Thieves stole my bike the day my dog died

Thieves stole my Trek bicycle on the same day my dog died. I am offering an award for its return as it was also my beloved deceased husband’s bike and has personal memories for me — no questions asked. If you have any information, please email me.

Donna Stiteler: .

City: Cuenca

Lost keys

Possibly left in Taxi. Gran Colombia Ordonez Lasso area. If found please call 093 988 4307. Reward.

Maria: 093 988 4307. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Pfizer vaccine

I leave for US next week. Where can I get first shot of Pfizer vaccine here in Cuenca? Thanks in advance. Please no anti-vaxxers. I’ve heard it all from my friend, Roger who passed 3 weeks ago from Covid.

George F. Puglia

Travel to us and back

I am building a house outside of Mompiche in northwest Ecuador. I am looking for contacts that regularly travel to us and back at least once a year.

If they have room for an extra suitcase, I can furnish and pay the extra $40 and will need to go by bus to Atacamas. I can also FedEx the suitcase to you in the US.

Thank you,

Richard Walker

Loving cat needs new home

This affectionate female cat needs a new home, as her owner is leaving the country (she’s not mine, so no judgment), She’s about a year old and fully vaccinated and sterilized.

Margery Dolan Keenan: .

City: Cuenca

Raffle tickets made easy for Rescate Cuenca

Hi everyone, I am still assisting in the Rescate Raffle with 60 great items as listed in the photo. If you haven’t made your donation yet to help with the over population of animals in Cuenca, email me for how many you want; and you can paypal me. I will fill out your stubs and deliver your tickets to you. How easy can it get to give to such a great cause.

We must all help with the great effort to eliminate strays dogs and limit the breeding of more. $2 per ticket


Kimberly Curls: .

City: Cuenca

Dreams in a pandemic. An art exhibit

La Guarida is proud to celebrate:

Eduardo Segovia’s
83rd Birthday
with a brand new art exhibit titled

Dreams in a pandemic
sculptures and paintings
by Master Ceramicist
Eduardo Segovia
El Tiesto Gallery

Saturday, July 24th from 3 to 9 PM
Free entrance

Eduardo Segovia is one of the most beloved artists in Cuenca. This Saturday, the great ceramicist will turn 83-years old and to celebrate another year in his illustrious career, La Guarida has prepared a brand new art exhibit with all of his latest works. During this health crisis Segovia never stopped working, in fact, his work speaks volumes about his dedication, passion and endless imagination.

Don’t miss this incredible exhibit and stop by to meet Maestro. We are honored to be able to create this special afternoon/evening with friends and family. The incredible Mariangel Mundarray will be joined by the pianist Natalie Rojas in a music celebration as well.

Join us.

June 24th, from 3 to 9 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071

Emergency! The Compassion Concert on July 22 is canceled.

The event, due to emergencies, has been postponed till August. We regret the postponing of the concert for the street people, but it will be presented in 3 or 4 weeks.

For info call Peter: 098 091 6648

If you purchased tickets at Surdido, please return your ticket for a refund. Or save it till the next event.

Thank you.

Mini Ferias and a Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs

Every Friday morning, there is a Mini Feria at the Sunrise Café. There you will find bread, cheese, baked goods and more. From 10 AM until 1 PM (Kelbert often arrives at 9:30 AM)

The vendors will be at least the following:

*Artesana Family Bakery (Kelbert’s artisanal bread)
*Hacienda Chan Chan (Julie – awesome cheeses.)
*Adicciones Saludables (Hernán Patino-Healthy food.)
*Sweet and Light (Ximena – sugar free, high protein pastries)
And more.

Also, on the first Saturday of every month, there is a Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs from 10 AM until 3 PM at the CosasPrep store on Simón Bolivar.

The Next Gran Feria at CosasPrep will be on Saturday August 7. Stay tuned for the (large) list of vendors.

Mini Feria: Friday July 23. Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs: Saturday, August 7, Free, Sunrise Cafe: Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo. Gran Feria at CosasPrep: Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca., Cuenca.

Kent Mills:

I know what you’re thinking

You’re thinking about coming to Common Grounds on July 22 before 6:30 to get a good seat for the show and great food.

