Scouting trip to Ecuador

Hi,

I am planning a scouting trip to Ecuador in the Fall checking out various areas of Ecuador that I might possibly want to move to. I do not speak any Spanish, would love to rent first to set up a base camp in an area with many expats in order to develop friendships and to feel safe.

I am a single female with a very large black Goldendoodle. Is it difficult to bring a dog into Ecuador? Is there an area of Ecuador that would be the best for a base camp?

I have no intention of ever driving there so public transportation is key as are safe neighborhoods. Shopping, restaurants, the arts and good healthcare would be great. I am not a fan of condos/close living. I would love a small, 2 bedroom home to rent with a good size yard for the dog.

If anyone can help please respond on the user forum and thank you.

Amy Ross

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Hoping to raise funds for starving Ecuadorians in Ricaute

I know some people in Ricaute I regularly give money to so they can eat, as there is massive unemployment there and they cannot find work in Cuenca. But there are many other families I cannot afford to feed. Some have committed suicide, which breaks my heart. I will later do a Go Fund Me, but first would like to see if you would prefer to donate by paypal, as they don’t take any money out.

My paypal account is livefoodfactor@yahoo.com

Please mark “RICAUTE on the note, or FOOD FOR STARVING PEOPLE

Thank you!

Susan Schenck

City: Cuenca

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Update on move for Paws with Hope

Hello Cuenca friends and friends of Paws with Hope. We have good news. Thanks to your generosity we were able to secure the location we are moving to. About a month ago the owner of the house we recently rented sold the house without letting us know the house was for sale. So this is a move we were not by any means prepared for. The bad news is that we need to move by March 15th and still need the funds for the move and to secure the fence for the dogs. Please consider helping us. Currently we are responsible for 9 dogs and 3 cats.

We appreciate your kindness. PayPal Pawswithhopecuenca@yahoo.com

JD: pawswithhopecuenca@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

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Nascar Races

I am wanting to know where I might go to watch the Nascar Races that
are held on most Sundays. Thank you.

March 7th, from 2 to 6 PM, no charge, Address unknown–looking for it., Cuenca.

John
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Events & Activities

Magical Beings coming to life in Cuenca

If you are interested in Fairies, Gnomes, and the like (Duendes in Spanish), you will not want to miss this event.

Several Cuenca artists that specialize in bringing these being to life will be featured at a Cafe in Cuenca. You will be able to buy their works at this event, and enjoy delicious snacks at the same time.

Cuenca artist, Magy Peña, will be exhibiting her works there. Her work is particularly interesting because she uses recycled materials extensively in her creations.

The event starts on Friday, March 5th, from 2 to 9 PM, and repeats on Saturday the 6th from 10 AM until 9 PM.

The location is Abuelita Cookies, Matilda Garcia 121 y Calle M. Lopez. Look for the big sign at the entrance.

Here is a brief Facebook post about the event: https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159216380109539&id=554474538
and a map to the locacion: https://www.google.com/maps/place/2%C2%B054’53.2%22S+79%C2%B000’00.3%22W/@-2.914777,-79.0022647,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d-2.914777!4d-79.000076

Friday, March 5th 2 – 9 PM & Saturday 10 AM – 9 PM, free, Abuelita Cookies, Matilda Garcia 121 y Calle M. Lopez, Cuenca.

Magy Pena: magyp@hotmail.com

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Aerial Cuenca Fitness Center invites you to…

… enroll at the following course:

Actorals Therapeutic Techniques (aimed at people of all ages)

This course offers an introduction to acting in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

The classes provide the chance to explore acting technique in a playful, accessible and practical way.

Speak more confidently and overcome shyness, unlock your creativity, sharpen your mind, meet new friends and have fun all at the same time.

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Free language exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Café Lirée (General Torres 8-20) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free, however, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– The exchange will be one on one, 2 people per table, to maintain social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.
– There are only 14 spots, so try to make it early.
– Café Lirée is not an “open cafeteria,” however they have all the biosecurity measures and excellent food.

March 6th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, General Torres 8-20 y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena: jorge.isaac.pf@gmail.com
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Happy occasion in Cuenca – You are invited. – all welcome

Free Entry. Grand Opening of World Famous Henry’s Bar! Los Balcones Hotel located at Borrero 12-08 and Sangurima opens the party with American singer, Robert Sanders, performing at 6 PM on Friday, March 5th. Free raffle tickets, balloons . . . Expatriots Extravaganza. Come on by, dear Reader! It will be great to see you.

March 5th, 6 to 10 PM, Free, Presidente Borrero 12-08. y. Sangurima, Cuenca.

