New Loco Living video (YouTube) – fun times with a market lady

Those who shop at the local markets understand how hard some of the people there work.

I told a local market lady I wanted to interview her, but in reality, I wanted to treat her to a full day of beers, food and fun.

Josh Yentin

City: Cuenca

Mujeres Con Exito, back to school fundraising needs

It is time for our mothers to start worrying about sending their kids back to school.

Our dilemma: 22 shelter children living at Casa Mara Amor + 78 shelter children living outside the shelter x $95 = $9,500. This is the amount needed to provide our children with shoes, uniforms, underwear, backpacks and supplies. (Please note: thanks to our mailing list generosity, we have raised $1000 of this goal since last Friday)

How you can help: We are looking for one hundred $95 sponsors to help our kids return to school. If you can afford more, that would be great too.

If you are unable to contribute the entire amount at this time, we are also offering $20 partial sponsorships.

Scholarship payments can be made through PayPal or dropped off at Mujeres Con Exito.

To use our PayPal account— go to PayPal, insert email address mcbsusan at outlook dot com and deposit the amount of your donation.


Grand Opening of Cresly Pizzeria on Remigio

Come to witness and participate in a true Ecuadorean Grand Opening. Pilsner is the sponsor. There will be DJ music, of course. On Remigio Crespo near Miguel Diaz, next to a Tutto Freddo and across the street from La Taverna liquor store.

This Cresly Pizzeria is special to me as the youngest son of my dear adopted family is opening his own restaurant to add to the one his sister owns, and the one his older brother owns.

And what a celebration of family support: all the cousins, aunts and uncles, parents, and grandparents worked tirelessly to create Jimmy’s dream for this modern pizzeria.

The pizzas are fabulous, in my humble opinion, because they are made with a Foccacia base. In addition to pizzas, they serve three kinds of alitas (wings), and Salchi-Papa.
The regular hours are noon – 10 PM, 7 days a week. This event will take place Friday around 4 PM.

Friday, August 13, 2021, from 4 until 10 PM, 0.00, Remigio Crespo, Cuenca.

Julia Rux:

The End of a Colorful Life: “Spiritual Andes” exhibition

You are invited to a special opening and month-long exhibition of world-renowned Contemporary Artist, Charles Reddington.

Four months ago we lost Charles Reddington, one of the finest artists and human beings to step foot in Ecuador. At idiomART we’re honored to showcase his final works in an exhibit called “Spiritual Andes.” It’s in his Ecuadorian home, where Charles dreamed his finest dreams and imaged them on canvas. We welcome you to join us August 13th through September 3rd to celebrate this Andean visionary and his abstract expressionist dreamscapes.

Opening on Friday, August 13, from 4 to 7 PM
Serving snacks with a full Cash Bar during the opening.

The Charles Reddington’s exhibition, “Spiritual Andes” extends through September 3, 2021. Regular idiomART gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Opening on Friday, August 13, from 4 to 7 PM, Free. idiomART is located at Presidente Córdova 1-77, between Manuel Vega and Miguel Angel Estrella, in el Centro, Cuenca.


Free and Fun Language Exchange, postponed 1 week for feriado

The intercambio will be postponed one week because of the feriado.

The following Monday please login at the Zoom link below and join an enthusiastic group of native Spanish and English speakers as we converse in each other’s language in an encouraging and supportive environment.

All levels of ability are welcome, so don’t be shy–even if you don’t speak a word of the language you want to learn, you will be helped by those that do.


Only 5 spaces left, deadline this Wednesday

Are you ready for a quite different kind of “weather?”…and to get to know the beautiful, charming, and hardworking people of Naranjal?

Hogar de Esperanza would like to invite you to join us in a Cultural trip to Naranjal.

Early June, Sandro received a phone call from a foundation in Naranjal, doing great work for people with Cerebral Palsy. They invited us over to see their facilities and talk a little bit of a way to collaborate between the two foundations.

Reality can be so different from one place to another, and this was not the exception. Families struggling to get their sick kids to get a doctor’s appointment, patients needing transportation to come to get free physical therapy session in FDN. So, we want to bring all the help we can get.

All proceeds from this trip will be donated to FDN Ecuador, to purchase food for families in extreme poverty. During our tour of the foundation, you will get the chance to meet the children and to give them personally, the donations.

Some of the highlights of the trip:

• Learn how to make chocolate from a Chocolatier
• Tour of the cacao plantations.
• Farm to Table style lunch both days.
• Interpretation of the extraction of the red crab within the mangrove swamp
• Boat trip through the estuary to observe dolphins, mangroves, and bird watching

*Includes Transportation, lodging, meals, cultural activities, and sightseeing.
Did we mention it is nice and warm in Naranjal. Join us August 13-14. 2 days/1 night.
If you have any questions, please send us an email. 5 seats available, so hurry and book your seat.

