Public service pass-along: The twice-monthly Atlántida English-Speakers Lunch, aka “expat meeting” or “expat lunch”, was moved in both space and time in early 2016.
It’s no longer on Thursdays, and no longer even in Atlántida. We of the Uruguay Expat Life / Uruguay For Me site network (UruguayExpat.Info and our related forums and other sites) don’t sponsor it, and we don’t go to it anymore except maybe once a year (it’s actually been closer to three!), but we do want folks who like such things to know where it is.
The people who decide such things, decided to move it out of Atlántida and out of walking-distance to the main parts of town, onto a restaurant called Sureña out on the highway. It’s on the Ruta Interbalnearia in Las Toscas. They also then moved it to Saturday, because apparently Saturday is one of the few days of the week which the restaurant is open year-round. It’s keeping the same bi-monthly schedule of 1st and 3rd, just now the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.
Thus, the “expat lunch” is neither easily accessible to expats, immigrants, locals who do not have a car, nor central to the other businesses in Atlántida proper (or for that matter, to those in Las Toscas itself rather than the highway strip.) Further, it no longer coincides with the weekly Thursday Atlántida feria, which street market was in reasonable walking distance, and which therefore became an informal expat-greeting local after the lunch even for those who don’t do “expat lunches”.
So that makes sense! (/sarc) Continue reading