|Cell Phones Abroad|
A recommendation from several clients is to use Mobal phone (888/888-9162), www.mobal.com) which requires you to pay for time used, with no minimums per year. Cell phones are wonderful when meeting up with somebody. It helps cool the blood when a no show can reach you to say how late they will be.
And if you need advice, you can always call the conceirge at your hotel; or, upon arriving at the airport three hours before your scheduled check-in at the hotel, you can be told to "Come right ahead, your room will be ready before you get here."