Robert Leaman: info@hotellosbalconescuenca.com
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Join the Language Learners Community

Amigos Learning Languages

Join the language learning community. We are friends from Cuenca Ecuador and the world who are looking for people learning Spanish or English, why? To share experiences, tips, exchange books, music and have language exchange meetings.
We have available:

a. Two language exchange meetings per week. 30 minutes in Spanish and 30 minutes in English. 4 people per room. We use ZOOM.
Meetings on Mondays 7:30 PM and Saturdays 1 PM.

b. WhatsApp group to answer questions about languages

c. Discord server to chat with people at any time of the day and practice the language you learn. Play online games while practicing languages. We are currently playing “Among us”.

d. Podcast to help you improve your listening skills. Each episode has a transcript.
https://cutt.ly/FlJB5Pj

e. Book Club. We read a book and get together to discuss what we read. 30 minutes in Spanish and 30 minutes in English. We use ZOOM.

You have no excuse not to learn English or Spanish. It’s totally free (Except for the book club because of logistic and preparation).

Do you want to create content to support people who are learning? Welcome, the more hands we have the better content we can offer to our friends.

We are currently 100 members. From 27 countries.

05/03/2021, ZOOM, Cuenca.

Joffre: joffreprime@gmail.com
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Paco’s Blues at La Yunta tonight, come dance to the blues

Paco’s Blues will be playing the other side of the Yanuncay tonight (Friday, March 5th).

Come on out and join us at the new La Yunta restaurant on Avenida 1 de Mayo.

It will be a great night of music and dancing in the beautiful atmosphere and open setting of La Yunta Restaurante.

Music kicks off at 7 PM and goes till later on.

It’s gonna be a great time… looking forward to seeing you there.

$5.

This show is limited attendance due to Covid restrictions so send us a request early.

For invitation reservations:
Email us a request including your name and the names of any additional guests to pacosbluesband@gmail.com

-or-

Send us a Facebook message with your name and the names of any additional guests by going to the “Paco’s Blues” Facebook page and clicking on the Send Message button at the top of the page.

Friday March 5th from 7 PM till later on, $5, La Yunta Restaurante: 1 de Mayo between Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal, Cuenca.

Pacos Blues: pacosbluesband@gmail.com

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Looking for someone to bring small items from the US to Cuenca

My iPhone was stolen and am still looking for a secure option to deliver a new one to me here in Cuenca from the States.

Also had CC fraud and need my new credit card to be delivered as well.
Two small items….

Please email me with info regarding possibilities of secure delivery from the US. Thanks…

Gretchen Webber: webber.gretchen@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca
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Mujeres Con Exito is seeking garage sale donations

Do you have items around your home that you are no longer using? We would love to take them off your hands for our women and for a future garage sale. You can drop off your donations on Monday or Tuesday from 8 AM to noon. Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez. If you have more than you can carry, please contact us for pickup.

Debby Larsen: mcereservations2019@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca
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Dog wheel support

Hello everybody,

My dog is getting on in years and her hind legs are starting to weaken.

Does anyone know where I can buy a wheel support for dogs here in Cuenca?

Or, possibly someone has one for sale? My dog is about 35 lbs.

Gracias,

Eugene: three_sisters1@hotmail.com

City: Cuenca
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Van transportation to Coast

Looking for van transportation from Yunguilla or Cuenca to coast to Puerto Lopez. Recommendations.

Thanks.

John: johnpandalishak@aol.com .

City: Yunguilla
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Looking to buy old iPhones for use in environmental projects

iPhones 6, 7 and 8 are great for helping the indigenous nations of the Ecuadorian Amazon to plan and do conservation mapping for their territories.

Affordable or donated iPhones are needed ASAP for use in Andes Amazon Conservancy projects

Adam Gebb: adamgebb@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca
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Need help with your home workouts?

We know the struggle of trying to work out by yourself, ether time, knowledge or motivational wise, it is hard to get started. That’s why we are here to offer our services in everything related to physical care and health wellness. We are willing to provide you: – Physical Rehabilitation.– Physical training (based in the functional workout method).– Therapeutic massage. All these services in the comfort of your home.

Home Visit. Monday to Saturday (previous appointment)

Carlos Cabeza: carloscabeza26@gmail.com 096 292 7668
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Domestic work and pet care

I study sociology at the University of Cuenca and I am a single mother, I am a decent and reliable woman. I have worked with several Americanos from their community

Francisco Cisneros. all the week

Denny Carrion: 099 509 5380

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Next session at Ana Luisa Spanish classes, March 15th

Voted by GringoPost as “Best Spanish Teacher and School 2021.” We are so very thankful and grateful for your confidence in our program. This is what we love to do and want to keep sharing with you the value of the Spanish language and the richness of our culture in order to learn, have fun and make friends.

We invite to try and be part of our next session that will begin on March 15th to April 30th.
Join us for a seven-week program based on the Oral Approach Method to develop conversation skills using an innovative story-based method that puts fun back into learning. Read easy Spanish novels and personalize the information. Classes involve students in cultural activities and trips to communities.
Learn Spanish with us, not only study it.

All levels–Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes will be done online by ZOOM.
Each class meets twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes over a 7 weeks period. In a total of 17 hours of classes.
Tuition $100.

