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Hi Everyone, We’re currently working on a new design for the Exploring Uruguay site, so this week we won’t have any new blog posts. We plan to have the new design live by next week, and we’ll resume posting then.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
Mushrooms are expensive in Uruguay (compared to the States), so we don’t cook with them as much as we used to. But, I saw a pretty good price on them at Devoto, so I picked up a large package and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
An Uruguayan friend of ours said there are 3 prices in Uruguay. Regular Price Gringo Price Dumb Gringo Price She also said; "It's perfectly natural to start out with the dumb Gringo price... Because there are a lot of dumb... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
We’ve mentioned in passing that the value of the US dollar has fallen significantly against the Uruguayan Peso since we moved here last May. It has fallen from about a 24:1 exchange rate to about a 19:1 exchange rate. That’s... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
On last week’s Recipe of the Week for Black Bean Soup, I promised that this week’s recipe would be for Chicken Taco Salad. The two recipes go great together for a light, but delicious dinner. Whenever I make a whole... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
When we decided to leave the US and live abroad, we sold off everything we had worked so hard to acquire. The expensive furniture, the brand new 52” LCD TV with full-blown entertainment system, mountains of books, every kitchen gadget... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
Black Bean Soup is great for a light, healthy lunch. Or you can pair it with a Chicken Taco Salad for a tasty dinner (come back next week for that recipe). It’s thick, filling and full of fiber and protein.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
Did you know that Uruguay claims to have the longest Carnaval in the world? It starts in late January and ends in early March, with a total of 40 days of festivities each year. Uruguayans definitely know how to celebrate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
Hey Mimi... We'll look into the citronella plants, with 2 little ones we'll probably pass on the boric acid for right now... Jim... I don't think it was a type of grasshopper... It didn't jump... The pictures don't do the wings justice, it flew just like a wasp... And when I caught one with a paper towel the back section was trying to pinch or sting me... Yeah... every time it seems the mosquitoes are starting to let up it rains and they're out in full force.
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2010 on The Crazy Bugs in Uruguay at Exploring Uruguay Blog
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Hey Debbie, That's a good idea... The next time I see one of those I'll kill it and take it to the farmacia. I know why you don't have many bugs around your house, it's because of your spiders. I wouldn't mind us having a few tucked up in the corners of our apt ;-) I've been trying to get a picture of one, but the cockroaches here are huge... 2-3"... I see them on the sidewalks in the late evening... But they move faster than I can get the camera up, in focus and a picture taken... I guess it's all relative to where you're from though... You just made a compelling argument for not living in Atlanta and FL ;-) In San Diego there are tons of ants, spiders, flies and a scorpion here and there... But that's about it. The mosquitoes there are gnats compared to the ones here and there certainly aren't any bugs that look like the one in the picture above.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2010 on The Crazy Bugs in Uruguay at Exploring Uruguay Blog
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We talked previously about the mosquitoes in Uruguay. They’re still an ongoing problem, but we’ve been also under attack by other types of bugs in the last few weeks… bugs like we’ve never seen before. Coming from San Diego, there... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
The following is a guest post from Billy Broas of He writes about craft beer, and truly believes that beer is food. Billy has a great website for all of us beer lovers out there. If there's anything you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
We didn’t. At least until we received an email from a German company suggesting that we could make our blog carbon neutral through their “My blog is carbon neutral” initiative. You wouldn’t think of blogging as having a carbon footprint,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
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Mar 15, 2010
Thanks for the feedback Franco. It's always great to have a local's perspective.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2010 on Private Schools in Uruguay at Exploring Uruguay Blog
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It looks like it’s time for Summer to end and Fall to begin in Uruguay. Daylight Savings time ends this weekend, Sunday, 14 March 2010 at 01:59:59. The time change coincdes with the start of Daylight Savings time in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
We told you we were moving to thee Wordpress Thesis Theme... We did it... Unfortunately is not going to be the domain name anymore... Our new blog's name is "Online Business Blogger" After we get everything transferred over, you'll still be able to use because we'll have it pointed to Right now our new blog is pretty... ugly that is... It's a work in progress. Transferring from TypePad to Thesis pretty much jacked up everything as far as spacing, pictures, font, links and everything else... No worries though, we plan on making everything beautiful as time... Continue reading
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We talked previously about Public Schools in Uruguay and got a couple comments about Private Schools, so we wanted to follow up with a post about Private Schools in Uruguay. We came across an interesting article on Ola Uruguay titled,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
Thanks Mandy and Rob... Your blog isn't too shabby either...
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Well... We have a beautiful baby girl Kaylee, she was born on Valentine's Day. Everything worked out smoothly... Hopefully she'll start sleeping through the night as of tonight, but... we'll see. I'm enjoying being a dad. I thought I'd be dead by 29, so the fact that I'm even alive right now is cool. I can't say I don't miss the party days... Going out and partying all night, getting up mid morning and doing a mimosa brunch then chill at the beach drinking all day... Grab some lunch then take a mid afternoon nap... Wake up shower, then food... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Brian's Point of View
When you move to a foreign country as an expat, there’s one thing you can expect to experience… culture shock. No matter how prepared you are for the move, it will hit you at some point. Linda, a friend of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
We typically bring our hemp shopping bags with us to the grocery store with us so plastic bags don’t overrun our kitchen. But, we do use plastic grocery bags as trash sacks so we like to have a small supply... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
You can get them at Disco or Devoto.
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There have been several people that have contacted us or posted questions on our Forum about the school system in Uruguay. Since our girls are still too young for school, we’re definitely not experts on the school system in Uruguay.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog
I used to eat these a lot growing up and forgot about them until we had a large head of cabbage that needed to be used. When I suggested making Pigs in a Blanket, Brian thought I meant the hotdog... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2010 at Exploring Uruguay Blog