Monday, June 20, 2016

AirBlabNBore - The New York Times

A response to an article, AirBlabNBore in the The New York Times:
From our own travels, if anyone was a chatty nuisance it was me. 
We have used VRBO before AirBnB came along, and we have never had to socialize much, luckily. Our first experience was on our honeymoon, an entire house overlooking the Italian Mediterranean, and other than meeting someone to get the keys, we were entirely alone. Another was in Savannah, where we rented an apartment owned and designed by a professor at SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, and again, if anyone was a nuisance it was me, curious about the designer. More recently, we had a wonderful apartment in Amsterdam, across from a university and hemmed by the canals, where we were met by the owner's friend. Although she was civil, she was rushed, needing to get back to work, and not interested in getting to know us. 
Imagine what the hosts must put up with...
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