Lowest local ATM fee?

Hi friends, Which is the local ATM that charges the lowest fee in case of withdrawing money from B of A?

Thanks in advance,

Jose Bona

Investment visa

Any recommendations for a bank or co-op that would be best for an investment visa CD? Safety and good customer service are primary and I understand that there is risk associated with some of the high interest rates offered. Thanks,


Online English language books

Every so often, I have noticed someone asking about English resources or needing lessons. Now that my lift-van has arrived, I have access to my e-book collection.

I have uploaded over 160 English language learning books to a Google drive account named ELibraryBud, a resource I created for students when I was teaching in Budapest, Hungary.

Anyone can view and download books from this link. If you use the grid view, it may look like there are multiple copies of the same title. However, in the list view, you will see they may be the same publisher, but vol. 1, 2 or something different with each.


Questions or problems, send me an email to drryanjames@gmail.com

Ryan James: drryanjames@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Cowboy, Buddy and Bear

Families are needed for three precious male puppies. They are eight-weeks old, vaccinated and dewormed. Their mother is a small (12 pound) rescue dog – our 6th rescue dog. We are desperate to find loving homes for these guys. If money is a problem, we will pay half of the cost to neuter them; if you use Dr. Gallardo’s veterinary clinic for the procedure when they are the appropriate age. Thank you for your consideration – puppy love is a wonderful thing.

Alison Andrus: agandrus15@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Memorial for Juanita Ruth One

Juanita Ruth One Memorial

I wanted to make sure that you knew that ICC will hold a tribute to Juanita on March 3 at 10:30 AM.
There will also be an online memorial on Saturday, February 27 at 11 AM (eastern) on Zoom. If you want to attend that, you have to register in advance.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Feb 27, 2021 11 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Juanita’s Memorial Service. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Ned: .

City: Cuenca

An operatic musical event in La Guarida

La Guarida is honored to present an outstanding and exclusive musical event. We’ll have an evening filled with arias and incredibly talented musicians. Alex Rodriguez, Ecuador’s arguably best baritone with join us with Joan Rodríguez, a wonderful Venezuelan tenor accompanied by pianist, Natalie Rojas. They will bring us a magical evening of music. La Guarida’s acoustics are perfect for this kind of musical experiences. Our capacity is very limited and we are close to selling out.

Don’t be left out. Call 099 806 8071 for reservations and dinner (required).

We look forward to wowing you with the best Ecuador has to offer.

February 27th, from 7:30 to 10 PM, $10, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

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

Check my studio and think about coming to the open visit

Open studio visit:

For your interest and desire of having the ceramic sculpture workshop, I have opened the doors of my studio this Thursday and Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM and from 3 to 6 PM. You are all invited to come and visit me and to know the place where the classes will be held.

La Montaña en el Mar Studio is located at Isabela St 2-39 A, between Floreana St. and Española St. near Colliseum Jefferson Perez. It is located in a private condo with brick walls and a green dark door. You can ring my bell which is labeled as *La Montaña en el Mar Art Collective*. If you find it hard to get to my address please don’t hesitate to contact me on WhatsApp, I can guide you or send you my location on WhatsApp.

To anyone interested in coming, please announce yourself by sending me an email or WhatsApp in order to know when are you coming.

We had so much fun with the first visitors and new students. See you soon.

Ceramic Sculpture Workshop + Closure Exhibit.
Workshop with Dogmos (a.k.a Juan José Cobos)

General Goal: (No experience needed)

Learn how to design or sketch an artifact or work of art, learn the basic building techniques for ceramic sculpting, to create whatever artifact or work of art that you plan on doing. Learn how to paint them with soil slips in raw ceramic and exhibit your pieces at a closure exhibition.

Specific Goals:

• Learn how to design your mask character witch its personality and physical characteristics.
• Learn how to build a mask with a paper mold.
• Learn how to build a mask with pinching technique.
• Learn how to build an abstract plant pot with worms technique.
• Learn how to make a small animal pipe or flute sculpture with empanada or pinching technique.
• Learn how to make a face incense burner with worms technique.
• Learn basic knowledge of face anatomy.
• Learn how to make an animal or plant sculpture with worms technique.
• Learn and practice how to paint with slip.

Works of art to create:

Session 1: Animal mask.
Ecuadorian Culture mask.
Session 2: Small animal sculpture, pipe or ocarina.
Abstract plant pot.
Face incense holder.
Session 3: Figurative or abstract medium size sculpture.
You can take just one or two of the sessions (one month per session) or the whole workshop of 3 sessions (3 months).
If you take the whole workshop you will get 6 final works of art made by you showing the development of your creation. We will exhibit every creation of the workshop in a gallery to display your works of art.

What does the price of the course cover?

•Materials: Black, red and white clay, slips and glazes.
•Basic tools (Part of the workshop goods).
•Apron with the logo of La Montaña en el Mar (for you)
•Place to work with all health measures.
•Clean and cozy workshops with plants and good music, with a funny little dog. Bathroom in the workshop
•Firing in a private kiln


All the classes are between Wednesday and Friday at Taller La Montaña en el Mar (located near Coliseo Jefferson Perez). The workshop has two main spaces to work in one indoors which has space for two persons to work and one outdoor garage with roof for the other two persons.
There will be space just for 12 persons, 4 persons each schedule.
Group 1: 8 to 10 AM
Group 2: 11 AM to 1 PM
Group 4: 6 to 8 PM

The course is done in 12 days each month, 3 days a week with 2-hour class per day. Every class has a price of $13 for the instruction, for materials and firing in kiln. So, it would be $156 for a month, and the final price for the three months will be $468.

In order to separate your space on your favorite schedule you have to pay for the number of sessions you are willing to take as soon as you can as a deposit to the artist account. If you sign up with your best friend or partner by the 28 of February you will get a Valentine’s day 10% discount and it will cost you one session $140 or for the whole workshop $420 for each person. After it you can pay until Monday, 1st of March without the discount.

