Welcome back to the Queer & Far channel! In this episode, we dive into the adventures of Sharmane Fury, aka Maney, as they share their experiences and challenges with finding and renting a home while living abroad. From language barriers to cultural nuances, join us as we explore the realities of searching for a sanctuary away from their home country.
In this episode of Queer & Far, Maney takes us on their journey of finding a place to call home while living abroad. They discuss their previous difficulties with housing in various cities in the U.S., recounting stressful experiences with landlords and challenging neighborhoods. Moving to their current location in Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico, Sharmane highlights the importance of partnering up with a recommended local to help navigate the process. With the guidance of a licensed real estate agent, they successfully secure a new house in a suburb of Mérida.
Shae & Sharmane discuss the intricacies of rental and lease agreements in Mexico. Maney shares their concerns about their responsibilities as a foreigner signing a lease and shares the comfort of having the help of a translator in the room. They discuss the penalties of early termination and the return of the deposit, highlighting the differences from the lease signing process in the United States. Not to mention navigating the challenges of setting up utilities and services when you don't speak the language.
Join Sharmane and Shae on the Queer & Far channel as we explore the highs and lows of living abroad and the rollercoaster of home rental experiences. Gain valuable insights into the challenges faced when searching for the perfect sanctuary away from the U.S. Don't forget to hit the subscribe button and share your own international housing stories in the comments below!
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Queer & Far, a travel podcast from a couple of Queer Femmes, providing tips and resources to travel safely while Black/Brown, Queer, Disabled or from any marginalized group and intersections in-between. Hosted by Sharmane Fury aka daBlasianBlerd and Shae Nahnigans. We will be sharing travel advice and resources for #TravelingWhileQueer #TravelingWhileDisabled #TravelingWhileBIPOC #TravelingWhileFemme as well as charting our journey towards moving abroad.
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Hosted by: Sharmane Fury and Shae Nahnigans Produced and Edited by: Sharmane Fury Music by: Pinegroove - "Big Band Savage Jazz"
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