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  1. We did it ourselves. Rented a car from Avis, it was easy to do. That way we could make as many stops as we wanted and on the way back we made another stop at the viewpoint at Mt. Aksla.
  2. Important is to know whether your ship will be docked or else you need to tender. That of course takes more time.
  3. By that time check the Keukenhof website. It will tell you how to travel by public transport too. https://keukenhof.nl/en/
  4. Sounds great, but duble check the exact arival and departure times. Some ships leave around that time and back on board is at least 30 minutes earlier. So it really depends on the hours the ship is in port.
  5. That depends how long your ship will be in Alesund and if you will have plenty of time.
  6. Sailing into or from Alesund is by far not as great as sailing into/from Geiranger. Saling B doesnot get into Geiranger. Your option might indeed be a privatetour from Alesund to Geiranger, but that is mostly a combination of land and ferries to cross the water and not realy sail through the Geiranger fjord. Another option from Alesund is the land tour (by rental car or private driver) to Trollstigen.
  7. Geiranger by far is the most beautiful sailing into and from the fjord. So any sailing with Geiranger as stop it the best! https://www.fjordnorway.com/geiranger
  8. Much depends what you want to spend, prices can be different by the day depending season, conventions etc. I give you some names, so you can check their websites. A mix of 3 star and more star hotels. The Times, Hermitage Hotel, Dikker & Thys Hotel, The Craftsmen (formerly name Hotel Brouwer), Hotel Mai, Radisson Blu, Banks Mansion, Esterea Hotel, NH Flower Market, Hotel Wiechmann, Pulitzer Hotel, Ambassade Hotel, Andaz Hotel. Just to name a few. Amsterdam is rather compact and walkable with excellent public transport. All those hotels are more or less city center. The cruise terminal (assuming you leave from Amsterdam), is close to the city. I hope this helps.
  9. If your client has walking problems please point out to him that inside the AF house he has to get up/down some steep narrow staircase. It might be a big problem. Also reservations needed. Check their website: https://www.annefrank.org/en/museum/tickets/
  10. Yes all is well, we hope you and Kathy too. Still hoping to travel again this winter.
  11. Many PV webcams in this website, not all of them however working. https://puertovallartatravelshow.com/index.php/puerto-vallarta-webcams/
  12. Of course anything around the virus changes by the day or the week, for better or worse. At the moment the numbers are still rising unfortunately. Indeed most workers in condos, restaurants, beach vendors come by bus. Just recently it was reported that unfortunately buses were not cleaned as much as was promised before. Also many people in the (sometimes overcrowded) buses donot cover their mouth and nose and even people were standing as no seats were available. That might be another reasons that the virus is still rising in and around Vallarta.The numbers in Vallarta arenot correct as mentioned earlier. Patients in private hospitals arenot counted, those transported to Guadalajara are now in the GD numbers. Yes the government has opened almost anything (apart from schools), but that doesnot mean the situation is under control. Since no job means no money in Mexico it is a difficult decision. I know mexicans and permanent residents that donot have a job at the moment. But people coming to Mexico and Vallarta keep an eye on the actual situation by the time you travel. I donot know how US insurances work. We have dutch travel insurance valid for allover the world. However since Mexico is in code Orange (red is the worst) we are NOT covered when traveling there. Another point to be aware of. Of course we hope to be in Vallarta again this winter and to meet with you and Kathy. However we didnot book tickets yet. You know it is our home away from home.
  13. If there is a 24 hr cancelation policy, you might as well book.
  14. Although some hotels, restaurants, beaches, parks, Malecon etc. In Puerto Vallarta/Jalisco are now open ( with some restrictions) please be aware Covid-19 is far from over in Puerto Vallarta. Known is that numbers mentioned are not correct as those patients in private hospitals arenot counted. Patients have been transfered to Guadalajara as there are not enough beds/staff in Vallarta to help those that need it. Testing is hardly done. In the state of Nayarit where a.o. Nuevo Vallarta is situated still more restrictions are in place. So depending when you are coming, be very careful. This was today report in Puerto Vallarata Daily News. I copy: Puerto Vallarta also set a daily record for COVID-19 deaths today with six new deaths in the city. There have been 723 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the city, with 33 new cases added today, also a new daily record for the city. This is two weeks after the economy and beaches reopening and seven days after people flocked to the beaches for the Father’s Day Weekend in Puerto Vallarta where little social distancing or mask usage was observed.
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