Jeenner Angulo: 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for a professional photographer

Looking for a professional photographer to do some work in Quito. call or email for more details. Hablamos Espanol.

Sam: 096 841 1177. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Quito (capital)

Looking for small apartment

Looking for small studio/one-bedroom preferably furnished. No pets. Hopefully close to $200/mth.

Peter Grant:

Looking for 4 bedroom house for long-term rental

Looking for 4 bedroom, unfurnished house for long-term rental in Cuenca, $200 to $400, Must allow pets.

I am looking for a house for a long-term contract that allows a single medium-sized pet and with the possibility of subleasing (with a relevant and legal contract). The budget for the house lease is $400 maximum plus sublease commission (open to proposals). We are a couple with stable jobs without children. Please write to the email or via WhatsApp

Josselyn: 098 745 7874. Call after: 8 AM

Young multifaceted university student looking for a job

My name is Ana. I am a university student and now I am on vacation and I am looking for work.

My previous experiences have been taking care of kittens and taking doggy walks. I did this for 1 year, I am very responsible and I love pets. I am good with kids too.

My level of English is good and I have worked as an assistant, so I have good communication skills. I have worked as a receptionist and waitress.

Please let me know if I can help you either way. I’m a fast learner and I’m very adaptable.

Thank you for the opportunity

Ana: 097 999 8035. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

I heard IVA will be going automatic

I hear that IVA will be going automatic. Does anyone know about this?

Calle Gran Colombia 1347

Anna Rayne Levi

Custom metal work services

Otto Custom Metal Services, provides quality services for several different areas of welding work. From custom steel fences to construction beams, there is no project too small or big for us to handle.


Custom made Doors
Aluminum and glass services
Metal restoration
Custom Metal objects
Custom made Metal pieces
Steel and wrought iron fences
Metal stairs and handrails
Artist design
Steel beams
Custom furniture and structures
And much more



Reupholstery services and furniture repair

We can provide top quality upholstery repairs at competitive prices.
We offer leather upholstery restoration and cleaning service.
We repair damaged springs, scratches, re-padding cushions, parts as well as repair broken stitching. We have a lot of experience in handling restorations, we make sure that your furniture doesn’t lose any of its character.

Foam cut to size
Sofa Reupholstery
Custom made furniture
Replacement springs
Replacement foam
Restoration of all types of leather, leather scratches, tears, burns, recolouring


Juan Carlos

Use it or lose it (speak Spanish or forget it)

Okay, you already know all of the Bilinguo app verbal conjugations plus some ice-breaking sentences to start a conversation at the bulk shop.

However, how many hours a week do you spend talking to a real person?
Go from your online grammar learning to real Spanish language practice by attending my 5 full practice sessions for two weeks and put what you have learned to use.

Book a free prior 15 minutes session to determinate your level and any language specific requirements you might have.

Use it or lose it. We would say in Spanish “¡úsalo o piérdelo!”

San Sebastian


When time is of the essence VIPMedAlert makes the critical difference

Heart disease and stroke are among the five leading causes of death in North America. When they occur, time and quality of first response is of the essence and makes a critical difference in outcome. It can literally save your life.

The MedAlert service was created especially because the all-important First Response system in Ecuador is a far cry from what we are used to in North America.

MedAlert does not connect you with a well-meaning friend or neighbor but with a seasoned First Response team and ambulance service that are a significant cut above what you realistically might get here in Cuenca, which can sometimes be hit and miss.


Economical–storage space

I have several storage spaces available here in my home– space that is not being used which I offer for your use. The large space–a medium sized bedroom–$50 a month– medium sized–$25 a month– and there are two–references are available–available now–monthly is OK–prefer long term.

Primero de mayo and Avenida las Americas area– same street as Escuela Porvenir

Barbie Simmons

Pedir de Boca closes

It is with sadness that we say good-bye to those amazing Thai Noodle Bowls at Pedir de Boca on Begnino Malo. We wish Felipe all the best in his new direction, however that goes.

I write this to encourage you all to support your favorite restaurants, suppliers, and non-profit organizations to the best of your abilities to prevent closures in this challenging economy.

Begnino Malo y Juan Jaramillo, Cuenca

Carolyn V Hamilton

Ecuador trips from Cuenca, August calendar

We have created a Calendar of interesting explore, discover and learn Trips.

Hope you can join us and, if you would like, we can also create amazing experiences for family and friends.

