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JerryinBA replied to the thread Looking for Santiago Vera on the Uruguay forum on August 28, 2014:
JoeSteele initially posted:
Hi, I'm Joe I'm new to the forum. I'm Canadian and currently living in Buenos Aires. Has it been as warm in Uruguay as it's been down here in the last week?!? I'm looking for Santiago Vera Sanudo. Santiago Vera is currently in Punta del Este. If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact me. Thanks, Joe
JerryinBA replied on August 28, 2014 with:
I heard that he's going to be staying at the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires. He can'r stay there for too many days, as his budget is US$1,000.
JerryinBA replied on August 28, 2014 with:
I heard that he's going to be staying at the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires. He can'r stay there for too many days, as his budget is US$1,000.
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panamajames replied to the thread Visiting Montevideo in December on the Uruguay forum on August 26, 2014:
panamajames initially posted:
I was wondering if anyone had a 2 bedroom house, or two apartments to rent for the month of December for 2 senior expat couples. You can e-mail me at panamajames@gmail.com Thanks.........
panamajames replied on August 26, 2014 with:
Thank you so much Morell, greatly appreciated. I will get in touch with all of these folks. Jim in Panama
Morell replied on August 26, 2014 with:
You could try posting a request through marita2727@gmail.com she has a newsletter that goes out to quite a few folk. Also the Uruguay expat real estate group https://www.facebook.com/groups/300528380110926/ Another option is through http://www.buscandocasa.com/
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Marina63 replied to the thread Considering relocation on the Uruguay forum:
TampaToo initially posted:
My wife and I are in our early 40's and are disgusted with the "American lifestyle". We have been looking for places to immigrate and Uruguay is on the top of our list. We are not people who are looking to retire cheaply and live the American lifestyle in a South American country. We do not have a considerable amount of savings and we want to get jobs and immerse ourselves into the culture. We are both teachers. I have a master's in science education. My wife has her master's degree in special education, but is also certified in mathematics. We are currently working on learning Spanish. I am told that we could teach English. Does anyone know anything about teaching in Uruguay? We have absolutely no interest in teaching in the Uruguay-American School. I read contrasting opinions on the cost of living. Some say that it is inexpensive, others say that it is very expensive. We are interested in a modest lifestyle in Montevideo. Would a teaching job be able to afford a modest lifestyle? We would assume a small apartment or condo. I think our biggest expense would be the actual move. I would assume that we would sell almost everything except very personal items...or is it more cost effective to ship your furnishings? Lastly, I am very unfamiliar with housing/apartment regulations. We have 2 Umbrella Cockatoos that we love and would not consider leaving. They are part of our family and with their life span, they should be with us for the rest of our lives. Are there pet restrictions, etc. like there are in the U.S. or is it more relaxed? I have read that in other countries there tends to be less guidelines and regulations like there is in the U.S. Thank you for your time and I hope that someone can answer these and other questions that I have!
Marina63 replied on August 25, 2014 with:
Hello, i agree with the previous comments, i have to add that even though many things are as expensive as in the USA, property taxes are much cheaper here, and the MOST important thing is the freedom we expereince in Uruguay and quality of life.. I am a real estate agent, if you need my services please contact me, i will be happy to assist you. (598)97540983
Pancho replied on August 11, 2014 with:
Uruguay is much more expensive than US in almost any sense. In you case you should try the Uruguay American School for jobs at first place as you will have less problems with the programs they use. For other schools you won't need much kinowledge but language as the follow local study programs in Spanish. As far as the Cockatoos concern, first you will need an export permition and then you will need somebody in Uruguay to get with that export permition an import permition with all health checks done. With this both permitions, you will be able to buy the ticket for the birds. But you should have already a place where you stay, as at the airport people from animal health will be expecting you to check the birds and all papers. For birds there is a mandatory quarantine of 60 or 90 days (I don't remember any more), but having already an address established you could have the birds on your own with that quarantine at that address. I know Germans who brought two Cockatoos years ago and had already rented a house in San José. I would not recommend to bring them withouit having your own place for the quarantine. I don't trust the cares of the Uruguayan State.
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Morell replied to the thread Barbering In Uruguay on the Uruguay forum on August 20, 2014:
Paulette7 initially posted:
I am a barber with 35 years experience. I presently own a barber shop in Washington State. What are my chances of finding work in or around Salto? Montevideo? I would prefer to live in Salto, but I am flexible. I would like to relocate from the USA within the next year. Thank you.
Morell replied on August 20, 2014 with:
The newspaper El Pais ( Uruguay) has adverts in the Gallito section. Many will ask for under 30 years of age. It can be very difficult to find work here if you are over about 45 years of age. I hope you are fluent in Spanish or your chances are low to none. Try a search for peluquera.
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Morell replied to the thread Construction in Uruguay on the Uruguay forum on August 19, 2014:
Oregonphotoman initially posted:
Hello, My family will be moving to rural Uruguay next summer. We are a family of contractors, so we do know the business, however in a foreign country, we need all the help we can get. We plan on purchasing a farm house on a large amount of acreage. Here are our questions. 1. Are there hardware stores in the cities in Uruguay? 2. How does one get large amounts of large material? ie; lumber, concrete, metal, electrical, plumbing, etc. 3. If living in a rural farm area, can one renovate and remodel as needed without permits etc? Thank you for your help!
