Adapting to our new home can be a challenge.
Once we settle in and develop our daily routines, we often find, and you may too, that there are a few basic things from home that we miss. This is not unusual, nor a thing to feel bad about. We have our own personal background, and we are accustomed to having things available. My wife and I have come to depend on several items than make our new home a little less foreign and a lot easier to adapt to.
Home Entertainment Systems
The Kodi enabled Android smart TV player. is a set top box that is connected by HDMI cable to any flat screen TV. It arrives with a streaming TV interface named Kodi which helps you acces
s many streaming services such as USTVNow and Sling TV. You can set up a free USTVNow account and watch ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC free of charge anywhere in the world with internet download speeds of 2Mbps or greater. If hanging on to part of your culture in your new home is important this is the best thing available. You can read our review of the set top box here.
Help for the Asking
The Amazon Echo family of products are trend setters in voice controlled home entertainment, information and home automation that continually evolve as new cloud services are enabled.
Echo is not a high end stereo system but the sound quality is surprisingly good. To read more about the Echo family of products and how they assist you in the areas listed above read our full review here.
Year round access to seasonal foods
There is another area that requires a North American to adapt to life in the tropics and it is produce, fruits and vegetables, are not available year round. They are seasonal, when they are harvested they are everywhere, 4 months later they cannot be found.
If you are a foodie like my wife and I you will find this troubling like we did. Well we did, but we no longer do because we purchased a food preservation system that vacuum seals fresh fruits and vegetables for long term storage. Viola we now have fresh lemons year round. To read our review of an excellent product we love click here.
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