Excellent lab and good pricing for Covid testing

I needed a covid test and had heard about people paying up to $120 for a PCR test and getting results the first day. We found Austrolab on line and gave them a call. Their prices are $25 for the PCR and they can report your results in less than 1 hour. For the antigen test it is $50 and I had my results sent to my phone in 3 and a half hours.

This is a professional lab and they speak English. They will also come to your home if you would like.

For location and more info do a search for Austrolab Cuenca.

Brenda Sweetman

Updates
I posted information that was incorrect due to a misunderstanding on my part. I deeply regret any problems this may have created for any one who acted on my recommendation or for the lab personnel who I’m sure were inconvenienced by many calls and disappointed/angry clients. The correct information has been posted below by other commenters so no need to repeat it. Once again, my sincere apologies for all affected. 

Brenda Sweetman

Does anyone know when the Pumapungo Museum will open?

We have been there 3 times in the last 7-10 days and have gotten various info from the guard; have sent WhatsApp, texts, email messages; not to mention telephone calls–all to no effect.

Ron: 098 732 3044. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Beautiful kitten for adoption

This beautiful kitten is 2-months old, she is super docile, affectionate, she is very observant. It is in adoption since I do not have space and I already have 3 kittens with me.

The only thing I am looking for is a loving, protective home for this precious.

Silvia: gochysita@gmail.com 099 880 3689. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Thank you for supporting Esperanza Thrift Shop’s ongoing success

Did you know that Esperanza Thrift Shop has been serving the Cuenca community for over 4 years now? In 2020, sales from the Thrift Shop contributed $16,740 to our programs here at Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope), and we gave away $6,675 worth of clothing to those in need. Through your generous donations of used items, we have additionally been able to provide beds, furniture, household items, kitchen utensils and more to those living on the edge and not able to afford such simple comforts.

We are grateful to all of you who support our Thrift Shop, either through your purchases or donations of items. If you are looking for somewhere to donate used items that you no longer need or want, we would gladly accept them with our commitment of putting them to the best use possible helping those in need. We accept donations of items Monday through Friday, from 10 AM to 5 PM. You can either drop them off at Esperanza Thrift Shop, located at Juan Montalvo 8-18 and Sucre, in Cuenca, or you can contact us for a pick-up. Thank you for your support.

Garry Vatcher: info@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

A Chiropractor can help you become better adjusted

My name is Dr. Duane H. Connell D.C. I ran a family Chiropractic practice for over 20 years in Virginia and I have relocated to Cuenca. I do primarily hands-on adjusting and I use a variety of techniques including Gonstead, Divirsified, Drop Table, Toggle and Biophysics. For those who prefer a gentler touch, I am also proficient in Activator Technique. The first visit includes a consult, exam and one adjustment for $25. Future visits are $15. Please feel free to contact me with WhatsApp with any questions or to make an appointment. Facebook: Cuenca Quiropractico

Address: Edificio Amazonas, Ground Floor, Los Pinos y Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca.

Duane H Connell: cuencachiropractor@gmail.com 099 114 6684

Beautiful, affectionate cat

I cat sat for a friend and learned that the cat was badly abused by my friend’s other cat. Jesse is a spayed, calico cat who is very affectionate, and was love-starved when she came to me. She is just a sweet, loving cat, but I didn’t realize that I was very allergic to her, until I became bronchospastic and had difficulty breathing. Jesse is shy when first meeting people and is a master at hiding, but will come out when she feels safe. It took her only one day to cozy up to me, and a good week to come out when others were around. She would make a purrrrrrfect pet for a single person, but probably would not do well with children.

Janet C: jingles1945@yahoo.com 098 518 5539. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Nearly one year of Covid response – and we carry on with your help

We’ve been on a roll. It’s coming up on one year now where we’ve been providing an array of unique services to those most affected by the impacts of Covid here in Ecuador. This crisis has exhausted everyone, everywhere, including the many organizations who have been helping. Many have had to scale back or even stop their means of assistance.

However, here at Hogar de Esperanza (Home of Hope), we carry on with new energy. We have recently increased our medical, nutritional and psychological support to those most vulnerable, as we continue to see their daily situations worsen. Covid has affected so many, and for those who were already sick and poor – those already living on the edge – they have felt the brunt of it.

We are eternally grateful for your support since the beginning of this crisis, and we know that together we can continue our life-saving work here in our Cuenca community. Please help at whatever level you can – every little bit helps.

To help us continue to help those in need, you can donate at: https://www.givingway.com/donate/fundacion-hogar-de-esperanza, or visit our website for other donation options: https://hogaresperanza.org/en/donations/. We also accept cash and local bank transfers – contact us for more information. Thank you so much – we cannot do this without you.

Garry Vatcher: info@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Almodóvar is back. Films and dinner: La Guarida

La Guarida is proud to present on the big-screen,

The Law of Desire
a film by the wonderful Pedro Almodóvar
in Spanish with English subtitles
with incredible performances by Antonio Banderas and Carmen Maura

Tuesday, March 9th at 6:45 PM
Reservations with dinner requests only
Limited Capacity
Tel. 099 806 8071

About
When porn director Pablo (Eusebio Poncela) reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend Juan, he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse. They eventually write to each other but in the meantime the troubled film director has taken up with a psychotic new lover, Antonio (Antonio Banderas). Antonio intercepts the lovers’ correspondence and flies into a towering rage, terrifying Pablo, but also inspiring him creatively as he works on a play about his transsexual sister (the one and only Carmen Maura).