To determine your level, please take the exam by clicking on the link.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qAzOnm5AToix7KtC75Y3Me0IHKMniREY2ootOvxtzmY/edit?usp=drive_web

Contact us to sign up or to access more information.

Bernardo de Legarda y Miguel de Santiago.

Ana Luisa Alvarracin: analuisaspanishclass@gmail.com 099 835 8680
http://www.analuisaspanishclasses.com

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Welcome to the Amazon – Nunkui gallery/store

Good Morning. You are all invited to visit our new gallery/store, filled with good energy and beautiful indigenous art. We will be incredibly happy to welcome you and discuss the challenges of preserving the ecosystems of the tropical forest.

Your Nunkui purchases directly support Amazonian indigenous groups, working to preserve their territories and culture, despite the existing pressure to plunder their natural resources.

We are proud to be part of a project that prioritize and respect all forms of life.

“Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolivar 13-86 and Estevez de Toral Street. Hours are: Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 1 PM and 2:30 to 6:30 PM. Saturday: 9:30 AM to 1 PM.

Paúl Sánchez: psanchezregion6@gmail.com 099 586 7670

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Just for Spanish learners/lovers

I have a question for you/ Tengo una pregunta PARA usted:
SER aguafiestas
ESTAR de pocas pulgas
¿Qué significa?
Feel free to leave a message with your answer.

Un buen viernes.

San Sebastian

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Your Spanish language journey is just one click away

Are you ready? Please, take a seat and enjoy it.
Have a look at some reviews by browsing here: https://vazulei.wixsite.com/bluehummingbird-ec

“She has been suggested to me by a colleague upon my arrival in Cuenca. Appointments are arranged with regard to her students’ schedule. If you want to tackle specific topics or questions, she is happy to help you. Above that, due to her friendly and interested attitude, it is easy to open up and start talking”

C. Blitzner, Germany.

Email me for further details.

Tailored teaching, happy students!

San Sebastian.

Vilma: blauerkolibri.spanischlernen@gmail.com
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Last departures of 2021 with reduced prices! This is your time

Do not miss the trip of a life time.
Promotional prices Galaxy yacht first class: 2021
http://www.galaxyonboard.com
4 days/ 3 nights program:
Baltra Island
Santa Cruz Island: Hihlands
Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island: Batolome
Seymour Island: Seymour
Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
Available:
April 21 to 24
April 24 to 27
May 5th to 8th
Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $899
• Single Occupancy: $1,079
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,402
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,622

5 Days/ 4 nights Progam Pice:
Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Highlands
Santiago Island, Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island, Bartolome
Santiago Island, Espumilla Beach, Bucanero Cove
Santiago Island: Egas Port
Santa Fe Island: Santa Fe
South Plaza Island: South Plaza

Available:
Mayo 25th to 29th

• Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $1,199
• Single Occupancy: $1,439
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,770
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,764

6 days/ 5 nights Program: Itinerary B & C
May 15th t 20th
May 20th to 25th
May 29th to June 3rd

• Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $1,399
• Single Occupancy: $1,679
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $2,138
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $2,506

All options include:
– Airfare to/from Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil
– Naturalist Guides certified by the Galapagos National Park
– Meals specified in the itinerary
– Accommodation in air conditioning cabins at the Galaxy Yacht
– Excursions indicated in the itinerary
– Shared transfers airport – yacht – airport
– Personalized assistance in compliance with all biosecurity protocols
– Coffee, tea and purified water

Not included:
– RT-PCR Covid19 test
-Snorkeling Equipment
– Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $6 , $100 for Foreign Tourist
– $10 per person Transportation Airport – Canal / Canal – Airport ($5 per way per passenger)
– Ingala ( Immigration Galapagos Card) $20
– Services not mentioned
– Tips

**We provide information about laboratories authorized by the Ministry of Health for PCR Covid 19 test

For any inquiry please call: Angela Hally : WhatsApp # 099 251 9679
Email: letsgotoecuador@hotmail.com

Quito or Guayaquil Airport. According with Itinerary

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Blinds and curtains. TYMARQ creative home, home delivery

We are TYMARQ creative home. We make curtains and blinds. We give you a free estimate and bring you the catalog, with sanitary precautions and guaranteed service.

– Construction and interior design prices from 3.50 m2
– Curtains and blinds to measure prices from $19 m2
– Maintenance and repair
– Home automation and motor systems
– Wallpaper prices from $40
– 3D Panels prices from $25 m2
– Synthetic grass and vertical garden prices from $10 m2
– Carpets wall to wall
– Floating floor

** Check the fanpage: https://web.facebook.com/tymarq.creativehome/

Address: Luis Cordero 10-21 and Gran Colombia. Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 6 PM

Andrea Carrión / Luis Velasco: tymarq.cons@gmail.com 093 909 3911
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Let’s go to the Jungle

Hello adventurers,

We started this year with our first jungle tour with total success. Our passengers were happy to meet, enjoy and do different outdoor activities.

