Feliz Ano Nuevo!

Posted on December 30, 2009. Filed under: Coastal Uruguay, People |

May 2010 bring you happiness, health and prosperity.

Thank you to our friends and business associates for making our three years in Uruguay good.

Chris and Steve

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Feliz Navidad!

Posted on December 23, 2009. Filed under: Coastal Uruguay, People |

May your memories of Christmas past be sweet, and the ghosts of Christmas past benevolent.

Chris and Steve

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Your Social Life in Coastal Uruguay, Has Just Gotten Better!

Posted on October 4, 2009. Filed under: Coastal Uruguay, People, Travel/Tourism, Uruguay Expatriate |


One of the things we’ve been hoping for is coming to pass, an invigorated social scene in the Maldonado Department which includes Punta del Este, Piriapolis and the places in between of course.

Piriapolis has its monthly expat lunch, but Punta del Este is the center for most of the meetings. When we first arrived in Uruguay, in 2006, Punta was a ghost town much/most of the year. This has changed dramatically in the last year. Punta is fast becoming a year around happening with a social venue to match as the schedule below clearly shows.

Here is a sample of the upcoming social events. (And yes, if your Spanish is poor or missing, English speakers will be there in mass.)

* Thursday, Oct. 1, 10 pm, Trio Tom jazz show at La Cueva, Dodera 867 corner with Florida (Sorry we’re late on this one but it’s a good sample.)

* Friday, Oct. 16, 7PM at Brava 28, PDE, wine tasting

* Mon. Oct. 21, 11AM, meeting at Kitty’s on the PDE harbor

All I can add is cool and exciting!

source: Punta del Este Expats

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British Society in Uruguay

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: Coastal Uruguay, People, Uruguay Expatriate |

New Brit Soc
Hi Steve,
Many thanks for providing coverage on Coastal Uruguay about the Society. Here’s a newspaper article about the organization and the newsletter. Also, I’ve inclosed a PDF copy of the September newsletter. – Jonathan Lamb, Editor

From El Observador, 9 June: The British Community in Uruguay is one of the most active and well-organized national groupings.  Its appropriately-named ‘umbrella organisation’ is the British Society (, which organises parties, excursions, lectures and an annual croquet tournament.

Societies under the BritSoc umbrella include the Montevideo Players, Latin America’s oldest English-language amateur drama group (; the Scottish St Andrews Society (pellishill at adinet dot com dot uy) which each year runs two Caledonian balls, a picnic and a dinner; and of course those well-known and successful institutions, the British Schools and the British Hospital.  Together with three churches, the Sir Winston Churchill Home for the elderly and the British Cemetery, it can be truly be said that the British in Uruguay benefit from a cradle-to-grave service.


If you’re interested in receiving a copy of the September newsletter, let me know and I’ll email it to you.

– Steve Bowman

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Meeting People in Piriapolis

Posted on June 7, 2009. Filed under: Coastal Uruguay, People | Tags: , |


Getting to know people in the expat/foreigner community in Piriapolis has just gotten a lot easier.

For the last few years, there’s been a once per month ladies only meeting at a local restaurant for this group of people. I’ve always felt it was a good thing and wished I could attend. Well now I can.

Jean Petley, the organizer for this event, has made it pretty much open to anyone including us guys. The once a month event is held at various restaurants and cafes in town.

If you’re interested in the location, let me know and I’ll connect you with Jean.

Stay Tuned!

Steve Bowman

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