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35 things that change after 'going Belgian'

35 things that change after 'going Belgian'

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How Belgian are you? If you've mastered the 'bof' sound and built up your Belgian beer glass collection, you're on your way to calling yourself a Belgian local.

Safety Scouts Advice: Top 5 travel scams in Brussels

Safety Scouts Advice: Top 5 travel scams in Brussels

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Don't let a scam ruin your time in Belgium; let security experts guide you on how to avoid the classic scams designed to part you from your valuables.

10 things to learn about Belgium

10 things to learn about Belgium

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Belgium is more than EU institutions and Manneken Pis. Sandy from 'S Marks The Spots' lists 10 things about Belgium to test your knowledge.

Bubble and Chic: Cosy restaurants in Brussels

Bubble and Chic: Cosy restaurants in Brussels

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As relaxing as cosy nights at home can be, it's even better when someone else cooks. Faye Cardwell picks her favourite restaurants in Brussels for a cosy or romantic night out.

The best places to live in the world – for your personality?

The best places to live in the world – for your personality?

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Time to get out? Follow this guide to find the best place to live in the world for your personality and manners – the best places to live where you'd feel right at home.

Can I be a good mother and still accept Zwarte Piet?

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If children survived the loss of golliwog figures, how about Zwarte Piet? Expat Ellen Duckenfield discusses if she can still be a good mother and accept her child's love of Zwarte Piet.

Africanah Girl: Is Sinterklaas and 'Zwarte Piet' racist or tradition?

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Much controversy has surrounded the blackface 'Zwarte Piet' helpers who arrive with Sinterklaas in Europe each year. Africanah Girl shares her side of the Zwarte Piet debate.

The truth about Halloween you didn't know

The truth about Halloween you didn't know

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Have candy, costumes and commercialisation distracted us from the true meaning of Halloween? Here are some Halloween facts you should know before putting on your Halloween costume.

The secret to perfect Belgian fries

The secret to perfect Belgian fries

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Kimberley Lovato interviews the self-proclaimed 'Missionary of the Belgian Fries' and uncovers the sacred rituals of Belgian frites.

The truth about 'French' fries: They're Belgian, you know

The truth about 'French' fries: They're Belgian, you know

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French fries have nothing to do with France – as many Belgians will attest – so why we do mistakenly refer to them as 'French fries'? Where did French fries come from?

The 10 funniest Dutch idioms – and what they really mean

The 10 funniest Dutch idioms – and what they really mean

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If your dinner guest tells you an 'angel peed on their tongue', you should take it as a Dutch compliment not an insult.

The Unexpected Traveller: Driving quirks in Belgium

The Unexpected Traveller: Driving quirks in Belgium

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Driving in a foreign country is a tricky road to travel. Master the Belgian roads by learning to drive like a local with these five quirky tips for driving in Belgium.

23 signs you’ve turned into a 'serial expat'

23 signs you’ve turned into a 'serial expat'

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Several years later and you're still on the move abroad... are you addicted to expat life? If these telltale signs are true, it's time to admit you're a serial expat.

15 fabulous French-inspired gift ideas you can buy online

15 fabulous French-inspired gift ideas you can buy online

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Stuck for a fabulous gift idea? Here we look to French culture for inspiration for the best gift ideas – all of which can be ordered online and have a special French twist.

The effects – good and bad – of living abroad

The effects – good and bad – of living abroad

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The expat lifestyle can be challenging on international families – but is that good or bad? Read why everyone should consider moving their family abroad.

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