Billiards / Foosball

I was wondering where I can go to play a game of pool, and Foosball?
Name, and location please.

Thank you for your time,


Fundación Núr – Emergency Fund Campaign; every dollar counts

We have just started the fundraising campaign for the Nur Emergency Fund. Our goal is to raise funds that ensure our organization will have economic stability and the continuity of our social program.

This program helps to feed 25 families, supports 30 children with educational programs, and helps 20 adults to create their own small businesses.

Every dollar counts. Could you please help us?

To donate, just click the link to this fundraising campaign below:

You can also donate through Paypal at:

In Ecuador you can make a donation to the Savings Account 406119384202 Cooperativa JEP in the name of Fundación Núr desarrollo humano, inclusión y solidaridad. RUC 0190480984001.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your support and have a nice day.

More information about us at :

Nela Navarrine: 593 97 937 8786. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Toaster oven for a poor Cuencano family

Thank you to all of the Gringos who offered up a toaster oven for a poor Cuencano family. We chose the best one and delivered it today.

I also want to thank general contractor, Carlos Leone,9 who changed out all of the ancient electrical outlets and light switches and ceiling light fixtures. Many of these had not worked for years. He actually helped to bring light into these peoples’ lives.

This is a single mother supporting herself and her sweet 16-year old son. She just finished high school and will start the university in February. The son is in his junior year and is getting good grades.

The mother is doing all of this by doing manicures and pedicures and haircuts for women and children. Let me know if you want her contact information.

Toaster ovens are a great gift to gift to these families. Many will not use the oven because they have to pay for the gas. Many do not pay for electricity. The toaster oven will allow them to expand their diet tremendously.

Thank you again to all. Abrazos

Ned: 093 998 4769. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

World premiere of Requiem for the Victims of COVID-19

The VI Concert of the II Season 2020 directed by maestro Jorge Oviedo Jaramillo, Guest Conductor, is the next digital delivery. This concert was recorded live without public on Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29 in the Old Cathedral, strictly following the “Work Protocol for the Production of Audiovisual and Cinematographic Works during the health crisis caused by COVID-19 in Ecuador” processed by the Ministry of Culture and approved by the National COE and will be broadcast this Monday, November 2, Day of the Dead and within the framework of the activities programmed for the Bicentennial of Cuenca, at 8 PM in the Digital Concert Hall of the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra on YouTube and on Facebook
This concert has the participation of María Augusta Jibaja, Guest Mezzo soprano and the Pumapungo Choir, directed by Karina Urgilés Encalada. The repertoire includes: Aequinoctialis (Local premiere) by Leonardo Cárdenas and Réquiem 20 (World premiere) by Jorge Oviedo Jaramillo tribute to the victims of COVID-19. Aequinoctialis (Local premiere). Leonardo Cárdenas Palacios. Work composed in 2017. It is based on the proposal to be a chamber work written in a reduced format for a small orchestra: 2 oboes, 2 horns in F and orchestra strings. Its structure is rhapsodic and encompasses various moments and environments, through Ecuadorian rhythms and genres of an Andean and indigenous Kichwa nature, whose sound characterizes it, as a whole.
Requiem 20 (Absolute premiere) by Jorge Oviedo Jaramillo tribute to the victims of COVID-19. The creation of this medium-format mixed work, Requiem 20, is intended to present a tribute to the victims of the pandemic, based on an academic musical work created and commissioned specifically for this purpose. The musical creation will be based on the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra, mixed choir and soloist, in reduced formats for rehearsals and assembly. The texts of this work correspond to the Christian liturgy and will be performed in Latin by a selection of mixed voices of adults, as a prayer for the rest of all the people who have died victims of this pandemic, and as a hymn of hope for the that we remain standing, within the context of the celebration of the deceased in the city of Cuenca and the country.

Jorge Oviedo Jaramillo. Composer and Director. His catalog of works, which includes different formats, has been considered and performed in different countries on five continents, obtaining awards and recognitions for several of his compositions. Responsible and executor of important staging and montages, among which are local and absolute premieres of Ecuadorian and foreign creators, inside and outside the country. As director, he has made recordings of works by the most important Ecuadorian academic composers. On stage, he has shared and accompanied prominent soloists such as Paulo Gori, Ney Rosauro, Pierre Yves Artaud, Tadashi Maeda, Andrés Torres, Tibaulth Cauvin, José Luis Urquieta, Luciano Carrera, Wolfgang David, among others. He currently maintains an agenda as a composer, director, and independent teacher. María Augusta Jibaja – Mezzosoprano.
She studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Quito with Master Cecilia Tapia Samaniego. She has received master classes with various teachers, including: Lourdes Álvarez (Spain), Magdalena Fischer (Germany), Lidia Vinyes-Curtis (Spain). She studied at the Vocal Academy of the Southwestern University in Russia with Soprano Irina Starodubtseva. She has performed as soloist: Stábat Mater (G. B Pergolesi), Symphony No. 2 (G. Mahler), together with the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra; Magic Flute (W. A. ​​Mozart), Te Deum (A. Bruckner) and Eunice (L. H. Salgado) in the role of Fulvia, together with the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra. Pumapungo Choir.
To form a solid group of choreographers whose main objective would be to spread a musical repertoire of high academic rigor, is the impulse that motivated the formation of the “Pumapungo” Choir. Its members possess the artistic qualities that they have previously developed individually, which have contributed effectively to this desire to assemble voices in a sound unit. This group has participated together with the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra in works such as Misa N ° 2 by Schubert, “Requiem” by Saint-Saëns, several Christmas Concerts, the world premiere of “Amor América” by Martin Palmeri, and now, the premiere absolute of “Requiem” by Jorge Oviedo.
With this delivery, there will be 35 digital concerts that the public can enjoy and share from anywhere on the planet at the time and as many times as they wish in the Digital Room of the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra.
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La Guarida has a quick update

