Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

We check out a lightweight towel that claims to be an indispensable aid to travellers. An ingeneous piece of packing, to be sure, but not quite the soft and fluffy experience that we might expect of a decent beach towel.

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One of the curiosities of running hidden europe is that total strangers contact us to enquire if we know anything about Dnipropetrovsk, have a recipe for Spanish paella or if we might recommend a good brand of suitcase. So, just for the record, we have never been to Dnipropetrovsk, our paella is no more than adequate and we have never bothered to look in any detail at our suitcases and know not who made them. There is a whole travel equipment industry that has almost passed us by.

But prompted by George Wheeler of New York, we set off to test his personal invention: Lightload towels.

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About the authors

hidden europe

and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 27.