March 9th, from 6:45 PM to 9:30 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

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

Are you looking for a professional, bilingual driver?

Experienced professional driver available for your services in Cuenca and all over Ecuador, for individuals or groups.

Bilingüal person at your services for trips, shopping etc.
Just contact me and I will be ready for serve you.

Fernando Sinchi.: xavifernan1988@gmail.com 096 102 2592. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Can you help my teacher friend make ends meet?

Are your children having trouble with on-line learning?

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? She has her own children, so knows how to reach a child.

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: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a service technician for Indurama Stove

I am looking for an individual to work on our Indurama Florencia 4 burner stove. The igniter in the oven is not working.

Any recommendations here in Cuenca?

Thanks.

Ed Cyr: edcyr1@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Want to change my paypal balance for cash

Hi Everyone,

I’m looking forward to change my paypal balance for cash. Please let me know if you can help me out with that or if you know someone who can help me.

Send me your rates to my email genyramirezm@gmail.com

Only interested people please.

Genesis Ramirez: 098 661 2499. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Contact info for Nestor

Can anyone provide contact info on a driver named Nestor. would like to hire him for some sight-seeing.

Ann Dodson:

City: Cuenca

Found!

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom, furnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $500-$700, I don’t have pets.

Please read what I am looking for to save our time: Only east part of Cuenca within around Solano ave, el Vergel, Parque Madre. Never on busy main traffic streets. Must have strong water pressure with modern furniture and other appliances. Living room must have pleasant view of trees. Garden, Near a river. WhatsApp +593 98 730 7206

Dodd Sheikh

Looking for drivers in Quito

I am looking for drivers in Quito or Puyo willing to make the drive between the two cities.

Sam: oryx100@gmail.com 096 841 1177. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Quito (capital)

Taco Tuesday at the Pub

On tap – Grapefruit IPA, Klub Killer, Smoked Porter, Irish Pale and Scottish Kiltlifter.

Get three tacos, veggie or beef, and a craft beer for $6.
Fish tacos are back at The Pub for taco Tuesday.

$2.50 fish tacos with house made flour tortillas.

Miguel Cordero Dávila 1-104 y Francisco Moscoso. Tuesday – Friday 5 – 11:30 PM, Saturday 2 – 11:30 PM

Shawn Rathjen: 098 332 7839

Last months of promotional prices Galaxy Galapagos

Promotional Prices Galaxy Yacht First Class: 2021
http://www.galaxyonboard.com
4 days/ 3 nights Program:
Baltra Island
Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island: Bartolome
Seymour Island: Seymour
Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
Available:
April 21 to 24
April 24 to 27
May 5th to 8th
Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $899
• Single Occupancy: $1,079
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,402
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,622

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

Available:
Mayo 25th to 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Quito or Guayaquil Airport. According with Itinerary

Angela Hally: letsgotoecuador@hotmail.com 099 251 9679

Massage therapy with Jerri Elena Ridley in El Vergel section

Greetings to all,

I have been practicing massage therapy for over 20 years, and was originally licensed and certified in the state of Connecticut. I have been educated, and specialize in, advanced deep tissue and myo-skeletal alignments, neuromuscular massage, trigger point and compression therapies, and sports massage with stretching.

I have taken classes in accu-pressure and meridian therapies, muscle palpation, kinesiology, reflexology, Lomi Lomi, and basic Swedish relaxing massage. And, I’ve been educated in Energy Work Modalities, having been attuned to Reiki Master. Shambala 13D, and Reconnective Healing (Kripalu Course in MASS). And, I have also taken and studied nutrition, in courses and online.

My massage practice has always been one in helping others to heal themselves, and feel progress in your healing. My entire work space, and sheets, are regularly cleaned each day.

I have years of experience working alongside the Medical and Holistic community, incorporating Massage and Energy Work in Hospice and Hospitals in CT. I have worked in a Pediatric Office, Chiropractic Offices, Massage Therapy Centers, and Assisted Living Facilities.

You can be sure that you have experienced healing hands, and intentions, when you choose to have massage sessions on my table.

If you have any questions, or would love to receive a relaxing or deep tissues session, I am happy to cater to your needs, while employing any of my experience and education to your benefit.

Thank you!
Jerri Elena Ridley

Roberto Crespo 6-54 (between 10 de Agosto and Miguel Moreno). Normal Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM from Monday through Friday.

Jerri Elena Ridley: gr8fire@hotmail.com

Women’s Day – Nunkui gallery/store

Women artisans are 90% of the Nunkui project. With them we have learned and shared their ways of life: love, respect and the fight to protect their natural resources. In the indigenous worldview, the jungle represents their food, water, home and connection with the spiritual. For all of us this is a learning task and at the same time a great responsibility to seek equality and eradicate violence against women, which is a sad reality in our society.