August Calendar 2021

Museums of Cuenca
We will be able to visit these incredible spaces within our City and learn about how they were created…and the importance of the conservation of our heritage..

Monday to Sunday the schedule is from 10 AM to 1 PM approximately with optional lunch at a different charming restaurant


Private tour guide

Are you tired of the same routine and want to give yourself the fun time you deserve with a wonderful private attention?

We will create a customized itinerary to your liking that suits your personal interests and needs. (We have anti-covid protocols)

We have the best options for you with incredible prices. No matter if you want to stay in the city or if you want to discover the magical places outside of Cuenca, we can help you with both adventures and give you a unique experience.

Our English-speaking guides and private drivers will take you to all the beautiful places whenever you want without the troubles of being with a large group of people, saving you money and time (and staying away from covid)

We can take you to many places like: El Centro (museums, typical food, handicraft workshops, and more), The churches tour, Ingapirca Inca ruins, El Cajas National Park, Gualaceo, Chordeleg, Girón waterfalls, ZigZig, Turi, Amaru Zoo, and so many others.

If you are interested, contact us to let you know all the details and options we have for you.


Sabrina Candela
093 906 2758
WhatsApp: +593 93 906 2758

Survival Spanish lessons, learn in 3 months.

Get a free first lesson and downloadable content to practice.

We have exactly what you need, the best online lessons at the best prices.

Get a Survival Spanish course, learn local customs, local language (yes, not all Spanish is created equal) and how to survive in Cuenca.

Learn with an experienced native teacher, at your own pace and at your own unique level, no big groups, one on one tutoring.

Everything from conversation practice using real life scenarios to advanced grammar and grammatical rules.

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

Contact me at:


096 410 9374

Sign up today for a free first lesson

Personalized Spanish classes at your home.
Do you learn fast? Do you learn slow? Group classes don’t work for you?
Learn with a professional tutor in your own space, and at your own pace.
Don’t waste your time, invest it

Contact me at:

*Follow us on social media*

FB: @thespanishprojectcuenca

You can also visit my teacher profiles:


Expired: Save $25 on relaxing facial-massage combo

Book your total relaxation session with RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra. Includes:

– Anti-aging facial with radiofrequency
– Relaxing 90-minute massage

Normally $85. Now through August 14 just $60 in our charming spa.

Visit and like our Facebook page at

Then check all our videos, great reviews, informational posts, photos and full menu of services in the photos section including a relaxing massage, deep tissue massage, facials, permanent eyelash curling, micro-needling, antiaging, waxing, lymphatic drainage and more.

You get a safe, professional experience with each visit to our lovely spa inside Mercy´s Alta Salon. Alejandra worked in a top Guayaquil spa for many years. And she uses biosafe protocols including a mask and facial protector and disinfects her spa after each client visit. We speak English.

Gift cards are available. Discounts available for packages of multiple sessions. Just a short walk from el Centro. We accept cash, debit and credit cards (+ processing charge for cards). Special offers are available only if performed at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra´s location. Not accepting new in-home clients.

Mercy¨s Alta Peluquería in the Kawsay Building at Ave. Paucarbamba 361, Cuenca

Messages please. WhatsApp +593 99 101 5477

Orange Micro Terror guitar amplifier 4 sale

Barely used, like-new Orange Micro Terror guitar amp. Great Orange ‘tube’ sound. Versatile: you can plug this into a speaker cab (20w RMS), or directly into another amp. Incudes power supply and cords. $120


City: Cuenca

Takamine acoustic-electric guitar for sale

Beautiful ac-elec Takamine brand-new (still in box). Thin, super-fast neck. Solid spruce top. Mahogany neck and body. Good quality electronics. New, $420.

Email me for photos.

Jerry: .

City: Cuenca

JDs Muebles open for holiday with big discounts on many items

Hola Folks,

Come visit our nearly 5000 square foot showroom and see all the great new additions we have at JD’s Muebles.

New items that just arrived including the nicest loveseat and oversized chair we’ve ever made.
Two great 6 burners stainless stoves with all the bells and whistles. Luxurious upholstered head board, queen-size beds on sale at great savings as well as brand-new Chaide and Simmons Beautyrest mattresses.

The ideal dining set of eight chairs includes extension so perfect for any situation.
Four sectional sofa options for any size room. All new or like-new including one that converts to a bed.


LG chrome washer 18 kg

Lg chrome washer 18 kg. Close to 1-year old. In new condition. $415.

Jenny: .

City: Cuenca

Imperial queen-size mattress for sale

Selling a queen-size (2 plazas y media) Chaide, Chaide Imperial #27 mattress. 6-months old. In new condition. 10/10. $130. Feel free to text or call for info and pics.

