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Feb 12, 2008

New Apartment

Welcome to my new apartment, twice the rent of the old, but three times larger and five times nicer.  The old place was great for a couple of weeks, but it had some challenges for work: lots of noise from the street and driveway, and not much of an internet connection.  And it was too close to the hostel (with its daylong temptations for socializing and for living in English instead of Spanish).  So, here:

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Part of the living room, looking into the mini-kitchen.  The laundry room is at the far corner, with a sink for handwashing and a clothesline.  The red you see at rear is a brick-lattice wall for ventilation.

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Third floor walkway, looking north (my door is the first one at left).  The clothesline you see at right is perfect for the morning sun.  Lots of green plants line the wall of the truck repair place next door.  Through most of the working day, I leave my front door open for a very nice breeze that enters through the doorway and exits through the laundry room.  Humidity is generally perfect.

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View from the rooftop (one level up from my apartment), looking due west, 6 blocks to the Catedral de San Idelfonso on Mérida's Plaza de Independencia. The tower you see toward the left is the biggest and ugliest in town.  There are two or three other big ones, but not as big as this.  Still, if they're giving me my internet signal, I'm happy.

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Comments

Looks beautiful. I'm having a great time catching up on your Mexico reports.

Posted by: Elrond Hubbard | Feb 12, 2008 11:54:29 AM

The fabrics are bright & cheery, and a what lovely view! Seeing that clothesline just sent a windy-salty-sandy memory scent my way. Mmm.

Posted by: Valerie | Feb 13, 2008 9:37:11 PM

Congrats on the adorable apartment! A decent living space with a good net connection is a thing to treasure.

Posted by: Sarah | Feb 18, 2008 12:07:33 AM