How to stay in touch while we're in Qatar


Rachael and I will be on the other side of the globe in a few short weeks, but that doesn’t mean we have to be forgo contact with people back home. We’ve been doing some thinking on the technology that’ll make staying in touch easier. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far.


In the interest of avoiding the cost of texting internationally, we’re using a free texting service called What’s App. What’s App. It’s available for Android and iPhone.

Once you install it on your phone, you’ll automatically see Rachael and I available for chatting (as long as we’re already listed as contacts in your phone). Then you’ll be able to send us messages instantaneously without worrying about texting charges.


This one is pretty self-explanatory and the same as always. Hit us up via email at and

Video chat

Rachael and I are both on Skype, though we’re not logged in regularly. If you want to chat just email or text and let us know a good time. We can do Google Chat, too. Just let us know.


I don’t expect that we’ll be able to spend much time on the phone while we’re over there, but once I have a phone number in Qatar I’ll list it here just in case someone has to get a hold of me in an emergency.

Mailing address

I doubt we’ll ever have a mailing address (it was only a few years ago that the government in Qatar started naming all streets). But I bet we’ll be able to use our school as a sort of intermediary. I’ll have more on that when I know more.

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