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I'm a postdoc doing research in high-energy particle physics. I also have a hobby interest in computer programming.

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Apr
14
awarded  Curious
Apr
14
comment Can I attend a conference on a tourist visa in Vietnam?
Good information, thanks :-) As a matter of fact, the VSG discussion links to this page from the Vietnamese embassy in Washington which gives precisely the kind of warning you mentioned.
Apr
13
asked Can I attend a conference on a tourist visa in Vietnam?
Mar
28
comment If I know a flight is delayed can I turn up late for check-in at the airport?
I've had it happen to me twice recently that the departure time was delayed for multiple hours and then subsequently reset back to the original time.
Dec
11
comment Washington, D.C., or just Washington?
Well, I'd imagine booking a plane ticket from elsewhere in the US you could say "DC" and people would know what you meant. Definitely in the northeast US at least.
Nov
23
answered What exactly does “nights” means when you book? Is it number of night you are going to sleep, or simply days you are going to stay?
Nov
11
awarded  Yearling
Nov
9
comment Road Conditions on drive from Washington, DC to Quebec City over Christmas
As a native of New York I agree with all of this, except The Weather Channel recommendation. Of course access to a good forecast is tremendously helpful, I just don't think TWC is the best place to get it, in part because they package their reports in sensationalistic "dressing". I usually go to the National Weather Service for this info, or on a cell phone there are a variety of good apps.
Nov
5
answered How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?
Oct
21
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
15
comment What are the potential hazards of my passport or visa number being made public?
@NateEldredge perhaps so (I didn't find that question while searching), although I am specifically asking about just number itself, not a copy of the passport. No birthday, no home address, no full name, etc.
Oct
15
asked What are the potential hazards of my passport or visa number being made public?
Sep
23
awarded  Critic
Aug
19
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
9
awarded  Quorum
Mar
24
comment Where in the world can you tour a live nuclear reactor?
Related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/11694/…
Mar
18
awarded  Commentator
Mar
18
comment What is a good visa agent for obtaining a Chinese visa from the NY consulate?
(accepting because this is the answer that worked for me, even though I have no problem with the other answers)
Mar
18
accepted What is a good visa agent for obtaining a Chinese visa from the NY consulate?
Mar
18
answered What is a good visa agent for obtaining a Chinese visa from the NY consulate?