I just have so much to say! I have been here almost 2 weeks now and it feels like I`ve been here for months. Well.. I survived from my night flight and I was in Barcelona, BCN some where around 9-10 a.m in the morning of Saturday. I decided to take a taxi, and yes, i had to speak Spanish because almost no one speaks English. Kind of… It really depends, but taxi drivers, no. I went to my flat and it`s very nice looking kind of an old and big building with in big doors and the neighborhood is very nice and beautiful. It`s located in long street called Gran Via De Les Corts, Catalanes. I only have 2-3 km to work in the center of Barcelona.
My flat is very close to the most famous tourist street of shopping called La Rambla. Along the streets there is also so many coffee places and supermarkets where you can go and easily buy food in such a low cost. And… yeah. I`m living in country where a normal wine bottle costs only 1 euro or 2. 🙂 Not complaining. And good collection also!
I did get known to these two Finnish girls who are from Kuopio also, living in the same flat as me. It was so easy to get known to everything about the flat and the city because the girls have been living here 2 weeks already before i came. There is also living people all over the world. We have one Spanish guy and one from Saudi-Arabia and a girl from Brazil. We all have our own rooms and two bathrooms and kitchen in both sides of the flat. We also have a living room near the kitchen and a big balcony, so this flat is kind of big one. I really like living here, and every place you need to go is just around the corner!
I love the Spanish culture and how people live here and how everyone is so social and outgoing as me. I started my work on Tuesday in the Levi`s store. It`s located in the center of Barcelona in the street called passeig de cracia, and a place where all the tourists are. I can customer service all the tourists and also local people speaking English and Spanish kind of all mixed up. The work mates are so nice and social so it`s so much fun working there! And the boss is very cool and really explained me everything about the jeans and all the clothes, about the sizes and fashion brands. After all… Levi`s store is all about denim jeans! I even got myself a work uniform what includes two jeans and two shirts! I never haven`t even tried Levi`s clothes before, but now? I just love the style.
I have already experienced so much and learned so much. I ate one morning such a good Spanish breakfast.. it was so good! bread with in oil and tomatoes and chicken salad and chocolate con churros. You can`t even say how good it was. Especially the churros! And the coffee is good, but not so strong, how you can get it in Finland. That`s just the thing I miss about Finland. Weather in here has been very changeable but everyday it`s like +20 degrees. Sometimes there has been a stormy nights and rain, but not so much. Everyday you can get a little bit tanned, especially at the weekends when I`m off from work, and I have time to go to the beach and just be outside! Not so much clothes needed in here!
(pictures coming more later than I`m already in this blog post)