I will be attending a conference at the University of Amsterdam mid December and will be staying at a bed and breakfast in the Plantage neighborhood after visiting friends in Mainz, Germany. Since my husband will not be traveling with me, I would like to be able to call him. I also would like to be able to get work done while in the Netherlands, and perhaps on the train from Germany to Netherlands. My bed and breakfast has wifi and a computer.
WHAT TO TAKE?
I was thinking of taking my Galaxy S4 phone, and a laptop and/or Ipad mini on the trip.
Past experience with my provider Verizon is that their international calling plans are very expensive. Since will be arriving from Mainz, Germany by train, not sure what kind of sim card to get or where. Is there a sim card I can order in advance? One for Germany and one for Netherlands? Or, one that handles both countries? I would prefer to arrive ready to go since our friends live about an hour away from the airport and want to spend my limited time with them rather than tracking down sim cards for Germany.
WHICH IPAD MINI?
I am also considering getting an ipad mini, and it appears to require a nano-sim card. Trying to decide whether the wifi only or the wifi with cellular makes the most sense (have mifi for use when traveling at home--those data plans can get so expensive)
Am hoping there are some folks on the board who are much more into gadgets than I am who can help sort these things out for me.
Thanks so much!