Patan Animal Rescue, Chest Freezer needed!!

Patan Animal Rescue has recently received a large donation of dog food from a generous donor here in Cuenca-which requires a large freezer. If there is anyone who has a large chest freezer in working condition that they could donate or sell at a reasonable price–please contact us right away as this food is frozen.

Patan Animal Rescue greatly appreciates your support —if you can contribute to our shelter which cares for over 80 dogs–we will be so very thankful-Mauricio, Sandra and the friends of Patan.

All donations are welcome via PayPal, bank transfer, in person at our Vet Dmvz. Javier Gallardo at Clinica Veterinaria Gallardo, (please mention you donations is for Patan)

You can contact us at:

Thank you,

Patan Animal Rescue: .

City: Cuenca

How many expats are in Cuenca?

Hello, I am Caty Frenkel, I am doing a personal research about how many expats are in Cuenca, and their gourmet food preferences.

Does somebody know where I can find or get these information?

Thanks all in advance, any clue to find the information is appreciated.

Caty Frenkel: 099 252 0103. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Seeking reliable house cleaner

Looking for recommendations for a good, reliable house cleaner, once a week or two weeks. Doesn’t need to speak English, but always easier. Near Batan Shopping.

Reid Tanner: .

City: Cuenca

Dell English keyboard for sale

Desktop Cable English keyboard in good condition.
Great for typing since Dell always make excellent keyboards.

For Sale $29

Photos upon request via WhatsApp.

Will: 099 556 1077.

City: Cuenca

Automobile DC/AC inverter (cigarette lighter plug interface)

DC/AC inverter for automobile.

$90 (or, best offer)

Call or message for photo 099 232 0178 or WhatApp or email
Payment accepted: Cash or Paypal

Wendell Lewis Thoene: 099 232 0178.

City: Cuenca

New 2021 Honda sportbike motorcycle CBR1000RR

2021 Honda CBR1000RR, 2021 Honda® CBR1000RR unapologetic performance

Open-class four-cylinder liter bikes have long been the holy grail for the best sportbike riders. Powerful, precise machines that stand at the very top of motorcycling’s hierarchy. On the track, they command your full attention. On the street, they give you a ride like nothing else with a license plate. And make no mistake: Honda’s 2021 CBR1000RR and CBR1000RR ABS are two of the best you’ll ever ride. Spectacular, refined handling. Immediate, absolute power. And all in a package that offers Honda’s legendary quality, and a level of comfort and rideability no race bike can match. Machines like these are a rare breed, and so are their riders. But once you experience a CBR1000RR, it’s hard to be truly satisfied with anything less.

Price: $9800

Dave: .

City: Cuenca

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

Custom drum set for sale

Custom drum set for sale. 5 drums, couple gong thingies, seat, accessories, hard cases for everything.

I was told the cases alone are worth 2K. Gringo musician.


Bob: .

City: Cuenca

Fire TV stick

Fire TV stick 4k max, brand-new in sealed original package for sale, $55; or will be willing to trade for decent dumbbell set

Joseph: jgzaporta 093 951 6876.

City: Cuenca

3-drawer wood console table

47 inches by 17 1/2 inches

100% solid wood

Three drawers in the durable frame allow for tucking away necessities to keep your entryway or living room neat and tidy.

JD’s Muebles

21-111 Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional
Otorongo Building

Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Ecological decoration and lighting and electrical

Now everything starts with you; comfort and tranquility are very important, that’s why in our store you have access to products that will improve your environment and space. We have, lamps, solar equipment, audio, video and much more. Visit us or call us. We are in the Agustin Cueva 6 – 17 and Remigio Crespo.

\We offer you the best in lighting for your home, green spaces or office.

Comotivar: 096 391 0874.

City: Cuenca

Plug in electronic AC timer

Plug in electronic AC timer, $25 or best offer

Call or message for photo 099 232 0178 or WhatsApp or e-mail
Payment accepted: Cash or Paypal

Wendell Lewis Thoene: 099 232 0178.

City: Cuenca

Bee honey; natural, pure eucalyptus raw bee honey – directly from hive

Enjoy pure, raw, unadulterated, unfiltered eucalyptus honey at its finest.
Our honey is unpasteurized and totally raw. It has no sugars added. It still has naturally occurring pollen from the bees. The live enzymes and yeasts are present.

