One, in NO WAY am I writing this to complain about the differences in the way things are done here. I am sharing this more to help you understand a different culture and a different way of doing things. Maybe you're like me, and think it's fun to see how different people live their lives, none better than the other, just different. I love that about cultures! Second, I have to tell you, I feel extremely blessed to have found the house that we did. I never imagined I would love a house here as much as I loved our house in New Orleans, but really I feel blessed that we have found a beautiful, peaceful place, close to friends and family, and a neighborhood so quiet and calm that we let our 4 year old ride his bike around freely! Not to mention the house has certain amenities that plenty of houses around here don't have (like a western style kitchen, instead of an outdoor Thai style kitchen) that make our transition to living here just a little bit easier and make things feel more like the homes we are use to!
Without further ado, welcome to our home!
|This is how we get hot water. There is no hot water here in any sinks, but these are installed in the showers so we don't have to take cold showers! It's a bit concerning when you see electric wires so close to your shower head!|
|There are no closets here. if you want to hang your clothes, you have to get a wardrobe!|
|Gone are the days of having a DRYER. This is one of those things I miss the most, especially when my kids are sick. Sorry boys, no blankie you just threw up on until the sun can dry it!|
|All the houses here have fences around the house and big gates.|
|The bowls with baby powder to keep the ants out!|