Flu shots now available

My GP is connected to the MSP and informs me that seasonal flu shots are now available at any Centro de Salud.

Eric Fraterman: ericfraterman@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Emilio Morocho is asking for help

Emilio is familiar to many expats here. He has always been available to help anyone in need. Now he is asking for our help. He has an employee whose child needs emergency surgery for a detached retina. The surgery costs $1,800. The family does not have the resources to pay for this surgery. Watch the video below and let your heart be your guide.


Gary Cross: O99 978 1003. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for best English TV programs

Now that a local cable TV service is dropping another 10 or so star channels and adding more soccer (again!), we are wondering what you use for your television service? If it’s satellite, we’d love to know how your reception is on heavily overcast days, too. Though we are fluent in Spanish, it is relaxing to watch programming in English. Appreciate your thoughts.


Christmas thank you

Dear friends,

Christmas has come and gone, and the new year has arrived. The women and children of Mujeres con Exito thank you for making this holiday season one of their best ever.

The shelters for women never close—the sad reality of domestic violence keeps us active. The holiday season is when many women finally gather the courage to make the decision to flee—to save their lives and those of their children.


GYE airport transportation

I know I saw all kinds of recommendations for getting from Cuenca to the GYE airport. Not a bus but a van, driver, shuttle. Now, I cannot find all the recommendations I got from different people. So, I will start again. Would anyone please tell me who they have used or recommend and about how much a price is from CUE to GYE airport? It will be for only one person. It will be in March. This is for my partner so I am trying to make this as simple as possible. He may fly from CUE to GYE but he will definitely need transportation back from GYE to our home in CUE. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Bill Moen: billmoen@yahoo.com 095 976 6431. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca


Hello everyone in or near Cuenca. I have been looking and looking for a basic camera. Just a simple one to use for pictures and take videos. I found one at Christmas but the video is hard to see when you take it outdoors. I found so far only one place that sells them and it was $325. I am not looking for one that is also a phone/smartphone. Just a small regular size camera. Does not have to have all the fancy attachments and lenses. I am trying to get one as soon as possible. Does anyone have any suggestions or have one or know of someone that has one for sell? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Bill Moen: 095 976 6431. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Pamper yourself with a relaxing massage

Rejuvenation Home Massage of Cuenca understands the mental and physical challenges we face in our lives daily, today reducing stress promotes better health and well–being. Massage is a natural way to reduce these tensions and have a positive effect on other common health conditions:

Digestive problems
Aches and pains
Sports injuries


Looking for Jack

A few of us are concerned for Jack. He exercises at Parque El Vergel every morning. At least he did. My understanding is that he went to Florida and was supposed to be back December 10th. No one has seen him. If you have, please respond so we know he is OK.

Jack is in his 80s, kind of stooped over, always wears red shorts and lives in the El Vergel area. He shops the Saturday morning ferria at the Museum of Fire.

Thanks for looking.

Dave: imi.ruu@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking for part-time job as an assistant in furniture creation

Hello, my name is Shauni and I am an interior design student. I am interested in gaining further knowledge and practice in furniture design and creation. I have a great interest in furniture restoration but I am truly looking for any opportunity to just simply learn more about different materials and finishes.

I’m available to work mornings and I am fluent in both Spanish and English.

Shauni: shaunilustig@gmail.com +1 340 244 9102. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Reishi mushroom / Gramm Bulkshop

Dear friends we share some information about reishi mushroom:

Reishi mushroom has been one of the most celebrated functional mushrooms in Eastern cultures for thousands of years. Its earliest reference is in Chinese medical literature where it is reverently called the “Elixir of Life” and the “Mushroom of Immortality.” Its Chinese name, Ling Zhi, means “divine fungus” or “herb of spiritual potency,” a reference to the adaptogenic nature of this highly coveted tonic.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine reishi is known as a “three treasure” herb that harmonizes jing (life force), qi (energy), and shen (spirit).


Handmade with love

Hi everybody, Happy new year for all of you.

New year, new notebook.

