Coffee-flavored coffee, internet-flavored internet
Trip planning was eating my brain last night. Last night it led to:
- Spoken politenesses in Danish
- Photos of train ticket vending machines in Amsterdam
- What? There are no dedicated post offices in Amsterdam?
- How much does it cost to mail an international postcard in the UK?
and then there’s my favorite … the damned SIM cards.
I have a quad-band phone, and my carrier (T-Mobile) helpfully responded with my phone’s unlock code this week, so I should be good to go on whatever network I want to use in Europe. I’ll definitely need a SIM for the UK, but I’ve got to decide which of the other countries I want a SIM for.
Then, of course, if I want a SIM, I’ve got to purchase said SIM, which leads to wondering how to say “Hi, I need a SIM with very few phone minutes but a decent amount of internet access…” in a couple of different languages.
Oh, and don’t forget, coffeeshops are only for coffee in America.
Also, some countries close their museums by 5pm, which means I’ll need to work the evening shift to stay closer to my American co-workers’ hours AND be able to see any of the museums.
Operator, I need be able to speak German, French, Dutch, and Danish?
/me resumes googling