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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?

Entertaining at home, or going out to dinner. There's an American Women's club. - Oct 29, 2017
American Women's Club, the American Rec Center. - Oct 18, 2017
Entertain yourself! You have to get creative in a capital city that does not have a movie theater, ice cream shop, coffee shop, bowling, batting cage all the things you don't normally care about but suddenly will miss! You can hike to the top of Three Sisters for a view of the city, you can drive to the dunes (really 1 or 2 sand mounds but that's the dunes) for amazing photography opportunities, go 2.5 hours south to EcoLodge and Parc W, and get brave and try restaurants not judging by the exterior - get out there and explore but always with someone. - Aug 2, 2015
Go clubbing, just to say you did. - Jul 7, 2013