Found a cedula

Patricia Villeneuve Chirnside, you left your cedula at Casa Flores (Mariano Cueva 9-51) we are trying to call you but your cellphone goes to VM

Hope to see you soon,

Sandra: casaflorescontabilidad@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Alarm system monitoring

Does anybody have any recommendations for companies monitoring alarm systems? Have heard that it is very hit and miss here and was wondering if anyone had any good experiences with a company here. Thanks in advance.

Charles Coffey: coffeyfl@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Volunteers to help English Students

The English Language and Literature Major at University of Cuenca is organizing some events to improve the student’s English skills and integrate the English speaking community living in Cuenca.

The first one is a conversation class reinforcement, in which English speakers will come to the University of Cuenca and share their experiences with our students. This activity will take place on Wednesdays from noon – 1 PM and Thursdays from 3 – 4 PM.

The second activity will be a language exchange club, in which English Speakers will interact with our students both in English and Spanish. For this activity the participants will get together on Thursdays from 6 – 8 PM and Saturdays from 8 to 10 AM at University of Cuenca.

If you are interested in participating DM me or email me at pamela.urgiles1011@ucuenca.edu.ec

Pamela Urgiles

Call for exposition: black and white analog pictures

Did you shoot black and white film? 

We’re pretty sure you know someone who remembers with passion taking photographs with an old camera. Tell them.

This is a call for anyone who wants to submit their black and white analog photos for a collective exposition. 

The rules are:

1. The pictures have to be black and white

2. It doesn’t matter if the pictures are from 20 years ago or recent.

3. The pictures can be in any format or size.

4. The pictures should be scanned and sent via email to be selected to info@aula.com

5. We’re looking for all kinds of photography: landscape, portrait, family pictures, road trip, travel, scientific, artistic or street photography too! 

6. The participants can be amateurs or professionals. 

7. October 15th is the last day you can send your pictures. 

More info to the WhatsApp or write us a message in Facebook: AULA / Escuela y Laboratorio de Fotografía

https://www.facebook.com/aulaescuelafotografia

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About AULA / Escuela y Laboratorio de Fotografía. We are the first photography school and darkroom in Cuenca. We offer a committed training in the field of the digital and analog image. We have created courses and workshops for beginners, amateurs and professionals

Home

October 15th, free, Cuenca, Ecuador, Cuenca.

Fabiola:  098 723 4849. Call after: 9 AM.

$881 and counting, Thank you Cuenca, everybody wins

Rough Knuckle Sconery was able to donate $139 to the Cuenca Soup Kitchen for the month of September 2019, bringing our total contribution to $881 which translates to approximately 819 meals. We only accomplished this during the month of September with the help of our retail partners, Slow Brew Coffee Cafe, Telicioso Tea Shop, the soon to be renamed Vegetable Bar and most importantly you, the Expat community and readers of GringPost. 

For the less fortunate members of our community who were served a hot meal during the month of September your choice to spend your money at our retail partner’s establishments has made the difference between being served a hot meal and going hungry. It is our sincere hope that you will continue to patronize these unique and civic minded businesses. It is through them that we are able to continue to contribute 100% of our profit after expenses to the critical humanitarian work of the Cuenca Soup Kitchen. 

We often meet volunteers from the Soup Kitchen during our daily outings and when we introduce ourselves they humbly thank us for our donations. We are always dumbfounded and overwhelmed by their generosity of spirit because all of Cuenca should be thanking them for their compassion, their hard work and for their humanity. They are the ones that are doing the heavy lifting.

In an interview we did some time ago we were asked what beyond  our monthly contribution Rough Knuckle Sconery was hoping to achieve.  We quickly said we hoped to feed 1000 people! Realizing we were almost there, we gave it some thought said we really hoped other businesses and Gringo vendors might be inspired to do the same, to donate even a portion of their proceeds to our community and to display that fact at their businesses.  Because if we have a choice, we will always choose to spend our money at businesses that give back. 

One scone at a time.

The team at Rough Knuckle Sconery

City: Cuenca

Conversational language exchange

We kindly invite you to join our language exchange group Spanish-English/English-Spanish in an awesome location by the Puente Roto. The sessions are aimed at people willing to improve their conversational skills putting them into practice in a realistic environment and with native speakers.

The sessions are guided by a bilingual facilitator (a teacher with extensive experience in the field) who proposes the activities and conversation topics.

It involves several people whose native language is English and several people whose native language is Spanish. We get together so that the former can practice Spanish and the later can practice English.

Apart from the language learning, the sessions bring an excellent opportunity to meet and interrelate with local people while engaging into the city cultural activities.

