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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?

Lots of bars and music for night life, places to go out for dinner and house parties. There's a great scuba club that does weekend trips. You can pretty much find anything you're interested in here. - Sep 21, 2017
There are a few expat bands and choirs for the musically inclined, numerous sports clubs, bars, restaurants, just about anything that you can imagine. - Jun 8, 2017
I've met a ton of friends through my kids schools and embassy events. There are a ton of clubs and events. Just need to seek them ut. - Sep 27, 2016
Plenty of CLO events if interested otherwise the community is large enough to find your kind of people and socialize with them - Jun 14, 2016
Dinners at people's homes - Aug 2, 2015
Dinners or get-togethers at friends' homes; restaurants, parks. - Apr 2, 2015
Going to the movies, going for hikes, getting together with friends (usually within the same housing area due to traffic) going out for dinner or tea, shopping, exploring - Feb 14, 2015
Bars, restaurants, movies, a nice lake, a couple of parks, the historical area with the castle ruins and old shops where you can buy copper, carpets, etc. - Jun 10, 2014
Many, from movies, concerts, opera, etc. - Apr 4, 2014
Entertaining, hiking, learning the language, conversation groups, volunteering, art classes, helping at the schools. It is what you make it. - Mar 31, 2014
Dining out, movies, travel. - Mar 30, 2014
Most people find good friends here among the expat community. We get so little support from the Embassy, that we must support each other. What is the saying, misery loves company? - Jul 28, 2013
Decent restaurants. - Aug 4, 2011
It's what you make of it. - Jul 14, 2010