Archive for the 'Living' Category

Keeway Cruiser 250cc Review

3 March 2008

A few months ago I purchased a new Keeway Cruiser 250cc motorcycle in Montevideo, Uruguay; I wanted a cheap mode of daily transport and an enjoyable way to see more of Uruguay and possibly Argentina. Having owned the bike for a few months and ridden approx 4000 Km (and undertaken a road trip to Mendoza in Argentina on it!). I feel the time is […]

Buying protective motorcycle/motorbike clothing in Montevideo

21 November 2007

As mentioned in several earlier posts, I recently purchased a 250cc motor bike in from a dealer in the barrio of Malvin in Montevideo. European and most North American bikers will be accustomed to wearing a helmet while riding and many if not all will also wear some form of protective clothing – so I assumed it […]

Useful Spanish Vocabulary for Motorcyle(s) and Car(s)

18 October 2007

Following the purchase of a motorbike in the barrio of Malvin in Montevideo the author has had occasional requirement to visit mechanics / sales people and discuss various items regarding motorcycles, cars and the mechanical components of both. Below is a list of useful vocabulary that he has recorded during this process (translations may not be […]

Broadband – getting connected in Montevideo (Uruguay)

18 October 2007

The more astute readers among you may have realised it is difficult to keep a blog up to date without some kind of reliable Internet connection. In this article I attempt to give an outline of the options for broadband connection in Montevideo and the likely cost/timing of these…

Motorcycle Helmets in Montevideo (Uruguay)

26 September 2007

Wearing a helmet whilst riding a motorcycle is one of those regulations that varies from country to country and it is often difficult to know what the laws are. Montevideo is no exception, walking around the city you will see a large number of small motorcycles and scooters on the roads with riders in varying […]

Overview of Motorbikes in Montevideo (Uruguay)

26 September 2007

After moving to Montevideo with the intention of purchasing a motorcycle to allow the freedom to explore the country the author began his search, this article details a few observations on the state and culture of motorcycles in Uruguay. The author of this post hails from Europe where the majority of countries have easily accessible, large […]

Motorbike / Motorcycle Insurance in Montevideo (Uruguay)

24 September 2007

One of the things you will notice upon first arrival in Montevideo (or Uruguay in general) is that the traffic here is a little more chaotic than most European, North American or Australasian cities. Prior to arriving here I had read several warnings about the traffic laws and the varying levels adherence to those laws. I […]

Spanish School In Montevideo – La Herradura

19 September 2007

Arriving in Montevideo with very basic Spanish it seemed like a good idea to enrol in a language course as soon as possible! I wanted find a 1 week (or longer) intensive course to get me up to speed but also ongoing to have 2 hour classes twice weekly to help me along afterwards. Additionally I was hoping to find a group course for the 1st week […]