Introductions

Soon to be expat.

I'm an architect from the northern city of Monterrey in Mexico, just 3 hours away from the US border traveling by car. I’m 29 Years old.

I have...

Looking to move soon

Wanting to move out of the US within the year, small group of us. Just gathering info, looks like a good...

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Trying to turn a 22 hectare cattle grazi

Trying to turn a 22 hectare cattle grazing land into a homestead from scratch in Rivera just south of...

Viveza criolla?

I keep hearing about viveza criolla and to be wary of people who are "vivo", and that Urugayan culture is to screw the other guy before he screws...
  


 Alternative Health

Meetings Spiritualism and Meditation

Coming soon, meetings with Sonia Duarte on spiritualism and meditation. These will feature guest speakers in Montevideo and spiritual news. Meetings...

Natural products!

In Uruguay there are many plantation crops For this reason it is common to find stores with this product with varieties of seeds, herbs carqueja eg,...

Nutritional Yeast?

What is nutritional yeast called here?

Is it levadura de cerveza?

If so, then I've seen two types of this, the second being called "Levadura de...



 Art and Artists

Guided tour through the vineyard

Experience an incredible wine vineyard , just 15 minutes from downtown Montevideo.

Guided tour through the vineyard, winery and cellar, walk by the...

My book

My book is available for US$15.00. You can pay by PayPal. Email me or send me a message by Facebook that you have paid, and I will send you a pdf of...

Memories, mine and the Master's

Part One of this book deals with my background and experiences, and how the Master’s wisdom was granted to me and grew in me, comforting me at...



 Business

Cash Transaction over US$5,000 outlawed?!?!?!

Someone sent me an article (linked) below outlining Uruguay's plan to out law cash transaction over US$5, 000. Requiring autos and cars to be...

Publishing Now!

Do you have a white paper, a book, a magazine, a newsletter or even a web site that needs composing? We have the resources of an award-winning...

is Uruguay environmentally friendly?

Anyone care to offer their views on the question:

is Uruguay environmentally...



 Construction and Renovation

Wells

Does anyone know about what it costs to dig a new well? The price is probably quoted per meter, so how many meters is the norm?

Can you recommend a...

making bricks & importing equipment

We're still looking into cheap, but nice, building methods. I saw a simple machine for pressing bricks from soil and concrete made in China. Anybody...

Relocating and Building ... Is it feasible?

I am seeking information on moving to Uruguay. Wife and I are researching real estate in rural area and construction cost for cheap, durable housing....


 Education

Learn Computer and Science now!

For those who want to learn about the physical sciences and math in either English or Spanish, there is now a solution. We have a skilled educators...

Conversation Clubs at the Alianza

Conversation Clubs give Alianza adult students and Artigas-Washington Library members the possibility to practice English with an American citizen....

Yo quiero estudiar mas espanol con amigos

Hola!

I would like to know if anyone has any recommendations as to where I could go in Atlantida or towns nearby and practice speaking Spanish with...



 Entertainment

Music

Hi all: What is the music scene like in Montevideo? How about on the coast? I know tango is popular, but what about rock, reggae,...

Video: Music: Candombe Beatles

A delightful candombe version of the Beatles' "You Won't See Me" (Lennon & McCartney) performed by Hugo Fattoruso and Grupo del Cuareim (of Uruguay)....

Opera / Performing Arts

On my very long walk to the Tienda Inglesa(misnomer), I saw several posters advertising the Opera at Teatro Solis. They are showing Giuseppe F.F....


 Events

Come visit us. Meet with the Foreign, Social and Cultural Club

Total Uruguay! Sonia Duarte offers all sorts of services for expats including banking, housing, apartments, cedulas and more. Anything you want, she...

Video: Sunday Expat Meeting...

Montevideo... it's a beautiful...

Trick Ropers Needed for ExpoPrado in September

Hi, folks:

My name is Samantha Suplee, and I'm writing on behalf of the United States Embassy here in Montevideo. As you may know, we've got...