Sebastian: 098 415 0782.

City: Cuenca

The Hop Factory: beer and coffee delivery

Come to The Hop Factory this Thursday and Friday from 1:30 to 7:30 PM, for some great craft beer. We do home deliveries on Thursday from 8 AM to noon.

We are on east side of Cuenca, Calle del Himno y Bandera Nacional. We have darts and chess boards available to play, as well as outdoor seating.

Our available beers are: Bourbon Barrel (11.5%) $4, IPA (6%) $3, Stout (6%) $3, American Amber Ale (6%) $3, Pale Ale (5.5%) $3, Jamaica Shandy (4.5%) $3. We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.


Indurama refrigerator frost-free, white

Indurama frost-free refrigerator $250 (white) clean and in great condition. Perfect apartment size 61″ height, 24″ width, 24″ deep.
Ask for photos though email

City: Cuenca

Lisa Mauk

Nike running shoes

I have a pair of brand-new Nike running shoes for sale, size 10.
Paid $75. Willing to negotiate or trade with some electronic.

Email or WhatsApp for pictures

Jonnathan: 098 319 7586.

City: Cuenca

20% off, flash sale site-wide, Ecuador USA Roses and The Rose Guy

Enter the code, “roseguyday”, for 20% off site-wide.

Ecuador USA Roses and Hugh Prather “The Rose Guy” are #1 in customer satisfaction and delivery of the “world’s most beautiful roses and flowers”, farm direct to loved ones in the US. Below is just one example why.

We received a message this morning from our wonderful friend of Ecuador USA Roses, Kristen, C., of Cuenca regarding an order from our farm beneath the Cotopaxi Volcano to her friend in Santa Monica, Ca., delivered yesterday.

“It was a long day and I finally got home to your fabulous box of Ecuador roses. My first thought as I made efforts to open the expert packaging was that This is probably the most special birthday gesture I have ever received, with the exception of your unforgettable gifts to me on my 50th. You are truly a gem, Kristen! I am so grateful that my path crossed with your path way back when, and you’ve been an inspiration to me ever since.

Thank you, Kristen

Hugh Prather:

City: Cuenca

You don’t have to travel to Portugal to enjoy our wines

You don’t have to travel to Portugal to experience the best wines of the wonderful country. Hit Attractions Trading is delivering its exquisite Portuguese and Spanish wines to your door. Order a minimum of 6 mixed bottles for free delivery in Cuenca. Call us for prices and descriptions. We have 23 different Portuguese wines and 4 Spanish wines. Carried by the finest restaurants in Cuenca.

Each bottle is sanitized before we send by our moto deliverer who is following strict delivery protocol.

Paypal accepted at or cash upon delivery. Less then 6 bottles ordered, $2.50 delivery fee.

Email us at or call Hugh, English, WhatsApp +1 704 575 5958. or Rosalba for Spanish, 098 484 2999


All prices lowered! bike, furniture and plants, suitcase and clothes

All furniture purchases comes with a free small plant as gift.

– Mountain bike ($100) now $85
– Large dry-erase white board ($20)
– Large suitcase ($35)
– Wool Miu Miu trench coat ($75) now $50
– Size 7 leather shoes ($15)

– Maplewood Stained Console table ($70) + Mirror ($50) Set (Could be purchased separately or together) now $38 and $55
– Large dark brown wood cabinet with wheels and wine storage ($120) now $95
– Long wooden dinning table ($150) comes with free gorgeous Alpaca tablecloth


Recommendation for Mustafa Aladawi, Pro IT-Tech / computer services

Mustafa is a godsend, I am writing and editing a book and was in the middle of my project and in danger of losing my day’s work. Nothing I tried worked. Mustafa has helped me with all kinds of computer issues that virtually few people can fix. He is very fast and efficient and manages the impossible.

He talked me through the process, patiently and unhurried and made sure that everything was working again after he made it possible for me to login again to my computer. A miracle. I have nothing but great things to say about Mustafa and his skills are priceless.

I highly recommend Mustafa for all your computers, internet and TV needs. My experience with him was wonderful!

Address: Cuenca – Don Bosco

Contact information: 099 408 7897

Recommended by James Maverick:

Recommendation for Leonardo, The Tech Guy, half off Puntonet for seniors

You may have seen an ad for a reduced rate for seniors on their existing Puntonet plan. I’m another happy customer. We got half off of the price for our service.

