Banco Bolivariano

Is there an English version of the Banco Bolivariano’s web site?

Mark: .

City: Cuenca

Mate Mochilero – New YouTube video! Cunuyacu!

Hello Everyone. I have lived all my life in Ecuador, and it amazed me to discovered this amazing place an hour outside of Quito: a “golden” waterfall and hot springs you can visit for free. I very much recommend you visit this amazing place. Here is the YouTube video so you can find out more about it. The video is in Spanish, but you can turn on closed captions in English.

If you enjoy the content, please consider liking, commenting and subscribing. Its free, and it helps me so much. There is a lot of amazing content coming every 2 weeks.

Mate: .

City: Latacunga

Garage sale

Garage sale, come and check out, little bit of everything.

March 13, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Victor Manuel Alvornoz y Los Cedros, Cuenca.

Mariana Gonzalez: 099 811 4463. Call after: 8 AM.

Volleyball – International 6 on 6: Sunday, noon

All experienced intermediate or advanced 6 on 6 regulation volleyball players are invited to join us for fun, friendship, and exercise. We have players who represent countries from around the world. We play Sunday, March 14, from Noon to 2 PM (weather permitting).

We will set up this Sunday at Parque del Vergel which is just behind the Iglesia Catholica Santa Maria de El Vergel.

We ask all who attend to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.
Come join us.
You can also join us on our Facebook page (Cuenca “Bump-Set-Spike” volleyball)

Sunday, March 14, Noon to 2 PM, Free, Parque del Vergel which is just behind the Iglesia Catholica Santa Maria de El Vergel, Cuenca.


Change happens – invitation to meditate Sunday

Nothing is forever – except change (even the rain…) Buddhist Proverb.

Dear Cuenca Community,

Shambhala Cuenca would like to invite you to meditate together from your home this Sunday at 10.30 AM. There are many forms and methods of meditation – the form you choose doesn’t matter, however it’s a very good thing to remember our shared humanity as we sit quietly and become mindful for a period of time.

Online meditation sessions are available at

To practice online regularly with a group, you can also visit

Contact Cuenca.

Sunday, March 14, 10:30 AM, free – donations to relief organizations are highly encouraged, Your House – is a very, very, very fine house, Cuenca.

Paul: +592 98 284 8203 with WhatsApp and Text. Call after: 9 AM.

St. Christopher YouTube – Evening Prayer online

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

All are welcome at St. Christopher’s regardless of their faith tradition.

We gather online via Facebook and St. Christopher’s YouTube Channel, where you will discover new Evening Prayer services posted each Sunday. Our lectors, music and homilies are global. We invite you to participate.



Vision statement
St. Christopher Episcopal Mission

In the future, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Mission (SCEM), in a collaborative successful partnership with Mision Sagrada Familia, will be a welcoming gathering place, a spiritual center in Cuenca and the surrounding neighborhood of a theologically humble group of believers worshipping God, meeting Jesus and demonstrating the practical love of Jesus to members, visitors and the poor.

Through action, SCEM will demonstrate what it means to be a follower of Jesus with a commitment to serve those in need by doing good works quietly, without fanfare or notice while fulfilling the question “what would Jesus do”?

SCEM will be a growing force for good in the community, known for outreach ministry.

SCEM, with the help of a Priest will offer Christian educational activities for spiritual growth through liturgical worship, group discussions, learning, and education filled with the Spirit of God’s love for us in our loving hearts and minds.

Visitors will experience Christ centered individuals within an inclusive, multi-cultural, bi-lingual, and multi-generational worshipping community of believers, with close bonds between members, committed to social justice while helping others.

SCEM offers an Episcopal liturgical worship service and experience to the community.

Sunday’s after 5 PM or anytime, free, YouTube:,Cuenca.

Calvin E Hefner TSSF: 096 795 9674. Call after: 10 AM.

Come out for some musical fun

If you love ukulele music and great voices, join Mike and the Wahines at Santorino’s Pizzería on Sunday, March 14th at 4 PM, at 1-13 Manuel María Palacios and Remigio Crespo.

Due to Covid restrictions, seating will be limited. Reserve your seat at 097 998 1179. Hand sanitizing, social distancing and mask wearing (while not eating) will be observed.

March 14th from 4 to 6 PM, $5, Santorino’s 1-13 Manuel Maria Palacios and Remigio Crespo, Cuenca.

Karen Kennedy: 099 435 1962. Call after: 9 AM.

