pretty soon know it!

Just wait for Touring Ted's family reporting on the genuine Yukon Bigfoot when they get his canoe sacks!! Finally the mistery solved, soon on BBC news!

btw, I saw 2 days ago a documentary about the Yukon river and strongly thought about his trip, hoping he's having a great experience with lots of fun... and few and well distant encounters with Grizzlies (they showed some of those huge beasts!) I'd love to know more about his trip.

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