This is the perfect year for starting that hobby you want, starting a diary or a travel notebook and I have the perfect notebook for that!


Yellow sweet corn from Bernan’s in January!

We will be getting a shipment of yellow sweet corn from Cotacachi this month. Due to the weather and Mother Nature, the ears for this harvest will be “seconds” that means the ears will be smaller and the kernels will be too. One of our customers said that she always purchased the smaller ears because the kernels are more tender… Because of this our corn supplier gave us a reduced price so we will be passing along a 25% discount to you. Same great flavor but in a smaller package for only 75¢ an ear. I was told that they have to harvest it the 3rd week of Jan. so that gives you time to plan your order and get it to me. I have already started a list and will contact you when we have a definite date. Supply is limited so the sooner you let me know, the sooner your name will go on my list. They will be sold on a first come first served basis.


Exclusive face masks from Vilcapads

With all the power and beauty of nature, now Vilcapads presents its new product: Comfort Kit composed of two masks, a disinfectant spray with essential oils, washing nuts and an adapter, made with local products from Vilcabamba.
The masks are totally handmade and exclusive, made of linen that allows breathing very easily. In addition, the mask has an inner cotton pocket to insert a small bag with eucalyptus leaf and lavender essential oil from Young Living.


Natural pain relief with Vilcapads

With all the power and beauty of nature, Vilcapads presents its therapeutic pillows made with seeds, medicinal plants and lavender essential oil from Young Living; to guarantee natural relief from pain and stress.

Two natural therapies are combined: thermotherapy, which is an excellent way to treat pain and tension through the use of heat (in a conventional oven or microwave) or cold (in the freezer); and aromatherapy, which is the mixture of delicious aromas that provide early recovery and relaxation.


Marcapura in Cuenca

Come and try our beautiful electric bicycles without compromise, you can feel how wonderful it is to drive one of our bicycles that are of the best quality just for you.

Visit us at Agustin Cueva 6-17 and Remigio Crespo
Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Marcelo Jurado: marcapura123@gmail.com 098 389 6436.

City: Cuenca

Entire new household furnishings for sale – Friday viewing

Turn-key dream household furnishings in Ecuador

Are you looking to move to Ecuador, furnish a house here, or furnish a rental or business?

I have the furnishings of a turn-key 3 BR household for sale, many carpets, new appliances, everything you need to fully furnish your casa. All high-quality designer furniture imported from US or collected from around the world. I am a designer/artist. You will not find these items in Ecuador. These are new items, not shown before in a previous sale of another household.


iPhone 6 plus

iPhone 6 plus unblocked 64gbs in very good conditions. 099 900 4006 (only WhatsApp)

Joe Sala: jmsaladiaz@gmail.com 099 900 4006.

City: Cuenca

No thinking required

Even if you already have an old-fashioned extinguisher you may choose to use our new, revolutionary fire extinguisher in a real emergency. It is super-easy to use. Just toss the ball into a fire and poof! The fire is suppressed.

There is no pin to pull and it is much lighter than a metal fire extinguisher. Additionally, it does not have to be recharged once a year like the old-fashioned ones. It is an A-B-C rated fire extinguisher, which means that it will put out fires from combustible materials, flammable liquids, and flammable gasses.

Originally $25.70, now available at CosasPrep for only $10 (which is below our cost). Visit either of our stores or order online at https://cosasprep.com/products/fire-safety/

Visit us inside the Sunrise Café (Calle Larga 9-40 y Benigno Malo) or at our store on Simón Bolívar 13-49 y Estévez de Toral

Lorena Flores: manager1@cosasprep.com .

City: Cuenca

Moving boxes used for sale

38 medium approx 18 X 14 X 10 50 cents
22 large approx 20 X 18 X 16 75 cents
Or $30 for all. You pick up: Mariscal Lamar

Andrew: 096 943 6858.

City: Cuenca

Brand-new electric recliners for sale

Brand-new faux leather electric recliners for sale. Brown and black color available. Price $305. Feel free to text or call for info and pics.

