posted Moving to Uruguay
on the Uruguay forum on March 07, 2014:
replied to the thread Getting MAIL to Uruguay
on the Uruguay forum on March 05, 2014:
There is no MailboxesEtc. for delivery...any other ideas?
We are buying a house and moving down within the year.
Could also use information about where in Punta del Este its possible with $ to extend a 3 month visit?
replied on March 05, 2014 with:
Piriapolis meetings are organized by Kristen Allen still I think
There is also a very active one in Punta del Este
Silvia Haas looks after that one and would likely know the current info on the Piriapolis group.
You all have been so helpful. Thank you! Great to know about a PO Box rental.
Are there any expat meetings in Piriapolis?
replied to the thread Need a room to rent. Moving to UY in April.
on the Uruguay forum on March 05, 2014:
Do you have or know someone that has a room for rent? I am moving to UY in early April. Would like to cross off accomidations from my list of things to do.Will consider all options. Please get back to me ASAP. Thank you in advance.
I am interested in the Bello property. Will send you an email. My plans have changed and I will be arriving in May instead of April. Chat with you again soon.
I have two choices, I currently live in a one bedroom home in Bello Horizonte, about 10 KM from Atlántida. I will be moving to the small farm outside Soca in a month. You can sublet the house from me, it is 12,000 pesos a month or about $550. There is a market here and one in the next door community of Costa Azul. The buses run by the house regularly if you need to go anywhere, it is two blocks off the beach. Second potential option is to rent a room at the small farm, the homes are five years old and very nice, not sure what to charge. The farm is obviously more secluded but the bus stop is only half a mile away and I do have a truck. The Bello Horizonte home has internet and you can get cable and phone, but cable is in Spanish for the most part. The farmhouse has satellite TV and you can get internet with a USB adapter for your computer, it is quite fast. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to discuss further and we can Skype if you think you are interested in either property.
replied to the thread Medical reviews
on the Uruguay forum on March 02, 2014:
I'm expat living in BA and I’d like to introduce you a site we have been working on for several months. It’s still in a beta version (we launching 2 countries - Argentina and Uruguay), but hopefully, it will be worth spending time there. We are planning to extend current features with an application enabling to obtain ‘turnos’ online, android and iphone applications for cell phones and much more. There are still a lot of bugs we need to fine-tune, but we didn't want to postpone the launching any more.
Shall you have any experience with doctors or hospitals in Montevideo please share it with others. Every comment counts 2x now!
I really hope that you will find our site helpful when you have a need to visit a doctor and get the best treatment.
replied on March 02, 2014 with:
I am not sure i understand this. I belong to a Mutualista so don't I get whichever doctor they use?
I haven't ever used the service so don't really know much about it.
I do know one person who saw an ophthalmologist and it was the same doctor he would have seen regardless if he paid privately or went through the British Hospital or the free hospital.
Thank you! I will drop you an email.
replied to the thread Interested in relocating family to Uruguay
on the Uruguay forum on March 01, 2014:
Hi, my name is Keith. My wife and I have been looking into taking a trip to Uruguay as a prospect for a potential move. We have two small children and will leave them behind and are thinking of staying in a hostel to save on money and to see the real side of Uruguay, not just the tourism spots. I have a skilled trade, I am a service technician who specializes in maintaining and servicing gas station equipment, dispensers, tanks, turbines, piping, point of sale networking, environmental testing, etc...I have found through my research a couple of companies that specialize in the same trade that I am engaged in up here stateside. I intend to pick up Rosetta stone's Latin America edition and learn Spanish before the trip. I'm 31 years old. Is it realistic to think that my family and I can relocate to Uruguay and have a decent quality of life (we're not superficial and already go without amenities like cable or eating fastfood or restraunts) We eat a strictly organic diet and are looking for a place where we can live a bit cleaner lives. I'll take any advice or tips any of you can give. Thank you for your time.
replied on March 01, 2014 with:
http://www.ancap.com.uy/ is the main provider, try to click in mapa de las estaciones
Here is the company I was thinking of applying/inquiring about employment with: http://www.bilpa.com.uy/ Anyone familiar whatsoever with them?
replied to the thread Do you know?
on the Uruguay forum:
Does anyone know of an apartment building specializing in American (English speaking) clientel, anywhere in Uruguay? Would also like to know if there in an American community anywhere in Uruguay?
Holla at ur grl.
Glad to hear from you. Great advice, will look up your manager. I might have found a room to rent, praying that is the case. However I need more information on it. I would love to get together, in UY. I will be intouch, and keep you informed as to my progress. Thanks again for your advice. YOU ROCK!!
Peace N Blessings
Char, I found my rental (only 3 weeks but they have longer periods available) at tripadvisor.com. It is listed simply "Apartment in Montevideo" and is located on corner of Calle San Jose and Wilson Ferreira Aldunate 1294 in the Panameris building. It meets my needs, sleeping up to 4 and it is close to buses, restaurants, churches, grocery stores, etc. Eduardo Edeso, the manager has been very responsive to all my requests for information.
Regarding properties that I didn't consider, there were several that would meet my physicals needs, however, this was the most affordable. I'm sure that if I were looking for a longer period, such as six months, the fee could be negotiated considerably lower.
