On top of the City

So I’ve been here a week now and everything is fine. I guess…

The days have been very… diverse so far. Some of them more or less boring, just walking around town, exploring and getting way too much sun. I was also out with my new roommates (most of them are going back home these days unfortunately) and getting drinks or food or going up to the Park Güell as you can see in the photos above. I really like having a view over the city like that. but even more I really want to climb the mountains just behind the city one day. So much to do..

Last Friday was one of the more exciting days as I was trying to get some of the registration stuff done here with to get started with the new job. The best part was to meet the new colleagues in the evening and get some beers with them later. The office seems awesome and the people even more, so I am really looking forward to all this. I might even be able to start this week!

So now lets all just hope I’ll get just to the heat one might day!

Arrival

Placa Espana from the top of the shooping mall right there
One of my favourite spots overlooking the harbour and parts of the city

So my first two (whole) day here are over and I feel as tired as the day I arrived.

After a crazy night out with many friends and some worries I might not make it to the airport on time, there were some heartfelt goodbyes and even some tears (invisible on my side,  but there, I promise) and I hoped on my plane. After just about two and a half hours of nearly no sleep at all, I arrived around ten degrees warmer and sweatier.

Meeting the landlord and the new roommates was fun, but I was too tired for any real interaction, especially as the communication with the landlord proofed to be with somewhat complicated, due to missing language on both sides.

So after some of the best hours of sleep in my life I took my first real walk through the city now being here for real. I met up with my friend Claudia here and we went for a movie,  some well deserved cold beers and a wall on the beach.

I was really happy after all that to just fall onto my (not really) new bed in my (quite small and very loud) room and just sleep until I’d wake up from the noise outside. This city seems really loud, at least that street here. And the heat is killing me at night, even though I got a big fan in my room.

The next two days were mostly spend with walking around the city, doing some shopping and enjoying the sun (not so much the heat though). I really like going into a normal supermarket the first time in a new country and just shop for normal every day things. And boy do I love the Spanish food already!

But to also be honest, I don’t really feel “arrived” yet. Somehow my had hasn’t realized I’m here for good now. I’ve been here before and so far it just feels like another vacation. Of course I have to get some things sorted out here to get really settled, like getting registered and stuff. This apparently takes a bit, as bureaucracy is as bad here as anywhere else (Germany is not any better after all).

Who knows how I’ll feel in some days but for now it’s all just too much for my tiny head, I think.

And I need definitely need to take more pictures. This city is way to pretty!

Hello world …again!

New life, new place to live, new blog!

By now I should be sitting on my plane towards a better place. No, I don’t mean heaven. Well, maybe for a short time of course. But anyways, I guess anybody reading this here, kinda knows me and knows what I’m up to.
Starting a new life like this and leaving a lot of my former life behind me, really feels strange so far. Most of the time I try really hard not to think about all that I’m going to leave and there miss. Recently I spent most the time just looking forward and think about what the future holds for me. There is a lot am very happy about and look forward to. Barcelona as my next home town promisies a lot and the new job and the people there seems awesome. So what is there to worry about?

Well, of course I’ll foremost miss all my people, friends and others here! Over the years I meet awesome people and gained some valuable friends. And although I couldn’t see them all one last time today, I am happy to have every single one of them and hope to stay in contact.
Furthermore I’ll definitely miss Berlin as my home towm quite a lot. It will always be my home, but I just feels like I need to be somewhere new for a while, to be able to grow again. By far have I seen everything this city has to offer, but I still feel like there is more to experience and grow on somewhere new.

This feeling of uncertainty first arose when I lived in Ireland for have a year, and although not everything was as good as it could have been, the whole experience awoke a new desire for similar experiences and adventures.
Before considering living in Barcelona, I was actually thinking of doing some kind of work and travel thing in South America for a undefined amount of time. And although I might not to something like that immediatly, I still have that plan in the back of my head for later. Who knows what time will bring?!

Anways, I’ve set up a fresh WordPress blog again to also give writing about that another chance. Although I didn’t really have the feeling there was any interested in that the last time, it is still nice to just keep a log of all the stuff.
The design here is temporary (in the end it’s just the default template) and I will build my own theme (it’s my job after all!).

See you all on the other side!