What the heck am I supposed to with this?

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On a recent trip the Dominican Republic, I stayed at the Occidental El Embajador in Santo Domingo. The hotel was perfect for both business and relaxation as my trip did overlap the weekend. You can read more about my stay with the good and bad of the hotel here.

Throughout my travels around the world, I have encountered properties with full size ironing boards, mid sized ironing boards and no ironing board at all. Well at this particular hotel I opened the closet to find an ironing board more suited for Wee-Man from Jackass. I pulled it out, and stood there over it for about 30 seconds, trying to figure out if it was possible to conquer the wrinkled mess that had attacked my shirt.



I finally conceded it was a pointless endeavor and as I put the board back into the closet, a smile came across my face that could only be read as,  “you’ve got to be kidding me”.

I’m interested to know if anyone has actually used one of the Fisher Price ironing boards with success before?


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  1. I stayed at the El Embajador Hotel many times in the late 80’s as I had a couple of American friends that worked there as managers. I don’t know if you are aware that in the movie The Godfather Part II the scenes that were suppose to be in 1950’s Cuba were shot in the Dominican Republic. The hotel scenes and the balcony scenes were all shot at the El Embajador.


  2. Colleen
    I have had no ironing board many times in Europe. I’d almost rather have none then the miniature version as my skills are not advanced to maneuver around it.

  3. I live in a downtown apartment where space is a premium so I have one of these and can iron a whole shirt in 1 min flat. It took some getting used to but it is actually easier than a big one once you get used to it.

  4. I had one in college! That’s pretty standard for a college dorm room, but I’ve never seen it in a hotel!

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