I'm at that point in my trip where getting things done in a foreign country seems so difficult. For instance, getting shirts washed and ironed. Do you go to the 5 a sec chain where it's $4 a shirt, the shirts come back wrinkled, and the troll at the counter is mean? Or do you go to the local pressing where it's $8 a shirt, the shirts come back perfect, and the mademoiselle at the counter is so lovely and nice you wish you could ask her out?
Either way, it's a lot of money for a shirt compared to $1.25 in the US. But then again the shirts are hand ironed, the staff is being paid a living wage, and the experience is altogether more personal. But I feel certain it's possible to get a shirt done right for, say, $5. if you just knew where to look. My Parisian friends just have their cleaning lady iron their shirts. Cleaning lady; how do I hire one of those?