Lost, brown leather bound journal

Friends, I’ve lost my journal here in Cuenca. It’s about 6×8 leather bound, handmade paper with an image of Buddha embossed in front. 2 years of work and no digital backup. My contact info is in the journal. Or respond here.

Pat: 099 826 4926. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Our annual Christmas event

Hogar de Esperanza, in cooperation with other foundations will be hosting our annual Christmas Party for under-privileged children on December 15, 2019. It will be held at the Seminary San Luis. At this event, we bring together children and families affected by Cancer, HIV and poverty. At our last event, we had over 400 people and this year we plan to double that. Each of the children receive Christmas gifts and the family receives a food basket. There will also be a special mass held at the Cathedral for the children.

If you are interested in either sponsoring a family or volunteering, please contact us. The cost of sponsorship of a child is $100. We will need teams of volunteers that will purchase gifts and put together the food baskets. Our goal this year, is to help 200 families. Thank you for your support.

Garry Vatcher: info@hogaresperanza.org 096 896 2015. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Lost animals

I have noticed a large number of posts regarding lost animals. Rescate Animal Cuenca on Facebook is a good place to start. Post pictures and give the location of where you found the animal. I live in the Circo Social Guzho Tarqui megaparque and many owners let their dogs run free and they get lost. Or a gate is left open and the animal escapes. Not every animal is abandoned, but many are. I have found homes for animals through Rescate Animal Cuenca and I have kept 2 cats and 2 dogs myself. Bless you for caring. Recently I was in the city of Baños and there were food and water stations located on the streets for homeless dogs. Maybe this is a project for Cuenca.

Leslie Hinebaugh: Lesliegigi2017@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

This Week at The Jazz Society Café

Special guest jazz artists every night.

Reservations:  jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

2nd floor (Upstairs) of La Viña Italian Restaurant

5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo, Cuenca

Food and Beverage service: 6:30 – 10 PM

Live Jazz concerts: 7:30 – 10 PM

Rated #1 & 2019 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor

English-speaking Episcopal Morning Prayer, Rite II

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission offers Morning Prayer, Rite II, in English, each Wednesday morning at 11:55 AM at the Oro Verde Coffee shop. If you would like to know more about the Episcopal Church, please come and pray with us. All are welcome.

Wednesday Mornings, 11:55 AM to 12:30 PM, Free, Cafe Oro Verde, Av. Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca.

Calvin E Hefner: calvinhefner38@gmail.com 096 795 9674. Call after: 9 AM.

Movies at República Sur

New month, new movies. Always trying hard to find and bring you good movies.

–Wednesday 2:

7 PM: l´Homme Fidéle

(v.o. with Spanish subtitles)


Enjoy our movies on a big screen and our restaurant. We´ve got a great selection of dishes and drinks, with especial offers on beers

Free entrance

Reservations: 098 770 6450

Address: Presidente Córdova 5-55 and Hermano Miguel.

October 2nd, from 7 to 9 PM, free, Presidente Córdova 5-55 y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca.

Gustavo: gusecourbe@gmail.com 098 770 6450. Call after: 8 AM.

“El Retorno / The Return” Special book event at idiomART!

idiomART cordially invites you to:

Two Authors, One Story: Aquiles Jimbo Córdova and Tom Larsen

“El Retorno / The Return”

Free event.

There’ll be readings from the authors (Spanish and English), food, cash bar, and music, plus book signing after.

Read below to learn more about this book collaboration:

Aquiles Jimbo Córdova, Ecuador’s ‘Literary Colonel.’

By Tom Larsen (originally published in CuencaHighLife)

The fascinating life of Aquiles Jimbo Córdova began in the small town of San Juan de Pózul in Loja Province, twenty kilometers from the border with Perú. Señor Jimbo was interested in writing and literature from a very young age. His parents were constantly reading together, and the love and intimacy that he saw between them left an indelible impression upon him.

He believes that to write well you must first read. “I love reading,” he says. “I take my time to read the books well.”

Señor Jimbo entered the Ecuadorian army right out of high school. As one of seven children, he knew there was no money for university. All through his childhood he and his family had been in the center of the numerous border disputes with Perú, and he was always impressed by the discipline and dignified bearing of the Ecuadorian Army troops that he encountered.

His army career took him to the far reaches of his native country, and he ultimately reached the rank of Colonel. He was an active participant in the armed border disputes with Perú in 1981 and 1995.