Regarding Spain, I will be staying is Santander from June 10 to July 22 for the same reason I'm exploring Uruguay. I've visited the Costa del Sol 3 times in the past and if I were looking for a winter-get-away, it would be high on my list but, from what I've found in my research, along the Bay of Biscayne the climate might be suitable for me.
Good hunting and maybe we'll get to meet at one of the expat meetings in MV while I'm there.
Jerry C. (Arizona Codger)
replied to the thread Arriving in April
on the Uruguay forum on February 28, 2014:
I will be arriving in Montevideo on the 19th of April for a 3 week stay. My intent is to explore the possibility of spending up to 6months (Oct-April) each year. Unlike many others from the States or Canada, I am not a "Snow Bird" but rather I'm looking to get out of the hot Arizona desert. I have been trying to obtain information on the small city of Sarandi del Yi with very little success even the two hotels there do not have a website. Also interested in info on Salta. Though I'll be headquartering in an apartment in Montevideo, I have no interest in Punta.
Would also like to find expat meetings held during the week (if any available). BTW, I'm no "Spring Chicken" but in excellent physical condition.
Thanks for any advice you can offer.
Arizona Old Codger
RO973, thanks for the info regarding Sarandi del Yi. I will now be able (I hope) to contact the Salesians there.
As for your ability to escribe en los ingles. Yo quiro escribo y hablo espanol tambien usted con ingles. Ahora estudio espanol pero solo hablo y escribo un poco.
Otra vez muchas gracias por su ayuda.
replied on February 28, 2014 with:
I thought so, but Salta is still not that far to visit. Salto is nice too. They have public and private thermal pools all year round, and on the other side of the bridge is Argentina, 150 miles North is Brazil. I've been there dozens of times mostly for the pools which are very fun.
u take care.
replied to the thread expat meetings
on the Uruguay forum on February 27, 2014:
Can someone give me the location name ,address and time for the Sunday lunch expat meetings? Sergei
replied on February 27, 2014 with:
There are two in MVD. One through Totaluruguay that meets at noon at Club Banco Republica, Address: Benito Blanco 1289 Esq Buxareo, Pocitos, Montevideo
and the other that meets at 1400 at La Papanita on the corner of 18 de julio and Minas.
MVD expats meet every Sunday at 2 pm at restaurant La Paponita, corner of 18 de julio and Minas, across from the park in the Cordon barrio. Find another meeting at website TotalUruguay.com. Atlantida expats meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday at restaurant El Autor on the pedestrian walkway downtown near Calle 22, two doors down from restaurant Don Vito. Enjoy! Candy
replied to the thread Uruguay Immigration Service Providors
on the Uruguay forum on February 27, 2014:
I'm planning a move to Uruguay and wonder if someone would be kind enough to recommend such a service. One provider has fees to the amount of $3,500.00 USD. Are all services so expensive as that?
replied on March 01, 2014 with:
I disagree, I have been very happy with them. it was only because they have a close relationship with the British Embassy staff that I was able to get needed documents here.
I agree they cannot speed up the process and people have problems but I do not think they have anything to do with which lawyer you use.
Things today are very different from even two years ago and unless the people you use have daily contact with Immigration which the large firms do, your information may be out of date. I know of ex pats who have since switched to Schickendantz after many delays with locals.
Thank you, Carlitos. You offer sage-advice. I hope to meet you someday. Please to keep in touch as you are able.
Hi! My name is Lisa and i am excited to be moving to Uruguay next month! I am looking to make connections with other english speaking expats in the area (and coming to the area as well). I don't know many people in the area, but am ready for lifetstyle change and love what the country has to offer! I am looking for a place to land there & get situated as well as work. A work trade type situation would be ideal while i learn portuguese. I am a certified yoga teacher, I know a alot about cleansing & detoxing the body, I do essential oil treatments, I an an artist and a photographer, I also have experience cleaning as well as being a nanny for many years. I am very much into meditation and strongly believe in being honest, generous and having integrity! Any help is so appreciated and of course I would love to make some new friends! I still do not have a definate destination or work in uruguay yet. Thank you so much! Blessings!
They do not speak Portuguese in Uruguay. It's Spanish. They speak Portuguese in Brazil. And when you take classes in Spanish make sure it's Latin American Spanish. There are many Spanish dialects around the world. Even Uruguay's Spanish has a dialect all it's own, with pronunciations of certain letter combinations sounding strange to other Spanish speakers in other countries. I highly advise you learn Spanish before coming. The people here that do speak any English only speak a bit. Not enough for you to totally communicate. I also think you'd better vacation in Uruguay for a trial period before moving here. It's very different and most people will end up wishing they had not made the move. Find as many expats in Uruguay as you can to speak to about their experiences, not the rich people living in Montevideo working for big companies, or the retirees living in Punta del Este and Maldonado. Living in those cities is expensive and living in the interior is cheaper, but also much harder for someone from North America to fully adjust to. I wish you luck!
Why are you learning Portuguese, are you planning to go to Portugual or Brazil or Angola or Mocambique?