It was near the end of April and we were halfway through the first of our two week honeymoon. We had already enjoyed the Gold Coast in Australia and were now arriving at our second (and final) resort in Bali, Indonesia. In Australia I was able to walk directly across the street from our rented apartment to a little convenience store that offered internet service. So each morning I would check my blog (and maybe even post something real quick) and then check my e-mail (just in case my boss needed something while I was gone) and then log on to Facebook where the time change would mean I could chat with my daughter who had just arrived home from school.
It was perfect because Mr Fix It would usually still be sleeping or be out in the waves across the street surfing in the morning so this gave me something to do and also helped crave my withdrawls from not having daily computer and e-mail/blog access.
In Bali at our first hotel, they even had internet access directly in the hotel lobby which was wonderful because again, I could just walk down whenever I had a free moment or Mr Fix It was surfing/sleeping. And of course, the internet was a bit cheaper in Bali :)
The last 4 days of our Bali stay, we were at a resort called Blue Point Bay Villas. It was set back on a cliff top off a road...basically, I'm saying it wasn't in a large city. But just up the street (about an 8 minute walk maybe) there was a little internet cafe. I had to walk out of the resort and down a long dirt path past construction workers and out onto a main road (with no sidewalks and lots of curves!) to get to it. But it was there. And so 2 or 3 days I did head down and use the internet.
Mr Fix It didn't mind...he actually wanted me checking my e-mail to keep up with my daughter and also check in on how our dog was doing - he ended up passing away the day before we came home from the honeymoon :( But I was so glad we were able to find out *before* we got home so that we could process it and be prepared.
All in all, some people want to totally 'shut down' while they are away or on vacation and avoid the computer and e-mail/internet at all costs...but not me. I need my fix at least a little bit! Sometimes I'd only be on the net for 15 minutes and some mornings close to an hour. Since it was early enough before our day started, I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything and besides, we are super early risers :)
Am I totally crazy? What do you think about blogging or using a computer while you're on vacation or even better, on your honeymoon? Would/Did you do it?
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