Morell replied on August 19, 2014 with:
I am curious why you would do this here. Are you connected to some organization as my understanding is that Uruguay invests heavily in R & D through the INIA with a lot of funding by the government. There is also a lot of research done by the University meaning there is minimal for profit research. Just curious!
carlitos replied on August 19, 2014 with:
I have had very bad experience hiring people to work on my projects, maybe because I am not rich so I always advise people to try to do their project on their own. Here are some links for the modular houses you asked for, those are just some that I found on google, there might be more. Everything here is expensive, only cheese and few other products are not that expensive. http://www.igabensa.com/ http://www.todoaca.com.uy/montevideo/casas/Casas_prefabricadas_en_Isopanel_67448.htm http://canelones.quebarato.com.uy/canelones/casas-prefabricadas-en-isopanel-obra-en-seco__7A2374.html http://www.cabanaselpinar.com.uy/historia.html http://www.casasprefabricadasuruguay.com/
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Morell replied to the thread Trump Tower in Puntas del Esta on the Uruguay forum on August 15, 2014:
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......
Morell replied on August 15, 2014 with:
In the newspaper El Pais it said it is expected to be finished in 2017. With the downturn in both Brazil and Argentina there are many buildings that look as though no one is doing anything to them. At least that is what I saw last time i was there.
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Pancho replied to the thread Portuguese moving to montevideo on the Uruguay forum:
Mar93 initially posted:
Hello, i really need some help. So i'm still studying in college, 2nd year. And i'm considering to move to Montevideo and finishing my studys there. So i want to know how much i need for me per month, food, car, house, etc, and what colleges are better in Montevideo.. It is easy to find a job while i'm studying? Thanks
Pancho replied most recently with:
If you pretend tolive alone on your own and have a cae,your budget must be estimated at a minimum of $ 1500 a month. The best jobs for foreigners ar at the call centers in Zonamerica, where you could get around $ 800 or more a month, but if you pretend to gotowork by car, you must raise that budget as you will be driving about 60 kms a day only to go to work and gas is not cheap (almost $2 a liter).
Morell replied most recently with:
I would first check you will be accepted somewhere. I know many classes are seriously oversubscribed with students sitting outside on the floor trying to hear the class and often not enough seats for even those who do manage to squeeze into the room. I imaging the school year is different too.
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Pancho replied to the thread electronics import tax on the Uruguay forum:
kellsv initially posted:
Is it correct that there is a tax of 60% on electronics that I would import? I have been researching Uruguay and never saw this anywhere, but recently I have seen it a couple times. Is this true? All over the country? Something new? Thanks for any help. There is so little available online about this.
Pancho replied most recently with:
The taxation depends on the article. To be sure, the best thing is to ask a Customs Broker (despachante de aduanas) who will be able to give exact numbers, including his fees.
pjantares replied most recently with:
Have not looked at computers there but can look soon as I need a new TV and see if dual voltage. I did buy a hot-water-on-demand there and it was made in Brazil but was 220V. Not dual. So I think one just has to check the box and see. Of course, one can bring converters like LitzFuze if bringing electricals. But they don't help with the Hz. So digital alarm clocks are worthless here if 60 hz. Anything in particular you might be looking for? I can look and see.
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Marina63 replied to the thread Renting in Uruguay on the Uruguay forum:
CanadianReid initially posted:
Hi there, We are a Canadian couple looking to move to Uruguay in November of this year and are wondering if anyone can help us find an apartment to rent? Where should we be looking because we are not finding many sites online? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful day, The Canadian Reids
Marina63 replied most recently with:
Hi, we are canadians too, we moved here 4 years ago, and love living in punta del este, we can help you out with that search. My wife is a broker. She might be able to help you out. Let her know budget, how long are you planning to stay, etc, puntabroker@gmail.com
CharLyons replied most recently with:
I know of a newer apartment building in Piraopolis that has several apartments for rent. The building is right on the beach. The prices are much cheaper than in Punta Del Este. They will do a year round lease and they speak english. The apartment building is newer and gorgeous, right on the beach. Send me your email address and friend me here. I will send you a picture of building gorgeous... Peace and Blessings, -Char.
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kimkensok replied to the thread "Chemtrails" on the Uruguay forum:
kimkensok initially posted:
The US, Canada and even Panama have alot of Chemtrails. When we were in Uruguay for a week I never saw one. Does anyone know more about this terrible action...if they do it down there? We want to head to the southern hemisphere, but were shocked to find out Monsanto is there with their GMO crops....thanks
kimkensok replied most recently with:
In this case, its confusing. 2 replies to my forum subject. Are you in Uruguay then? Please reply back personally, oK. Not sure if you are Char or not. Would love to connect with you...like-minded souls. We will be near Piriapolis in Jan. or sooner.....confused, but I think you said come before Oct. Why is that? We were aiming for January...hoping my husband will fall in love with our little house near Piriapolis.....let's stay in touch. Please reply personally. thanks!!! Kim and Steve
CharLyons replied most recently with:
Greetings, GMO's Chemtrail etc is exactly why I moved here. That and the radiation doesn't come down this far either..Uraguay is one of the safest places to be on the planet right now. UY does import some food from US. I just stay away from those brand names, Coke, Miller, Hellman's, catsup etc....Hurry get out of the States before Oct. this years....Good luck, if there is anything I can do to help. Shoot me a private email. Or look for me on FB (look for lions)...Peace and Blessings
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