AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Mobile Data while Travelling


Posted on Feb 23, 2014

Before setting off on the trip I looked at the cost of using my UK SIM abroad, the prices were ridiculous! 1Mb of data costs an absolute fortune. I switched my contract down to PAYG and decided to carry it as an emergency only. Global SIMs also seemed to offer really bad value for money. Yes, the minutes and data were cheaper than using your own SIM abroad but the cost was still high. Solution: My solution has been to buy a SIM card...

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Travel Money


Posted on Feb 22, 2014

Travelling for longer than a month will require you to get money in the country (or countries) which you are visiting. In the olden days people carried travellers cheques and many advice websites still show this as a good method of getting hold of your cash around the world. But that all seems a bit fiddly and old fashioned to me. As of late 2013 in the UK the Halifax was offering a credit card which allowed purchases and ATM...

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