Covid vaccinations 50-64 years old, 9/100 Vaccination Plan

Good morning. I am in my early 60s. I have read from several sources that President Lasso’s 9/100 Vaccination Plan provides for vaccination of those 50-64 years old tentatively scheduled on 15 June through 15 July. I am reading relevant documentation on the Plan and it appears one must register to get the vaccine on the CNE website [Ecuador Elections Commission]. Is this the only place to register? Is IESS also taking registration for this age group at this time under this new plan or is CNE registration the only option?

Thank you in advance for any relevant information,

Christina M

Left hiking pole in taxi on Thursday

I’ve had a good run of not leaving things in taxis, until yesterday.

On Thursday morning I left a single hiking pole in a blue fabric carrier in a taxi. I’m expecting to never see it again.

But if anyone found it, I’d be happy to get it back.

Nancy: 099 553 4761. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

What is the value of an annuity insurance or home insurance?

Some of the insurances with the best coverages and little used by the users are the real estate insurances or home insurances. This type of insurances are often dismissed because we have the conception that nothing can happen in our home and being positive is always an additional coverage, but what happens if a delinquent breaks into my home and steals important objects? Who is going to cover them? What will happen if I steal your computer, cell phone or electronic devices, or if suddenly there is an earthquake or cataclysm and your home collapses in a matter of seconds? At this precise moment we usually remember the times we avoid hiring an all risk insurance for your home.


Arepas and happy hour, Fridays in La Guarida

La Guarida is happy to announce that we will be opening on Fridays for Happy Hour and quick bites. This week, we are honoring Venezuela. Therefore, we will be doing arepas. Arepas is one of Venezuela’s most beloved food staples. Come have inexpensive drinks and food in a laid-back atmosphere. We’ll be using our whole house so you may enjoy of various spaces.

Chorizo and Shrimp arepas – for less than $5. Come before we sell out. We open from 3 to 7 PM.

June 4th, from 3 to 7 PM, $5. Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071.

Su Terry Band at the Jazz Society Café, Sunday, June 6th

(Saturday concert is sold out)
Jazz Dinner Concert: Su Terry with the Jim Gala Quartet.
Enjoy a fabulous afternoon of great jazz and delicious cuisine
3 — 6 PM (all biosafety protocols observed)
Questions? Phone: 093 934 2714

The Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca has a virtual concert and one face-to-face this week

On Thursday, June 3, at 7 PM The Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca under the baton of Master Augusto Carrión Rodas will transmit the Institutional Facebook and will rise to its digital CSO concert hall on YouTube concert Symphonic chimera with the Ecuadorian group, which was recorded in the courtyard of the old Palace of Justice on Friday, April 23, thanks to the invitation of the Culture of the Municipal GAD Cuenca in The framework of its activities denominated April Arts a thousand.

On Friday, June 4, at 7 PM at the Old Cathedral, fulfilling all biosecurity measures, we resume our concerts with the public with the repertoire: Fanfare for Common Man of Aaron Copland, Albzo for Leonardo Cárdenas Ropas and the Symphony No . 40 in Sol Minor K.550 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The capacity is the authorized 30% that in the case of the old cathedral is 60 seats. We request attendees to arrive early, use masks and comply with social distancing.


You are invited ~ All are welcome

You are invited to join us this Sunday at Trinity Vineyard Church Cuenca. Come as you are, all are welcome. Check us out and see what we are all about.

This week we will take a look at Experiencing the power of God. What promise does God have for us?

At Trinity Cuenca, we are different. We serve those in our community, our city, and our world. We take seriously Jesus’ command to love God and love people.

We come together to explore what God’s word really means and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community. We desire to be a true expression of love.

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

Service starts at 10 AM. Come early and have a free cup of coffee, a snack, and meet some new friends.

We are located on Ordonez Lasso in the River Side building (same building as Bank Pichincha next door to Home Vega)

We are on the first floor (no stairs!) with ample parking and bus stops close by.

June 6th, from 10 to 11:30 AM, free, Ordonez Lasso in the River Side Building next door to Home Vega, Cuenca.

Weldon Edwards:

Kokpelli Moonlighters, upcoming events

The Kokopelli Moonlighters, eclectic ukulele singer/songwriters, with a wide repertoire of music of North and South America, have several upcoming events. We have a special guest, Ray Lewis, coming along for the ride as well.
Sunday, June 6th at Santorino’s at 4 PM.
Saturday, June 12th at Common Grounds at 7 PM.
Friday, June 18th at La Guarida at 4 PM.
Make your reservation in advance at the location of your choice.
Cover charges apply.
We hope you’ll join us, we have some new repertoire we’re sure you’ll enjoy.

