Kick Back, Set It Up

We only viewed the room once. If you would call it a viewing. The original intent of our visit was to look at the apartment on the first floor. It was a spacious one bedroom with an attached bathroom, a kitchen and a small living room connecting it all together. A bit above our price range but the owner accepted my boyfriend and me as an unmarried couple. Not at all a common occurrence in India, even in a metropolitan city like Chennai. The building sat right up against another building to the right and an empty plot, piled with rubbish to the left. Our new home stood off of the main street and down in what I would call an alleyway, but a typical road here; small, narrow and littered with children, chickens, and motorbikes.

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