This whole experience began when I got an e-mail from a German person named
Sabine living in Edinburgh, Scotland on December 4th last year.
|I visited Scotland to meet my pen pal!!
Mitsuto and Sabiine
Since her boyfriend was planning a trip to Japan, she seems to have been interested in Japan.
We both loved to travel, and our mails were centered on the topic.
When I told her in my mail that I wanted to be good at speaking English, she asked me why not come to Scotland. I did have a necessity to be a better English speaker concerning my job, and I decided to go abroad and ask Sabine to be my English teacher.
Although I was successful in finding a cheap flight ticket, I could not find any accommodation there. There is an International Festival in Edinburgh starting on August 8th, and all the accommodations were full way back in February. The ones vacant were very expensive that I could not afford. So, I asked Sabine if I can stay with her, and she said OK.
At that time, however, her flat only had a kitchen, a living room and a bedroom.
Although she might have had the idea of moving before, she bought a different flat with two bedrooms before I arrived.
At this point, I had the urge to go there. I had no time to think about the danger. Since she bought a new place, probably because of me, I could not say I will cancel my trip.
So, finally, on August 8th, I arrived at the Heathrow International Airport, passed the most strict entry inspection, and was on board of BD heading for Edinburgh. There I met Sabine who had come to pick me up.
I was a bit surprised when she suddenly hugged me and kissed me on the neck. We took a cheap shuttle bus from the airport to the station and a taxi to go to her place. read more