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17.02.2013 Bulletin

by Marita
(Montevideo Uruguay)

Dear Folks,

The less than good news is that the restaurant in Ciudad Vieja is not the meeting place we were looking for, so we have to find a new place. What exactly we need to find will be the major topic of discussion when we meet this Sunday at 14:00 (2 pm). The good news is that Miguel and German at De Picos Pardos are willing to take us back as an interim solution, until we find a new place.

So we are meeting on Sunday, February 24th, at 2 pm at De Picos Pardos on Pablo de Maria, at the corner of José Enrique Rodó. Your help in finding a solution will be much appreciated, so do try to come and help with the discussion.

1. Help for people moving to Uruguay--Several people preparing to move here have asked about things they should be sure to bring with them. Thus, it would be helpful to have a list of such things, so your input is requested. Please send on

3 things you wish you had brought but didn't
3 things you are particularly pleased you brought
3 things you brought but haven't needed at all
as well as any advice you wish you had had before you came.

2. People are looking for places to stay:

a) Hotel for the first few nights, starting next Wednesday (inexpensive but not too bad)

b) Place to rent for several months

c) 2 are looking for a Bedroom for 1- 3 months in Montevideo for $ 400-500 per month

3. And a Motorcycle on offer:
Motocycle for sale : Keeway Supershadow 250cc, Model 2011, black and grey, in perfect condition. Always been covered. Never ridden in the rain. Only 5000 kms. Includes 3 leather bags with eagle design, windshield, back cushion and mud guard. Reason for sale: buying a bigger bike. $2,600. Tel. 094 796017 ask for Denis. E-mail: dextraze at
pictures available via Internet. Location : Atlantida.

4. The work of a local artist, Ana Poggi, is warmly recommended. See the attached.

5. FLAT FOR SALE: in Ciudad Vieja

Located in Montevideo, capital city of Uruguay, in the charming historical and cultural part of the city, the old town, and perfectly located adjoining to the historical museum Cabildo.

This 150m2 top floor apartment of a prestigious building, includes a sunny terrace of 55m2
with an excellent sunset/sunrise

Great sundeck on Plaza Matriz church! View on the Rio de la Plata above the roofs of the old city.

All appliances included, split,3 waterheaterss, kitchen equipment, bicycles,

The floor is radiant

2 bathrooms, and 3 separate entrances in the appartment Building with 2 lifts,

3 separate exits to the terrace, divided in two independent parts..

The layout of the apartment allows for dual use; residential and professional.

Exclusive view of the old quarter's main pedestrian street called Sarrandi, the old Basilica and the Plaza Matriz (a Spanish style century-old park where local artisans and street performers display their talents on weekend and during the holidays. A place where local people come for a stroll and chit-chat; an excellent place to browse around and meet people).

Ideal location in Montevideo; in the charming old part of the city, a few minutes-walk to the bustling city, 2 minutes-walk to the seaside promenade called The Ramblas and the old port where the ferry departs for Buenos Aires, and 20 minutes-walk to the beach. Within coffee shops and restaurant district, 2 minutes walk from the turn-of-the century grand theatre and tango music,palacio Salvo and Governmental Palace..

Price base: US$ 218,000

sale by owner

For further details and photos, please send an email

6. Further to the online videos listed last week, a reader suggests: Of course there is always another side to some of these issues. The current issue of C2C – The Canadian Journal of Ideas.

All of which is quite enough for this week. Your help with sorting out the restaurant question for the future will be much appreciated, so do please try to come to De Picos Pardos on Sunday, February 24th, at 14:00 (2 pm).

De Picos Pardos is located in Cordon, on Pablo de Maria, at the corner of José Enrique Rodó. It is about half way between Pocitos and downtown Montevideo, and is close to bus stops with buses from the city center (60, 62, 141, 142, 144, 427 & 468 go East on José Enrique Rodó--get off right after Arenal Grande) and Buses from the East go toward the city center on Gral. Rivera (60, 62, 141, 142, 144, 468, & 526 go West--get off right after Salterain). In particular, busses 62 and 427 come from Pocitos.

Hope to see you on Sunday!

Cheers, Marita

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