Introductions

Relocation

I am please to have found this forum. Thank you for creating it. I am from NY but am interested in moving to Uruguay. I have many questions. Thank...

Lost Dog needs a loving home

Hoping to find a home for a one year old female Border Collie Mix. she is neutered, healthy, smart and super sweet. Anyone interested in adopting...

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Relocating to Uruguay February, 2015

Desire to live in Uruguay: low crime, low corruption, well educated, European influence. Looking for people there who speak English, especially...

Holistic

I am Uruguayan came to states in as a child and now a mother of two planing to go back home. I am a holistic healer and hoping to find out what are...
  


 Alternative Health

Chiropractic office in montevideo

American Chiropractor in Montevideo now a accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment please call...

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,...


 Art and Artists

Introducing Our Art Tours

The Total Uruguay friends group is starting summer art tours around Montevideo. If you are interested in painting, museums and the performing arts,...

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...


 Business

New Tobacco Taxes in Uruguay Will Build Black Market?

Fox News explains that “Uruguay's anti-tobacco law spurs black market in cigarettes.” Uruguay is getting ready to reinstall the president who...

Uruguay's Agriculture Is Smart - But how About the Government

AFP tells us that “Uruguay has big plans for smart agriculture.”

The article explains that Uruguay with 3.3 million has four times as many cows and...

Video: The future of currency: bitcoin and it is here now

I realize that Bitcoin is often a topic not well received by Expats. However, I think it is the future and it is here.

I am doing an experiment now...



 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

It is summer in Uruguay!

Summer in Uruguay is a beautiful time. People travel all over and expats too. There are wine tours, and beach tours and even hostel tours. In Rocha,...

Video: Song: Campo en Uruguay

Life in touch with nature.

Uruguay is blessed with land, trees, flowers, fresh water and salt water, fresh air. The song is very simple and just...

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,...


 Events

Embeded YouTube: Sudamericano de Fuscas - Punta del Este 10/2012

++ Encuentro sudamericano de Volkswagens Sedan & Aircooleds a llevarse a cabo en Punta del Esteel 17 y 18 de noviembre de 2012. Direccion: Aviacion...

Video: Where will you be at midnight, Christmas Eve? Sleeping? I think not!

I took this video on Christmas Eve 2009 from my apartment overlooking Pocitos Beach, Montevideo, Uruguay.

'Twas the night before Christmas, when...

Come Visit Us at Fellini's Restaurant

The Friend's Club is meeting tomorrow at Fellini´s to enjoy holiday fare and interesting conversation on a variety of topics. Fellini's is serving...


 Expat

RT: Brazil, Uruguay move away from US dollar in trade

I ran across this article from RT that was published in the beginning of December. Apparently a variety of countries believe they can form some kind...

Learning Spanish...

What is your preferred method of learning Spanish?

- Not learning it at all?

- Learning Spanish in the street?

- Taking a formal Spanish...

Sunday Afternoon in Pocitos, Montevideo, Uruguay

I deleted all the old messages that were hear and we can start this thread over with any questions or comments about the Sunday (and other) Expat...


 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

Weather

How did everyone fair last night and into today? We have a standard rain gauge, and it was topped. Our water trough (Ancap barrel halved) was emptied...

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...


 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

Overstayed My Visa By Almost A Year

Hi,

I am an American expat living in Uruguay and I have overstayed my visa by 5 months. I came here towards the end of June 2014. I was very...

Apostilled docs registration fees & the STRIKE!

We are having three documents translated for our cedula process. These require a special stamp. We went to the Cambio to get the stamps and were told...

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...


 Info Exchange

Total Uruguay website help

Does anyone know how I can change/update my email address on Total Uruguay?

My existing email host is closing down its services on 31 January and...

Video: All you need to know about the Buquebus Ferry Argentina-Uruguay

"Uruguay beach"

Riding the Buquebus Ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo is surprisingly quite the pleasant experience.. . ....

BLUEBERRY PICKING WEEKLY REMINDER

ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES - ALL YOU CAN PICK - WEEKEND

The rate is $600/person for 1 hour picking, or $900/person for 2 hours picking, and there is a 20%...



 Jobs and Working

Is Relocating to Uruguay on a budget possible ?

Hi,

I'm new here, me who is Irish and my partner who is Italian would love to relocate to Uruguay. We both currently live in Ireland.

What kind...

