Need to fill/share a shipping container to the US

I am heading back to California, and looking to fill a shipping container going to CA/US. I am in Quito, and can be flexible with any options. What I am looking to ship is mostly clothes and jewelry. If anyone knows how I can find a way to fill a container, I would greatly appreciate any recommendations!


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Ddebit card and ATM use

I am relocating to Cuenca early 2022 and would like any information on the best and most accepted debit card to use to access cash from the ATM in Cuenca? I was told Charles Schwab was widely accepted and credits any fees for international ATM use, any other suggestions?


Sean Doherty
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Looking for translator/proofreader

Needed: a translator for a fiction series, plus a couple of non-fiction books (including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali) from English to Spanish. Some of them might only need proofreading and correcting, as some translations have already been done. I will be happy to meet with anyone interested with some of the books to give an idea of what’s involved.

Fluency in both languages is absolutely required, as the fiction involves poetic passages and old-fashioned words and speech and the Yoga Sutras are, of course, dealing with spirituality and consciousness.

Brahmi Ishaya: +1 843 450 6946 WhatsApp. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca
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Looking to share a shipping container

We are thinking of bringing a 20 Ft. container to Cuenca in the spring/summer of next year from Canada (Vancouver) and we don’t think we’ll be able to fill it up.

Is anyone interested in sharing a container with us?

Thank you,

Karen Vasquez: .

City: Cuenca
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Vacation guidance in Cuenca

US senior citizen, 1st time traveling out of US. Spending 5 weeks in Cuenca. Looking for tips on where to dine, hangout, and things not to miss.


Patrick Coughlin: 1 501 580 6162. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca
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Phillip’s Sonicare, rechargeable toothbrushes

I have two of these toothbrushes. They will not take a charge. Is there someone locally who could replace the rechargeable batteries?

Thank you,

Carol: .

City: Cuenca
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Misplaced COVID vaccination card

Having traveled to the States, I have misplaced my COVID vaccination card. Do you know where I can obtain a replacement?
Thank you for any assistance.

Calvin E Hefner TSSF: 096 795 9674. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca
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Looking for a used, single bed

Hello, my name is Alfredo Saez. I am looking for a single-size bed, (1 seat) with a mattress. It is for the young Sony Vargas. He is hospitalized in the Francisco Moscoso Hospital. He suffered an accident on his bicycle, suffering cranial trauma. He is alone with his mother, they are both Venezuelan, and he needs help. He is soon to be discharged and needs a bed to take care of his mother. If someone can help, contact me,

Alfredo Saez: 096 034 2771. Call after: 4 PM.

City: Cuenca
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Stationary bike for sale

Less than a year-old stationary bike. In great condition, but it is too small for me. This bike is meant for someone on the petite side, around 5´2”. $100 OBO. Will deliver for free. Please reach out for photos!

Chris: .

City: Cuenca
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Looking for a great way to get around the city?

Have I got an electric scooter for you? Seats one, with space for your groceries and other ‘finds’! Works great, just had complete ‘going over’ to ensure everything is tight, and working right.

Lithium battery, 2-speed, excellent power and speed. No license, no age restrictions, no registration…

The perfect Christmas gift for you or that special someone that wants the freedom of ‘running to the store’ or to a friend’s house!


Photos available through email or WhatsApp.

Tanya: 095 862 2251.

City: Cuenca
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Handmade notebooks

Looking for the perfect Christmas present?

Christmas is coming and we have to choose the presents for all our friends and family. What about a cute – practical notebook? Remember, you can text me through WhatsApp or Telegram and I will send you pictures of all my designs, I have some new beautiful fabrics for all genders, also for kids.

I made a cute – practical bag for your notebooks, tablet or your essentials. Ask for models available. The cost of the bags is $8.

My notebooks are made with love and dedication. I bind every notebook with 100, 150 or 200 sheets, you can choose between 120g sheets (perfect for any writing or drawing instrument), print with lines, points even sheets for write music or just white.

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Baby wrap – Kunga

Emerald green baby wrap.

As new, with bag.


Claire Beynon: 096 761 2462.

City: Cuenca
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Dining room table and chairs for 8

Classical dark wood dining room table and 8 chairs. Made in Cuenca by MadeForm. Beautiful mahogany colored wooden table with 8 matching upholstered Captain’s chairs. Table is protected by a custom glass top.
View on Saturday Dec. 4 at Garage Sale.
Calle Copernico 2-37, One block south of Av. Abelardo Andrade, between C. Humbolt & C. Luis Pasteur.

Please, not before 9 AM

Michael Jones: .

City: Cuenca

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Imdurama refrigerator with freezer

66 inches tall. 26 inches wide. Beige color. Works great. Freezer is non frosting. $200.00 Email to see pics.

Bodhi: 096 900 7688.

City: Cuenca
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Semi – professional KitchenAid mixer and attachments

KitchenAid stand mixer – Model Epicurean 8 quart. Extra powerful 300 watt motor. Comes with $300+ worth of attachments, including flat beater, whisk, dough hook, shredder and grater with 4 cutting discs, meat grinder with 2 different blades (back new replacement grinder set), juicer.

All: $400

View at Garage Sale on Saturday after 9 AM.