Sunday, June 6th, Saturday, June 12th, Friday, June 18th, varying times, see above, $5, Santorino’s 1-13 Manuel Maria Palacios and Remigio Crespo, Cuenca.

Karen Kennedy: 099 435 1962.

Anyone coming to Cuenca from Spain anytime soon?

Hi, I need to bring an external sound card for my computer from Spain, the package weighs around 3 pounds.

Let me know if you can help me, I’ll pay for your service.

Mauricio Fabara: 099 973 0534. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Has anyone seen chuck?

I picked up chuck at SuperM when I first got here, February 2020. Then, with the lockdown and craziness I just took what I could find and was very disappointed. Since then I’ve checked just about every week at the SuperM on Americas. No chuck. Ital Deli just got me dazed and confused and no one could understand my Spanish. I miss chuck. Has anyone seen chuck?

Ron Snitzer: .

City: Cuenca

Lithium battery supplier/manufacturers/importer

Looking for a supplier of smart Lithium batteries that include a BMS, for LSEV cars. 12 volt 180 amp/hour that can be connected in series, please me with POA

Jodie: 096 781 5296. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Salinas

Need to replace home appliances by

Needed: floor buffer, vacuum, microwave

If you have any of the above that are in good working condition that you want to sell please contact me.

Julia: 098 493 5451. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Tall men’s shirts


Does anyone know where tall men’s dress shirts (cotton) are sold in Cuenca?
36-37 sleeves, 18 neck. I see many shirts in store windows, but they are for shorter

Thank you for your help.

Henry Kipp

City: Cuenca

This week’s specials at YarnLux – boutique de hilo

Come and visit Cuenca’s luxury yarn store, YarnLux – boutique de hilo. We have all the yarn and supplies you need for your knitting, crochet, weaving, and other fiber arts projects.

Check out our specials for this week:
All blue yarn is 20% off until Saturday.
KnitPro Blockers are 20% off this week.

And save the date of June 12, we are planning something very special, details to follow next week.

YarnLux – boutique de hilo is located at Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas and open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas

Elizabeth Beale
099 772 2205

Attorney – translator

I am a fluent English-speaking attorney, and I can help you with legal issues such as: legal documents, notary procedures, real estate contracts, labor contracts, legal advice, and much more. I have experience working with Americans in Cuenca, and I really enjoy it.

I am also a translator and can help you translating any kind of document (legal, medical, documents for visa process, etc.). I can help you as your personal interpreter for your appointments, errands, conferences, and more.

I will work with you any day and time, even at nights and weekends.

Juan Montalvo 7-40 y Sucre

Javier Munoz
099 582 0754

Transportation service

I like to offer my transportation services in my 7 passenger van with captain seats and plenty of leg room also plenty of room for 10 pieces of luggage.

Why hire a taxi or SUV when you can get a large van for about the same price. you will get peace of mine with a bilingual driver with plenty of road experience and very reasonable price. Reserve the van in advance and you will get the service warranty. 24/7.
available on WhatsApp, telegram, messenger or email.

By the way I have been working with the expat community for 10 years in,


098 305 0346

All wood, solid good

– 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.
– We make laser prints on wood, minimalist designs, large, geometric, animal figures, names.
– We speak English
– our price is economic and the quality is high

You can see our Instagram page: @paletforniture

Miguel Heredia


Melamine furniture

Melamine furniture is resistant to temperature variations, thus being an important quality for your purchase decision. The quality, the coating, its good price, its resistance and versatility make melamine furniture of great acceptance and excellent adaptation to new environments and decorations.

– We make all the designs and tastes
– Quote with us
– Works with guarantee and delivery included
– We make modern furniture designs with iron and different melamine all designs

Vega Muñoz


Cuenca Consignments is open today

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11-5
People ask why our schedule is so weird. Basically, we are retired and only work when we want to!

“A word of warning. There’s a retired person in the premises with not a lot to do and plenty of stories to tell!” – Unknown

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Suzanne Ward

099 546 8580

Today, we offer you the best beef

Today we offer you the best beef, only grass-fed, chemical-free and produced in environmentally friendly production systems. By consuming this beef, you are using a high quality and very healthy product, and at the same time you are supporting the Shuar communities of the Amazon to improve their beef production systems and preserve their territories.