Throughout his thirty-three years of service to his country, his love of reading and writing never diminished. Upon his retirement, he settled in Cuenca and devoted his life to reading, writing and music.

I had the pleasure of meeting the retired colonel through my membership in the “Cuenca Expats Book Club” under the tutelage of my friend J.T. Neira. During my three years with the club we have read approximately fifteen books, fiction as well as non-fiction, all in Spanish and all dealing with the history of Ecuador, and predominately Cuenca.

I often thought while reading these books what a shame it was that these wonderful authors didn’t have wider audience for their work. Never did that thought hit me more powerfully than when we read “El Retorno” (“The Return”) Señor Jimbo’s debut novel. When the author joined us for the last week in the series, I approached him with the idea of doing an English language translation. He readily agreed and was exceedingly gracious and helpful throughout the project.

Señor Jimbo continues to be an active participant in Cuenca’s literary scene. He is currently a member of the Azuay Nucleus of the Ecuadorian House of Culture; Vice President of the Academic Society of Modern Literature and History, partner of the cultural group “Casa Tomada” and partner of the Cultural Group “General Moisés Oliva.” Above all, he continues to read and to write.

“Reading is knowledge, and knowledge is power, it is development, knowledge is freedom,” he says.

Why I love “El Retorno” (and why I think you will too):

“El Retorno” is an extremely powerful novel, set in southern Ecuador in the mid-twentieth century, chronicling the life of José Alfredo Sánchez and his family. Driven from ‘La Esperanza’ their ancestral hacienda in the countryside outside of Loja, they are forced to join the thousands of others displaced by greed, constant tensions at the border with Perú, and floods triggered by the massive deforestation that took place in that era.

It is the story of migrants throughout the ages and in all parts of the world. They endure poverty, violence and discrimination wherever they go. Through it all, the only glimmer of hope they have is that one day they will be able to return to their beloved home.

Other works by Aquiles Jimbo Córdova:

Sparks of Intimacy (poems, 1996)

The Offended Neighborhood (essay, 1997)

The Skin of the Trails (poems, 2009)

Farther from the Border (novel, 2017)

He is currently at work on “Animal Perro” (a novel) and “Evocations” (short stories).


Tom Larsen is an expat author who has lived in Cuenca for the past five years. “El Retorno” is his second translation project and one that he is extremely proud of. Tom’s latest short mystery “Aliento del Diablo” can be read in the September/October 2109 issue of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.

Wednesday, October 2, from 3:30 to 5 PM, free, idiomART is located at Presidente Córdova 1-77 between Manuel Vega and Miguel Angel Estrella, Cuenca.

Sara: studio@idiomart.net

Movies in La Guarida: Bringing Up Baby

La Guarida continues its free weekly movie projections with

Bringing Up Baby

a film by Howard Hawks

(in English with Spanish Subtitles)

starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant

Tuesday, October 1st at 7 PM

Info & reservations: 099 806 8071

Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta.

Doors open at 6 PM. We serve dinner, wine and spirits.

About: Harried paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant) has to make a good impression on society matron Mrs. Random (May Robson), who is considering donating one million dollars to his museum. On the day before his wedding, Huxley meets Mrs. Random’s high-spirited young niece, Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn), a madcap adventuress who immediately falls for the straitlaced scientist. The ever-growing chaos — including a missing dinosaur bone and a pet leopard — threatens to swallow him whole.

October 1st, from 7 to 9:30 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres:  099 806 8071. Call after: 8 AM.

Cuenca English Lions Club meeting

The next meeting of your Cuenca English Lions Club will be held on Monday, 7 October, from 12:30 until 2 PM at La Parrillada restaurant in Cuenca.

We are proud to announce that our guest speakers for this month will be Kay Johnson, retired RN and Jo-Anne Jackson, Medical Educator, both representing Cuenca Medical Services.

“Cuenca Medical Services was created to offer a directory of English speaking medical and healthcare professionals and services in the Cuenca area. Listings are based on positive feedback from persons who have used these services. The information provided has been reviewed and verified by our committee before being included in the directory, and there are also downloadable forms available that are useful to expats who have chosen to make Cuenca their home.”

Come and listen to this important and interesting presentation. And, please consider becoming a member of the Cuenca English Lions Club, whose goal is to assist those less fortunate in this great city in the fields of Vision, Diabetes, Hunger and Education.