Therefore, this language exchange complements formal language learning. It mainly serves for putting oral language skills into practice. Additionally, it constitutes a good opportunity to experience and gain an insight into aspects of Ecuadorian culture and Cuenca local life.

October 5th, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM, Voluntary Contribution from $2, Nuna Coffee & Grill (Paseo 3 de Noviembre s/n Escalinata del Puente Roto), Cuenca.

Carmen: languageexchangecuenca@gmail.com

All are welcome ~ come as you are, bring the kiddos

At Trinity Vineyard Church, we are different. We meet in a night club, we serve our community, we take seriously Jesus’ command to love God and love people. And, we have the most comfortable church chairs in all of Cuenca.

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.

At Trinity Vineyard, God is building a family friendly church that consists of people of all ages, countries, cultures, and backgrounds. A place where the people of Cuenca can find God, love, unity, hope and grace. We are a church for all people of Cuenca.

All are welcome ~ come as you are. Bring the kiddos. They will have fun in our children’s program or they are welcome to join us adult church.

Join us this Sunday morning as we continue our series on the book of James. This Sunday we will explore what James and his big brother Jesus say about greed.

We meet at the Castle on Sunday mornings from 10 to 11:30 AM. Come early for complementary coffee and pastries.

The Castle is located on the Tomebamba River in El Centro. There are two entrances, one on 3 de Noviembre (200 feet downriver from the Broken Bridge) and one on Bajada de Todos los Santos.

To learn more about us, please visit our website at http://www.trinitycuenca.com

October 6th, from 10 to 11:30 AM, free, The Castle, Cuenca.

Weldon Edwards: weldon@trinitycuenca.com

New artisans at Gran Feria Sabatino’s this Saturday

Among your favorite vendors, you’ll find several new artisans at this Saturday’s Gran Feria Sabatino’s.

Chocogail will bring a variety of delectable chocolate truffles and bonbons filled with everything from fruits and berries to liquor.

Mérida specializes in organic products including kombucha, gluten-free desserts and breads, and sprouts.

Nunkuí will have a variety of products from the Amazon including ceramics and other crafts of the Shuar, Achuar, Waorani, and Kiwcha.

Sugar Donas will fill your craving for freshly made yeast donuts filled and topped with everything imaginable.

Here’s a full list of vendors who look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Arabic Cream Malake

Blue Biker Blueberries

Bungalow’s Llums and Elixirs

*Chocogail (Truffles & 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

Loaves & Fishes

MegaChips

*Mérida–Kombucha, Gluten-free products, and Sprouts

Mónica’s Jewelry & More

Nantu Lab

*Nunkuí–fresh, vacuum-packed tenderloin and sirloin and other Amazonia products

Oña Goat Cheese

Pájarogato

Pastelería El Jazmín

Pat Close Ecuadorian T-shirts

Pei’s Dumplings and Noodles

Polonia Deli

*Sugar Donas

Victoria’s Cakes and Cookies

If you have a product that you want to sell at the fair, please contact Dawn Wolfe (096 802 2545) to reserve your table.

See you 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

Need ride from Guayaquil to Cuenca for 2 couples

We need to go to a special event in Cuenca and looking for a ride from Guayaquil. Also a ride back Sunday evening back to Guayaquil. Any recommendations for transport services welcome too.

Friday 6:30 PM, $12 one-way per person, Portofino, Guayaquil.

Hetty:  099 649 2953. Call after: 6 AM.

Seeking fabricator of live edge dining tables

Several months ago, someone was advertising that they made live edge dining tables for $350. I couldn’t find them by using the search feature here. Anyone remember who that was?

Danielle Lino: 095 864 8975. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Cat boarding

Looking for a reliable person that will board my two cats for 10 weeks They will need a clean and safe environment indoors without the ability to run free outdoors. I will need someone who can keep in touch with me who can be reached reliably through Skype and email and can send a picture showing their health and welfare. Please contact me for the timeframe and to discuss any other details.

Phil: phil757@gmail.com 098 785 7735. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Lassie

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 – 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 He started here and got lost trying to find SuperMaxi El Vergel.

Work Center: Miguel Cordera Davil y Paucarbama and El Vergel SuperMaxi and Hansel and Gretel. Doggie could be in these boundaries. 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

Hiking sticks wanted

I’m looking for a pair of sturdy hiking sticks in good condition. If you are selling or know of a source for them, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks.

Gordon: buzzh@me.com 099 545 5941. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Anyone coming to Cuenca From the US In the next few weeks?

I need to buy a youth gi (martial arts outfit) for my son to use for jiu-jitsu. I’d like to order one from Amazon because they are about 75% cheaper than those locally available. 

