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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Movies, bars, restaurants, going to peoples' homes, hiking. - Aug 2, 2016
Eating, clubbing, game nights, dancing, etc. - Aug 2, 2015
A lot of people entertain at home. Couples and singles in the Selite/Dinamo area get together often at local restaurants, bars, and at each other's homes. Families with kids on the Ridge often get together for evening activities, including playground parties, outdoor movies, pool parties, etc. If you have kids, birthday parties are a huge deal, often involving the entire family. For singles, there are a few clubs and pubs that are decent, and a couple of sports bars that aren't bad. - May 18, 2013
It is what you make it. I think it's decent at the moment. - Dec 27, 2012
There are many bars, clubs, and good restaurants. You can go see the symphony orchestra and the opera. There are art openings and film screenings often. People tend to entertain a lot from home. The cafe scene here is also big and people go out to drink coffee and sit for hours. - Oct 1, 2011
It's a fishbowl community to an extent. The Marines have a happy hour, Trivia Night, and the embassy does some day trips. Restaurants can be hit or miss. The Sheraton has a movie theater and movies are in English. - Mar 31, 2008