I love looking at earth from way up, feeling blessed. I love the smell of stank in another country’s downtown. I love the perfumes, colognes, pastries, fashion, accents, attitudes, and flowers that fill the air when strolling through new areas admiring the architecture. Hell, in the end, I just love to travel.
But what I hate, and I say this with my face very closely resembling the side-eye emoji, is when I land in Anytown, USA and take my phone off airplane mode for the first time in days, weeks, months, or however long I’ve been away and I’m bombarded with thousands of texts from android users that didn’t come through while gone.
Damn you, android users! Send me what you need to send me anywhere except through text message. Here are some options:
1. Facebook Messenger
5. AIM (A/S/L?)
7. Yahoo Messenger
Hell, anything is better. How about you just throw away that android and come join us over here at Apple.
I say all that to say: hop on Whatsapp and if you need me, message me. The app is free and it’s a must have for all travelers anyway.
Darnell Lamont Walker, a self-professed traveling foodie, has been found sitting at tables eating baby goat sweetbreads, drinking tequila, and laughing loudly with strangers. The writer, filmmaker, artist, and sometimes photographer puts happiness above all.