If any kind soul is coming to Cuenca in the next couple weeks, I can order it and have it sent to you/them in the US, then we’ll meet up here in Cuenca. I think the size will be about the size and weight of two pairs of men’s jeans. 

Please let me know if you can help me out.

Thanks.

Russell: bicycleagent003@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Driving from Santos Domingo, Baños de Ambato back to Cuenca

Greetings,

On October 7th I will be driving from Santos Domingo – Baños de Ambato back to Cuenca, there will be room up to 6 passengers plus luggage.

Note: This service is completely legal safe transportation ( fully insured)

http://www.safetransportationcuenca.com

FB Exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso.

Best regards,

Nestor Reinoso

Baños de Ambato. Monday 7th October

Nestor Reinoso: safetransportationecu@gmail.com Ecuador 096 742 1444 WhatsApp 099 623 9495 USA (914) 23 05429 / 096 742 1444

Driving from Cuenca to Guayaquil Manta

October Sunday 13th, room for up to 6 passengers plus luggage.

Cuenca – Guayaquil

October Sunday 6th, any time in the morning.

October 16th, in the morning

October 17th, at 7 AM

November 1st, at 7 AM

Note: This service is completely legal safe transportation (fully insured)

http://www.safetransportationcuenca.com

FB Exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

Kind regards,

Nestor Reinoso

Montanita – Cuenca

October Thursday 3rd. Any time in the afternoon

Cuenca.

Nestor Reinoso: safetransportationecu@gmail.com Ecuador 096 742 1444 WhatsApp 099 623 9495 USA (914) 230 5429 096 742 1444

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 – 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

Amanda Salazar, manicure

I am American/Ecuadorian and I lived 10 years in the US. I speak perfect English, and can give you acrylic or gel nails, manicure and pedicure like you had back in the US.

Primero de Mayo 3- 27 and Carlos V. Monday thru Friday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM and 2:30 – 7 PM. Saturday 9:30 AM – 3 PM.

Amanda Salazar:  +593 98 647 0166

Looking to build or remodel your home or business?

Let us guide you in the design and construction with the best materials and finishes…from concept to completion.

We provide complete design/permit/build services for your new construction, additions and remodels for residential and commercial properties. All of our structures are seismic resistant with a 10-year warranty that includes foundation, structure and roof.

We can work within your budget and anywhere in the country. Call us or email us for an appointment or consultation free of charge, we speak English.

*Find us on Facebook: Oscar Abad Arquitecto

https://www.facebook.com/pg/oscarabadarq/photos/?ref=page_internal

*Google Search: Oscar Abad Arquitecto

Remigio Tamariz 5-38 and Lorenzo Piedra, 2nd Floor, Cuenca..

Oscar Abad Arq.: oscarabadarq@gmail.com 099 153 0018

Inhome ultra hydration massage promo with Facial/LED

Feeling stiff and parched from our “second winter”? Don’t run to the beach.

Alejandra has the perfect solution for you:

A 60-minute relaxing full body massage including deep hydration with caviar serum and matrixyL3000 plus complete facial including LED mask treatment.

You will look and feel like a million bucks after this special session. All for just $50, saving you $15.

Search FB for @perfectskinspaec or visit perfectskinspa (dot) com for detailed menu of services.

Facial hydration – anti-aging and lifting – facial renovation – body and facial depigmentation – acne control – lymphatic drainage before and after surgery – waxing with facial and body wax – permanent eyelash curling – Dermapen wrinkle-reduction

Fully licensed cosmetologist with her own treatment table treating you in the comfort of your own home.

Many published recommendations.

* Ladies only.

Your home – Cuenca. Monday – Friday by appointment

Alejandra: perfect.skin.spaam@gmail.com Whatsapp/Text/ 099 101 5477

Special offers for GringoPosters in “Galeria MIA” in October

Hello everyone, it’s Mia.

I’m a professional watercolor artist, I do portraits, landscape, still life, Latino/Asian/Buddhism-theme art, and sell them with reasonable prices. From now on to the end of this month, there’s a 10% off special offer for all the paintings. Tell me you saw my ad on GringoPost and I’ll cut the price for you.

You’re very welcome to come and check my works when you’re around Calle Larga, it’d also be great if you want anything for gifting or decorating your house (or just to support an artist who’s having trouble paying the rent).

I’m looking forward for your visiting!

Good day,

Honorato Vasquez 4-106 y Mariano Cueva, Cuenca. Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 7 PM

Mia Da: watercolormia@gmail.com

Durga’s Tiger School in Ecuador

Durga’s is a wonderful, life changing experience. The environment is beautiful, the food sustaining and the people are wild, loving and genuine. The program is cultivated towards a holistic and whole-hearted experiential learning process, and delves into indigenous spirituality and cosmology with sensitivity and respect. USA

The Yoga Teacher Training is fully booked in October.