This is the closing date to enroll in this marvelous course, in order to have it we should reach the number of persons needed for it, 8 persons, so if you can help me by sharing this information, it would be wonderful.

The course will begin on the 3rd of March. The closing class is the 21st of May. At the end there will be an exhibition. Its estimated date will be Thursday, 3rd of June in a gallery of the city (place to be defined).

February 25th and 26th, from 10 AM to 6 PM, Free,
Isabela 2-39A, between Floreana and Española Near Colliseum Jefferson Perez, Cuenca.
Juan Jose: lamontanaenelmar@gmail.com 099 866 1486. Call after: 9 AM

In search of work

Greetings to all the people who have time to read this post, I hope you are doing very well. My name is Lourdes Méndez, I write with the purpose of offering my services of sewing, clothing repair and restoration of wood crafts, etc.

The pandemic has been a bit hard for everyone, but I think we can help each other to get ahead. If you are interested in any service that I can offer you, do not hesitate to write to the media that I will leave aside.

I don’t really speak English very well, but my children can help me a bit if you want to communicate with me.

In advance, many thanks for your time and consideration.

Lourdes Mendez: saradhik2@gmail.com 098 791 0382. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Gardening, handyman, shopping services

I offer the following services:

• Cutting grass; I have my own tools, grass cutter and cordless grass trimmer.
• Grocery shopping, medicamentos, etc.
• Handyman

I have good references in the expat community in case you need them.

Luis Alejandro Luna: lunita10lunita2010@gmail.com 099 879 2985 / 099 840 7961. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Housekeeping/cleaning, etc.

When you need someone to clean your house or apartment or help in the garden with plants and general maintenance, baby sit the children, go to the market, care for the pets, stay in your home when you go away or assist with errands, call me. My name is Laura and I have been helping expats and others in the Cuenca area for over ten years.

I have excellent references available for you to contact, I am always punctual and trustworthy. I understand English and communicate very well. Please call me to see how I can help.

For English call 093 970 0732

Laura Guaman: gabrielanaula12@gmail.com 099 335 2819. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Sweet 2-year-old kitty needs home

This sweet 2-year-old female kitty has been abandoned by her owner. Apparently the owner is gone to the US. She needs either a permanent or foster home as soon as possible. She will be spayed before placement.

Photo to be posted this morning.

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

City: Cuenca

Looking to help you

On-line learning is a real challenge for youngsters and if they are English speaking with classes in Spanish, it can be even worse. Why not ask a real, live teacher to come to your home to tutor them? Or, if it works out better for you, she could tutor on line using Zoom – she has experience with that. She has her own children, so knows how to reach a child. Sometimes all it takes to help a child is someone who is there just for that child and is able to focus exclusively on them.

My friend is looking for work from 2 to 6 PM. She is a 42-year-old teacher with two teenagers who is currently earning a measly $200 a month. Her husband suffered from leukemia for a long time and has now died. She has to pay medical bills for him and is struggling just to make ends meet on that salary. Her children are in school and she works in the morning but needs a job in the afternoon to provide enough income for the family to eat properly and have the bare essentials, and to help pay the bills. She doesn’t speak English but is able to use Google Translate. She can tutor, cook, clean, and do gardening or other tasks around the home or office.

There is nothing like having a native speaker of Spanish assist your child with their Spanish classes. If you can’t employ her for a whole week, even an afternoon or two would help and hopefully someone else could employ her the other days. If you have a heart to help, please contact me,

Emilio Morocho: 098 699 5694. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Momma and baby kitten available for adoption

Momma kitty and her three babies were abandoned in a box and left on the side of the road. After being rescued, two of her kittens have since been adopted.

Momma is a 1.5-year-old, spayed, Siamese-Torti mix. Her little daughter is about 3-4 months old and will be ready to be spayed at around 6 months. Both of these beauties are looking for permanent homes. They may be adopted together or separately.

Photos to be posted this morning.

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

City: Cuenca

Tomilla Tempranillo Wine 2017 Organic

Treat yourself with an excellent Spanish Red Wine from La Mancha Country Spain

This winery was founded in 1961 by 17 small farmers in the town. After a continuous improvement effort, the cooperative currently has almost 2,000 members and 23,000 hectares of its own vineyards. This wine now available in Cuenca.

It has a beautiful cherry color, medium-low layer, very bright and purple trim. Slightly tinted, thin and transparent. We find fresh aromas of red fruits (raspberries) as well as floral notes of violets.
Pares well with: lamb, beef, pork, frogs legs and octopus

Price is $9.95 per bottle
6 bottles per case is $59

Elizabeth Vila: ebth47@gmail.com 099 987 9713. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Need an iPhone brought back from the States

I was robbed and now need a new cell phone. If you are returning from the States or travelling there and back relatively soon, I would be grateful if you could bring a phone back for me.
Please email Gretchen Webber at webber.gretchen@gmail.com to discuss. With gratitude,

Gretchen Webber

City: Cuenca

Delicious coffee taste and aroma in the morning?

Enjoying a good coffee is one of the most common traditions in most cultures around the world. Coffee can be found in countless varieties, flavors, and prices.

There are two varieties of coffee trees, Arabica and Robusta. Arabica-type coffee is considered Premium and produces beans with the best flavor. Arabica coffee beans require very special conditions to grow. The coffee tree is highly susceptible to diseases and pests.

Once Arabica coffee is grown under ideal conditions, it must be processed correctly to bring premium coffee to your cup. Manual harvesting is important to ensure that only the reddest and ripest coffee cherry trees are harvested and used in the process. After being harvested, the coffee beans must be dried in the sun before being roasted by the experts.

