How to Keep in Touch with Your Loved Ones at Home While Visiting Tunisia

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Today’s guest post from Simon tackles a common problem that travellers face – that of staying in touch with loved ones when travelling. Thanks to Simon for sending this over – read on for some ideas!

When going on holiday to Peru, Spain, the Arctic or any other country for that matter, it’s important to keep in touch with your family members and friends back home. So, how do you go about maintaining a good line of communication with your loved ones while visiting North Africa? There’s a number of different ways, you can keep everyone up-to-date about your trip to Antarctica.

Here are a few tips that will make it easy for you to share your stories with others:

Call home

Although there are public phones found throughout Tunisia, they are sometimes unreliable. It’s far easier to use Skype online at an internet café to keep in touch back home and keep costs down while you travel. Signing up with an account is fast and free. If the computer you’re using has a web cam, you can opt to video chat with your loved ones. This can help you overcome homesickness because you can see your relatives and friends’ faces up close instead of just hearing their voices.

Use your mobile

You can sign a roaming agreement with an international mobile phone carrier before you leave for your trip. Local SIM cards can be purchased at the local tourist information. Be prepared to show proper identification when buying one. This can help you overcome expensive mobile phone bills wherever you go.

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Reach out by email or social media

You can update your family members and friends on your whereabouts at an internet café or by using Wi-Fi at your hotel or resort. Some people create blogs as a way to share their stories and photos with the masses.

Write a Blog

Consider using an easy platform like WordPress or Blogger to record the details of your journey. There are also a number of travel blog apps that can be added to a smartphone and uploaded to Facebook and Twitter for others to view.

Send letters and packages

Airmail to Europe takes anywhere from three to five days. If you choose express service, you can get mail to others in four days or less. Note post office hours so you can ensure timely service before sending out your correspondence to the people back home. If you have items that are too big to carry home with you by plane, consider sending them through the post. There’s a good chance they’ll arrive to their destination before you do.

Keeping in touch with the people that mean the most to you is easy to do as you travel around an unfamiliar land. Select the method of communication that works best for you and use it as often as you feel necessary. If you’re not staying at an accommodation with Wi-Fi service, locate the closest internet café and make contact there. The prices are relatively inexpensive but you will have to deal with crowds of people speaking to one another at the same time. If you can get past the noise, you’ll find these businesses very valuable on your trip.

Thanks to Simon for these handy tips! I have some more options on this subject in a post I authored titled Staying in touch with home when travelling. And if you’ve got any more tips to add to the above, do let us know in the comments below!

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