When it comes to washing underwear in Mozambique, there are two rules to remember:
- Panties are never, ever, EVER to be dried outside or in a public space
- They should never be washed by others.
I follow both of these rules diligently, but, personally, I am not regimented enough to remember to wash my underwear every single day. I operate on a 16-day cycle, instead.
Why a 16-day cycle, you might choose to ask, and not a 15- or 17-day cycle?
Because I have exactly 16 pairs of underwear with me in Mozambique.
And I've hand-washed each pair exactly 45.625 times over the past two years.