I have a table! It makes me so happy, but it’s not the only reason - tomorrow I’m starting my vacations :) I can’t wait for delicious sea food, warm water, sand under my feet, sunsets, sunrises and many more.
I am currently in search for an apartment in Berlin and I have to admit that it is an experience I’ll never forget. Five years ago I was going through a similar process in Sydney. I was looking for something interesting online, going to the indicated address at the specified time, and there have already been 50 others, interested in the same place. Of course, there was usually a principle “first come first served”, so one person was waiting in a line to see an apartment and the other was waiting for a phone in front of the agency, ready to submit papers and to pay bond. It was a real fight, no friendships were made. By the way, there has been a series of papers, like a bank statement, proof of employment for the past three months, recommendations from previous landlords and so one. For some of you it sounds obvious, but not for all :) I remember that at the time I used to think that such things may happen only in Australia. Well, Berlin is the same. Crowds are waiting, a collection of papers in a briefcase is obligatory and not enouch cool apartments is vacant. In addition, in the apartments there is usually no kitchen equipment, not even a sink. Nevertheless, I found a dream apartment, Iapplied for it and I hope I’ll get this one or maybe something similar. Berlin is definitely worth it.