Debut…Direct from the United States. Wes, The Mentalist. Donations for Hogar de Esperanza.

Sleight of mind, not sleight of hand. Skeptics welcome. Enjoy an hour or so of mystery and fun.

ESP, Mind-reading, predictions, and more.

Thought projection to all audience members to open the show. 5 people’s minds revealed. Skeptic renounces beliefs. Who done It? 4 people…the murderer is revealed. Funny papers…local newspapers contain secrets. Hypnotized audience member. Loving couple’s secrets revealed (if they don’t mind).

July 22, 6:30 show…early seating available, free, Common Grounds, Cuenca.

Wes Elliott:

Looking for parking, for rent

Looking for parking, for rent, in Cuenca, $20-$40, .

Hello, I am looking for a parking space to rent. It should be around or near Banco Austro Gran Colombia. I need from Monday to Friday 8 AM to 7 PM.


Fresh-step cat litter

Supermaxi does not seem to carry this cat litter anymore.

Anyone know where I might find it?


Joyce Taylor Bungay: .

City: Cuenca

Trying to contact Vania Medeiros, the pet groomer

There have been previous ads and recommendations for Vania Medeiros, the pet groomer. I sent her a WhatsApp but it is not being delivered. What research I have done seems to indicate that she is no longer in Cuenca.

If she is still in Cuenca, do you have current contact information for her?

If she is no longer Cuenca, do you have a groomer who does scissor cuts (not shaving!), that you could recommend?

Harry Needs A Haircut

City: Cuenca

Parchment paper sheets

I am looking to buy a several dozen sheets of commercial bakery parchment paper.

Thank you.

Robert Bradley:

City: Cuenca

Haircuts and hair coloring in your home – men and women

I will come to your home with mask, alcohol and cut your hair for $10. For two persons at the same location, $15. No charge for travel within the central historical district. If you live in a location where I will need to take a taxi, then there will be an extra, minimal charge for round-trip taxi.

Request an appointment today via text message to WhatsApp or by email. WhatsApp 098 890 7549, or email to

Cuenca – in your home

098 890 7549

Cardboard boxes for moving – for sale

I still have a number of cardboard boxes for moving available for sale, various sizes. The medium ones run about 18″ x 14″ x 10″ high, various sizes. The larger ones run about 20″ x 18″ x 16″ but sizes vary. Let me know how many you need. I have a lot. See the photos for an idea of the boxes. Medium boxes are $1 each, larger ones are $1.50 each, and extra-large ones $2 each. Please contact me by text via WhatsApp or email. Do not call as I often cannot answer the phone.

Paulina: 098 890 7549.

City: Cuenca

New products have arrived at Luvimar Gourmet Market

Hello everybody, I hope you’re enjoying life to the fullest. I’m excited to announce a few new products that I now have at Luvimar.


New line of Swiss type gourmet cheeses, with the twist that they are being made with Jersey cow milk, instead of the Holstein which is the most common kind in Ecuador.
They also use sea salt that has no fluoride, and they are naturally aged with no type of accelerating methods.
-Dorado de Montaña: Flavor-wise, hints of walnut and slightly spicy. 6 months $12.40 x lb, extra aged with 17 months $18.99 x lb.
-Pardo de Montaña: Refined with Port Wine, slightly sweet with fruity aroma. 6 months $12.70 x lb.
-Mutschli: Soft and creamy cheese with a sharp aftertaste. 5 weeks $10.50 x lb.


Monica Gonzaga facilitator services

Stay informed, stay positive

First: Vaccines are now available for all ages, of course, Cuenca tries to follow the calendar but we know that in many places they do not follow this protocol.
Dispensaries such as Colegio Cesar Davila in the Alvarez Ciudadela is one vaccine location.

In the Colegio Corazones they are vaccinating with Pfizer. Pay attention to all this. If you have not yet been vaccinated we can help you.

We can also help you to put the record that you have already been vaccinated, once the web page appears where you can print the vaccination cards, we can also help you with that. Remember this website goes very slow and takes forever but eventually will work to get your vaccinate card, but only for who get vaccinated here in Ecuador,

I will be an informer when it is ready for all who have been vaccinated outside of the country.


