Most of the English speaking expats who attend the Punta Expats gatherings are from the U.S.A., Canada, Switzerland, and Germany. There are also many Uruguayan and Argentines who have lived abroad in English speaking countries and have since returned to Uruguay.
Punta Expats provides an opportunity to connect with other English speakers living or traveling in Uruguay. People come for a variety of reasons: to socialize, meet new people, trade notes on life in Uruguay, to find homes for puppies, or to trade books from the Punta Expats book exchange/library.
|March 2012 Punta Expats gathering at the Cantegril Country Club in Punta del Este|
Punta Expats has been in existence for five years. It was originally organized by a part-time expat from the U.S.A., Janet Soderberg of La Barra. It was then passed on to Margaret Palatnik, a high-end home furnishings retailer.
Silvia is an Argentine who lived abroad with her Uruguayan husband, Eduardo. After working and living in several different countries, Silvia and Eduardo returned to Uruguay to retire. Silvia reports that Eduardo helps her with Punta Expats and often has good ideas. In addition to the monthly meetings at restaurants, Silvia plans a large year-end potluck.
Members of Punta Expats are notified of the time and place of each meeting by email. There is no membership fee and all English speakers are welcome. If you would like to be notified of future Punta Expat gatherings contact Silvia and let her know.
The March meeting at the Cantegril Country Club restaurant was a special event that drew more people than normal. It was an Asian-themed buffet, and let me tell you, the food was excellent!