Need help with unintelligible documents? Undecipherable product labels? And how does one sort out all this trash? Like you, I’ve been expat’ing around and understand what a major move involves.
Introducing you to 'everyday practical life’ in Antwerp area, with things like buying new but low price appliances, grocery shopping, getting a feel for the lay-out of your new surroundings, public & private transportation, forests & parks, knowing the best coffeehouse near you, buying bicycles for the family.
I partner with real estate agents and offer assistance in translating documents.
Up for some easy takeaways?
o Are you still looking for a home?
o Everyday living advice based on your new location?
o Accompanied area overview?
o Waste management system (everything you need to know)
o Touring all stores (grocery, DIY, appliances, & pet stores)
o Finding a trustworthy babysitter (English or French speaking)
o Household help for your home (our 'dienstencheque' system)
o Emergency numbers and addresses
o local authority services (and how they work)
Example: 5 hour package: 325€ (our time together is organized depending on your schedule):
Day 1: After a detailed explanation of the waste management system we visit the recycling park, along the way we discus the traffic rules & signs and any questions you might have about the system. Next we visit the various stores you frequently want to use. You will receive a list of the most important phone numbers & addresses you need I.C.E. Together we pro-actively go over accident papers, so when you ever do need them, you know what to do.
Day 2: We use the tram system, driving into the center of town. We can take the free short ferry bringing you across to the left bank where you could take the family for a pick-nick in the weekend. Then we dive into the subway and go to central station where the abbreviations on the departure board become clear. We cross 'Astrid plein' going into another subway and take the tram home where I interpret some Dutch mail that has been confusing you.