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Monday, February 8, 2010

New Spaces

I recently moved rooms and am now living with a French girl and an American girl in a triple. It is bright yellow and we have plenty of space to unpack and move around. My old room was a small dark space, with no natural light and a tiny bathroom. The shower was about 2.5 of my feet squared… which meant if you dropped the soap you would have to forget about picking it up until you got out of the shower and turned off the water.

It was pretty amazing that they were able to fit a toilet, a sink and a "shower” inside such a small area. However, I have come to find out that it is just so Spanish to use the small space available and squeeze in all the necessities. :)

There is a bar that we often go to in the afternoons and one day I needed to use the aseos, but the place is pretty tiny as it is so I figured they probably didn’t have a restroom. But I asked anyway and the owner pointed me toward what I had thought was a coat closet. To my surprise I opened the door and stared in confusion as I saw that somehow by a feat of plumbing worthy of recognition that there was a toilet with a pull flush as well as a sink and mirror in a space that would have been more appropriate to store winter furs. But as stunned as I was, nature was calling so I hopped inside did my business and found that the closet bathroom was in fact a marvelous invention.

Needless to say that after such compact restrooms the fact of having a full sized tub and mirror in my new room was a joy, and although I share with 3 girls it is big enough to accommodate all of us.


  1. Hehe, I like the way you describe all the stuff, and the way you narrate in general :)
    Very nice :)

  2. lol thanks :) glad u are enjoyin reading... :)

  3. Yes, I very much am ;)
    Thanks for sharing :)

  4. If you want to see compact spaces try looking up pictures of business hotels in Tokyo, Japan. Some hotel "bedrooms" there are no bigger than, well, a bed!