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A Uruguay travel guide with passion and soul

Lovingly curated since 2013 by Karen A Higgs. If you love to experience new places that have conserved their original charm, then Uruguay is the perfect place for you.

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Coronavirus & Uruguay

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Travellers in a pandemic in Uruguay – Where are they now?

The coronavirus pandemic trapped them in a country they did not know, yet they adopted it as their refuge. Where are these travellers a year later?

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So, who’s the Guru?

At 22, Karen A Higgs found herself stranded in Mexico City airport with just a pocket Spanish dictionary for company. Since then, she’s lived most of her life in Latin America.

In 2000, she moved to Uruguay and promptly fell in love with this most understated and “European” of Latin American nations.

Her renowned Guru’Guay guidebooks are praised for their unconventionality and their passion and soul.

So, who’s the Guru?

At 22, Karen A Higgs found herself stranded in Mexico City airport with just a pocket Spanish dictionary for company. Since then, she’s lived most of her life in Latin America.

In 2000, she moved to Uruguay and promptly fell in love with this most understated and “European” of Latin American nations.

Her renowned Guru’Guay guidebooks are praised for their unconventionality and their passion and soul.

Private 1:1 about living in Uruguay

Your opportunity to have private one-on-one time with Karen, Uruguay’s foremost English-language expert.

5 reasons to put Uruguay on your bucket list

See for yourself why everyone loves Uruguay

Uruguay, nestling between Brazil and Argentina is off-the-radar to Europeans and North Americans. But Brazilians and Argentines have been flocking there for years.

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