【心得】紐西蘭汽車駕照考試之心酸血淚心得

【心得】紐西蘭汽車駕照考試之心酸血淚心得

說血淚心得是有點誇張了,但是為了考駕照花錢花得很心酸倒是真的。091

在NZ要拿到Full licence駕照要至少為期一年的時間,非常嚴謹,大大的降低馬路三寶的數量。考過Theory test(35題問答題至少對32題)時拿Learner licence,持有半年後才能再報考Restricted licence practical test (RLPT)。考過之後拿Restricted licence,持有半年之後才能再報考Practical test轉成Full licence(如果有參與課程,Restricted licence與Full licence practical test (FLPT) 之間的時間可以縮短到3個月)。三種考試跟三張駕照的金額都不大一樣。以下的表格中,class 1是汽車,class 6是機車。

Application fee Test fee Total
Learner licence (class 1 or 6) $48.20 $45.70 $93.90
Restricted licence (class 1 or 6) $48.20 $86.60 $134.80
Full licence (class 1 or 6) $49.60 $59.90 $109.50

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【旅行】Sightseeing in Arequipa

【旅行】Sightseeing in Arequipa

結束Inca Trail四天三夜的旅程後我們短暫的在Ollantaytambo待了兩晚,接著再度回到Cusco,準備搭客運前往Peru的另一個大城市Arequipa(海拔約2300m)。搭飛機飛往Arequipa只需要一小時的時間,但是乘坐客運則需要約10小時的時間。這裡的長途客運都是在夜間行駛,是讓乘客睡一覺就到達目的地的概念。而在這裡買長途客運車票都是採實名制,上車前需要出示證件,跟台灣非常不一樣。

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【Life】2017年4月19日紐西蘭技術移民政策重大調整 (2017/05/31 update!)

【Life】2017年4月19日紐西蘭技術移民政策重大調整 (2017/05/31 update!)

2017年對於想要辦理紐西蘭技術移民的人來說又即將迎接重大的改變(官網原文),這也是繼去年10月12日調整分數之後的第二個重大調整。此次的技術移民(skilled migrant category)政策主要有三個改變:1.薪水限制、2.配分方式調整、3.取消部分項目的加分。新政策會於今年8月14日開始實施。

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【Bike】客製化鈦合金旅行車(Customise Titanium Touring Bike) Part2–ongoing

【Bike】客製化鈦合金旅行車(Customise Titanium Touring Bike) Part2–ongoing

上週收到了Thomson 27.2mm x 250mm的坐桿以及star nut(在台灣俗稱梅花)之後,趁這個週末將單車走線、調整變速、碟煞。不過因為還缺少一個1cm的前叉墊片,現在車子還是不能上路。

Last week I received the Thomson 27.2mm x 250mm seatpost and star nut. I installed both of them as well as adjusted brake/shift during this weekend. It was almost done, however, I still cannot ride this bike, because I am waiting for the last missing piece: 1cm fork spacer.

因為這是旅行車,且本人有嚴重的背痛,這次的座艙設定與以前最大的不同在於坐墊與把手幾乎沒有高低差。我的Fuso鋼管公路車則有5cm的高低差(與以前的雲豹公路車相同)。650B的輪組與小車架搭配起來比較協調。

Because I have serious back pain, this touring bike has the different setting from my previous road bike. There is almost no handlebar drop. But my Fuso steel road bike has 5cm handlebar drop just like my previous road bike (So I rarely ride it…). The 650B wheelset with the small frame has better ratio than the 700c one.
2017-05-07 13.12.59

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【健行】2016/08/20–Wenderholm Regional Park健行、Puhoi Valley

【健行】2016/08/20–Wenderholm Regional Park健行、Puhoi Valley

平常活動的範圍多集中在Auckland,我們今天決定離開Auckland往北邊走,去Athena介紹的Puhoi Valley還有附近的公園健行。去Puhoi之前,我們先去位於Auckland東北方約30km的Wenderholm Regional Park。這個公園依山傍水,景色非常的漂亮。
2016-0820-094337

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【Bike】客製化鈦合金旅行車(Customise Titanium Touring Bike) Part1–Beginning

【Bike】客製化鈦合金旅行車(Customise Titanium Touring Bike) Part1–Beginning

經過了漫長的九個月等待,終於拿到了我的客製化鈦合金旅行車車架。自從2014年去義大利騎單車旅行之後,我就越來越確定自己不會再參與比賽。我想要的是一台能陪我上山下海到處流浪的耐操旅行車,這樣的念頭催生了訂做鈦合金碟煞旅行車的目標。期間曾經survey過Independent Fabrication, Firefly, Hampsten, kualis,但是這些廠商訂做鈦合金旅行車架並不便宜,不包含S&S coupler就要US$3500起跳。這樣的價格我實在是花不下去,且還有其他事情要忙,因此訂做車架的事情也就一直擱著。

After the whole 9-month long waiting, I finally received my customised titanium touring bike frameset. Since I went toruing-cycling in Northern Italy with Bottle in 2014, I am very sure I won’t attend cycling race in the future anymore. I want a reliable and portable touring bike which can be with me around the world. Because of this idea, I want to customise my own titanium touring bike. I’ve surveyed some handmade bike factories e.g: Independent Fabrication, Firefly, Hampsten, and kualis. However, the customised titanium bikes made by these factories are really prohibitive. The price is usually up from USD$3,500, and it’s not including S&S coupler. I cannot afford this price, and meanwhile I was busy on other things, so this idea was pending.

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【旅行】Ollantaytambo,前進Macchu Picchu的前哨站

【旅行】Ollantaytambo,前進Macchu Picchu的前哨站

在深山裡待了近四天,昨天晚上到達Ollantaytambo。到達民宿時才知道民宿的女主人不太會說英文,但比手畫腳大致上還能溝通。民宿設備很簡單,不過很舒適,唯一的缺點是洗澡的熱水時有時無。在2800m海拔的山上洗澡洗到一半突然沒有熱水是一件很令人驚恐的事情……😖😖

2014-10-31 11.34.43

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