|We moved into our new place on Friday. It's in the barrio of Arugelles. We are really really lucky. We arrived Monday night with a cat and no luggage (David's showed up, but mine are still not here) and found a place by Friday. To move into most places around here, you have to get proof from a local bank that you have enough money in your bank account, usually 3 months of rent. It's called an "aval". To get an aval, you have to have a bank account in Spain. We have an account with ING and we couldn't get an aval from them, because our account was opened in the US, so if you ever move to Spain, make opening a Spanish bank account the very first thing you do if you are searching for an apartment and use Idealista.com to find an apartment. We still have to get an aval, but our landlady was nice and let us move in anyway. We even paid rent through paypal.|
I will tell your more about the neighborhood and show you pictures of our place very soon. For now, read about it here.