What happens after we receive your enquiry?
When appropriate, we move to a one-on-one consultation. Here are a few examples.
“We are trying to get as plugged in as possible to local networks. We are not natural extroverts so introductions are better than hit-and-miss social engagements.”
Outcome: The clients are happily building networks in Punta del Este after a Deep Dive session.
“I need a project manager who can oversee my relocation from end to end and make sure things do not fall through cracks. Please point me to a “One-Stop-Shop” to help with on the ground work to successfully execute my relocation end-to-end. My end point is to be a legally established permanent resident retiree.”
Outcome: After a private 1:1 to establish that Uruguay was a good fit, Guru’Guay is assisting this client on a monthly retainer basis until after she arrives and is settled, including building a wine cellar!
“I am spending a good deal of time in Montevideo in Uruguay while I maintain my business in the USA. I enjoy playing golf and am uncertain about the protocol for playing golf at or becoming a member of [club]. My Spanish is weak and I could have my PGA professional contact them to play on a one time basis but I am interested in something more regular. I am looking for some “no name” advice.”
Outcome: The client and his son are now members of their desired club.
“I am an instrument rated pilot and I fly small planes on a regular basis. I try to stay “current” and would be interested in flying in Uruguay but I am not sure they have a well developed civil aviation industry. I would be interested in flying with an instructor and learn more about how general aviation works in Uruguay. Can you help make an introduction and inquiry here?”
Outcome: The client is happily flying at two of Uruguay’s most reputable flying schools—one at the international airport and the other in the countryside. Two very different experiences. His instructors all speak great English.
It’s all about local contacts
Like most places in the world and especially in Uruguay, the best experiences and services come by word of mouth. After over two decades in Uruguay and thanks to her ground-breaking work bringing Uruguay to an international audience, Karen has hundreds of trusted contacts in a broad range of fields to share with you.
Why consult with Karen A Higgs?
Karen is the creator of Guru’Guay, the most popular English-language website on Uruguay. She has lived in Uruguay since 2000. Her Guru’Guay guidebooks to Uruguay and Montevideo have been 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 the world’s most listened to travel podcasts. The Uruguayan public has also fallen in love with Guru’Guay and Karen appears regularly in the national press. Karen is British and studied in the UK and the US. She lived in the US, Costa Rica, Argentina and Spain before settling on Uruguay.