Today we offer you tenderloin and chorizo ​​steak.

Available for pick up at the shop or free home delivery.

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

“Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolívar 13-86 and Estévez de Toral

Paul Sanchez
099 586 7670 WhatsApp

Rosa Linda, roses with love

Rosa Linda, best rose service for 6 years. We have for you, beautiful roses of different colors, with long duration. It is a family business where our priority is to deliver the best roses with a lot of love and care for the environment. We also offer you private tours for 2 to 3 people. Delivery is free. I have bouquets of 25, 36 and 50 roses. Our roses are the freshest; we cut them a day before. With that we make sure that you receive super fresh and durable roses, with a lot of love for you.


Israel Lopez
096 958 5647

Pet houses

– We make beautiful houses for pets, dogs or cats, of different sizes.
– Houses for exteriors or interiors, for the field, department or house.
– We have different styles and designs.
– We manufacture your design

– Available houses for large, small and medium dogs.

Write to the mail to send more information and images.

Pio Bravo, Cuenca


Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs – Saturday June 5, 2021

(The required health precautions will be implemented.) The feria will be held at the CosasPrep store on Simón Bolívar. There is a large room in the back of the store with many tables and about 15 vendors.

Please support the vendors while stocking up on really healthy food.

The fun begins at 10 AM. To assist the vendors, the ending time has been extended to 3 PM.

Look for future Grand Ferias of Entrepreneurs at the same location on the first Saturday of every month.

June 5, from 10 AM until 3 PM, Free, Simón Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral (CosasPrep store), Cuenca.

Lorena Flores:

Home assistance of Vilcabamba

We offer long-term care services for senior citizens in a small, quiet facility in Vilcabamba. We have six private rooms, three with private baths, all comfortably appointed with large windows and natural light. We offer open-air dining in Vilcabamba’s warm climate, as well as beautiful gardens and a comfortable lounge area where residents can socialize. Our facility is family-run by certified nurses, with on-site medical care provided by a physician. We prepare nutritious meals to suit each person’s taste and dietary needs. We offer physical and occupational therapy, as well as group activities. We have a great deal of experience caring for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients in a manner that recognizes their humanity and respects their personal preferences. Our facility is equipped for dementia patients to navigate safely. We offer complete care for every level of infirmity, including those who are wheelchair bound, bedridden, or incontinent. Our top priority is that our residents feel happy, comfortable, secure, and loved. Please contact us to learn more our about services and facility.

Address: Yamburara Bajo, Viclabamba.

Diego Villa
098 688 4411

Recommendation for Monica Crespo, facilitator

I saw a recommendation for Monica on GringoPost for SRI IVA refund assistance and was in need of some help due to my busy schedule and the changes in filing requirements. Monica is a delightful young lady. She explained the new procedures, trained me so I could file on my own if necessary as well as negotiating a fee for her services. After business was complete, we had a very nice conversation about her experiences in the US as a university student in Kentucky.

Monica is professional, competent, knowledgeable young lady full of energy to work with you at your own comfort level. I cannot recommend her highly enough. If you are looking for similar assistance, please call Monica for help with IVA refunds and other services she offers. She really gets the job done.

Thanks Monica for making life so easy.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 280 2955

Recommended by Lynn J:

Recommendation for Karina Urgiles, facilitator

I recently had an issue with an erroneous transfer I made through JEP. As always, Karina was the best choice to help me through the process of having the funds returned. She is so efficient, and relentless, that there is never any doubt of the outcome. She’s also extremely nice and is always a pleasure to deal with.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 099 597 2724

Recommended by James Miles:

Recommendation for Braulio Prado, driver, tour guide, translator, handyman. etc.

I have absolute confidence in recommending Braulio for any type of work, from a driver to help you for your shopping trips to a handyman and much more. He is very thorough and has just completed a large wall unit for my new house. Just give him a photo and he will work with you on it to make sure it’s what you want.
No one seems to like putting on prices of work he does, but just as an example, I gave him a pic of the wall unit I found on Marketplace, Cuenca and he did it less than half price.

He is very proficient, perfect English and just to get it out there, he has a ranch house that he rents out, fully equipped for groups or a couple just wanting to get away for a few days. It is situated in Turi…

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 099 848 1382

Recommended by Jane Hunt: 097 879 7350

Recommendation for Javier Carmona, van transportation

My favorite taxi driver has recently bought a very nice van and can now accommodate up to 7 passengers along with 8 bags of luggage. He can take you anywhere in Ecuador or the Cuenca area.

