Last week I stayed in the apartment for the first time, and it was really nice. I have to say, I love the place a lot more than originally anticipated. Surprisingly, though it’s smaller, a lot less nicer, and a lot more ghetto, I like it so much more! I think it’s because it has a sense of community. I can hear kids outside playing and music playing, and people outside yelling. Best part: THERE’S A TREE. And it’s right outside my window! I slept with the window open and could hear the tree blowing all night, and it was heaven. I feel a lot less like I’m in the city, like downtown, and more like I’m just in a more urban suburbia. I can’t really see any huge skyscrapers, and there’s a church outside my window that rings bells every hour like a grandfather clock, reminding me of home. It’s really nice. It feels home-y and I love it!
When I stayed there, I opted for no A/C. I saw it pointless to run the A/C for just myself and my guest staying with me for 2 days when everyone else who was in their respective hometowns for the summer would have to pick up their share of the utilities for it. So, we toughed it out, and it really wasn’t that bad, in fact I really appreciated the smell of outdoor wind filtering through the apartment and the occasional shouts and yells and banter from outside. It adds character.