Working Wednesdays: The Bad Times When You Can’t Work

If you have noticed my rants and rages recently (on my Facebook Page) you will know that in the last month I have had to put up with yet another broken laptop, a hard drive that only worked on that laptop and countless shit internet connections on my recent travels which cut out half way through I had posts typed up. Rather than erase September and October 2013 from the memory, this is just a anger filled Working Wednesdays for a change. Travel bloggers RELY on these, and fellow travel bloggers hopefully you’ll feel my anger and rage here. I’ll be back stronger than ever when I get through this one:

1. Electricity

I went days without being able to charge my camera and laptop. Raging. Power cuts were witnessed recently in Ethiopia and Myanmar. I loved working in the desert in Jordan, but sooner or later that battery had to die…

In the middle of the desert how the hell can you get any work done?! (Actually I got some done...)

In the middle of the desert how the hell can you get any work done?! (Actually I got some done…)

2. Internet

We don’t just need internet to work online, we need DECENT internet. I don’t mean those types that take hours to upload a single photo, or those that cut out constantly. Get me fast working Wi-Fi and let me get some blogging and outreach done. Amen.

Searching for internet, or a sign of life. This is APPLE.

Searching for internet, or a sign of life. This is APPLE.

3. A working Laptop

Apple are shit. I type this from my girlfriend’s laptop, which works, but is in Chinese. All my important stuff on my Apple computer can’t be accessed. It doesn’t turn on.

NOT working Wednesdays - the life and times of a travel blogger!

NOT working Wednesdays – the life and times of a travel blogger!

4. Resources

By this I mean my travel notes online, my offline posts which I type up on buses and trains as documents, my photos and videos. My travel blog has been videoless and had a lack of photos recently. Sorry. Actually – blame Apple again!

What has this meant?

Having to change my travel plans slightly. I can’t afford to buy a new laptop for my blog – I need the one I used to use to be fixed and 100% working. With the shit company Apple not having decent stores in Georgia or Azerbaijan, it looks like I’m off to Turkey, or maybe Armenia next. Turkey is my best option though, and it was never on my list. This has meant shopping for last minute deals, getting new flights sussed, doing my visa research and rescheduling meet ups with my mates from Poland. Hopefully I’ll catch them in Georgia later in the week for a piss up.

I’m an angry 33 year old travel blogger this week so sorry if this sounds like I’m a moaning git. I’m professional when it comes to my posting and my online work so I want it to be the best for you all to read. Only Noel Gallagher can sum this one up:

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