 Expat

Traveling with cats

Hi,

My husband & I hope to move to Uy. We are trying to sell our house first. In the meantime we are doing everything we can to learn as much as...

SEASON STARTED

BLueberry season started in our organic farm, right before Thanksgiving :)

Pick your own, deliver or buy ready to go ..... for information please...

Meet Expats Tomorrow ... And Talk About Tesla!

Come to the meeting at Marilyn´s cafe on Thursday at 8. Good food and conversation with many ideas are interesting. Tesla´s free energy discussed...


 Expat Interviews

Meditation

Q: Is there a market for regular meditation classes either in English or Spanish?

A: I would like to emigrate to Uruguay and...

Moving to Uruguay from the United States

Q: What country are you native to, and/or other places you've lived?

A: I am native to the United States, where I was born and...

Lost in the World

Q: What country are you native to, and/or other places you've lived?

A: The USA, but I've been living in New Zealand for quite...



 Experiences

How to get an ISBN in Montevideo

A couple of days I was surprosed when I checked my email. A friend has sent me information about ISBN. It was great to learn about this since I have...

squatters rights

I need to find the "real truth" on this topic. Suppose you buy land and property in Uruguay. Then you go to the US for a 2 month visit or medical...

Raw Milk

Does anyone know if raw milk is allowed to be sold in small quantities directly from small farm to customer? As in, if we have a cow, can we sell our...


 Exploring

Montevideo: Weather June 17, 2013

Here is a screen shot from my Android phone showing the difference in weather between Montevideo, Asuncion and a few other places around the...

Paysandu: City Industrial and Commercial

Paysandu is located at west coast is a city of about 113, 124 inhabitants. The natives (sanduceros) nicknamed the place.

A very industrial and...

One of the best places to see the sunset in Montevideo

The Rambla has 23 km, for me Playa Ramirez has one of the best view of the sunset. You will be able to see the most beautiful colours, and the...


 History

The highest building

This building is one of the nicest one you will see in the center of the city. Close to the old city. It will capture your look for sure, the design...

Many Different Classic Cars in Uruguay

In Uruguay can be found in many cars of the 1920s, 1930s and later. Preserved in very good condition with original parts and housings. These cars...

Beef Industry

Beef is big business for Uruguay. I've read in many threads how the taste is far superior. I can't wait to try it. Milly asked about Mad Cow Disease....


 Immigration

UY Drivers License

According to our Consultant, there is a New law effective today regarding UY Drivers Licenses. UY will no longer accept a Foriegn Drivers License to...

Interpol phone number?

I have been searching this forum and google trying to get a current working phone number for the Interpol office in Montevideo to make an...

Working remotely for foreign company

Hello all,

I'm relocating to Montevideo from the UK next year and am looking to bring my job with me. I work for a UK consulting company that I am...



 Info Exchange

Wife and I coming to Uruguay on recon trip in Dec.

My wife and I are scheduled to arrive in Montevideo the day after Xmas day for a one week recon trip. Oldest son is arriving in Nov for a 3 month...

Drilling for Water - How to find a reputable Driller

I am in Rivera and have 22 hectares and trying to find a honest and competent Driller for water supply to a coming house on the land.

It seems that...

Looking to rent for 3 months

Greetings, all!

My husband and I arrived in Uruguay last week. We are currently in a hotel, and need to find a place to rent ASAP. Does anyone know...



 Jobs and Working

job opportunity

Needed a bilingual secretary/ translator for a doctor's office . I will opening a new office in Montevideo by early November 2014 and will need...

seeking business opportunities

Hi

Looking to find people and government agencies in Uruguay to discuss and explore opportunities for the growing of marijuana for export to Canada...

"casera for house in the beach

A client of mine is looking for a "casera" for her house in the beach.

She is looking for a lady that will take care of the house, that means maids...



