I have managed to find 7 great roommates and we’ve smoothed things over with the landlord. She claims that the construction was a surprise to them as well, but that we will be compensated financially.
I am too excited to worry about it. As we approach the first of October, the dream apartment in Plaza Guipuzcoa is slowly transforming from a hostel to our apartment. We are disassembling beds, sweeping and cleaning, and unpacking our bags.
|Kevin and his nasty moustache|
First, my buddies from California, Nick and Kevin, will take a room each. We’ve been hanging out a lot so far, so having them as roommates will only further cement our friendship. I foresee our trio doing a lot of surf trips, guitar jams, cooking up communal feasts, and making weekly raids into the nearby Parte Vieja.
Milo, a student from Cornwall in the UK will also join us. Like me, he is an Auxiliar de Conversacion here in Spain. He works in Irun, near the French border.
|Nick Ivarsson - The Swede from Cali|
Next is Felipo, a Brazilian student of Gastronomy. He is a surfer, a cook, and an all-around chiller. We are glad to have him join the party.
|Maria, the violinist from Brittany, France|
Lastly, we have Elin, a cool Swedish girl who works for the hostel that owns the property. She’s been in San Sebastian for a half year and she will certainly show us the ropes as we get acclimated to the life here.
So that is our dream team! As Isa says, our apartment looks a bit like the UN!
It’s going to be a great year and we will all learn a lot from each other.
Now I gotta go, it’s time to get back to unpacking!