Calle Copernico 2-37, One block south of Av. Abelardo J. Andrade, between C. Humbolt and C. Luis Pasteur

Michael Jones: .

City: Cuenca

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Weber gas grill and utensils

Weber gas grill with gas tank. Also includes utensils, i.e. grill forks, grill spatula, grill tongs. Additionally, specialized grill baskets for fish, meat and specialty items.

All for $250.

View at Garage Sale on Saturday Dec. 4 after 9 AM
Calle Copernico 2-37, one block south of Av. Abelardo J. Andrade between C. Humbolt & C. Luis Pasteur

Michael Jones: .

City: Cuenca

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Queen-size bedroom set

Queen-size bedroom set, includes: headboard, footboard, queen mattress, pillows, linens, blanket, bedspread, dual control mattress warmer, 2 bedside rugs, 2 nightstands, 2 bedside lamps.

Complete set for only $500.

2nd bedroom set, includes: headboard, footboard, mattress, linens, blanket, pillows, handmade quilt, 2 nightstands, 2 bedside lamps – all for $500.

View at Garage Sale, Saturday Dec. 4 after 9 AM
Address: Calle Copernico 2-37, one block south of Av. Abelardo Andrade, between C. Humbolt and C. Luis Pasteur.

Michael Jones: .

City: Cuenca

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TCL 55″ Ultra HD color TV with Firestick

TCL 55 Inch ultra high def color television. Includes programmed Firestick and wall mount kit.

$500, all-inclusive

View at Garage Sale on Saturday Dec. 4 after 9 AM
Address: Calle Copernico 2-37, one block south of Av. Abelardo Andrade, between C. Humbolt and C. Luis Pasteur

Michael Jones: .

City: Cuenca

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Bernan’s Home Canned Foods re-opens Dec 6th

Hi there…

Bernie and I will be back home December 6th, all rejuvenated from our relaxing time off. Being back home means getting back in the kitchen and cooking all your favorites for you. That will also include your Pumpkin Pies for the holidays.

He will be delivering on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Bernie and Nancy: 096 714 6265.

City: Cuenca
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Weekend solidarity, garage sale

Dear All, we are a group of friends that every year make special programs for kids in need in Molleturo. There are 3 villages where we go; those are Arquillo, Huigra and San Antonio.

We always buy with the funds we collected: toys, candies bags, also if we can we buy bags with groceries. Sometimes we also had been able to give grocery bags for the old people.

We are making a Solidarity Garage Sale. We would like and appreciate your presence and help. We’ll have clothes, shoes, house ornaments, furniture, and more… but if you can also donate anything we can use for the program in the village, we will be very thankful.

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Bulgarian yogurt

Bulgarian yogurt with 100% natural lactobacillus bulgaricus, which does not contain preservatives, colorants or added sugars.

Brings to you a variety of healthy foods such as: paellas, desserts and food without preservatives or colorings. Our chef, of European origin, has more than 15 years of experience in Spain and the Canary Islands.

Hristo Syarov: 098 066 9035.

City: Cuenca
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RL jeans, RL tops, RL sweater, Donna Karan jacket – women’s S/M

Donna Karan Blazer – Size M – Dark grey tropical wool + elastic, silk lining. Freshly dry cleaned. It has been worn very little and very gently, freshly dry cleaned. Looks new. Bought on sale for $120, plus taxes and deliveries in the USA and to Ecuador. Now $45

Ralph Lauren jeans, new size 8p, but it is probably 6.
Ralph Lauren Jeans size 8/petite – dark blue wash. They have been washed, but never worn. Straight leg, narrow. They are probably closer to size 6. The Petite sizes are for the up to 5’4″ tall women. Paid $50, on a very good sale, plus $25 in taxes and deliveries in the USA and to Cuenca. Now only $30.

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Marc’s Consignment

Hello Everyone, Christmas is just around the corner and we want to help you complement those special moments with your loved ones, either by giving a small gift or making a change of some new furniture to have a better welcome next year, so you can stop by our store and take a look at our incredible items that we have. Also, every week we will be filled with new products such as furniture, dining rooms, home office, appliances, sofas, recliners, mattresses, etc. And take home your favorites at the best possible price.

Call us, send a text message, send us an email or find us at Simón Bolívar and Miguel Heredia, corner.

For more information about us,

Marc: 096 849 6409.

City: Cuenca
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Sleep number bed for sale

Do you want to own a piece of heaven? This queen-size sleep number bed, almost brand-new, is the perfect solution to have a good night’s sleep and it is on sale.

For more information, please call 098 660 7720, in Cuenca

Betty Alderete: 098 660 7720.

City: Cuenca

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Mattress for sale

Sleep well. A great mattress for a great night’s sleep. Our mattress collections offer comfort solutions for every body and for every sleep style. From high quality standards to the industry’s most innovative features to competitive pricing, find the comfort, quality, and support for a great night’s sleep.

10 years warranty

JD’s Muebles
21-111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca
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Give the gift card they will love you for – luxury spa treatment

Great, easy stocking stuffer.

Present your loved one or friend with a Giftcard from RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra good for any services starting at just $40.

They will love you for giving them a massage, facial or their other choice of a wide variety of beauty treatments.

