Chapter II
The first days in Tarifa

Chapter II

The first days

As soon as we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by our new roommates Jorge, Philipp and Sunny (the young bitch). Lucky but from the trip something, we have moved our room (the room of Jorge and Sara). The 4.5-room apartment on the 3rd floor is very comfortably furnished and has a beautiful view.

Andres really wanted to go to the sea, but the first three days had to rest with a fever in his bed because of his cold. The nurse Jessica, on the other hand, had to go shopping, cook and, of course, take care of the patient.

Down into the sea

Back on our feet, but still not quite healthy, we have looked for a new neoprene suit. Compared to Jessica’s usual water temperatures of Venezuela, the sea here is somewhat colder with currently 14 ° C. A neoprene suit is therefore urgently necessary. In the WET shop in Tarifa we have found it.

The next day it was finally possible to start kite surfing. Helmut, a friend of Andres, happened to be in Tarifa. Great, that we made it in your vacation together in the water.
Here we go...

With the current north wind, it is super kiting, but as soon as you get out of the water, you freeze the A ***. The viewer Jessica was almost freezing.

Quickly take a hot shower...

The shared flat

Back in the apartment, we met Alvaro, our third roommate. Alvaro is the brother of Jorge and how many tariffs, a passionate surfer. Jorge, on the other hand, devotes his passion to music. There still remains Philip, Andres knows very well of an earlier language stay in Tarifa. He is a board addict and works where we bought our neoprene suits.
Unfortunately, there is still a picture of our roommates. This will follow later.


Whether sea, music, boards or God and the world, we always had pleasant conversations together with these sympathetic chicos. Andres also improved his rusty Spanish. Thank you for your patience (and to speak slowly).

The work

A week already and so the holidays of Andres. In the lottery we have unfortunately not won and also with the street music it did not work because of lack of musical talent.

Jessica, on the other hand, quickly made a search for a nice, own apartment for us two because ... Jorge wanted to move to his girlfriend Sara for a month and put his room at his disposal. Unfortunately this did not work and he slept in his bus. Thank you again!

As a preparation for local job search, Jessica has already begun the necessary paperwork.

The apartment

After a few intensive days of the apartment search, we could already visit some apartments. Already the first had left a very good impression. Shortly thereafter we gave Señor Juan our promise and agreed on the date for the key handover. There she was, our 3.5-room ground floor apartment near the beach and very central.

After a few intensive days of the apartment search, we could already visit some apartments. Already the first had left a very good impression. Shortly thereafter we gave Señor Juan our promise and agreed on the date for the key handover. There she was, our 3.5-room ground floor apartment near the beach and very central.

The Internet

Andres works on the Internet for his employer. Without Internet - no food for Andres. Maybe like to ask the neighbors?

The positive message first:
Our neighbor next to us is very nice and even brings us food from time to time. But she has no Internet and the food is not enough to stop working.

The bad news:
The neighbors above us are not so nice and did not want to share their internet with us. We took it anyway.

As a legal alternative, an Internet subscription had to be made.
Nothing easier than that - or not?

Jessica unsuccessfully for two days all telecom providers in Tarifa rattled. It was very frustrating. In Spain it is so that you can...

(A) a NIE (identification number for foreigners),
(B) an electricity or water bill and
(C) a bank account of Spain

...to have a subscription. The electricity or water bill must be in the form of a signed extract from the bank.

Of course we did not have all three points mentioned above.

We would like to thank the employer of Andres for making this trip possible. If we had known how much stress would trigger the missing Internet ... no, of course not ;-)


In the next chapter we will tell you about the life here in Tarifa...