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bossy
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

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Location: , Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 9
Posted:Hellooo

Starting on Monday in travelling Europe for a month (soooo excited.)

Basically I'm looking for advice on where I can get my hands on some paraffin when I'm there? Also, what kind I should/shouldn't get? I usually use 'Bartoline' paraffin.

Thanks in advance,
Ross


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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

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Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
Posted:Depends where in europe really.

In the UK you can pick it up all over the place (petrol stations, hardware stores, camping stores, garden centres, etc).

I struggled in Italy to find anything other than 'lamp oil' (but that was about 6 yrs ago) and when I asked in hardware stores they looked at me like I was mental. I remember finding it in Spain without any problems. In France it is sold in the super(/hyper)markets (Carrefour etc.).

Where abouts are you heading? It has different names in different countries.


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bossy
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

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Location: , Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 9
Posted:Everywhere really!

Amsterdam
Berlin
Prague
Krakow
Bratislava
Vienna
Budapest
Ljubljana
Split
Pescara
Rome
Venice
Saltzberg
Paris

so do you think if i get translate paraffin into whatever language and ask about ill be able to find something?


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FireTom


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Posted:German/ Austrian/ Swiss counties usually sell it in hardware stores, occasionally supermarkets and gas stations ...

in German it is called "Lampenl"
("a" as in "hArdware", "e" as in "wEAthEr", "" as in Ozzie style "no")


this thread would be much better situated in the "Help" section wink


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