A Glimpse At My New Life - Spanish Sabores

A Glimpse At My New Life

The past few days have been quite hectic– consolidating our belongings to 10 suitcases and packing with my MIL hovering constantly, traveling to Madrid by bus and somehow arriving to our new apartment with all the luggage, deep cleaning the apartment, signing contracts and opening bank accounts, transferring large sums of money to our new landlord, following potential job leads, making appointments for immigration, going to empadrnarnos… the list doesn’t end!

It’s been really hard to blog and respond to emails etc. because our internet hasn’t been installed yet. I’m hoping they come soon! At the moment we’re relying on the little bar beneath our building. We’re actually really lucky– they’re good, cheap, and have free wifi! If anyone lives in Pacifico check them out, La Chelito.

For anyone interested, here is the first glimpse of my new life here in Madrid. I promise to take more (and better) pictures soon!

Our Bedroom (Needs some decoration but it's nice and big with lot's of light!)
The terrace is accessible from our room and the living room.
The view from the terrace is of the patios of a bunch of other apartment buildings. In the far distance we can see the basilica.

The broad tree lined avenue we live on!
A closer look at the Royal Basilica we can sort of see from our terrace.
Atocha (Madrid's train station) is a 10 minute walk!
A statue at Atocha Station.
The old part of Atocha station-- beautiful!

If you’ve bothered to scroll this far down, thanks! I have to say, Ale and I love our apartment and neighborhood so far. It’s 10 minutes walking from Atocha and Retiro Park, one metro stop from Mendez Álvaro bus station, a 5 minute metro ride or 25 minute walk to the center of Madrid (La Puerta del Sol), and is surrounded by shops, bars, supermarkets, salons… everything! The good news is that, although it’s a 1 bedroom, we have plenty of room in our living room for visitors. A futon and pull out bed could sleep 2 people without a problem. So come visit and bring us gifts!!!

How is everyone else who just moved adjusting to your new city and living arrangements? Do you guys like your apartments as much as I do?

 

 

 

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