Sebastian: sberrezueta84@gmail.com 098 415 0782.

City: Cuenca

Consider it sold with Red Tag Moving Sales

Leaving Cuenca or just moving across town and want to downsize but don’t want the headache of organizing, sorting, measuring, pricing, taking pictures, writing the ads, marketing your items and then dealing with the public to schedule appointments with people that may or may not show, answer all the emails and telephone calls, etc.?

I will do all that and more for you. I will handle your sale from top to bottom with professionalism and expediency, always striving through my friendly customer service and expert negotiating skills to ensure that you make the highest profit return on all of your items. Voted Best Moving Sales right here on GP 2018 and 2019.


Sorry…no shaking, rattling and rolling here

But…you will be singing after Red Tag Moving Company gets you moved stress-free and without a hitch.

Why you should do it right the first time and hire the crew that were voted as the Best Local Moving Crew 2018, 2019 and 2020 right here on Gringo Post?

• We have the experience – we have moved over 200 expats using the same amazing crew and were voted as the Best Moving Crew in 2018, 2019 and 2020 right here on Gringo Post.

• We respect you by showing up on time…always


Drambuie, Fernet and other Licors at CuencaShop

As you may know, certain licors are hard to find in Ecuador.

We have 1 bottle of Deambuie and 1 bottle of Fernet in stock.

We also have some different Scotches, Irish Whiskey, Bourbons and Tequilas in stock.

I am currently out of town, but Felix can help.


9 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday
9 AM – 6 PM Friday
9:3 AM – 4:30 PM Saturday
(There may be odd moments during these hours that we are momentarily closed)

CuencaShop (King Smokehouse) 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian, Cuenca

098 402 6399

Housecleaning 2022 – Edvi Limpieza Total

Once again, we wish you all a very happy and blessed 2022. We are here to fulfill your cleaning needs. We also do some restoration of walls and painting them – have an appointment scheduled for Saturday for that. We have practical experience in handyman work. Our equipment reaches windows that are beyond the reach of regular ladders and we can get them sparkling clean for you.

We bring our own tools and equipment but not on the first visit. Our first visit is to assess your need and how we can best serve you. That is free of charge. When you select us, we arrive at the appointed time and day and begin work immediately. If you have any preferences for where we work, communicate them to us. Mateo understands and speaks English. One of our clients sometimes wants us to clean the office first, and then the Sala de Estar. Other times, it is the Sala de Estar (living room) first and then the office. They just tell us and we follow their wishes.


The private insurance and the annual benefits, by Bluebox broker

The prevention is the best way to take of care of you and your body, be aware of the amount of water you drink per day, an alimentation rich in vitamins and minerals that from your aliments more not of pills, include vegetables and fruits rich in vitamins and minerals in your diet maintain your body, your mind and your immunological system strong in the event of any virus or bacterial external that affect your health.

Further of the alimentation aware, you should pend of your annual checkup that can be huge help to you, since you will know how your body is without leaving aside any aspect of your health.


Tango classes

La Casa del Tango is open to you. If you like Tango and want to learn, we offer you Tango and Milonga classes for all levels from Monday to Saturday.

Contact: lacasadeltangocuenca@gmail.com 097 888 0777
Instagram: casa_tango_cuenca
City: Cuenca – Ecuador

Av. Abelardo J Andrade 206 y Francisco Tamariz (Sector Bellavista)


Day Care services offered

Hi. Healthy vaccinated mature man offers day care services. Serious, responsible, punctual, educated, fluent in English and Spanish (native) also speaks Italian, Portuguese and French. Good cook, wine connoisseur, good with pets – especially dogs, conversation and communication skills, open to translate and/or teaching languages, music arts and travels interested, experience in dealing with seniors, so if you want some help, drop me a line.

Manuel Vega # 11-41 San Blas, historical center, Cuenca

Angel Rodriguez
099 920 2579
Instagram: @angelreinaldorodriguez, facebook: angelrdiaz69@hotmail.com

Spanish: Why you can’t seem to learn it and how to change that

“Learning a foreign language as an adult is different than learning as a child.”