We have decided to establish three new dates for the tour, so you can plan your vacations and do not miss this great adventure with your family or friends. This is an organized tour for small groups, no more than 15 people for a 6 days / 5 nights trip.

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Natural Persian Yogurt

Real Persian Yogurt
100% Natural. $2 per liter
Home delivery
Without preservatives and chemicals

Patiely: 099 535 5383. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

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Roku Premiere

Includes: Roku Premiere, Remote with pre-set channel shortcut buttons, Premium high speed HDMI cable, USB power cable, Power adaptor.

4K, Ultra HD, HDR, 1080p and 720p Streaming up to 60 fps
Brand-new.
Easily discover and enjoy in-season shows, live news, movies, award-winning shows, primeramente sports and more.
Get a fantastic picture quality with crisp resolution and richer color at a great value.
For only $40

Rosa Camba: rositacamba99@gmail.com 098 454 6016. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

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Pine nuts / Gramm Bulkshop

Dear friends:

Pine nuts are loaded with nutrients, including iron, manganese, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, and vitamin K. They are rich in protein.

They help improve vision, maintain weight stability, reduce bad cholesterol, benefit and strengthen bones.

They can also potentially reduce the risk of heart attack and increase energy levels.

They are delicious in pesto, salads, and desserts.

Now we have it in our store.

Remember that you can buy only what you need and thus avoid waste.
We want to reduce the use of plastic, we use paper covers and we invite you to bring your favorite bag, as well as your containers to fill them with the necessary amount.

Contact us at 099 505 9604, 096 060 3748, grammbulkshop@gmail.com, or visit our cozy store located in Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral, we will be happy to assist you.

We also have delivery service.

Marla

City: Cuenca
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Reupholstery services and custom made furniture

We carry out reupholstery in a professional way. If you are looking for custom made furniture for your living room or you just want to refurbish your old furniture you can contact the professionals.
We have the skills and the know how to handle your furniture restoration and repair needs with care.

Services:

Recliner repair and restoration, sofa modifications, re-stuffing, leather restoration, antique restoration, refurbish and refinish antiques, custom designed ottomans, furniture repairs.

Get the most out of your favorite chair. Custom designed furniture designed specifically for your needs, hand crafted furniture, furniture for the office, desks, chairs, and cabinets, before and after refinishing, pick up and delivery, free estimates.

Paul: ecuacarpinteria@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca
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The best natural products, honey, oils, coffee, tea and much more

The best natural products, honey, oils, coffee, tea and much more with free home delivery
https://www.natural-ec.shop/

Iryna: info@natural-ec.shop .

City: Cuenca
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Pure, natural eucalyptus raw bee honey 100% organic.

Our Miel de Cuenca Honeybee Farm, which is right here – on the skirts of Cuenca introducing eucalyptus raw bee honey.
We only sell our – real raw bee honey. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Unadulterated. The honey going straight from the hive to the jar with nothing else added in between. Every jar is a gift from the bees to you.
Full frame of honeycomb available.
375 gr jar is $6
1750 gr jar is $25
30ml of 20% extract of propolis is $5 https://www.rxlist.com/propolis/supplements.htm
180 ml of pollen is $5
Beeswax 1lb is $12
$20 or more purchase – free delivery in any part of Cuenca
cuencamiel@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/mieldecuenca/

Alexander: cuencamiel@gmail.com 097 906 9356. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

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Large sofa for sale

Sofa for sale. For further information WhatsApp 099 044 1963.

Julia: 099 044 1963. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

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New Harley-Davidson jackets (2)

Harley-Davidson heavy leather riding jacket – XXL – Brand-new – $200

Lightweight Harley-Davidson jacket – XXL – Brand-new – $100

Mark Hansen: lohdriver10@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

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Pendleton 100% wool blanket $200

National Park Series – Yosemite National Park
Queen-size
Brand-new
$200

Mark Hansen: lohdriver10@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

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Clearing the liquor cabinet for $100

Ambrosia Mead 750 ml
San Joshé Wine 750 ml
Andino Café Liqueur 375 ml
Vat 69 Scotch 750 ml
Kirkland Añejo Tequila 1 Liter
Gordon’s Dry Gin 1.75 L
Kirkland Spiced Rum 1.75 L

All unopened. Everything for one low price. $100

Mark Hansen: lohdriver10@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

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Recommendation for Restaurant Kolibri

If you’re seeking alternative breakfast or dining experiences please give Kilibri a try located inside the very historic and beautiful Boutique Hotel Carvallo. The Hotel and restaurant are now owned by a family from Guatemala and truly made our experience a very pleasant one from Chef Arlene Meneses. We enjoyed the service and smiles from the staff and the menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner offer quite a variety of options to choose from. Additional information can be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hotelboutique.carvallo or https://hotelcarvallo.com.ec/

Address: Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre and Beningno Malo

Contact information: ventas@hotelcarvallo.com.ec

Recommended by Jim Gridley: jpgrid@gmail.com
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Recommendation for Hilda at Hilda’s Beauty Salon

I recommend Hilda at Hilda’s Beauty Salon, for a great “Covid Cut!” She does not shampoo – cuts your hair dry. Really listens to you – gives you exactly the cut you want. You are in and out in 15 minutes. Also does men’s hair. Has a beautiful clean facility available for massages/facials/mani-peds And HIlda speaks excellent English. Really good rates too. Bio-security measures followed.

