question about internet access / safety in former Yugoslavia republics
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 5, 2012 3:01 AM Last Post By: dubaiguy
Nov 4, 2012 1:54 AM
question about internet access / safety in former Yugoslavia republicsAs stated on another thread, I'll be spending a month in Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia (and hopefully Albania) in the spring. Because I need Internet access for a couple of hours at least every other day (work) I need to know how available the Internet is--even in smaller towns. Also: is it safe to carry laptops? Sorry for any ignorance but I'm not up on the latest situation in Eastern Europe. I thought, too, about carrying a flashdrive but am not sure how many "internet cafes" with computers there might be. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Nov 4, 2012 2:58 AM
Nov 4, 2012 6:26 AM
2#1 is right. WiFi is so widely available that Internet cafes are becoming difficult to find. And it's no more and no less "safe" to carry a laptop in ex-Yugoslavia than it is anywhere else in Europe. Most people wouldn't worry about it all...though carrying a netbook or a tablet is more practical unless you really need a fully-functional laptop for your job.
Nov 4, 2012 6:58 AM
Nov 4, 2012 8:52 AM
4Thanks all! That's good news. Does this hold true for Macedonia, Montenegro?
Nov 4, 2012 10:19 AM
Why wouldn't it? I think it's clear that both my comments and #1's were intended to apply to all the countries you mentioned in your OP.
Nov 4, 2012 2:32 PM
6It's okay to be ignorant upon this topic if you've never been there or dont know what to expect. In fact, internet coverage is probably on the same level like where you come from, or higher. Internet cafe places are almost impossible to find, simply because everyone is using either 3g either free wifi that is available in almost every cafe, mall, public spaces, and many cities that you'll be visiting are completely covered with free wifi, or at least this applies to public areas as parks, squares, etc. No one will pay attention if you have laptop or tablet or smartphone simply because everyone got them too. Enjoy your trip.
Nov 5, 2012 3:01 AM
7Thanks, all. I'm so looking forward to this trip. I'm in Dubai now (have been for years) and it's the same here: wifi is everywhere. I guess we're at the point where it's nearly everywhere on Earth.
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