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"The smartphone and

"The smartphone and mobile internet make it easy to have contact with my family and friends in the Netherlands. "Door de smartphone en mobiel internet is het makkelijk om contact te hebben met mijn familie en vrienden in Nederland. Wijk in Bandung waar Santoso met zijn moeder woont.

Santoso's smartphone. Santoso still remembers the first period in the Netherlands. The transition was big. Calling home was not that easy. It was costly and he only did it at set times. He was regularly homesick. Now that he is back in Indonesia that feeling sometimes comes back, in the opposite direction: homesickness to the Netherlands. But thanks to the technological developments in recent decades, this is not as bad as it was then. 61 Santoso still remembers the first period in the Netherlands. The transition was big. Calling home was not that easy. It was costly and he only did it at set times. He was regularly homesick. Now that he is back in Indonesia that feeling sometimes comes back, in the opposite direction: homesickness to the Netherlands. But thanks to the technological developments in recent decades, this is not as bad as it was then.

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