So, in a few months I am going travelling and am going to be living in a remote Indian mountain-village for several months where I'm not sure that I will have any internet or access to an internet cafe - the nearest town is several hours away. It's also unlikely that I am going to have access to any English bookshops or English language television and it will not be safe for me to go outside at night, so outside of my working hours and daylight I foresee that it is likely I am going to have large expanses of time in which I may have little to do.
So, as a solution to my predicted boredom I would like to write. I will bring a diary to write up the details of my trip and keep a kind of scrapbook, but I would also like to write emails and maybe some fiction and things. I don't want to be carrying hundreds of notebooks around with me, what I would really prefer is to have some electronic word processer I can use to write with - like a kindle but with writing instead of reading. So, does anybody know if these exist?? If so, would it be compatible with a computer so that when I get to the internet cafe I can plug it in (like a hardrive) and upload it to a computer so I don't waste time in an internet cafe when I get out of the village?
If these don't exist I guess my alternative is a baby laptop, but they all seem to be quite expensive and also valuable, so probably not great for travelling with - I will be taking overnight sleeper trains and stuff when I travel around. Does anyone have any good solutions?
And now, onto question two: Can anybody recommend me an mp3 player? I used to love iPods, but one broke and the other got stolen and I don't think I can afford to buy another. Is there a type of mp3 player which is similar to an ipod in being able to choose between songs, albums and playlists etc but which is much less expensive? Ideally I would like one compatible with itunes, but that is not a must. I have 50GB of music I would like to fit on.
Thank you thank you thank you to anybody who can help me out here - I have not very technologically minded and so choosing stuff like this is rather alien to me. But basically, I am on a budget as I don't have much money and also don't want anything which would be too missed if it were to get stolen or otherwise go missing whilst I am travelling.
Thanks again to anyone who can offer me any suggestions