Tigersmile: There are still 3 spots open in the training starting 17. of November!

Join an international retreat with students from all over the world to become a Yoga Teacher with international YA certificate.

For more information about lodging and yoga vacation please view our website – https://durgas-tiger-school.com/la-escuela

To inquire about registration please email durgastigerschool@gmail.com Or phone +593 99 280 5875 Cellular and WhatsAPP +593 (02) 237 3864 Home

Quito, Tumbaco Rumihuaico Alto, lote 169, segunda acequia. During all the year

Durga´s Tiger School:  099 280 5875

Cuenca Multi-Services (painting, home repair, handyman)

Cuenca Multi-Services of Gustavo Guanga is a company dedicated to providing services to foreigners who came to live in our city.

Winner of the best of GringoPost 2019 providing the best services.

We provide the following services:

– Interior and exterior painting, walls, baseboards, frames, doors and windows, etc.

– Handyman service

– Master mason

– Shelves

– Electricity

– Plumbing

– Designs

– Carpentry

– Packing and unpacking

– (new) cut the grass of your house.

Experience working in United States in New York (Hamptons area) and experience in this city. We have good references about our work. Most importantly we are honest and hardworking people.

We have good references from our clients and we work with a lot of professionalism.

For a free quote just call or send an email.

Calle Los Cerezos Y Sarar.

Gustavo Guanga: gusgt19@hotmail.com 098 649 0137 @CuencaMultiServices

Spanish tutors face to face or remote lessons

Customized lessons, at your place, at your pace.

Materials included, guided conversation, from very beginner to advanced.

Find out what former students have to say, how? Just email us.

We look forward to working for you.

Centro Historico.

Josefina: learnspanishwithjosephina@gmail.com

Want to improve your spoken Spanish?

“I have to tell you, after taking numerous classes before, this blows the doors off of all of the others.”

–Peter, current student

 “I have been in Cuenca 10-months now and have tried two different Spanish schools and dreaded each of them.  Hannah’s class is different with smiles and “high fives”, it is only an hour long and just two days a week – but the prefect dose for me.  I approach learning Spanish as though I am moving a mountain.  Difficult but possible – one stone at a time.  It is fun moving those stones with Hannah.”

—Chip, current student

Frustrated with previous Spanish learning experiences? Discouraged by a heavy grammar focus or the teacher’s correction of your every mistake? Stymied by trying to make conversation with your one-on-one teacher for an hour? Bored of stories that don’t relate to what you want to learn?

Come try my Spanish class! My class focuses on speaking. My classes are kinesthetic, interactive, student-directed (we learn what you want to learn) and fun! My teaching methodology imitates how we all learned our first language–with lots of repetition, positive feedback, and language input. I have 10 years of experience teaching Spanish.

Class is for intermediate speakers—we speak in Spanish for the full hour. Cost is $10/class. Unlike most Spanish classes, I don’t charge a monthly rate–you only pay for the classes you attend. However, if you don’t plan to come regularly, the class will probably move too quickly for you, and you will feel like you are behind.

Come check it out! You’ll be surprised by how much you learn and retain.

Within a short walk of Ordoñez Lasso. Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Hannah Pratt: hannahpratt@gmail.com 096 878 3595

Brio Foto, photography, videography and website design services

Brio Foto Inc. is photography, videography, media design and website design firm located here in Cuenca. Our staff consist of formally educated and award-winning videographers, nationally published photographers, graphic designers and website developers. Our services are economic and of the highest quality. Many of our services include but are not limited to:

• Interior residential and commercial photography. (For the purpose of property sale and/or publication.) Can include DRONE coverage and Video implements $60+ Package includes full shoot (interior/exterior amenities), post-edit, digital delivery and retouches.

• Ariel Drone Coverage – For Residential Sales, Commercial Projects or Advertising/Sales Productions. 4K Drone Services are offered on both a salaried and hourly rate.

• Interior Residential and Commercial Videography. (For the purpose of property sale and/or publication and commercial services.) available in 4K/1080P and DRONE coverage$75+Package includes full shoot (interior/exterior or commercial), post-edit, digital delivery and retouches.

• Website Design and Production, for personal or commercial purposes. Free Consult; May include content capture/edit and textual creation. 90+ No page, image or text limits. Includes application input, domain and hosting transfer and/or acquisition.

• Discounted Portrait and Group photography – Free Consult; $45+ Package includes full shoot (1-2hrs.) post-edit, digital delivery, 5 retouches and style preference (B&W, Sepia etc.) 

• Digital Media Design and Graphic Design – Free Consult; $70-$500 discounted flat rate per project. Free additions include 3d maps, 3rd party applications, flyovers etc.