 Life

Uruguayan Cats

The topic of bringing your cats to Uruguay when you move came up in another topics... I thought I'd share this photo of my Uruguayan cats... enjoying...

Bringing a small truck to UY from Argentina?

Here's a question for locals or experienced expats: How difficult is it to bring a vehicle purchased in Argentina and re-register it in UY? Here's...

Looking to open Indian Restaurant in Uruguay.....

Hey... it looks like there's some desire in Uruguay for a good Indian restaurant. I am an American, married to an Indian who is a trained Indian and...


 Medical

new chiropractic office now open

New Chiropractic Office now open in Punta Del Este..... you may also call (098473551) to schedule an appointment...The doctor is from United States...

new chiropractic office opening soon in Montevideo

Greetings fellow expats, I will be opening my new Chiropractic office in Montevideo by early November in Montevideo and looking g forward to serving...

CPR Certification

Does anyone currently hold or know someone that holds a current American Heart Association CPR Instructors Card? Message me if you do.

Thank...



 News Headlines

Current economic outlook

In today’s El Pais, the academic director of CERES, Ernesto Talvi spoke at the annual conference. CERES is an independent non-profit research...

Flooding in Salto,Artigas and Paysandu

Flooding continues to be a problem in the north with almost 2000 people displaced, some being housed in Stadiums and tents. More heavy rain is...

Uruguayan Economic Activity

Economic activity of Uruguay has an increase in June, rising for the first time since September 2008. This rise in economic activity is due to the...


 Off Grid

Successful Off Grid Input Wanted

I would love to hear from someone who has successfully been off grid in Uyu for at least a year or two. Would love to meet and see what works for...

Organic gardening vs. prevalence of Monsanto/GMO's

I'll post another message about Organic produce in general, but let's focus the debate here on Monsanto/GMO's and of course, the Chinese clones of...

heavily sanitized culture

The culture of narcissism is based on fear: of emptiness, worthlessness and whatever else the marketing machine can make you fear.

In our heavily...



 Permaculture

Moving with seeds

By any chance, is there any issue in shipping seeds overseas or carrying them in a suitcase? This question may sound silly but I feel like you can...

diatomaceaous earth

Hello, I've been having some trouble with ants eating my garden, does anyone have any effective suggestions? I've been reading some great things...

Tilapia Aquaculture in Uruguay

Has anyone done this as I am trying to figure out away to grow fish? I know the winters can be cold there, so I am wondering if another type of fish...


 Photos

Tres Cruces -- 2

Centric neighborhood of...

spring is there!!

blueberry flowers - photo taken on sept 18th...

Gas Heater

this seems to be how many Uruguayans heat their...


 Politics

Is Uruguay a rich or poor country?

I noticed that someone arrived here at Total Uruguay because they searched for the answer to that question.

I would be curious of people's view: Is...

U.S. Military and Justice Department in Uruguay

Have you run into any of the US Military or Justice Department personnel in Uruguay yet? Do you know what they are doing there? Have you asked them...

Has anyone ever heard the actual size of the Mujica form?

Hi everybody. I've been doing some reading about Uruguay and I keep reading about the "small farm" President Mujica owns. Out of curiosity I have...


 Prices

information

I read some of the messages in the forum and I have not read any thing about how much you need, money wise, to live an ordinary life say Pan de...

Uruguay's inflation higher than expected

From an article in MercoPress which says inflation was over 9% for the twelve months ending in October.

"Inflation is a priority and is “decisively...

Ridiculous price of electricity in Uruguay

Can anyone please tell me why electricity is so damn expensive in Uruguay? It drives me crazy!

For a government that never used to charge income...



 Real Estate

FOR SALE: Generous house in ART DÉCO Style close to the beach

Excellent two floor residence just two squares away from the beach:

The important property is located on Dr. Enrique Estrázulas Street in the...

PENTHOUSE with 3 bedrooms in BUCEO, Montevideo

Modern apartment of 143 m˛ with terrace, barbecue and parking:

The nice flat is located on the fifth floor at the front-side of a modern building,...