I think it’s safe to say you’ll agree with me on that one.

“Learning happens naturally for children whereas adults have to study long and hard.”

This is typically the next thought that follows that previous statement. But this is where we’ve gotten things all wrong.


Start this new year building the best version of yourself

This is the best time to give your life the physical and mental changes you need.

I offer my services as a personal trainer, designing special routines for you and your condition, whatever your goal (lose fat, muscle hypertrophy, joint mobility, cardiovascular resistance…), I’ll help you to achieve them, because your objectives are mine.

We can work with sessions in the comfort of your home, or in a gym or park of your choice. I adapt to your needs.

Age or physical condition is not a issue, our method is bases on the functional training, which is resume it’s all about health wellness.

No matter what your goals are, we’ll help you to achieve them, because your objectives are ours.

José Gabriel Cabeza – Personal Trainer
Email: jgbs.fitness@gmail.com
Phone: 098 708 4339

Home visit or gym

The Doctor is in the house (MedCare)

Dr. Ory Torres Family Medicine and Professor of the school of Medicine at University of Cuenca provides home visits and consultation.


Dr Torres
099 098 1669

Website designer

Hi everybody, my name is Andrea and I’m a website designer. I just started promoting my services so I wanted to share it here. If you want to see the quality of my jobs, these are pages that I’ve designed: (zignmar.com) & (cursosdeadobe.com).

I work with every type of business and I design the website with all the functions and designs that the client requests.

I can also do the pages in Spanish or English.

Please contact me for more information if you are interested.

If you want to increase the sales of your business, a well-designed website is the best option!

Daniel Muñoz 155


097 873 9317

Drawer bathroom / massages / natural therapy

In times of stress, come and relax with our services of drawer baths, massages and natural therapies.

We help our clients achieve complete well-being through relaxation and breathing services.

Drawer bathrooms: The drawer bath is one of the variants of the steam baths. The drawer bathroom, being in a more closed environment, in a canvas cabin, gives greater warmth and its benefits are enhanced.

– It helps with blood circulation
– Eliminates dead cells
– Lowers cholesterol levels
– It helps you lose weight
– Helps fight respiratory problems
– Healthy and smooth skin

Services and prices:

Drawer baths + machine massage $10 (1h)
Therapeutic massage + Cupping Therapy $35 (1h 30m)
Reflexology $20 (1h)
Pain therapy $20

We also have hydro-colonic therapy $20 (1h 20m)

Come to Girón on Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM or Wednesday from 9 AM to 5 PM

Direction: Bolívar y Eloy Alvarez. (Girón)

Bolívar y Eloy Alvarez (Girón)

Daniela Carrasco
099 732 9710

We sell vegan icecreams, plant-based meat, and vegetarian Chinese dumplings

We sell vegan icecream, plant-based meat, and vegetarian Chinese food as follows: 

Vegan Icecream 
-Brand: Lado Bueno 
-9 flavors: choco avellana, frutos rojos, guanabana, maracuya, limon mediterraneo, limonada de coco, mandarina con hierba buena, pina colada, mora 
-with sugar or without sugar 

Plant-based meat: 
Brand: Beyond Meat 
— Burger/227g/$8.50 
— Sausage Original/400g/$11.90 
— Sausage Hot Italian/400g/$11.90 
— Beef/453g/$12.90 
— Breakfast Sausage/210g/$7.90 
— Meatballs/290g/$9.90 
— Chicken Tenders/227g/$8.50 
— Pizza/280g/$5.50 
— Lasagna/350g/$8.70 

Brand: Gardein 
— Crispy Chicken Patties/352g/$9.50 
— Chicken Nuggets/245g/$9.50 
— Chicken Strips/283g/$9.50 
— Home Style Beefless tips/255g/$9.50 
— Ultimate Beefless Ground/390g/$9.50 
— Ultimate Beefless Burger/340g/$9.90 

Hand-made Chinese Dumplings and Steamed Buns 
— 15 Dumplings with Turnips and Carrots inside/$6 
— 15 Dumplings with Zucchinis and Eggs inside/$6 
— 4 Steamed Buns with Red Beans inside/$4 
— 4 Steamed Buns with Turnips and Carrots inside/$4 

The shop’s name is Gracie’s Naturals. We sell natural products made in Ecuador, and we can speak English.