Address: Gran Colombia and Ave de las Americas – across from Supermaxi

Contact information: 09 819 5605

Recommended by Jane Hiltbrand: janeh32@hotmail.com
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Recommendation for HADA Orchards in Bulan, fruit orchard tour

A little north of Paute is an amazing eco-agricola large orchard of apples, pears, and plums. The owner, Adolfo Verdugo, welcome groups of 6 for a 2-hour hike through the amazing hilltop where the fruit is ripe and ready for picking.

Adolfo is very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, and he loves to show off his beautiful orchards. Being in the fresh air and surrounded by beautiful trees and views over the valley of Paute, was like being in a dream. I went with two adults and three kids: 5, 7, and 11. The kid loved climbing trees, picking fruit, hugging trees. A gorgeous day.

I do have to mention that there is a lot of uphill climbing; rubber boots are recommended.

After we descended to the shop next to the church, we paid the $15 for the tour and for the fruit we had collected. No charge for the fruit we consumed en route.

Address: Bulan , north west of Paute

Contact information: 098 936 9187

Recommended by Julia Rux: juliaecuador260@gmail.com
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Recommendation for M&W Salon, barber/stylist

If you’re looking for a straightforward, down to earth barber that will actually listen, Ken Cuban at M&W Salon is your guy. He just opened his own salon after leaving another… one that by the way I stopped going to because they would not listen. Ken speaks English fluently and goes out of his way to give his clients what they ask for.

Located on Ordonez Lasso adjacent to the little park across from Home Vega.
his # is 099 562 5616

Address: Ordonez Lasso @ de las Azullinas

Contact information: 099 562 5616

Recommended by George K: gkastanes@gmail.com
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French cuisine at La Yunta

Every Wednesday of March we will have French Chef, Patrice Mick, cooking at La Yunta from 6 PM.

March 10 is our first Wednesday and the menu is

Kir

Appetizer
Chicken liver Mousse, garlic bread
or
Classic Niçoise salad

Main Course
Coq au Vin
or
Pan fried corvina


Dessert
French Apple Tarte A la Mode
or
Caramel cream

$25 per person

To book please send us a email with your food choices and the time you would like to eat.
layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com

It is always great to serve you

Sole

Wednesday, March 10, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Thomas Gould: 098 945 6551
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Pacos Blues band at La Yunta this Friday

Come and join us this Friday from 7 PM for a great evening with music and friends.

Cover charge $5

Reservations by calling 098 945 6551

Always great to see you

Sole

Friday, March 5, from 7 PM, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Thomas Gould: layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com 098 945 6551
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Time change for Cuenca Soul this Saturday

Cuenca’s newest band, Cuenca Soul, will be performing at Santorino’s this Saturday, March 6th at 7 PM with a $5 cover charge. Come enjoy a meal, drink specials and Southern Soul music. Santorino’s is located at Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 y Remigio Crespo. (right behind Banco Pichincha) We hope to see you there.

For reservations call 097 998 1179
Like Cuenca Soul Band on Facebook.

Saturday, March 6th at 7 PM, Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 y Remigio Crespo.

Cuenca Soul: cuencasoul@gmail.com 099 251 5570

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Sizu lab, bagels

Sizú Lab

Hello, our names are Susy and Sylvia. We are both chefs and opened our brand in December, 2019 and since then we have been working on attending our clients with different options we have created for them.

This month we offer to the market a new catalog of products such as:

Bagels (our best) – Caponata – Pastrami – Green Sauce – Yellow Pepper Sauce – Red Pepper Sauce – Onion chutney – Blueberry Sauce – Garlic Confit – Smoke Oil, Queso amasado….

You can also ask for our Bagel Combos….

We also offer sweets products:
Rocky Road Bars (free sugar) – Double Chocolate Cookies – Salty Caramel – Free Sugar Almonds

Orders and more information at 099 979 2741 Sylvia or 099 976 4947 Susy. We do deliveries on Tuesday and Friday, orders are taken 24 hours in advance.

Please send your orders to the following email only to make sure they don’t get lost:
sylvia.ochoaz@gmail.com.

Delivery costs not included.

We hope to attend your requests soon

Susy and Sylvia

You can also checked us on Instagram or Facebook as Sizu.Catering

Call after 8 AM, Alonso Vicuña, Parque Puertas del Sol

Susy Sylvia: 099 979 2741
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Chocolatier for a day! / March 20th

Have you heard that Ecuador has the best cacao in the world? Yes, “Polylepis Tours Ecuador” invites you to be part of this new adventure in Sarayunga located 2:15 hours from Cuenca.
Participants will help to harvest, roast, peel, and grind cacao, then they will be able to make their own chocolate bars while enjoying a rich smoothie with nibs or some seasonal fruit found on the farm.