It was extraordinarily easy. With minimal information, Leonardo got our rate lowered with no muss, no fuss. We like to support local charities, and so this was an easy way to increase our contributions. If you’re on a tight budget, it will ease your pain. Regardless, if you’ve got Puntonet now, contact Leonardo.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 352 2685

Recommended by Monte Montana:

Delivery: real sourdough, southern biscuits, bagels and more

Hi, Sunday Brunch Cuenca family.

New product alert:
Homemade Southern Biscuit Mix, 2 lbs. for $10

You can make biscuits yourself whenever you need. Just add milk.
You can also use as a topping for casseroles, cobblers, and more.
Keep in the freezer and just take out what you need.

We now also have ravioli.
Our 3-cheese ravioli comes frozen in a pack of 32 for $10. The pasta is homemade. Take out however many you need, boil, and then toss in your own sauce of choice. We recommend 8 per person. So delicious. You can’t beat homemade pasta. We’ve been eating them ourselves with slices of our sourdough.

Video of the process on our Facebook page at Sunday Brunch Cuenca


Tienda Nectar will be open during the holiday

Come on in, we will be open all week. we just received a restock of zinc and our latest product addiction is gluten free and grain free mixes as well as a fresh batch of Franko Organico coffee and fudge bars. Remember we are now near Coral on Mariscal sucre.

Mon thru Fri, 10 AM – 5 PM, Sat 8 – 11 AM. We’re open during lunch.

Mariscal Sucre 1-127 y Manuel Vega


To be or not to be.

Would you like to obtain a profound understanding of the Spanish language?

Language is the best tool to connect with culture, people, philosophy and history.

Study Spanish at your own pace, and in your own space. Custom made lessons.

I hope to meet you soon.

A bit about me here:

Agosto, Cuenca

Carolina: 096 410 9374

Cesares is cooking again on Thursdays

After a long pause we are very excited to say, that we are very excited… to cook again!
All under a new space making sure of your and our safety.

The new location in Calle Larga has two large spaces and we will only take reservations for the same group of friends in the same spot. That means that in the upstairs or downstairs section, there will be a minimum of 4 or a maximum of 8 people of the same group. The new location is beautiful and spaceous.
Here is the menu for this Thursday:

Portobello mushrooms stuffed with mozzarella salad with apple vinaigrette.

Argentinian chimichurri beef tenderloin with rustic potatoes.

Strawberry crema pasticera cake.

Bottle of wine $15
Wine glass $4.50
Craft beer 500ml $5
Club or Pilsener $3.50
House cocktails $3.50

Sittings available at noon, 5 and 7 PM.
Reservations only.
Make your reservations by Tuesday and get 10% off.

We will wait for you.

August 12th, at noon, 5 and 7 PM, Calle Larga 8-63

Cesar Mejia: 096 272 0330

Chifa ZhangHua

Category… Food & Entertainments

Exquisite traditional Chinese food.

Flavor styles: Madrid and New York. Home Service.

Hours of attention: Monday to Sunday, From11 AM to 10 PM.

Address: Simón Bolívar 3-69 y Vargas Machuca
Tel: 098 751 3786 / 099 996 3339

11 AM – 10 PM, Simón Bolívar 3-69 y Vargas Machuca, Cuenca


Butter, fresh blueberries, free range organic egg…

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

1 egg $0.30
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

Place your order. For purchases over $15: free shipping.

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


Visit us:

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WhatsApp (only WhatsApp):
098 146 0912


7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery / pick up

Daniela Carrasco: Instagram Qorighee

Mr. Sheep, lamb meat

The best lamb meat in Cuenca.

We have for immediate availability:

– Arm chops
– Loin chops
– Neck chops
– Ground beef

Anny: 096 270 4783.

City: Cuenca

Chef Rosemary, delivery food and catering service

Special dishes this week:

* Shrimp, fish, chicken, veggie or beef fajitas accompanied with taco salad, 2 portion $8.

* Taco bean soup with chicken or beef, 1-2 portions $4.

Appetizers or finger food to keep frozen and reheat:

– Pizza rolls, Q: 18. Price $10. Veggie or with ham or pepperoni.
– Finger mozzarella (fried or baked) Q: 20. Price $6.
– Mini Venezuelan empanadas (made with corn flour) (veggie, beef or cheese) Q: 20. Price $8.
– Beef, chicken or Veggie balls. Q: 25. Price: $10.
– Mini potatoes cake with cheese, beef or veggie. Q: 20. Price: $6.
– Mini wanton filled with veggies, beef or chicken. Quantity: 25. Price: $10.
* Venezuelan Tequeños made with sweet corn filled with mozzarella cheese (similar to mozzarella fingers) Q. 15, baked or fried $8.
– Mini pastries filled with fruits, chicken, beef or veggies. Q: 20. Price: $10.