Montevid-hey-o (first days in Uruguay)

Hi, I'm in Uruguay and I'm exhausted. Coherence is not going to be my strong suit today. Instead of flowery language, you get photos of moments, some FAQs, and a list of random observations.

Observations

  • People eat SO LATE here. Dinner starts at 9pm. Lunch at 1:00. This is going to take an adjustment.
  • Uruguayans must love pizza. Every second restaurant is a pizza place.
  • The city has that slightly dingy look (and smell) that you don't see in American suburbia. I love it.
  • Nothing is pretending to be perfect. Everything is decidedly unglamorous. My red lipstick is out of place (not that I've worn it yet).
  • Montevideo feels alive, in a calm way. The "calm" part will likely change this weekend (it's Carnaval).
  • English is not very ubiquitous. Thanks for the Spanish lessons, Remote Year!

Answers to FAQs

  • Yes, the people are very cool.
  • Yes, I am making friends.
  • Yes, I'm still glad I did Remote Year.
  • No, I haven't gotten food poisoning yet.
  • No, I don't have a sunburn.
  • No, I don't have the Zika virus.
  • Yes, it's hot. No, we don't have AC at the workspace (but we do at the hotel).
  • Yes, I like it here.

Moments

At a festival to give offerings to Yemanjá, the goddess of the sea

At a festival to give offerings to Yemanjá, the goddess of the sea

New friends

New friends

Jeff's "rap video" pose

Jeff's "rap video" pose

Just after sunset at la rambla (the boardwalk)

Just after sunset at la rambla (the boardwalk)

Our workspace, Sinergia Coworking.

Our workspace, Sinergia Coworking.


Taylor Coil is traveling the world with Remote Year, living in 12 countries in 12 months, while working as a marketing manager. Follow along to read more philosophies on work, stories from the road, and general (mis)adventures. Sign up for the weekly email or read more from the blog.