The meeting as always is free, and if you wish to order a fine almuerzo from La Parrillada, please plan to come at 11:30 AM when our meeting room becomes available for eating and socializing. Thank you.

Frank Grillo on behalf of CELC

October 7th, from 12:30 to 2 PM, free, Remigio Tamariz Crespo 2-25, Cuenca.

Frank Grillo: fsgrillo@gmail.com

Breakfast in La Guarida

La Guarida has been serving breakfast for one month now and we are happy to have had happy and satisfied customers. To begin the month we’ll have some new dishes available.

Our menu includes these wonderful items:

– Bread toasts, avocado, homemade roasted tomato dip ($4)

– Oatmeal, fresh fruits, coulis of taxo, raspberry, passion fruit ($3.75)

– Omelette La Guarida ($4.25) – with bacon ($5)

– Mozarella and scallion bolón ($3.75) – with bacon ($4.50)

– Llapingacho, artisanal pork sausage, sautéed vegetables ($4.50)

– Tigrillo, beef stew, runa egg ($5.25)

– Asparagus salad, poached runa egg, toast ($5.50)

We add new dishes every week. Come try us out. We are sure you would fall in love with us.

We are located in Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta.

Info & reservations: 099 806 8071

October 1st, from 8:30 AM to 1 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres:  099 806 8071. Call after: 8 AM.

Plumber and electrician

No job is too big or too small. Everything related to electricity and plumbing. New construction or repairs.

Fabián Ortiz: 099 523 9988 and WhatsApp. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Musician looking for other musicians to jam with

Hi. My name is Lyndie and I play the ukulele, mandolin, guitar, bangolele, harmonica, and the Andrean flute, I’d like to find some other musicians who would Iike to jam for fun. Email me at: melinda61558@gmail,com.

Sunday afternoons ongoing, $0, 7-42 Raphael Maria Srizaga, Cuenca.

Melinda Judy: melinda61558@gmail.com

OBG Halloween Spooktacular Dance Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Come to Common Grounds and enjoy a fun time.

Happy Hour is from 5 – 7 PM with great food all evening

Drink specials and music from 7 – 10 PM

Prizes for the best male & female costumes

For the costume impaired we will have masks available for purchase

Location: Eduardo Crespo Malo y Grand Columbia

Venue: Seating re-designed to accommodate our dancers

Parking: Free parking information: Behind Common Grounds on Jose Asutillo

Bus service: Bus service to Common Grounds location: #13, #14, #19, #3 & #50

Donation: $5 per person. Exact change is helpful.

Bar service: Full-service bar at reasonable prices. Please do not bring your

own drinks since this is the revenue for the venue, and we must be fair to them.

Dancing: All styles are welcome to the music provided.

Music: A variety of music styles including Oldies Rock ‘n’ Roll supplied by George, played through our own proper sound system.

Smoking: Smoking of any kind (including electronic) is permitted outdoors only.

Club: This is a private party of people who just want to have fun dancing, without complications.

No dues. Please do not be shy. Just get up and dance as the mood strikes you. Most of the songs invite different dance styles, so don’t worry, just do your own thing, whether alone, as

a couple, or in a group, it doesn’t matter. Feel free to invite your friends and come with the intention of having fun, and you will.

Suggestions: Please email us at obgdance@gmail.com and tell us if you are coming and the number of people joining you. This way we can keep everyone abreast of all developments and we can set up the venue for the expected attendance.

Come early, enjoy great food and happy hour.

Bring along the phone number of your favorite taxi service.

Wear your dancing shoes, be prepared to boogie and have a great evening.

We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor.

October 31 from 7-10 PM, $5, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Grand Columbia, Cuenca.

Rene: obgdance@gmail.com

Gran Feria Sabatino’s this Saturday, October, 5

Start the month off with a shopping experience at Gran Feria Sabatino’s. While most of the vendors feature food items–bacon, aged and soft cheeses, baked goods, dumplings, chocolates, blueberries–there are also vendors with natural cosmetics, jewelry, and Ecuadorian-themed t-shirts. Pick up some treats for yourself and some gifts for the holiday trip back.

Here’s the current list of vendors confirmed for the October Gran Feria Sabatino’s. New vendors are noted with an asterisk.