Women in Opera is sold-out

We are happy to say that tonight’s musical experience with the absolutely incredible Ecuadorian soprano, Vanessa Regalado, and pianist, Natalie Rojas, is completely sold-out. We are grateful to be able to offer these exclusive musical experiences.

Next week, we will be highlighting Trio La Comarca. An award-winning trio that will bring us the best of Ecuadorian and Latin American music. We have not yet featured the Ecuadorian bolero and waltz and this evening will be a wonderful tribute to the rhythm and music of Ecuador.

Don’t miss this wonderful concert. Call now to make your reservations. Our phone number is 099 806 8071.

March 13th, from 8 to 9 PM, $10, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

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

Shipping options to USA

GringoPost readers, I have many large framed pictures and fragile ornaments that I want to get to the USA. They are too large to fit into suitcases plus I’m limited in the number of suitcases I’m permitted.

If you know of any business, individual, or service that can help me ship these items, I’d really appreciate it. These pieces mean a great deal to me.

Any ideas would be helpful.



City: Cuenca

Mule/carrier 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, lamps, spices, vitamins, kitchenware, pots and pans, art supplies, etc. Or anything Legal. Please do not request anything illegal like guns or drugs. Unfortunately, no cell phones. 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 (You must have a Chase account to deposit cash FYI) 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.

126 62nd st. 7 AM to 8 PM

Freddy Gomez: 001 917 622 5890

Private transportation

We provide transportation service from the airport to the destination you need or vice versa, as well as private transportation towards any tourist destination. We have all safety measures.
Travel is performed under a contribution. Our offices are located in Cuenca and Guayaquil.

Av. of the Americas. January 1 to December 31

Transportation service Cotourscia: 098 355 4049 WhatsApp

Car purchase, registration, licenses and paperwork

Hello everyone, Are you tired of all the long processes, lines and hassle when buying a car, registering it every year, getting or renewing a license?

I have been doing it for the last 15 years. 15 years of experience helping you go through this process smoothly. I can either handle the whole process for you, so you don’t have to leave your house, or if you prefer, I can do the process with you, so you can learn to do it on your own in the future.

I will also handle this process with you until everything gets completed. While others might just leave you hanging without finishing the job. I have had so many clients that need my help because other people they hired don’t do everything correctly or thoroughly, causing them fines and more problems.

You can check all my recommendations here on GringoPost!

Cuenca, Ecuador.

Mateo Salazar:

Guitar repair and modifications

Guitar repair 40+ years’ experience. Modifications, parts and strings. Banjo, mandolin and ukulele repair available. Guitar lessons available. John Marshall 097 952 0634 WhatsApp


John Marshall

Last dates with discounts in 2021 Ecogalaxy Galapagos

Do not miss. Your time to travel is now.
Galapagos Ecogalaxy Luxury Catamaran: 2021 Departures


6 Days/ 5 nights Program: Itinerary B

Tuesday PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wednesday AM: Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM: South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday AM: Seymour: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera
Friday AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM: Genovesa: Barranco
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island

May 1st to the 6th.
May 15th to 20th

Itinerary C: 6 Days/ 5 nights Program

Thursday PM: Santa Cruz: Bachas Beach
Friday AM: Santiago: Sullivan Bay
PM: Bartolome: Bartolome
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
PM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Sunday AM: Floreana: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown
PM: Floreana: Post Office Bay
Monday AM: Española: Suarez Point
PM: Española: Gardner Bay / Gardner Islet / Osborn Islet
Tuesday AM: San Cristobal: Interpretation Center

June 3rd to 8th
June 17th to 22nd

*Price per person $1,499 (double room) Ecuadorian or Residents with cedula
*Price per person $1,799 (private room for one person) Ecuadorian or Resident with cedula
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,263(double room)
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,656 (private room for one person)

5 days 4 nights : Itinerary A

Tuesday PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wednesday AM: Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM: South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday AM: Seymour: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera
Friday AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM: Genovesa: Barranco
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands

May 11th to 15th
June 8th to 12th
June 22nd to 26th

*Price per person $1,299 (double room) For Ecuadorians or Residents with cedula
*Price per person $1,559 (private room for one person) For Ecuadorians or Residents
*Price For Foreign Tourist: $1,870 (double room) (includes Covid PCR Test)
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,184 (private room for one person) (Includes Covid PCR Test)

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 all rooms with air conditioning and balcony
– 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
-Snorkel 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 p/person
– Services not mentioned
– Tips

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

Call us on WhatsApp (593) 99 251 9679/

Quito or Guayaquil Airport. According with Itinerary

Angela Hally

Why not enjoy something special for St. Patrick’s Day

New from Vivaldi Ice Cream this week is our Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream do go with St. Patrick’s Day.
Made with all real ingredients and no added chemicals.
New this week
1 liter $9 – 500ml $5

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3 depending on your location
Across Cuenca. Available 7 days a week
Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Phone: Carlos, 096 254 6303

Across Cuenca. Available 7 days a week

Carlos Paez: 096 254 6303

Rosa Linda – roses for everyone

Roses with a lot of love for your home. The best with a lot of vibration and love. You want to harmonize your house ask for them. Free delivery, long-lasting roses and export quality. We have many colors with amazing scent. For 5 years delivering the best for you.