• Commercial Product Photography. Based on our hourly rate and dependent on the product size, weight and quantity.

• Interior Design and Re-Design services. Free Consult; discounted flat rate per project. Free additions include 3d maps, 3rd party applications etc.

• Interior special planning and building. Free Consult; discounted flat rate per project.

• Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced educational courses for: DSLR Photography and Videography: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Davinci Resolve, Sony Vega, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Sketchup Pro 2018 3D. $40 – $55 per course, classes are mixed between live session, recorded session and hands on sessions. Courses last 4 weeks, with classes twice a week

.

Despite our proficiency and knowledge base, we offer our services at fair and economic rate. Contact us today for a free consultation and quote!

Scott Smith

098 122 1627 – Cell/Whatsapp

Brio.Dsn@gmail

Please visit http://www.BrioFoto.com for a review of our services and sample productions.

Ordonez Lasso. 2019

Scott Smith: brio.dsn@gmail.com 098 122 1627 / 098 122 1627 – WhatsApp

Learn to make handmade paper at Papel A Mano

Papel A Mano, Kimberley Woodand and Mr. Paper are offering the basic papermaking workshop.

October 9, 10, 11: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ​

On the first 2 days of the workshop, you will learn how to make sheets of paper from native Ecuadorian fibers. We will make plain, natural sheets, brightly colored sheets and sheets with flower, leaf and string inclusions. We will also experiment with marbling paper. On the 3rd day of the workshop, you will learn about bookbinding, collage and other projects with your paper.

This is a fun workshop. There is always a lot of laughter amidst the creativity.

All days will be 10 AM – 3 PM

Lunch will be pot luck.

Max: 6 people Min: 4 people

The fee for the class is $75 and includes all materials and equipment.

To confirm your spot, please pay via PayPal: papelamano.ec@gmail.com (use the friends and family payment). For those who do not use PayPal, email me and we will make arrangements to meet for payment. Full refund for cancellations up to one week prior to the workshop.

Papel A Mano is located at Calle Francisco Estrella Carrion 1-41 y 10 de Agosto. October 9, 10, 11: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 AM to 3 PM.

Kimberley: papelamano.ec@gmail.com

Blue Box Insurance Broker

Blue Box Insurance Broker is a company committed to long-term success and to keeping our customers’ needs at the center of our business. This can only happen at a firm with clear determination and consistent, focused effort.

For blue box asesores the most important element of our jobs is to connect better with our customers. We do that every day in the way we focus on communicating with you. We want every communication to be perfectly clear.

Ultimately, we are a reflection of our daily work, each of us, and of each time we give you better service.

We listen to you until we know what you want and advise you until you have made the best decision for you.

Our service is with the best companies, and include:

Car Insurance

Health Insurance

Renters and Homeowners insurance

Travel insurance and more

If you are retired, relax and enjoy your golden years. We will help you cover all of your risks in one visit! We are right here in Cuenca on Av. Ordonez Lasso, Edificio Monte Carlo 001 – and we speak English.

Have a wonderful (risk-free) day!

Av. Ordoñez Lasso 5-55 y Los Cedros – Monte Carlo Building – office 001.

Carlos Alberto Ramírez Velásquez: blueboxasesores@gmail.com 098 246 5168 http://www.blueboxinsurance.com

Restaurant opening: Bistro at The Oasis; French and Italian cuisine

For nature lovers and foodies an exciting opportunity awaits. We open our doors to the public Saturday, October 19. Our restaurant, Bistro at the Oasis, will be open each weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 7 PM. And for nature lovers our Eco Resort offers spectacular mountain views and a full kilometer of cascading quebrada (mountain stream). Come out for a morning or hiking, bird watching, or just relaxing alongside the cascades, and then join us for a wonderful luncheon. We feature a bistro style menu with classic cuisine from France and Italy.

Our menu includes:

French Carrot Soup

Caesar style salad

Tramazzino Sandwich with your choice of fillings: egg salad with asparagus, tuna salad with black olives and capers, smoked salmon and cream cheese with arugula, and prosciutto ham and provolone cheese with Dijon mustard. (or you can try our special, 1/4 each filling)

Croque Monsieur: the French classic with ham, gruyere cheese, Dijon, grilled and then baked with a Bechamel sauce.

Pizza by the slice or whole pie with choice of toppings: roasted red pepper, roasted onion, roasted garlic, mushroom, cheese, pepperoni or salami.

Pasta Daily Special

Eggplant Parmesan

Chicken Piccata or Marsala

Trout Meuniere Almondine

Specials to include country comfort food like Coq au Vin, Braciole, etc.

