A total of 49 per cent said they have mainly local friends, compared with 31 per cent globally.
Cara Fortune, from the Foreign Office’s Know Before You Go team – which helps Britons planning a move overseas – urged insular types to rethink their attitudes.
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After eight years in Brussels, we’re fortunate to have built an incredible network of international friends (and yes, many of them are Belgian.) But it wasn’t easy, especially for me, as a trailing spouse and introvert.
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