This crowd strikes me as a pretty savvy bunch, so excuse the OT nature of the thread, but I wanted to get some information before I get voted off the island.
In about two to three months I will be traveling to Eastern Europe on a nonbusiness-related issue (perhaps to train with Vinokurov?) and I will need to be in touch with the office pretty much on a daily basis to tend to this and that.
Anyone know the cheapest and easiest way to stay in touch?
--international cell phone service and text messaging.
--Internet access via international cell phone service (I have a Treo).
--take a laptop and go wireless.
--take a laptop and visit the local Internet cafes, figuring out how to work the email batching (which I've never done because I've never needed to).
--take nothing, find a good Internet cafe, and get use to having coffee and Chocolate Gateau with the locals (although my Russian is so bad that I couldn't order it to save my life at the moment).