Israel López: 096 958 5647

Liquors “La Isla” quality liquors at home

Liquors Island Online.
We have a variety in liquors; The best quality, price and delivery at home in the city of Cuenca.
Shipping nationwide.

Our more than thousands of faithful clients guarantee our seriousness and for them we have endeavored to progress
Wholesale and Retail
Quotations for any social event
Stock of the best brands of liquors

av. Don bosco (Sector Tres Puentes).

Licores La Isla: 099 888 2593

Spanish study books! Study by yourself? Why not?

CCN, Spanish School, has prepared some Spanish Study books to help you improve your vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing production.
They are all in Spanish, but you can also order your bilingual version.

Here are the titles of our first books:

1. Vocabulary and Expressions Practice Book (A1 and A2 Level)
2. Reading Book: 26 Short Stories (A1-A2-B1 Level)
3. Book for Talking & Discussion: 50 Topics Around Your World (B1-B2 Level)
4. Study Book for Ecuadorian Naturalization (B1-B2 Level)

5. Book of Medical Topics (Coming soon!)
6. Reading Book: 25 short stories from Latino America (Coming soon!)

Content of books
1. Vocabulary and Expressions Practice Book content
1. Creation: nature and animals
2. Greetings, farewells and introductions
3. Nationalities
4. The family
5. Professions and occupations
6. The parts of the house and the position of things
7. The places of the city and their location
8. Clothes and colors
9. The numbers from 0 to 1,000,000
10. The time, the days of the week and the months of the year
11. Emotions
12. …

2. Book: 26 Short Stories
I. Level A1
1. The Park
2. The Little Family
3. My Town
4. My day
5. My new home
1. The weather
2. Free time
3. At School
4. My grandfather Tomás
5. My house
6. …

3. Book: 50 Topics Around Your World content:

1. literature
2. the kitchen
3. electric cars
4. fashion
5. the work
6. entrepreneurs
7. environmental problems
8. having children
9. cinema
10. tobacco
11. the news
12. …

4. Study Book for Ecuadorian Naturalization Content
I. Introducción a la ciudadanía ecuatoriana …………………….
II. Entrevista para la naturalización ………………………………
III. Lista de temas para el examen de conocimiento ……………
IV. Cultura General sobre el Ecuador ……………………………..
V. Historia para la naturalización ecuatoriana ……..……………
VI. 38 preguntas y respuestas de personas importantes ………..
VII. 45 preguntas y respuestas sobre el Himno Nacional …..……
VIII. 56 preguntas y respuestas sobre la bandera de Ecuador …..
IX. …

Order your book and
1. pick it up at our School
2. it will be delivered to your place free of charge in Cuenca
3. it will be emailed on PDF format

You’ll be happy you did.

Mariscal Lamar and Miguel Velez.

Misael: 097 916 1784

Citizenship test and Spanish/English study material

With this program you will…
… have simulation tests as well as simulations interviews to make you ready for taking Ecuadorian citizenship real test.
… get lots of practice with knowledgeable Ecuadorian teachers who use our study booklet (in Spanish and/or English), 300 flashcards and much more.
… get to know enough Ecuadorian history (flag, coat of arms and National Anthem) to pass the test.
… enjoy and learn the most complete and updated information on test for Ecuadorian citizenship in a meaningful way.

– We’ll take you to accurate Spanish level for taking real test.
– Your Spanish language skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing) will be enhanced in record time.
– Take the morning session (two hours) or the afternoon session (two hours). Or just take the hours you need based on your knowledge of Spanish, your availability and the date of your test.
– Classes are given twice, three times a week or every day, Monday thru Friday.
– You can take this program for four weeks or for four months. It is up to you.
– This program is exclusively prepared to meet your needs and expectations.

