FLCCC Preventive Protocol and the Delta/Lambda/Iota variants

To those expats following the protocol, I’m sure you noticed the increase of ivermectin to twice weekly and the addition of gargles/nasal lavage. This is what I found in buying the latter:

Cetylpyridinium chloride, cloruro de cetilpiridinio (CPC): While many of the US brand mouthwashes sold at Coral, such as Oral B Complete has CPC, I opted to get the local brand Gingivit because it states the concentration of CPC.

Betadine: This is povidone-iodine (PI) sold as Povidyn 10% here. Gargle according to bottle directions. To make a nasal lavage, I also bought:


Mujeres Con Exito is almost half-way to our back-to-school goal

We are almost half of the way to our goal. Only $4,800 to go. Can you help us?

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 and you wonderful people on GringoPost and Facebook, we have raised $4700 of this goal since last Friday)

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


Real stories from the Hogar – a child holds on tight

His arm was so tiny. He wrapped it around my arm. Holding on tight. He would draw his face muscles tight, like he wanted to cry but there were no tears. We sat together and watched Peppa Pig. His mother was gone with the police and our team from the foundation to get her things out of her apartment.

The police said it was one of the worst living conditions they witnessed. She had been looking for help for some time until someone told her that we were the place to come to. At only one and half, this little boy carried the pain of watching his mother, him and his two-month-old brother suffer horrific abuse. But now they are safe. None of them have documents, so we will help her get them. Working with the police, we will also file protective orders for her and work with other foundations to get her stabilized and in safe living conditions.


Free Language Exchange by YEES

A fun and relaxing environment to use your Spanish and English. Come and join us at Selina’s terrace (Calle Larga 7-93) every Saturday for a chance to practice with native English and Spanish speakers and meet new friends. This Exchange is basically a casual conversation where we switch languages every 30 minutes. This event is free, however, due to the pandemic, don’t forget to follow these directions:

– If the receptionist ask what do you want, tell him/her that you’re a member of #YEES and there’s a language exchange at the terrace that you’re attending.
– Even though Selina’s terrace is an open space and they have all the biosecurity measures, the pandemic isn’t over yet so don’t forget to keep social distance.
– The conversation will be spontaneous as usual. The only rule is switching languages every 30 minutes. You decide which language goes first.

August 14th, from 2 to 4 PM, Free event, Calle Larga 7-93, Cuenca.

Jorge Isaac Pena: jorge.isaac.pf@gmail.com

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)
* Vibeke Store: Panaderia La Danesa (Vibeke – Specialty bread and baked goods unavailable elsewhere)
* 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 September 4. Stay tuned for the (large) list of vendors.

Mini Feria: Friday August 13. Gran Feria of Entrepreneurs: Saturday, September 4, Free, Mini Feria: Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo: Gran Feria at CosasPrep: Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Tora, Cuenca.

Kent Mills: kentmills@protonmail.com

Art studio

I am organizing an art studio to take place twice a week from 10 AM – 2 PM, on Wednesday’s and Fridays. I am a home economist who has taught at both the high school and college levels. Maybe you would like to learn to use the sewing machine, create a pattern of your favorite pants, decoupage a hat box, create decorative pillows, make curtains for your house, etc. Classes will be limited to 3 persons and will be $5 per session. If you have interest or questions, you can contact me via Dkdeanster@gmail.com. My goal would be to start classes in September.

Wednesday’s and Fridays from 10 AM – 2 PM, $5 per session, Grand Columbia y Eduardo Munoz. Edificio Alcala, Cuenca.

Dean Keyes

OBG Dance

Our next dance is Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at Common Grounds
Happy Hour is from 5 – 7 PM with Great Food All Evening
Drink Specials and Music from 7 – 10 PM.

Location: Eduardo Crespo Malo y Grand Columbia
Venue: Seating re-designed to accommodate our dancers

Parking: Free parking information: Behind Common Grounds on Jose Asutillo

Bus service: Bus service to Common Grounds location: #13, #14, #19, #3 & #50

Donation: $5 per person. Exact change is helpful.

Bar service: Full service bar at reasonable prices.

Dancing: All styles are welcome to the music provided.


Heated swimming pool specialist needed

Looking for a person who can build a heated pool in Yunguilla.

Much appreciated,

Carolyn Sommers: csommers48@yahoo.com 099 140 4327. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Yunguilla

English teachers required

A well established and reputed English School is seeking experienced, highly motivated and dynamic English teachers for all levels. Interested and qualified candidates, please forward your resume to,

Oxford Languages: oxfordcuenca@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a professional videographer

We are looking for a photographer/videographer to do some work for us in advertising. Contact me through WhatsApp for more details.

