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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?

The CLO here has been great. The embassy does a lot of get togethers, like happy hours on the lawn, holiday parties, coffees, etc. I would say this is a very social post. A lot of people go exploring, out to dinner, dancing, running, cycling together. - Mar 5, 2017
Visiting friends and coworkers, bowling, movies, outings to the regions, school events, coffee houses, eating out, - Jul 4, 2015
There is a very active community at the embassy here, so there are usually dinners, events at the Marine House, small family parties. Since the embassy is so small, it's really easy to make friends. There are also several social groups for expat women. - Jan 29, 2013
Only within the Embassy Community. We always have a phenomenal time! Anything local is expensive, and in the native language, so it is hard to enjoy if you don't know the language. It is hard to make local friends here. - Dec 22, 2011
People tend to make their own fun. There is a new movie theater opening soon (supposedly). There are also bowling allies, a coffee shop and the pool at the Hyatt if you are a member. Not much else. - Sep 9, 2010
Good restaurants and shopping. - Oct 1, 2009
Not much unless you are into the bar scene. - Nov 5, 2008
There are lots of restaurants to go to and many have very comfortable settings - sofas and coffee table type setting for hanging out and chatting. - Sep 29, 2008
Most people are very social. There's the drinking scene, the camping/hiking adventures and a few sports (softball, ultimate frisbee, biking, hashing-if you can count it a sport). - Sep 9, 2008