9th July 2018
We all know that technology has had a huge impact on the way we travel today but the biggest change for us on this trip around Asia is going paperless. We have been to several countries and we have been on planes, buses, boats and trains. We have stayed in a lot of hotels. Not once, in six months, have we actually printed out a ticket or reservation.
There have been two exceptions. The first was when we applied for a Cambodian visa on-line and printed it out. The main reason for this was because I was running out of pages in my passport and I did not want anyone putting more stuff in it.
The second time was when we wanted to tell the Australian Electoral Commission that we were not going to be around for a while. Then we had to print out a form, fill it out, scan it and e-mail it back. You just have to love government departments!
Now, this is when I have to admit to being not quite as young as I used to be. I seem to be right into the age group where the palaver of finding one’s reading glasses and putting them on, is an unfortunate part of daily life. ( I actually looked up the word “palaver” and the definition was “a prolonged and tedious fuss”.) Anyway, for me mobile phones are just too small. But my iPad…….. He and I have been going paperless for the last six months and we are very happy with the arrangement.
So, next time you are planing a trip and you do not want to take reams of paper printouts with you, try going paperless. It actually works remarkably well. I would thoroughly recommend it.