I’m Andrés Guillermo, I take it to your home at no additional cost, I sell it in promotions of two or three bags at an incredible price. Do not miss out on the opportunity to taste a coffee harvested at 1300 meters above sea level, contact me WhatsApp 099 647 2877 or call me, it will be a pleasure to serve you at home at no additional cost.


Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

International bakery

Delicious artisan sourdough bread. 100% natural. Quality and Ffavor. We have: * Ciabattas *Field *Integrals *Rye *Seeds * With Walnut and Blueberry filling *and more….

Address: Gran Colombia and Manzaneros In Front of Cooperativa Caja, Cuenca.

Juan Vega: juancavegar@gmail.com 099 516 5757

Laundry services and home cleaning

Megaclean laundry services now has house or department cleaning services

Prices range from $10 (small apartments or house) to $20 dollars (medium apartments or houses) by appointment the day before.

We continue with our general laundry services.

Remigio Tamariz 5-38 y Lorenzo Piedra. Every day (except Sundays) from 8 AM to 7:30 PM

Byron Salamea: 099 910 3876

Apostille for Ecuador immigration

Our services include obtaining the Apostille Certificate on all American documents (from all 50 states including territories) as needed for the Ecuadorian Residency:

FBI criminal background check – Apostille by the US Dept. of State in Washington, DC, $85 per report.

Social Security Pension Letter with current commissioners electronic Signature (Nancy A. Berryhill)- Apostille by the US Dept. of State in Washington, DC $85 per report.

Social Security Pension Letters with Social Security Administration electronic signature with notary –Apostille by its pertaining Secretary of State $125

Certified/Notarized State Police Clearance Certificate- Apostille by its pertaining Secretary of State $125

Marriage certificate/ birth certificate /divorce decrees – Apostille by its pertaining Secretary of State $125.

** Some states require a county certification in order to get the Apostille Certificate – $125 for county certification when required by state.

DHL to Ecuador is estimated at $75 – $85 depending on locality.

In the event that they do not have the documents needed, we may be able to help obtain certified copies on your behalf if the state allows, just let us know your state US residence. Our job here is to make this process as painless as possible. FBI reports & SSA must be obtain by you – let us know and we can provide you with more information.

We offer competitive prices. Our above quote includes all government fees and any shipping fees associated with the apostille which means there are no hidden fees. Send us an email with scans of your documents for a free review.

1325 G Street NW, Suite 500 Washington DC 20005. Monday – Friday 9 AM – 6 PM

Fabiola Mendoza: info@elite-documents.com (703) 901 6773 / (703) 901 6773

Is your house as clean as you would like it to be?

Edvi Limpieza Total is a registered business not only with SRI (we pay our own taxes) but also on GringoPost. We offer cleaning services for home, office, garden, yard, car – anything that needs cleaning. We disinfect bathrooms; take the grease out of kitchens; clean curtains, carpets, and furniture. We can also fumigate if needed. We do maintenance when requested.

When you contact us, we will set an appointment to review your needs and give you an estimate for the work. Our crew of 3 family members (one speaks English) will come to do the job. When we have completed our work, we will give you a factura with your information and the price clearly stated so that you have a record of who came and worked for you and also how much you spent. Our identification information is on the factura.

We have several recommendations on GringoPost. We bring our own equipment in our own vehicle for the job you require and we arrive promptly. We do not set up contracts – thus you are not required to comply with the laws about paying your employee benefits. We are not your employees, so we do not get this kind of benefits. We are native Ecuadorians and have been working in Cuenca for 15 years.

Vía al Valle barrio el Coco, Cuenca. By Appointment

Edgar Viscaino: 099 382 0014 WhatsApp – +593 99 382 0014


Can you imagine giving a great, big Kong toy to your tiny, little pup? Don’t worry, we have Kong toys in all sizes for all sizes of pets.

La Mia Mascota Pet Shop and Veterinary Clinic has everything for your pet in one stop – at two locations. We have the best dog and cat foods: ProPlan, ProPac (Holistic food for dogs), Royal Canin, Prime Pet, Vital Can and more. We have KONG toys and catnip as well as Animal Planet products – kitty litter, too. We offer cushions, beds, soft and hard-sided carriers, harnesses, and leashes. And, qualified staff to assist you in assessing the needs of your little friends.

Come in, find the food you need for your friend, and pick up a KONG treat for them. There are recipes for tasty tidbits you can put into the KONG to keep your dog busy for hours.

Many of our friends at animal rescues are looking for a little help. If you wish to make a donation to FAAN, the animal rescue group we support, feel free to leave it at either location. In these difficult days, the 120 dogs they support in the rescue as well as the dogs they feed on the street will thank you with all their hearts.

CC Plaza de las Américas, La Mia Mascota Pet Shop local #27; Clínica Veterinaria: Arrayán y Av. De las Américas.

Alexandra Montaño: 098 404 3395 – 099 020 6839 – 408 9255 WhatsApp +593 98 404 3395 – + 593 99 020 6839

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.

In our trip to the jungle, we combine visits to the Andes and Jungle. We will stay at Suchipakari Ecolodge in Misahualli and we will enjoy hiking in the rainforest, learn more about the Quichua culture, and navigate the waters of the beautiful Napo River. On our way to the jungle, we will visit Baños de Ambato and the Chimborazo volcano, on the way back to Cuenca.

March 14th – 19th, 2021
April 18th – 23rd, 2021
May 16th – 21st, 2021

Day 1:
– Depart from Cuenca to Baños de Agua Santa – Activities at night
Day 2:
– Waterfalls Trail – “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall.
– Check in Suchipakari Lodge – Activities in the Lodge – Hiking
Day 3:
– Suchipakari Lodge: Hiking in the Jungle and visit to a Quichua communities
Day 4:
– Suchipakari Lodge: We will cross the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the Napo River. Contact with the wild life close to the river and the lagoon.
– Chocolate demonstration, artisanal elaboration techniques
Day 5:
– Free AM – Time to relax
– Transfer from Suchipakari to Riobamba.
Day 6:
– Visit to The Chimborazo Volcano – Hiking to the second refuge!
– Transfer to Cuenca.

