Internet access in Europe is very expensive. In our hotel in Milan, high-speed internet access cost 22 Euros per day. In Hamburg, high-speed internet access is only available in some smoking regular rooms and some non-smoking “executive” rooms. (“Executive” equals more expensive for not many more amenities.) And then internet access is 29 Euros per day! You can also buy two hour blocks of 9 Euros. It’s fairly absurd. In the United States, a hotel will charge at most $15 per day. And many hotels provide free internet access. If I weren’t on call for work, I would certainly not pay for the internet access. Of course, if I were on vacation, I wouldn’t even have my laptop with me in the first place.