Tuesday, October 27, 2009
A second look in Santiago
colonial house with the vigas for a second time today. I'm back and forth on the pros and cons of this house. It's in the best location in terms of being close walking distance to all the main attractions: the Zocalo/Plaza Grande, Santiago square, markets, shopping, Paseo de Montejo (the wide avenue modeled on the Champs Elysees), all the music and cultural hot spots. It's even close to the Merida English Language Library. Most of the houses in this area are way out of my price range. However the street is busy with cars and buses - at times. When we were there today for more than an hour it seemed very quiet. Even when vehicles went by they didn't seem loud. In the back of the house and in the courtyard and garden it was particularly peaceful. So it's back on the list, I think. This location is "in the zone" as Lexy's friend Debbie says. It would definitely be attractive to people looking for a central place to rent. But for us, staying long-term?