This post will mostly be pictures of our apartment but I have another one planned to help explain the whole process that goes into finding an apartment. It is just another way that things are different here than they are in the states.
For every apartment complex or office building you have to enter a code to unlock the door. This can be great or frustrating. I like that you have to have a code to get into our apartment building. It makes me feel safer, even though I have felt safe here the whole time. However, if you are going some place for the first time just to check it out and you don't have the code to get in it is frustrating. I experienced that a couple of weeks ago when I was trying to find a chiropractor here. I wanted to check out their office before making an appointment but after I got to the building I realized I didn't have the code to get in. Thankfully someone else was going into the building as I was standing there and they asked me where I was headed and let me in. Even the school where I volunteer has a code to get into the building.
|Welcome to our apartment!|
|Every apartment has a name on the door so you know which apartment to go to because only recently did they start using apartment numbers.|
|I love the hooks on the wall. Notice the metal and black thing on the left . . .|
|It is a shoe rack the folds up! You have to have a place close by the door for your outside shoes :).|
Down the hall from the front door is the bathroom. If you thought our hotel bathroom was small then you haven't seen this bathroom yet :).
|Here is the bathroom with the shower doors folded in.|
|To show you just how crowded the bathroom can be with the shower doors closed.|
|The world's smallest sink. And I thought the one in the hotel was small. Needless to say, I don't do my hair in the bathroom.|
|The wall at the foot of our bed is a huge closet!|
|Sliding the doors back and forth is annoying but I am thankful for so much space! This is way bigger than our closet at home, which means Jake actually gets to have space to hang up his clothes :).|
|The light above our bed is pretty sweet.|
|I love it!|
|Our next remodeling project, before we found out we were moving, was going to be to remodel the kitchen. After living in this one for the next year I have a feeling I will definitely be ready for a kitchen remodel when we get home.|
|Our living room. I love the tree out the window!|
|A closer look at the tree and the view out the window.|
|The view of the kitchen and eating area.|
|Kitchen table/Kara's desk :)|
|View from the kitchen table|
|We bought the shelf on the right to put our microwave, after we buy one. Our apartment came with 5 different ways to make coffee and 4 different ways to slice/shred cheese, but no microwave. We know what her priorities were.|
|The door to our balcony.|
|Another view from our balcony|
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our apartment. If you ever want to see it in real life let me know!