Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our new home and a new acquaintance!

I was fortunate enough to make the acquaintance of another staff member of our school, Victor, who lives with his family in the same apartments that the school has found for us.  He's from Costa Rica and his wife is from Germany.  They have a daughter who will be three this summer.  The apartments are called Villas de San Isidro in Zona 17 of Guatemala City (eastern side), which is supposed to be the nice side of the city.  

Here's a picture of the apartment building that's about a year old.

shot of Villas de San Isidro

Here's a picture taken from an airplane with the apartments highlighted.  This was taken from the north, I believe.  You can see that we're sort of outside the city, with lots of greenery.

aerial shot

Artist's rendering of the apartments.  There are basketball courts and a playground and a few other things.  By the time we arrive there's supposed to be a pool, gym, and club house.

artist rendering

Picture of the playground.  

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Another shot of the apartments.

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On another note, Victor told us about a preschool five minutes from our apartment.  Problem solved!  And....it's open until we get off work, so the nanny thing can wait a while.  Big load off the mind!

Don't have any interior shots of the apartment yet...working on that!  We're grateful for the generosity of the school and how everything seems to be working out.

1 comment:

  1. Looks great Ben! I hear some of these complexes are all inclusive, with almost everything you need for daily life inside the community. Keep posting on this!

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