Lots of people who come to Mysore return year after year. I’ve always stayed at serviced apartments until this year. This year, my apartment is attached to a family residence. It’s a fantastic place. But staying here meant I had to buy some household things: sheets, towels, dish towels, tea kettle, etc. I never thought I would be one of those people who leave a trunk behind in Mysore, but it turns out that I am.

I will pack my belongings into the trunk and drop it off with Shiva before I go to the airport at the end of the week. Shiva stores trunks for students, at a remarkably reasonable price: $1.47 per month/$17.64 per year.