Friday, 12 September 2008

Flat hunting

We’ve spent the past few days trying to decide where to live next. We’ve rented our current place for one month and need to find somewhere from the beginning of October. From all reports, it’s virtually impossible for a foreigner to rent an apartment in Argentina other than short term holiday lets. So that is what we are going to do. At least the service providers have fantastic websites and they speak excellent English. Problem is that because it’s short term you don’t have the option of seeing anywhere before you book it. So, we’ve been sussing out areas... checking the cross-streets and on when we know the number, checking out the buildings.

We had originally planned to book one place for the rest of our time here but I think now we might just book a few months at a time. That way we won’t be stuck with something hideous for too long – you have to pay all your rent up front!

I think we’ve narrowed it down to 3 options, the basic question is about what sort of experience would we like? Urban, hectic and busy – noisy and energetic or more sedate and artsy. We can’t decide. I guess if we don’t stay in one place for the whole time we might be able to do both. We also need to consider where we ought to be when the visitors start arriving, although it’s very easy to get around here so I don’t imagine it matters too much. Hopefully we’ll be able to book somewhere next week.

1 comment:

Justin said...

I vote for sedate and quiet. You can always go find the noisy and busy of an evening, if you want, then retreat.

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