For desserts we feature: Chocolate Mousse, Italian Cheesecake and Apple Galette

We offer beer, wine by the glass, and a selection of bottled wines.

In addition we offer a special retreat we call The Oasis Experience where you can rent one or both of our newly built rustic log cabins for one or two nights, enjoy the beauty and tranquility of our Eco Resort, and be treated to a 4-course dinner for your private party of 4-8 guests. And the following morning you will enjoy a full breakfast, served in your cabin or in main lodge. If you stay for two nights the package includes a luncheon on the second day. Available Sunday-Thursday nights you will enjoy the resort and restaurant as a private party. Write to us for details. Each of our cabins sleeps 4 and has a small private bath and your personal fireplace, plus a small terrace where you can enjoy the spectacular views. Write to us for photos and any further details.

We are located 30 minutes by car or taxi from Cuenca, and 3 bus lines would bring you from the main terminal in Cuenca right to our door.

Via a Jadan, Sector Vegaspamba, Jadan. Saturday October 19, noon – 7 PM

Catty Siguenza: theoasis333@gmail.com

Tracy’s Treasures update

Tracy’s Treasures will be at Cafe Nucallacta on Thursday from 10 till 2. I will have my spices, cream of anything soup mix, BBQ sauces and Teriyaki Marinade. Hope to see you there. I also have a selection of spices at Nectar.

Otorongo Plaza.

Tracy Rose: tracyprose1957@aol.com

Promote your business for free

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Recommendation for Irisnaya Araque, cheerful cook/maid

“I’ve worked with Irisnaya a few times now. She is very reliable, trustworthy, and skilled at cooking great meals. I’ve asked her to help me with meal prepping for the week by cooking in bulk, so I can do other things with my time besides be in the kitchen. Iris is also excellent at cleaning. She is quite thorough, and great with dust too. I highly recommend Irisnaya, as she is also a joy to be around, fun, and has a great loving spirit. Iris was originally recommended by a local doctor, and then by a gringa friend who worked with her for half a year, before passing away. Iris helped her when she was immobile from an operation, so she is quite flexible with her skills.” ~ Mimi Phoebe

Irisnaya (Iris) Araque:

Experienced in cooking many types of food.

Excellent house cleaner.

Grocery Shopping and organizing spaces.

Cost: $20 per day for 6 hours

Minimum basic English skills, but quick use of phone translator.

Speaks fluent Spanish.

(Also in-home manicure or pedicure available).

Address: Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

Contact information: nirisaraque58@gmail.com

Recommended by Mimi Phoebe:  mimi.phoebe@protonmail.com

Recommendation for Scott Smith/Brio Foto, photography/videography/web design

Hi, We hired Mr. Scott to do our business website and photos of my family. Mr. Scott was very nice and always there. Our website turned out great as well as the amazing photos of the family. I recommend Mr. Scott to anyone who wants good price for top quality work.

Address: Ordonez Lasso

Contact information: brio.dsn@gmail.com 098 122 1627

Recommended by Cesar Cifuentes Jr.:  cesarcifuentesjr@outlook.com

Recommendation for Martha Cecelia Mocha, housekeeper, home cleaning

A good housekeeper is one who is always on time, works methodically and efficiently, is pleasant, honest and takes pride in a job well done.

My housekeeper, cleaning my home, weekly, now over one year, has a couple of openings for clients. Her rates are reasonable and Martha understands basic English. 

You will love your house again.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: nicky200518@hotmail.com 098 023 9685

Recommended by Marcia Adatto:  mdadatto@aol.com

Joes’ Fried Chicken + Free ‘The Hop Factory’ artisan beer tasting

The fun starts on Saturday …

Cuenca’s Best Fried Chicken at Joe’s Secret Garden and artisan beer tasting.

Fried Chicken and Beer; they just go together, don’t they. Join us for our famous, award winning “southern fried chicken” dinner and free samples of this New Cuenca Beer from Thomas Mauw and The Hop Factory brewery. Taste all 3 selections, then go to the bar and purchase your favorite.

Dinner includes our creamy coleslaw, garlic mashed potatoes with milk gravy, heavenly Angel light biscuits, and ‘down home’ chocolate puddin’ cake … Ecuadorian coffee and Ceylon tea. It’s a deal and a treat.

We are happy to prepare vegetarian and special diet requests or herb-garlic roast chicken with 24 hour advance notice please.

Easy reservations and details at http://www.joessecretgarden.com

Saturday, Oct. 5th. Bar, salon, garden and free beer tasting fun starts at 5 PM. Bring your friends, hang out and have fun or meet some new folks. Everyone is welcome to join us. Dinner served about 6:30 PM. Address and directions at time of reservation.

