How does the consultation work?
This half-day 3-hour morning or afternoon session is ideal for a private in-depth question and answer session about life and living in Uruguay. It works very well online or face-to-face. Online we’ll meet on the video platform of your choice (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime). You’ll be amazed how time flies.
On site in Montevideo it may include an in-depth visit to one neighbourhood, or taster visits to two neighbourhoods. (Pandemic modifications: Usually we travel by public transport or ride service, but due to Covid we’ll drive. Please be ready to wear a mask. We’ll keep the windows open as we travel. Expect updates as vaccinations roll out!)
Prior to the meeting, you will complete a questionnaire (we recommend over a good glass of South American red) regarding yourself, your expectations and your lifestyle. Your answers will guide our conversation. This consultation can take place on weekdays or weekends.
“I’m no rookie, having been an expat from the U.S. for 20 years. I had been to Uruguay many times and generally knew my way around, yet Karen’s insights over the three hours together were invaluable and highly useful. And I would have expended a lot of resources learning on my own what Karen was able to concisely share with me. Her suggestions, recommendations and contacts have been extremely helpful. Her consultation service is highly recommended.”
– Larry took a Deep Dive with Karen in 2021
It’s all about contacts
Like most places in the world and especially in Uruguay, the best experiences and services come by word
of mouth. After so many years in Uruguay and thanks to her ground-breaking work in bringing Uruguay
to an international audience, Karen has a priceless Rolodex of contacts (in a broad range of fields) she
will be delighted to share with you.
Why consult about moving to Uruguay?
No place is perfect. Uruguay is not a good fit for everyone. What is an advantage or pitfall for one person
is the opposite for another person. You’ll receive first-hand, realistic insights tailored to your specific
Why consult with Karen Higgs?
Karen A Higgs is the creator of Guru’Guay, the most popular English-language website on Uruguay. She is the author of the Guru’Guay guidebooks to Uruguay and Montevideo–recognised by the Uruguay Ministry of Tourism and the Government of Montevideo as an essential reference for both travellers and expats. Karen is frequently invited to talk about Uruguay as a travel and lifestyle destination by international media—including the New York Times, the BBC and National Geographic, and on travel podcasts. The Uruguayan public has also fallen in love with Guru’Guay and Karen appears regularly in the national press.
Karen has lived in Uruguay since 2000 and has the knowledge and contacts you need. Karen is British and studied in the UK and the US. She has also lived in the US, Costa Rica, Argentina and Spain. These comparisons may be helpful to you.
Are you looking for a different type of support?
Just write us. We’ll be delighted to suggest a solution.