In the afternoon after a delicious traditional lunch, participants will be able to enjoy a refreshing time in the pool…

Would you like to be part of this adventure, Chocolatier for a day?

Save your space until March 15.

Limited spaces.
Date: 20th March
Difficulty: Moderate
Price: $ 75 pp
It includes:
* Bilingual guide
* Private transport
* Typical lunch
* Kitchen utensils
* Tickets

Request a detailed itinerary at:

polylepistours@outlook.com
cell: 099 355 7648

March 20th, from 7 AM to 6 PM, Calle Larga 6-28

Edison

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Chocolate chip cookie dough

I offer you my chocolate chip cookies dough ready to bake!!
16 oz – 1 pound
Delicious, Can be frozen up to 1 month.
Orders To: Fernanda 099 549 9846 – or find them at Comercial Arandano

Price $6

Any time, Comercial Arandano

Fernanda: ferguerrero_15@hotmail.com 099 549 9846

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Saturday hike + great international buffet at Yunguilla

This time, we will take a bus to San Fernando then hike over Busa Lagoon to and from Zhalli to Naranjito in the Yunguilla valley.

Hike will be about 6 miles mostly downhill. Trail will be cowpath for the most with gain level of 367 ft uphill and 2,400 ft downhill, we will start at 8,400 ft and finish at 6,300 ft. Country landscape with nice views of the valley.

At the end, an incredible country buffet lunch by the guys from Casa Copehhagen-

Following, some pictures:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=SpanishOutdoor&set=a.2035028976599152

And a video from our friend Bob:
https://vimeo.com/user18652829

You will spend $50 all included, using buses and mixtos.

Email us if you want more info.

March 6th, from 8:30 to 5 PM, Yunguilla

Fredy Ordonez: spanishoutdoor@gmail.com
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More Lamb meat has arrived to La Karlota

Don’t wait more, we offer fresh lamb meat at the best price:
• Rack of Lamb $25 (frenched)
• Stew meat $4.80 / pound
• T-bone $7.20 / pound
• Chops $7.20 / pound
• Ground lamb $5.80 / pound

Ready to eat products:
– Baked Turkey Breast
– Baked Pork (pernil)
– Pastrami — sold out 🙁 we will have more by the next week 🙂

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The Amazon Vanilla Company

There are over 250 flavor components in pure vanilla. Artificial vanilla has just one. Our pure Amazon vanilla will make your desserts – Exotic. We support, source and involve indigenous growers in the Amazon basin of Ecuador to preserve the rainforest ecosystem. Each grower restores or protects the forest canopy.

Check out our story: http://www.amazoniavanilla.com

March 5, 2021, Quito

Carmen: carmy1802@hotmail.com 098 453 4019
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Fish and chips is back this Sunday 7, at Sofy Glocal Cuisine

Yes everybody, Last Sunday our fish and chips special was so good that everybody is asking for it again, and we couldn’t resist to make you happy.

And if you haven’t tried yet, make your reservation now. And don´t miss this spectacular and delicious plate with that wonderful flavor that just Sofy gives.

The best fish and chips + pastry just for $9.95, besides you can enjoy our super promo: Bloody Mary 2×1.

**Important: To have your fish and chips meal you need to make a reservation**
Find us at La Casa del Parque (The big yellow house in front of the Calderon park)

Sunday, March 7 from 11 AM to 9.30 PM, Luis Cordero 7-79 y Simón Bolivar

Saira: sofyscuisine@hotmail.com 099 510 3974
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Mujeres Con Exito, Wednesday delivery

Orders are received until Monday at 5 PM for Wednesday delivery every week. Delivery occurs between 11 AM and 1 PM. Delivery is included in all meal pricing.

— 8 Barbecue wings and fries. Served with our house mayonnaise. $15.
— 8 Egg Rolls (shrimp, pork, vegetable) Order fried or ready to fry. Served with Vietnamese sauce and Sriracha sauce. $15.
–1 Quesadilla, served with chips, guacamole and Pico de Gallo. $12
— 4 mixed pieces Fried Chicken. Served with Mashed potatoes and salad. $12.
— 1 Liter Minestrone soup. Special recipe of Chef Bruce Wilkins, who has taught our Chef Arlin to make this delicious soup. $10 includes delivery
— Sriracha sauce. Sriracha is a type of hot sauce or chili sauce made from a paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. $5.
— Vietnamese salad dressing. A tasty condiment used as a salad dressing or dipping sauce. consisting of sugar. rice vinegar. garlic, freshly chopped chilies, fish sauce, water and lime juice. $5.
— Fresh Red Fruit Jam, 250g jar. $3.50.

