When you travel, the web can of course be exceptionally useful for keeping in touch, handling your matters or just for amusement. The days of being forced to carry some enormous laptop about are of course long gone, now all you require is tablet a smart phone or notebook which could slip into your bag.
Yet there's a problem also it is one that is getting worse - it is called geotargetting. It's basically the practice of looking up your physical place when you connect to your site, then determining what you could see. This practice is used by the majority of the largest websites on the web and often it's not really convenient.
You can not access most UK TV websites from outside the UK either, try and see the BBC iPlayer and you'll get blocked.
It is incredibly annoying for anyone whop either travels or resides outside their home country. It's not only a British phenomenon, most big websites across the world use the same technology.