Prices from: $668 per person
**The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people registered 7 days before the departure date with a 50% deposit.

***To get the full itinerary and photos or you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me: Marithza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com / Mobil and WhatsApp: +593 099 960 4870

This rate includes:

* Bilingual guide (English – Spanish) all time with the group and also a native guide in Suchipakari Lodge
* Private transport all time with the group
* Hotel accommodation – Tourist superior class
* Breakfast per night of accommodation
* Meals (specified in the program)
* Entrance fee to all visitor sites listed on itinerary
* Activities, 24/7 assistance, taxes
* Biosafety protocols

Not included:

• Meals (Except those specified in the program – 03 lunch / 01 dinner)
• Beverage or alcoholics drinks
• Tips and personal expenses

Note: Due to the current situation and for the safety of all our travelers, we request a negative antigen test (swab) performed 36 hours before departure day.

Misahualli, Tena. March, April and May

Marithza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com 099 9604 870

Want to tour Ecuador?

Hi, I’m Emilio and I have exciting news for you. I have just opened my tourism business with a licensed tourism van and a licensed engineer/guide who can take you around Ecuador to see the things you want to see. Just contact me and we’ll arrange the details according to your desires. It will be a great trip.

Calle Canton Saraguro s/n and Manuel Arturo Cisneros, Cuenca. By Appointment

Emilio Morocho: 098 699 5694, WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Private transportation service

Hello Everyone, my name is Roman Uyaguari, I’m a professional driver and I offer you transportation service fulfilling the legal requirements, accommodating me with your prices and dates.
The service is private, safe and guaranteed.
Don’t hesitate to call or email me anytime.
– In and out of the city
– City tours
– Quito-Guayaquil airports
– Vilcabamba, Manta, Machala, etc.


Roman Uyaguari: uyaguari28@gmail.com 09 918 6760/ 099 884 7524

A rural day at Bellavista on Sunday, February 28th.

If you like nature and countryside activities, visit Bellavista with us, in our special tour. Our previous visits to explore this area was very successful. Now we offer a new outing for Saturday, January 23th.

Don’t miss this experience with Mother Earth. This visit offers you fun experiences full of history, traditions, landscapes, rivers, mountains, and organic gardens. Ideal for connecting with “Pachamama” (Mother Earth). We begin with the Chakana or Andean Cross Ceremony, an ancestral ritual for the renewal of the spirit, a link between man and nature.

After this wonderful experience, we will visit an artisan brewery, where we will learn about the elaboration of the “Cantana” beer, whose main ingredient is water from the mountains of the Cajas National Park. Includes tasting.

Then, Doña Blanquita welcomes us to her organic garden where we find vegetables, fruits, legumes, aromatic plants, or medicinal herbs among other varieties, where we will harvest organic products.

Next stop a place with height, “the Mirador de la Cabaña” located at 3,000 m.a.s.l. ideal for photography, relaxation, and distraction of our mind watching a beautiful landscape of mountain and city.

Lunchtime, delicious food made with products from the garden, in a homely place and friendly people. Then we will practice the traditional game “el topeteo del sambo”, an ancestral game that was practiced for fun in some rural communities. Sambo is a vegetable grown in the gardens.

Last but not less, we will visit a private orchid garden, where its owner tells us how she dedicated herself to the planting of beautiful orchids while we tour her garden.

Includes: – Transportation – Professional local tourism guide – Artisan beer tasting – Lunch “from the garden to the table” – Local souvenir – Activities described in the itinerary. Rate per person: $39.

The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 5 people registered until Friday, February 26th Not included: accommodation, extra food, travel insurance, tips, services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Reserve your space and enjoy a wonderful outdoor experience.

Address: Bellavista – Sayausi, Cuenca.

Maria del Cisne: ventas2@apullacta.com 099 975 0193

Delicious and homemade – Vivaldi Ice Cream from Carlos

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream? Made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.
I have the following flavors available for you this week. Enjoy.

1 litre $8 – 500ml $4.50
Apple Pie ice cream
Strawberry Pie ice cream
Red Velvet Cake ice cream
Banana & Chocolate Chip ice cream
Cinnamon & Rice Pudding ice cream
Oreo ice cream
Chocolate ice cream
Vanilla ice cream
Guanabana ice cream
Coconut ice cream
Mango ice cream
Lemon ice cream

NEW this week
Cherrie Pie ice cream
1 liter $9 – 500ml $5

Sugar free ice cream made with Stevia
1 litre $9 – 500ml $5
Vanilla ice cream
Strawberry ice cream
NEW this week – Coffee ice cream – sugar free – made with Stevia

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3, depending on your location
Phone: Carlos, 096 254 6303
Email: cpaezleguisamo@gmail.com