Javier has been my go-to guy for over 8 years. He has become a good friend as well as a facilitator on almost all things Ecuadorian. He has assisted me through sprained knees, languages barriers, last minute foul-ups with at the airport, etc.

Do yourself a favor and get to know him and his high quality service.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 305 0346

Recommended by Julia Sims: 098 493 5451

Recommendation for Angel Panchez, facilitator/driver/tours

Angel is available to take you to your vaccination appointment and to help you with each step of the process. He is 100% reliable, very knowledgeable, pleasant, helpful, and speaks perfect English. Angel has been assisting me for years, and I feel very fortunate to know him. He also drives to the airports and Consulate, will help you with your errands around town, and does private tours. I highly recommend Angel’s services.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 589 9643

Recommended by Paula Bailey:

Recommendation for Leonardo Loja, gardener

Leo is very knowledgeable and reliable. He will help you with your garden space — any size, large or small — purchasing, planting, maintaining and pest control. Highly recommended.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 096 904 8247

Recommended by Paula Bailey:

Recommendation for USA Valet, shipping

I have been using USA Valet for a year or two to obtain things from the US that I just can’t find here in Cuenca. They are now delivering twice a month, so if you need something quickly that is a real plus. Everything is brought to my apartment in Cuenca.

The website is, telephone is 099 931 8080 or WhatsApp +593- 99 931 8080, and the email is

Address: Cuenca

Recommended by Wanda Warming:

Yummy chunk cookies and brownies

This is one of our sweet box options…

1. 2 brownies + 6 lemon or chunk cookies. $8
2. 4 brownies + 6 lemon or chunk cookies $12
3. 6 brownies + 6 chunk cookies +3 lemon cookies $18

Every day make your order 24 hours before. I live in Juan Jaramillo 8-50 Between Benigno Malo and Luis Cordero

Cheesecake and Crumble: 098 770 7372

Nathaly Vivas chef, we cook your favorite food; weekly service

Hi Everyone, My name is Nathaly Vivas. I am a chef. I offer you my chef services at home.

*Days available for next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday*

~We cook your favorite food at home-

Thinking about you we have new prices for our service, if you have been interested in our service you can contact us again to know our new options. We think you’ll love this.

My services consist of:

I design your menu with American/Asian/Mediterranean/European/Latin American food or what you want to eat. I make your shopping list and, if you prefer, I can do the shopping for you. Guaranteeing your economy.

I can cook for you, all week, meals once a week.

Cook in a special event and so your guests can enjoy a delicious meal.

I make all kinds of food: vegan, vegetarian, I have special knowledge is food for diabetics.

Normal or sugar free desserts.

Every day, I live in Juan Jaramillo 8-50 Between Benigno Malo and Luis Cordero

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372

Meatloaf sandwich + free dessert $6.95 – Chef Narcissa

This week’s special: Meatloaf sandwich with salad or fries + free dessert $6.95

Dessert options include:

– Cheesecake
– Apple Crisp
– Death by Chocolate cake

We also have our regular menu with delicious options: Lamb Burger, Shrimp Po’ Boy, Chicken Banh Mi, Buddha Bowl…

We have 4-portion trays of lasagna:

– Meat Lasagna $16
– Chicken Lasagna $14
– Vegetarian Lasagna $12

*Please order your lasagna at least 3 hours in advance

They all come with delicious homemade garlic bread.

Our Facebook was blocked so we have a new page, find us as Foods Cuenca. Feel free to call or WhatsApp, I’ll be happy to help.

Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 9 PM, Cuenca

Josellys: 099 262 4044

Señorita Tong’s dumplings for delivery

Chinese food, free delivery for orders over $30

50 Dumplings Wraps $5
50 wonton Wraps $6
12 Dumplings vegetable $6
12 Dumplings beef $7
12 Dumplings pork $7
12 Dumplings chicken $7
12 Dumplings shrimps $8
12 Dumplings fish $9
12 Dumplings crabs $10
12 Dumplings lamb $12
1/2 Wonton soup of shrimp $5
Wonton soup of shrimp $8
1/2 Wonton soup of fish $5.50
Wonton soup of fish $9

***we also provide frozen dumplings and wantons for your breakfast or whatever you want.
waiting for your order.

1 、Dumplings Stuffing options: beef /vegetables /chicken/pork/shrimp/fish/crabs/lamb
2 、Wonton stuffing options: shrimp /fish
3 、Ramen spicy $6.50
4 、Condiments: spicy beef sauce/ soy sauce/Sesame oil/mustard/Barbecue powder/Shaoxing

