After a few weeks of searching – and much help from our family here in Santa Cruz – we finally have our first home together! We are living in a new, pseudo-“high-rise” apartment complex near the city center. Santa Cruz is a series of concentric circles (“anillos” = rings), with the city center nested in the first ring. Our building overlooks the “segundo anillo” (2nd ring), on the southwest perimeter of this ring. We are in a safe, cute neighborhood; we can travel to the hospital in <10 minutes on a “micro” (aka public bus); and, most importantly, the two biggest gyms/clubs in the city are nearby.
Here are some pictures of our new place – we hope you can come visit! Nuestra casa es tu casa!