Across Cuenca. Available 7 days a week

Carlos Paez

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. Previous appointment

Carlos Cabeza: 096 292 7668

Mule/courier service from USA to major cities in Ecuador

Hi Expat Community, I’m offering a new mule/courier service from USA, to major cities in Ecuador, like Cuenca, Salinas, Manta, Quito, Guayaquil, etc. via packaged courier. Could be clothes, shoes, sneakers, art supplies, lamps, spices, vitamins, kitchenware, pots and pans, etc. Or anything legal. Please do not request anything illegal like guns or drugs. Unfortunately, no cell phones or laptops. Used laptops are OK. This is how it works: you tell me what you need and I buy it after you deposit in my account or you buy it online and ship it to my address here in New Jersey. I’m a prime member on Amazon, but you can buy anywhere like Macy’s, Best Buy, Home Depot, Target, etc. Once it gets here you pay for the shipping and it will get to your city in Ecuador within 12 – 16 days for you to pick up. FYI in my locality there’s no tax on shoes and clothes, everything else if I buy in person, tax is only 3.5%. If you or I buy online, tax is 7%. I will send you a receipt. To give you an example I just bought a house in Salinas and Cuenca and furnished my 2 homes with sheets, towels, smart faucets, smart front door locks, kitchenware, LED lamps. Any tech that you may not find or, is too expensive in Ecuador, I’ll ship it to you. I also helped my friends and collaborators with this offer for the past 5 years and I decided to help the Expat community as well. If interested please email me or WhatsApp or text me. I’ll answer any questions or concerns regarding price, payment or any other questions you might have. You have many choices of payment in Ecuador via transfer or teller, to my account in banco del Pichincha or banco del Austro. In the US via deposit or transfer to my Chase checking account. thru Zelle, PayPal, Venmo. I will need your full name, your address in Ecuador your cell # and your Cedula #. The Ecuadorian customs requires this info, when your package arrives to your city. The shipping company will text you to retrieve it. Quick reply and tracking of your goods. Now the most Important Issue you may have? Why should I buy it, ship it to his home and I’ll never see him again or won’t reply? I truly understand the skepticism and distrust, I’m here to help you, I’ve been here for almost 45 years. I own my home and rental properties here in NY/NJ and Florida as well as in Ecuador, I’m also about to retire back home in the next 2 years and I understand when I get down there with my wife it’ll be a bit different and would hate to travel back just to get some new tech or whatever every time if I can’t find in Ecuador. With that said, I can only say that you can trust me. I’ve learned the culture of honesty, punctuality, respect to others that this great country has taught me, Thanks for your time and reading my post. FYI my phone # is a NYC phone

126 62nd st, Outside of Ecuador

Business contact information:

Freddy H Gomez

Recommendation for CATSA Travel, international travel agency

Those of you who are going to travel who need PCR tests can arrange for one at a substantial discount at a government certified lab or they will go to your home and test you. Just stop by CATSA to get your discount coupon. For more information contact:
Bryan Vidal

Address: Edf. Paseo del Puente Ofc. 5 Av. 12 de Abril y José Peralta. 010204

Contact information: bryanvidal@catsa.ec 099 492 3033

Recommended by Gary Sisk: gas2335@yahoo.com

Yummy New York cheesecakes, brownie, cookies, cakes, pies and more

Hi beautiful people, the best cheesecake is now in GringoPost.

°Medium cheesecake $15 (6 or 8 portions)
Strawberry, blueberries, blackberry, raspberry, Nutella, Dulce de leche, chocolate, pasión fruit, kiwi

°Large cheesecake $20 (12 or 14 portions)
Strawberry, blueberries, blackberry, raspberry, Nutella, Dulce de leche, chocolate, pasión fruit, kiwi.

4 x $8
6 x $12
12 x $22

Chocochips Cookies
6 x $5
12 x $10

Sweet Box $20
4 brownies, 4 cheesecake (strawberry, blackberry or blueberry), 6 chocochips cookies.

* Red velvet cake $20
* Guinness cake $20
* Mojito cake $20
* Carrot cake $18

Pies and Crumble
* Apple Crumble $12
* Fruit Crumble $12
* Apple Pie $15
* Lemon pie $15
* Fruit Pasión pie $15

Everyday make your orders 24 hours before, Pickup or delivery I live in downtown Juan Jaramillo and benigno malo

Cheesecake and Crumble: orders.cheesecakeandcrumble@gmail.com 098 021 1815

Tex – Mex, California burritos and more by chef Nathaly Vivas

Hi GringoPost community.

This is our Tex-Mex and California menu

°Large Tex-Mex or California Burrito
Beef, chicken or veggie
* 4 large burritos x $24
* 8 large burritos x $48

°Small Tex-Mex or California burritos
Beef, chicken or veggie
* 6 small burritos x $18
* 12 small burritos x $36

°Beef, chicken or veggie chili (with Nachos, guacamole and tomatoes sauce)
1/2 pound $8
1 pound $15

° Black beans Beef, chicken or veggie Enchiladas
° 4 portions x $15

All with guacamole and Mexican Sauce

Everyday make your orders 24 hours before, Pickup or delivery I live in downtown Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo

Nathaly Vivas: nathaly116vivas@gmail.com 098 770 7372

Cuenca Soul Band at Republica Sur

Cuenca’s newest band, Cuenca Soul, will be performing at Republica Sur this Saturday, February 27th at 7:30 PM with a $5 cover charge. Come enjoy a meal, drink specials and Southern Soul music. Republica Sur is located at 5 – 55 Presidente Cordova. We hope to see you there.

For more details visit Republica Sur FB page. For reservations call 098 107 9406.
Like Cuenca Soul Band on Facebook.

Saturday, February 27th at 7:30 PM, Presidente Cordova 5-55

Cuenca Soul: 0992515570

Pei’s pot stickers( Chinese food delivery )

This is the menu:

Noodles: Fry noodles with vegetable $5
Zhajiangmian $5
Scrambled eggs with tomatoes noodles $5

Dumplings: pork 12 pics / $5
Chicken 12 pics /$5
Shrimp pork 12 pics /$7
Vegetable. 12 pics / $5

Buns: pork and red beans pasta Each one for $1

Braised pork + rice. $6

Fry tofu + Fried green beans + rice. $5

Fried pork with celery + Fried cauliflower + rice $5

Kung pao chicken + Fried potatoes slices +rice. $5

Fried chicken wrings with coco cola + Fried cabbage + rice. $5

Sweet sour pineapple pork + cauliflower+rice. $5

Twice cooked pork + green beans +rice. $5

Single dishes:

Kung Pao chicken $8
Sweet sour pineapple pork $10
Crispy sweet &sour pork $10
Twice cooked pork $10
General Tso Tsung-tang $10
Chicken wrings with cola $8
Tofu $8
Vegetable dish $5
Crispy green beans $6
Red beans pasta $5 (around 300g)

Everything is handmade, fresh and wholesome, no preservatives, additives colorants.

