Many cities around the world have bicycles available for visitors and locals for short term use. In some cases, these city bikes are free to loan, but many cities charge a fee for the loan period. Startup companies in Paris and Nice have developed the concept further, and introduced electric scooters that can be booked and paid for with a mobile app.
Everyone who travels – tourists, professionals, digital nomads, remote workers – rely on their computing devices to be in touch with the home base or to get their work done. One key thing people take for granted at home – Internet access – is not always available on the road. Once a traveler realizes what it really means to be disconnected for a few critical hours or perhaps for days, it becomes obvious that the whole computer setup must be prepared for travel. The setup relies on offline tools.
When traveling overseas, you will need Internet access – sooner or later. If you are working and traveling as a digital nomad, you will need it the moment you arrive in a new country, but if you are on holiday, perhaps you settle in first. No problem, many people think, I’ll use the hotel Wi-Fi, free access at McDonalds, or Wi-Fi at a nearby café. Sure, if you know what you are doing, because recent news reports showed us that multiple hotel Wi-Fi networks in Europe and Middle East were infiltrated so that hackers could collect guests’ banking and other passwords.
What can a traveler do to have an Internet access overseas that doesn’t cost a fortune and that is reliable and secure? The answer is to purchase a prepaid SIM card with a data plan in each country you visit.
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