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carlitos replied to the thread Looking To Live Very Cheap In Uruguay?!! on the Uruguay forum on December 17, 2014:
tmpauling initially posted:
Where can I live very cheap with my family in Uruguay? I am Afro-American and would like to live among other peoples of Afro descent. Advice is appreciated. Thanks
carlitos replied 12 hours ago with:
Yes Morell, we have all this and much more. When we were living in the US we spent about 1k a month including rent and utilities and food, for both of us.
Morell replied 12 hours ago with:
Re free healthcare. We were told by our escribana that it was for unemployed and low income people and if we were applying for residency we would not qualify as the income we needed to show was higher than that for the free healthcare. I do know one person who signed up but soon switched to a paid provider due to the long waits, appointments cancelled on her, indifferent doctors and poor facilities. I do not know if she was correct in her views but she is much happier paying around $80.00 per month for her medical care plus some low co-pays.
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CarolKiel replied to the thread Trump Tower in Puntas del Esta on the Uruguay forum:
JoeyThompson initially posted:
Just wondering about the progress of the new Trump Tower in Punta. Where in the process are they? Just beginning? Nearly complete? Finished or what? Boots on the ground report please......
CarolKiel replied on December 15, 2014 with:
They are excavating.
focus replied on December 07, 2014 with:
Excavation started in Sept. and reports are that it is mostly sold. http://trumppuntadeleste.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/41.jpg
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edykizaki posted stories of Uruguay on the Uruguay forum on December 15, 2014:
HI! I am looking for stories of Uruguay that share in an experiential way what it's like to live here and give people a good sense of it. If you would be willing to share your stories (it's ok not to use your name if anything ultimately gets shared in public) then please get in touch with me by PM, very much appreciated!!! People need more information before coming here or making decisions. One thing I'm looking for is ... what is the "Uruguay Mindframe" like? Another is "What makes up the Magic of Uruguay people talk about?" Another is "How easy is it to make Uruguay friends, and how do you keep in good relationship once you get the friendship launched?" And feel free to speak to any of these questions here in the forum too so others can comment/dialog! Many thanks!!
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cadmila replied to the thread Best Departemento to Stay and make a living with children on the Uruguay forum on December 14, 2014:
cadmila initially posted:
we were thinking about moving to Uruguay and buying a house. We want to stay in a farm house with some land to do some amount to grow our own vegetable maybe grow some vine ourselfs. I spent lots of time looking for a good place. Those close to MVD are so expensive. Now i am unsure, I found decent objects in los Cerillos or close to Joaquin Suarez. Is Suarez too rural? I found so many bad news about this place. Because we have small children we would prefer a rather safe and clean environment. Any suggestions? We are from Europe.
cadmila replied on December 14, 2014 with:
Thank you for the responses so far. Its been very helpful. Yes we wanted to work and farm. We are selfemployed engineers in our home country.
crazyfarmer replied on December 13, 2014 with:
For a rural area that's good for farming and a family, I'd suggest the area around MInas. Soil ranges from good to terrible in that area, so pay attention to the coneat score. Also, it can be a little remote. So the kids might be bored. Our children always seem to be able to find something to do on our farm though. We're just north of Montevideo outside Las Piedras. The area is so-so with decent and bad parts. But the land prices were reasonable. And we're close enough to Montevideo to go into town easily.
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carlitos replied to the thread Prescription Meds on the Uruguay forum on December 10, 2014:
TeacherDebi initially posted:
Hi, I was wondering how I find out if my medications are available in Uruguay? I have a chronic condition which requires these meds and perhaps others in the future. Thanks,
carlitos replied on December 10, 2014 with:
I don't mind at all, please send the information I will check that.
TeacherDebi replied on December 10, 2014 with:
No,none of them have that extension. I take 3 meds at this time. Would you mind checking for me if I sent their names to you in a PM?