Read more….
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Technical support (printer, computer, maintenance, iPad, wifi service)

• Does your computer or phone need some repair?
• Do you need a new contract with a fiber optic provider without any hassle?
• Do you need a new TV, printer, computer or any other gadget?
• Are you having issues with your printer?
• Do you need technical support with your iPad/iPhone, MacBook Air/Pro or iMac?
• Magsafe computer charging not working?
• Are you new in town and need to set up internet and other services?
• Wifi running slow?

• Are you Looking for a senior discount on your services?
• Not getting the speed you´re paying for?
• fire TV stick acting up?
• Computer in the need of some maintenance?
• Experienced bilingual technician offering technical support service in Cuenca and its surroundings.
• 10-years’ experience
• Ink/supplies change or delivery to your door.
• Biosecurity guaranteed
• Affordable prices.
• At home service, no need to get out of home and expose yourself, very limited social interaction while working, service warrantied.

WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal available


098 352 2685
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Tours in, out and around Quito by EcuaTouring

Planning to visit Quito for leisure, business or transit?

We have you covered:

– Tours leaving from Quito Airport and accommodation pick up
– Custom one-day trips (Mindo, Otavalo, Cotopaxi Volcano, Quilotoa Lagoon, Baños de Agua Santa, Papallacta Hot Springs and more.
– Quito Airport transfers in/out
– Driving by the hour and facilitators (shopping, public offices, hospitals and more)
– Multi-day custom tours to any of the extraordinary destinations of Ecuador´s mainland.
– Local Spanish/English speaking guides.

For more information and prices, you are welcome to visit: or contact us directly to

Cardenal de la Torre OE-7156 Quito Ecuador.

Cardenal de la Torre OE-7156 Quito Ecuador.

Amanda Mena
099 519 8944
WhatsApp +593 99 519 8944
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Temporary/permanent visas…100% guaranteed

If you are filing for a Temporary/Permanent visa, I offer a 100% money back guarantee. That’s right. If I don’t get you your visa, you pay nothing. My name is Isabel Mosquera. I am an Ecuadorian, who studied and lived in Canada for many years. I have been a Visa Facilitator for over 7 years and have assisted more than two hundred and fifty expats in obtaining their visas, temporary and permanent, cedulas, translations, health insurance, housing and much more. These services are available as one fee package or individually. I own a car, so transportation is always included at no extra charge. I have always gotten my clients their Visas, even under the most difficult of circumstances, such as unreadable fingerprints for FBI reports.

Have you moved to Ecuador without the required documents? Don’t worry, I can help. I offer free consultations, either by telephone, email or in person. I am at the Immigration office on a very regular basis, so I am knowledgeable about all recent changes in the law and am happy to share my knowledge with you. I will be happy to provide you with references.

I look forward to serving you.


Isabel Mosquera
Whatsapp +593 99 960 3663
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Natural and organic products for the skin. Made in Ecuador

Are you looking for 100% organic products for you your family? We have what you are looking for.

Natú is an organic line of products with a good price. Formulas rescued from our Gramma’s knowledge. We have essential oils, body Lotions, face skin, day care for men, women and children.
We deliver to all over Ecuador, Just ask for our catalog:

Av de los Conquistadores 1446, Guàpulo

Silvia Vargas
098 615 7710
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Transpo Ecuador

Hi, I’m Jon and I drive a 2022 dMax diesel 4-door truck that takes up to 4 people and all your luggage. Cuenca-Guayaquil or vice versa for $95 so…

…let’s book Transpo

Bolivar 6-40

Jon LaBouef
098 494 9008
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Christmas for dogs. Pop-up shop, Today 10 AM – 4 PM

I hope to see you today at my little shop for dogs, popping open for Christmas shopping, from 10 AM – 4 PM. Text me when you arrive so that I can open the gate. Social distancing will be observed and masks are required. Please leave your dogs at home, if you can. We have a new dog here and we’re working on his manners.

Remember, I’m a dog trainer. I’m not in the pet store business. But I do have specialty products that you cannot find elsewhere in Cuenca.

For walking nicely on leash: harnesses and head halters.

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Great sale – Last hours, Cuenca Shop and King Smokehouse

Last hours of the Great Sale – Finishes at 4:30 PM today (Saturday)

20% Discount – All CuencaShop Products (Cash)
15% Discount – All CuencaShop Products (Card)
10% Discount – King Smokehouse Products

So all the scotch, bourbons, tequilas, rums, wines, chocolates, coffees, juices, essential oils, olive oils, sauces, salmon, housewares, mustards, cereals, spices, goat cheese, snacks – yes all 20% off*

Grab a bargain

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Deluxe pet sitting service in town

We (mother and daughter) offer kind, deluxe and trusted pet service at Cuenca. We love pets (cats, dogs, birds, etc.) let us take care of your pet if you have travel plans or difficult circumstances. Mother is a nurse and physician assistant, daughter is studying last year of high school. References is available upon request.

Ave Los Andes y Cajas. Cuenca

096 325 6117
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Mujeres que impactan, craft fair

Tomorrow Saturday, December 4, the Rotaract Tumibamba team invites you to the Mujeres que Impactan craft fair, which aims to boost the businesses of 38 women entrepreneurs of different nationalities with a common goal: success.

At this fair, organized by Rotaract Club Tumipamba, you can taste desserts, buy beautiful handicrafts and learn much more about various services.

