Brussels Daily Digest from Train Strikes to Comedy Clubs on Xpats, English Only

Moving to Brussels or just landed there, Xpats could be a valuable resource to you, especially if your French is lacking as Xpats is an English language site.

They cover practical questions through the Q&A, for example how to find au pairs and babysitters and daily news like the upcoming 30 hours railway strike starting Tuesday (November 23).

More whimsical events like the Custoprothetik show of custom-designed prosthetic limbs at design shop Septante Sept opening on November 23 also have their place.


In Out to Eat, they review Chez Gaston, a new cafe that for the time being serves only lunch, Monday to Friday, from 12 Noon to 2:30 PM....The place was decorated by Belgian artist Cäät...

Visits to Xpats will help until you get acclimated and want to know Brussels more than skin deep.

(* Custprothetik image by way of Brussels is Burning)

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Spiced Up Thanksgiving with Skewered Pumpkin Recipe from India Cookbook

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