Top Tips For Keeping In Touch With Friends Made Whilst Travelling

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More and more of us are choosing to indulge in a gap year before university. Travelling is a great opportunity to make lifelong friends but what are the best ways to keep in touch?

More and more of us are choosing to indulge in a gap year before university. Travelling is a great opportunity to make lifelong friends but what are the best ways to keep in touch? Thankfully the unstoppable rise of the internet and mobile technologies means it is now easier than ever to stay in contact with friends from all over the globe.

When hopping from continent to continent it can often be tricky finding basic services such as postal collection, especially in remote areas. Surprisingly even the most remote parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East seem to have cottoned on to the benefits of the internet which is why many people travelling abroad are best contacted via email. Quick, easy and direct, email communications are the most simplistic way to keep in touch with friends you made whilst travelling, especially if they are still globe trotting and you have returned to your native country.


If you're looking to make quick and timely updates at a glance, social networking could be a more appropriate way of keeping in touch. Simple and free to use, platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are a great way to share pictures of your travels as well as staying abreast of what your friends are up to. Sadly in some countries, such as parts of China, social media platforms are heavily restricted or even banned which can make it difficult to stay in touch with friends travelling or staying in countries such as these.

Finally, if email or social networking aren't an option, why not opt to keep in touch over the phone? Du to costly phone bills and 'roaming' tariffs, many travellers discard their UK sim card in favour of a local mobile carrier based in the country they are visiting. This needn't be a hassle for people in the UK trying to keep in touch with friends abroad however as many cheap international call providers allow callers to make heavily discounted calls to both landlines and mobiles at any time of day. So whether you're looking to make cheap calls to South Africa, India or Thailand, check out which deals are available before making your call.


Keeping in touch with the friends you make whilst travelling has never been easier...meaning there's now fewer excuses to not keep in touch!

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