Strangely enough, I am currently preparing to go on my travels in January, which will take me to Bali, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Thailand and Australia. It is not going to be easy to keep up with my commitments to JustArsenal while I am abroad but you do know I will doing my very best to keep the stories flowing. So when I received this article yesterday, it was very interesting for me to read, so I thought I should also share it with my readers… So here it is..
How To Keep Up With Arsenal While Traveling In Asia
When you and your family go abroad for a holiday, keeping up with Arsenal may not be a priority in their eyes. In fact, they may see it as perfectly bizarre that you want to watch football while in another part of the world entirely. There’s so much to experience, after all.
But we know that the Premier League doesn’t work like that. You can’t just decide when to give it priority. Some of the most important games come at inopportune times for us. Just because we’re having an amazing time, far, far away, doesn’t mean that the NLD is going to wait.
Those who have traveled in Asia know that it’s particularly difficult in this part of the world. Chances are you’re seven or eight hours ahead, meaning that games can take place in the early hours of the morning.
It’s not just that. Coverage in some countries is poor, to say the least. The reception may make it look like you’re watching football in the ‘90s. And the analysis can be simply atrocious.
BeIN Sports, the most popular EPL broadcaster in Asia, employs the people the UK no longer wants. I’m talking Andy Gray, Richard Keys, and the like. Even if these people didn’t have old-fashioned, bigoted views, they’re dinosaurs in terms of how they look at the modern game. Every week we get another ridiculous claim from them, believing that Mark Hughes should take over Man United, or that Emery is not good enough because he’s not from Ingerland.
There are some tips you can keep in mind when traveling in Asia, that will help you get the most out of your EPL experience.
Use A VPN
First off, it’s important to know how to stream British broadcasts of the Premier League from overseas. You can get EPL live streaming with a VPN. A VPN is usually used for security as it hides your location and encrypts your data.
But because it routes your connection through an external server, it can make it seem like you’re in a different location. You may be in Vietnam, but you can trick websites into thinking you’re in London.
Get Ahead of the Time Zones
Time zones are complicated, no matter how good you are in the maths department. In Asia, time zones are going to screw you over and over again. You’re going to have a hard time determining when some games are, because at some point, Sunday night becomes Monday morning. If you don’t do the research ahead of time, you’re going to have to make decisions on what to watch, when, while you’re already stressed and disoriented (and probably tired as hell).
Do your research, finding out which of the most important games are happening while you’re away. This way, you can relax once you land in a different time zone, with a schedule of your own.
This also allows you to decide in advance what you’re willing to compromise on. Ultimately, you’re not going to get to watch everything. Doing so might ruin your entire trip.
You should be able to keep up with the Gunners, with just a little bit of preparation…..