This fair is based on the idea that female entrepreneurship can break with social prejudices about women’s actual capacities for business.

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VAN/SUV transportation service with English speaking driver

Greetings; expat-community, tourists, tour companies and everyone: I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador. I can service one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.
The cars are completely sanitized.

My services include:

– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Transfer to and from any airport – (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns
– Driving you to any immigration office (Machala, Guayaquil, Azogues)
– Running any type of errands needed
– Facilitator (for shopping, doctor’s appointments, legal matters, driver’s license)
– we can deliver anything to your house.

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Multitasking Lady in Cuenca

Hello, a pleasure to greet you. My name is Patricia, I am a Venezuelan girl, professional with SENESCYT registration, trilingual (Spanish: native / English: basic / Protuguese: intermediate), honest, responsible and committed, I offer my multitasking services in:

– Succulent plant arrangements in second-hand items transformed into artistic pots. What item do you have at home and will I transform it? (Low budget)
– Spanish conversation tutor in Italki and Classgap. Individual: by appointment. Price per hour: $15
– Dog Walk. Hour: $20. Experience: +7 years (Venezuela and Ecuador)
– House and office cleaning. With 3 years of experience (Ecuador), verifiable references. Prices per day from $25 depending on the size of the property.
– Elderly Care. With 2 years of experience (Ecuador), verifiable references. Price per day: $50
– Organization of spaces. With 7 months of experience (Ecuador) to certify me. We make a work plan for you and prepare a Budget.
– Basic Course of Cyptomonedas I and II. For those who want to learn and start investing. Investment: $15 for 2 hours each course.

Cuenca. Centro de Cuenca.

Patricia Ledezma
096 350 9889
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Are you looking for your new TV LG – Samsung?

Hi, my name is Nestor Reinoso

I offer brand-new TVs. Some of the latest models of LG and Samsung for the best prices in town.

If you need references from my happy customers, I will be more than pleased to provide you.

Kind regards,


Nestor Reinoso:
WhatsApp 096 742 1444 / 099 623 9495. USA. 914 230 5429
Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso
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Recommendation for David Jackson, WiFi/TV/Computer Nerd

David set up my wifi and TV in my new apartment almost 2 weeks ago. He really knows what he is doing. I am so happy with everything he did including my TV programs. He even checks with me to see how things are working. Definitely recommend.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 665 5450

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Tienda Café specials

Hi! to everyone! Now that cherry season is back, our amazing Cherry Pie is available. Come visit us at the shop. You can have it by the slice, $2.90. You can add vanilla ice or whipped cream. Also, you will find Lemon Merengue Pie, Apple Pie by slice. Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, chocolate trufas, cinnamon rolls. Try our special waffles, traditional with fresh fruit, ice cream, dulce de leche, Nutella. Or gluten free, vegan waffles made of green plantain, yuca, potato or corn, served with egg. cheese, avocado, chicken, refried beans — you choose.

You can place an order for a whole pie, $15. Any of them Cherry, Apple, Pumpkin, Chocolate, Apple and blackberry crumble.

We hope to see you by the shop, and enjoy this beautiful day.

Tuesday-Sunday, 9 AM – 1:30 PM. 4 – 8:30 PM, Coronel Talbot 8-52, between Sucre and Bolivar street, in front of San Sebastian Park, house with red doors.

Isabel Tinoco: 099 924 7837
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Pei’s pot stickers will be at Sabatino’s tomorrow

Hi friends. Looking forward to seeing you at Sabatino’s tomorrow. I still offer my dumplings and buns.

December 4th, from 10 AM to 3 PM, Sabatino’s

Pei: 099 253 6116
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Sunday Brunch Cuenca, made to order sourdough, freezer meals, bagels

Hi Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

Here is our current product list:


Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9
Chicken pot pie $7. Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.
3-cheese ravioli comes frozen in a pack of 32 for $10

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Ali’s Kitchen

Yes this pandemic has taken its toll and I hope that everyone managed to stay healthy and well. I am taking orders for hummus, baba ghanouj, tahini and pita bread for next Tuesday, Dec 7th.

pita bread 7 pita 30% integral $2
hummus 8 oz $4
baba ghanouj 8 oz $4.25
tahini 8 oz $4.50
Please place your orders before Tuesday. Delivery is not included.

Dec 7th, Mariscal Sucre y Miguel Velez

Ali Alkhoja: 098 380 9210
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Yakitori and & Teppanyaki Sunday Brunch at the Jazz Society Cafe

Join us this Sunday for another delicious Japanese Brunch.

Yakitori and & Teppanyaki

Vegan/Vegetarian options are available.

Menu also available for delivery

Unlimited Mimosas for $10

Aperol Spritz 2 for 3

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Self Defense Demo and free coffee or smoothie with Rey Damasco

Rey Damasco, A Filipino Eskrimador, will be doing an outdoor Self Defense Demo Saturday morning.


10 AM – noon

Get your free cappuccino or a healthy smoothie.
A regular breakfast and lunch menu are available.
Don’t miss this.

Saturday, 4th of December, Los Cedros y Los Claveles, one block north of Ordonez Lasso

Rey Damasco: 096 322 3377

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Garage sale babies, kids, teenagers and adult stuff

Clothes, books, kitchen stuff, shoes, toys and more. 9 till noon on Saturday the 4th of December.
Located at Bodhi Burgers: Mariscal Sucre in between 3 de Noviembre y Plaza San Sebastian.

