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Take a hair dryer or buy one?

Old Jun 15th, 2010, 06:34 PM
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Take a hair dryer or buy one?

I will be in Spain for a month. Trying to decide whether to take my travel hairdryer (already have converter/adapter) or just buy one when I get there?
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 07:09 AM
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I am not sure about Spain, but my hairdryer/flatiron did not work in Paris, Belgium, or Germany WITH my adapter. I would buy one.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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It depends if you have room in your luggage for the hair dryer. Last time I went to Europe, I purchased a hair dryer and it turned out to be a good choice.
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Old Jun 16th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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I'm trying to keep to a carry-on, so I think I'll buy one. Thanks for the help.
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Old Jun 17th, 2010, 11:32 PM
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I think you made a good decision. If that was me, I would also buy one.
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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 08:20 AM
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Depending on where you will be staying, you may find hairdryers provided. If they are not, then buy locally.

I bought a continental hairdryer seven or eight years ago, but no longer take it since my hotels always have them (if not in every room, then a loaner from the front desk).
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Old Jun 18th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Most hotels, apartments and B&Bs provide hairdryers either in the room or loaners.

If you are unlucky and the places you stay don't have hairdryers -- buy one.
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 01:56 PM
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I will be staying with a family--BUT, I pretty much solved the problem by getting a very short haircut.
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Old Jun 20th, 2010, 04:56 PM
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Nice solution TrvlMaven! Less liquids and/or other products to pack and less time spent dinking with hair when you can be out and about.

Hopefully you like the new 'do!
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Old Jun 26th, 2010, 11:06 PM
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Most 110 / 220 hair dryers mean that only high works with 220 volts.

On a recent trip to Spain, we didn't take a hair dryer, assuming hotels all had them.

We were staying in Donostai and the hotel room did not have a hair dryer, but the hotel loaned us one for our dinner at Arzak.

Very nice. The dinner cost the equivalent of 3 nights stay.
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