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

City: Quito (capital)

Looking for 3 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 3 bedroom, furnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, up to $600, Must allow pets.

Looking for a furnished, 2+ bedroom apartment or house in a safe neighborhood. Must allow pets.

Martin P Doherty: mrtndoherty@yahoo.com

Old phones needed

Looking for donations of any cell phones less than 3 years old for use in environmental projects.

Adam Gebb: adamgebb@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Alternative medicine

Does anyone know a holistic doctor in Cuenca?
Thanks for your help.


Maria-Luise Schrempf: +593 93 916 2862. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Housekeeping/cleaning, etc.

Housekeeping/cleaning, etc. When you need someone to clean your house or apartment or help in the garden with plants and general maintenance, baby sit the children, go to the market, care for the pets, stay in your home when you go away or assist with errands, call me. My name is Laura and I have been helping expats and others in the Cuenca area for over ten years.

I have excellent references available for you to contact, I am always punctual and trustworthy. I understand English and communicate very well. Please call me to see how I can help.

Laura Guaman: gabrielanaula12@gmail.com 099 335 2819. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

English teacher needed, private school in Macas, Ecuador

We are looking for an ESL teacher for Unidad Educativa Particular Emanuel, Macas, Ecuador (Macas is at the edge of the jungle 5 hours from Cuenca). We offer English to all students from preschool to high school level. This is a full-time position. The teacher will teach English to various grades in our school, up to 20 hours of teaching per week and complete necessary lesson plans, grades, design class projects, help low students with tutoring and complete other required paperwork as well as attending required meetings and events. Generally, the hours are Monday through Friday. As an Evangelical Christian School, we ask teachers to be willing to teach values and follow our vision and mission statement (see http://www.emanuel.edu.ec for more information). The ideal candidate is organized, has good technology skills and is willing to teach various levels (preschool, school, high school). Must be willing to obtain a B2 certificate within 3 months. Please send your resume if interested.

Wendy: wgutierrez@emanuel.edu.ec .

City: Macas

Cuenca consignments is open today

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11-5
Gringo sizes in shoes and clothes
New inventory this week: induction stove top with four burners, Refrigerator

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. Daniel Francois Esprit Auber

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril

Suzanne Ward

099 546 8580

What to do if I do not have any medical insurance in Ecuador?

If you still do not have any insurance in Ecuador do not worry. You can go to the existing health centers in Ecuador. We have hospitals, health centers, and primary health care centers. The only requirement is to go in the company of someone who can help you with translations of your symptoms as you probably will not find many people who can provide help in your language.

The processes are basic and you can access them for free. The central hospital of Cuenca Jose Carrasco Arteaga, provides medical care in all specialties and has the necessary equipment for all types of surgeries. Waiting times for an appointment with a specialist can be long; this being one of the problems of public systems in Ecuador.

Health centers like Pumapungo have general practitioners, gynecologists and pediatric care. The system is faster. You can go directly in the early hours of the morning – 7 AM – and request a medical appointment in the secretariat. If there is availability for the same day they will give you the time for your medical appointment, or you can call 171 option 1 and you can coordinate your appointment and choose a health center near your home. The calls are only with Spanish speakers so you will need a little help.

The public network is wide and you can find it all over the Ecuadorian territory. You must have an identification document such as your passport if you don’t have your id card yet. If you are interested in getting vaccinated you can also go to this center where you can get the main vaccines, such as tetanus, measles, flu, covid and others.
Remember that Ecuador has laws that protect public health in Ecuador as well as free and free education. If you need to access one of the free services in Ecuador and still do not know how to do it, you can contact us. We will help you without any cost. The list of hospitals and health centers is extensive and I have only named two of the best known in Cuenca.

We are Bluebox advisors, the broker that takes care of you and the ones you love.

Av Ordóñez lasso Y Los Cedros

Carlos Ramirez
098 246 5168

Nathaly Vivas, personal chef

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

~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.

I live in downtown Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo

Nathaly Vivas
098 770 7372

Israel Lopez / new amazing things to do

Hello dear community, I am Israel the rose guy, now I bring you some beautiful activities that I am doing in case you are interested in a little activity and adventure.

