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9 Fun Ways To Keep In Touch

By , November 15, 2011 9:39 pm

While we traveled 17 countries, we found it difficult to keep in touch with others on a regular basis, but we made our best effort. Some travelers we met had mobile phones everywhere they went. We thought that was too easy and expensive in the long run. It was more important to have our laptops with us so we could blog and we took advantage of the free communication technology options over the Internet.

Here is a great example about a couple who found a fun, unique way to stay close while being physically far apart:

“Every night, I record the story of my day and send it to Erik as a private track on SoundCloud. He listens later at night on the West Coast or early in the morning. This is one of the things we do to stay close while we’re far apart. (San Francisco and Boston, while I’m away at school.)”

Not only is this a cute story and SoundCloud a great source for music, this is another way travelers can keep in touch with others while traveling.

For us, having a blog by far has been the best way to share our travels with you all, but sometimes my family and friends want to have face-to-face communication. I find it difficult to make regular phone calls, especially to several people. So why not record one brief message and share it with multiple people?

I’m not going to list every communication technology out there, but here are some ways to keep in touch.

Blog: share everything and anything, but it is honestly a lot of work to keep it updated regularly.

E-mail: send one-on-one e-mails or a summary e-mail.

Facebook: you know how it works.

Web Chat (free or low calling rates):
-Skype
-Google Voice

Sound recordings (record and listen later):
-Vocaroo
-SoundCloud

Video:
-YouTube
-TokBox: TokBooth allows your readers to record a video message for you.

Try it out and say HELLO to MeAndFrenchie by submitting a video message.  We will only get this message and it will NOT be shared with others. Thanks!

New Feature: You Can Now Order Our Photos!

By , September 23, 2010 5:00 am

We are glad to announce that you can now order photos from MeAndFrenchie.com. A lot of people seem to like our pictures so we decided to offer you the possibility to own one.

From now on, you will find links above most of the photos (see below) where you can click to order prints, postcards, or download full resolution pictures. Of course we will remove the MeAndFrenchie watermark on the photos you purchase. You can also send free eCards or share pictures on your favorite social websites.

 

For now, only the main pictures (showed in the body of the posts) are available to order. Hopefully, we will give you the possibility to order all the photos soon. If you would like to order some of the pictures that are not currently available, please send us an e-mail through the Contact Us page and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Because good news doesn’t come alone, we offer a 10% discount for every order until October 15, 2010. To get your discount, just enter the code 0315D6 at checkout.

Thank you for reading MeAndFrenchie.

 

Where Is Me And Frenchie?

By , June 14, 2010 12:28 am

Hello family, friends, and readers.

We wanted to let you all know we are both safe and still enjoying our trip. In short, we are currently in China with Mui Mui’s family. Due to their short stay, we want to make the best of their time with us. This doesn’t allow us much free time to spend on our website. On top of that, Facebook and Twitter are blocked in China which prevents us from updating status.

We will be working on getting back on track shortly. Don’t miss our upcoming posts on the Kong Lor cave, 4000 islands, Angkor Wat, return to Bangkok after the red shirts demonstrations, eating scorpions in Beijing, Great Wall, visiting the Terracotta warriors, and the Shanghai World Expo!

Thanks Everyone,
MeAndFrenchie

New Features

By , April 26, 2010 9:05 pm

We are excited to announce a few new enhancements to our website:

  • Our pictures are now integrated into the website so you don’t have to go to flickr to see them anymore. You will find all the related pictures at the end of each post.
  • To give you better idea of where we are, we have provided a map at the end of each post (after pictures). If you need more information, please click on the map image and that will take you further to google maps.
  • We are using a new RSS feed by Feedburner. This will give us statistics on how many people are reading MeAndFrenchie through their reader and it will also make sure you get the correct formatting when reading the new posts. If you subscribed to the previous RSS feed, please switch to the new one as the old one will be discontinued in a few days.

Here is the new English feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/MeAndFrenchie

Here is the new French feed:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/meandfrenchie/TiNj

  • You can now subscribe to receive our posts by email. To subscribe, just enter your e-mail here:

English e-mail:
http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=MeAndFrenchie&loc=en_US

French e-mail:
http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=meandfrenchie/TiNj&loc=fr_FR

Thanks everybody for your support and following us on MeAndFrenchie.

– MuiMui & Boris

Welcome!

By , October 1, 2009 5:40 pm

Welcome

Welcome to MeAndFrenchie.com! After several years of a great life in San Francisco, my partner (Mui Mui) and I (Boris) have decided to take a break from Corporate America for our love of travel. Initially what I had in mind was to move to another country to learn a new language and experience a different culture. However, MuiMui convinced me to save some money and explore many countries, so we are going around the world! A pretty crazy experience is ahead of us and just thinking about it, I’m already all excited and anguished at the same time.

This website have several goals. The main reason is that we want you to experience what’s going on while we are on the road. In some ways, this will make us feel a little closer to you guys. The second reason is to help those that want to travel. Maybe our experience, tips, and issues will help some of you prepare for a future trip. Last but not least, we hope that this website will help us meet people along the way.

We will try to post each time we have a new story to tell or a new place that we visited. In addition to our writings, we will make sure to always post pictures and videos, if possible.

Mui, at this point, I believe everybody knows so there is no turning back:

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