Distance: A Pandemic Cookbook. Spiral bound. $12.

Mujeres Con Exito is the job training branch of Casa Maria Amor, Cuenca’s battered women’s shelter. Food service is one of the areas training is available. The women have specific food items that they can deliver to you on Wednesdays.

Deadline for food order is March 8th Delivery is March 10th., Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca

Debby Larsen: mcereservations2019@gmail.com
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March of burgers

The month of March arrived and along with that came the most delicious hamburgers in the city of Cuenca in the best Venezuelan Style, we bring you the typical street food or fast food.

2×1 promotion on hamburgers throughout the month of March, happy hour is from 5 to 9 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. What flavor do you prefer? Meat ¼ pound – Grilled Chicken – Grilled Beef Tenderloin – Smoked Pork Chop. All burgers include; Artisan white bread, cheddar cheese, fried egg, fresh tomato, onion, lettuce, French fries and house sauces.

We also have Vegetarian or Vegan burgers, prepared with Chickpea Croquette or Lentil Croquette and if you want it gluten-free we prepare it with corn tortilla, also accompanied by French fries and house sauces.

We are waiting for you in our restaurant with authentic Venezuelan Flavor Creole food, so that you can taste this great 2×1 Promotion in Burgers with your family, friends or that special person. Let’s go. What are you waiting for?

Tuesday through Sunday from 9 AM to 9 PM, Gran Colombia 13-72 between Esteves del Toral and Juan Montalvo

Miguel Gil: 098 424 4928
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Spacious, luxurious, beautiful views, great location

3 BR, 3 bath, plus maid’s, 2 parking spaces and bodega.

This beautiful condo is located on the 8th floor of a building with security 24 hours and elevator, only few steps to the river, in a beautiful upscaled area of Ordonez Lasso, very close to Supermaxi and much more.

It offers great views, it is spacious, high-end finishing. It has about 236 square meters in total.
It is quiet, safe, harmonious functional lay out, very comfortable.

Bathrooms with bathtubs.

$490 rent
$195,000 sale
$125 condo fee

Unfurnished, $490, negotiable. Small pet is OK

Address: Ordoñez Lasso area, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1614896596

I am a real estate agent, Carmen Alicia Rodirguez: vivoencuenca@yahoo.com 099 718 2084 Call after: 9 AM.

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Covid-19 property sale

This apartment was bought in 2016 for $52,000.Today I will accept $48,000 for quick sale. This studio apartment is in the best location in Cuenca. Walk out your front door and enjoy the hustle and bustle of this historic city.

You are less than one minute walk to Parque Calderon yet the apartment is ultra-safe and unbelievably quiet and peaceful. Enjoy your evenings at the opera, symphony, ballet or sit at a jazz cafe. It is fully furnished and equipped. It is ideal for a single or a couple. It is ideal for an investor visa. It is ideal for a short or long-term rental.

Furnished, $48,000, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed

Address: el Centro, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1614892313

I am the owner, Richard Howard Keye: 093 917 7653 Call after: 8 AM.

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Furnished, 2 bedroom condo, Manta, ocean views, open air patio

Furnished, 2 bedroom condo, Manta, ocean views, patio.

Fully furnished, absolutely modern beach front condominium in Manta on Restaurant Row near LaQuadra Shopping and restaurants on Barbasquillo.

Condo is on 14th floor, corner unit, ocean views from all rooms including both bedrooms, open air patio with ocean breezes

Perfect remote, work from home location with ocean view. Great wifi.

Modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, building completed in 2015. Desk in 2nd bedroom for work or writing with direct ocean view and breezes.

Excellent location on restaurant row with walking distance to market, pharmacy, banks, multiple restaurants. Safe secure area with friendly locals.

Seeking rental between April 1 – May 30 – 1-month minimum rental required. Air conditioning in LV, both bedrooms. Kitchen has induction stovetop, toaster over, double sided refrigerator. No washer dryer but a local complete laundry service is nearby with folding included.

WiFi included
Smart TV in Living Room – HDMI connections etc. Fast internet in building.
Top quality furnishings, king size bed master bedroom. Lots of closet space.
Access to pool, private beach, work our room, jacuzzi.

Condo building offers concierge services

A $400 deposit is required, returned 7-10 days after check out.

Furnished $1100 per month, includes electric and water. Owner provides bi weekly/twice monthly housekeeping services on Wednesdays.

Bottled water can be purchased at building reception and delivered to your door. A water cooler is in the condo.

No pets
A single or couple only.

Address:
Edificio Poseídon Condominios
K 1/5 Via Barbasquillo
EC 130802

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property

I am the owner, Lisa
Lisaca323@gmail.com
+593 98 671 0365 WhatsApp
+1-407 818 1273 US number

https://www.airbnb.com/h/seaviewsbarbasquillomanta

Furnished, $1100 negotiable. Pets are not allowed

Address: 1/5 Via Barbasquillo, Manta

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1614890737

I am the owner, Lisa: lisatheexplorer018@gmail.com 593 98 671 9375 Call after: 9 AM.

