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Curious Meredith: Preparing a Belgian Christmas feast

Curious Meredith: Preparing a Belgian Christmas feast

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Explore some of the tastiest traditional Belgian foods and ingredients and learn how to prepare a Christmas full of Belgian cheer.

Goodbye golliwogs, but can I accept Zwarte Piet?

Goodbye golliwogs, but can I accept Zwarte Piet?

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Children survived the loss of golliwog figures, can't the same be said for Zwarte Piet? Expat Ellen Duckenfield discusses the controversial – but beloved – black-faced Zwarte Piet.

Who's that with Santa?

Who's that with Santa?

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St Nicholas (Sinterklaas) and his helper Père Fouettard (Zwarte Piet) are the source of some controversy – who's giving out the gifts at Christmas time?

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.

How to flirt: a European guide

How to flirt: a European guide

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The French flatter; the Brits are crass. So says a social anthropologist in this review on cross-cultural flirting techniques in Europe.

How to act like a local in Belgium

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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 becoming Belgian.

Unfold Conflicts: Integrating a new culture

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Is true integration possible? Louise Dancet explains how different cultural habits can leave expats feeling offended, and how to overcome this.

Things you didn't know: How to make friends in Belgium

Things you didn't know: How to make friends in Belgium

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There's no 'I' in team! As an American expat, it took some time for Diana Goodwin to get used to the Flemish group dynamic.

Letters from the Loire: European Christmas traditions

Letters from the Loire: European Christmas traditions

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Teresa Dolan takes a look at the many varieties in Christmas food, flavours and traditions across Europe, and the increased multiculturalism of Christmas celebrations.

Opposite Ocean: Learning Dutch is 'silly'

Opposite Ocean: Learning Dutch is 'silly'

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Dutch is full of humourous words when translated literally into English, as Leah Budke discovers through comical illustrations by artist Laura Frame.

Xenophobe's® Guides: Belgian manners and etiquette

Xenophobe's® Guides: Belgian manners and etiquette

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Find out how to perfect Belgians' marathon greetings and the art of lavish gift-giving to stay on a Belgian's good side.

Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness

Being Multilingual: Multilingual rudeness

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Linguist Madalena Cruz-Ferreira discusses how attempts at 'multilingual rudeness' can go astray without learning the other vital clues associated with language.

The Culture Trip: Time travel at Bruges’ Historium museum

The Culture Trip: Time travel at Bruges’ Historium museum

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Bruges' multimillion Historium museum take visitors back to the Middle Ages with a tour that uses each of the five senses to explore the city as it once was.

Colors of Brussels: The myths of Manneken Pis

Colors of Brussels: The myths of Manneken Pis

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Discover the folklore surrounding Manneken Pis, Belgium's famous bronze fountain statue in the heart of Brussels.

The Culture Trip: The best of Belgian cinema

The Culture Trip: The best of Belgian cinema

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Marcus Clark discusses the best of Belgium's cult films and classic movies to emerge from Belgian cinema.

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