At 25, I still don’t have a smartphone.
It’s alarming to some, astonishing to others, and truly a first-world problem to all. For me, it’s something that just “sort of happened”.
After a stint in Chile to China to Spain, I couldn’t rationalize the purchase, especially with my constantly changing zip code. In my head, it was simple. Travel over accessibility. In the name of frugality, I was content with staying in the technologic realm of 1996. Simple texting and emergency phone calls only, Facebook chat (while connected to wi-fi at home) could suffice.
Thanks to my visiting sister, I had a chance to use an iPhone. I was overjoyed (to say the least) in documenting the everyday moments of life in Madrid, and our travels further afield to Asturias, Burgos, and other small stops along the way, like Medina del Campo (see first photo) and Lerma, a small town that contains SEVEN monasteries in Castilla León.
Per schedule, I’m moving to Turkey this summer (yes, I’ve been reading the news) and then later to Peru this fall. The dilemma rises again. Do I invest in one?
Until I make the leap (this year or before I turn 30), I’ve been enjoying my family’s stay here in Spain and duly documenting it with the iPhone’s ease, as well as with my trusted (& higher resolution) dSLR. As tribute, I’m posting a few photos here.
Editing app: Camera Plus Pro
Warning! I may have overdone it in a few cases.
I’m curious, especially for those living abroad, do you have any recommendations for a smartphone that is relatively cheap, but also comes with a decent lens and app availability?
I miss the 21st century life.