Cristina and I spent all day yesterday shopping for furniture. Our land-lady didn’t want to furnish the house herself, so she gave us allowance to do the shopping. We’re on the lookout for 3 couches (one for basement entertainment room where we will build our projector based media center, one for the living room, and another for the children’s room-level play area). Couches are nice, and about 30% of what they would cost in the US. I personally fell in love with this dinning room set, german style design, has lots of space under it as it has no posts at the corners… it will go very nice in our wide open main level floor plan.