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Our guide was written by Brighton Watambwa and last published on Wednesday 27th June 2012.
|01||Learn French or Dutch, especially if you are coming long-term. If you have children this is even more important and will assist them to integrate.|
|02||Learn the Belgian rules of the road as they are a little different to other places and can be complicated.|
|03||Join expat groups by all means but remember that Belgians do exist too, and many expats make the mistake of never getting to know them properly.|
|04||Make the most of summer. Winters are wet, cold and gloomy and involve largely indoor activities.|
|05||Bring as many personal documents as possible (birth, driving, examination certificates), they will help in many different bureaucratic situations.|
There are approximately 250 butchers, 870 hairdressers and 650 pharmacies in Brussels. When you walk down any given street, you will see at least 1 hairdresser and 1 or 2 pharmacies.