Recommendations from participants:

“Thanks to attending the language school “CCNations, Escuela de Idiomas” I was able to pass the Ecuador citizenship written and interview exams, and will soon become a naturalized citizen. With their homework materials and instructional classes, my level of Spanish increased to where I could study, learn, and pass these essential subjects: the history of the tri-color Flag (“la bandera”); the Coat-of-Arms Shield (“el escudo”); the National Anthem (“himno nacional”); the important battles, persons and events for gaining Independence; and the primary Presidents of Ecuador. These study materials include bilingual booklets and guides, flash cards, simulation tests (from the official examinations), and multiple practice sessions.

Classes can be scheduled on flexible hours for individual sessions, or with small groups of other students. Additionally, this private 18-year language school can also help applicants to pass the examinations to obtain a drivers’ license (“Licencia de Conducir”). This is one of the top language schools I have ever attended!”

Recommended by Bartley

“My success in passing the test on my first attempt was primarily due to CCNations, their time, efforts and patience in guiding me towards success. I really couldn’t have done so well without them. For this reason, I highly recommend this school to anyone who needs help with Spanish in any capacity.”


You want to study by yourself? No problem. Now, you can buy all our material…

1. A study booklet (in Spanish and/or in English),
2. Flashcards of Ecuadorian national symbols.
3. Flashcards of important people and dates, and some other information.
4. 10 20-question-practice tests with answer key.
5. Audio of 17 interview questions (male and female voices).
Contact us today and find out more about how to enroll in our citizenship program or how to get our material.

Mariscal Lamar 16-63 and Miguel Heredia.

Antonio and Misael: 097 916 1784

All wood, solid, good and economical

– We manufacture all kinds of wooden furniture; Solid and resistant wood.

– Please send a reference image and measurements.

– We manufacture for all tastes.

– We manufacture all woodwork

Miguel Heredia, Cuenca. In hours from 9 AM until 6 PM


Delicious coffee in 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 on 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


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877

Covid cases double in Cuenca waiting for more vaccines

The hospital of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) in Cuenca, started the week with a full house in its beds for critical coronavirus patients, something similar happens in the Regional Hospital that sees an increase in cases in Cuenca.

The ICU beds of the Vicente Corral Moscoso hospital show an occupancy of 90% of its beds and in the private sector the demand for beds is more than 60%, which worries doctors and authorities.

Researcher Bernardo Vega indicates that in the last week 364 new cases of coronavirus were registered in Azuay, which gives an average of 52 per day, and 13 deaths were registered from the disease, this is an average of two deaths a day.

In his analysis, he reports an “acceleration in the number of cases of 25% in relation to the previous week and seven more deaths on average.”

Despite medical advice and the insistence of the authorities, in Cuenca you can still see small crowds in the Historic Center and people without wearing a mask in public spaces, which can lead to an increase in 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.


Andrés Guillermo: 099 647 2877

Trying to get your driver’s license or renew it?

Trying to get your driver’s license or renew it?
Hi, My name is Nestor Reinoso.

If you’re trying to get your Ecuadorian driver’s license, and can’t get it, don’t worry. I can help you get it even under the most difficult circumstances.

WhatsApp. 096 742 1444 / 099 623 9495
USA: 914 230 5429

I will be happy to help you..

Best regards,
Nestor Reinoso: claro. 096 742 1444. WhatsApp 099 623 9495. USA 914 / 230 5429 messenger nestor reinoso


VAN / SUV transportation service with English speaking driver.

Nestor Reinoso

Greetings; expat-community, tourists, tour companies and everyone:

I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador. I can service one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.
The cars are completely sanitized.

My services include:

– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Transfer to and from any airport – (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns
– Driving you to any immigration office (Machala, Guayaquil, Azogues)
– Running any type of errands needed
– Facilitator (for shopping, doctor’s appointments, legal matters, driver’s license)
– we can deliver anything to your house.

Our insured and safe transportation services offer the use of a bus, car, SUV, pickup truck, or cab.

Note: This service is completely legal, safe, and insured transportation (it comes with free passenger’s insurance).

Available 24/7
Please feel free to contact me for a free quote at any time.

Many recommendations of my services can be found on:

FB exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

GringoPost/recommendations/drivers/Nestor Reinoso.

Kind regards,

Av. 3 de Noviembre 1-56 (Plaza Ortorongo) Cuenca, EC ​.

Nestor Reinoso: Ecuador 096 742 1444 WhatsApp 099 623 9495 USA 914 230 5429 / 096 742 1444


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.


— 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

Does not include:
– 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.

