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Do you recommend taking a travel towel?
12 years ago, June 24th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #15624  
Going backpacking for a year and wondering if those travel towels are worth getting? Reply to this

12 years ago, June 26th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #15700  
Hey I have found mine absolutely invaluable, through Thailand, China, and Cambodia, I have been offered a towel in a hostel twice in India! I would say take one. Reply to this

12 years ago, June 29th 2007 No: 3 Msg: #15808  
Definitely, but make sure you get a good one. I use a large Paramo travel towel - www.paramo.co.uk - and it has worked great so far. A normal towel is much more likely to get smelly very quickly and also takes much longer to dry. Reply to this

12 years ago, July 9th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #16253  
I think I just answered another one of your questions on vaccinations! I used a travel towel around europe- one of those special towels that quickly absorbs water and such. Honestly, after a week it really started to smell. I would say start with one but you may end up chucking it. what I have as an alternative is just getting new towels as you go along. If traveling in asia they are dirt cheap. Reply to this

12 years ago, July 10th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #16332  
Personally I have a bad habit of losing towels - I leave them behind in rooms and bathrooms a lot! So, a travel towel would have been a waste of money for me. (Confession: I've never owned one of those special travel towels). Also, buying a new towel as you go along is not expensive, but if you've spent a lot of money on a special travel towel you might be a bit pissed off when you lose it! Reply to this

12 years ago, July 12th 2007 No: 6 Msg: #16389  
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I would definitely say take one! I have a great "large camping towel" that's microfiber and super-light. It's come in handy more than a few times and since it's not big and bulky, it doesn't even get in the way. Go for it. Reply to this

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