NEW APARTAMENT with two bedrooms in BUCEO, Montevideo

Modern second floor with two bathrooms:

The nice flat is located at the front-side of a modern building, completed at the end of 2011. It is found...



 Recipes and Food

Washing Soda/ Soda de Lavado

Hola Expat Family,

Just wondering if anyone knows how to get a hold of washing soda. I believe it's called Soda de lavado? I would like to make...

Gnocchi Tradition

Today we experienced our first Traditional 29th day of the month Gnocchi Dinner. We even put money under our plates for prosperity. Our Tutor took us...

Colombian Coffee in Montevideo

Are you fed up with the "grocery store" coffee in Uruguay? Do you want some fresh ground coffee from Colombia or another place?

Do I sound like an...



 Recommendations

fertilizer business in Uruguay?

Hi! Me and my wife are looking to move to Urugvay and I though aout some small business to import fertilizers to country as agricultural industry is...

Buying 2nd Hand Cars

Hi All Expats,

I thought I would drop a note to say that if any of you or friends or mates are looking to buy a 2nd hand car in Uruguay then...

Missing Title 1409144373

Hi everyone. My wife and I are planning to move to Uruguay in beginning of December. Our first aim to explore the living in Uruguay and in order to...


 Retirement

Atlantida-why not?

I will be making my first trip to UR in April. I have done a lot of research and am interested in retiring to Atlantida in a couple of years. Why...

US Doctor wants to work in Uruguay

As much as i can find from contacting UY embassy and other blogs, to obtain medical license in UY, you need to contact La Universidad de Medicina,...

Doctor retiring to farming

reposted on behalf of Robin:

I’m a US citizen and have always liked what I’ve read about Uruguay. I’m a doctor (dermatologist) and I don’t know if...



 Rural Living

5 ha. almond farm for sale

We're selling our 5 hectare organic almond farm about 7 km from the town of Colonia del Sacramento. You can see pictures if you google La Rana...

Need sage advice from those in the farming community

I would love to connect with other farmers there to learn what is unique about farming in Uruguay. I need to know the best regions, real estate...

Spiny native plants?

My research indicates that there are a huge number and variety of spiny, t plants in Uruguay.Hopefully this is overblown, but I am wondering what...


 Shopping

Max Electronics in Luggage

I will be going to the States next week and will be bringing back some electronics for myself and some friends. What is the maximum number of...

Carpet cleaning

I have a thick wool carpet I brought from Canada.It is about a 6 feet by 8 feet. Up there i could rent a steam cleaner once in a while and keep it...

Want a Bowflex!

I really didn't know what category to put this subject under.

Anyway, I really want a Bowflex. I miss my simple model desperately, the one with the...



 Sports

Only Cannibalism Unites Us: Luis Suárez and the British moral approach to futbol

THIS IS MY VERSION OF AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY THE GUARDIAN, LONDON, ON SUNDAY JUNE 29th, AFTER EXTENSIVE EDITION ON THEIR PART. I WOULD HAVE LIKED...

Interested in playing touch rugby?

Hi,

A few folks and I get together Sunday evenings at 7 to play touch rugby. If you're interested in joining us, please come!

We meet at the...

Club Trouville: Basketball in Uruguay

Basketball is a popular sport and there are many known mundialmente. In Uruguay first division teams in the Uruguayan league. They play and compete...


 Survey

Best Place to live in Uruguay; Share your Opinion

Best place to live in Uruguay. Please select which you think is the best place to live in Uruguay:

Montevideo

Atlantida

Piriápolis

Punta del...

Moving to Uruguay Poll - Share Your Reasons

Please share your reasons for considering a move to Uruguay (or why you already moved). Please complete this quick survey and add any additional...
  


 Teaching English

Anyone here taught English?

