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Forum: Europe
Jan 29th 2011, 9:48 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By blue_blanket

Moving to Belgium, now we are 3!

Hi again! Don't worry, I'm not baffled!

Here is a quick update-

We have narrowed down where we want to live at first and will hopefully be able to secure that this week, subject to final...
Jan 14th 2011, 11:23 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 10,888
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Crappiest place in America you've visited

Is that where the oil huge refineries are? If it is...yeah, +1.

We made a wrong turn on our way somewhere else, and got lost in that horrible maze for over an hour. Every time we asked directions,...
Jan 14th 2011, 8:24 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 10,888
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Crappiest place in America you've visited

Cicero, Illinois.

We thought there would interesting historical markers. (Al Capone related)

There weren't.
Forum: USA
Jan 11th 2011, 7:11 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 6,321
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side

This thread caught my attention because I am leaving the US and moving to a new country.

I have been thinking and reading a lot about relocating and immigrating. I read somewhere (It might have...
Forum: Scandinavia
Jan 11th 2011, 6:47 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 4,289
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Whats so god about Sweden 2

Wow! Those articles were really interesting. Good luck to you! Is your house being moved too?
Forum: Europe
Jan 11th 2011, 6:32 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Belgium Questions, not baffled..lol.

Thanks for all that great detail. I am going to print it out so I can slowly go through it and then my husband and I can discuss it and look at maps.

I am soon to be 40 years old. Mentally? God...
Forum: Europe
Jan 11th 2011, 2:25 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Belgium Questions, not baffled..lol.

Thank you both for the clairification on caves. I am sure they will come in handy, but I am a tiny bit disappointed there are not caves beneath the buildings..lol.

BE is great! I'm so glad it's...
Forum: USA
Jan 10th 2011, 6:08 am
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: International Movers

Thanks, I will be sure to ask that. And the website is great!
I wonder if EuroUSA is on the list at that site.
Forum: Europe
Jan 10th 2011, 5:25 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Belgium Questions, not baffled..lol.

I am studying French currently. I have actually found quite a lot of information about Belgium and Brussels online. I even had some sent to me via snail mail.

As for Flemish, people have assured...
Forum: Europe
Jan 10th 2011, 4:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Belgium Questions, not baffled..lol.

Thanks for the advice. We will look in Ixelles. I am having a trouble finding information about Jette. Even their tourism website is only French or Dutch. It looks kind of suburban though, so I am...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 9th 2011, 11:11 am
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Passport Issuance

I know! That's what I thought too. Then I considered that the additional fee would be cheaper than therapy, and much less than airfare to fly there and actually make them staple and stamp the thing!...
Forum: Europe
Jan 9th 2011, 10:20 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Belgium Questions, not baffled..lol.

Hi again Ray, thanks for replying.

No, we are not on a plush package. We are just plain old immigrants. Speaking of..I have a brand new respect for the ancestors who immigrated all over the place...
Forum: Europe
Jan 9th 2011, 4:30 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Belgium Questions, not baffled..lol.

Thanks for replying! I was just on my way to bed for the night, but I'm glad I checked.

It would have been helpful to include that, sorry. :o

I think we would like to stay in the 800...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 9th 2011, 4:07 am
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Passport Issuance

I finally got in touch with someone. Turns out, it is New York, not DC.
Anyhow, they are always very friendly and polite. In fact, she was very friendly and polite when telling me I needed to send...
Forum: USA
Jan 9th 2011, 3:26 am
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By blue_blanket

International Movers

Hi, we are actually moving Chicago to Belgium but I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with either of these movers?

The first one is called IntlMOVE. (That's how it's spelled on their...
Forum: Europe
Jan 9th 2011, 3:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,474
Posted By blue_blanket

Belgium Questions, not baffled..lol.

Hi again.

So we are in Belgium beginning of March for a few weeks to try and sort ourselves out. I am so excited! Of course though, I have questions...lol.

Does anyone have any suggestions of...
Forum: Barbados
Dec 31st 2010, 10:05 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Passport Issuance

Thanks everyone for replying. I still haven't actually spoken to anyone regarding the mystery call but that is probably, as you said, the Christmas/New Years holidays.

lol..I guess the way I...
Forum: Europe
Dec 30th 2010, 1:44 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,729
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Moving to Belgium

Hi Ray,

The person above me posted a reply to my initial questions from nearly a month ago. I am not perplexed any longer and things are moving along.

Happy New Year.
Forum: Barbados
Dec 30th 2010, 1:42 am
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Passport Issuance

Thanks Razzmatazz, I guess I will call tomorrow and hope for the best.
Forum: Barbados
Dec 29th 2010, 7:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By blue_blanket

Passport Issuance

Hi,

My husband had a Barbados passport in the past that has since expired.
So we sent in all the information and the fee and are now waiting for the passport. It seems to be taking a pretty long...
Forum: Europe
Dec 26th 2010, 6:17 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: New Questions-Belgium

Yikes! Please forgive me for not replying. I thought I did, but it appears I didn't. :embarrassed_smile:

We are going to go with ING, I think. Their website has been very helpful and my husband...
Forum: Europe
Dec 20th 2010, 7:24 am
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By blue_blanket

New Questions-Belgium

Yep, I have 2 new questions.

The first- Is it possible to open a bank account online before we arrive in Belgium? I thought ING does one online but when we tried we were stymied by the Post Code....
Forum: Europe
Dec 8th 2010, 2:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Totally confused US wife ->Belgium

Thank you both again for such easy-to-understand information! It is very much appreciated.

When I read that I, and then later we, would need to purchase health insurance, my heart sank to the...
Forum: Europe
Dec 8th 2010, 4:39 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Totally confused US wife ->Belgium

Thank you so much for replying and putting it into plain English!
Your answer even made it clearer in my head what I was confused about!

I don't know if this important to know or not, but...
Forum: Europe
Dec 7th 2010, 9:28 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,379
Posted By blue_blanket

Re: Totally confused US wife ->Belgium

Thanks for replying.

My husband currently does not pay tax anywhere. He works in Afghanistan and like Dubai, it is tax free.

I suspect this impacts our options, as well as his residency in the...
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