December 4th, 9 till noon, various, 17-80 Mariscal Sucre just above 3 de Noviembre, Cuenca.

Bodhi: 096 900 7688
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All are welcome ~ come as you are

At Trinity Cuenca, we are different. We serve those in our community, our city, and our world. We take seriously Jesus’ command to love God and love people.

Come worship with us in our new auditorium.

You are invited to join us on Sunday morning from 10 until 11:30. We have room for you and your family. All are welcome. Come check us out and see what we are all about.

We are a truly diverse church with people from 14 different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. We come together to explore what God’s word really means and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community. We desire to be a true expression of the love of Jesus.

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Gran Feria Sabatino’s is today, Saturday, December 4

The advantage of having a fair that is totally outdoors is it provides a safe environment for everyone. In the case of inclement weather, each station has an umbrella so you can wait it out or go inside for lunch. Mask wearing will be strictly enforced so please expect to comply with all biosecurity measures.

Below are the 18 participating vendors. You’ll find a variety of items including handmade crafts, gourmet foods and smoked products, organic produce and coffee, and freshly baked breads. Start making your list now!

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Evening Prayer at St. Christopher’s Mission

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.

In-person worship has resumed at 4 PM each Sunday, with COVID-19 protocol being followed. Masks are required. Address: Bartolomé de las Casas y 5-34 Tirso de Molina


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Christmas Bazaar at Common Grounds

We are happy to announce our Christmas Bazaar coming this December 18th. Are you a local vendor/artisan who has nice items you are looking to sell? Do you want to get your items in front of more customers here in Cuenca? If so, why not sign up to participate in our monthly Bazaar? We are conveniently located in a well-known establishment, Common Grounds.

There is still time to sign up. We will provide you with a table and chairs (feel free to decorate the table however you wish). This is a great venue to show off what you have to offer and make some potentially new clients and friends along the way. If interested in signing up, please contact me at 099 285 3397

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Follow the breath, and meditate from home with Shambhala

Just breathe. Attention to the breath is a sort of bridge that connects the mind to the body. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

Dear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10:30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter, however it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.

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Coffee concert and poetic recital at Breakcoffee

This Saturday at 8 PM in Breakcoffe (Juan Jaramillo 4-81 and Mariano Cueva) there will be coffee concert and poetic recital, Gabriel Osorio and Lisseth Gomez will be interpreting completely unplugged original songs, ballads, reagee, chill, American folk and two voices. something else make up a repertoire prepared to enchant softly, sweetly and intimately. The themes alternate with the reading of poems by Daniel Osorio and Daniel Iorio.

You are all cordially invited.

Cover: $4

December 4th, Saturday, from 8 to 9:15 PM, $4,
Breakcoffee is at Juan Jaramillo 4-81 and Mariano Cueva, Cuenca.

Gabriel Osorio: 096 315 1359
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Open table, Lord’s Supper, Sunday at ICC

All are invited to partake of the Lord’s Supper this Sunday at the International Christian Community. This inspirational remembrance of Christ is open to all who hunger and thirst for a closer walk with God. The elements of bread and juice will be served in individual portions.

Come and enjoy the prayers, hymns, scriptures and message of a fearless community celebrating a more excellent way of life than what is offered in these dark and isolated times. Let God be glorified and a light shine in the darkness. See you Sunday.

Sunday, December 5, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free, Nicanor Aguilar and Solano, Cuenca.

Phil Kennemer:
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Volleyball reminder – Please reserve

If you are interested in playing this coming Sunday, December 5th from noon to 2 PM, please email me or join the Facebook Group listed below and reserve. We are trying to get a count of confirmed players, each week, so that there are at least 8 players. Otherwise, the game will be cancelled and the Facebook group will be notified on Saturday the 4th by 7 PM if the game is on or cancelled for the week.

We invite you to join us,

Where: Parque El Vergel which is just behind the Iglesia Catolica Santa Maria de El Vergel.
When: We will play Sunday, December 5th from noon to 2 PM (weather permitting).

You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set- Spike” volleyball)

Sunday, December 5th, from noon to 2 PM (weather permitting), Free, Parque El Vergel which is just behind the Iglesia Catolica Santa Maria de El Vergel., Cuenca.

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Super Christmas Tag Sale

Looking for unique, festive, and fun gifts for your friends that won’t break the bank? Look no further. Offering the lowest prices of the year on mirrored and mercury glass ornaments, vintage drinking glasses, jewel toned vases, colorful lotus candleholders, hand-painted parasoles, textiles from all over the world, hand carved Balinese teak mirrors, fabric covered journals, wooden sculptures, an antique Buddha and even a dragon.

See our Facebook page for a sampling of what is available:

Saturday, December 4th from 9 AM – 2 PM, free, Calle las Margaritas 1-78 y Los Cedros (in front of Condominium Las Margaritas 1), Cuenca.