Every day from 9 AM – 7 PM
WhatsApp: 099 101 5553
Instagram: senorita_tong
Facebook: Señorita Tong

Every day from 9 AM – 7 PM, Cuenca

Erika: 099 101 5553

Jerry Joe Holland concert June 11th

Jerry is continually upgrading and refining his Blues Show. Great Blues Music from multiple regions and eras; including Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Freddie King, Willie Dixon, B.B. King, Savoy Brown, John Mayall, Otis Redding, Ann Peebles, plus many more. Come escape in the Blues; @ Yaku, in a safe, comfortable setting with great people, food, and ambience.

Yaku Bistro is located at Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca. Reservations are recommended with safety protocols in place, and Jerry’s last show here was a sellout. Reservations: 098 748 6890. $5 cover on bill.

June 11th, From 8 to 10:30 PM, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez, Cuenca

Pepo: 098 748 6890

Organic products (raw butter, ghee, bee pollen, pure honey,…)

We bring organic products of excellent quality at a good price. You can check the list below:

1 lb raw butter $3
1 lb mozzarella cheese $3.50
1 lb peanuts $2.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50
1 lb semisweet cocoa powder $2.50
400 g. of artisan blackberry syrup from Ibarra $4
500ml Honey $6
1 liter Honey $10
1 liter Honey with design of the bottle $12
0.5lb Bee Pollen $7
1 Ghee 200 g $6.50
1 Ghee 400 g $12.50
1 Ghee 550 g $15.50

Place your order. For purchases over $10: free shipping.

If you need another product that is not on the list, let us know and we will look for it to deliver

7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery

Daniela Carrasco: 098 146 0912 Instagram: Qorighee

Calvo & Co’s June special is here

The June special from Calvo & Co. is here.
Breaded chicken breast and spicy chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, coleslaw, pickles and jam orange pepper. Served on a white French bread accompanied by French fries or house salad.


Remember that you can order it at home, although we look forward to your visit soon.

From Monday to Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM. Fridays and Saturdays until 10 PM., Los Álamos 343 y Arrayan.

Jose: 095 879 3723

Pig & Cow invite you to CosasPre feria

Greetings, We have excellent news for you. We will be at the CosasPre fair for the first time and we hope you can join us. We will be giving samples of our new gourmet sausages; totally top quality meat made with artisanal processes with total health and quality. We will have: Italian, jalapeno, beer and American cheese and the delicious Brazilian sausage, a classic of the gaucho style barbecue.

We are waiting for you with special purchases and gifts, this Saturday at CosasPre fair.
PS: also we have: Coppa ham (gabagool) smoked pastrami and corned beef.

June 5th, 10 AM to 3 PM, Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de toral, Cuenca.

CCesar Quintero Mucarcel: 096 297 2352

Happy birthday to me

Please come to Don Colons Restaurant on Saturday, June 5th from noon to 4 PM to help him celebrate his 76th Birthday. You will receive a free cocktail (Cosmopolitan).

Saturday, June 5 from noon to 4 PM, Mariscal Sucre y Benigno Malo

Colon Campos: 099 827 0703

Seafood products

Hello, I sell fresh and vacuum-packed seafood products. I receive orders until Friday 1 PM and delivery will be at home on Saturday morning. In addition to this I have a super 2X1 promotion that you will love.

Here I leave the list of the products available. The promotion is a pound of salmon and a pound of guaju fish (loin) comes from artisanal fishing $16.

clam case $2.40
seafood mix $3.80
tilapia $4.50
medium shrimp $4.50
large shrimp $5.50
rock sea nada $5
snapper $5
octopus $8.50
salmon $10.50
red tuna $11
craw claw $15 / $20 unidades

Delivery $1.50
And with all biosecurity measures. Happy day.

June 5 from 8 to 10 AM, Cuenca

Sofia Molina: 099 556 5720

Delicious fresh lamb meat

Lamb shoulder and shank (front leg) $20.

Lamb leg (hind leg) $25

Sirloin $8.50 lbs (usually about 1.5 lbs)

Lamb chops $8.50 lbs

Loin chops $8.50 lbs

Stew meat $5 lbs 2lbs packs

Burger meat $6 lbs 2lbs packs

Standing rib roast 7.50lbs

8 AM – 5 PM, Cuenca Ecuador

Alex Duran: 099 378 4886

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