Arabic Cream Malake


Blue Biker Blueberries

Bungalow’s Llums and Elixirs

*Chocogail–truffles and bonbons

Double D’s Delights

Franco’s Organic Coffee and Produce

Gaira Frutos Secos

Huertos Jesmer

Il Formaggio Quesos Maduros

King Smokehouse

La Mía Goat Cheese

La Morena Chocolate Products

Loaves & Fishes


*Mérida–Kombucha, gluten-free items, and organic sprouts

Mónica’s Jewelry & More

Nantu Lab

*Nunkuí–fresh, vacuum-packed tenderloin and sirloin

Oña Goat Cheese


Pastelería El Jazmín

Pat Close Ecuadorian T-shirts

Pei’s Dumplings and Noodles

Polonia Deli

*Sugar Donas–freshly made donuts

Victoria’s Cakes and Cookies

That’s 27 artisans, but there’s always room for more. Vendors, if you’d like to reserve a table, please contact Dawn Wolfe (096 802 2545) to make arrangements.

We look forward to seeing everyone at Gran Feria Sabatino’s on Saturday.

Mauricio Bernal

Chef Owner, Sabatino’s Garden Restaurant

Saturday, October 5, 9:30 AM – 2 PM, Free, Roberto Aguilar y 3 de noviembre (one block west of Plaza Otorongo), Cuenca.

Mauricio Bernal:  096 802 2545. Call after: 9 AM.

Expat’s cocktail party

The first Wednesday of the month is coming up, and that means it is time once again to come meet your fellow expats. InterNations.org is an international expats club that is free to join (there is no need to pay for a membership unless you travel outside of Cuenca regularly). Each month we pick someplace new to get together and make friends. Join us this Wednesday! On the website just navigate to the Events tab to learn the details. Everyone is invited.

October 2nd 6 to 9-ish PM, free, Garden Lounge – Manuel Calle y Cornelio Merchan, El Vergel, Cuenca.

Stephen Reiss: wineguy@mac.com

Pet sitter wanted to spend the end of 2019 near the capital

Hi! I’m looking for someone to pet and house sit while I’ll be out of the country.

I need someone responsible to watch my pets from December, 2019 to January, 2020. If you think you are a good fit to care for my shy but sweet and easy to care for cat and dog and you’d be interested in staying at my apartment near Quito this holiday season, send me a message and I’ll give you more details.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Alicia: yarnandreams431@gmail.com .

City: Quito (capital)


Hello; My name is Martha Puma, I am an excellent seamstress. I can help you with alterations or cu stom sportwear.

Martha Puma: 099 617 0497 this is cell and WhatsApp. Shop 07 411 0394. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca


Lassie, a small/med size Golden Labrador mix, is a very sweet and gentle girl about 3 years old. She’s been groomed, spayed and has received all annual vaccinations.

When her owners moved away, they tied her inside the house! The next door neighbor heard her cries for help and broke into the house to save little Lassie.

Lassie is a sweet adorable and manageable doggie with excellent manners.

Would you consider giving her a chance in a real loving home? She will love you and I know, you will love her.

Please contact for photos or any other information.

Thank you,

Jo Austin: jomarieaustin99@gmail.com 099 535 7387. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Dear El Vergel neighbors – Alert- we need your help please

My husband saw a German Shepherd in El Vergel that was being confined to the front of a house. His body is covered with flies and inside his ears too. We suspect maggots are in his ear as well. We can get help for this doggie, but we can’t find him.

Proximity of Work Center and trying to find his way to SuperMaxi… He got lost and can’t remember where the poor doggie is. We spent nearly 2 hours searching today.

Please contact me immediately if you see or know of this doggie. Gross neglect is against the law. Here are some contacts of people I know who are bilingual and can file the report with:

Unidad Gestion Animal

Mobile 072 413 4900

Home ext. 1650

David Medvecsky

Movimiento Conciencia Animal

Mobile 099 263 8612

David does this kind of work.

Please mention the name of “Karen Kennedy” as she referred David.

Please keep your ears and eyes open for this suffering being.

Thank you,

Jo Austin: jomarieaustin99@gmail.com 099 535 7387. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

English and Spanish classes and interpretations

Hello All, My name is Gloria. I am offering English and Spanish classes to students of all ages. $10 per hour. I am also qualified to serve as an interpreter. I hold a Masters Degree in TESOL and have 21 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language in the United Sates.

