One of the great things about being an expat is the fascinating people who share ta similar lifestyle. Just as we came from the snow-capped mountains of Colorado, Syd and Gundy arrived from the mountains of British Columbia. Read about Casa Inspiracion, their bed and breakfast in Villa Argentina. If you’re thinking of doing a “try Uruguay” trip, these folks are an excellent resource.
I just finished reading a fantastic article on Escape from America by Corey Coates, of Five Gallon Sound. Coates describes a certain type of expat, who we frequently encounter at expat meetings in Atlantida, or on certain Uruguay expat message boards. As they whine about everything from their neighbors, the constantly rising cost of living and the products they can’t find in a supermarket, you wonder why they continue to live here. Coates calls them the “Grumpy Gringos.” Continue reading The Grumpy Gringo Factor
Colonia del Sacramento was our introduction to Uruguay, and will always hold a special place in our hearts. We just received an email about a Colonia house for sale for $150,000 US.
Like many things in Uruguay, you often hear about the best deals by word of mouth. For more about Colonia del Sacramento, check out my article in USA Today.
Edit 2013-03-23: Susan Joyce’s home on the web for her books, art, blog, and more, is now live at LullabyIllusion.com.
If you have studied traditional Spanish, you will, for the most part, be fine in Uruguay. However, there are a few variations in pronunciation that might come as a surprise. Here is an interesting perspective on the difference between Rioplatense and Traditional Spanish.