Hi! I was wondering how everyone manages to store all their photos. I've never been to Asia before, so wondered if internet cafe's out there allowed you to upload your pics from your camera to fb etc. Or should I just take lots of memory cards?
Also where is it illegal to take pictures?
[Edited: 2011 Jun 26 18:43 - Mell:49612 - Moved to Asia Forum. 😊]
We always used the card copied to DVD/CD thing to keep our photos. We had a 4GB card which fitted onto a 4GB disc and copied it over when it was full. We always did two.. post one home and keep one as a backup.
From our experience all internet cafes's allowed uploading of pics but speed obviously varies hugely depending on where you are.. pack lots of patience!
As far as we found it was never illegal to take photos but just use your common sense.. pay respect when taking photos of religious areas or people.. we always found it better to ask rather than snap away and risk upsetting people.
Lots of fabulous things to take photos of in Asia so enjoy it.. but also remember to take lots in with your own eyes rather than from always behind the lens.
We did the same as Sophie and Dale. We regularly copied photos from our memory card onto 2 cds. Internet cafes and photo shops all over the place will do this for you for a small fee. Then we carried one and posted the other one home. I'm pretty sure it was advice from Ali or someone else from Travelblog!
I never found anywhere that minded you uploading pictures onto facebook or travelblog. But as S+D say, sometimes the upload speed is slower than you might want to wait for. It wasn't often a problem though.
If it's illegal or frowned upon to take photos somewhere, it will tell you. For example, it's sometimes not allowed to take photos in shopping centres - I've no idea why. But it clearly says so on the door when you go in, or if you don't see it a 'friendly' security guard will remind you.