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Heating pad in Budapest?

Where would I have the best luck finding a heating pad in Budapest?

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Pending responses from people who might actually have some facts to offer: I suspect your best bet is a pharmacy. Your hotel can probably tell you where you'll find the closest one that's open today. If not, there should be a sign in the window of every pharmacy, indicating who's doing Sunday duty today.

Posted by
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I can think of one place near where I usually stay called the Drogerie Markt, at Kalvin ter 6--big blue DM as their signage. It's a chain that carries all kinds of medical things, cosmetics, toiletries, etc, like our CVS or Walgreen's.

Posted by
17 posts

Thanks! I leave for Hungary this week and will check with my hotel on your recommendations.

Posted by
12139 posts

As for pharmacies and DM, i would be surprised if you found one in a pharmacy. They generally only sell drugs; but who knows. The DM is like a CVS that doesnt sell drugs.... so, maybe a better chance. Still, i looked on their website and didnt see one. But the website isnt necessarily complete. Google Maps them to find one near where you stay. There are a lot in town.

Posted by
8927 posts

I would go with Amazon.
I was in this predicament a couple of years ago in Munch and Amsterdam. Went to about 15 different pharmacies and health/beauty style stores and none sold heating pads. A number of the employees said to order it from Amazon.

Posted by
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Thanks James. I got it on Amazon and will have it in time. Now, the debate whether to bring my 120v one to use on the long flights!

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A heating pad will never work with the outlet on an airplane seat. They have a very low-watt output.
The pad will trip the circuit breaker very quickly.

Posted by
12139 posts

corrine, you chose wisely. The only place i know you could find one in Budapest would be at one of the big box stores in Buda.

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Alas, alcohol and flying doesn’t agree with me :/ but I do have muscle relaxer from the dr. I was on the phone with United about another topic, and had such a helpful rep on the phone, that I decided it doesn’t hurt to ask, so I asked her about an electric pad and plane electric outlets. She didn’t know but checked and said indeed it is possible! Advised me to check TSA to see if heating pads are allowed and they are. So with my Euro voltage/plug pad from James recommendation, I’m all set! I’ll let you know if it does work on the plane - I’m not convinced!

Posted by
12139 posts

I don't think it agrees with me either, but I don't remember..... have a great trip!

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I don't think it agrees with me either, but I don't remember..... have a great trip!

Posted by
5538 posts

Corrine -- hot water bottle could be carried through security empty and filled with hot water onboard. Just keep asking for tea.
;-)

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I ended up getting the heating pad James recommended - Norstar Moist and Dry Heating Pad for Overseas Use only 220/240 volt - and it was wonderful. It even worked in the outlet on the international flight (with adaptor)! Thank you.