The Promised Land

The promised land has been reached…well,  we have moved into our new apartment.    We are very happy to be here.

When we first began to look, someone suggested making a list of things I wanted in an apartment.  Not just the necessities, but the wants as well.  God is a big and gracious Father, a father that delights in giving to His children.

So on January 23rd I made my list:

Two bedrooms, room for a King size bed, a balcony or some outdoor space, provision for gas stove, extra parking, no gaudy decorating (that is another story), laundry not in kitchen, storage room, under budget, floor to ceiling windows.  After looking at many apartments, I was discouraged because every place seemed to have some compromise.   No gas stoves allowed, or laundry in the kitchen, or bedrooms too small for a kingsize bed.  We even saw an apartment with NO closets, NONE…and bedrooms too small for bed and wardrobes.  Oh and there was the one with cockroaches in the kitchen… Until we looked at our current apartment.  I knew right away this was the one.

God has graciously provided all of the items on my list.  AND there is a grocery store IN our building, our building is IN FRONT of a metro station, and we have a “to die for” view of the Marina, and the sea.  There are over a hundred restaurants and cafes all in walking distance. There is a gym and a pool in IN our building.  AND the beach is a 20 minute walk.  Thank you Lord for your gifts!

We are settling in nicely, IKEA is my friend!!  Here is a tour.

Our building and metro station in front!!

Our building and metro station in front!!

Living room

Living room

Living room through dining area and into kitchen

Living room through dining area and into kitchen and temporary sewing studio

Kitchen

Kitchen

kitchen into entrance hallway

kitchen into entrance hallway

gourmet gas cooker, guess I will be cooking more!

gourmet gas cooker, guess I will be cooking more!

Hallway to bedrooms

Hallway to bedrooms

 

Guest room with very comfortable sofa bed.

Guest room with very comfortable sofa bed.

 

My sewing corner in guest room.  Need sewing table.

My sewing corner in guest room. Need sewing table.

our bedroom

our bedroom

other side of bedroom

other side of bedroom

Night view

Night view

looking north

looking north

daytime view

daytime view

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sunset

sunset

 This is a 20 minute walk


This is a 20 minute walk

Breakfast on the beach!

Breakfast on the beach!

 

We love hospitality.  If you are planning a trip to Dubai, let us know!

Cheers,

Cindy

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