I arrived in Bangkok airport about two months ago and in less than five minutes after going through immigration I had a 4G SIM card inside my smartphone. I told family and friends on WhatsApp I got there safely and Google Now was already letting me know how long it would take to get to my hostel.
I confirmed online which train to take to get into town, and using GPS and Google Maps I knew exactly where I was all the time. To save the tuk-tuk negotiating the one way system, I got off and walked to my destination in no time. I showed the receptionist my booking code and went straight to bed to fight off the jet lag.
The world is moving and it’s moving fast. Imagine this situation 30 years ago — no Internet, no smartphones, no GPS and no information! Traveling was a lot more challenging in the past and I must say, we have it easy nowadays.
If your excuse for not traveling is because it’s difficult, I respectfully disagree, and I’ll tell you why!