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Keeping in touch with young children while in Europe

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Hello. I'm going on a 10 day trip to Spain with my mother. My son will still be in school (and wasn't invited, anyway!), so I'm wondering how best to keep in touch with a 7 hour time difference. I've not left him for more than 3 days before, and that was a domestic trip, so we always Skyped/telephoned.

I have an Android phone and a Google Nexus 7 tablet. I would like to try to shoot some video blogs to upload to Facebook or YouTube, but will likely not have any better Internet connection than a portable hotspot.

Any and all suggestions appreciated, especially if you have direct experience.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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