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Electronic designer. Professional Engineer. Oldish aka "reasonably experienced" :-).
Contact - apptechnz gmail com <- you know the drill.
Tel: +64 9 837 2999 gmt+13

Special interest in technological solutions for developing country applications. Extensive in-China experience in product development & manufacturing in China.

Jack of all trades, Master of Electrical engineering. (aka ME (elec)) Interested in all aspects of modern technology. Professional qualifications in electrical engineering but practically proficient or conversant in many peripheral areas.

Recent extensive experience in solar powered LED lighting development and manufacturing in China for markets worldwide.

"Servant of the Most High God" / committed Christian. Happy to work enthusiastically and interact amicably with people of all nationalities and creeds.

Married with 2 adult children.

Obsessional photographer.


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comment How dangerous is India for solo women travellers, or female-only groups?
Just found this answer again. It's still useful. People may not like the advice or may wish things were different but it's worth noting.
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comment Khiva to Urgench for 8:40 am flight
I got $NZ118 (about US100) for 18-19 October (random dates) for 1 adult , single room. BUT you have to change default setting to 1 Adult or it gives you the 2 adults rate.
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comment What is the closest city I can go from a bullet train departing from Beijing?
@AyeshK "Not noticing" does not happen. The trains are shaped as they are in front to deflect the air. Two such deflectors passing at 800 kph net relative speed results in a large acoustic event. There is a solid bang and thump. || Point video camera out inner side window at an angle. Set SLR to fastest frame rate. Have video camera running. Press SLR shutter button at the first hint of a grey ghost rushing on you. Bng! - kawhump kawhump kwhump kwhump ... gone. Magic. Release SLR shutter button :-).
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comment What is the closest city I can go from a bullet train departing from Beijing?
See my added "Maglev speed estimation"
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comment What is the closest city I can go from a bullet train departing from Beijing?
@Gagravarr - I see you pipped me to the post and commented re Maglev while I was completing my answer :-). Independent recommendations - I didn't see yours until I'd posted mine. I agree - the Shanghai Maglev experience is great, even though rather short.
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answered What is the closest city I can go from a bullet train departing from Beijing?
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answered Why Airfares vary from One Airline company to another?
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comment Travelling to China
You can do Beijing to great Wall at Badaling in about half day + with taxi. Very reconstructed and less than 100% original but still awesome.
Sep
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comment Travelling to China
Beijing must see: Tian an men square (mainly people) - look at map for photos of the past to see where what happened if you care. | Walk to/from there to forbidden city = Palace museum via under Mao's portrait with a zillion people. Lots to see but lots else elsewhere too - run. | Behai park and lake central and scenic. (Soldiers may object to u taking photos of lower lake - ask me how I know :-).) Pagodas and stairs and views and very nice. Great hall with moat (iced in winter). Pigeons at dusk around city centre nice. Then guide books ... .
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comment Travelling to China
If Shanghai then DO take the Maglev train. Goes to inconvenient edge of city but taxi is cheap (and subway is very nearby) and you FLY at <= 430 kph - fastest you may ever go on land or JUST off it. Be prepared for other train going other way at mid point. 2 or 3 frames of a 30 fps video camera for 2 longish trains to pass with a real thump of air as they do. Awesome. Cars on motorway at 100 kph crawl along as you fly past. Tower is funnish - world's highest post office (send a card). After that, look at guide books. Some like Bund etc with colonial buildings. Each to their own.
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comment Exchange of goods bought
Probably not - but you need to read their terms of trade (will be on web) and what it says on the docket (which you need to have kept) and contacting them by phone (Skype costs almost nothing) and/or email is recommended. THEN they may agree to do an exchange ven if their trms of trade say othewise. Or not.
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