Montevideo - Post Report Question and Answers

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If you want a South American experience go to BA, Brasil or Chile. - Apr 2019

Any post will be what you make of it. We have enjoyed it very much and would come back. There is a small group of expats who have retired here for the lifestyle. - Mar 2014

Uruguay is known as the Switzerland of Latin America, due to its small size and relative stability. However, the use of drugs, especially marijuana, is rampant, marring otherwise pleasant walks on the Rambla and making Montevideo seem more like Amsterdam. The leftist government is even toying with the idea of legalizing and selling drugs, supposedly to fight crime while enhancing tax revenues. Police, even traffic police, are rarely seen, and laws are routinely ignored. Cars are double-parked everywhere and rarely towed, making the streets difficult to navigate. - May 2013

Bad for singles, some families like. - Jan 2009

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