Maria del Cisne: 099 975 0193

Home massages

I realize relaxing massage and posture correction at home. After I studied the body along my career as a dancer and performing artist, I created a way to correct the body posture and relax the body to improve its performance. Schedule your appointment.

Cuenca. Octavio Paz y José Donoso.

Andrés Felipe Delgado Andrade: 593 98 822 5191

Are you looking for your new TV, LG or Samsung?

Greetings Dear Expat-community and everyone else. Looking for the right TV?

I offer brand-new TVs. Some of the latest models of LG and Samsung for the best price in town.

If you need references from my happy customers, I will be more than pleased to provide you.

Kind regards,

Nestor Reinoso: 099 623 9495 / 096 742 1444. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca


Technical support (printer, computer, maintenance, iPad, wifi service

• Do you need help with your phone or computer?
• Do you need a new contract with a fiber optic provider without any hassle?
• Do you need a new TV, printer, computer or any gadget?
• Are you having issues with your printer?
• Do you need technical support with your iPad/iPhone, MacBook Air/Pro or iMac?
• Magsafe computer charging not working?
• Are you new in town and need to set up internet & other services?
• Wifi running slow?
• Not getting the speed you´re paying for?
• fire TV stick acting up?
• Computer in the need of some maintenance?
• Experienced bilingual technician offering technical support service in Cuenca and its surroundings.
• 10-year experience
• Ink/supplies change or delivery to your door.
• Biosecurity guaranteed
• Affordable prices.
• At home service, no need to get out of home and expose yourself, very limited social interaction while working, service warrantied.

Leonardo: 098 352 2685 (WhatsApp/cellphone)

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Cuenca Muesli, manufacturer of muesli

I am fairly certain that you have not had an in-depth conversation about protein bars lately, if ever, unless you are an athlete or use them for snacks. Also, you probably don’t give much thought about them unless one falls out of the sky and hits you on the top of your head. And, if that happened, you’d probably rub your head, look up into the sky, look down at the protein bar and go about your business. You might have even said “ouch” or “WTF”. But, for the most part, it wouldn’t make a noticeable change in your life.

I am a retired athlete, and protein bars played a large part in my nutritional life at one time. I ate them all the time, and I had an opinion about most of them. My opinion was, they tasted like cardboard and were hard to chew. Frankly, thinking back, I don’t know why I ate them at all, other than “it was the thing to do.” Plus, eating those bars prevented me from skipping meals and gave me this sense of eating healthy, even if it wasn’t true. To say there are any fond memories involving eating protein bars would be an outright lie.

Fast forward to yesterday and a trip to El Mundo Orgánico. I was hungry when I arrived, and I noticed a basket of Cuenca Muesli protein bars sitting on their check-out counter. I glanced at them, but I didn’t give them a second thought until my stomach started to growl like a cranky bear that was awoken prematurely from hibernation. So, I grabbed one (Choco Banana flavored), ripped it open and began to eat it.

My first reaction was euphoric— surely this was not a protein bar I was eating, even though it said it contained 14.87 grams of protein right on the label. I am not sure what all the ingredients contained in the bar are, but there are oats, pumpkin seeds, linseed, sesame seeds and a bunch of other things that when combined, produce a flavor profile that transcends words, or at least any words I have in my vocabulary. To say this protein bar is delicious is an understatement, tantamount to saying ambrosia is merely food. In fact, the one I ate was so good, I bought five more.

So, if you are looking for a tasty snack that has some positive health benefits, grab a Cuenca Muesli Protein Bar from El Mundo Orgánico. You will be pleasantly surprised and may even find yourself talking openly about them like I am.

Address: Francisco Cisneros y Autopista #582 (Via Cuenca-Molleturo-Naranjal)

Contact information: 099 420 7521

Recommended by David Johnson:

Recommendation for El Asador, fast food restaurant

Most amazing chicken sandwich… ever! This is not an ad or any kind if promo.
It is simply an unsolicited declaration of incredulity: I think have just had the best sandwich of my life.

The chicken itself is organic, totally fresh, tender and crazy tasty. The portion was impressive, too. Then there was super fresh tomato, green lettuce, and smoked bacon wrapped in a fresh bun and accompanied by four remarkable sauces.

Jaffe – not a big fan of fried food, white bread buns or pretty much anything about my lunch choice – took and bite after which I was forced to repeatedly wrest my sandwich from her hands – or risk losing the entire thing – as she exclaimed: “Wow (munch)! This really IS… (munch) amazingly (munch) good!”

