The entertainment and nightlife scenes of different countries can be for many one of the perks of being an expat. Particularly in large cities, the amount on offer will be eye-opening and exciting, yet at the same time it may be confusing for a newcomer to an area. When discovering the social scene, having someone to show you round can be very handy (which is why keeping those contacts can be so valuable!)
However for many it will be a case of trial and error. Written guides can be useful if they’re written by someone with first-hand experience of the area. A recent post on Live Mint Expat Blog was a short and sweet guide to nights out in Delhi, which makes for fun reading. Even if you don’t live there, you’ll probably be able to relate with some of the descriptions of the crowd and “how the night ends”.
The internet has all sorts of guides and information allowing you to thoroughly research an area before heading out. We enjoyed reading the Live Mint blog as it has a real sense of personality – an important part of describing any social scene! We’d be very interested to hear your own experiences or guides and in promoting them on this blog so let us know by posting here, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or getting in touch via twitter.