We believe that Women’s Day means inclusion, equality, respect, participation in decisions and the possibility of generating resources that allow them to survive while simultaneously preserving their dignity and way of life.

We invite you to learn about the ancestral work of Shuar, Achuar, Kichwa, Waorani and Andoa women from the Ecuadorian Amazon.

You are all Welcome.

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

Paúl Sánchez: psanchezregion6@gmail.com 099 586 7670

Luvimar will be closed for about a week and a half

Hello Everybody, I hope you’re doing well. I’ll be getting surgery this Saturday, 13 of March and the doctor has recommended I stay in bed between one and two weeks. This was unexpected and needs to be done soon, which is why I’m announcing it now.

Luvimar Gourmet Market will not be in operation from Saturday 13, until probably Wednesday 24. It could be less time, depending on my ability to recover fast. I’ll make a post when Luvimar is operating again.

If you want to stock up, you can still do it until this Friday, 12 by coming to the store or ordering for delivery. You can check my products on my website (Website Address at the bottom).
Take care and have a great day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85 & Roberto Crespo Toral (Half a block from the Rione Hotel, 2 houses to the left of Distribuidora Cosecha 93, yellow house with big yellow garage door and big sign). Monday to Friday 9 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 6 PM. Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM. (Except Holidays)

Luis from Luvimar: luvimar.ec@gmail.com Landline and WhatsApp Business Account: 07 281 4249 / Cell Phone: 099 439 6619 Website: http://www.luvimargourmet.com / Facebook & Instagram: luvimar.ec

Your Spanish language journey is just one click away

Are you a newcomer teacher in Cuenca? Read what my students are saying:

“Vilma makes a well-structured teaching and responds very well to the wishes and questions of the learners. I especially like the fact that she doesn’t cling to a book which has to be worked through. We jump back and forth to explain things again and again or we spend more time on topics that interest me”

Johannes Bolze, Germany, former teacher at German School Stiehle Cuenca.

Tailored teaching, happy students!
Email me for further details.

San Sebastian.

Vilma: blauerkolibri.spanischlernen@gmail.com

Do you want to open a CD with better rates?

Hello to the whole GringoPost community. I would like to offer you the CD services from my credit union. At Cooperco we handle the best rates on the market and we are covered by Cosede with an amount of $32,000.

We are currently the financial institution with the best financial security and solvency indexes. I am here to give you a quality service. I speak English and Spanish. So, don’t delay and contact me if you need this service or an offer.

Cheers,

Juan Lara
Financial advisor at Cooperco

Juan Lara: juan.lara@cooperco.fin.ec 098 459 6148. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Address: Elia Liut 2-90 y Calle Vieja, Cuenca‎. Next to Supermaxi Miraflores, close to the Cuenca Airport

Elia Liut 2-90 y Calle Vieja, Cuenca‎. Next to Supermaxi Miraflores, close to the Cuenca Airport.

Juan Lara

Love letter from Vilcabamba

To all the expat community of Ecuador – and especially to those who live in Cuenca – we write to you filled with limitless gratitude. Thank you.

It has been one year since the pandemic hit the entire world and the only reason Izhcayluma still exists is because of you. You have remained loyal to our eco-resort even in the most difficult times and made it possible for us to keep not only our doors open but our employees with jobs. It is only because of your continued patronage that we have been able to keep our pledge to feed over fifty hungry mouths with every single stay and our committment to our reforestation project “Izhcayluma for the Future: One million (1,000,000) trees for Vilcabamba!”

A special hearfelt thank you must go out also to GringoPost. Without their help it would have been impossible to reach out to you with our offers and shuttle departures.

As we always say, Izhcayluma is not a business, it is our home that we enjoy sharing with you.
Thats why we don’t see you as customers, but as guests and part of our worldwide Izhcayluma family.

We send all of you a big hug and hope to see you soon again.

Peter, Dieter and Raik
The 3 Fearless Musketeers

Izhcayluma eco-resort Vilcabamba.

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

Computer maintenance / software / technical support

– review of the operating system and information.
– hard drives / batteries / chargers
– formatting operating system and installation of current software and programs according to the needs of each client.
– backup and discretion of information.
– trial of all programs, codecs, extensions and licenses.
– withdrawal and delivery of equipment at home.
– equipment cleaning.
– information recovery,
– cloud backup.
– remote support.
– equipment sale.
– manage information to then back it up in the cloud [internet].
– sale of batteries, chargers.
– information recovery external and internal hard drives.
– home service

Fix / install / update software

Cuenca, Juan Pio Montufar y Manuel Quiroga.

Esteban Lozano: mikell5fs@hotmail.com 093 942 2901

You are looking for insurance in Ecuador?

Bluebox Asesores is your best option. We have been in the insurance market for about a decade. We have the best advice nationwide. We remain among the best brokers in the city of Cuenca which has more than 200 brokers.

No matter where you are, we can advise you and quote the best plans for you.

We have our own products for the expat community, such as: exclusive home insurance, car insurance and health insurance made for you and your needs, we adapt to your budget and your requirements, our services are specialized and in your language.

You can contact us at 098 246 5168 or through our social networks @Bluebox.