February 24th, from 9:00 am to 7:00pm, Paseo Imbabura

Pei: zhaopei306@gmail.com 099 253 6116

Cajun shrimp

Cajun andouille-style sauce with shrimp, rolled together with flour, spinach or tomato fettuccine (your choice!) in a classic pasta, seasoned and cooked to a delicious, tender perfection. Get your appetite ready. Only $8.50.

Feb 25 and Feb 26, lunch – dinner, Mariscal Sucre y Coronel Guillermo Talbot

Andreas: 098 398 2821

The best lamb meat and unbeatable price

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

La Karlota Delicatessen – high quality products:

– Beef cuts
– Chicken (whole or cuts)
– Pork (ribs, chops, loin, fritada)
– Lamb (rack, chops, T-bone, whole leg, ground meat)
– Organic eggs from a happy hen’s farm (free running hens)
– Aged Cheese
– Sausages
– Turkey Ham
– Turkey Bacon
– Thick Smoked bacon (pork)
– Organic Chocolate
– Organic Jam
– and more

Visit us at Remigio Crespo 13-33 and Latinoamericana (Right across from Batan Shopping) or call us: 099 299 0224.

Please check out our:
– Facebook fanpage:
– Our catalogue:

We speak English

Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM (out for lunch 1 PM to 2 PM), Remigio Crespo 13-33 and Latinoamericana (Right across from Batan Shopping)

Erik Feican: lakarlotadeli@gmail.com 099 299 0224

Move for health (post 6) from DEFY

Last time we discussed some of the basic ways exercise can improve our health and quality of life. This week we’ll examine how it can prevent some of the more serious health problems.

Regular exercise can help protect us from the following health issues:

Peripheral Vascular Disease. (https://tinyurl.com/yk2vd8gj). This is the narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels outside of the heart and brain.

High Blood Pressure. Physical activity reduces body fat, which is associated with high blood pressure.

Obesity. When exercise is combined with proper nutrition it can help control weight and prevent obesity which is itself a major risk factor for many diseases.

Digestive problems. Regular movement and activity gently massage our internal organs including our digestive system, making for improved digestion.

Lymphoedema. (tinyurl.com/77hy97ym). This is a swelling of tissues in our body because of the
Lymphatic System not working properly. The Lymphatic System is a vital “waste disposal system” in the body, and it depends on exercise to work properly.

Back pain. Regular exercise helps prevent back pain by increasing muscle strength and endurance and improving flexibility and posture.

Osteoporosis. Regular weight-bearing exercise increases bone density and may prevent many forms of bone loss associated with aging. For example, by not doing the right type of exercises we will lose 6% of the mineral mass in our bones every 10 years, after the age of 40.

Disability. Aerobic exercise and running have been demonstrated to delay the development of disability in older adults.

Cognitive degeneration. Being physically active on a regular basis improves cognitive function among older adults.

Death. No, exercising will not prevent death forever. But it will increase our chances of living longer. If we are physically active for about 7 hours a week, we’ll have a 40% lower risk of dying early than people who are active for less than 30 minutes a week. People who are at a healthy weight and are physically active live about 7 years longer than those who are obese and not active.

Based on all the preceding evidence, would you agree that the human body was definitely made to move?

*In fact, it wasn’t just designed to move. It was designed to move vigorously. Next week, we’ll look at the evidence. *

DEFY (Dave’s Earth-Friendly Yearnings) continues to make organic, vegetarian, gourmet soups and desserts. They’re conveniently frozen, so you can enjoy your treats whenever your heart desires.

Greek yogurt is now available as well.

We have 192 variations of Sourdough Bread, even sliced if you want.

We also have Melody of Plants plant-based world class personal and home care products and Cream’O’Gurt Yogurt (absolutely the best on the planet). This yogurt has 250 billion live cultures in a 1-liter bottle and 13 different identified bacterial strains.

Browse our website and treat yourself to some gourmet delights. Check out our Facebook Page: Defy for Life.

Delivery is by bicycle and free for orders over $25.

The weekly order cut-off is at noon on Wednesday with deliveries on Friday and Saturday.

We’re looking forward to treating you and Planet Earth, with dignity.

Wednesday, March 3rd at 12 noon, Jesus Arriaga 4-69

David Coote: david1@defyforlife.com 098 498 3562 http://www.defyforlife.com

Sweet and Ice in Milenium Plaza for coconut and chocolate lovers

We are located just inside the back entrance of Milenium Plaza on the ground floor near the elevator.

We offer the following Coco Express quality products:

Crunchy coconut cookie $ .60
Crunchy coconut and chocolate cookie $ .60
Crunchy coconut with oats cookie $1
Soft cookie sandwich with dulce de leche filling —
small $ .50 and large $1

Hard Serve coconut ice cream on a Stick $1
Original Flavor – Coconut and Milk
Vegan Coconut and our New Flavor Chocolate and coconut

Soft Serve Coconut Ice Cream
Cone $1 4 oz cup $1.20 6 oz cup $1.50

Coco Express 100% Coconut Water Medium bottle 375 ml $1.50

We also offer:

Dikaty 75% Fine Chocolate 1,000 gram bulk package – Call us for availability and price

Custom Gift Packs from $5.50 to $15

Delivery Options: Free delivery Sat and Sun with purchase of $8 or more. Or your order can be delivered to your home by motorcycle

Call or text using WhatsApp 096 935 6461 for orders and questions
We can also video chat on WhatsApp to actually show you our products

Or you could visit us and see for yourself all the fine businesses located in the Plaza

We speak English

Hours: Mon thru Sat 10 AM – 8 PM Sunday 10 AM – 7 PM, Milenium Plaza

Alex Tapia: tapia.alex03@hotmail.com WhatsApp 096 935 6461

GringoPost 2021 Winner Best Bakery and Bagels

A big warm thank you so much for making us your Best Bagels and Bakery Store for 2021

Matthew’s Bagels and Bakery Store – bagels and so much more

We have ready-made-to-go food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

Come in and visit us at our new location with the front entrance on Avenida Las Americas and the back door on Calle Los Alamos 2 blocks from Ordonez Lasso on the Rio Tomebamba side.

