Discover Uruguay

Heard about this months ago but now I can confirm with knowledge vs here say.

Swimsuits are optional for males and females.

Reason #964 I love it here.

Sorry Kitty yoga blocked the view.



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What an adorable Kitty!!

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She’s beautiful even though she has mustache and a goatee

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Absolutely gorgeous- you lucky thing -having her to care for! I especially love your first pic- kitty down-dog pose!:rofl::joy:

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One week in and I am loving life.
People have been extremely helpful and very welcoming. I will say speaking the language helps so if you don’t, can’t or won’t you will need assistance.
Some people actually speak English very well but don’t share that until you have a bit of a rapport going on.
Have an appointment for my carne de Salud (health card)on Monday. Cost for exam at Medilab is $800 pesos which is about $20. That is for urine analysis (specimen container was under $1 in Farmashop which is pharmacy/health and beauty store), blood chemistry, dental check and vision screening. They accept payment with international visa debit card.

Today I went to the Féria, open air fresh market thank you very much :hugs: some accept card most want cash as well as a needed to buy rechargeable bus card and for prepaid phone. I got beautiful produce for $6. Lettuce was 2 for 50 pesos with is about $1.50 for both.
Walked to the banks in Montevideo, withdrew cash ($6 fee and $300 daily limit) and got info on what is required to open a bank account/debit card. More on that later.
Baby steps but coming along. I am very happy to be here.
Because I intend to stay here long term I am preparing to submit application for temporary residency.







People absolutely love their animals here!
There are dogs everywhere, not strays but on leads and running and playing in the water.
Lots of holistic veterinary clinics.

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Finished my first absollovely sit a few days ago.
With wonderful suggestions and assistance from HO, just two weeks in the country I now have a phone, bus pass, private health insurance :star_struck: and the national health card. As far health insurance, I did some shopping around and personally visited a few places and have to add the efficiency and manner, the services offered is impressive and as a health care professional I’m not easily impressed ! This was impressive.
have more miles logged on foot in forever.


A bit of weather today, bye Dorothy!
Having lots of fun poking around asking questions and meeting locals. Wonderful convos with pharmacists and doctors.
Poking around shops learning about different types of food and their prep. Too much fun.

Pinching babies as I go to add some life to my tiny place.
And discovered this today!
Boy I am in trouble.

Creamy spreadable caramel a traditional treat with tea or coffee.

A neighbor shared this one.
Stay happy and well wherever you are.

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Looks amazing @Amparo. South American continent is on my bucket list but I’m afraid my knowledge of many countries within is limited.
Thanks for the great pics and info.

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Never been before and it is beyond my expectations. Uruguay is not « cheap ». It is considered the Switzerland of South America yet average income is $400 USD/mo.
Oh interesting fact, USD is widely used!
Food in grocery shops is pricey but fresh local veg is abundant, delicious and well priced.
People are incredibly kind, polite and gracious.
They are very hard working, live and live, with an absolute zest and respect for life,
The country motto is Libertad O Muerte!
Freedom or death!
Rings true for me.


I like it here. :face_with_hand_over_mouth:



A lot of these windsurfers are women and young girls!
Women are very independent and respected,
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Thanks for sharing your experiences! Exciting, amazing, wonderful.

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Hi @Amparo. Thanks for the great pictures! We loved our time in Uruguay and hope to get back there again one day. Such a great country. I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

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