When you’re thinking of living abroad, especially for the first time, it’s good to be able to hear from people who have already made the move. Today we’re looking at blogs from expats who live in Belgium; here are our recommended reads for anyone who’s thinking about moving there.
Belgium or Bust
A Navy wife and mother living in Mons, Zosia’s blog provides an insight into what it’s like to be a parent in a new country. Her ‘Must See Destinations in Europe’ section is a great resource if you’re new to the area and want to see as much as you can. And while you’re there, be sure to check out the recipe section for tips on healthy and delicious cooking.More Than Beer and Waffles
Mrs. Isinvar, a newlywed American musician living in Antwerp, is the person behind More Than Beer and Waffles, a blog which charts Belgian day-to-day life and looks at local customs through the eyes of a newcomer. With tips about communicating with people and making new friends, as well as anecdotes about DIY self-assembly nightmares and the occasional need for a sugar rush, More Than Beer and Waffles makes Belgium seem like a home away from home, and strips away some of the uncertainty from the idea of moving.
Liz Secret Rendezvous
Liz Secret Rendezvous is the online diary of someone who loves life and relishes new experiences. Liz brings a dash of infectious enthusiasm to every post, and her tips for moving abroad and travelling through Europe are filled with a passion for discovering new experiences and encouraging others to do the same. It’s an excellent read for anyone who’s worried about moving abroad – Liz’s enthusiasm will quell your fears in no time!
Best of Brussels
A city guide for expats, visitors and locals alike, Best of Brussels is where American expat Jane shares her thoughts on the best things to do, places to eat and tips for making life easier in Belgium. The blog covers local attractions and entertainment – including the annual ProPulse Festival, which sounds like a great way to relax and enjoy the city. Any cycling aficionados should take a look at the Wellness & Beauty section, which provides advice for cyclists in Belgium.
Ana Elisa Miranda
Ana Elisa is a Brazilian expat currently living in Belgium. Working as an English teacher, writer, translator and a range of other things has given her a uniquely diverse perspective on the expat experience. Her current posts about the WWI centenary in Europe are informative and interesting, providing a glimpse at the history of the country in which she now lives. Her positive attitude and sunny outlook shine through on the blog, which will make anyone feel assured that they can begin their expat life in Belgium with confident anticipation.
Those are our five recommended expat blogs for today. Do you write a blog about being an expat? Let us know in the comments!