Has anyone on this forum taught english in Uruguay before? If so, how did you get the job? Did you walk from school to school with an application in...

My friend Veronica

My very good friend Veronica owns and runs a couple of franchise English language schools (London Institute) in Colonia Valdense and in Nueva...

Embeded YouTube: OUR LAND Project: URUGUAY oct 2012

With support from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Sports and Tourism of the Municipality of thirty-three in the framework of "Our Land:...


 Technology

TVs and such

Hi,

We have an LG TV from here and were thinking to bring it with us. My husband said it might not work as the TV system is different there. How...

Movistar Internet Prepaid Stick tip FYI (from a newbie)

Hi, You folks may know this already, however, I did not, so I thought I would throw this out there.

I will tell this in order of how I learned of...

Whatsapp in Uruguay

Whatsapp is chat application for cell phones. In Paraguay the name is commonly mispronounced intentionally, I believe as "what's up".

When I was...



 Transportation

Help with buying Cars

Hi there, As mentioned in my profile, I have just arrived a week ago and am looking to purchase two cars, ideally a family sized car for longer trips...

Buying a car for 5 months?

Hello!

My husband and I have been in Montevideo for the past few weeks and we've decided to extend our stay until March 2014.

We have been...

New Flight Options: AmasZonas Linea Aera

Starting in December, the airline Amaszonas will begin service to Montevideo.

3 flights a week, from December 3, 2014.

Call Center: + (598)...



 Travel

Tours

Take some tours! Are you ready for a tour of Montevideo and environs - Pocitos, Punta del Este, Maldanado, Pinaris, San Carlos and .more? This is the...

The best reason to visit Uruguay is...

The best reason to visit Uruguay is the fact that Uruguay is one of the most civilized nations in South America, so it is a perfect point to explore...

air tickets

I am having to fly from MV to LA or SFO, sometime in January.

I can also leave from BA.

Right now my best quote is American Airlines...



 Under Thirty

Blog post: Artigas Day

Published June 2007: Postcard from Uruguay

June 19 is a national holiday in Uruguay, in celebration of the birthday of the country?s greatest hero,...

Living Your Life To The Fullest At Your Twenties

The question is, how do we live our lives to the fullest at twenties? I am very much interested on some tips on this matter since I am not getting...

Best Places To live

Hi to all. I am wondering if I can be able to find information in there with regards to the best places to stay in the country of Uruguay. I would...


 Why

Question about winter humidity inside home

Hi, I am not a homeowner, I rent.

This is an awkward situation. I have a ground floor place. What I found was that more and more, my clothing, and...

Are the zombies here?

I must be hallucinating because I can see them everywhere. They seem to particularly like the pictures section of the forum. They cannot have enough...

This Forum is Uninteresting

Someone recently unsubscribed from the weekly update from Total Uruguay. That mailing is managed by aweber and people have the option to subscribe or...


 Wildlife

Monsanto GMO Invasion!

Apparently Monsanto has a new transgenic seed project in the works.

Location: URUGUAY

Product: Marijuana

Apparently the new regulations...

Animales en los zoologicos del Uruguay

Many animals live in zoos in Uruguay, animals brought from different parts of the world are in these places for exposure of people everywhere.

It...

Dog breed: Cimarron

The dog breed sheep (Uruguayan Cimarron) is a symbol in the Country indepensible symbol in the Uruguay National Army. This breed has a rooting...


 eBooks

A MIRACLE, A UNIVERSE: SETTLIN

  • It9s an inspiring story, and one that demonstrates the power of the written word.

  • There are very few accounts in English of Uruguay,...

Tracks and Horizons: 26 Countries on a Motorcycle

  • Thank you, Carlos!

  • I don9t read Spanish but can only assume that the translation in to English was well done as the book certainly...

Blanco y Colorado Old Days among the Gauchos of Uruguay eBook: William C. Tetle

Blanco y Colorado Old Days among the Gauchos of Uruguay.

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A little bit of good history never hurt...



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