A Giant thanks to Kolo and all for the Patan Animal Rescue fundraiser

A super big thanks to Frank and Kolo for hosting Patan Animal Rescue fundraiser. And thank you to all our supporters, Kolo staff and volunteers, patrons and donors who helped make it a great success! Too many to name here personally but we so appreciate all your help and support. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Kolo restaurant, Luis Cordero

Pamela Goodwin
096 991 8506

Facilitator and transportation

Dear Expat Community,

My name is Orlando Sigüenza. I have been working with the expat community for over nine years. My services include:

– Transfer to any airport at any time
– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns
– Day trips around Cuenca and out of Cuenca
– 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
– I can deliver anything to your house.
– I move your stuff local and statewide.
– Apartment and homes find. Please contact me for a quote 24/7.

I have a good recommendation on GringoPost.

Ave Ricardo Duran

Orlando Siguenza
098 585 4587

Cuenca Express, Dallas; address correction

I made a mistake in the last email when I said you could send packages to the new office with just your name on it. As it turns out, the packages have to have my last name. Please use the following format:

Your Last Name + Feuerbacher
5717 Legacy Drive
Suite 250
Plano, TX 75024

214 676 2275

I will be returning to Cuenca on August 14 so the last day for arrival in Dallas is August 11.

Thanks, Steve


Steve Feuerbacher
214 676 2275 WhatsApp 095 927 9375

Spanish- English online lessons

Hello! I’m Michelle Corres.
I am a Spanish and English teacher.
I am from Ecuador, but I’ve been living in the States for three years.
I understand the challenges of learning a new language and a new culture in a different country. And I would like to help you to reach your potential and learn a new language at your own pace.
My lessons are through zoom or Skype.
The first lesson is free! In that lesson you can know me and my methods, and I can know your specific needs and create a study plan that suits you the best.
I will be more than happy to help you, no matter which level you are, to learn Spanish or English using the methods that work better for you.
Any other questions?
Feel free to write me and I will answer you as soon as possible.
See you soon,


Michelle Corres

Handmade notebooks

Hi everyone, it’s me again. I’m back with some cute models. I’m ready to do more cute / practical notebooks for you, you can text me through WhatsApp or Telegram and I will send you pictures of all my designs.

My notebooks are made with love and dedication. I bind every notebook with 100, 150 or 200 sheets, you can choose between 75g or 120g sheets, print with lines, points or just white.

Size A5 (5.8 x 8.3 inches)
A5 – 100 sheets: $10
A5 – 150 sheets: $13
A5 – 200 sheets: $17


Two Ragatzi heaters for sale

Great bargain on excellent heaters. I have two Ragatzi heaters for sale. Both are in excellent condition and work perfectly. No tank is included. Each is $60 or both for $100. Don’t shiver with cold – these great heaters will keep you toasty. Call or email for more information and photos.

Sandra Kraft: 097 907 0470.

City: Cuenca

Whirlpool gas dryer

Whirlpool gas dryer American style for sale. $300. Feel free to text or call for info and pics.

Marcel: 097 975 1740.

City: Cuenca

Gramm Bulkshop / hemp seeds

Dear friends, we have hemp seeds in our store, here are some of its benefits:

Hemp seeds strengthen the immune system and provide health and vitality, it has proteins that are so easily digestible and such a perfect ratio between essential oils.

Hemp seeds contain more essential fatty acids than the seeds of any other plant. These acids are responsible for our immune response (the way the body responds to bacteria, viruses or harmful and dangerous substances) and influence our growth, vitality and mood.
Provides abundant protein, omega-3 and minerals.


Recommendation for Adrián Puli Gustavo, taxi, local, tours, other services

Recommendation for Adrian Gustavo
For local driving, shopping, tours, personal service.
Setting up appointments for me, driving to medical appointments. Adrián has fixed my hot water heater, installed railings and fixtures for hanging paintings, helped with posting on Instagram and helping with electronics.
Phone: 593 98 317 4172 E:
Adrián wrote: Are you looking for an experienced, trusted person you can rely on? I can help you with:’
English/Spanish translation
vehicle registration and inspection
internet and telephone contracts
errands, shopping and more
I can provide personal references from satisfied clients
* Reasonably priced.
Contact me to discuss your needs and to inquire about my services.