Ken and KP: eat@joessecretgarden.com

Indulge boutique cafe new hours

Reminder … Our new hours will be 11 AM to 3 PM, Thursday thru Sunday.

Chef Luigi has added some new items to our lunch menu, a copy of which will be posted in the comments below. You will also notice that we will prepare breakfast on request.

Beginning Thursday, October 3rd, from 11 AM to 3 PM, Calle Larga 4-86 y Mariano Cueva, Cuenca

Susan Mazzera: indulgeboutiquebakery@gmail.com

The contest is heating up…what will the new name be?

Howdy – Dave here. I wanted to thank everyone that has come out and had a meal or beverage or snack or some conversation at The new Vegetable Bar which will be named something different here at the end of the week. We will also have a winner of the contest then, also. If you haven’t voted for the new name you can do so at http://www.renametvb.com. Things are getting exciting – we are also looking at a new location (across the street) tomorrow also. If that doesn’t work out, we have three other places that could be home to the newly named restaurant. And if those don’t work out, we’ll stay where we are for the time being. We do not want to move away from the Ordonez Lasso area.

September was our first full month in business. We learned a lot and made more than our fair share of mistakes. Despite this, we have some great regular customers which have become members of our family. Some of them were perfectly normal before, but are dysfunctional (as a family should be) now. All kidding aside, I wake up every day and thank my “lucky stars” for the friends I have made thus far…and they like the food, too which is a bonus.

Today’s Special (Thursday) is going to be shrimp tacos. If you’ve had our shrimp tacos you know they are out of this world. 2 shrimp tacos for $4.50 and 3 for $5.95. If you want more, each taco after 3 can be purchased for and additional $1.50. The tacos come with MegaChips. We have a limited supply, so come early and get them while the getting is good.

If you’ve been to The new Vegetable Bar, you may have tried our Cheese Cake. I have eaten a lot of Cheese Cake in my life and I can honestly say, we have the BEST Cheese Cake on the planet. Even you folks that might be from New York, will say, “WOW, that is better than New York Cheese Cake!” This is why we are calling it Better than New York Cheese Cake. You can have some caramel sauce, white chocolate sauce or dark chocolate sauce drizzled on it or eat it plain. However you have it, it is Amazing. To celebrate the upcoming new name, we are offering a free cappuccino with every piece of Cheese Cake ordered. No need to thank us for this trip to food Nirvana. You’ll be back for more of that, we are certain. We have a guy that drives all the way from Paute for a slice.

Our hours have changed. We are open Monday – Saturday 9 AM to 3 PM and Sunday 9 AM to 1 PM for all you can eat brunch. Stay tuned because we will be opening for Dinner soon.

Our location is convenient at Ordonez Lasso y Los Cedros 5-58 in the Los Cedros Edificio next to Mundo Digital and across the street from Produbanco. Hope to see you soon.

October 3, 2019, Ordonez Lasso y Los Cedros 5-58

Dave:  098 280 6184

Zarza Gastropub, ´Halloween is coming´

This Sunday, October 6th: Screening of the movie, “Halloween 1978” at 4 PM, with Happy hour on beers during the entire movie:

“Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.”

We have some creepy cocktails waiting for you.

Also, best TexMex food in town will be available to enjoy the movie. Best combination ever.

Also, don’t forget, Super Saturdays where all of our lower ABV ales (6% and lower) are only $3 all day every Saturday.

Zarza Gastropub is located in a small house close to SuperMaxi El Vergel. We are a cozy neighborhood bar where you´ll make new friends, drink great craft beer and remember why life is so good. The Tex-Mex food is tasty, the craft beers are cold and the music takes you places…nice places.

Craft beers on tap this week:

American Blonde

Irish Stout

American Amber

IPA

Agave Wheat

Smoked ESB (Extra Special Bitter)

You can order all of our Tex-Mex and smoked meat dishes through our web page:

http://www.zarzabrewing.com

Zarza: 07 410 3985

Open Sunday through Saturday, starting every day at 2 PM, Alfonso Cordero St. and Miguel Cordero St.

Gregory Gedeon

Eating in Cuenca has never been so tasty

Now you have it easy, and without having to leave home. Calvo & Co can send you any of its tasty sandwiches, hamburgers or even Spanish tapas to your home.

If you want to visit us and know what we do you will find us from Wednesday to Sunday very close to the Eloy Alfaro gas station next to the Ordoñez Lazo round with Americas Avenue.

Do not forget.

From Wednesday to Sunday, from noon to 10 PM, Los Álamos 343 y Arraya, y Avda Las Américas 3-33

Jose:  095 879 3723

Annie’s Sushi: authentic Korean food and kimchee

Hi Everybody, We deliver healthy homemade Korean food and probiotic kimchee. You can see our new menu on GringoPost every week.