This is 100% raw honey.
Full frame of honeycomb available.
375 gr jar is $6
1450 gr jar is $20
30ml of 20% extract of propolis is $5\

Beeswax 1lb is $12

Also available 10 frames bee hives completed with bees, queen, brood, honey and pollen for $160. Delivery and installation in Cuenca area included.

$20 or more purchase – free delivery in any part of Cuenca

Alexander: 097 906 9356.

City: Cuenca

Custom end table/night stand with pet cubby

This unique table was professionally designed to accommodate a small pet. It measures 20″ x 19″ x 24″ in height.

$70 (or best offer)

Call or message for photo 099 232 0178 or WhatsApp or email
Payment accepted: Cash or Paypal

Wendell Lewis Thoene: 099 232 0178.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Termas San Vicente, thermal baths

I can highly recommend these thermal baths. At a price of five dollars you can spend four or five hours here.

They have a restaurant. They are in a beautiful location right next to the Rio Yanuncay.

They have no phone listed or email address. However, they are on Facebook.

So, I am leaving my email as a contact.

Address: Vía Soldados

Contact information:

Recommended by John Foote:

Sofa beds of different sizes

I manufacture different types of sofa beds.

Please write to the mail to send information and photos.

– Advantages of using a sofa bed

1. Save space
2. It is as comfortable as a real bed
3. It is ideal for your guests
4. Fits perfectly in your living room
5. Unfolds easily
6. Offers more storage
7. Its structure is durable
8. Its price is accessible

Cuenca, Centro


Stainless steel works

It’s a pleasure to help you in all your stainless-steel work, I make kitchens, tables, work tables, shelves, different pieces of furniture. You can write to me by email and I’ll send you photos and a quote.

The main advantages of Stainless Steel are:

High resistance to the corrosion.
High mechanical resistance.
Appearance and hygienic properties.
Resistance to high and low temperatures.
Good weldability, machining, cutting, bending and creasing properties

Cuenca Centro


Start speaking Spanish right away

For over 6 months, idiomART’s Spanish language program called CCC Spanish has been a big hit. Our teachers are a married couple from Cuenca, Fausto and Martha, who have decades of language teaching experience under their belt and their teaching method focuses on the 3 Cs – Conversation, Culture, Context. In our classes you will practice a lot of conversation combined with grammar, cultural activities, field trips, and topics related to day-to-day life.

We offer group, individual and pairs classes and you will receive 2, one-hour classes per week.

All classes include 8 classes and 1 conversation club per month. Our conversation club meets every last Wednesday of the month from 4 – 5 PM at Chicanos Taqueria in Plaza San Sebas.

Group Classes cost $65/month and are Mondays and Wednesdays (times depend on your level).

Individual classes cost $95/month and pairs classes cost $75/mo. Schedule varies depending on the needs of the student and teacher.

We have a running discount and for the payment of 2 full months or more, you’ll receive a 10% discount! For new students, we allow you to participate in up to 3 classes to see how you go and decide if you’d like to commit to two months or more.

Our next classes will begin on May 4 after the holiday. We really hope you can join in the fun and start speaking Spanish right away!

To register and for more information, contact:

Presidente Cordova 1-77 and Miguel Estrella

Sarah HB

Coming soon! Lip smacking good…

Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they cannot get it wrong.

Calle Gran Colombia 13-100


About USA valet for people living in Ecuador

We bring you the things you want to buy from the United States. We ship legally and shipments are on average once a week. We deliver to your home anywhere throughout Ecuador.

The more you order the more frequently shipments go out, so you can use our service regularly for anything you want to get. It’s not just for items ordered online but you can order from any brick and mortar store throughout the world. You can order from Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and virtually any store around the globe.

To use our service register on our website, and then as you order things enter them into the Notify Us form on our website. It’s that easy.

Our service is for everyone and the website is in both Spanish and English.

To stay up-to-date we encourage you to register now on our website if you haven’t already done so. This will automatically subscribe you to the bi-monthly emails we send out with info on Super Sales Days online, and other important information you will not want to miss. You can stay informed on new shipment arrivals on the page called Latest Update, and you can check out the Raffle Page. There is still 3 days to go to participate in the April Raffle, and, we have an awesome raffle coming up for the month of May so please check it out on May 1st.

