But don't forget your:

Vitamin D and portable air conditioner!! It can get hot in the summer for about a month and none of the houses have air conditioning. Last year we had a heat wave where it was in the 90s and the city ran out of portable ac units in the stores. Since most homes are either townhouse or apartment, you will get hot in the upper floors. - Feb 2019


Sense of adventure and rain boots. - Feb 2019


Patience, sweater, umbrella, and workout gear (to work off the beer, chocolate and fries!). - May 2018


Umbrella, reading material for train delays, exercise program to work off all that extra chocolate and beer - Jan 2018


Umbrella, nail polish, and thick skin - the locals aren't the friendliest lot. - Feb 2017


Rain coat and boots, umbrella. - Dec 2016


Curiosity and willingness to explore and learn from your new neighbors. - Aug 2014


sense of adventure. - Jul 2014


Weight scale - you will need it to measure all those pounds you are gaining after you start eating the fabulous chocolate, french fries, waffles and drinking all that beer. - Apr 2014


Rain gear. - Jan 2014


Raincoats, rain boots, and sweaters. - Jan 2014


umbrella, rain slicker and boots. - Oct 2012


Umbrella, raincoat, and a good book to pass the time during all those queues at the local commune, the supermarket etc. - May 2012


Good umbrellas, bikes. - Jan 2012


Umbrellas and rain coats. And your credit cards - life here is expensive. - Aug 2011


Sense of adventure, and appreciation of the whimsical and wacky. - Jul 2011


umbrella - Jun 2011


umbrella, coat, sunglasses, and your boots! - Jun 2011


European travel guides. - Jun 2010


sense of humor. Belgium can get a bit dreary, and the traffic will drive you insane. - Jun 2010


umbrella and your willingness to see a bright lining in those ever-present clouds. - Jul 2009


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