El Asador is the name. The place is family run, spotless and the vibe super friendly. Prices are ridiculously fair for all you get. There is an upstairs dining room, but the trick is to grab your food (they pack it into a super sturdy take out box ) and picnic right there on a grassy bank on the Tomebamba, ten steps away. Make sure to pick up some napkins. You are going to need them.

At the river, corner of Tres de Noviembre and Los Alamos facing Las Americas.

Address: Avenida Las Americas 2-99 (y 3 de Noviembre)

Contact information: 098 400 8524

Recommended by Jeff Salz:

Recommendation for Mateo Salazar, annual auto matriculation

Mateo Salazar has been doing my annual auto matriculations for 7 years. He has always been prompt at responding to my emails, prompt at all appointments, and good at following up. He is knowledgeable about what documents are needed so one trip is all that is needed to get the job done. His fee is quite reasonable. Mateo has earned my business and friendship, year after year.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: 098 436 9373

Recommended by Mark Brown:

Recommendation for Daniela Cordero with BMI insurance, Insurance company in Ecuador

I was with BMI for about 4 months when out of the blue was hit with a vertebrae disc infection. I live in a small town on the coast of Ecuador. I called my agent Daniela with BMI explained what was happening (terrible pain) that local pharmacy drugs couldn’t touch. She recommended I go to Guayaquil about 3 hrs. away to the private hospital Omni. After a long taxi ride there all I had to do was show my Cedula and BMI card at the emergency room. With CAT scans, MRI’s, IV antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, morphine, etc. 10 days later I was checked out.

I had a huge private room, 3 meals a day with great food. Total cost was a little over $7000. BMI covered $4800. Daniela was fantastic. She called me regularly to see how I was doing and took care of everything. I would definitely recommend having insurance. I would also highly recommend Daniela Cordero for her professionalism and kindness, and BMI insurance for its cost and great service.

Address: Daniela Cordero BMI insurance in Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: 099 520 6384

Recommended by Mark Johnson:

Recommendation for Sunday Brunch Cuenca, home food delivery

We ordered for the first time from Sunday Brunch after seeing their ads on GringoPost. The cinnamon rolls are the best I’ve ever had. Last night we ate the cornbread with our beans and onions – perfect combination. But the very best item we have tried so far is the black bean veggie burger. We have tried many over the years from restaurants in Cuenca, and most taste just like canned beans made into a patty. Sunday Brunch makes them with lots of seasoning and vegetables. They are wonderful; especially on their wheat rolls. Can’t wait to try the lasagna we also bought.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information:

Recommended by Alison Andrus:

Recommendation for Christian Cordero, locksmith

Christian came to our home yesterday to change our front door lock. It is a very old, but nice, fixture. It had to be taken apart, oiled and a major part replaced. Christian checked that it was working perfectly, and that all five of the keys worked from the inside and out. He was very thorough and very reasonably priced.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 099 472 8218

Recommended by Alison Andrus:

Recommendation for Jungle Tour – Expediciones Appullacta, tour and travel

Wow, we had such a good time. There was quite a lot to see on this tour. I also loved the fact that it was a small group. Sebastian, our guide was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about everything on the tour as well as answering other questions we had about Ecuador. Edgar, our driver, paid very close attention to the road and made us feel very safe in his care. He was very attentive to the vehicle and made certain it was cleaned for us each morning before travel.

I enjoyed all of the activities included in the tour from the hiking, waterfalls, the swing and treehouse at the End of the World, canoeing on the Napo River, Misahualli (monkey town), indigenous communities and especially the chocolate demonstration.

Each of the accommodations and food was of good quality and I found them all to be clean and comfortable with very accommodating staff.

One thing I would recommend is that you be in good physical condition for this tour, as there are many areas in the jungle hikes that were very muddy and slippery along with several steep steps.

Sadly I am not able to comment on the Chimborazo portion of this tour as the day we went there was an indigenous demonstration and we were not permitted to enter. However, we did find another activity to fill the time with.

Making the arrangements to book the tour with Maritza was simple and easy. She took care of all the arrangements including the appointment for our Covid tests prior to departure.

This was an amazing tour and gave us a way to safely see a side of Ecuador that we would not have otherwise been able to see.

Address: Maritza Cuenca: 099 960 4870 WhatsApp

Recommended by Tammy Lowe:

Recommendation for Cuenca Muesli, tasty food delivery

If you like healthy granola, robust bread, or delicious cupcakes, look no further than Cuenca Muesli.

I have been ordering from this small family startup business for several weeks and am delighted with their products.

The granola is made from 11 natural, healthy ingredients. It tastes good and goes down easily. It’s not cheap but is well worth it.