Kristin Anderson: +1 802 579 8517

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A special tribute to Selena

Last year Carnales Mexican Grill commemorated the 25 years since Selena’s tragic death by organizing a tribute show honoring her musical legacy and highlighting the many social contributions that she made to her community. Due to the high demand for more shows, we added a few extra dates, each one of them selling out. We are once again proud to announce the 5th Selena Tribute Concert schedule for Saturday, January 22nd. Tickets are $15, and includes a special menu made just for this intimate event, plus ice cold margaritas or beer.

Carnales Mexican Grill offers the very best in Sonoran style cuisine, with your choice of 9 different grilled or braised meats, all served on hand made flour tortillas made fresh every single day.

January 22nd, from 3 to 4:30 PM, 15, Avenida Gonzalez Suarez 858, Cuenca.

Richard: 098 434 8665
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Francisco Lara Marrero tonight at the Jazz Society Cafe

Francisco Lara Marrero with Mariangel Mundaray and the Jazz Devils.
Don’t miss this extraordinary saxophonist with this great band.

4th of December, Saturday 6 to 10 PM, $5 donation for the musicians. Los Cedros y Los Claveles, corner building, one block north of Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: 093 934 2714 English 096 322 3377 Español

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3-bedroom, fully furnished condo has patio, outdoor kitchen and sunroom

This fully furnished 3-bedroom, 3-bath Cuenca condo has a patio, outdoor kitchen, and a sunroom. It is located in one of Cuenca’s best neighborhoods — a block from the Yanuncay River and its beautiful walking and bike paths and riverside parks. Located in the Glorietta building, a 24/7 security building favored by expats and locals alike, this 196 m2 (2,100 square foot) luxury ground floor apartment also has one underground parking space and a large bodega/storage unit.

The apartment includes a huge patio with a covered BBQ area and an outdoor kitchen, as well as open seating area filled with plants and lush greenery. A good-sized laundry room with a sink is found off the terrace.

The large, open-concept living space includes a living and dining room, a kitchen with an eat-in bar and lots of windows, and a comfortable and cozy TV area. A beautiful sunroom/conservatory with red brick tiling on the floors and an open-air covered roof is the perfect place for privacy and relaxation or a nice afternoon cup of tea.

There are 3 bedrooms with tons of built-in closets and storage space, as well as 3 full bathrooms — all with bathtubs and ventilator fans. The master bedroom also has a walk-in closet. There is a spacious office, with terrace views, which could also be used as a 4th bedroom.

Natural gas is central throughout the building. The parking and bodega/storage are underground which is also accessible by electrical doors from the street. As the apartment is in the back corner of the building, it is very quiet with no hall traffic or road noise. 24 hr. security with friendly, helpful watchmen will make you feel safe. In this same building are a community room and a basic gym. The building also has a well-stocked mini Mercado. Mall Del Rio is 5 minutes away and Supermaxi Don Bosco is also within easy reach.

The stove, range and range hood are included in the purchase prices, as are built-ins and custom window coverings, including black-out drapes in the master bedroom.

The asking price for this fully furnished 3-bedroom, 3-bath Cuenca Condo with a patio, outdoor kitchen, and sunroom is listed at $195,000.

Furnished, $195,000 negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Primero de Mayo y Carlos V, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1638560951

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service: 099 547 5116

Unfurnished apartment, 3 BR – 2.5 baths, with terrace, near river

Location: The house is located few steps from “Yanuncay River”, 1.5 blocks from Avenue Las Americas, where the Tranvía station is located. Downtown is about 15 minutes bus distance. 

Description: The apartment is on the 2nd floor, few steps. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, studio room, half bath, laundry area with small terrace. 

More listings? More photos? Google map location? Please request by email. 

Price reduced: Unfurnished, $350. Small pet is OK. 
Utilities are not included 

Address: Francisco Cisneros, near Yanuncay River, close to Tranvía station, Cuenca. 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1629422157 

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Unfurnished one story house, 4 BR, with large green yard, Chaullabamba

Location: It is located on Km 14 ½ on the Panamericana Norte avenue, in the back of a small gated community; between 30-40 minutes from city center of Cuenca. This area belongs to Chaullabamba with warm weather and surrounded by nature. The bus stop is in the main avenue, that can take you to the city in around 30 minutes high traffic. If you want to go to the nearest grocery store it is on the main avenue near Chaullabamba center, around 5 minutes´ car distance.

Description: This is a one-story house, and has around 6561.68 square feet of land and 984 square feet of construction. The big land has a playground field, gardens, lots of trees, fruits, guard house, park games for children, and lots of green grass. Inside the house there are: 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, social bath, living room, dining room, kitchen and a chimney. The house is surrounded by alarm system and works with water heater by gas.

More photos? Google map location? Please write us.

“Can´t find what you are looking for here? Please write us with the word finder´s fee and we will find a place with your specifications”.

Unfurnished, $500 not negotiable. Pets are allowed.
The rent does not include utilities (Might cost you extra $15 water, $20 electricity and $35 high speed internet)

Address: Panamericana norte km 14 1/2 (Antigua vía Azogues), Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1635198008

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Fully furnished apartment, 2 BR – 1 bath, great location!! 

Location: The building is near Supermaxi of Don Bosco, around 8 blocks from Yanuncay river, walking distance to CoralCentro of Américas, Bus stop is only one block; and Downtown is around 10 minutes bus distance. Nearby you will find almost everything you need, groceries, restaurants, ATMs, pharmacies, etc. 

