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Written by writers Mark Mercer and Lisa Marie Mercer, this blog details the obvious and the subtleties of Uruguay life.
I write about Uruguay, mainly.
LANGUAGE, PEOPLE, EMPANADAS, MATE, DAILY LIFE AND MORE
When I was planning my move to Uruguay I realized just how very little information is available on this little gem of a country down south....so I decided to tell the good people a little of what they want to know! How to find and apartment, what to bring, how to get residency, what to see and do....and more! Hopefully it´ll help YOU feel a little more prepared, luckily the unknown suits me down to the ground :)
After returning to Punta del Este in late 2007 I found a growing and very diverse community of foreigners, most of whom had recently settled. A series of expat groups have emerged along the entire coast of Uruguay, from Colonia to Punta del Este, and our blog caters to those residing or interested in settling in Punta del Este or its surroundings. It's not a guide and it's not "as seen through the fresh eyes of the newly arrived" but rather more of a snapshot of who we are, the kinds of things we are interested in, or the lives we lead here. There are multiple contributors from among the expat community, whose nationalities span the five continents.
We are a couple from San Diego CA who moved to Montevideo Uruguay with our young daughter May 2009. We are expecting another baby in February 2010, and yes we're having our baby here. While we are exploring Uruguay we figured, why not share our adventures, trials and everything we are learning with the rest of the world through our blog and website. We hope you enjoy, and please subscribe to keep up to date with what we are finding.
As we were planning our move abroad, we encountered the question almost daily, You're moving where?!?! We thought this would be the perfect name to use when chronicling our life abroad. If you're reading this, you may just be curious, you may be family or friends keeping up on our adventures, of you may be planning you own life abroad and fielding the question yourself, You're moving where?!?!? The mission of this blog is to share our expat experiences as a family and share the tips, tricks and technological gadgets that have made our lives abroad easier and more fun. We'll share our ups and our downs and all that is included in setting up a life in a new city, in a new country, on a new continent, where we don't completely know the language.