Return to Home Page

January 28, 2013

Singapore and Southeast Asia cities top list of best-connected cities for Wi-Fi in budget accommodation

Man and women using laptops on a train.

Man and women using laptops on a train. Photo: Marco Raaphorst / Flickr

Are you looking for a place to plug in to the Internet and get work done while traveling? Singapore is the No. 1 city for budget travelers looking for Wi-Fi in accommodation, so says a study by Hostelbookers. The next cities following were Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Siem Reap and Seoul.

If you work over the Internet, the good news is that connectivity is getting better and better. On the flip side, it makes it harder to escape work and get away from people back home who try to contact you. Ah, technology is a double-edged sword.

On a related topic, how many of you travel with laptops, tablets or smartphones? Until very recently, I carried none of these and made do with Internet cafes and public computers in hostels. The nice thing was not having to carry as much stuff and worry about things getting stolen. The downside: I once lost almost all my photos of Laos due to a virus on an Internet cafe computer that infected my memory card. Yikes.

Please leave your thoughts in the comments.
photo credit: Marco Raaphorst via photopin cc

Posted by | Comments (1) 
Category: Travel Tech

Leave a Reply

Main

Bio

Books

Stories

Essays

Video

Interviews

Events

Writers

Marco

Paris

Vagabonding.net

Contact


Vagabonding Audio Book at Audible.com

Marco Polo Didnt Go There
Rolf's new book!


Vagabonding
   Vagabonding

RECENT COMMENTS

here: The various Hindi language state based news papers in Uttar Pradesh are fantastic...

source: My friends, there is certainly an reply to this problem: News blogs or on-line...

counselling services luton: It’s nearly impossible to find educated people about...

Airport Transfers Barnet: Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you...

http://mrcriders.x4x.us/short-article-reveals-the-undeniable-facts-about-finance-major-and-how-it-can-affect-you/: ...

http://foros.cinvestav.mx/UserProfile/tabid/60/userId/4792/language/en-US/Default.aspx: ...

organic farming research foundation: Tough the main intention is to provide food and...

probiotic products: Hi there it’s me, I am also visiting this site on a regular...

Susan (was)Oliver: Travelled to Katmandu from Gravesend (Kent) inApril 1965 with the...

Caroline Macomber: :) indeed, a longing

SPONSORED BY :



CATEGORIES

TRAVEL LINKS

ARCHIVES

RECENT ENTRIES

Is all writing travel writing?
Thomas Swick on the merits of traveling alone
Vagabonding Case Study: Michael Hodson
Why We Buy Dumb Souvenirs
Vagabonding Case Study: Ligeia and Mindy
The power of nostalgia for travel
Vagabonding Field Report: The Great Ocean Road
Are you afraid to travel?
William Least Heat-Moon on why we travel
An interview with Freelance Writer Joe Henley


Subscribe to this blog's feed
Follow @rolfpotts