Your Voice -- Readers Comments
One reader wrote to agree with many of the Heilbrunn's comments about broadband while traveling in Europe and contributed some of his own thoughts. In addition to agreeing about good Internet access but high fees (25 Euro/day in Munich last month) he said:
"One thing I have learned (the hard way) is that all recent construction uses recessed outlets. 220V to 110V transformers that mount flush to the wall no longer work. This is somewhat mitigated by the fact that most new consumer electronics have transformers that work with either power. Just be sure to have enough European to US style plug converters and you're all set. And ALWAYS carry your own CAT 5 cable. Wireless is often an extra charge above wired access or sometimes not available at all.
Having broadband available is also a boon for digital photographers. I upload photos from each day to a domestic site, or simply mail them to myself. If my camera gets lost or stolen, all but one day's pictures are preserved."