Wuhan - Post Report Question and Answers

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 is an organization called Women of Wuhan that has get-togethers, often involving a charity donation component, every month or so, and has rebranded itself as People of Wuhan/Women of Wuhan to make it explicit that it is open to everyone. The local AmCham also holds gatherings periodically that attract Americans and other international guests as well as local attendees. It may be possible to make friends other than this but there are complications. Near the consulate is a district with multiple modern restaurants, bars and a karaoke lounge as well as a concert hall. There are concerts, dance shows, and river cruises as well as other attractions if one wishes. It is true that meals tend to be in groups and going out alone to a bar or similar isn't that common here. All of these establishments are functioning normally now as the pandemic wanes. - Jul 2021

My family likes to go to the lake and rent "party bikes", riding around the bike paths and stopping for a picnic. I also enjoy a Zumba class and an aerial yoga class. Women of Wuhan plans weekly get-togethers, such as lunch or brunch or afternoon tea. They also plan a Gala dinner every November, which is the big expat event of the year. - Jan 2020

Lots of noisy bars for singles. Good opportunities to meet older couples and families through various expat clubs here. - Feb 2008

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