Thursday will be our last day of this week as we are off for a couple of days but will be back on Tuesday [Election Day].

Don’t forget and come get your organic veggies, chicken, eggs, coffee, honey, cheese, bagels and of course incredible breakfast cooked with the freshest and most wonderful ingredients around. All locally sourced, no more than 50 miles away. All small business and wonderful entrepreneurs. We have a lovely young lady from Loja with organic pressed oils like eucalyptus, rosemary and more.

We are always changing sculptures in our permanent exhibit by Maestro Eduardo Segovia. Come take a peek, its free.

Next week, on Tuesday we’ll project, ‘As Good As It Gets.’ Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt both won Academy Awards for their roles. Don’t suffer at home during Election Night and join us.

On Wednesday, we will continue our International Film series with “Crimes and Whispers,” a film by world renowned director, Ingmar Bergman.

Films you won’t see anywhere else in Cuenca. And our last bit of news… Bolero Night on November the 6th – don’t forget to make your reservations by calling 099 806 8071.

We love what we do and we want you to join us.

October 28th, from 9 AM to 10 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

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

Festive program this week in República Sur

Discover the festive program this week in República Sur: movie night, theatre play, live music, Halloween party and a cultural market.

We wait for you with the happy hour every day, Tuesday to Sunday – 4 – 7 PM.
For the bicentennial of Cuenca, we’ll be open all the weekend.
We comply with biosecurity requirements / Capacity 50%

Wednesday 7 PM: A few days before Halloween we invited the fans of horror movies to discover: “Halloween 2018”, by the director David Gordon Green Myers (Nick Castle) returns to the big screen in the final showdown. Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), who managed to escape her massacre on Halloween night four decades ago, has not forgotten that fateful encounter in which she was the only survivor … (Original version, subtitled in Spanish) This movie includes scenes that can offend the sensibilities of young audiences.

Free entry
Enjoy # Wednesdays of 2×1 in burgers and sandwiches with coca for only $8.99. This promotion applies to American and vegetarian burgers or chicken and vegetarian sandwiches.

Thursday 8:30 PM: Theatre piece: “Cuenca en Cuentos” The comedians will take you to the legends and myths of our beloved Cuenca, especially with the famous popular character” Atacocos “and the tales of festivals. Nothing better than to immerse yourself in the popular history of the city before the great Cuenca festivals! (cover: $5)

Friday 9 PM: This Friday, October 30th, the singer-songwriter Alvaro Bermeo, presents his best songs in an acoustic concert at #Republicasur! (cover: $10.99)

Saturday 9 PM: Halloween costume party in #RepúblicaSur with the famous Cuenca Blues Band!
We give a canelazo for each person dressed up. The best costume of the night will be awarded. (cover: $5)

From Saturday 31st to Tuesday 2nd: from 10 AM to 6 PM.
The Vinyl & Vintage collective is pleased to invite you to this great cultural fair. Sale-purchase, exhibition and exchange. Vinyl records, books, CDs, Tapes, Merchandising of all times and genres.

Wednesday 28th of October till Tuesday 2nd of November, 5, Presidente Cordova y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca.


Halloween costume party tonight at Santa Canela

Santa Canela invites you to our Halloween costume party tonight with live music by Andres and his wife from Gatos Negros. Music starts at 7:30 PM. Door opens at 6 PM. No cover.

Oct. 29th. from 6 PM., 0, 3-82 Calle Larga Y Vargas Machuca, Cuenca.

Freddy: 099 726 9237. Call after: 9 AM.

Seeking latest information on permanent residency visa qualifications.

Does anyone know if the permanent residency visa qualification has been changed from $800 to $400. Also, is it mandatory to change permanent residency visa status if you’re a dependent to being independent. I heard the cost of changing is $550.

Also, does anyone know the website to make an appointment for Azogues immigration office?


Greg: 093 976 2792. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca


Hi, My name is Laura and I have been helping expats for 10 years, cleaning homes and general housekeeping. I have recently had openings in my schedule because clients have moved away from the area. I want to fill those openings to support my family. I am always punctual and trustworthy and have excellent references. I have weekly, bi-weekly or monthly openings available for you.