I can be contacted at gbteaching.7@gmail.com

or via WhatsApp 001 862 281 2625

Gloria: gbteaching.7@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

ACT tickets for “Mornings At Seven”

Azuay Community Theater presents 

“Morning’s at Seven” by Paul Osborn, a staged/memorized production

directed by Paula Bailey

The Tony Award winning play, “Morning’s at Seven” is the funny, deeply poignant story of the four ageing Gibbs sisters and their quirky families in a small Midwestern town in the 1930s. The four sisters’ lives are turned upside down when one sister’s son brings his fiancée home to meet his eccentric family for the first time. 

Cast: Charlean Born, Teresa Drake, Cody Hamilton, Joy Broomfield, Lovey Hendon, Ray Lewis, Kenny Riemer, Markku Sario, Bob Fry

Show dates  October 11 at 7 PM and October 12, 13, 19, 20 at 4 PM.

Tickets $15, cash or Paypal, available beginning September 23 at the following:– 

Common Grounds, Trivia from 5:30 – 7 PM

Tuesdays Sept 24, Oct 1, 8

A.C.T. Theater from 2-3 PM

Wednesdays, Sept 25, Oct 2, 9

Sunrise Cafe from 10 AM – noon

Thursdays, Sept 26, Oct 3, 10

IdiomArt  from 10 AM – 3 PM

Mondays through Fridays beginning Sept. 23

Sabatino’s Feria from 9 AM – 2 PM

Saturday, October 5

For help to arrange Paypal or questions about ticket sales, contact Marilyn at r.m.appel65@gmail.com or 099 138 9130

Azuay Community Theater is Located on Ordonez Laso, next to Hotel Oro Verde-

Ray Lewis: r.m.appel65@gmail.com

Shawarmas, hummus and pita bread

El Jeque is a small Lebanese restaurant, specializing in shawarmas. Come and enjoy our traditional meat, chicken or mixed shawarmas, or if you want to try a different shawarma, you can order the shawarma Cesar, our shawarma Philadelphia or the shawarma Bufallo with a twist spicy that you will love.

We also have falafel, kafta, and chicken dishes, all served with homemade pita bread, tabule and our delicious hummus.

For hamburger lovers we also have a great variety. Try our BBQ burger, El Jeque burger, or our bacon cheese burger.

Try our new chicken sandwiches, a filleted chicken breast in a burger bun that you will love.

We have delivery for Glovo and Uber eats App.

We are located at Calle Los Alamos # 343, and Calle Arrayan, 100 meters from the Ordoñez Lasso Av. We are waiting for you. Every day, from noon, until 10 at night.

Rod Seekatz:  098 436 7127

Esther’s Beauty Salon, October deals

We begin October with the best manicure and pedicure with 40% off on the second person

in Esther’s Salon. Everyone is welcome, it will be our pleasure to have you.

Specialist in radical makeover with our best treatments for just $14.

We also have:

-Semipermanent eyebrow




-Hair color


-physiotherapist massage and also relaxing

– Best manicure and pedicure

-Acrilic and gel nails

We will be waiting for you, thank you.

The best restructuring hair treatment, best manicure

Calle Larga 9-46 y BenignoMalo. Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Esther Zamora: mariesza123@icloud.com 098 730 6988

Spoil yourself in Vilcabamba at EcoLodge “Izhcayluma”

Unbeatable value for accommodation and treatments at our “Tropical garden SPA”

Package Price example, including:

– 2 ways on our own shuttle transfer from Cuenca

– 3 nights’ accommodation in one of our private lodges with own balcony

– 3 all you can eat buffet style breakfast

– 3 dinner at our candlelit panoramic restaurant, overlooking the sacred valley

– 1 treatment: Full body massage

– 1 treatment: Facial, Hair treatment and Reiki

– 3 Yoga morning classes

– 1 bottle of wine to enjoy our amazing sunsets

Price per person (double occupancy): $199 (including taxes)

Ask us for a personal offer according to your wishes.

EcoLodge “Izhcayluma” in Vilcabamba. Ask us for a personal offer according to your wishes.