Ordoñez Lasso Avenue 555 and Los Cedros. 9 de Marzo de 2020

Carlos Ramírez: blueboxasesores@gmail.com 098 246 5168

La Mia Mascota pet shop and veterinary service invites you to stop by

As you undoubtedly know, Covid is still present in Ecuador and the world. In the interest of helping you continue good practices for the health and safety of your pet during quarantine, we offer these thoughts:

1. Before you go out to buy groceries, remember to check the food for your pet and purchase it before you run out. We have many kinds of specialized foods for your dog or cat. They are veterinary approved and our staff is ready to help you choose the best variety for your needs. Often there is a sale on one of the popular brands.

2. When you return to your house, don’t touch your pets until you have washed. Don’t let them lick your face. Be careful they don’t jump on the bed until you have washed their paws carefully. We now offer a variety of sizes of paw washing tubes to assist you in cleaning after a walk. Come take a look.

3. Continue providing physical activity. If you can’t take your pet out, play with it in the house. Be careful if you go out to play or run in the park or the street. We have a large variety of Kong products which feature a hollow space that you can fill with your dog’s or cat’s favorite recipe and provide hours of fun for them.

4. Remember to use the hand sanitizer and foot wash that we provide in the store each time you visit. We continue to sanitize the store daily.

5, Feel free to look around our shops. We have lots of goodies, new leashes, warm clothing, toys, and even beds for your pets.

If you need pet food and can’t get to the store, we can deliver to you. We can also use Datalink to receive payments via National Credit Cards (International cards are accepted in the store, but do not work on Datalink.

Remember that we have certain on-going promotions and we always have a discount of 5% when you pay in cash or with your debit card.

Many of our friends at animal rescues are looking for a little help. We always welcome donations for FAAN – the animal rescue group we support. You may leave them 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 local #27 and Clínica Veterinaria: Arrayán y Av. De las Américas y – PetShop:.

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

Not an app, real native teacher, learn real communication skills

Learn Spanish online, real teacher, real advancement.
Take my free first lesson so we can talk about what you want to focus on learning. If you wish to practice conversation, practice reading, learn about local customs, or get a deeper understanding of the Spanish language, we can focus on grammatical rules, writing, pronunciation.

Each one of my lessons is interactive and effective. We can use, for our lessons, any one of these great online resources, Skype, Zoom.

For pricing and availability please send me an email or at WhatsApp. Also if you would like to know a little bit more about my experience please visit my blog and LinkedIn pages just copy and paste the following links:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/carolina-machuca

https://carolinamachuca812291661.wordpress.com

With this link you can access a small introduction video on my YouTube channel:

https://youtu.be/_aIqgdSbVIE

Hope to hear from you soon, until then, keep safe.

Cuenca.

Carolina Machuca: mmachucaordonez@gmail.com 098 210 3187

House cleaning bugging you?

With this super rainy weather we’ve been having, bugs would like to move in with you. It isn’t due to your housekeeping skills, but more because they are uncomfortable being outside in the rain. We can help.

In addition to our top-notch cleaning services which have been recommended here on GringoPost, we also fumigate for common insects like silver fish, roaches, and others. You need only call for an estimate.

As far as cleaning, who feels like cleaning when it is so dark and gloomy every day? Let us do it for you.

EDVI Limpieza Total offers you the best cleaning solutions to your needs. We are a team of 3 family members who maintain the highest security levels and sanitation requirements while cleaning your location. We also do maintenance if needed.

Our specialty is cleaning homes, apartments, offices. We disinfect your home and even your bathrooms and gardens if you request it. We take the grease out of your stove. We can also clean and sanitize the inside of your vehicle.

We bring our own sanitizing equipment, cleaning supplies, vacuum cleaners, brooms; everything that you need to make you feel safe and sanitary. One of our team members speaks some English. We are ready to serve you. WhatsApp us to make an appointment. We are Cuenca residents. Reasonable prices. Recommendations upon request.

Vía al Valle barrio el Coco, Cuenca. By appointment

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

Cuenca Car Share

It’s always good to plan ahead if you want to rent a car from Cuenca Car Share. Sometimes all of our cars have been spoken for. Please don’t hesitate to contact me in advance to rent your vehicle.

If you want to travel but can’t, because you don’t have a car, call me. We’ll have a late model car available for your travel date, if you reserve ahead of time. This is a great time to visit the suburbs or wander the mountaintops on your own or with a driver-guide – just watch out for landslides and road blockages which will soon be over – and always allow plenty of time for stopping to look around.

We have a variety of options available for you. Free kilometres may be included, depending on the length of your rental. Car insurance is always included (it is usually extra if you rent from a big rental company). Let’s talk.

If you or someone you know has a vehicle that is just sitting around idle and you keep paying and paying, maybe we can help you earn a little on your asset by coordinating its use with us at Cuenca Car Share. Just leaving a car sitting is not good for it – nor is starting it every day just to circulate the gas. Let us help you.

Call me soon.

