Elections in Belgium can seem pretty complicated, especially for expats who might struggle with the language barrier. In this post, we’ll give you a taste of how the Belgian political system works, and show you how/if you can vote.
Every 6 years there are municipal and provincial (i.e. East Flanders) elections
Moving to another country means joining a new community but, as expats, we know that sometimes it can be comforting to get in touch with people from our own country. People who speak our language and share the same background, can give us advice, bring us support or simply tell
The summer holidays are coming up and here is a post dedicated to all kinds of summer festivals and events taking place in June, July and August 2019. There are many things you can do in Ghent during the summer. In this guide we’ll give you suggestions on festivals and
It must have been the cheese platter that was causing the terrible pain in my sister’s stomach. At least, that’s what we thought. She was attending a conference in Cologne, so we met up with her and her husband for the weekend, but she couldn’t get out of bed the
When I moved to Ghent, I had my goals all sorted out. Step number one – find a comprehensive stationery store. Check. Step number two – locate a well-stocked-yet-off-the-beaten-track spice shop. Checkity check. Step number three – find a bookstore that will quench my never-ending thirst for English classics, fantasy
Find out how to get to the airports in Belgium by car, bus and train and get some money-saving tips. We’ve also created a text snippet that you can send family and friends who you can’t greet at the airport, with instructions on how to get to Ghent from Brussel
Three major factors sparked Hannelore Waterschoot to start the recruitment agency Talentree helping internationals find a job in Belgium. 61
This post answers questions such as "How do I open a bank account?" "What bank should I choose?" and "Where are the ATMs in the centre of Ghent?". We've focused on current accounts for individuals. 1529
You’ve packed your bags, said goodbye to friends, grandparents and cousins – you’re about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime with your family. 156
Making the decision to move abroad as an expat, the moving itself and finally the settling in a foreign community can be a daunting experience. Moreover, if you’re an expat with children, having a family to take care of makes it even harder. Eventually you will need a babysitter.