The Vacation Rental Show episode on Montevideo has more than 100K views on YouTube, is now on television in the Middle East and Africa and can be enjoyed in English, Spanish and … Chinese!
Yes, as we write, The Vacation Rental Show‘s episode on Montevideo has reached 109,000 viewers eclipsing more well-known destinations also featured in the show such as New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro.
If you haven’t seen the Montevideo episode of The Vacation Rental Show yet, let me tell you, everyone who watches it–including Uruguayans, who are super self-critical as a nation–love it.
Despite the fact that it was winter* and it uncharacteristically rained half the time, (see what winter is normally like in Uruguay), watch host Matt Landau fall in love with all those good Uruguayan things—wine, carnival and soccer–that a visit to Uruguay totally off-season is packed full of. Of course he follows all of Guru’Guay creator, Karen A Higgs’ tips, exactly the type of stuff we share here, no more, no less.
* Winter in Uruguay extends from June to August. Matt visited in July 2018.
The Vacation Rental Show on television in Africa and the Middle East
As of October 2019, all 10 episodes of Season 2 of The Vacation Rental Show, the first travel show to feature vacation rentals, are airing on air prime time on OSN, the largest TV broadcast provider in the Middle East, one of the fastest growing regions in the world. OSN is also broadcast in Africa, so if you have friends in Africa and the Middle East, let them know!
Subtitles in Spanish and Chinese
Right from when the show came out earlier this year, Spanish speakers could enjoy the Montevideo episode with subtitles in their own language.
Following an invitation to speak at the Uruguayan Embassy in Beijing, Karen asked the producers if they could get together a Chinese version of the programme and they made good! The Vacation Rental Show’s Montevideo episode now has subtitles in Mandarin. Thanks so much to Matt, Stuart and Tammy for making this happen.
To watch with subtitles, just click on the ‘cog’ at the right bottom of the screen and select the language.
Uruguay has embraced renewable energy for economic reasons and ranks in the world’s top twenty green leaders, according to MIT.
The museum, in Montevideo, honours the survivors of the Andes plane crash. Yes, one of the greatest survival stories of the 20th century is Uruguayan.
40% of Roman Catholics live in Latin America but as usual Uruguay does its own thing. There’s complete separation of church and state for almost 100 years.
More international footballing titles, two World Cups, the first soccer sex symbol and the best football anthem. Not bad for a nation of 3 million, eh?
Montevideo – the capital of the friendliest country in South America. And it’s Uruguay’s version of ‘Pride’–known as the Diversity March–this Friday!
José ‘Pepe’ Mujica was dubbed “the world’s poorest president” for his modest lifestyle and is the subject of a new film by Emir Kusturica.
World famous for soccer, turns out Uruguay has the #2 rugby team in South America. Guru’Guay investigates and is on the BBC during the Rugby World Cup.
Not only does Uruguay have Latin America’s first ‘earthship’ school, but soon it’ll have the first ecological bioconstruction hotel in historic Colonia.
When he became famous in the 1960s Alfredo Zitarrosa’s record sales rivalled The Beatles’ in Montevideo. He took Uruguayan folklore music and made it cool.
Two old ladies walk in to a cafe, then one makes a confession. This story feels so Uruguayan to me that I’m still mulling over all the reasons why.
The truth is out. Montevideans just don’t care that much about taking your tourist dollars. They’d rather spend the holidays with their family and friends.
Trained in elite French chateaux but down to earth, Manuel Filgueira is one of Uruguay’s top winemakers, producing tiny quantities of exceptional wine through “sheer stubbornness”.