One women is so shocked about the price of sleeping in a tent!
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We are aware of the severe housing shortage in Sydney, yet one Airbnb host is charging $1,500 for a tent.
A tent, indeed.
And no, it’s not one of those magical Perkin’s tents from Harry Potter that magically appear bigger than they actually are.
According to News.com.au, Caity, a lady, was rendered speechless when looking for a place to stay after a friend’s party on Sydney’s northern beaches.
Caity reasoned that it would be less expensive to spend the night at an Airbnb since the party was a 45-minute drive away.
To her astonishment, she discovered a location advertised as “Camping Swag Under The Stars” that came with a steep charge.
For two campers, it would cost $1,156, however the price jumped to a staggering $1,500 for three people.
“At first, I thought it was some kind of insane glamping experience for that price,” Caity explained to Kidspot.
“But no, it was basically a swag and the photos of the property looked unkempt and the backyard looked like it hadn’t been mowed in months.”
Even worse, it appears from the photographs that the swag isn’t even set up when you arrive.
Most likely, visitors will have to build the tent themselves.
In the description, the host cites the swag’s ‘prime location and ocean views’
“Camp true and cosy under the stars in this waterproof camping bedroll swag,” it adds.
The host of the Northern Beaches property basically has a reasonable bit of ground for you to choose where your tent is set, the host wrote back to Caity after she confronted him about the pricing, Caity said to the site. It is in a wonderful location with views of the beach and a valley, or at night, really lovely lights and the sound of the water.
“A main feature is the large blue pool, balcony and it’s five minutes from multiple beaches, shops, nature walks and everything else you need. Sleeping bags, blankets and anything else you need can be supplied. House access for kitchen and hot showers is welcome if you choose.”
Additionally, the owner has added a $200 cleaning fee just to make your head spin.
What actually needs cleaning?
Caity said that a price of $80 would have been more reasonable.
She said that she can no longer view the listing, claiming that the owner either removed it or blocked her.
Wow, one star.
Biological Warfare Expert Warns Tourists To ‘Never Get In A Pool In Las Vegas’
Pooling in Las Vegas has been removed from the bucket list!
If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you know how popular pool parties are there, but an expert has advised against going anywhere near the water.
For many tourists, a trip to Vegas will include some time spent trying your luck in the casinos, most likely visiting one of the renowned superclubs, and relaxing by the pool to top up your tan during the day.
Even while it may sound like a dream to enjoy a frozen cocktail while cooling off in the water, the dangers that lurk in the pool may discourage you from going for a swim.
Dan Kaszeta, a biological warfare specialist, has revealed what hidden nasties may be lurking in the pool water in Vegas.
Kaszeta, who was once a chemical Officer in the US Army and has worked with the Pentagon in the past, previously tweeted: “As a specialist in chemical and biological warfare, take this warning from me. Never get in a pool in Las Vegas. Don’t even touch the water.”
He ominously added in a follow-up tweet: “I know certain things so that you don’t have to.”
He explained that while serving as “the chemical and biological terrorism guy at the White House Military Office” in 1998 or 1999, he received a call from “another Federal agency” after many followers, understandably, wanted to know more about precisely why they shouldn’t enter the alluring water.
He said the man told him: “Dan, ya gotta help me. I’m working this case in Vegas. It’s probably nothing but it could be a bio thing. But I need access to a lab that can keep this on the downlow until we know what the deal is.”
In order to determine what was in the mystery sample, Kaszeta put the man in touch with experts who could analyse numerous samples of the clear liquids, including control materials like tap water and some water from a swimming pool from a “major hotel.”
He explained: “Two days later, I get a phone call in the middle of the night at home. From the White House switchboard. The lab is VERY eager to talk to me. Now, the lab, wisely and in accordance with good processes, did not know which sample was which. It turns out the “suspicious” liquid that had kicked off the investigation was something relatively harmless like glycerine.
“The sample that had one of the finest labs in the country alarmed so much was, erm, the control sample from the pool water. It was, to use a technical phrase ‘a shop of horrors’.”
He explained: “So, I asked the good scientists what was in this sample. They said it was easier to say what WASN’T in the sample. Alarming levels of Giardia and Cryptosporidium, both highly resistant to chlorine. A huge number of metabolites from human urine. Fecal matter, human, mammal, and avian. Trace amounts of cocaine, ketamine, and several different opiates. Adenoviruses. A weak immunochromatographic hit for Tularemia (not conclusive). Campylobacter. A soup of other things that I didn’t even know existed.”
He revealed that more samples from other pools in Las Vegas showed the same kind of thing, including bugs that were resistant to chlorine.
Kaszeta did not specify whether these things could be found in swimming pools in general rather than just in Vegas, but regardless, most people who travel to Sin City and take a dip manage to do so without getting sick, as long as they avoid ingesting the pool water itself.