Sunday, July 14, 2013

First weeks

More than 2 years have passed after our last blog. Many nice things happened after that. We still think it was a good decision to buy the penthouse. Although the house prices in Spain are still dropping, we have enjoyed our time in Murcia so much, that is something you can't buy with money.

Lets come back to our previous blog....... we arrived in Spain by car after 1950 km driving in 2 days, we checked in hotel 525 in Los Alcázares, had a nice dinner in town. We would get the key on the second day...however, we didn't know whether the water and electricity were connected. If not, we would have to stay in the hotel until we had the utilities.

Second day, Monday morning...I still remember, it was a such beautiful sunny day. We walked to Los Narejos beach, make some nice pictures. Although it was still early spring, there were already people on the beach enjoying the sunshine. I felt so privileged.

Around noon time, we went to our penthouse. The broker was already there waiting for us, and yes! the water and electricity were connected just that morning. We went into the house, the home planner did a good job. All the furniture was delivered. All the lamps were installed. However, there was still a lot of work awaiting for us. First of all, we gave the house a thorough cleaning, remove all the sand and dust.

After a week of hard work and buying dozens of new things, we felt here more and more home.

It surprised me how much household articles you need for a house. Normally when you leave your parents house, you got something from your parents. As time passes, you have more and more house hold articles in your house. It is a kind of “naturally growing”. But now, you need to buy everything at once and everyday it felt like I'm still missing something. Another thing is, when you are in your own town or somewhere where you are familiar, you know where to buy which things. This makes the purchasing very efficient. As we did not know Murcia well, before buying things we had to go to a lot of places to compare. You know.... go back and forth between the shops. But nevertheless, we started to know the area.

Now, after more than 2 years, we know the area pretty well. We enjoy the shopping, places to visit and we have our favorite restaurants. However, the neighborhood has so many restaurants, every time when we are in Murcia, we try some new restaurants hoping to discover some “new favorite”. Meanwhile, we love to share our knowledge about this area with our guests. We have collected the experiences in one information map “Owners Recommendation”.  Every time when we “discover” some new area or restaurants, we add it into the map with route descriptions and the GPS coordinators. So far, the map contents are growing and growing. We don't think our guests will get bored in Murcia, unless you are looking for discotheque or other wild nightlife :-)