Please give me a call or email me at 099 335 2819, Thank You.
or for English 093 970 0732

City: Cuenca

Services – job

Dear Community, I am Lucía Rojas, artist and teacher, I was born in Loja-Ecuador. Through this announcement, I share my desire to work with projects related to visual arts and education. I had the chance of studying a postgraduate degree in Spain and I am interested in contacting with people, institutions, emerging educational units, or already existing, with whom we could jointly develop projects of social interest and, above all, educational.

I am willing in immediate time in case of service requirements.

As a teacher, I finally share my contact details below:

From now on I am very grateful for the time taken to read this announcement or in turn redirect it.

Lucía Rojas: 095 906 3248. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Transportation service

 Hi, my name is Edwin,

I am from Cuenca. I am available as a driver for anyone who needs to go shopping, medical appointments, buy something, tours, travel in and out of the city (private car).

Please be aware, use a facial mask.
Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Thank you,

Edwin: 096 335 4020. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

US citizen public notary?

I need to notarize my mother’s signature for a quit claim deed in Florida. Does anyone know a notary that lives in Cuenca? Unfortunately the Ecuadorian Consulate doesn’t have any openings till December 28/2020.

Sandra Moscoso: +1 832 935 8669. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca


I am visiting Cuenca until 8 January and I am seeking a recommendation to see a local Oncologist for a ‘second opinion’ vs US doctor for a consultation. I would need a doctor who also speaks English. Thank you in advance for any information.

Vincent Marchiolo: .

City: Cuenca

Interactive Spanish classes

My name is Estefania, and I can help you with Spanish classes or simply to improve your Spanish. My service is online, it could be by zoom or another web site.

From the comfort of your home and at the time that you feel comfortable to learn.

I am guide of tourism and was English teacher in CEDEI school. I have lots of patience and I enjoy sharing my knowledge of Ecuadorian culture and the Spanish language.

Please feel free to contact me for more information. I would like helping you achieve your goals. Our classes will be very interesting and interactive with topics that you need for your daily life.

The more important for me, is that you learn without pressure and at your own pace for a better understanding.


Estefania Reyes: 099 412 4589. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Facilitator, translator

Are you looking for an experienced, trusted facilitator to help you with translation or figuring out how to get things done? Adrian Puli is the person you can rely on.

I can help you with:

– English/Spanish translation
– vehicle registration and inspection
– internet and telephone contracts
– errands and more

I can provide personal references from satisfied clients. My services are reasonably priced.

Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about rates.

Adrian Puli: 98 317 4172. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Coming from Ontario, Canada

Need to bring to Cuenca an envelope.
Need recommendation for a mover in Cuenca.

Ben: .

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for CDSA Health Care Services, massage

Eva gives a great massage and offers many other services…

Medical consults
Recreation Therapy
Laboratory Services

English 098 118 3867

Spanish 096 740 2790

Address: Cuenca

Contact information:  098 118 3867

Recommended by Adam Gebb: 0995 887 5647

Recommendation for Elsa Rojas

Massage, physical therapy, housekeeping, cooking, shopping

The medical clinic Elsa worked in has been closed and she is without work. She has a family to support and is in critical need of a job. She was a medical assistant at the clinic I used, and I found her to be a delightful, engaging person, with excellent patient care skills. She was always happy to greet me and make me comfortable there. She has an excellent sense of humor and worked very hard in a busy clinic. I’m told she’s an excellent cook and that she will do anything if someone needs help at home. She has finished school while working and has multiple certifications in massage, physical therapy, and nursing. All of us who know her well really like this lady. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (098 185 1032), Beth Sahada (+593 98 395 9519), and Dr. Fernando Juca (+593 98 641 9068). Please consider her if you need any help. She’s an excellent choice…better than most, and you will be very happy with her work.

Address: Unknown

Contact information:  +593 98 177 4961

Recommended by Gary Snow:

Recommendation for Monica Gonzaga, mediator

Recently my wife and I experienced a very dangerous and stressful situation while building our home in Ecuador. We called the police for help but they did not react. Than we called Monica Gonzaga who took immediate action on our behalf that made a big difference and brought us relief. We give her a big thumbs up recommendation. She is strong, fast, and effective. Thank you Monica.

If you need help, any kind of help, don’t hesitate to contact Monica Gonzaga.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 384 1691

Recommended by Gary F.:

Recommendation for CATSA Travel Agency, international travel agency

Airfares are very low right now and as most of us do we check different sources before we purchase our tickets. Keep in mind we do a great service when we support a local business especially at this time.

Travel agencies do not get commissions from airlines for selling tickets so they have to charge a fee which usually still saves us money. Plus, we get 24/7 service during our trips by contacting Bryan Vidal with any problems or changes we might encounter on our trips.

So give CATSA a try they have many expat clients that are very satisfied with their service.

Address: Av. 12 de Abril y José Peralta Edf. Paseo del Puente Ofc. 5

Contact information: 099 492 3033 Telf (593) 7 410 3952 Toll Free USA: (305) 897 0346

Recommended by Gary A Sisk:

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