I’ve been hearing that it’s easy to get a SIM card for your smart phone when you’re abroad and stay just in touch with home as you would … well, at home.
When I went to Europe, backpacking with A in 2010, we didn’t have SIM cards. Hell, I didn’t have a smart phone. Staying in touch abroad seemed impossible to me. Until A bought an international text plan.
The plan was small. A package of 30 texts, that we decided to split to update our parents along the way. And so, here they are. Saved by my mama for 6 years so far – here to share with you, the world. (I pulled these off of her flip phone!)
Without further ado…
May 19, 12:48 am
we are in madrid! the flight was long and we are about to take a bus into the city, but we did it! love you!
May 20, 12:19 am
woo! go bombers! we are off to a bumpy start, but I already have tons of good stories 🙂 on our way to barcelona, love you tons
May 21, 3:45 pm
I’m in Rome! We are planning on meeting Brie tonight and we sailed across the Med sea last night! I love you! Glad all is well!
May 22, 1:06 pm
we saw sooo much of Rome today and found a cheaper place to stay! we are meeting lots of nice people. hope all is well!
May 25, 9:51 am
just wanted to let you know we are in Greece! almost to Athens… I love you so so so much 🙂
May 26, 3:54 am
hey! just wanted to tell you to have a good day! I’m going to try to call you at 6 if you’re going to be home and I’ve been emailing you! love you!
May 27, 10:36 am
we are on our way to Bari and then Venice! check your email 🙂 I love you!
May 28, 8:41 am
I have been on a train for 4 hours already today! we should be in bologna soon and then Venice is close… the moon was great last night from the Ionian
May 28, 8:41 am
sea 🙂 love you and happy Friday!
May 29, 2:29 pm
have fun and enjoy yourself this memorial day! we are trying to get to Munich without too much luck! I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂 love you tons
May 30, 1:31 am
it’s just the silly train stations! we made it to Munich and are going to a concentration camp today… all is well! I love you!
May 31, 1:26 am
oh so funny! have you seen beerfest? we drank in a beer hall last night and it was so fun! on our way to amsterdam, hope your memorial day isn’t as rainy
June 1, 3:29 pm
I’m at the Eiffel tower and we are about to go up! hope your Monday was great!
June 2, 5:16 am
we are on our way from Lille France to London! what time is my dentist appointment on the 8th? love you!
June 4, 7:23 am
hi mom! happy Friday to you! London is great but Im ready to be home, I emailed you this morning 🙂 I love you tons!
Unfortunately, we don’t have the texts mom was sending, but I think it’s safe to say I love my mama and she needed to check her email more often! How do you stay in touch with loved ones when you’re away?
2 thoughts on “A Euro Trip, in limited texts to home”
Very good advice! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
Thank you, TravelBench! How do you stay in touch when traveling?