Thursday, November 29, 2012

Healthcare, driving without insurance, and can you find Sushi in Scotland?

Healthcare. How do you get started? Well, you need two forms of ID and documentation showing that you are a resident. A TV license or utility bill will do the job. You need to check the GP's (General Practitioner) website to make sure you live in the area they cover. Then, you need to go to their office with your documents to register. They will then set up an appointment for you.

Car insurance. Geico does, in fact, have an overseas program. Look into that. In Scotland, if you are caught driving without insurance, it's not pretty:

You should have insurance set up either before you go to the lot to sign papers on your car, knowing that you are buying it and have an appointment to do so. OR make time at the dealership to set it up. You cannot purchase a new car or a used car without a tax disc included if you do not already have the insurance purchased. You must have insurance and provide proof. In some cases, you can get 7-day free insurance coverage, but for only 1 driver. I highly recommend calling several places ahead of time to get estimates. Also, think about if you want a monthly plan or to pay for one year in one payment. The "one payment" is cheaper by about £300-£400. However, you are locked into that policy for the year. If you pay monthly, you lose the discount received by paying it all at once, and there is an interest fee. Just some things to think about.

Sushi in Aberdeen

Tonight we went to Yorokobi for sushi. It's a bit pricey but they have great food and decent saki. Make a reservation ahead of time. If you are going with a large group, definitely call a day or so in advance and provide your order for food. It makes things easier. That's just how things are here. :)

Sorry, I was hungry and ate a couple. :o) This dish was about £11.50 and came with miso soup.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm salmon looks yummy!! I was just thinking about the healthcare over there yesterday when I left the doctor... Interesting.


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