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)

 

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

Casa Inspiracion Atlantida

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.

A private pool at Casa Inspiracion
Pool at Casa Inspiracion

The Grumpy Gringo Factor

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