EXPATS IN BELGIUM

There are more expats living in Belgium than at any time in the past, according to a study carried out by Brussels property investment firm Skyline Europe. There are currently some 220,000 expats – defined as educated foreign workers – living in the country, an increase of 46% on the year 2000.

AS ARISTO SPIRITS WAS BUILD BY A COMMUNITY OF EXPATS, WE DEFINITELY WANT TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THIS COMMUNITY. THAT'S WHY YOU CAN REQUEST A SPECIAL DISCOUNT AS EXPAT LIVING IN BELGIUM. PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL TO CONTACT@ARISTOSPIRITS.COM TO REQUEST YOUR COUPON CODE 

Belgium is a great country with fabulous culture, lots of travel opportunities and a superb quality of life. The beer is of course good, as is the chocolate. Stray away from tourist traps, such as the notoriously bad Rue des Bouchers in Brussels, and a land of gastronomic delights beckons. Waterzooi, a deliciously creamy chicken and fish broth, and shrimp croquettes are certainly worth a try. But it’s the foreign recipes that Belgians cook so well. Belgium is a cauldron of nationalities, and the proof of its diversity is in its pudding… or fresh egg pasta: 17% of the population were foreign born, with the largest proportion coming from Italy. Multicultural Belgium, however, isn’t always seen in a positive light. Muslim migrants face discrimination and ‘Molenbeekphobia’ is a shameful reality. Nevertheless, on the whole Belgians are good at working together calmly to find solutions. In 2010 the country went 589 days without a government, and still ticked along nicely. It even outperformed other euro economies. 

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