English-Speaking Sports Commentators Needed in Montevideo

Diego Forlan about to kick a soccer ball.
Know everything there is to know about Suarez and Forlán: Apply for this job.

 

People often ask us about expat jobs in Uruguay. The Uruguayan job market often has a serendipitous nature, with work showing up where you’d least expect it. For example, if you follow Uruguayan sports with a passion, here’s something that showed up today in our inbox:

“Hi there,
We are looking to recruit English expats in Montevideo for sports broadcasting work. If you could spread the word it could be a great flexible job for someone who has a love of sports and a good voice or some form of broadcast/radio experience and lives in Montevideo.

Anyone interested can email me at otaylor7@hotmail.com.

Thanks!”

Go for it!

Trying Out Uruguay: Short-term Apartment Rental Available in Montevideo

As you know, Mark and I strongly advocate “auditioning” Uruguay before you make the commitment to move here. It’s also best to choose a time when the weather is not at its best, because we’re talking about a long-term relationship, not a summer beach fling. I just found out that my friend Verónica Pamoukaghlian is renting her two-bedroom Montevideo apartment  from  August 13 till October 23. This time frame covers the late winter and early spring.

A Montevideo apartment for rent
Veronica’s Montevideo Apartment Rental

The apartment, located one block from the Rambla comes furnished, with a fully-equipped kitchen. Rent is $850 a month.

Montevideo rental apartment interior
Kitchen in Montevideo Apartment

Filmmaker and freelance writer Verónica Pamoukaghlian is one of the many expats global wanderers and creatives, who have managed to “do it their way” and carve out a creative niche in Uruguay. If you’re interested, let us know, and we will put you in touch with her.

(Edit: She’s really not an Expat in Uruguay, she’s a real Uruguayan. Except she’s often out of the country so much, as a filmmaker, poet, travel writer, and global digital nomad, that sometime’s it’s hard to remember she’s really from here!  LOL)

 

Big Mamma Cafe Montevideo

As much as I whine about leaving the tranquility of Atlantida and taking the never-ending bus ride into the big city, we always find a new restaurant that makes it worth the trip. Read about the Big Momma Cafe and Bar in Montevideo! And while you’re at it, learn about Uruguayan poet and writer Mario Benedetti.

a picture of a Montevideo restaurant interior
Big Momma Cafe celebrates Mario Benedetti

Expat Hotel and Inn Owners in Uruguay

Here’s an update on what’s going on at expat-owned hotels and inns in Atlantida and Parque del Plata. Don’t forget, if you’re in the area and craving US movies, Jerry as dedicated Sunday evenings to movie nights at Hotel ViaPark. This week, we bring you another bed and breakfast in Atlantida, the Tsitsicamma Inn.

a beach scene in Atlantida
A quiet day on the Atlantida beach

Montevideo, Revisited

The Pocitos neighborhood of Montevideo evokes memories of the days when I believed that I could never leave New York City. Although I love the energy, and the endless availability of “stuff,” at the end of the day, I was happy to return to the peace and quiet of Atlantida. On the other hand, if you crave the action of a big city, but on a much smaller scale, the Pocitos is a perfect choice.

Read about the sights, the cafes, the shops and the architecture here:

Our Day In Pocitos

View of Pocitos Beach
View From a Pocitos Rambla Apartment