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wengin replied to the thread Uruguay accepts 6 GITMO tenants! on the Uruguay forum on December 09, 2014:
Konstanzer initially posted:
Uruguay was on top of our short list for expatriation until tonight when we saw on TV that the country volunteered to accept six GITMO prisoners that were just released by the U.S. They now call themselves "refugees" from Syria! What are the Uruguayans thinking? A small country like this cannot possibly think that anything good comes of such a stupid move. The Muslims are out to establish the Caliphate and at first it's six refugees and from there they multiply like mushrooms. Well, our next domicile will not be home to these awful fanatics, so, scratch Uruguay. These people do not bring anything good or productive to the community or to the country. Don't try to impress the world with some phony generosity and accept these terrorists. Uruguay, we feel sorry for you and your people!
wengin replied on December 09, 2014 with:
Hi there! It's really very sad that people can be so radical. Being radical is the reason for the "mob", very sad... Let me tell you that these "tenants" don't deserve to be judged by the people who don't even know their cases. I hate violence, I hate the attack to the towers, I love the States and I love Uruguay. People here are warm, smart and open minded. There are good people and bad people here and everywhere but this doesn't mean we have to be judgmental at this point. I support President Mujica and yes, I hate "ISIS" and absolutely everything that means destruction. Anyway, I think you made the good decision by not coming to Uruguay, you wouldn't be a fit.
crazyfarmer replied on December 09, 2014 with:
Konstanzer, how many high-rise office buildings collapsed on the day of 9/11?
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crazyfarmer replied to the thread BPS laws and hiring on the Uruguay forum:
Ging7323 initially posted:
Someone told me of a new law that if you hire a worker, even for a few hours and they get hurt while working for you, if you had not registered that worker with BPS, you can go to prison! So, what do you do when you need someone to help chainsaw a few branches or do some gardening for you? You have to register with BPS? Seems very complicated. Any ideas out there? Is this only for farm owners or all households? It us a new law! That was confirmed.
crazyfarmer replied on December 09, 2014 with:
Or maybe someone sees a rich American and "falls". This kind of thing happens in the US, so I'm sure it could happen here also. Maybe the purpose of this law is to force people to hire companies (that can be tracked and taxed) rather than hiring Jose across the street to perform some task. Maybe there's insurance for this situation... sold by the state insurance bank of course. ;-)
focus replied on December 09, 2014 with:
But I think there are two factors here: 1) the law, 2) how it is upheld. How aggressively will the courts defend those who hire? If it is anything like trying to get rid of a delinquent tenant, then it is fair to have doubts. Can workers create problems for those who hired them? Anecdotally, it seems so. I've personally never had a problem, but it appears many have.
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property in UruguayBeautiful Chalet and guesthouse oceanview... walking distance to Piriapolis, beaches. Mature flower-herb gardens, fireplace, all appliances, furnished, security. Oceanview bedroom deck.. Paulo Alvez Realty (San Francisco area)...ask for Valeria. New to market. Health sale. Many more photos available.
property in UruguayBeautiful Chalet and guesthouse oceanview... walking distance to Piriapolis, beaches. Mature flower-herb gardens, fireplace, all appliances, furnished, security. Oceanview bedroom deck.. Paulo Alvez Realty (San Francisco area)...ask for Valeria. New to market. Health sale. Many more photos available.
edykizaki replied to the thread My visit to Uruguay on the Uruguay forum:
TominWisc initially posted:
I will be arriving solo In Jan with no friends or contacts. Can anyone suggest sleeping accommodations direct from the airport both safe and reasonable for a one months stay or while I sort things out. Also, can anyone suggest a small town both beautiful and warm if the big city is not for me. Thanks, Tom
edykizaki replied on December 03, 2014 with:
Hi, that is Syd and Gundy, we think they are wonderful, we have met them twice, here is my blog when we went blueberry picking with them...they are Canadian, have been here 8 years, and were both innkeepers in Canada. https://www.facebook.com/notes/edy-zacharin-kizaki/blueberries-in-atlantida/1512450849021512
Morell replied on December 03, 2014 with:
Here is a Youtube video showing a slow drive around the highlights of Atlantida in Oct 13. The water is a nice blue and you will see the downtown and some of the streets. The traffic and pedestrians are what you can expect all year except in Jan and Feb. when it is a lot busier. The guy in the yellow jacket is an official car minder. They watch your car when you park and "help" you in and out of the space. They are usually tipped a small amount - around 10 pesos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcN9bSgDncw
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TominWisc posted Uruguay on the Uruguay forum:
Looking for a safe affordable room to go to directly from the airport in Montevideo while I sort things out. Also, any thoughts on a small, cool, if you know what I mean, warm city to hunker down in outside of the big city. Much appreciated.
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