Address: Cuenca

Recommended by Suzanne Cerny: 093 922 4268

La Mia Goat Cheese at Cuenca Consignments

We will be back at Cuenca Consignments Thursday and Friday from 11-2 Please stop by and sample our aged cheeses as well as the creamy ones. We also have Zucchini Bread and Banana Bread as well as crisp whole dill pickles. Don’t forget our artisanal licores also. Bailys Style, Tia Maria Style and Kahlua Style. We have Greek Style Goats Yogurt and Crisp Dill Pickles. The new line of Grammy Pammys Salad Dressings will be with us.

Thursday and Friday July 22 and 23, Isabela and 12 de Abril

Craig Carothers: 099 128 0415

New products and two day sale at Cuenca Salmon

We are very pleased to carry these new products

* Pei’s Dumplings
* Polish Ham ( Similar to Boars Head )
* Jalapeños

Thursday And Friday only

* 20% discount on 320 Gram NY Cut Aged Beef from Uruguay
* 20% discount on Fresh Mozzarella

Our Tienda is located at Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Pauta right across the street from the La Cuadra Tranvia Station

Can’t come to the Tienda – Our website is open 24 hours a day

Thursday 7/22, Mariscal Lamar 22-40 y Luis Paute

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

7 Bakery Coffee, delivery

Home delivery service from 7 AM to 7 PM with 24 hours in advance. Deliveries from Monday to Sunday. Only WhatsApp text: 096 772 7777

Filled donuts
Boston Cream $1
Choco-Nutella $1
Choco- Passion fruit $1
Choco-Dulce de Leche $1
Vanilla Strawberry $1
Choco-Strawberry $1
Vanilla Blackberry $1
Creme Brulee $1
Lemon Pie Donut $1
Tres Leches Donut $1
Promotion 6 filled Donuts x $5


Gran Roca has the freshest, healthiest, most delicious vegetables

Gran Roca has the freshest, highest quality, most delicious foods you can buy. You can see and taste the difference. We offer a large selection of sustainably grown fruits, vegetables and herbs, milk products, eggs, chicken, beef and pork, all grown in enriched soil or raised on pasture on our permaculture farm in the Yunguilla Valley about an hour southwest of Cuenca.

This week we’ll spotlight some of our super-healthy, unique and delicious vegetables we grow sustainably on raised beds on our farm. Some of the beds will be harvested this week. Others may be a few weeks away. Once a bed is fully harvested, it will be refurbished and enriched with compost and then planted with a different rotated variety (which many farms that pretend to be organic don’t do) which protects the health of both the plant and the soil.


Organic products / butter / honey / cacao powder / fresh blueberries

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

1 lb Fresh Blueberries $6
1 lb 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50
1 lb 100% organic cacao $6
1 lb organic raw butter $3
1 lb mozzarella cheese $3.50
1 lb peanuts $2.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50
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


Delicious tiramisu

Hello everybody, I offer to you delicious tiramisu.

4 portions for $8.

For other sizes please tell me one day in advance.
Delivery is free all Saturdays and Sundays.
Send message by WhatsApp .
Thank you for choosing us.

All days, Euclides y del Cebollar

Eulalia: 099 253 7133

Double D’s menu for the week of July 26

Our Tex-Mex is always popular so we’ve come up with two new dishes. The casserole is Mexican rice mixed with zesty ground beef, beans, corn, and bell pepper finished with a cheesy sauce and broiled until golden brown. The soup should not be confused with the heavy version that usually comes to mind. A vegetable broth seasoned with Mexican spices is loaded with vegetables and tender black beans. A new dessert bar and a traditional cookie are the sweets to tempt you.

Cheesy Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole: $25 (6-8 servings), $19 (4-5 servings)
Zesty Black Bean Soup: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Pineapple Crumble Bars: $3 each
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: $5/half-dozen

Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, July 27. 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, July 29 or 30 between 10 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, soups, and salads 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 10 AM – 2 PM, Agustín Cueva 3-56 y Honorato Loyola, #201 (1.5 blocks from Clínica Santa Inés)

Double Ds Delights: 096 802 2545 (Spanish & English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca