Located in the south east of Scotland near the North Sea, Edinburgh offers natural beauty and medieval and Georgian architectures that are hard to resist. The natural scenery is magnificent and picturesque which is why it is always a treasure to be able to stay or live there, even if it is just for a while. The city was also rated as one of the best place to live in the world and was voted as one of the most desirable city to live in the UK in recent years. If you are considering moving to Edinburgh, Scotland, there are several things you need to make sure in order to lessen the culture shock.
1. Languages: although the people in Edinburgh speak the same language, some of the words may have different meanings. For example: the word ‘Clever’ means ‘Smart’ in the US while the word ‘Smart’ in Edinburgh is the same as ‘Stylish’ or ‘Well-dressed’. Another example, the word ‘Trousers’ means ‘Pants’ since ‘Pants’ will be translated as underwear there. So make sure you observe and follow these language rules.
2. Accommodations: finding an accommodation is quite easy in Edinburgh. You could opt for a shared or whole flat or rent a house, the choice is yours. Find a reputable local moving company or an international moving company which may cost you more but could help you transport your belongings from the US without difficulty. After you come to your flat or house, check the plugs, water taps and other home utilities so you could immediately seek an Edinburgh Plumber should you find any problems.
3. Activities: people in Edinburgh are generally friendly and warm. Checkout activities in your local communities you can join and start to have fun living in Edinburgh. For special occasions like weddings, graduations or birthdays you could find professional Edinburgh Photographer to help you capture the precious moments to be treasured. Well, you could find almost anything you need in Edinburgh through online local businesses directories so finding the right companies or people is quite easy.
Lastly, enjoy your stay and visit as many places as you can while you are there. There are over 4,500 world’s heritage buildings in Edinburgh and various festivals throughout the year that you can visit and see.