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

Emilio Morocho: cuencacarshare@gmail.com 098 699 5694 +593 98 699 5694

Tuesdays: Trivia Night at Common Grounds Sports Bar & Grill

Trivia questions
1. Which South American country produces the most coffee in the world?
2. What was the first toy to be advertised on television?
(answers below)

Test your trivia skills every Tuesday night at Common Grounds Sports Bar & Grill

Great food, lots of fun and great prizes!

5 – 6:30 PM Food, Drinks and Social
6:30 – 8 PM Games with Prizes

Play on your own, come with a partner or team, or join a team and meet new friends.

Eduardo Crespo Malo (Unidad Nacional) Y Gran Colombia

Cristian: 098 107 9406

Answers:
1. Brazil
2. Mr. Potato Head

Eduardo Crespo Malo (Unidad Nacional) Y Gran Colombia. Tuesday Nights

Want to see Ecuador?

You may remember that I told you about my new tourism business which I have just opened. I have a licensed tourism van (no getting stopped on the road for being “illegal” and ending up toting your suitcase until the next ride comes along – this still happens!) and a licensed engineer/guide who can take you around Ecuador to see the things you want to see. We can accommodate 7 passengers with biosecurity measures.

What is a tourism engineer? He is someone who has studied tourism in the University and has received the degree of Ingeniero – engineer. He knows all the ins and outs of touring Ecuador.

Just contact me and we’ll arrange the details according to your desires – not the driver’s wishes. It will be a great trip.

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

Emilio Morocho: emiliodriver@hotmail.com 098 699 5694 +593 98 699 5694

A unique experience among desert, local community, and mountains

Two incredible days of adventure, where we will visit the only desert in the central Andes, walk through trails surrounded by mountains and visit indigenous communities that will welcome us with a smile. We will get to know closely a project of social support to the indigenous community. And to close with a flourish, we will walk to the Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) following the railway and ancestral paths.

Saturday, April 3rd and Sunday. April 4th.

Includes:

— Private Transportation
— Bilingual speaking professional guide (English – Spanish)
— Local tour guide (second day)
— 1-night lodging
— Breakfast per night of accommodation
— Meals (from lunch first day until lunch the second day)
— Snack
— Coffee or tea after the cooking class
— Entrance fee
— All activities described in the itinerary
— Biosecurity protocols

Not includes:
– Extra meals
– Extra drinks
– Personal expenses
– Tips

Price per person: $224 double occupancy
Price per person: $279 single occupancy

For any questions or if you would like detailed information about the itinerary please do not hesitate to contact me: Maria del Cisne

Provincia del Chimborazo.

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

A&B upholstery cleaning services

Our expert upholstery cleaning technicians will have your sofas, chairs, ottoman, loveseats and couches back to a clean and fresh state.
Our cleaners are experienced in cleaning all types of materials from modern microfiber to antique velvet. cleaning services:

Sofa cleaning
Couch cleaning
Cushions cleaning
Carpet cleaning
Rug cleaning
Mattress cleaning and disinfection
Windows cleaning
Upholstery stain and spot treatment
Fabric guard and protection protects chairs and sofas from stains and spills
Sanitization and disinfecting
Odor removal for sofas, chairs
Leather cleaning services
Carpet repair
Curtains cleaning and repairs
Blinds cleaning and repairs

Av Gonzalez Suarez. 9 AM

Fredy: aybcleaningservices@gmail.com

Sojo Spa–Let’s do it again

Last week’s promotion was so popular, we’re running it again this week. It’s time to get your hair in shape and your face glowing.

Cut, color, and micro-dermabrasion–$70

Appointments are required to ensure maximum allowed capacity is not violated. Masks are also required. All other bio-security norms are also enforced.

We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.

Camino del Tejar between Sarar y Duco. Monday – Sunday: 8 AM – 6 PM

Armando Sojo: 098 385 7531 Facebook: SojoSpa

100% Arabic coffee in Cuenca? I have it

Drinking coffee is not only relaxing, but it also has many benefits, especially if it is a 100% Arabic coffee.

If you like roasted ground coffee or beans, you can ask me in 450-gram bags at the best price in Cuenca.

I’m Andrés Guillermo, I take it to your home at no additional cost, I sell it in promotions of two or three covers 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.

I am Andrés Guillermo, the only distributor in Cuenca and Azuay of 100% Arabian coffee, grown and harvested at 1,300 meters above sea level, in the province of Zaruma. I have roasted coffee in two presentations: ground and beans, 450-gram bags so that you can make your breakfast or afternoon coffee a delicious experience in your mouth. Contact me 099 647 2877 WhatsApp or call.

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

The coronavirus continues to grow in Cuenca

Vaccines against the coronavirus go to Phase 1 in Azuay, in which not only health personnel will be vaccinated, but also other sectors of the population that are those with the highest risk of critical COVID cases. Despite this, the increase in cases continues.

According to data from the Ministry of Public Health, in the last week there has been an increase of 439 confirmed cases for coronavirus in Azuay, of which 343 correspond to Cuenca, a figure that worries the front-line medical corps.

This is the largest increase in the last 6 weeks according to the records of the Zonal Coordination 6 of Health, which fears that in the coming days hospitals will begin to receive those patients who may show critical symptoms of COVID, after having been infected during the holiday Carnival.