We also have a blog right on the website that educates you about the services we offer, and there is an FAQ page under About Us.

To message us send a chat message anytime from the bottom right of any page of the website. It is there for you to ask us any question or if you have a thought you want to communicate to us.

Register on our website now and you can start shopping.

Cuenca, Ecuador

USA Valet
099 931 8080

Yoga mat sale

Wednesday at 4:30 PM Rumisol Yoga will be open selling all of our used yoga mats, props, blankets, furniture, and decorative items. If you are looking for a mat, they are $10 apiece and most everything else is for sale. Please come by and if you have any questions feel free to call or email.

Remigio Tamariz 2100 y Augustin Cueva. Third floor

Aubree Jeanne
099 255 6981

C&C Unisex hair design and barber shop

Do you color your hair? If the answer is yes, maybe it’s time to experiment with an exciting new shade and amp up your overall look. If the answer is no, it’s about time you jumped on the hair dye bandwagon to surprise your girlfriends with a brand-new do. We’re not talking about using peroxide to bleach your locks—we mean using a good quality hair dye to enhance or alter your ordinary tresses.

Men are not as conscious with the way they look as women are. But, just like women, many men know the importance of being well-groomed all the time especially those of you who want to make a good impression on other people. Part of being well-groomed, in the case of men, includes getting haircuts on a regular basis, shaving with all the steps you need. You may be wondering why this is necessary.


Galapagos cruises with CNH Tours

Cultural & Natural Heritage Tours (based in Ottawa, Canada) has been helping people organize a Galapagos cruise most suited to their travel style since 1999. We have the TripAdvisor destination expert for Galapagos on our team (Heather Blenkiron), along with UNESCO’s former Galapagos point man for the World Heritage Convention (Marc Patry).

We’re happy to hear from you and help you plan your Galapagos trip of a lifetime.

14 Kilbarry Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Marc Patry

Recommendation for Ulises Acosta, visa and cedula

Do not waste your money on exorbitant lawyer’s fees when Ulises’s expert skills can accomplish everything. Ulises is fluent in English and Spanish, and as a paralegal who engages in visa and cedula on a continual basis, he knows the laws thoroughly, and is in regular contact with the Ecuadorian offices who handle visas and cedulas.

Ulises support in obtaining the necessary documents, and in filling out the application for the visa, allowed me to breeze through the process. After submitting all of the documentation which he thoroughly reviewed, I was granted the visa without anyone asking me a single question.

Ulises is extremely patient and available. There was no question or concern that he failed to address. He responds to all messages promptly and updates you in a timely fashion.

I hope you contact Ulises. If you are befuddled, frustrated, or just looking for a friendly approach to something that seems daunting, Ulises will be there for you.

Address: Loja, Ecuador website:

Contact information: 099 370 9519

Recommended by Betsy Michaelson:

Extreme skin rejuvenation – new facial technology

New and available now at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra

Fractional radiofrequency micro-needling – dramatically reduces wrinkles and tightens face, neck and body.

Get deeper, next-level skin rejuvenation using advanced technology without harsh lasers or chemicals.

Appointments available at

What is Microneedling?

Non-invasive, radiofrequency micro-needling has a reliable US history but costs $500-$1500 per session. Alejandra now brings you the same transformational facial and body skin improvements with the same high-tech equipment but at a small fraction of US prices. Discount packages available too!

Informative Video

What does RF Micro-needling treat?
Face, Neck and Décolleté
Acne scars
Crepey neck skin
Decolette wrinkles
Skin tightening
Stretch mark reduction Loose skin

RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra features a licensed and experienced cosmetologist inside Mercy´s Alta Peluqueria Unisex in Cuenca. Enjoy relaxing massage, facials, waxing and other professional skincare. We have been serving Cuenca for over 2 ½ years. Check reviews from many happy clients along with our menu of services at

Inside Mercy’s Alta Peluqueria, Paucarbamba 3-61, Kawsay Building, Cuenca El Vergel Neighborhood

WhatsApp +593 99 101 5477 Messages only please

Enrollment now open Ana Luisa Spanish classes, May 2nd

Join us for our next session which begins on Monday, May 2nd – June 10th, 2022
The activities in class have these elements: comprehension, interest and involvement, and meaningful repetition.

