Thursday, September 10, 2009

Euro Post #1

I'm here, I made it! I am writing this from the office in my Barcelona apartment! As I'm typing I'm listening to car horns, children playing and old ladies shouting down from their balconies.

The trip went pretty smoothly and having my friend (and now roommate) Laura pick me up at the airport was a huge help.
I've only been here a matter of hours but I've already unpacked and seen more handsome men than I can count.
I still need to get some things and move some things around but here are a couple of pictures of my room and the view from my apartment balcony.
I haven't gotten picture frames yet but I wanted to put up some photos of friends and family so I just taped them to my closet for now. How much do you want to bet they will stay there until I leave the place?

The window doesn't actually look at at anything but a wall, but it's still nice to have one- and that way I don't have to worry about closing the blinds.

There was an extra bed frame and I wasn't sure what to do with it, so I stood it up against the wall and hung my scarves and purses on it- I for one think you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between that and a fall accessories display at Urban Outfitters, don't you?
We'll have to see see how long I can handle the twin bed before heading to Ikea for a bigger one.

Our apartment is on an alley way; this is the view of the main street from the balcony, along with a red truck that honked its horn for 8 and a half minutes.

And this is the rest of our street. You can't really see her too well but there is an old lady hanging a white sheet out to dry. I hope to befriend her before too long so as to recieve baked goods and sweets and maybe the occasional pat on the head.
I'm going to get out and explore the neighborhood tomorrow; tonight I'm so tired from flying overnight that I'm worried I'll get lost and flustered in front of my new neighbors and lose all potential street cred here.


Anonymous said...

Ali, the place looks great-you've made it look like home in a matter of hours. Will be reading the blog daily hoping for constant updates! Love you.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm so impressed at how quickly you've settled in. Can't wait to read and see more updates! -Judy

Beth said...

I'm so glad you're there safe and sound!! You're place looks amazing and very European. I love the views from your balcony. Love you!

Anonymous said...

This is so exciting! Your apartment looks so cute! I'm sure you're going to have a blast living there! ~Sara

Anonymous said...

Hooray! I can't wait to see it all in person!

Good luck exploring the city! I'm so jealous I can taste it.

Love and miss you already,