At the moment, public hospitals have an average occupancy of 90% of ICU beds and in private hospitals that figure reaches 70%, which reduces the operational capacity of the health system to face a new wave of infections.

The problem is that Ecuadorians do not make good use of the mask or use non-approved masks. They care more about what a good mask costs than their own health. According to the World Health Organization, KN95 filter masks are still the most suitable to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

I am Andrés Guillermo, distributor in Cuenca and Azuay of KN95 masks with filter, made in the USA. These masks are not the ones sold in Shopping Centers, they are masks with sanitary registration, laminated and with high protection. Its use is comfortable, it avoids dizziness, headaches, fogging of lenses or glasses. They are lightweight and are placed behind the ears, but above all 100% safe and reliable. I sell them by unit or box of 20 masks. Contact me at 0996472877, WhatsApp or call me.

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

Flu shots

Hello Everyone, my name is Robert Benavides. I’m a pharmacist from Eloy Alfaro Pharmacy. In this time I want to tell you that, finally, Salud Publica is bringing the flu shots. Now they are available in all the Centros de Salud for free. If do you have any questions just let me know.

Also if someone is needing IV medicine, please contact me. I will be available to help you in all your medical needs.

Ordoñez Lasso Avenue and Álamos next to the gas station.

Roberto Benavides: rebenavidezj@gmail.com 099 563 2090

Cuenca Consignments is open today

Thanks to everyone who voted Cuenca Consignments as the Best Consignment Store in Cuenca.
New merchandise every day.

The best part about being over 60 is that we did most of our stupid stuff before the internet.

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril. Tuesday Thursday Friday 11 AM – 5 PM

Suzanne Ward: 099 546 8580

Health time – ambulatory care.

Health plans
Individual $14.50
Owner + one $19.50
Owner + Family $24.99
Outpatient care in the health network, free medication in all our care.
Unlimited dental care in the health network.
All plans have:
Unlimited Emergency Care * without copays
Scheduled Transfers (With reservation of shift).
Telemedicine * Unlimited
Transfers within the city. * Unlimited and without costs.
Home health care in:
* Medical consultation without restriction of preexistence.
* Medical attention of control.
Telefonica Legal Advice.

Medical attention for COVID19
099 530 9508 // 02 214 6100 http://www.healthtimeec.com.
Follow us on: facebook

Healthtime: direccion@grupocabea-ecuador.com +593 99 530 9508. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Treat yourself to an experience at Sojo Spa

It’s time to get your hair in shape and your face glowing. This week’s special will do just that.

Cut, color, and micro-dermabrasion–$70

Appointments are required to ensure maximum allowed capacity is not violated. Masks are also required. All other bio-security norms are also enforced.

We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.

Camino del Tejar between Sarar y Duco. Monday – Sunday: 8 AM – 6 PM

Armando Sojo: 098 385 7531 Facebook: SojoSpa

Recommendation for Tony Bishop, technology

A big thank you to Tony who was able to rescue all of the Cuenca Soup Kitchen’s files from my ailing Mac. This was a huge endeavor but his persistence means that we can move forward with our mission to feed the hungry without skipping a beat.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: info@dernachtwind.net 098 026 5238

Recommended by Desmion Dizney: 096 871 9983

Recommendation for Carolina Rivero, Spanish Classes

Carolina comes to your home and teaches you Spanish. She works with your level and will push you if you want. She teaches to your personality and aptitude so if you are more verbal than visual she adjusts the learning to you. She will get you going with common phrases and subjects that you want to concentrate on.

Address: Your Home.

Contact information: +593 97 879 7568

Recommended by Paul Kaperick: paulkaperick@gmail.com

Recommendation for Mustafa Aladawi, computer, phones, Firestick tech magician

Mustafa is a remarkable young computer intelligent genius who will assist you with everything related to laptops, Firesticks, printers, wi-fi connections and more.

He did an amazing job installing my new laptop screen and cleaning my iMac computer, he also connected my new printer to my iMac and my laptop, also installed a VPN on my Firestick TV and he also added a hundred of channels local in U.S and international on my firestick, not only that but he also loaded my Firestick with apps like Kodi and others to allow me to watch free movies and tv shows all in English, He also installed a program to stop the buffering when I’m watching movie or show, He had fixed all of these issues in less than an hour and a half ! truly unbelievable! this man know exactly what he doing.

Mustafa can solve all kinds on issues with computers and firesticks and phones and more,

He is polite, professional and very dependable his price is very reasonable, not only is he extremely capable but he’s very easy to work with. Always a gentleman and always prompt,

I highly recommend Mustafa and I will be calling him again for future needs.

Address: Fray Luis de Leon y Jose Zorrillan /Cuenca

Contact information: Adawim52@yahoo.com 099 408 7897

Recommended by Steve Henderson: Stevenincuenca@gmail.com

Double D’s: There’s still time to order, but not much

Our Greek inspired menu was a big hit so we’re taking inspiration from Spain this week. Where will our menu take you next week?

Spanish Pork with Rice and Garbanzos: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Spanish Potato and Green Bean Salad: $8/lb. (2-3 servings)
Pastissets (Spanish Powdered Sugar Cookies): $6/dozen
Creamy Spanish Apple Tart: $3/bar

If you’d like a more detailed description of any of the menu items, please contact us. Orders are due by 3 PM today, Tuesday, March 9. When placing your order, please include the following information.