There are several varieties of bread and they are dramatically better than the standard Cuenca fare.

There are also several varieties of cupcakes, and they are moist and delicious. I think they will be raising the price once they realize how good they are.

I have no affiliation with them other than as a happy customer.

They deliver anywhere in Cuenca for the standard delivery charges and have been very accommodating about timing.

So give your taste buds a treat while helping a family business cope with the pandemic.

You can contact Daniel at 098 265 3786 or He speaks English.

Address: Online only

Recommended by Marv Anderson:

Recommendation for Victor Ojeda, facilitator

Victor Ojeda has helped my wife and I negotiate our way through numerous Ecuadorean mazes. Most recently, he steered my wife Linda through the process needed to get a local driver’s license. From personally translating her college transcripts (you need to prove you have a high school education or better), to walking her through updating her cedilla to reflect her education, to steering her through agility and driving tests, to arranging for the appointments and financial deposits for the final written test, he was personable, patient, and effective. In fact, when we inadvertently lost key paperwork a week before the final test, he took Lina in hand, and recreated the needed tests in 48 hours so she wouldn’t miss her final exam date.

Whether it’s getting a driver’s license, getting the senior discount on your real estate taxes, or just negotiating the vagaries of our new homeland, Victor is your guy.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 731 3565

Recommended by Ray Lewis: 099 514 8449

Soups and meals to stock your fridge (and freezer) with!

Soups to keep your warm this cold weather.

Order by Monday noon time
Pick up or Delivery, Wednesday 3 to 5 PM
Free delivery for orders $25 and more.
Delivery charge starting $1.75 depending on your location

Non Dairy/Gluten Free Soups
Red Lentil Soup
Vegetarian $6 a quart
With chicken $7 a quart

White Bean, Quinoa and Kale Soup
Vegetarian $6 a quart
With chicken $7 a quart

Red Bean Soup
Vegetarian $6 a quart
With Beef $7 a quart

Italian Meatball Soup $7 a quart

Zuppa toscana
Vegetarian $6 per quart
With Italian Sausage $7

Cauliflower Chowder
Vegetarian $6 per quart
With Bacon Bits $7 per quart

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup $7 per quart

Tom Kha Gai $8 a quart
(Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup served with rice)

Homemade Salad Dressing, Dips, Sauces and More!
Classic Pesto Sauce $4 8oz

Marinara Sauce
$6 a pint
$10 a quart
Italian Meatballs in Marinara Sauce $10(12pcs in 16 oz sauce)
enough for 3 servings of Spaghetti or 3 Meatball sandwich

Creamy Honey Mustard Sauce $6 per pint
Creamy Garlic Sauce $6 per pint
Carrot Ginger Dressing $6 per pint
Hummus $4 (8oz) with 4 pita bread
Baba Ganoush $4 (8oz) with 4 pita bread

Side dishes

Roasted Cauliflower & Carrots a quart
Vegetable Medley $5 a quart
Broccoli Salad $5 a quart
Mashed Potatoes $5 a quart
Mashed Cauliflower $5 a quart
Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes $6 a quart
Fried Sweet Potatoes $4 250 grams
Sauteed French Spinach $4 250 grams
Green Beans with walnuts $5 (14oz)
Coleslaw classic, apple-cabbage slaw or vinegar $2.50 pint

Sweet Treats

Fudgy Chocolate crinkles $5 6 pcs
Baked in extra virgen olive oil
Fudgy Brownie $2
Fudgy Brownie with walnuts $2.50
Peanut Butter Cookies $4 6 pcs.
Ginger Cookies $4 6 pcs.
Chocolate Chip Cookies $4 6 pcs
Chocolate Chip with Walnuts Cookies
$5 6 pcs. $9 for a dozen
Chocolate Chip-Walnut Scone $2
Orange Cranberry Scone $2
3 Berry Scone (Raspberry, blackberry and Strawberry) $2
Blueberry Scone $2
Classic Scones $7 half a dozen
Southern Style Biscuits $5 half a dozen
Classic Cinnamon Buns with cream cheese frosting $2 per big bun

Monday March 15, Cuenca, Ecuador

James Dahili: 096 322 3377

Delivered to you: sourdough, Southern biscuits, Bagels and more

Hi, Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

Here is our current delivery menu:
Ready to bake freezer meals:

Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9
Chicken pot pie $7
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.