Building: The apartment is on the 3rd floor, with elevator, security guard with office hours. 

Description: The apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living and dining room, small attic, kitchen with plenty of cabinets, washer and dryer, 1 double size bed. It is located in the back of the building. 

$365 One year lease 
$400 6 month lease 
$435 3 month lease 
Includes building fee 

Does not include utilities, might cost you extra around $65 (water, electricity and internet). 

“Can´t find what you are looking for here?, then write us with the word “Finder´s fee” and we will look further listings according to your requirements.” 

Address: Av. Don Bosco and El Salado street (“Condominum Don Bosco”), Cuenca. 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1634001638 

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

Furnished apartment 2 BR – 2 bath, with shared terrace, walking distance to Downtown

Nice quality finish apartment, location, location, location!
The apartment is walking distance to: Historic district, Stadium, Park La Madre, El Vergel, Millenium Plaza, in front of the “Tomebamba River”.

Building: It has shared big terrace, fully equipped gym, 24/7 security guards, 2 elevators,

Description: Unit has: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living and dining room, updated kitchen with all appliances, parking space, located on the 3rd floor.

• Dining room with 4 seat dining table
• Living room (TV included).
• Fully equipped open space kitchen, (gas stove, fridge, microwave, gas oven, blender, coffee maker, dishwasher)
• Laundry room (washer and dryer)
• Master bedroom with private full bathroom and walk-in closet
• Additional bedroom
• Internet high speed fiber optic access

Rent: $680 Includes all utilities (Water, electricity, building fee, centralized gas, internet high speed fiber optic).

Can´t find what you are looking for here? Then, please write us with the word “finder´s fee” and we´ll look the listings with your requirements and find your new home for you; also, we will take care you interest during the time you stay in your new place, dealing with the owners ourselves.

Furnished, $680, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Av. 12 de Abril, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1638414538

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 098 400 1020

3-bedroom penthouse has 872 sq. ft. of terraces with amazing views

This 1,518 sq. ft., 3-bedroom Cuenca penthouse has 872 sq. ft. of terraces with astounding panoramic views of Cuenca. High atop a hillside with truly remarkable views, this glass-fronted architecturally-designed Cuenca penthouse has sweeping cathedral ceilings, a bright and airy open concept living, dining, and kitchen area, a cozy loft — perfect for relaxing with your favorite book — 3 downstairs bedrooms, and 3 baths.

The 2-story walk-up penthouse features two large, partially enclosed tiled terraces and two balconies, affording 360° views in a quiet setting in a rapidly developing residential area. Just off the master bedroom, there is a private covered terrace, designed with sunbathing and morning coffee in mind. The glass-enclosed terrace keeps you warm and toasty, away from the mountain breezes, and is designed with ultraviolet glass, keeping the ill effects of the sun from you as you relax.

This sophisticated, light-filled condo has a European feel with an artful mix of colors, stone, glass, and natural fibers making it warm and organic, but also modern and polished. Appliances are included in the purchase price. Select furnishings may be negotiated and a fully furnished unit (with the exception of personal items and artwork) can also be negotiated.

Located at the edge of Cuenca’s core, just above the city’s favored grocery store chain, Supermaxi Las Americas, the penthouse is tucked away from the noise and bustle of the downtown El Cento, yet within easy access to the colonial, historic center of Cuenca. A bus stop is a block away, and the rapid transit system, the Tranvia, is within easy access.

An exceptional opportunity either as a residence or an investment property and easily rented at a good return, this modern apartment is rare in terms of its views and vistas and is priced to sell at $159,000, unfurnished, Please note that there is no elevator in this building and the walk is two full flights of stairs.

The HOA is approximately $15 per month.

So, if you are bored with living in a box and ready to try something different, this glass-fronted, architecturally-designed 1,518 sq. ft, 3-bedroom Cuenca penthouse with a loft and 872 sq feet of terraces may be just what you are looking for.

Semi furnished, $159,000 negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: La Verbena y Miguel Molina, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1638457514

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service: 099 547 5116

1,100 sq. ft. condo with 700 sq. ft. terrace near Primero de Mayo

This light and airy 1,100 sq. ft. Cuenca condo with a 700 sq. ft. terrace is located four blocks from Primero de Mayo, a main artery for Cuenca right on the Yanuncay River. This modern and sleek condo has an open concept living, dining, and kitchen area with the 700 sq. ft. terrace just off the living space. The terrace, has ever-changing city, mountain, and valley views and is the ideal place for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. On those chilly Cuenca evenings, warm up to the lovely electric fireplace in the living room, included in the purchase price.

Located in a luxury condo building, this beautiful apartment is just steps away from the Yanuncay River, with its walking paths, exercise and picnic areas, and a bike path. It’s a wonderful, well-maintained city park that’s sure to have you enjoying the great outdoors.

The kitchen comes with a stove, refrigerator, oven, and range hood all included in the purchase price. Furnishings are negotiable. The kitchen also has a small eat-in bar area.

The master, en suite bedroom has large windows with stunning views both in the morning and as you go to sleep with the glitter of the city lights below.

There is also a TV room that could easily be converted into a second bedroom.

