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location New Zealand
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Fanatic LabVIEW developer, interested in GUI design and multi-developer teams. Living at the end of the world for now!


Jan
22
comment Can I buy a mobile phone in USA and just use a SIM card in NZ?
Spark in New Zealand does not use GSM in a lot of the areas. Just 3G.
Jan
8
awarded  Excavator
Jan
8
revised How does one know if a rental car takes diesel or gasoline?
added key indicator
Jan
8
suggested approved edit on How does one know if a rental car takes diesel or gasoline?
Jan
4
comment Can I carry a bike on the bus to the airport in Rotterdam?
Probably not, in general a bus ride can be substituted for a bike-ride in the Netherlands, except maybe for luggage or weather conditions (it's a 30 mins drive according to google, although I'm not familiar with he area)
Oct
24
comment Safest driving route from Dunedin to Queenstown, NZ
Make sure you don't have a jet lag! So accommodate yourself to the time zone first.
Oct
16
comment Are there any roads you can't walk as a pedestrian on in New Zealand?
State highways are not motorways (you can bike or walk them) so hitch-hiking is possible.
Oct
12
comment How can I wash myself Indian-style (using water not toilet paper) in Western toilets?
Make sure you get the 'flushable' type. (horror stories translate.google.com/… )
Sep
19
comment Camper vehicle supplemental insurance in New Zealand
Do you mean the rental company doesn't offer the insurance they would like you to have? Please note that it is optional to have insurance (yes that is weird) in New Zealand for your car.
Sep
4
comment Luggage was stopped by customs (we learned about it after our flight)
@vmatm air nz once (over size carry on) others were lost in Londen Heathrow
Sep
4
comment Languages spoken in the Netherlands
True story, last year I was in a restaurant in Amsterdam and couldn't order in Dutch...
Sep
4
comment Luggage was stopped by customs (we learned about it after our flight)
I have had good help from Air New Zealand (international and domestic) in New Zealand. All times we got our luggage within 48 hours at home/hotel.
Aug
12
revised What should I do after buying an airplane ticket?
Added smartphone boarding option
Aug
11
suggested approved edit on What should I do after buying an airplane ticket?
Aug
11
comment Good route for a 1-day bike trip around Amsterdam
Note that October is the start of autumn which might have some serious heavy winds. Esp. driving on dikes could be hard.
Aug
10
awarded  Commentator
Aug
10
comment Where to rent a non-city bike in Amsterdam for a reasonable price?
That is what in dutch is called a 'Racefiets' primarily used for either competitive speed-biking or non-competitive endurance biking. The people driving those bikes somewhat have a bad reputation on the Dutch roads because they sometimes choose to disobey the road code. Most of the times the users go out in groups for a long (>120 km ride) on Saturday or Sunday. As said, you don't need such a bike-type for longer rides in the Netherlands (esp. Holland), or you can get a city-bike with a similar amount of gears.
Aug
7
answered How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket?
Aug
5
comment Where to rent a non-city bike in Amsterdam for a reasonable price?
What exactly do you mean by 'road bikes'? Do you have a type or model (or picture).
Jul
18
answered Seeking advice on getting a SIM card in Europe primarily for GPS use