Family And Friends While Travelling

While travelling may be your passion that does not mean it is your whole life. You still have a family and a group of friends to care about. At the same time, most of us who love to travel only get to do so when we are having a vacation as we have to spend the rest of our time working to earn a living and also to find the necessary funds for our travel plans. One of the things that we have to keep in mind when we are travelling is having a way to connect with our home while on the move. That is important because we want to let them know we are fine and at the same time inform about any emergencies that we have to face. If travelling brings you to Bangkok and you have managed to find a hostel in Bangkok that offers some kind of communication facility for you, you will be fine.

International Direct Dialing (IDD) Facility
One of the easiest ways to keep in touch with back home is activating the IDD facility of your phone while you are travelling. Or you could simply buy a new SIM from the country you are visiting and use that to take IDD calls. Sure, you can make a call using the telephone facilities at the place you are visiting. However, that does not mean you will have the ability to call home whenever necessary. Besides taking an IDD call from a place that provides such a facility could be more expensive than you making the call from you own phone.

However, you have to keep in mind that IDD calls are often expensive even when you are using your phone to make them. That is why while on travel it should be only used for emergencies. Now that we have internet you can use that to call your family by using an application such as Skype.

Internet Connection
When it comes to internet connection you can be in luck because if you have rented backpacker hostel in Bangkok at a respectable institution you will be able to get free internet connection and even access to computers without having to pay any price. That is a really good chance for you as the traveler because finding even a proper internet connection can be hard at times. Therefore, if you can stay at a place that provides free internet connection you will be able to connect with home without having to face a number of problems.