I posted a while ago about my plan to live with a local famliy for a month but that ended changing. Instead I’ve ended up renting a small one-bedroom apartment for the month. The cost is 3000 MXN (@ $212 US) + Utilities. Not too shabby.
It’s definitely not what I’m used to at home but it’s nice to be a bit settled.
I have a small kitchen, a good sized bedroom, a dressing/closet area, a large bathroom and a back patio.
It’s located about 8 blocks south of the main street through town (Calle 60) and it’s been interesting figuring out how/where to shop and discovering the shops in the area.
The biggest disadvantage is the lack of internet connection, but many of the parks in Merida offer free wifi so I’ve just been doing that. They even have plugs that you can use so you don’t have to drain your battery.
So now I’m officially a local, even if it’s just for a month.