Monday, July 19, 2004

Life without the Internet

Arrived in Luanda last night (via Brussels and Kinshasa) and the hotel has "free dial-up internet". Except I cannot make it work, so maybe these entries will have to wait a while before they can be uploaded. After free instant wireless at Newark Liberty Airport (see June 26 entry) it is becoming apparent that the traveler can expect a wide variety of internet access opportunities these days. For example, the Hilton Heathrow Hotel offers high speed internet access for £15 a day (offer not taken), while Brussels airport has a European wireless service which is also expensive - I merely wanted to check on e-mails with a 15 minute window of opportunity to do so.

In Luanda I am actually surprised there is a modem connection in the room, too bad it doesn't seem to work!