Thank you, technology
So far, I have traveled to 16 different cities, most of them outside the Netherlands. Traveling of course has its challenges (getting lost in Gare du Nord for example…) but man, having a smartphone makes it so easy. The great part about being in the EU is that I can use my phone plan anywhere.
I would like to give a formal shout out to Google Maps for directions and public transport schedules (a life saver to my feet), Google Translate so I know what food I’m about to order (avoided getting pigs feet), and the Internet as a whole so I know the best sights to see and the most efficient way to see them all.
It absolutely blows my mind that I can call my best friend when she was 7500 miles away. I can learn about a monument with a few clicks. I have a world of knowledge at my fingertips while I actually get to travel the world.
So, thank you, technology, for making my abroad experience just a little bit easier.