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    cycling, theatre, number puzzles, architecture

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  1. If we in Ontario don’t improve things (and I know that park well; it is not too far from my house) borders opening in Europe will be irrelevant as the Europeans will decide that they don’t want any North or South Americans. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  2. As far as I know, a Canadian returning from Europe has to arrive at one of 4 international airports, and they have to have a safe and secure plan to get home and quarantine for 14 days. They are not allowed to use public transportation, to get home from the airport. I don’t know what happens if you need a connecting flight, but it seems to go against the rules because you would be exposing others if you were infected. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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  4. I think that is very likely. If you are coming from a country that doesn't have the virus under control, you wouldn't be allowed in, while if you are coming from a country where the virus is under control you might be allowed. Australia and New Zealand however, are in a slightly different position; they can be completely isolated, and if the disease has been controlled in their countries, they may not want to allow their residents to travel, or at least, not make it easy for them to return. There is talk of a bubble that includes the 2 countries, but they might want to remain isolated from the rest of the world for a while. And @djh1959, who talked about the 3 years, is from Australia.
  5. I think a number of people will decide that they aren’t ready or won’t be able to get there. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  6. As a fellow Ontarian, I feel the same way. I have no desire to go out. I have tried to shop only once per week, and otherwise I really have avoided going out. I don't have a garden so no garden centre for me. I just wish the weather were a bit warmer so that I could cycle more (I was out last weekend but this weekend is too cold) but I still avoid the bike paths and trails, and just cycle through the side streets of my neighbourhood.
  7. I did Heidelberg on a day of pouring rain. I did get to the castle, but it wasn’t a particularly pleasant experience due to the rain. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. The only thing that I can think of is that the docking in Nuremberg isn't really in a convenient location for anything. When I did a Danube/Main/Rhine cruise with Uniworld in 2011, it was broken up into 2 7 day sections with the break in Nuremberg. Because we were so far off the beaten track, you couldn't really do your own thing on the crossover day. As to the "too small to have a fitness center" comment. It isn't that the ship is too small, as most of the other lines have fitness centers on ships sometimes even smaller than this one. It is that Viking packs more cabins into their ships, leaving less room for public areas, including fitness centers.
  9. I really like this itinerary, but I already have 2 trips planned for 2021 (although I'm not sure about Africa in February). This is a new ship that can currently sail the heritage fjords. Are there any updated standards coming in the next few years that would make the Nieuw Statendam unable to sail the heritage fjords, and when would that happen?
  10. Did you mean one that WILL dock in Paris rather than Le Pecq Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. @Jenn Since yesterday I have not been able to use the iPhone app. When I open it all I get is the circular arrows turning.
  12. There was an interesting article in the Washington Post (might be behind paywall) about the ethics of changing the rules for tests on humans of new vaccinations in the time of a pandemic. Normally, you are not allowed to give the virus to anyone as part of a vaccine trial, even with consent, but waiting to see if someone potentially contracts the virus can take a very long time. They believe that actually giving people the vaccine voluntarily, with full consent, should be allowed. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/27/pandemic-ethics-case-experiments-human-volunteers/?arc404=true&utm_campaign=wp_week_in_ideas&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_ideas
  13. I think that I agree with you, but, on the other hand, you will have the sail OUT of Geiranger in either case. I was supposed to do Norway last summer, but the cruise was cancelled due to ship problems. I was looking very seriously at the Hellesylt to Geiranger excursion. But I think I would have been happy either way. Alas! Not sure when I will get to Norway, but I definitely want to do so.
  14. There is no private messaging. If you wish to send a message specifying someone type the @ sign and begin to type their user name. Then when you see the user name in the drop-down box, select it. You will get something that looks like this @zebs which is supposed to notify them. (You must select from the drop-down list, otherwise it doesn't turn blue and won't notify them.) I'm assuming since you posted this here under river cruising that is what it is about, so I would post it in this forum.
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