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I need to leave Uruguay for 1 month, approximately the 28th of October, this date is firm , as my tourist visa here expires, but i dont have the air tickets yet, so the ending date could run into December . I live in the Candombe Drumming section of town - so you get a free concert several nights per week . MINAS is a small city/big town , 2 hours by bus ( i hour from the beaches ) outside of MOntevideo. I have lived in this beautiful country area for over 4 years, so can tell you all about the sights that you can see here. The house is 2 and 1/2 bedrooms, 1 bath, with 2 large patios,hot shower , a big kitchen, and excellent wifi.. It is 7 short blocks from the downtown , for the big stores, and there are little corner market 2 blocks away. This is the hiking ( mountainous ) section of the country. Your chores are taking care of 2 large dogs and one cat. You might also have to water the garden, depending on how early i can get the spring veggies in. Please contact me for more info. Gracias!, Marta
I have hosted over 100 travellers here in Minas in the past 4 years. EVERYONE adores this town as there is lots to do, its friendly, and nature is right at its doorstep.
The dogs would like to go on a walk everyday. if that isnt possible, you can play ball with them within the property , for exercise. Or walk just 3 blocks down to the river and let them swim for exercise, weather permitting. they are BIG local breeds of dogs-Nina Simone is a short haired collie and Zorro is a basque shepherd, and if they cant exercise they will jump on people more, and other naughty behaviors. the cat practically takes care of herself. I normally rent out rooms , i will be blocking that feature off for the time you are here, but if I do get a long term renter before i leave, then you would share the house with him/her. ( it might be better if you get here a few days ahead of time so that i can show you all the places to take the dogs, the idiosyncracies of the house, etc. ). I am computing that the animal care and watering garden will use up no more 2 hours of your day, each day. the dogs can be left alone ( in seperate rooms ) during the day, so you can go and hike, or whatever , for the day. They do need someone here with them overnight, every night. there is a huge music festival here in October, i dont know the dates yet, it goes for a whole week. wide spectrum of music, but people come here from all over south america for it.
Each of the 2 bedrooms has a double bed. and also a single bed. there are also single beds in the galpon ( garage ) , living room, and on the patios - so lots of places to nap ( and i like to have lots of places for travellers to sleep, i guess left over from when i ran a hostel? ) The house also has cement fences ( compound ) all around it so is extemely safe.
nearby are 4 hiking areas, a waterfall, 2 rivers, a lake, 4 history museums, a gold mine, a zip line, a archeology site, a music/art club, meditation center ETC. ( THIS IS A TOURIST AREA, THERE IS PLENTY TO DO - OR NOT DO ! - here ) Minas has LOTS of music going on , of all types ( although the 2 nightclubs are mostly cumbia ) . Uruguay has excellent local and longer haul bus transport available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
2 hours per day