A tour of Charlie and Luke’s apartment through the magic of the interwebs.
A note of caution: Taiwanese apartment buildings tend look grim from the outside. The humidity means that outside surfaces are weathered away extremely quickly. As a result, the buildings acquire a kind of shanty-town aesthetic that isn’t exactly easy on the eye.. (we’re the third floor, with the light on!)
But fear not! Once you get inside the apartment proper there is a drastic improvement in appearence, decor and all that good stuff, so don’t be put off coming to visit us – we aren’t slumming it just yet.
Come with me into the living-room, complete with two sofas and an arch!
We have these weird wallpaper ceilings around too..
The view from our balcony! Not quite as good as Brad and Laura’s, and we missed the midday sun.
Our big bedroom…. If you are super nice and send us a postcard (as soon as we get our address translated into English…) then you *may* get a spot above our bed.
Our kitchen is actually pretty big by Taiwanese standards, but lacks an oven. One of the other NSTs has a toaster oven that he’s not using, and his wife permitting, he’ll kindly let us have it! :) [note: I found out the hard way that the bottle of ‘water’ left on the side was actually white spirit, alas.]
Our ‘kitchen/dining room’ area came piled with heaps of art-stuff, which we’re just going to throw at our kids and see what sticks.
We splashed out on the £4 rather than 50p shower curtain for our luxury bathroom…
Spare bedroom, where you’re all welcome to crash, comes complete with slighty spooky painting and an en-suite toilet.
So that’s pretty much it. Of course you’ll have to come and stay with us to see it for yourself one day! We’re off to bed now after seeing Life of Pi at a cinema hidden behind a temple in the night market, good night!