Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Did she get a roof over her head yet?

Well, I am still homeless. But I don’t have to find my space among the homeless tonight, thankfully. While searching for rooms today, I found a couple that rent out their spare room on a day-to-day basis, so I have booked myself into their home until something comes up. They really are the sweetest people and for now I live in a beautiful apartment very close to Plaza Espanya. It gives me some peace at mind, cause I am realizing that getting a room in this city is no easy business. It's actually a full time job.

I saw the other two flats today that I had lined up from yesterday and called yet more flats and more unpleasant people. (I am starting to wonder if being rude is a Spanish thing…?...) In the end, I have a few more to see for tomorrow, together with my favorite from yesterday.

But today I definitely found my dream flat! It’s big and beautiful, and with nice and friendly people. 4 of them actually, but the flat has two bathrooms and the room is huge so I think it wouldn’t feel too crowded. (I'm probably just trying to fool myself to think so, just because I loved the apartment so much...) They are all around my age and working people, it all seems very orderly and attractive indeed. But obviously I am not the only one to want the room, when I arrived there was one there and as I left the next person came. They told me they would interview about 10 people. I will just have to wait and see… 

The other flat was quite the opposite. It was old and quite scruffy. Almost no furniture in any rooms, 7 (!!) people sharing (one bathroom...), and although I don’t know how long I am staying I would love to have a homey place. And if you ask me, 7 people in one flat sounds a teeny bit crowded, especially for a girl who just had her first-ever-sharing-flat-experience. Didn’t get the right feeling anyway. The hunt continues…

Just off Plaza Espanya, so beautiful!

3 comments:

  1. Good luck with your apartment hunting! I'm glad you're staying with nice people while you're looking :)

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  2. Oj, 7 kan bli litt mye ja..Må man, så man men.. :-) Håper på at du får den andre!

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