Our goal with the oral approach method is to involve our students and others who are learning Spanish in experiences that provide the opportunity to know more about the daily lives of people, and learn about the culture through classes in group, lectures and optional students’ trip.

All levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each class includes 18 hours of instruction over a 6-week period and meets twice per week for 1.5 hours.
Cost: $100.

Cultural Activity: June 1st: Visit to El Vado neighborhood
Optional Student trip: June 4th.

Raquel Steak House Address. Puente Juana de Oro
To see the map:

To determine your level, please take the exam by clicking on the link.…/1qAzOnm5AToix7KtC75Y3…/edit…

Contact us to sign up:

Puente Juana de Oro y Paseo 3 de Noviembre

Ana Luisa A
099 835 8680

Copper Creations: Make your own roses!

We’re excited to announce another great copper workshop with local artisan, Marco Machado. In this 1-day workshop, you will learn how to transform copper into beautiful roses. You will even get to use a blowtorch!

The class will be taught on idiomART’s patio and is one of just a few classes left at this location. By June, we’ll be in our new space.

There is limited space, so please sign up soon by contacting us at:

Tuesday, May 3 from 10 AM – 1 PM, $25,

Presidente Cordova 1-77 y Miguel Estrella, Cuenca.

Sarah HB:

Spanish Conversation Club at Chicano Taqueria

We know that learning a new language can be daunting and practicing it even more so.

Join idiomART’s CCC Spanish Conversation Club every last Wednesday of the month to practice Spanish in a natural environment with other people who are learning the language as well. This is a great chance to practice Spanish and meet new people.

If you are not enrolled in our Spanish program, the cost is only $5 and we encourage you to please order something to support the restaurant as well. They have delicious food and drink!

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Wednesday, Apr. 27 from 4 – 5 PM, $5, Plaza San Sebastian, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Build your own guitar

Build your own guitar/ukulele cuatro

If you have ever wanted to build your own guitar/uke/cuatro, your opportunity has arrived thanks to Sinfonia Music School which is opening enrollment for its third Build Your Own Guitar Workshop, under the direction of Maestro Santiago Uyuguari of San Bartolome.

Over the course of three months (at $45 per month) with three hours per week of instruction/guidance and with the aid of a kit ($35) with all of the basic elements of the instrument of your choice, you will construct your instrument.

Jeremiah Reardon and I were the only two gringos in our group, but in spite of our limited Spanish, we were able to complete our guitars with the help of the Maestro and our fellow students. Jeremiah has written an article about his experience, should you wish to know more}.

To enroll, contact Sinfonia founder/director, Carlos Rosero at 099 266 2220 (or via WhatsApp using this number between 2-6 PM every day.

Sinfonia is located at: Av. Loja entre Alonso Quijano, y, Cuenca 010201. Inscription begins now with classes beginning next week.

Immediately, three months (at $45 per month) with three hours per week of instruction/guidance and with the aid of a kit ($35).

Av. Loja entre Alonso Quijano, y, Cuenca 010201, Cuenca.

Mark ODonnell:

Paradise Indian Restaurant buffet special

Paradise Indian Restaurant invites you to attend an exclusive Buffet Special dinner on Thursday, April 28th. Enjoy a six-course authentic Indian meal that combines menu favorites and unique new flavors.

Buffet Special – $9.99 per person

* Spinach Pakora
* Dal Tadka
* Kadai Vegetables
* Garlic Chicken
* Lemon Rice
* Naan

First Seating: 5 – 7 PM Second Seating: 7 – 9 PM

Please make a reservation in advance, thank you.

Buffet Special 5 – 9 PM Thursday, April 28, Federico Malo 1-160 between 12 de Abril and Tadeo Torres (Parque de la Madre)

Paul Anthony: 098 462 8976 / 099 528 6389 — Paradise Indian Restaurant

Labor Day Japanese Brunch at the Jazz Society Cafe

Join us this weekend in celebrating Labor Day with family and friends. Enjoy yakitori, stir-fry, cocktails and so much more, this Sunday at the Jazz Society Cafe.

We will be serving your favorite American breakfast along with our Japanese Set Lunch.

