As you have probably been able to read through the lines, I haven’t been too successful in finding an apartment in South America which is quiet enough to read, write and think, let alone to sleep.
Finally, I consulted a real estate broker who suggested this apartment in Humberstone in Chile:
I signed the contract right away.
The owners were nice enough to furnish the apartment. In the kitchen, there was even a bowl of fruits waiting for me.
Coziest of all is the living room.
The bedroom for guests is rather spartan, but at least you’ll have a stove when you visit.
What I found particularly attentive was that my remark about writing lead to the provision of a typewriter. Finally I can type the N with a tilde: ÑÑÑÑÑÑ.
Next to the town there is a very windy hill from where I can offer you a panoramic view over the whole settlement.
I believe Humberstone is the only completely car-free town in all of South America. Exemplary! The only downside? I still don’t have internet.