I was enjoying Costa Rica with my brother and nephew and so I’m just getting back to blogging. Before I post my latest entry, I thought it appropriate to talk about connectivity in today’s world.
I was riding in a van from the active volcano in Costa Rica to a fabulous Pacific coast beach community (Tamarindo – one of my favorites of all my travels), and thanks to modern technology, I was able to send/ receive emails from my Blackberry. Who would have thought? The only downside was that we were running late and so our driver decided to make up time by driving the mountain roads at a quick pace (thank goodness he knew the roads), and so I was limited in sending/ receiving emails as I had to “hold on” to stay in my seat. Forget about reading!
I’ve been to Costa Rica several times in the past. It wasn’t too long ago that I had to walk to the internet cafe in Tamarindo to look at emails. Of course, the downside is that it is a bit tougher to “get away”. Luckily, I don’t mind (and enjoy) combining my personal and professional lives into one life.
In today’s world, we are more connected than we’ve ever been yet the physical mail and personal phone call is still important – perhaps more so….. That reminds me, we were able to call my parents on a frequent basis using Skype. It sounded like we were next door even though we were in Central America in the jungle, sitting next to a howler monkey.