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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?

I struggled to make local friends but was very happy to have a few friends who were international diplomats and others who were contractors at the Kosovo Army base so I wasn't constantly in the "Embassy bubble" but the Embassy community had great wine and cheese events and a fun book club. - Aug 2019

I found most of my friends through my job. There is a pretty strong Internations community, though. - Jan 2019

There are vineyards, Lake Ohrid, traveling, hiking Matka Canyon. - May 2016

Live music, eating out, clubs (but they get hopping' late at night, like 1am). - May 2014

There are plenty of options. There are associations, jazz festivals, concerts, bars, night clubs, coffee shops, restaurants, museums, pretty much everything is available. - Sep 2013

Lots of choices. Restaurants, clubs, parties, BBQs, playgroups, etc. The International Women's Association is very active, with over 160 members, and is a great intro into society. I highly recommend joining! - Aug 2009

You can be as socially active as you choose. There are often embassy sponsored social events and even more frequent casual gatherings of friends. - Mar 2009

People mostly congregate in little groups at people's houses - Mar 2009

Tons! Most people entertain casually in their homes very frequently. But this is up to you. The International Womens Associaion is very nice. - Jan 2009

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