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1. Posted by StephUK85 (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

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Hey guys!!

Bit of a random question but do any of the hostels or internet cafe's that anyone has come across in oz (life Sydney Melbourne, Cairns etc etc etc) and New Zealand have web cam facilities? I've got my dad and my boyfriend web cams for xmas :D and im hoping il be able to chat to them via these while im away.

Im going travelling on Jan 25th to Singapore and then onto Sydney n then the coast etc etc etc then im going across to NZ on my own around the 1st June so if anyone has similar plans around then let me know!!!

Steph
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2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4808 posts) 9y

Not all internet cafes will, but most have at least one or two computers with webcam, yeah. Don't think I've ever seen a webcam at a hostel, though. (Those mostly have stupid dumb terminals for internet access.)

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

As Sander said, not all will have it, but I've seen it at a Global Gossip in Sydney. I also saw it at the internet cafe around the corner from my place the other day. That's in Melbourne, on LaTrobe street, about 5 metres down from Elizabeth Street (read: very central!). That looked pretty popular and busy too....

So, in short, yes, but it might be tricky to always find it wherever you are. The best option, being a mac lover myself, is of course to purchase one of those shiny new macbook pro's... they come with webcam built in and you can take it all over the country with you, so only need an internet connection in that case (yes, I realize this is a far more costly/risky alternative, but they are nice!) :)

4. Posted by StephUK85 (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Thanks for your help guys!! I bought them both a web cam and now fingers crossed i can track one down on my travels :D.

Merry belated xmas!!
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5. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Quoting StephUK85

Thanks for your help guys!! I bought them both a web cam and now fingers crossed i can track one down on my travels :D.

Merry belated xmas!!
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By the way, probably an obvious comment, but just in case... even if you don't have a webcam, you would still be able to see them if they have their webcam installed and on (at least this is the case on Skype). Can be nice, even if it is just one way...