As with most relationships, building friendships with Belgians requires time and effort (maybe a tiny bit more than say, South Americans), genuine interest, and empathy.Many internationals don’t even try, because they’re only here for a short period.But making new friends can be a challenge even for adult Belgians.Some of those I spoke to say, the social circles they’ve had since an early age haven’t changed much as adults. Book hotels at the lowest possible rates below: Paola Campo is a communicator and knowledge enthusiast with a passion for blogging, learning, and reviewing "stuff".
After all, this territory, we know as Belgium, has been invaded / occupied by so many throughout history, it’s no wonder its people crave the comforts of sameness.
A couple of months ago, a co-worker decided to return to his home country after living in Belgium for several years.
He originally moved to this land due to a very attractive job offer, but after awhile, he would complain about all the small cultural differences between his country and this one. Amongst the many questions, I asked about his life here that would trigger his decision to return home, there was one about his social life, more specifically about all his Belgian friends…“What are these Belgian friends you speak of?
However, if after a while a so-called “friend” doesn’t seem to respond to any of your invites, move on. Have you ever heard how Belgians like to “stay close to their village”?
This doesn’t just apply to driving 2 hours every day in traffic, rather than move closer to their workplace.