1. I offer you Yoga workshops focused on exercises to improve your health, I also have certifications and I have my medical degree from the University of Azuay. Imagine a doctor who takes care of your health.
2. I offer you tours outside and inside the city, such as Ingapirca, San Fernando, Cajas, etc. Also, If you are thinking of traveling to Guayaquil I can help you.
3. As you already know, I have the best roses you ever saw, and now I also have mini succulent gardens that clean the energy in your home.

That’s all for now. If you want more information write to me, I love reading your messages.


Israel Lopez
096 958 5647

Buy and build, official Ecuadorian cost of construction

1.4 acres, Flat land, 360° views in Yunguilla Valley buy and build. General contractor. Official Ecuador price for mt2 of building.

Architecture, plumbing and heating, electricity, solar water heating and solar energy equipment, automation, swimming pool, carpentry, metal mechanical, waterproofing, LPG gas centralizade.

Buy and build according to your budget. Rustic or modern design in stone, brick, block, wood works. Call or write for more information:

Santa Isabel -Azuay

Geoffrey Beltran
098 606 6595

20% discount on dental implants only on August

Contact us for a free consultation on dental implants.

Get a 20% discount off your dental implant treatment, includes:

– titanium implant
– titanium abutments
– granulated bone graft
– permanent crown

Acropolis building, Jose Peralta and Av. 12 de Abril

Daniela Ordonez
098 718 2083

Blinds and curtains. TYMARQ creative home, home delivery

We are TYMARQ creative home. We make curtains and blinds. We give you a free estimate and bring you the catalog, with sanitary precautions and guaranteed service.

– Construction and interior design prices from 4,50 m2
– Curtains and blinds to measure prices from $19 m2
– Maintenance and repair
– Home automation and motor systems
– Wallpaper
– 3D Panels
– Synthetic grass and vertical garden
– Carpets wall to wall
– PVC folding door
– Floating floor

** Check the fanpage: https://web.facebook.com/tymarq.creativehome

Luis Cordero 10-21 and Gran Colombia

Andrea Carrion y Luis Velasco
093 909 3911

Solid furniture, manuel

Excellent service in general carpentry:

– Furniture in general
– Office furniture
– Home furniture
– Department Furniture
– Building Furniture
– Furniture of different styles and designs.
– General upholstery and painting in general

Very good price and excellent workmanship. Quote with us. Thank you very much for choosing us.

Cuenca Centro


Scratching posts for cats, made by Jesus

The cat, by nature, is a very curious and playful animal. Scratching is one of his “hobbies” that helps him file his nails and is a way of channeling his anxiety. If your cat scratches the sofa at home for any reason, you do not have to be angry. Perhaps you are not offering him another alternative or you do not know that he needs a toy to channel his energy. That is why you have to know the star toy, the scratching post for cats.

– The scraper helps keep your nails healthy and strong.

– It serves as a refuge for you when you seek tranquility.

– One of the most important benefits it provides to your cat is that it keeps him active and helps him avoid health problems.

– Helps calm your instinct for curiosity.

– Strong, solid and stable, all in wood.

– I can send photos and information to the email

– deliveries to different parts of the basin and other provinces

Cuenca Centro


Expat CommunityEc legal advice and solutions

Now all your legal processes in one place.

Secure buying of real estate: We take care of the process to verify that the property is not mortgaged, is not alienated, sale is not prohibited, and that all permits are in order, registration in the property registry, closing, etc.

Guaranteed obtaining of your visa, visa extension and Ecuadorian citizenship.
Powers of attorney, health powers of attorney, end-of-life file, will.
Obtaining a Ecuador citizenship, cedula and driver’s license.
Marriages, prenuptial and post-nuptial arrangements.
Divorces, conservatorship, division of assets, etc.

We have the perfect solution for all your legal processes.

visit our website: http://www.expatcomunityec.com

Av. Florencia Astudillo, Camara de Industrias building.

Karina Urgiles

Mar’s Consignment, store

Hello customers. We hope you are having a great day.

You should come visit and ask us about our new discounts and items. Don’t forget that in Marc’s consignment store we have the best products at the best prices. Follow us on social media to find out more about us.


Marc: marcsconsignacion@gmail.com 096 849 6409.

City: Cuenca

Whirlpool washing machine

Whirlpool washing machine. Used. Works excellently! $175 

Sue Carol: shihtsu7@protonmail.com 098 450 1071.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Mustafa Aladawi, technician/programmer for Alexas, computers, Firesticks…

I would like to highly recommend Mustafa Aladawi from Tech Master for any kind of Firestick installation and programming of the Alexas devices.

