go for Gmail
And also, hotmail is chronically slow and yahoo old version was ok but the new one - impossible. Gmail was the best by far.
I used blogger for my blogsite and uploading images was an issue. Very slow and some just couldn't. Some friends of mine used a blog site just for travel and had lower res pix and much easier time uploading.
Most places could use a stick. Some computers were seriously old. Viruses are also a problem.
I saved NB docs on my online email account. That way I could download and print in necessary.
Its expensive and slow but there were dodgy little internet places all over. Every now and then, there would be a fast good service but mostly not. But you can keep in touch. Certainly the tourist areas have internet and if you are desperate go to a good ***** hotel because they normally had internet and would let a dirty biker in to use it.