60-min exploratory call: Is Uruguay a good fit for me?
A sixty-minute online exploratory call with Karen A Higgs, the founder of Guru’Guay —an internationally-recognised expert on the country— regarding your unique situation and needs on moving to Uruguay. You will have time to ask all the burning questions you have and find out if it is really a great fit for you and your family. You’ll come away feeling confident about your next steps, including follow-up contacts based on Karen’s extensive network built up over two decades. Book your session now.
This is for you when you:
- are considering moving to Uruguay full-time, snow-birding or for a sabbatical
- want expert advice specific to your situation
- need to save time researching and avoid costly mistakes
- may be uncertain about why Uruguay, and not another country, and
- value realistic, on-the-ground advice.
Based in Montevideo since 2000, author of the best selling Guru'Guay Guides to Uruguay, Karen A Higgs has the knowledge and contacts to make your decision much easier.
Karen knows first-hand the advantages and pitfalls of living and making a living in Uruguay. She loves living here but no place is perfect. Uruguay is not a good fit for everyone. Being British and having lived in the US, Costa Rica, and Argentina as well, she can provide comparisons which you will find very valuable.
Your 60-minute consultation will take place on Skype, WhatsApp audio, or FaceTime. Prior to the meeting, you will be asked to complete a short questionnaire about you and your family, your reasons for wanting to come to Uruguay, and your expectations regarding your lifestyle. You will have ample time to ask all of your burning questions.
This could be the best investment you make before buying your plane ticket.
Who IS the Guru'Guay and why would it be so useful for me to talk to her?
Karen was born in South Wales. She studied in England with a year abroad in UC Berkeley. After a brief spate in London, she travelled around Latin America including two years in Costa Rica and four in Argentina. Her son was born in Buenos Aires. After returning to the UK and later spending four years in Washington DC, Karen and her husband decided they wanted different values for their son. They did their homework and landed in Montevideo in 2000 where Karen led the communications team of an international non-profit. Their preschool son is now finishing an engineering degree at the public university (no fees, you heard it here) and plays violin in a tango orchestra. He is totally the honorary Uruguayan of the family.
Karen returns periodically to visit family in Wales and her family loves to come out to sample the beaches and the wine during the European winter time. She regularly returns to the US, just last year on a road trip to visit old friends in New Orleans, DC, and NYC and check out the blues scene in Mississippi and bluegrass in Tennessee and North Carolina.
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 tourism, which has garnered a great deal of interest in the international and local press, Karen has a priceless Rolodex of the best English-speaking professionals who can make your eventual landing in Uruguay the softest possible. Use the consultation to pick some of that gold!
Why 60 minutes?
We've found that is best for focus. If you'd like more time with the Guru we'd suggest that you schedule a couple of sessions, and record the meeting.
The Guru is also available for half-day and full-day consultations in situ in Uruguay.