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We signed up for AOL.  They seem to have a ISP in most countries.  We are not sure yet if we will actually need an international ISP because there are internet cafes in most major cities.  With AOL you pay by the minute.  The amount depends on the country you are in.  Update:  We are canceled AOL. It is much more convenient to use internet cafe's.  Most budget hotels do not have phone lines to use.

At the moment internet cafe's are averaging about 2.5 $ an hour.  We are finding on average that the more you pay,  the faster the connection is.   If  you are using FTP or POP Mail,  make sure the network you are using supports it.  Not all places do,  so test one of there computers before hand.  Normally if ftp and the DNS is working so is pop mail.    Also if you have your own laptop,  they will often say no at first when you say you want to hook up yours to their network.  Normally you can talk them into allowing you to use your notebook.

Country

City

Cost per Hour

Name Cafe'

FTP & Pop3

Connection / Speed

Laptop Accessibility

Greece

Athens

3.95 $

Yes

Good

Yes

Chios

 3 $

Yes

Good

Yes

Turkey

Istanbul

.91 $

No

Slow

No

Kusadasi

1.80 $

Yes

Very Slow

Yes

Goereme

1.36 $

Yes

Good

Yes

Syria

Damascus

2 $

Zoni Internet

No

Very Slow

Yes

Lebanon

Beirut

2 $

Yes

Good

Yes

Tripoli

1.33 $

No

Ok

No

Tripoli

Free

Yes

Good

Yes

Israel

Tel Aviv

3.17 $

Hayarkon 48 Hostel

Yes

Fast

Yes

Jerusalem

0 $

Faisal Hostel

(15 min. to read emails)

?

Ok

?

Jordan

Petra

1.43 $

No

Very Slow

Yes

Egypt

Dahab

2.37 $

Yes

Good

Yes

Cairo

2.60 $

Egypt Internet

Yes

Very Fast

Yes

Eritrea

Asmara

Free

Eritreo German Recreation Center

No

Very Slow

No

Asmara

1 $

CTS Internet

Yes

Very Slow

No

Ethiopia Addis Ababa 7.50 $

Baro Hotel

No Ok No
Kenya Nanyuki 23.40 $ Everywhere cost the same.  Did not use! ? ? ?
Nairobi 2.30 $ Capital-Realtime.com Yes slow Yes
Nairobi 2.30 $ Internet Cyber Cafe Yes slow Yes
Nairobi 1.30 $ Cyber -Linuy No slow No
Uganda Kampala 1.75 $ Web-City Cafe' No Fast No
Kampala 3.50 $ Backpackers Hostel No Slow No
Kampala 2.65 $ Cyber World Cafe' Yes Ok Yes
Tanzania Mwanza 1.20 $ Barmedas.com Yes Fast Yes
Dar es Salam 1.20$ Internet Cafe Yes Ok Yes
Stone Town Zanzibar 0.60 $ Macrosoft (Special offer normally 1.20$) No Ok No
Stone Town Zanzibar 1.20 $ Micros Internet Cafe' Yes Ok Yes
Zambia Livingstone 3.50 $ Cyberworld No Slow No
Livingstone 4.0 $ Jollyboys Backpackers No Very Slow No
Botswana Maun 6.0 $ Sedia Hotel Yes Ok No
Namibia Windhoek 1.86 $ Tourist Junction No Slow No

South Africa

Cape Town

3.75 $

Odyssey Internet

in V&A Waterfront Shopping Center

Yes

Just Ok

Yes

Kempton Park (Johannesburg) 3.75 $ Airport Backpackers No Ok No
India Mumbai 1 $ Access infotech Yes Just Ok Yes
Panaji .95 $ Cybernet Cafe Yes Slow Yes
Hampi 1.40 $ Yes Slow Yes
Hyderabad .55 $ Internet Cafe Yes Ok No
Ahmedabad .65 $ No Just Ok No
Udaipur 1.20$ Udaipur Cybercafe No Slow No
Jodhpur .90 $ Cyber World Yes Very Slow Yes
Jaisalmer .45 $ Internet Cafe No Very Slow No
Bikaner .90 $ Yes Ok No
McLeod Ganj .65 $ Green Hotel Yes Ok No
McLeod Ganj .65 $ Cyber Net No Ok No
Dehli .22 $ Yes Slow No
Agra .87 $ Cyber Yes Ok Yes
Varanasi ..43 $ There are a lot in town Yes Ok Yes