Hermano Miguel 5-74 y Juan Jaramillo, very close to Café de Ñucallacta.

099 895 4800

APshipping accepting packages now

Happy new year.
It was wonderful to assist you all in 2021 and we look forward for to a better 2022.

We use Cargomaster a freight forwarder in Miami to better serve you and all our shipments comply with Ecuadorian customs regulations.

Our prices remain the same, starting at $7 per pound with no start up fees.

Questions, concerns? Visit us at http://www.apshipping.us or email us at apshipping.ecuador@gmail.com

For APshipping customer service is our priority, communication is the key and transparency a must.


Pamela V Hubbell
561 809 5691

Food for all ages – La Mia Mascota Vet and Pet Shop

In 2022, we offer you the best options in dog and cat food. Also, we have food and equipment for many creatures, not just your dog. Not only do we have hamster “entertainment centers”, we also have appropriate food for them.

One of our most nutritious products is Pro-Pac Ultimates. It provides flavor as well as 100% guaranteed nutrition. It is formulated for all stages of life, from the birth and nursing up to and including advanced age. We have formulas with whole grains, without grains and without gluten. Dogs may become gluten intolerant just like people.

We have an English-speaking vet, Diego, in our Las Americas Pet Shop who will be happy to advise you on the best products for your particular best friend.

We also offer home delivery – free, and discounts may be available for purchases in cash or debit card. See you soon.

Main office Vet: Arrayan y Alamos; Cuenca; Centro Comercial Plaza Las Americas local #27; El Vergel CC ground floor; and CC Plaza Sur Shopping #4 Challuabamba with veterinary services

Alexandra Montano

098 404 3395- 099 020 6839- 408 9255

Facilitator or Spanish Teacher

A cordial greeting to everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s celebration and that you have great plans for this New Year! If you have 2 minutes to finish this message, I promise you won’t regret it. Alright, let me introduce myself. My name is Carolina. I’m 24-years old. I have lived in Cuenca now for five years, after leaving my family and my home country of Venezuela. I have loved getting to know this interesting culture and learning to love this precious city. And, knowing also how to live by yourself, it’s been an adventure, one that now with all the knowledge I’ve learned I can offer to you the help you need.

I have expat friends that know me from Kolo (Frank’s place); people I do care about, and advise me to make this post so I can help even more. I can show you what I have learned. I can do shopping for you at SuperMaxi, as well as pick up things at any pharmacy, I have favorites with the best prices. We can also go together to the open markets like Feria Libre or 10 de Agosto while I help you practice your Spanish. I can show you places you’ve probably never been. You’ll be able to learn all kinds of new vocabulary by walking around, learning about Cuenca. I also have a really pretty scooter. She and I can bring you whatever you need, if you’re not feeling into going out on a cold day; this and so much more fun we can work out together.

Think about it and let me know. I’ll be aware and posting continually, thank you so much for your time. Have a great day.

Francisco Cisneros y Manuel Galarza

Carolina Rivero
096 410 3046

End of Life Document – Will

Do you need to have a Will or an End of Life Document made here in Ecuador?

I know legal paperwork can be confusing and stressful, and that’s why I know I can help you. I can prepare the documents you need and have the best notary for the legalization.

I’ll always make an English version of everything so you can understand and be sure of what you’re signing.

Making sure you get the best deal is my job and my pleasure.

I’m a fluent English-speaking attorney, and I can help you with legal issues such as: legal documents, lease 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 interpreter who 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, video conferences, and more.

