Back in the day, world travelers used postcards and telegrams to tell those left back at home that they were a-okay, but nowadays, modern technology and social media mean that it’s a lot easier to keep in touch with friends and family. Still, when Jonathan Quinonez, a 27-year-old from Brussels found himself in Cuba with poor connectivity, he came up with an ingenious way to check in with his mother at home – an Instagram account called @momimfine.
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Indonesia is outstanding! I stayed there for a month and I haven’t even seen 10 percent of it! This is one of the 17.504 islands of the country. If you want to see the same, (with the pink beach and the dragon of Komodo island), I did a tour called @albacruiseflores and they were really nice. I also recommend to eat at the fish market on the island of Flores. Thank you @phabme for the amazing picture! #momimfine #travel #backpacking #indonesia #asia #sun #smile #happy #wonderful_places #wonderful_location #tourtheplanet #passionpassport
He told LADBible“When I arrived there, with the time difference, the Communist party blocking the internet and the prices of phone calls, it was difficult to communicate with my friends and family. Mums are always worried. Especially mine. It was complicated to be in contact with her so I decided to give a positive message and show her that the world is a beautiful place and that I am fine.”
The results are hilarious, as Jonathan poses with a sign saying “Mom I’m Fine” in a seemingly unending stream of exotic locations. He’s amassed nearly 30,000 followers on Instagram and seems to show no signs of running out of steam.
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Ever since I started my instagram account, I’ve always tried to bring a message of positivity, of love and of openness to other cultures. So when I saw that @Diesel was starting a challenge called #makelovenotwalls, I wanted to participate, especially because my mom is Mexican. Therefore, I nominate my friend and biggest support @rafaeldeprost to do a good act and post it on his instagram account and @nabileahumada to do the same! Let’s spread some love! #momimfine #lovechallenge #diesel #travel #smile #love #happy #vietnam #hoian #asia
There are thousands of ways to express our concerns about your families and Jonathan chooses the special one. It also enlightens all of us that we can always share our happiness with those who love us, even when we are on the road. At last, salute to Jonathan.