Internet cafes are a thing of the past. Wi-fi is the main way people connect on the road. Make sure you have a web-based email account so that you can send and receive email on the road if you don't have a laptop or other web-enabled device with you.
- Some cities have free wi-fi zones, although you can usually find paid wi-fi in public areas such as train stations.
- Hostels are reliable places to find computer internet access.
- Free wi-fi (known as WLAN in Germany) is common at lodgings and in some restaurants and cafes. Always check for a signal or ask.