Two blocks south of Super Maxi Las Americas. The new Tranvia has a stop about one block from us on Las Americas.

Next door are our great neighbors El Calvo Restaurant with Spanish Cuisine and El Jeque with Middle Eastern Cuisine. And also La Tapita Espanola Restaurant entrance on Av Las Americas.

There is also a new pizza and beer business called 11 Cerveza and Pizza. Great places to hang out with outdoor seating too.

All of our breads are sourdough except for the bagels.

And all of our bakery goods are made fresh daily in our store and we offer:

Whole grain Breads. Cakes: Carrot, Chocolate. Blueberry Muffins, Pies: Blueberry & Apple and Bagels. Cornbread, Scones, Brownies, Cheesecake and Pretzels. And now we have Cookies. Big yummy ones.

Zucchini, Banana, Chocolate Banana, Blueberry, Pineapple Coconut, Coconut, Orange Zucchini Breads and more.
Potato chips and other snacks.

We also offer Gluten-Free Bakery Goods. Just ask us.

Select Coffees
Beers and Wines
Soft Drinks and Yogurt Drinks
Kefir and Kombucha
Specialty Teas

Our Newly-Expanded Deli Selection includes:
Potato, Tuna, Chicken, Macaroni salads and Cole Slaw and much more.
Also try our New Chopped Salad Bar.

Cheeses, Yogurt and various flavors of Cream Cheese Spreads to eat with our delicious Bagels.
Chicken Noodle Soup and Chicken Tortilla Soup
Jams and Spaghetti sauces

We also have Meatloaf and Meatballs. Ricotta Cheese Penne, Chicken Parmesan and Mac & Cheese.
Try our new Chicken Pot Pie. Each pie is a very generous individual portion.

Come in to our New Store to eat and relax or to take with you.
We have indoor and outdoor tables with proper social distancing.
We also offer a restroom for our customers’ comfort and convenience.

It’s like having a little slice of New York City here in Cuenca.
We also speak English.

You can also have our goodies delivered to your home.
Local delivery charge is $2.
For outside area delivery text us for delivery charge.

Please use WhatsApp to text us a question or to place an order to go.

You can also send us an email for questions or orders at the email address listed below.

We are sorry that we are unable to take calls at this time.

Also starting this New Year we will no longer be using plastic bags for purchases only paper. Please bring your own reusable bags.

Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate our customers and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Hours are Mon thru Sat: 10 AM to 8 PM Sun 10 AM to 5 PM., Comercial Eloy Alfaro. Avenida Las Americas

Jeniffer Rodriguez: matthewbagelstore@gmail.com 099 860 4290 FaceBook: matthewbagelstore

La Mia Goat Cheese at Cuenca Consignments

This week we will be at Cuenca Consignments both Thursday and Friday from 11-2. We will have all of our goat-based cheeses as well as our Zucchini and Banana Breads and Sour biscuits. Dill Pickles Sauerkraut and Feta as well. Don’t forget the artesanal licores also. Hope to see you there.

Thursday and Friday Feb 25-26 11-2, Isabela and 12 de Abril

Craig Carothers: ccar0050@gmail.com 099 128 0415

International Bakery

Delicious artisan sourdough bread.
100% natural.
Quality and Flavor.
We have:
* Ciabattas
* Field
* Integrals
* Rye
* Seeds
* With Walnut and Blueberry filling
and more…

From 9 AM to 6:30 PM, Gran Colombia and Manzaneros in front of Cooperativa Caja

Juan Vega: juancavegar@gmail.com 099 516 5757

Amazon beef today – Nunkui Shop and Gallery

We have been chosen in GringoPost, as the Best Butchered Beef of 2021. Thank you to all who gave their vote and trust us. This commits us to continue working with the Amazonian communities, in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way, promoting conscious livestock farming and at the same time contributing to the local development of the communities.

We have available today, the tenderloin and steak, vacuum packed. We are sure that trying it will be a great experience.

We have limited quantities weekly.

For orders and home deliveries without surcharge, call 099 586 7670
Email: psanchezregion6@gmail.com

You can also find it at Nunkui store gallery, in our new store located at Simón Bolívar 13-86 and Estevez de Toral streets.


Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:30 AM to 1 PM and 2:30 to 6 PM. Saturday. 9.30 AM to 1 PM.

February 25, Simón Bolívar 13-86 and Estevez de Toral street.

Paul Sanchez: psanchezregion6@gmail.com 099 586 7670

Obrador San Miguel

Hello, we are Obrador San Miguel and we make bread to deliver at home. We really enjoy our long fermentations to obtain a crunchy bread full of flavor. We make the difference with our classic bakery within them, the ciabatta, country bread, rye, whole grain, batard, bagels.
You can make a reservation for this weekend.
Phone: 098 596 2814

Obrador San Miguel

February, Cuenca

Obrador San Miguel: marksps909@gmail.com

Chef Rosemary, delivery food service

New this week:

* Tuna casserole with veggies 2 portions $10.

