Paysandú is nestled in the middle-western boarder of Uruguay and Argentina. Known as the second largest city in the tiny country, its 80,000 people population is dwarfed by Montevideo's 1.8 million. So when a city-dweller goes to Paysandú, she is really going to a town. I cannot recommend this place enough. Not only is the drive … Continue reading Paysandú and Semana de la Cervezas
Before I was about to leave for Uruguay, I realized that my Tennessee license was going to expire on my 30th birthday. So my dad and I headed to the Texas DMV to get a new Texas license. Long story short, the process was way more tedious than we thought, AND I would have had … Continue reading She’s Got A License to Drive!
"We'll just go with it" has been my new phrase since moving to Uruguay. I was well aware that moving to a new country was going to require a learning curve. I was prepared for the language barrier, for greeting people with kisses, and for the ever present bidet. I knew my life-style was about … Continue reading We’ll Just Go With It – Food Shopping In Montevideo
I found the Walmart. (That may be the most American thing I have ever said.) The lease to the apartment was finally signed and Tuesday marked the first day of living at Jose Maria Monterey 3083 apartment #602. I didn't get into the apartment until 5:30pm; therefore, I called my mother for a Facetime tour, … Continue reading Geant (Uruguayan Walmart)
I decided to brave the bus system and head to school on a Sunday. Here is the 411 on Montevideo bus travel... If you are planning on coming to Montevideo and you want to take some buses around the city, bring some cash (small bills are better) and a few Spanish phrases. As you get … Continue reading Taking a Bus in Montevideo