The list price for this light and airy 1,100 sq. ft. Cuenca condo with a 700 sq. ft. terrace is $188,000. The HOA is $96 a month, and the condo comes with one underground parking spot and a bodega/storage unit.

Semi furnished, $188,000 negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Near Primero de Mayo, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1638458706

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service: 099 547 5116

Fabulous and unique, restored 3 BR – 2 bath apartment for rent in El Centro

This apartment is unique in Cuenca. There is nothing else like it. Perfect for people just arriving and wanting their dream home in Cuenca, or somebody looking to locate to a perfect location, near to everything and the tram, but very quiet. You are one block from Parque Calderon on Padre Aguirre, in the center of everything happening in Cuenca.

I looked for years for what I wanted here, but I ended up creating it for myself, and enjoyed living in it for 8 years. The house is light-filled, with large windows in every room, around 3500 sq. feet large and if you have your own furniture, it is perfect for you. Freshly painted, available Dec 7. We will have pictures in the next days.

This is how the apartment looks furnished, this was my VRBO listing while I lived there, it is a very popular location for a business as well. It There are lots of pictures.

It is now unfurnished and available Dec 7 for long-term rent. #640562

Here is the VRBO description:


La casita de campo de Totorillas – cottage getaway

Whether it’s a weekend or mid-week get-away, this cozy and comfortable country cottage is a world away from the daily routine of Cuenca. Located only 35 minutes from the city on an old hacienda near Tarqui, the casita is nestled among rolling hills and picturesque valleys, adjacent to a dairy farm and horse pastures.

The 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom house is fully furnished, including bath and bed linens, with a fully equipped kitchen. One bedroom has a king-size bed and the other has a double bed. There is high-speed internet and space heaters. Just outside the front door, there’s a fire pit / barbeque surrounded by built-in seating with amazing views of the surrounding landscape.

There are well-maintained but lightly traveled roads, perfect for long or short walks through the surrounding countryside and several paths and trails across the pasture land. The trails are also ideal for bringing your bikes or go birdwatching through the native forest.

La Casita can accommodate up to 4 guests or two couples. Minimum stay 2 nights at $38 per night (plus cleaning fee) and discounts for longer permanence. Transportation service available. Small pet allowed

Furnished, $38, not negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Totorillas, near Tarqui, Cuenca. -3.021786435957591, -78.9937812040658

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1638485542

I am the owner, Juan Heredia: 099 816 2620

Custom-built luxurious single-level mountaintop estate near Cuenca

Luxurious country living with all city amenities 20 minutes from Cuenca

400 square meters of construction (4300+ square feet)

56,000+ square meters of land (13.9 acres)

3+ bedrooms / 3.5 baths

This spacious, single-level, 3+ bedroom home offers the fresh air, peace and tranquility of country living without sacrificing any of the conveniences of the city. Enjoy breathtaking views overlooking the entire city of Cuenca from the front of the house or take in the incredible unspoiled natural beauty of the Cordeleg River valley from the rear. Yet you’re only 20 minutes from the Cuenca autopista.

The home was designed by its current owners to incorporate US-style features, fixtures and conveniences rarely found in other homes and was carefully crafted from the ground up. Every comfort you could possibly imagine is here including:

• a huge chef’s kitchen and adjoining breakfast room with granite countertops and large central island
• high-end appliances imported from USA — all included in sale
• whole-house radiant heat system thermostatically-controlled and independently zoned (water heated by recently-installed solar panels and propane)
• plumbing fixtures imported from USA
• double sided gas fireplace between dining room and den
• whole house sound system
• oversized laundry room with imported US front-loading large washer and dryer, chest freezer and storage cabinets
• outdoor kitchen with oversized horno de leña (pizza oven)
• huge wrap-around tiled patio with gas-fired chimenea
• engineered runoff water management system with 2500 liter storage tank and dedicated pump for irrigation
• porcelain tile throughout entire house, and
• a separate master bedroom wing so large you could get lost in it,

Each spacious guest bedroom features its own walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom, while the master bedroom includes:

• an incredibly luxurious master bath,
• spacious walk-in shower with dual shower columns,
• a two-person jacuzzi tub,
• double vanities,
• large linen cabinet,
• separate his-and-hers walk-in closets with custom cabinetry,
• a sitting room and
• an adjoining oversized (12’x14’) study that could be easily converted to an additional bedroom or exercise room if desired.

The extra touches built in to this house and its surroundings equal or exceed what one would expect to find in the finest homes in Cuenca. And all of this is on one level! Drive into the enclosed garage (with automatic door lift) and from the time you exit your car you will not encounter a single step anywhere in the house.

Own your own mountaintop in a very welcoming community with breath-taking views in every direction while luxuriating in unmatched comfort, safety, serenity and security.

Enjoy all the advantages and city services that Cuenca offers (pure, potable ETAPA city water, 220V electric service, gas delivery, trash collection, high-speed fiber-optic internet, city bus service) without any of the typical hassles of country living.

Photos and a complete list of all the features of this house are available by request.

There is also the option to purchase entire contents (excluding personal effects) and a Lexus RX450 hybrid SUV with approximately 60,000 miles.

Come see this gorgeous property for yourself. You won’t want to ever leave.

Unfurnished, $495,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Santa Ana s/n, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1634846764

I am the owner, Karl Sweetman: 096 060 5268