With the arrival of the smartphone, a lot of applications are made that make travelling a lot easier and comfortable than the years before. With your smartphone you can easily find where to eat, sleep, what places to visit and what you can better avoid. Of course, not everyone likes it because it takes the adventures of travelling a bit away. But for the people who do like it, it’s a gift from heaven. As an example, you can easily check the reviews of our customers about Odysseys Surf School before you decide to take a lesson at us. We made a list with application for your smartphone or tablet that take away the struggles of travelling.
Trip advisor has a huge database worldwide full with honest reviews from customers about hotels, activities, restaurants and many more. This will give you all the information about the hotels you want to book during your holiday. You can filter easy on the city or village where you stay at the moment and everything will be shown where you are looking for.
Travelling cheap is always good. Hostelworld is a database with hostels all over the world. You can choose from private rooms until dorms with 32 beds. Whatever you want, you can find it. This app is really useful because it also shows reviews from customers who already spend a night or more in the hostel you have in mind so you know that you don’t end up in a disaster.
You want to travel cheap but don’t want to take a taxi? Go-Jek is the ideal solution. For a really cheap price the Go-Jek brings you from point A to point B. This scooter taxi service is fantastic, they provide you with a helmet, a raincoat when it’s necessary and you don’t have wait in the traffic jam. All you have to do is sign up and make an account.
Uber is the new cheap taxi service. For a good price this personal taxi will pick you up and bring you to your destination. You can easily use this with 3 or 4 persons and have a cheap ride. Also for Uber, you need to register and make an account before you can use the app. You can choose if you pay cash or by credit card. In Bali, not all places allow Uber Taxi’s because they want to support the local taxis. This can be the reason why you can’t find a Uber when you are looking for one.
This application is maybe one of the best apps you can use during travelling. Google Maps shows your location very accurate and also where you want to go. Just type in the address where you need to be and it will show you the way by foot or car and how long it will take to get there. With Google Maps you don’t have to get lost anymore.
When you are in a country where you don’t speak the language, Google Translate is always useful. Just type in the word in your own language and the word will pop out in the language that you need to know. With the new function you can even scan the word with the camera and it will be translated. Very useful and thanks to Google for making such great apps!
Sky Scanner is the app you need to find cheap tickets to your new destination. It will show you all the tickets for the date you want to go and for the date that you want to leave the country. Different airlines, different stopovers, everything will be given to you. To make the flights cheaper, leave the app and book the flight at the webpage of the airline so you don’t have to pay a commission to Sky Scanner.
Communication with your home front, friends and family is always something you want to do when you are travelling. Just to say that you are all right and arrived at the place where you want to be or to make them jealous with your fantastic pictures you made so far. You can send messages, pictures, videos and share your location with everyone around the world. All you need is Wi-Fi or a 3g network.
Oanda Currency Converter
You want to know how much rupiah one dollar is? With Oanda Currency Converter you can easily see what your money is worth in a different country. There is a database of more than 190 countries around the world and even have access to Interbank rates, which are seldom available to the general public.
All these applications will make your travelling a lot easier. All you need is an internet connections (Wi-Fi or 3G network) use the apps. If you have any suggestions or use different apps, let us know! We are looking forward to your reactions in the comments section or just visit us at our office in Kuta Beach. See you!