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Health Care System in Belgium

Using the Health Care System in Belgium doesn’t have to be scary.

No expat wants to end up in the hospital in their new country, but we do want to know a decent health care system is available if and when we need it. I recently visited the Emergency Room in a Brussels hospital and, for the most part, it was a better experience than I expected.

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Belgium is a wonderland for foodies, but if you have a food allergy, it can be a nightmare. We share how to survive gluten-free and celiac dining in Belgium. We share where to buy gluten-free food and the best gluten-free restaurants in Belgium. 

Belgium is a wonderland for foodies, but if you have a food allergy, it can be a nightmare. We share how to survive gluten-free and celiac dining in Belgium. We share where to buy gluten-free food and the best gluten-free restaurants in Belgium. 

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How a VPN works in a business situation

How a VPN works in a business situation

Missing your BBC iPlayer? Can’t access Facebook? Expats and travellers often can’t log on to websites and services they use back home. A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, can help you reach those sites wherever you are in the world.

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Happy 2013 from CheeseWeb!

[caption id="attachment_5774" align="alignleft" width="290"] Happy 2013 from CheeseWeb![/caption] They say, as you get older, time seems to pass more quickly. At the rate 2012 flew by, I must be about 85 years-old. This was another big year for us and although we didn’t stray beyond the borders of Europe, we...
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ULB Solvay Brussels School of Business Management

Want an MBA in Brussels? Solvay may be a good choice. [Photo via Antonio Ponte]

A year and a half ago, I decided to start a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). I looked at options around Europe, but discovered the best choice for me was here in Belgium.  Today I’ll tell you why Belgium should be at the top of your list for an MBA.

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Free English books in Brussels with the Brussels Bookswappers Club

Free English books in Brussels at the Brussels Bookswappers Club

We love books. They were one of the few items besides clothing (and cats) Andrew and I brought with us when we moved to Belgium. So when I heard about a place we could share our love of reading AND get free books, I had to learn more. That’s how I found myself riding a tram to Boitsfort on a chilly November evening, for my first ever meeting of the Brussels Bookswappers Club.

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Battling Expat Negativity

Let your expat life soar with a positive attitude

It’s a normal part of expat life, heck any life, to be angry, frustrated or depressed now and then. But are you killing your chances of having a successful and rewarding life abroad by wallowing in negativity? Today we give you some tips on staying positive when expat life is getting you down.

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Sending expat kids to school in a new language can be terrifying for parents

Sending expat kids to school in a new language can be terrifying for parents

Today we are thrilled to share a guest post from Michelle, an American expat living with her family in Umbria, Italy. She writes about overcoming her fears, finding her voice in a new language, sending her kids off to an Italian school and learning to take things one step at a time – Challenges expats everywhere can relate to. 

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