Peter Schramm: izhcayluma@yahoo.de 099 915 3419 http://www.izhcayluma.com

Luis Perlado, professional Spanish teacher at your home

Hello, I’m Luis. I am from Spain and I’m a Spanish teacher with more than 15 years of experience. I give private classes for all levels, totally tailored to each student’s needs. I also arrange the hours and days in order to better fit with the student’s personal schedule. The rate of each class (one hour) is $8. My students can give very good reviews of my professional activity. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Luis Perlado: ekman.luis@hotmail.com 096 837 4838

Improve your Spanish communication

Hola, my name is Malena. I am a native Cuencana with 9 years’ of experience as a Spanish teacher, as well as having a Bachelor’s degree in Education.

I invite you on having practical Spanish lessons with conversational topics based on your interests.

We will practice speaking, writing or reading. Depending on what is the most important to you we will place the main emphasis. It will be a pleasure for me to support you in the process to communicate better.



Centro Histórico, Cuenca.

Mule services October delivery

Hola GP readers,

I will be travelling to the US, California, in mid-October, returning to Cuenca on the 25th. I have approximately 30 lbs. of space available. Rates range from $5-10/lb depending on volume of the item and weight of total delivery. The more you commit to the lower the rate.

Additionally, I have space available for multiple electronic devices.

Please email for specific charges and shipping details. Space commitments will be taken until the 10th of October and all deliveries must be received by the 17th.


Jay: wcmjay@gmail.com 098 732 2650

Panadería Internacional bread in wood oven and sourdough. no chemicals

International Bakery greets you. Today we have rye bread with fermented dough and flax seeds, whole wheat bread, whole wheat bread with raisins and nuts and cranberries, whole wheat bread with multiple seeds, white bread with very crusty fermented dough, round and heavy white fermented bread, unfermented white bread , white ciabatta bread with sourdough, turmeric bread and sunflower seeds, oregano bread, cornbread, purple cornbread, sweet barley bread, croissant, cinnamon rolls, baked donuts and 99% gluten-free bread , we also have free home delivery starting at 12:30 and 2:30 PM. We receive orders by mail and WhatsApp 099 222 5344

We are located on Juan Jaramillo 5-18 streets between, Hermano Miguel and Mariano Cueva. Peach colored house. Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 7 PM

Gabriel: gabriel19877891@gmail.com 099 222 5344

Closet confidential – raid Caro’s closet

Come and have a glass of wine and help me clean out my closets. Steal some great stuff, as every single thing from clothing to jewelry will be $10 each.

I have jeans, sweat pants, sweaters, jackets, vests, necklaces, earrings and bracelets, stuff from Chicos—all in great condition.

Shop, drink, gossip, have fun.

(You can email me for a map you can print out if you like.)

Edificio Guerrero 2B, Calle Esmeradas y Galapagos. Thursday, October 17 from 1 PM to 5 PM

Carolyn V. Hamilton: carolynvhamilton@gmail.com 099 998 8777

Upholstery cleaning services

Our expert professionals give you the highest standard of service in the care, cleaning and restoration of your carpets, area rugs and upholstery.

Regular carpet cleaning not only helps keep your carpets looking like new, but also help you to reduce allergens and in turn, improves the quality of the air that you breathe.

Our main Services:

Area rug cleaning

Furniture cleaning and repairs

Recliner cleaning

Commercial carpet cleaning

Mattress cleaning

Housekeeping services

Power washing cleaning services

Window cleaning services

Car cleaning services

Painting services interior and exterior

Av de las Americas. 9 AM to 6 PM

David: aybcleaningservices@gmail.com

Daily shuttle service from Cuenca to Vilcabamba

Travel easy, cheap and safe to Vilcabamba with our responsible drivers.

Departure information, Cuenca old town

Where: Restaurant “La Cigale” street: Honorato Vasquez 7-80

Time: 1:30 PM

Price: $15 per person (for guests of the Izhcayluma Eco-Lodge)

“La Cigale”, street: Honorato Vasquez 7-80. Daily departure, at 1:30 PM, seat reservation essential

Peter Schramm: izhcayluma@yahoo.de 099 915 3419 http://www.izhcayluma.com

Dia de Spa promotion this week

In Sojo Spa we have the best promotions for our Gringo friends. This week’s promotion consists of a hair color + deep treatment + manicure or pedicure for only


Camino del Tejar entre Sarar y Duco (Cuenca-Ecuador). September 30th to October 6th.

Armando Sojos:  098 385 7531 / 099 846 4819 Sojo Spa (098 385 7531)