Lisamaria is probably too reluctant to toot her own horn (or tweet her own article), so I’m posting this for her. A brief retelling of how and why we came to Uruguay, and specifically chose Atlántida, as our new home.
This is her latest article for International Living magazine and website. I Didn’t Choose to Live in Uruguay – It Chose Me. It was an exclusive to International Living Daily Postcards email subscribers a few days ago under the title I Didn’t Choose Atlantida, Atlantida Chose Me. Repurposed for their website with the more generic Uruguay rather than Atlántida, but it is in fact a good summary of our decision-making process in on where exactly we wanted to live. In the city, way out of the big city, in a resort town, in a walkable town, or where?
What we found was that Atlántida, for us, was the perfect mix of small beachside resort, with a year-round community, walkable to shopping and services, and with good enough car or bus transport to also be a “bedroom suburb” of Montevideo for job and business opportunities, and for the occasional big-city fix that we former New Yorkers/Bostonians still need once in a while.
Your specific mix of preferences may differ. But Uruguay has many options along those different dimensions.