Juan Montalvo 7-40 y Sucre

Javier Munoz
099 582 0754

SRI VAT refund

Hi everyone, My name is Cristy Mora. I provide services of:

General Accounting
Sale of Accounting System,
Advice on the purchase of computers,
Declaration and refund of taxes (VAT; Income),
Tax planning,
Registration of contracts and liquidation minutes
Notice of entry and exit and printing of IESS Cards.

If you need help just write to WhatsApp +593 98 977 2330 or to my email.

Or visit our office at Calle Garcia Moreno 6-30 and Avenida Gonzalez Suarez, “Centro Comercial Motoriza” Office Number 307 ask for Cristy Mora.


Cristy Mora
098 977 2330

Recommendation for venomous pink notebooks, custom notebooks

Mishelle Briceño took my order for a custom notebook and delivered it in two days. It is exactly what I wanted and I was very impressed with the quality of the notebook and Mishelle’s professionalism and efficiency.

Contact information: venomouspinknotebooks@gmail.com

Recommended by Cynthia Mills: cynthmills75@gmail.com

Recommendation for Soledad Maldonado, Spanish classes

I have been working with Soledad on and off for about 6 months. Soledad has been wonderful to work with and is very flexible with scheduling classes and will teach the subjects that you need to improve on. I have learned a lot in her classes and enjoy getting to practice speaking Spanish with her. She even took my two daughters and I on a walking tour of El Centro while teaching us Spanish. I would highly recommend working with Soledad for improving your Spanish skills.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: +593 98 773 0401 WhatsApp

Recommended by Jeff Fugate: fugate970@gmail.com

Recommendation for Miguel Illescas Gallery, art for sale

Miguel has been busy creating some exquisite art and has re-done his gallery. He also displays art from ‘visiting’ artists. Definitely the place to visit especially if you want to own some stunning work from an amazing Ecuadorian artist.

I have a couple pics to share, but Post says my photos are too large for them to accept, and I am too much of a tech idiot to figure it out. Feel free to contact me and I will be happy to share.

Address: Calle Larga 1-209 a 100 metros del Museo Pumapungo, Cuenca

Contact information: miguelillescas@gmail.com

Recommended by Leita Hulmes: leitajean48@gmail.com

Saturday, Jan. 8th The Jim Gala Quartet at the Jazz Society Café

Great jazz, delicious food, romantic atmosphere! 7 — 10 PM
Featuring singer, Mariangel Mundaray
Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com


“Never in our life have we seen such a passionate and powerful show. This band was on fire! Thank you for sharing your incredible talents with us!” —Wolf & Ellen Wilbert

“The music was unforgettable. We were honored with the exquisite playing of the quartet—especially Jim Gala on piano. Beautiful venue, friendly staff, and lovely but affordable drinks and menu; I highly recommend it.” —Caroline Ackroyd

“If you haven’t been to Cuenca’s Jazz Society Café yet do yourself a favor and check it out! I’ve been to jazz clubs and festivals around the world and the music here blew me away. The acoustics are fantastic, and Jim Gala is undoubtedly an incredibly talented musician. The music, the food and drinks – just phenomenal!” —Nigel Buchanan

“Wonderful live Jazz! Not what I would expect here. The food and service was great. Pleasant neighborhood. Highly recommended.” —Robert Durrette

Address: Los Cedros y Los Claveles Cuenca, Ecuador
(one block north of Ordonez Lasso) Phone: 096 322 3377

New to Cuenca? Have Questions?

Whether you arrived last week, or have been here awhile, many expats still have questions about, and need information on living in Cuenca.

This Information Fair is designed just for you. An Open House – Questions answered about expat living in Cuenca– at one time in one place and in English. What could be easier or more convenient? Experts include:


Butter, fresh blueberries and organic products

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

1 egg (free-range, organic) $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


Tanta la Madre Masa

We want to send you a warm greeting from Tanta la Madre Masa, I hope you are well and safe. We are baking new products and always with security measures. It is important to remind you that our breads are sugar free, free of animal products, without chemical preservatives, lactose free and very low in gluten thanks to the fermentation process.

We still have everyone’s favorites:

• Classic sourdough (900 gr.) price: $4