The Apartment Search
So we had been searching for an apartment some months before coming. We got one but had to let it go because well… we were indecisive. I mean 3 girls having to make a decision lol. We also encountered some racist Spaniards who refused to give out their apartments to black people.😐 Fortunately I got to Spain before my friends and I had a Ghanaian friend living in Spain so I made arrangements to live with him till I find an apartment. I had another friend who was helping us with the search. So I got to Spain on the 12th of September, 2017. My friend took me home and the next day we went to see the other friend to continue the search.
There I met some of my other student friends from Ghana who were also in the soup. They had contacted an agency and had found an apartment. The problem was it was a 4 bedroom apartment and they had to pay 800 euros a month. First of all they were 3. Secondly they had to pay a deposit of 800 euros just in case they spoil something in the house and they had to pay the agency another 800 euros for their services. So in all they had to pay 2400euros. You see when you leave your country for the first time eh you suddenly become a math whiz. You convert everything. 2400 euros is about 13000Gh cedis. Each person was going to pay 800 euros 😂😂. So we decided that I was going to join them and my friends who were yet to come will join us when they get there. So in the end 2400 was going to be shared among 6 girls instead of 3.
We went to look at the apartment and it was niiiice😍😍. So it actually made sense because usually 4 bedrooom apartments go for 600 euros. But here comes the bigger problem. We couldn’t tell the owners and the agency we were 6 instead of 4. And we had to sign a contract😓. Everything too was in Spanish and well as lazy as we are, no one was willing to read and translate. We didn’t know whether there was a penalty if more people came to live in the house. So we signed it like that and just hoped we were never caught☺.
The apartment was actually the nicest apartment if you made a comparison among the other apartments our other friends got and we ended up paying less than our other friends. For some strange reason too our utility bill was a lot less than our other friends’ eventhough we were a lot sharing the apartment.
So yeah, it wasn’t so bad after all. the apartment was close to the University and the city centre which was a good thing. We moved in on the 15th of September 2017 and the Spanish Adventure began for us😅.
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