* Tortellini or ravioli filled with salmon and leek, package 250 grs $5.

* Cinnamon Rolls, 6 per package $4.


* 4 Cannelloni filled with beef, chicken or vegetables covered with Bechamel sauce and Parmesan cheese 1-2 serving $5.

* Crepes filled with beef, chicken or vegetables covered with Bechamel sauce and Parmesan cheese, 2 serving $5.

* Gnocchis 2 serving (Frozen they have to be boiled) $4.

* Pizza with red sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni or salami, sweet corn and mushrooms and black olives for 6-8 serving $10.

* Chicken or Meatballs Sandwich accompanied with French fries or salad $4.

* Tomato soup with celery carrots and chips $3.

* Jar of White sauce with mushrooms, garlic and parsley $4. With chicken $5.

* Jar of Red sauce with meat or chicken 430gr $5.

* Jar of Marinara sauce with mushrooms and black olive $4.5. Plain Marianara sauce $3.50. Chicken Marinara sauce $4.50.

Your favorites:

* Lasagna: 1 portion (Meat Sauce, mozzarella cheese, bechamel sauce) $4.
* Plantain Lasagna beef, veggie or chicken 1 portion $4.
* Fresh Ravioli (12 P) – choose: tomato, spinach or plain pasta. chicken, beef, or veggie. $4.
* Eggplant casserole 1 portion– great for keto dieters. $4 Zucchini, tomato, broccoli ricotta, & spinach. Add chicken or beef.
* Roast chicken with salad and baked potato or rice 1 portion $3.50 (choose leg, wings or thigh)
* Mini pizzas with cheese and peppers $1.50
Extra toppings: mushrooms, onions, extra cheese $0.50 each (simply reheat in a pan)
* Mini Pizza Keto with mozzarella cheese and red sauce (base made with chickpea flour) $2.
* Pint of pesto $4.
* Red or black bean soup with rice and cheese 1 portion $2. per serving
* Chicken pot pie with veggies 1 portion $3.
* Shepherd’s pie 1 portion $3.
* Venezuelan arepas (A flat, round, unleavened patty made with maize flour, then grilled) 2 for $1.50.

Tex-Mex Food:
* Quesadillas chicken, beef or veggie accompanied with Guacamole 6 pieces $5.
* Tortilla soup 1 portion– chicken based with avocado, cheese, and chips. Yum! $4.
* Burritos – chicken, beef, or vegetarian with my special homemade salsa on the side. $6.
* Extra side of guacamole $5.
* Chili con carne with black beans 1 portion $4.
* Calzone Empanadas: Mozzarella Cheese, red sauce with ham, chicken or vegetables $1.80.
* Chilean Style Empanadas: Beef, Chicken or Veggie. $1.80.
* Cheese burger: with cheddar cheese & pickles on my special homemade bun $3.50.
* Wraps: chicken, beef, veggie or mix $5.
* Oatmeal cookies: chocolate chips, raisins, green apple and cinnamon, granola or plain.
300 gms – about 15 small cookies $3.
* Chicken noodle soup $2.

From Casa de Rosemary’s Mouthwatering Bakery:
* Loaf of whole grain bread with 9 different grains $2.50.
* Rye and whole wheat bread with 9 grains ( 800gr) $4.
* Oat brand and Almond bread $4.
* Arabian bread (8 pieces) $1.50

* Mini empanadas filled with chicken, beef, mozzarella cheese and turkey ham, package of 6 (they have to be fried or baked) $4.
* Tequeños or Mozarella fingers with cheese, package of 10 (they have to be fried or baked) $3.50.
* Apple pie $8.
* Lemon pie $8.
* Chocolate Marquesa: A no-bake cake made with chocolate cream and cookies 1-2 portion $4, 6-8 portion $10.

All requests are made-to-order. Please call or email at least 2 days ahead so we have time to shop and make your food fresh.

Every day, from 9 AM to 7 PM, Ciudadela Calderón

Rosemary Rodriguez

Dinner from Joes’ Secret Garden – Sat., Feb 27th

For delivery to the comfort of your home or pick up from our front garden .. stop by to say ‘hello’.

What’s cooking this week? break out of the isolation routine and try something different …

Modern Asian Dinner.

Chose from two beautiful main courses:

A tamed down version of
Kung Pao Chicken
with some wonderful Asian flavors, not just China. Pleasantly spicy but reduced heat so you can enjoy your dinner.


Honey-Mandarin Orange
Chinese Roasted Chicken Dinner
gold and crispy with the fusion flavors of the far east.

Dinner includes:

Tokyo Veggie Garden Salad
a popular Japanese vinaigrette with a hint of wasabi

Garlic Broad Rice Noodles

Joes’ Chinese Scallion Pancake
golden and crispy from the stove top and cast iron pan, made from a bread dough rather than a batter, crispy crunchiness is delightful with a somewhat flaky
and pastry-like crunch to the bite. a simple sauce accompanies.

and finished with a Chinese/French Dessert: bites of banana wrapped in a tender Asian crepe,
drizzled with caramel and chocolate, and a slather of coconut-pineapple cream.

Truly a dinner to enjoy and a wonderful change. Turn on some great travel log and imagine a trip to Hong Kong, Singapore, a Japanese Tea House, the Great Wall, or KP’s beautiful home island, Sri Lanka … and don’t forget chop sticks.

Dinner is $14.50 pp + delivery starting at $2.50 and varies with area of Cuenca …

For ordering and more details; http://www.joessecretgarden.com
or call KP or Ken 096 950 6605
You must book your order by noon, Friday, Feb. 26.

And, mark your calendar: St. Pat’s Corned Beef Dinner coming soon.

Saturday, Feb. 27th. Available from 11:30 AM to 5 PM. For delivery or pick up. Address at time of order.

KP: eat@joessecretgarden.com