Nepal

Pokhara

4 $

There are a lot

Email One

Yes

Ok

Yes

Kathmandu

,40 $

There are a lot

Yes

Slow

No

Kathmandu .53 $ The Cyber Trek  Yes Ok Yes
Tibet Lhasa .61 $ Li Internet Bar No Ok No
China Golmud .24 $ No Slow Yes
Xining .24 $ No Slow Yes
Xian .37 $ Jiefang Lu Internet Bar No Fast No
Beijing .61 $ At a Video and Game Shop No Good No
Shanghai 1.70 $ Book City No Good No
Yichang .24 $ No Good No
Chongqing .24 $ Yes Fast Yes
Yangshuo 1 $ Yes Slow No
Hong Kong China Hong Kong Island Free Public Library Yes Fast No
Vietnam Hanoi .20 $ Lots of places in town (cyber net cafe) Yes Ok No
Hue 1.20 $ Everywhere 300 d per minute Yes Ok No
Hoi An .80 $ Same price everywhere Yes Ok No
Nha Trang .40 $ Same price everywhere Yes Ok No
Dalat .60 $ 200 D per min. or 9000 per Hour same price everywhere Yes Ok No
Ho Chi Min City (Saigon) .33 $ 100 per min. or 5000 per hour Yes Slow Yes
  Ho Chi Min City (Saigon) .40 $ 100 per minute Yes Very Slow Yes
Cambodia Phnom Penh 1 $ Can pay per minute, most places 1.50 US$ (h) Yes Ok No
  Siem Riep 2 $ Same everywhere Yes Ok No
Thailand Bangkok 1.05 $ 1 Bhat per minute or 45 per Hour Yes Ok Yes
  Chiang Khong .70 $   Yes Ok No
  Chiang Mai .70 $ 1 Baht per min.. or 30 per hour Yes Ok Yes
  Bangkok .70 $ 1 Baht per min.. or 30 per hour. 10 min. minimum Yes Ok Yes
  Ko Phangan 2.79 $ 2 or 3 Baht per Minute on the Island Yes Ok No
  Surat Thani 2.09 $   Yes Ok No
  Hat Yai 1.4 $   Yes Ok No
Laos Vientiane .6 $ 100 Kip per minute Yes Ok No
  Vang Vineg 1.43 $ Same most places Yes Ok No
  Luang Prabang 1.14 $ 200 Kip per minute Yes Ok No
  Udomxai 3.9 $ 600 Kip per minute Yes Slow No
Malaysia Penang .53 $ Range from 2 RM to 3.5 RM per Hour No Good No
  Kuala Lumpur 1.06 $   Yes Good No
  Melaka .93 $   Yes Ok No
Singapore Singapore 4 $ Range from 3 S$ to 5 S$ an Hour Yes Fast Yes
  Singapore 0 $ Citibank (can use it to do some Citibank banking and sneak in checking emails No Fast No
Indonesia (Bali) Kuta Bali .75 $ Range from 150 to 500 per minute. Look around Yes ok No
  Ubud 1.2 $ Range from 200 - 300 Hour Yes Slow No
  Airport Bali 2 $   No Slow No
Australia Perth 1.06 $ Range from 2 A$ to 5 A$ per hour. One place 1 A$ per hour during happy hour 5-5:30pm No Ok No

 

Broome

4.45 $

About the everywhere in town

Yes

Ok

No

  Katherine 3.7 $ 2 A$ per 15 minutes, Yes Ok No
  Darwin 3,18 $ 1 A$ for ten minutes Yes Ok No
  Alice Springs 3.71 $ 11,6 Australian Cents per minute Yes Ok No
  Coober Pedy 6.36 $ 2 A$ per 10 min. No Ok No
  Adelaide 2.12 $ 12 minutes free with every hour No Ok No
  Adelaide 0 $ Library

,5 hour Free email

1 hour free internet access

Yes Ok No
  Melbourne 2.36 $   Yes Ok No
  Hobart 4.25 $ / 5.3$ Between 8 and 10 A$ per hour No Ok No
  Launceston 5.3 $   No Ok No
  Sorell 5.3 $   No Slow No
  Canberra 0 $ Free in Library No Ok No
  Sydney 1.06 $   No Slow No
  Sydney 1.59 $   No Slow No
  Sydney   Used AOL Yes Ok Yes
New Zealand Auckland 1.71 $ Between 4 and 5 NZ $ No Good No
  Wellington 2.15 $ 5 NZ $ per Hour No Good No
  Christchurch 1,28 $ Between 3 and 5 NZ$ per Hour No Ok No
  Christchurch 0 $ Library free 10 minutes, only educational material No Fast No
  Dunedin 2.15 $ first 12 minutes 1 $ ranges from 5 - 6 NZ $ per hour No Good No
  Queenstown 2.58 $ 6 NZ $ per hour, .75 cents for first 9 minutes No Ok No
  Motueka 2.58 $  6 NZ $ per hour, No Ok No
  Nelson 2.58 $  6 NZ $ per hour, Yes Ok No
  Auckland 2.15 $ 4 to 5 NZ per Hour Yes Ok Yes
USA (Hawaii) Honolulu Ohau 6 $ 6 US$ everywhere (can find coupon for 2 US$ savings per hour Yes Ok Yes
  San Francisco Ca 0 $ Free at Compu USA

