Finding a Home in a Foreign Country… in a Pandemic

In a month, I’ll be moving to Scotland (knock on wood) and, after a complicated search, I have a place to live.

I’ve been overanxious to go to Scotland since accepted to university in October. Heck, I began looking at properties in January! Around that time, a friend introduced me to a girl who was looking for a roommate where I’d be studying. We seemed to have a lot in common and I was excited to start looking for places together.

Then, the pandemic happened.

The girl with whom I’d hoped to live decided not to return to campus in the fall.

By April, I realised I should start figuring out accommodations. Here’s how it all went down…

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