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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?

There are some organized events. These tend to be hit and miss. With a small-ish expat community, there isn't much of a critical mass for many activities. - Oct 7, 2016
Clubs, opera, ballet, restaurants. - Jun 18, 2014
At home, we have dinners, play games. The International Women's club has a really nice charity ball in early December. We go out to dinner. - Sep 13, 2010
Bars, clubs, restaurants, house parties, happy hours, excursions. It's pretty good! - Jul 20, 2008
Most people congregate at each other's places for dinner parties, etc. Dining out is also a big thing. There are a lot of restaurants here. The cuisine is varied, but the cooking style is basic and similar on the whole. Again, dining out is expensive for what you get (US$30 per person on average for a meal that would cost half of that in DC). - Jan 29, 2008