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

Embeded YouTube: The UGLY side of Montevideo

Two juvenile court process for death of employee of The Pasiva...

cafe/library to get work done?

Hi everyone,

I'm a student volunteering in Montevideo until mid-June, and I have regular work that needs to be done via the Internet. I'm...

Anyone in the PDE area want some cane?

I'm going to be ripping out some cane soon. If anyone wants some for planting let me know. Send a PM or respond...


 Medical

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I've heard that there are issues with bringing in herbal supplements/vitamens. Do I need a doctor's perscription to bring in things like...

Giving Birth in Uruguay

My partner and I are considering moving to Uruguay and hope to have a baby in the next two years. We're curious about the healthcare system and...

Health insurance coverage

What are the Uruguayan options for health insurance coverage? I've read that Uruguayan health insurance companies are having financial...


 News Headlines

Prosperity

This year's Legatum Prosperity Index shows Uruguay at number 30, that is no major change but Education has dropped considerably from 45th in 2012 to...

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...


 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

Embeded YouTube: Planning design of permaculture in Santa Elena Huerta

Noting the field of the farm to work on permaculture design. We are open to share with people interested in this new science that includes...

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...


 Photos

Chivito lover

My niece who lives in Montevideo sent this photo. She knows I adore a chivito, or at least as much of one as I can eat at a time. Just one of the...

Chiropractic office in Montevideo

Announcing Grand Opening of a Chiropractic office in...

Chiropractor in Montevideo

Chiropractic office now accepting...


 Politics

Muslin Terriost From Gitmo

In regards to Uruguay accepting 6 Gitmo prisoners, do we know if the US paid for Uruguay to take them? If so how much of our tax dollars were wasted...

Sanguinetti: Mujica "weakened" values in Uruguay

The article in the Spectator continues to quote Sanguinetti: "Amusing people with his wit, dressing casually and even displaying slovenliness, Mujica...

muslims and refugees in uruguay

I have lived in Africa, Europe, Asia and South America.

What is being URUGUAYAN means? is to keep the traditions, custums, languaje, religion...



 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

Spacious apartment of 6 rooms in CIUDAD VIEJA, Montevideo

Modern first floor to the front - ideal for live and work:

The very bright apartment of 1975 was completely recycled in 2014 and is in excellent...

BRAND NEW: Flat with 2 bedrooms and spacious terrace in CORDÓN SUR, Montevideo

Modern first floor at the counter-side:

The brand new apartment is located on Magallanes Street in the neighborhood "Cordón Sur".

Its 11-storey...

FOR RENT: Brand new APARTMENT with two bedrooms in POCITOS

Impeccable and bright half-floor-flat with garage, three bathrooms and three balconies:

The apartment is located on the fourth floor to the front...



 Recipes and Food

Supermarket Disco Fined for Altering Expiration Dates

El Observador reports that the City of Montevideo has fined the Disco Supermarket for altering the expiration dates of desserts.

The city...

Icecream

You might want to check your freezers for Crufi icecream. It seems they have been fined for selling icecream contaminated with high counts of...

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...



 Recommendations

Mattress recommendations?

Hi all.

Has anyone recently purchased a mattress and can make a recommendation? I know all the usual places, but things change and we haven't...

Renting a house and triuble with banking

Hello! My husband, my children and I moved to Montevideo from the US a few months ago. We are desiring to rent a house, and found one that we like...

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...


 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

Monsanto Earnings Plunge in SA

The Guardian tells us that “Monsanto earnings fall 34% after a year of global protests.” Apparently protests against Monsanto are having an...

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...


 Shopping

Sunglasses

For those who have put off buying sunglasses online because they were on the prohibited list for importation to Uruguay ( along with perfumes and...

Recovering furniture

Does anyone know of somewhere we can get a swivel recliner and footstool recovered in leather?

The current cover is the fake leather and has not...

ATM trouble

Hello, I tried to post this before but apparently it never posted. I was wondering if anyone has had trouble with ATM machines recently. Suddenly,...


 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

Large garden centres or wholesale plant nurseries in Uruguay

We are currently planning on establishing a garden on our new property near Alantida. As an ex-nurseryman I have definite ideas on what plants we...

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...


 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

Video: Arachnids synopsis

Synopsis of Uruguayan Arachnids. Documentary made ​​by the Institute for Biological Research Clemente Stable.

Thanks...

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...



 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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