Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Moving Update

I forgot to update that we have nabbed a gorgeous apartment for our first two months. Since officially we cannot rent a place without a job, we scoured craigslist et al and were bombarded with scammers, who we had a lot of fun with. We decided we'd need to crash in a hostel/hotel or a short-term apartment and we resigned ourselves to the expense of it all. At the same time we'd been reading about Haarlem, not far from Amsterdam and it seemed a little cheaper and just as pretty. Then we found a lovely-sounding girl who was renting out her apartment in Haarlem for two months and it all just clicked.

The price is more than we'd like to pay for rent but much less than what we'd have to pay for short-term accommodation. It's in the most central location of Haarlem and will give us an idea if we want to live there later on. We're thrilled to have a place for when we arrive and can focus on settling in, work, Febo, having fun.

On top of that, it's gorgeous. The girl has great style, whites and chocolate browns, with a big kitchen (me happy) and a little patio (perfect for enjoying the freezing cold).

7 weeks and so much to do it's not funny counting!

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Blogger Cookie said...

Machiruda told me you guys were coming to the NL, how cool! Haarlem is a great place to live btw! We need to plan a welcome piss up when you guys arrive!! Good luck with the final preparations.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

That's great to hear! Will email you in the next few days :-)

8:01 PM  
Blogger Mathilde said...

Yay, that's great! As long as you're not obsessed about NEEDING to be in Amsterdam, Haarlem is fine to start out I think.

good luck with everything else!

2:50 AM  
Blogger Lola is Beauty said...

brigitte looks different?! xx

3:26 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

That's wonderful to hear about Haarlem, thanks both of you!

Lola, oh yes, I saw him in a pic of Ibiza and I had to have him on my banner.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

7 weeks!

12:40 PM  
Blogger iggy said...

Good luck with it all! Sounds like it's all falling into place.

5:22 PM  
Blogger The Late Bloomer said...

Great news! Félicitations... It will be here before you know it!

10:50 PM  

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