Breads and More:
Cornbread (6 squares for $6)
Cinnamon rolls (6 rolls for $8 with icing in separate container)
Large Southern-style biscuits (Pack of 6 for $6. They freeze well.)
White meat chicken sausage patties (Patties come uncooked and frozen in a pack of 6 for $8 or 12 for $15) These fit great on the biscuits.
Sourdough and yeast bagels (6 for $6)
Loaf sourdough bread $5.
Loaf brioche $4.50
Frozen waffles 8 for $8
We make the waffles fresh and then freeze them so you can pop them out to toast and enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack anytime.

Black bean veggie burgers and wheat buns:
Buns come fresh in a pack of 6 for $3.50
Veggie burgers come frozen in a pack of 6 for $6.
Take out of the freezer and cook on the grill or in a frying pan. Add the veggies and condiments of your choice for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal.

Our products are homemade with real butter.

You can visit our Facebook page and Instagram for pictures: @SundayBrunchCuenca

Order Instructions:

Please place your order via email at by Monday before noon for delivery Wednesday between 9:30 AM and noon or place your order before noon on Wednesday for delivery Friday between 9:30 AM and noon.

Please send your orders by email only to make sure they do not get lost and include your address and phone number for the delivery.

Made to order, Online


Cooking and eating healthy

If you are interested in learning how to cook a healthy delicious meal, contact me. I give cooking classes and also if you are interested, I can deliver you traditional healthy food.

Every day, Cuenca


Double D’s Menu for the week of March 15

Double D's
Double D’s

Our recent menus have taken you to Greece and Spain. In this menu, we take a tour of Italy. The Sicilian-inspired pasta dish is a tomato sauce with fried eggplant bites and shaved ricotta. The soup hails from Naples. Tiny beef meatballs swim in a light broth with carrots, onions, celery, spinach, and orzo pasta. Focaccia and frangipane (almond custard cream) bars finish the tour.

Pasta alla Norma: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Italian Wedding Soup: $8/lb. (2-3 servings)
Tomato & Rosemary Focaccia: $3 each
Pear and Raspberry Frangipane Bars: $3.50 each

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 16. 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 18 or 19 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: 096 802 2874 (after 8 AM, English only); 096 802 2545 (after 8 AM, Spanish and English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Join us this Sunday for a fun afternoon at Santorino’s

This is an invitation to enjoy some musical fun with Mike and the Wahines!
If you love ukulele music and great voices, come join us this Sunday, March14th at 4 PM at Santorino’s. They will have very good food specials, hand made pizza, happy hour cocktails, 2 x $6.
Located at Manuel Maria Palacios1-13 and Av Remigio Crespo.
Reservations required
097 998 1179
Seating will be limited and we will be observing a social distancing.
Cover charge $5.
See you all there .

Sunday, March the 14th at 4 PM, Manuel Maria Palacios 1-13 and Av Remigio Crespo


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:

March12, 2021, Quito

Carmen: 098 453 4019

I sell organic products

This week we bring excellent quality products such as: organic butter per pound, organic ghee 200g / 400g / 550g, almonds, one-pound walnuts:

1 lb Organic Raw Butter – $3
1 lb Organic Cheese Mozzarella – $4
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
250ml Power Honey – $5
250ml Honey – $3.50
500ml Honey – $6
1 liter Honey – $10
1 liter Honey with design on the bottle – $12
Propolis – $3

Place your order we will deliver it to your home.

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

7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery

Daniela Carrasco: 098 146 0912 Instagram: Qorighee

Corned beef and cabbage dinner from Joes’ Secret Garden

Corned beef and cabbage; St. Pat’s-Joes’ Secret Garden
for delivery or pickup

Eat Like you’re Irish at Joes’ Secret Garden this Wednesday, March 17th …St. Patrick’s Day.

Your string of luck continues and you found the “pot of gold” at the end of this rainbow with a special dinner featuring our own ‘house cured’ beef brisket …it’s curing as you read this …
dinner includes
Green Goddess Salad with sour dough croutons and bacon sprinkles
Traditional’ tender House Cured Corned Beef
Beer Braised Cabbage with Bacon and Onions
Butter Glazed Carrots
New Red Potatoes Colcannon
KP’s House Made Soda Bread
dessert … finish it all with a smooth and silky Mocha Oreo Irish Cream Mousse …
all this in the comfort and safety of your home …
you prefer chicken … replace the corned beef with our popular
Garlic and Herb Roast Chicken …

This will help make St. Patty’s Day and happy celebration
Join us for the wearin’ of the green …

place your order today….
full menu, details, price and reservations at
questions … call KP at +593 968 65 1628

Wednesday, March 17th … St Patrick’s Day, address at time of order