Our apartment in Bangalore isn’t much different from one many of you may live in. Still, I thought it might be fun to give you a glimpse of where we live. So, this is my first video blog, a tour of our apartment.
We live on the fourth floor of a 10 story apartment building in a secured complex. Of course, everything in India has security, and it’s mostly for show. The rent is about 3 times the monthly salary of one of my husband’s underlings. It’s more than you would pay for a similar place in Utah, but half of a similar place in Manhattan.
We have an open living/eating area with a large balcony; a hallway kitchen with a washroom outside; a master bedroom with another balcony; a bedroom for the kids; and another bathroom. The floors are tile, and get so dusty that they need to be cleaned daily (they were filthy when we moved in). We bought new linens, towels, and rugs and cleaned for two days straight to make it livable.
There are a few bugs here and there (I bought storage containers for all our food, citronella floor cleaner, and plug-in repellants). Laundry is line-dried and dishes are hand-washed. Now that it’s clean, and we’re all unpacked, this is home, and I love it. So, excuse my amateur video skills and come on in!