Preference of pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery
Preferred pick-up/delivery day (Thursday or Friday)
Delivery address, if applicable
Phone number

Pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery is available Thursday or Friday, March 11 or 12 between 9 AM and 2 PM. Once all of the orders are received, we’ll be able to confirm a more specific time frame. Delivery is free for orders of at least $25.

Thanks to those of you who have ordered—some every week—since we started our casseroles and soups last March. We’re the same people with the same name making the same excellent food since August 2017. Continue taking good care of yourselves.

Deb and Dawn

Order by 3 PM Tuesdays, Pick-up or Delivery on Thursdays or Fridays 9 AM – 2 PM, Agustín Cueva 3-56 y Honorato Loyola, #201 (1.5 blocks from Clínica Santa Inés Emergency entrance)

Double Ds Delights: doubledsdelightscuenca@gmail.com 096 802 2874 (after 8 AM, English only); 096 802 2545 (after 8 AM, Spanish and English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Sofy’s Wednesday specials are back

Our Wednesday’s special dinners are back! So, for this Wednesday, March 10th our special plate is:
– Maryland crab cakes

– Fried chicken with a creamy country gravy, accompanied by light and fluffy mashed potatoes, a perfect coleslaw and butter milk biscuits.

– Sweet potato pie

Enjoy this special and delicious plate in our restaurant or order it by delivery.

Reservations: 099 510 3974

sofyscuisine@hotmail.com

Wed., March 10th, Luis Cordero y Simon Bolivar

I sell organic products

We bring excellent quality products.
Place your order we will deliver it to your home.

1 lb Organic Raw Butter – $3
1 lb Mozzarella Cheese – $3.50
200 gr Ghee – $6.50
400 gr Ghee – $12.50
550 gr Ghee – $15.50
1 lb Walnuts – $5.50
1 lb Almonds – $5.50
0.5lb Bee Pollen – $7
640 gr Honey – $8
1.250 gr Honey – $15

For purchases over $10 delivery is free. (Cuenca)

7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery

Daniela Carrasco: qorighee@gmail.com 098 146 0912 Instagram Qorighee

Hacienda Chan Chan dairy products this morning

Good morning and good day to all of you. This morning, come on down to Dos Sucres to pick up some tasty dairy products and fresh veggies. These veggies are beautiful and tasty too. Also pick up some milk, cream, yogurt and cheese to compliment all of amazing veggies available.

Cheeses available tomorrow: peppercorn parmesan, parmesan, cheddar, Swiss and pepper jack.

Come early for some artisan bread and sweet cinnamon loaves. We hope to see you there from 9 -10 AM. Come support your local artisans and growers.

Tuesday, March 10th, from 9 – 10 AM, Dos Sucres-Roberto Crespo Toral 3-56

Julie: haciendachanchan@gmail.com

Tex Mex Tuesday: pulled pork taco, quesadilla and tamale pie

Mother & Son Family Kitchen TexMex Special

Please your order by order by 6 AM Tuesday for lunch delivery.
or by 11 AM for dinner delivery.
Lunch delivery between 12:30 and 1:30 PM
Dinner 4 to 6 PM, delivery.

Black bean, corn and avocado salad $4.50
in orange chipotle cilantro dressing

Tamale Pie $8 (serves 2)
Family size $25 (8 to 10 servings)
With pork or beef or chicken
Served with fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream and chips.

Quesadilla $8 (serves 2)
With pork or beef or chicken or vegetarian
Served with fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream and chips.

More Tex Mex

Texas Style Chili $7 per lb
Chicken Chili $7 per lb
Veggie Chili $5 per lb
Salsa 8oz & Guacamole 8oz w/ Totopos (Mexican corn chips 150 grams) $5
Salsa $3 a pint $5 a quart
Guacamole $4 a pint
Totopos (Mexican corn chips) $3 250 grams

Build your own taco kit!
soft corn tortilla or flour tortilla
Served with fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream and chips.

Pulled Pork Tacos (3 tacos) $8
Chicken Tacos (3 tacos) $8
Spicy shrimp tacos (3 tacos) $8
Fish Taco (3 tacos) $8

White Bean Pollo Verde Soup $7 a quart $4 a pint
Slow cooked mildly spiced and tangy pollo verde soup
Chili Con Carne Soup $7 a quart $4 a pint
A soupy version of a classic chili – kept mellow so children can enjoy it too.
Sopa Azteca (Mexican Tortilla Soup)
Vegetarian $5 a quart
With chicken $6 a quart
Hearty soup loaded with veggies Mexican savory spice.

Dinners

Grilled Lime Cilantro Chicken $9*
Mexican Chicken Skewers with Rice $9*
Tequila Lime Pork Tenderloin $9*
*Served with black bean and corn salad, fresh chips, guacamole, sour cream and salsa!

