We’ve moved!

Well once again, it’s been forever since I’ve written, and a lot has happened! We moved overseas this week, and we are getting settled in our temporary apartment. We are staying in the apartment that used to be our company’s second office, and after they moved out they negotiated with the landlord to give it to us for a month at a lower price instead of leaving it vacant. It does not have everything that a fully furnished apartment around here usually has, like sheets & towels, but it is very clean, and the location can’t be beat. We’re just across the courtyard from our office. We have a few small sheets and one towel that we’re using until we can find others, and over all we are very pleased with our apartment. Believe it or not, it even has a/c in one room, a microwave, a tv, and a piano!! We haven’t used the tv or played the piano yet, but we have enjoyed the a/c during the hot afternoon and evening.

The weather here is nice, although a bit hotter than I was expecting. This is mostly due to the extremely high humidity. Our apartment is located on the third floor, so I’m sure that makes it a bit hotter, too. The ceilings in most buildings around here, including our apartment, are about 12 feet high. All the buildings we’ve been in so far except for the market also have beautiful crown molding. We’ve been told they have high ceilings here to make it cooler inside. I love the way it looks, and when you add in the crown moldings it gives the rooms a fancier atmosphere.

People dress quite nicely here. Men are never in shorts, and women either wear skirts below the knee or long pants. I’ve only seen t-shirts on a few people, but never one with writing on it, and these people seem out of place. Men’s shirts are all collared and either polo or button-up. Women wear blouses that can be sleeveless or short-sleeved, and the material is usually somewhat dressy. Babies also dress nicely, so Kate’s little dresses are just perfect. I’m glad I brought a few shoes for her since I haven’t seen any babies with bare feet. I’ll try to upload some pictures of our apartment soon!

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Published in: on July 10, 2009 at 12:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

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