This week’s menu:

1. Sushi roll

Beef roll: beef and various veggies: $5

Spicy pork roll: spicy pork and various veggies: $5

Avocado and cheese roll with various veggies: $5

Fried shrimp roll: with various veggies: $6

Bacon & Asparagus roll with various veggies : $6

Spicy tuna roll: with various veggies: $6

Walnuts & cream cheese roll: with various veggies: $6

2. Jeyook Bokkeum: pork marinated with sweet spicy gochujang sauce with rice and veggies: $8

3. Bulgogi rice bowl: beef marinated with Korean bulgogi seasoning with rice and veggies: $8

4. Napa cabbage Kimchee: crunchy cabbage Kimchee: $5 for 400g

Free delivery in Centro area for order over $20.

Orders less than $20, delivery will be $2- $3 depending on your location

October 3rd. from 8 AM, Luis Moreno Mora 4-71

Myungae Kang: anniekang82@hotmail.com 099 855 1856

Mongolian grill at Sunrise Café

Once every few months Sunrise Café open the doors to do something very special “Mongolian grill”, is all-you-can-eat with many kinds of vegetables, spices, noodles, sauces, all kinds of meat, drink and dessert is included for $12.99. Hope You decide for this. You won’t regret. Make your reservation soon.

October 9th, from 4.30 PM to 9 PM, Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo

Frank: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788

Chan Chan Cheese at Sunrise Café, this Friday

Please come into Sunrise Cafe on Friday to try some tasty cheese, pick up some Greek yogurt or take home some cottage cheese for your salad later on. All your dairy needs affordably taken care of in one stop. We also offer raw milk and cream in one-liter bottles.

Not only do we carry some of the tastiest and creamiest milk in Cuenca, our farm is one of the few certified, Brucellosis-free dairies in this region. All of our dairy products are produced using only our own milk. Our cows eat grass all year-long, with a new pasture given to them every time they are milked. Happy, healthy cows providing for tasty products. Order ahead to make sure that your item is there for you. This Friday we will have Pepper-Jack, Cheddar, Muenster and Manchego to try out. We believe everyone should be able to afford good cheese. Come in and try it yourself from 10-1 PM this Friday at Sunrise Cafe.

Want your cheese aged longer, rent-free? Ask about making a deposit on any of the cheeses we make. We will make your wheel, age it for you, and you decide when you want to take it out of the cave. Age as long as you want! Invest in cheese…it’s tasty.

You can also find our products at Tienda Nectar and Mike’s Meats. Check out our online shopping at http://www.haciendachanchan.com.

Friday, Oct.4th from 10-1 PM, Sunrise Cafe, Calle Larga

Julie: haciendachanchan@gmail.com

Easy pizza promo of the week

Try your best option in pizza: pequeña Venecia.

Truly italian flavor.

Best ingredients.

Easy frozen pizza 26 cm two types available: bacon or meat. $5.50

Promo of the week:

Buy 4 pizzas and get 1 personal pizza 16 cm for free.

Ask for ready pizzas too!

Mary: mavimop@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Feria at cafe Ñucallacta plaza Otorongo

Thursday Oct 3rd, feria from 10 AM to 2 PM at cafe Ñucallacta plaza Otorongo.

– All spicies.

– Chocolate & coffee.

– Asian finger foods, steamed dumplings, crispy egg rolls, wonton, etc.

3rd Oct, La Condamine 13 .88. (Otorongo Plaza)

LanN: viet.food@yahoo.com 098 341 3469

Los Pulgas del Tomebamba

American and Latin pop rock at Hostal Santa Canela. Friday, October 11th. Music starts at 7:30.

Happy hour 4 to 8 PM…dinner 5 – 7 PM

Friday, October 11, music starts at 7:30 PM, Hostal Santa Canels, Calle Larga 3-82

David Kirkwood: ddk426@streetlightproductions.net 

This Friday, Glenn Gano and Mike Wanner at Santorino’s

Come on out and join us for a great night of music, food, and great company.

Dinner starts at 5 PM. Show starts at 6 PM.

Limited seating. Make your reservation soon 097 998 1179.

Friday, 4th, from 5 until 10 PM, Calle Larga1-209 and Miguel Ángel Estrella

Santorino: edgarmontaleza09@hotmail.com

Cinnamon rolls / delivery free

Good morning. The fresh cinnamon rolls:

3 x $2.50

6 x $4.50

Upon receiving the order the rolls are baked before delivery to be as fresh as possible. You can accompany them with chocolate or cream cheese topping.

Home delivery is included if it can be reached by bus

WhatsApp: 096 759 8458

All week, Cuenca

Aile: ailevemartinezc@gmail.com

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