Watching people running around Barcelona and saying deep things like, “Can you imagine living here and seeing this every day?” got me thinking about what living there every day was actually like. The apartment situation was bad. Really bad. So bad that it was a joke used in marketing.
So bad that people planned protests (like this one in the fall of 2006) about how hard it was to find affordable housing.
Of the many things I don’t miss about Spain, the living conditions are near the top. (The heat would probably be my number one.)