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Travel Europe using nothing but apps
03:18 - Source: CNN

Editor’s Note: Ayesha Durgahee is CNN’s roving Business Traveller correspondent. This month, we set her the challenge of traveling from London to Rome using only apps. Here, she recounts the journey, which was far from as easy as expected.

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Smartphone and tablet apps have simplified the travel process

Travelers can arrange the flights, hotels and restaurants whilst on the move

CNN's Ayesha Durgahee attempted to go from London to Rome using only apps

CNN  — 

Apps have changed the way we travel. From helping us pack to checking-in, and from coping with jetlag to booking a hotel once we’ve landed – these handy tools can be used every step of the way.

With relaxing visions of mobile convenience in mind, I thought traveling from London to Rome using only apps would be stress-free and easy, but it didn’t quite work out that way.

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I began my journey by using the private car service, Uber, to take me to Paddington Station where I was to catch the Heathrow Express.

Uber is free to download and all you need to do is pre-register your credit card details. It will then tell you how far away the closest car is to you, along with a photo of the driver.

So far, so good.