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All Included apt, fully furnished, 2 bed, 2 bath great location

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths – fully furnished. Modern, safe, electric fence, automatic garage door, elevator, 1 parking spot on ground floor. Centralized gas and hot water (Amazing water pressure).

Well located (10 min. walk to downtown, 5 min. walk to SuperMaxi (Grocery Store), banks and all other needed facilities close, bus/tram stops are 1 block away). Close to Common Grounds coffee/gringo hangout.

Rent includes high speed internet (10MB), building maintenance, gas, water, electricity, concierge, Direct TV dish (Subscription not included) and optional landline.

Looking for long term (at least 6 months).

Furnished, $540, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Caspicara y Mariscal Lamar, Edificio Arupos, Cuenca. http://www.google.com/maps/place/Calle+Caspicara,+Cuenca,+Ecuador/

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1614902259

I am the owner, Justin: jdcapaldi@gmail.com 099 736 7367. Call after: 8 AM.

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Amazing house with garden for rent or for sale – Great Location

This amazing house is located in one of the best places to live.

If you love the Tomebamba River this place is perfect for you. You can hear the sound of the river.

Excellent neighborhood; very quiet, very safe.

You will enjoy every day in this house.

It has 10,000 sq/ft of land.

3 bedrooms on the ground floor

Wonderful living room with fireplace

Beautiful dining room

Study room

Big kitchen with view to the Garden

Laundry room

Bodega

2 bedrooms in the second floor with 1 bath

Parking for 20 cars

This Amazing house is waiting for you

Also around the house you will find many beautiful trees

Near Shopping places (Supermaxi Las Americas, restaurants, pharmacy, Bakery, Viveros, Feria Libre,)

Write today 093 905 5399 or you can check my other listings in Facebook like Carla Encarnacion Gonzaga

I have other wonderful houses in front of Tomebamba River and in Puertas del Sol that I would like to show you.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=844081756442372&id=100025216658823

Unfurnished, $1150 negotiable. Pets are allowed

Address: Near Hotel Oro Verde – Puertas del Sol, Cuenca

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1613353425

I am a real estate agent, Caria Encarnacion Gonzaga: cleg_2102@hotmail.com 093 905 5399 Call after: 9 AM.

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Beautiful furnished apartment next to Hotel Oro Verde

Fully furnished apartment, perfectly located in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. It has a balcony with a beautiful view of the city.

2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, laundry room and garage space.

The apartment is within walking distance to Shopping Center Home Vega, DailiLife Medical Center, pharmacies, banks, ATMs, restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, gyms and much more. The Supermaxi on Avenida de las Americas is only 10 min away driving. Also the city center is only 10 min away driving. Building has elevator, porter and 24-hour security and its next to river Tomebamba.

Fully furnished:
Laundry machine
Dryer
Microwave
Fridge
Bedding
Sofas
Dinning Table
Household utensils

Services included (Maintenance fee, Parking space and Water)

Furnished, $450. Pets are not allowed

Address: Pinar del Lago 4, Ordonez Lazo Avenida, Cuenca, Ecuador

Please contact me through WhatsApp to schedule a viewing, I am the owner and live in NY but I have an administrator in Cuenca that will show the apartment. I am fully bilingual Estefani 1-646-812-0727. Please call between: noon – 8 PM.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1608528842

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Furnished one bedroom, view over garden, near Tombamba and Batan Mal

Fully furnished, light, one bedroom, one bath, available now. Lots of built-in closets, living dining room with a small Turi-view balcony, full separate kitchen with washer dryer, bathroom has tub and shower. Second floor with elevator. Secure building with 24 hour guard/receptionist. Close to the new Mall El Batan, pharmacies, banks and restaurants. Parking space available. Small dog okay with deposit. Long term preferred. $330 plus aliquota. Does not include utilities. Avenida Nacional 393 Edificio Entre Rios. 

Furnished, $330 negotiable. Small pet is OK. 

Address: Edificio Entre Rios 393 Avenida Nacional, Cuenca. 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1612203182

I am a friend of the owner, Luz Maria Crespo: 099 982 6223. Call after: 9 AM.

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Rent beautiful house in exclusive sector

Spacious and beautiful house for rent, very well located, in the exclusive sector of the citadel of Ingenieros, with beautiful interior and exterior spaces.

It has 300 m2 of land and 400 m2 of construction with the following environments:
On the ground floor: living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen, study, wine cellar, social bathroom, living room, laundry room, large parking lot for 4 vehicles; upstairs: 4 bedrooms with bathroom and closet included, living room, study.

Contacts to the number 0998263111 (cell phone and WhatsApp), we will gladly give you the information you require.

Cecilia Cordero

Unfurnished, $800 negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Ciudadela de Los Ingenieros, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1612411507

I am a friend of the owner, Cecilia Cordero: 0998263111. Call after: 8 AM.

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