My personal experience with him was excellent. He was quickly able to set up our Alexa EchoDots without any problems as well as installing and programming our Firestick 4K to allow us to watch TV shows, movies, and TV Channels from the US. He works very efficiently, professionally, and takes the time to carefully explain how to work your new device or devices.

I have no doubt that he is also very proficient in fixing computer problems as well, (though we have not had a computer problem yet for him to help us with) but he will be the first one we call if we do.

He speaks English perfectly and also Spanish.

Thank you so very much, Mustafa. You are such a kind person and we very much appreciate your help.

Address: Fray Luis de Leon – Jose Zorrilla 3-36

Contact information: adawim52@yahoo.com 099 408 7897

Recommended by Alicia Challender: pabloyalicia3@gmail.com

Recommendation for Nestor Reinoso, TV sales

After seeing several ads and recommendations for Nestor’s services, and as I was looking to purchase a couple of televisions, I decided to give him a call. I told him what I was looking for and he gave me several options to choose from. He provided quality brands at reasonable prices. I placed my order and the next day he delivered and set them up. We were very pleased with Nestor’s services.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 096 742 1444

Recommended by Tammy Lowe: 098 888 5937

Recommendation for Tutto Matto Pizzería, restaurant

A hot dog is about to go extinct…
Recently, I was in Tutto Matto Pizzeria on Solano circa Luis Moreno Mora, when I found out that the absolutely most delicious hot dog was about to go the way of the dinosaurs.

Tutto Motto Pizzeria, voted GringoPost’s Best Pizza, renowned for its’ pizza and Italian cuisine also has the most delicious hot dog presentation in a city where the salchichas run rampant.

Buried in the appetizer section of the restaurant’s menu, the “Hot Dog Horneado con Mozzarella / Baked Cheese Hot Dog with mozzarella cheese” is often overlooked and now the restaurant management will eliminate this culinary delight due to “low demand”.

Save the Dog! ….don’t forget to add the mostaza…

Address: Av Fray Solano 8-51

Contact information: tuttomattopizza@gmail.com (07) 288 2494

Recommended by Donald Chavez: donchavez52@gmail.com

New vegan and veggie food delivery.

Good Karma Bistro
Is soon to open its gorgeous location on Remigio Tamariz, but for now have begun delivering choice dishes from their upcoming menu.

Good Karma Pizza Bistro

11 AM – 9 PM
(Only for delivery and collection)
Closed only on Tuesday

Margarita $4.99 / $9.99

Vegetariana $6.99 / $12.99
Astarai $6.99 / $12.99
Veggie smoked ham $6.99 / $12.99
Veggie chicken $6.99 / $12.99
Veggieroni (Pepperoni) $6.99 / $12.99
Spinach & Ricotta $6.99 / $12.99

Vegan cheese. $1 / $2.00
Olives $ 1 / $1.50
Mushrooms $1 / $1.50
Jalapeños $1 / $1.50
Zucchini / aubergine $1 / $1.50
Capers $2 / $3
Chicken / Ham / Pepperoni $2 / $3

August 12th onward, Remigio Tamariz 2-40 y Federico Proaño

Shrinam Vanamali: +593 95 902 3373

Incredible pies

My friend Pedro is a professional chef from Venezuela and is now offering the most amazing pies. Lemon meringue or mixed fruit pies. They are $14 delivery included. Order by 5 and it will be delivered end of the next day. They are incredible. WhatsApp text message.

Sunday to Saturday, Bartolome de Las Casas Y Fray Luis De Leon

Pedro Ananguren: 096 089 2671

Charangos night at Bistro Yaku

Bistro Yaku is pleased to present a special evening featuring the Charango, our Andean string instrument that has transcended borders and become world famous for its unique sound.

Very talented musicians from southern Ecuador will perform this fabulous concert this Friday, August 13 at 8 PM on our stage.

Limited seats, reservations are suggested calling pepo; 098 748 6890

Visit us at: Luis Cordero 5-66 and H. Vazquez.

At Bistro Yaku we work to support the arts and to bring you the best musical events in the city.

August 13th, from 8 to 10 PM, Luis Cordero 5-66 y Juan Jaramillo

Alejandro: 98 748 6890

Special presentation

Good news: Luis will be playing at Don Colon every Friday from 6 to 8 PM. Reservations please. Regular menu served.

Every Friday, Sucre 914 y B Malo

Colon Campos: doncoloncampo@gmail.com 099 827 0703