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An Expat Talks about Moving to Bruges, Belgium

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Bruges

Name three things that you wish you had brought and three you wish you had left at home.

Wished had brought: stronger sense-of-esteem, outlet (higher quality) shopping, old beloved Volvo

Wished had left home: nothing

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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?

Take only what you need, clothes, books; buy antiques in the area -very nice and reasonable, small town Bruges-if you find a nice place in the center with a large garden and good parking available this is ideal. If you have children living outside the city is very pleasant and near the small woods/parks.

What type of housing do you live in? Is this typical for most expats in your area?

Land house - of the people I know it is not typical.

How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?

Family-in-law found our first townhouse; A real-estate agent the second house.

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Are your housing costs higher or lower than they were in your home country? What is the average cost of housing there?

Housing costs: rental, lower; water, sewer, heating, higher; buying a home, higher.

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