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Old 01-04-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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I would like some input on relocation from the United States to Uruguay. I am 40 and married with 3 daugters (14,11,8 months) I have an undergraduate degree in Spanish at one point I was fluent and that will come back. I had a professor from Uruguay who was a mentor, so I am quite familiar with the culture etc

My wife was born in Puerto Rico and lived there a couple years ( her dad was stationed there they are not Puerto Rican) and she had some HS Spanish so she can hold a converstaion. My kids have had Spanish since Kindergarten.

This is just a remote consideration. But I would like some input from any norteamericanos who made the move. How was it for kids adapting?

I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and my wife is a Nurse. Chiropractic is not well known in the country but I know of at least 1 DC who is a friend of a friend. How is it it to get working permits?

And can pets(dogs and cats) be imported

Thanks for any input and i know this is rambling
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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I would like some input on relocation from the United States to Uruguay. I am 40 and married with 3 daugters (14,11,8 months) I have an undergraduate degree in Spanish at one point I was fluent and that will come back. I had a professor from Uruguay who was a mentor, so I am quite familiar with the culture etc

My wife was born in Puerto Rico and lived there a couple years ( her dad was stationed there they are not Puerto Rican) and she had some HS Spanish so she can hold a converstaion. My kids have had Spanish since Kindergarten.

This is just a remote consideration. But I would like some input from any norteamericanos who made the move. How was it for kids adapting?

I am a Doctor of Chiropractic and my wife is a Nurse. Chiropractic is not well known in the country but I know of at least 1 DC who is a friend of a friend. How is it it to get working permits?

And can pets(dogs and cats) be imported

Thanks for any input and i know this is rambling
If you want to move to Uruguay you are doing a very good choice.
I visited Ururguay several time and I love this country.
It is a beuatiful country with a very. very nice people.
You'll be happy there.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Nice choice.

Uruguay is a charming and pleasant little country...
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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If you want to move to Uruguay you are doing a very good choice.
I visited Ururguay several time and I love this country.
It is a beuatiful country with a very. very nice people.
You'll be happy there.
Obrigado

I think we would like it. I have to convince my wife of that too
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I think Uruguay would be a lovely country to live in, as long as you are not in Montevideo or on the tourist coast. The upcountry farm towns are wonderful, I spent a couple weeks in Salto, which is a big enough city to have everything you'd ever want, but a small town atmosphere, and just a ferry trip to a visa run in Argentina.

Uruguayans are very cool and laid back, one of those magical nationalities like the Irish, but watch out for that crap they carry around and drink all day, foulest tasting stuff I've ever encountered. Tastes like licking an ashtray. Older Uruguayans can do anything with one hand, even tie their shoes, I think, because that never set their mate guampa down.

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Old 01-06-2011, 04:31 AM
 
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Wolfer

Are you thinking in working there?
Salaries are extremely low.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Wolfer

Are you thinking in working there?
Salaries are extremely low.
In his field, I suspect that he plans to be self-employed in his own clinic, and can charge whatever the traffic will bear. I doubt if his reasons for going to South America are related to any desire to be even more opulently wealthy than he could ever hope to become in the USA, and are more related to the quality of life that he can realize there for his family. A siesta never hurt anyone.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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In his field, I suspect that he plans to be self-employed in his own clinic, and can charge whatever the traffic will bear. I doubt if his reasons for going to South America are related to any desire to be even more opulently wealthy than he could ever hope to become in the USA, and are more related to the quality of life that he can realize there for his family. A siesta never hurt anyone.
I am not looking to be uber rich. I have always been interested in Uruguay. I had a professor during my Undergrad who was from Uruguay and took a class on the "peoples of the Southern Cone" and we got a native perspective on the culture. Not just an academic view.

Most people in the US have no idea about Uruguay. If they know its in South America they expect salsa and merengue music with tacos and tequila. My ethnic background could very well be Uruguayan( although not any Spanish or Italian) I am a mix of Ukranian, British Isles, Swiss/German, French and Dutch.

I would love the change of culture. I am not one of THOSE people who would b***ch and moan about how in the USA its so much better
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
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Uruguay's barbecue is the best in the World.
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