Flavorful Fajitas
Served with fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream and chips.
Shrimp, Chicken or Pork Fajitas $8
with 3 flour tortillas.
Family Size Fajitas Shrimp, Chicken or Pork $25
12 pieces of flour tortilla

Best Seller Enchiladas
Served with fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream and chips.

Chicken Verde-Sour Cream Enchiladas $8*
Chicken with savory sour cream sauce with jalapenos and cheese.
Family Size Chicken Verde-Sour Cream Enchiladas $25
12 pieces enchiladas

Beef with Mole Sauce Enchiladas $8*
Family Size Beef with Mole Sauce Enchiladas $25
12 pieces enchiladas

March 9, 2021, Cuenca

James Dahili: motherandsonfamilykitchen@gmail.com 096 322 3377 https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=ad4e5c5ef0e1d1519690bd4b8&id=bf05b63b0e

Shopper

Hi. I´m Adrian, I am offering to shop groceries and anything you need at the store of your choice (Supermaxi, Coral, Pharmacy, others).

Standard order (bill until $25) you pay $2.50 per service. Order over $26 you pay 10% of the total of the bill. Additional tips are welcome.

From Monday to Sunday. From 7 AM to 8 PM, Cuenca

Adrian Tovar: adrianjtm87@gmail.com 098 227 6778

Fresh organic fruits and vegetables for sale

Kinti Wasi is an organic farm located in Cantón Suscal in the province of Cañar. We grow the best varieties of vegetables and fruits:

We deliver in Cuenca every Wednesday. Harvested directly from the farm to your house. If you would like to order please email us until Tuesday night: kintiwasi.ec@gmail.com or send us a WhatsApp: 098 736 8822.

Thank you.

March 09, 2021, Suscal

Carmen Loja

Thai Connection specials

Facts about Thailand:

One-tenth of the entire population of Thailand lives in Bangkok. It is the capital of this great nation, and, of course, the largest city.

This week we have fresh delicious Kimchi, 400 gr. for just $5.

Come and enjoy our specials of the week:

Shrimp Fried Rice with Basil. $8.50
Drunken Noodles $8.50
Spicy Korean Ramen $8.50
Sweet and sour Pork $8.50

Of course our delicious Carrot Cake and authentic Thai Iced Tea.

Call us or WhatsApp at 098 704 6607 or 099 954 7006 and we will send you our digital menu.

Tuesday to Saturday from Noon to 7 PM, Honorato Vásquez 6-39 y Hermano Miguel

Ronny Bustamante

Piri Piri Chicken and spicy chicken tortilla Soup

Winner, winner, chicken dinner

This week at Buen Provecho Kitchen we will be serving Piri Piri Chicken along with Spicy chicken tortilla Soup for delivery. From Mexico to South Africa and Portugal a world of flavors comes to Cuenca. Straight to your door.

Piri-piri chicken is a spicy dish with roots in both Africa and Portugal. The dish was created in Angola and Mozambique when Portuguese settlers arrived with chile peppers (known as piri-piri in Swahili)
with a mixture of lemon and herbs (Piri Piri sauce) creating a unique combination of savor and spice with the added roasted and charbroiled taste. Simply unforgettable.

Served with roasted vegetables and brown rice $10 for half a chicken.

Spicy Chicken tortilla soup

Shredded chicken in a tomato based and chicken broth along with onions, jalapeno, sweet corn, black beans, topped with tortilla chips and avocado.

$3.50

Juanito Pablo Picaso
call or WhatsApp for your order @
593 098 398 2821

March 9, to March 12, 2021. noon to 6 PM, 1752 Mariscal Lamar y Octavio Cordero

Juan Pablo Tenacora: 098 398 2821

The Amazon Vanilla Company

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

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

March 9, 2021, Quito

Carmen: carmy1802@hotmail.com 098 453 4019

Double D’s Menu for the week of March 8

Our Greek inspired menu was a big hit so we’re going take inspiration from Spain this coming week. Where will our menu take you next week?

Spanish Pork with Rice and Garbanzos: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Spanish Potato and Green Bean Salad: $8/lb. (2-3 servings)
Pastissets (Spanish Powdered Sugar Cookies): $6/dozen
Creamy Spanish Apple Tart: $3/bar

If you’d like a more detailed description of any of the menu items, please contact us. Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, March 9. When placing your order, please include the following information.

Preference of pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery
Preferred pick-up/delivery day (Thursday or Friday)
Delivery address, if applicable
Phone number

Pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery is available Thursday or Friday, March 11 or 12 between 9 AM and 2 PM. Once all of the orders are received, we’ll be able to confirm a more specific time frame. Delivery is free for orders of at least $25.

Thanks to those of you who have ordered—some every week—since we started our casseroles and soups last March. We’re the same people with the same name making the same excellent food since August 2017. Continue taking good care of yourselves.

Deb and Dawn

Order by 3 PM Tuesdays, Pick-up or Delivery on Thursdays or Fridays 9 AM – 2 PM, Agustín Cueva 3-56 y Honorato Loyola, #201 (1.5 blocks from Clínica Santa Inés Emergency entrance)

Double Ds Delights: doubledsdelightscuenca@gmail.com 096 802 2874 (after 8 AM, English only); 096 802 2545 (after 8 AM, Spanish and English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

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