So this wknd our prayers were answered and we found an apartment that fits our needs. It is a very simple furnished 1bedroom apartment with the following included:
-some essential furniture(bed, sofa, dining table)
-small appliances (2burner stove too, fridge )
all in our monthly rent!
This time of year in Chetumal this kind of apartment is a tough find (especially with our tight rent budget!) these may seem like normal things for the USA , but hard to come across all of em together in one place here.. Lol.
I have to say we saw some much prettier apartments for same price , but they were completely unfurnished :( which would have meant lots of $$ to furnish. In fact, we found a beautiful and new apartment closer to the KH. But fortunately before we decided on it , we asked around about the surround neighborhood , and found there was a "gentleman's club" just around the corner which meant alot of bad people , druggies and robbers. Even the taxi guy told us, as we passed by one evening , that is it NOT a safe area! So thankfully we found all this out Before !
So here are some pics, and we still have yet to get a few things . But our most important worries of being safe and clean were answered! It is close to a police station, school and even the governors house! The complex houses mostly students, it is kept clean and well maintained. we are at the end of the L , so it's more private than the rest and we r in shade most of the day so stays a little bit cooler. It's also within walking distance (20-30 mins walk in hot humid heat...) to most service meeting groups during the week. And it is a short taxi ride away from the Kingdom Hall for meetings (taxi ride is about $1.50 each way ) Oh and there is an open air market about 10 mins walk from here! the veggies are beautiful there! Avocados the size of ur head and delicious! ;)
So here is our little apartment..
Also have to wash all fruits n veggies here with disenfectant...