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1. Posted by philophil (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

Hi,
i am Philippe from France (paris), since i am working now freelance on the internet as a journalist, i am interested in other experiences of people both travelling and working online... anyone experienced here ?
i would be happy to talk about it. My next trip is India, kerala..
Regards

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Hello Philippe!
Welcome to Travellerspoint! :)
When are you heading to India?
I hope you have a fantastic time!
Keep us posted ;)

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Hi Philippe and welcome!

I travel and work online all the time, and it goes fine. You have to consider that every now and then you won't have access for a few days (longest for me has been about 3 days if I am really looking for internet connections) if you are moving around a lot, but in general I have been pretty impressed.

You will also have to fork over a little more money than normal of course as you are totally at the mercy of whatever rates happen to be current where you try and connect, but it's worth it for me (cheaper than hiring someone else to do the work while I am travelling!).

A couple of weeks ago I experimented with connecting my laptop to the internet via my mobile phone (set up as a modem over bluetooth). It went fantasticly and the speed was pretty good too (no real broadband, but definitely faster than 56 kb). The only downside with that is that it is REALLY expensive if you try this overseas as you'll be paying roaming costs on top of it, so I only recommend this when travelling in one country and having local access (and even then it's pretty expensive although my provider caps the maximum so you can go unlimited after the first 2.5 MB or so).

Hope that helps!

Sam

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Hey Phillipe!!

Welcome to TP!!!

I think you will find several people here willing to talk about their experiences with combining travel and online work. You'll just meet some interesting people all around!!

ps to Sam: I don't want to hear it since going back to dial-up for awhile is not fun!!!!! I want my wireless back!!!! But, I digress...

Welcome again, Phillipe!! ;)

5. Posted by philophil (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

Well, thank you very much for those messages :)

This frist trip is to be in september, for one month

i'll think about the mobile phone connexion in case of emergency, that's for sure, and that will happen i guess even if i feel like Isadora concerning this wireless or adsl network..............

Actually, i am browsing the web since a few weeks and i can see it is quite difficult to find some informations about house rental or hotels that provide wireless or adsl, above all in india / Kerala. All i found is related to luxurious houses in exotic destinations, Bali (connexions can be set up for pros) or Puerto Rico hostels.

Since i would like for this first trip to relax after a long period working in an office, i guess the best thing is to read an old good book like lonely planet on south india and check if there are internet facilities for workers... or to buy a box (3000 euros more or less) allowing a satellite connexion !

Looking forward to hear back from you all :)
BTW : this website is really good, thanks a lot (the content and the cms)

[ Edit: Edited at Jul 18, 2006 3:43 PM by philophil ]

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Hi Philippe,

Welcome to Travellerspoint!

Isn't it nice to be able to work and travel at the same time? How I wish I could do that!
See you around in the forums! :)

Cheers,
Hien

7. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Welcome to TP Phil.

PS What footwear does a Frenchman wear to the beach?

Philippe Philopps.

8. Posted by philophil (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

Hello Hien, hi Mickey :)
thanks !
Footware ? mmmm, funny question ;) i've never asked it myself since i am French, i guess we are all wearing the same stuff since this globalization is developping faster...... but i should say classic french guys are wearing "boat footware" (chaussure bateau)
You can see that here :
http://www.viacorda.com/vignettes/brisemarron.jpg

9. Posted by philophil (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

By the way...
check this out :
http://www.worldhotel-link.com/

It says :
"we aspire to connecting responsible travellers with accommodation providers committed to building a sustainable future for their business and their destination. We have created a means for acommodation providers to learn about how to differentiate their properties by adopting sustainable tourism initiatives (see here) and provided a number of sustainable tourism case studies."

10. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Quoting philophil

Hello Hien, hi Mickey :)
thanks !
Footware ? mmmm, funny question ;) i've never asked it myself since i am French, i guess we are all wearing the same stuff since this globalization is developping faster...... but i should say classic french guys are wearing "boat footware" (chaussure bateau)
You can see that here :
http://www.viacorda.com/vignettes/brisemarron.jpg

It was a joke!

Philippe Philopps = Flip Flops

sorry