The East River is NYC premier waterway and as founder of the LIC Community Boathouse and HarborLAB, I made it my paddling home. At sunset, ferry boats filled with skyline gawkers will nearly flip to the west, and East River bridges set the scene for countless films. But for a kayaker, it the wilderness refuges of its islands and inlets that make this tidal strait endlessly fascinating..
Holiday lettings nightmares how to stay safe if things go wrong when you arriveCity centre location, sea view, a stubborn great grandmother and 12 cats what happens if your holiday let turns into a nightmare (and some of the worst cases I’ve seen)00:02, 8 JUL 2018Little did the Williamsons know that their dream let was next to a crack den (Image: OJO+) Cats, grime and entrenched great grandmothersOne person told me how she found herself unwillingly staying with a great grandmother who wouldn’t leave the flat (and 12 cats) while another found that her host treated cleaning more as a vague concept than a necessity.Yet some stories were deeply troubling. One user told me about her overtly racist host, another about the deeply dangerous neighbourhood she found herself in.And huge numbers of people have found themselves staying in apartments and increasingly in towns and countries where lettings are banned.Holiday makers warned to watch out for Airbnb scam which leaves people strandedSo what are your rights when using Airbnb and other lettings companies, but things go wrong and what can you do to stay safe?Here are my top tips:Take out insurance and tell your insurer Most insurance companies will cover holiday lettings, but they have to be legit. Check your insurer’s advice and rules before booking.Research, research, research It’s dead easy to book a holiday on the spur of the moment, but if you’re booking someone’s apartment you need to do as much research as you can.Look at the location on a map (do a street view too if you can).
You can also use blacklight to see what kinds of deposits the previous occupants of your hotel room have left on your bedspread. If it is made of glass, the fake diamond will not emit any color when you shine the black light on it. If it is a cubic zirconium, the rock will glow yellow.
The cowswere grazing in the front pasture and as we drove past them, Gene started honking the pickup horn and calling out his window, whoo up That his call. They know hiscall and they know his truck. It usually means food! The cows looked up from their grazing and almost instantly started running and mooing after the pickup.