Monday, 10 September 2007

ET call home!

The hardest thing about living far away from family and friends is not being able to see them whenever you want to. Things are easier now than let's say 20 years ago, before Internet, international calling cards and cell phones.

I remember my first years away from home, in the late 80's. I went to Granada, in southern Spain, to study for one year (but in the end I stayed for 6 years). My mother used to call me every other month while I visited friends of the family, because in Spain at that time, not everybody had a phone in their home. And I would call her about once a month too, but from a phone booth. Long distance calls were really expensive and you had to add coins all the time, so we only talked for a few minutes each time. The good old days...? No, not really.

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