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to the rescue. In addition to fabulous books (many of them free), I also have applications that help me out wherever I go. I have a translation app that is invaluable. I can type in a complete sentence and it will pop up in Spanish and I can communicate in those situations where pantomiming and my limited vocabulary just aren't quite enough.
Of course there are fun apps as well. I have a couple of great word game apps that I definitely enjoy when I need to pass some time without having to think too hard.
I'm not all that big on listening to music but you can also download music. One thing to keep in mind when in any foreign country is that music (or videos) you could get back in your home country may not be available in your current location. I can no longer watch any television shows on Hulu or the individual networks and the "unlimited streaming videos" I'm entitled to as an Amazon Prime member no longer has any value because I can't watch any of them down here. Don't get your heart too set on downloading licensed media.
I can also access the web from my little Kindle and it gives me the ability to do a few things out an about that I wouldn't normally be able to do.
All in all, my Kindle Fire is one of the things I find most indispensable here.