(10US$ in -internet Cafe's)

No Fast No
Canada Vancouver 2 $ 2 to 3 US$ dollars No Ok No
Mexico Zacatecas 1.65 $   Yes Fast No
  Mexico City 1.65 $ Range from 15 - 30 Pesos per hour Yes Slow No
  Palenque 1.1 $   Yes Ok No
  Tulum 1.65 $ Backpackers Hostel (7 Pesos 15 min, 10 Pesos .5 Hour, 15 Peso Hour No Very Slow No
Guatemala Flores 1.6 $ Between 12 and 14 Q per hour No Very Slow No
  Panajachel 1.6 $ Between 12 and 14 Q per hour Yes Good No
  Antigua 1.87 $ Between 12 and 14 Q per hour. One place had laptop accessibility for 14 Yes Fast Yes
Honduras Copan Ruins 2.63 $ ,70 L per minute No Very Slow No
  Tegucigalpa 1.54 $ ,45 per minute 25 LPS per Hour Yes Ok No
Nicaragua Granada 2.17 $ Between 30 - 35 C$ per hour No Ok Yes
Costa Rica La Fortuna 1.14 $   Yes Ok No
  San Jose 1.14 $ Between 300 CC and 400 CC per hour Yes Ok No
Panama Panama City 0 $ Voyager International Hostel No Ok No
  Panama City 1 $ Between .75 and 2 US$ per hour. This place was across from the Voyager International Hostel. Yes Very Fast Yes
Ecuador Quito .70 $ Between .70 $ and 1 US$ Yes Good Yes (Someplaces)
  Cuenca .75 $ Between .70 $ and 1.3 US$ Yes Slow No
Peru Lima .59 $ Between 2 and 3 Sol an hour Yes Ok No
  Cusco .59 $ Between 2  and 2.5 Sol an hour Yes Ok Yes
  Puno ,44 $ Between 1.5 and 2 Sol per hour No Ok No
Bolivia La Paz .57 $ Between 3 and 5 BOL per Hour Yes Ok Yes
  Uyuni 1.29 $ Between 9 and 10 BOL Yes Ok No
Chile San Pedro Atacama 1.56 $ 1000 Pesos per hour Yes Ok No
  Santiago 1.56 $ Bus Station! Yes Ok No
  Santiago .94 $

SCS Habitat

Between 500 and 600 Pesos a hour in Santiago

Yes

Ok

No
 

Santiago

,88 $

La Casca Roja Backpackers

20 min free each day you stay, then 100 per 10 min. thereafter

Yes

Good

No

 

Santiago

1,03 $ Around the corner from International Youth Hostel. Not recommended. Starts time when walk in. Yes Fast Yes
 

Santiago

,74 $ Next to International Youth Hostel.  Recommended! Yes Fast Yes

 

Santiago

4 $

Airport Santiago de Chile

600 Pesos or 1 US$ per 15 min. (We did not use!)

Yes

Good

No

Argentina Bariloche .56 $ Tele Centro No Ok No
  Buenos Aires .28 $ Between 1 and 1.5 Pesos and Hour No Slow No
  Buenos Aires .42 $ Between 1 and 1.5 Pesos and Hour No Ok No

 

Puerto Iguazu

,84 $

Hospedaje Uno

Same everywhere in town that we checked (3 Peso an hour or 2 for .5 hours)

No

Ok

No

  Cordaba ,28 $ Between 1 and 2 Pesos per hour No Ok No
  Mendoza .28 $ Between 1 and 2 Pesos per hour No Ok No
Brazil Rio de Janeiro 1.61 $ Normally 3.2 $ per hour, we had a discount coupon. 2 pesos per 15min. No Good No
Morocco Rabat ,96 $   Yes Very Slow No
  Marrakesh ,96 $ Between 10 and 15 DH Yes Very Slow No
  Marrakesh ,48 $ Special offer Yes Very Slow No
  Chefchaouen ,96 $   Yes Very Slow No
Spain Algeciras 1,98 $ Right before across from ferry port (2 Euro per Hour) Yes Fast No
  Grenada 1,49 $   Yes Good No
  Madrid 2,08 $ Between 2.10 Euro and 4 Euro per Hour No Fast No

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