Keeping in Touch
Keeping in touch with your friends, family and fellow travellers on your gap year has never been easier.
We live in an age where the internet, emails, Skype, smartphones and social networking have superseded letters and postcards. This means you can communicate with anyone and everyone on a regular basis without having to send a telegram.
Internet cafés can be found worldwide, even in far flung places like East Timor and Ecuador, which is brilliant if you need to contact home in an emergency. It's also quite helpful if you just want to have a friendly natter or gossip.
You can do anything online; it's as straightforward as that. There are a number of ways of keeping in touch while travelling; it's just finding the right one for you, so plug yourself into gapyear.com, upload blogs and photos, and share your experiences with the world...
With a GO-SIM international SIM card, you control the size of your world - it's big when you want to explore, and small when you want to share your discoveries with friends and family back home.
GO-SIM offers cheap rates in over 180 destinations and on over 300 different networks, in some cases with savings of up to 85%. Roaming rates are as low as 18p per minute. There are no connection charges, and no access or monthly fees. Everything is paid for up-front, including VAT and other types of tax. So the only surprises are the ones you dish out to your family when they're not expecting to hear from you!
Another benefit of using a GO-SIM is that your Smartphone can stay smart even when you're away, with data rates of 65p per MB in over 140 territories (with more being added all the time). Say goodbye to bill shock and say hello to, well... anyone you like!
Idea of the Month
Meeting new people and talking to strangers is one of the scariest things you'll encounter on your travels. We know how hard it can be. After all, we've experienced it for ourselves. That's why we've written this fantastic guide, aptly titled A Guide to Meeting People on Your Travel. So go out and meet some people. Enjoy...