Reserve your table early.
Sunday, 11 AM to 3 PM. May 1, 2022, Jazz Society Cafe,

Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby and James Dahili: 096 322 3377

Live Music at Bistro Yaku

Live Music Friday and Saturday

This Friday, we have the great privilege of presenting a band made up of musical hues, “Groove en Barca”

Always sharing melodies with laughter and sceneries via various styles: blues, funk, and a great groove with moments of jazz to go through each member’s styles. There are also a few English songs to bring back the roots of that era, when great songs and musicians were born.

National Music this Saturday
Apologia Nacional performs on our stage to promote his new album.
This Saturday, March 30th, at 9 PM, we may see a full show of Ecuadorian and Latin American music.

At Bistro Yaku we want to support the arts and organize the best musical events in the city.
Book your table at:
098 748 6890 or by email at:

April 29th, from 9 PM to 11 PM, Luis Cordero 5-66


Gran Roca Wednesday, Farm-to-Table Market at Los Balcones

Come to the Gran Roca Wednesday Farm-to-Table Market from Noon – 2 PM at Los Balcones (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon). We will again be serving our soup, salad, and Mexican brunch casserole along with our Holiday Hot Chocolate and Celebration Chai Tea for you to experience Gran Roca farm-to-table fresh. Come on over and stay a while.

We’ll also be bringing our healthy, nutrient dense products from our commercial kitchen this week including our Greek plain and flavored yogurts, our popular granola with pumpkin seeds and cranberries, veggie burgers, homemade tahini, the best hummus, GF chocolate chip cookies, ginger cookies, GF pumpkin spice muffins, Grain free, Milk Free Chewy Brownies, and salad dressings.


Sweet hot chicken, BBQ Khmer ribs, lemongrass sea bass

Come enjoy the wonderful flavors of Southeast Asia with Chef Sreymom.
Experience true authentic Southeast Asian cuisine spiced just the way you like it.
Every Thursday – Friday – Saturday Chef Sreymom will be hosting dinners by reservation. Visit her website for more details.

April 29-30 2 to 9 PM, San Sebastian Park Area


The values of the I Ching – Book of Changes – no cost intro

Are you interested in learning more about the I Ching, and how it can guide you through life?

We will have some copies of the book for sale, you can also get it on kindle or as an app.

April 27th and 28th we are offering a no cost introduction to “The Values of the I Ching, Study Group”. After the intro we will meet Tues, Wed and Thurs every week. Intro and the meetings are 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

“No community can survive without a dependable source of pure water. In a similar way, human beings cannot survive without a reliable source of spiritual nourishment. In fact, we need two wells: an external source of guidance, such as the I Ching, and an internal source of guidance, which must be our own good character …

It will (the I Ching), if you are sincere, reveal to you the fundamental issues of your life, and it will instill in you the values necessary to successfully negotiate those issues.”

The I Ching or Book of Changes is said to be the oldest of the Chinese Classics. It has been used for thousands of years by people from all classes, as a guidance for life’s ups and downs.

The I Ching contains the foundation of Chinese Philosophy and Taoist Wisdom.

In these meetings, we will gather to support each other in our understanding of the I Ching, it’s values and their significance to our everyday life.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

– Author Unknown

Intro April 27th & 28th – Thereafter every Tues, Wed & Thurs. 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Intro for no cost. Thereafter $20/month for students, $35/month for non-students.

17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar between Octavio Cordero and Miguel Heredia. Cuenca.

Frida Strandberg: +593 98 545 2054

TFT tapping – Thought Field Therapy – workshop

TFT Tapping workshop (Thought Field Therapy) – basic points and sequences.

Have you ever wondered why certain situations keep bringing up emotional distress in your life?

Would you like to have a tool to easily melt away any tension, negative thinking and emotional turmoil?

During the 1980s, Dr. Roger Callahan created an extremely effective technique to eradicate emotional and mental issues at their roots.

The result of his studies is the TFT (Thought Field Therapy) tapping technique.
TFT merges the Chinese Meridian System with kinesiology and modern psychology.

By simply tapping on specific points of your body, you can free your system from disempowering thoughts, emotions and physical pain.

Join us in this workshop to learn some of the basic Sequences and points.
Among the many benefits of TFT, you can find relief from:

Anxiety, overthinking, stress
Phobias and fear
Depression, sadness, pain
Cravings, obsessive thoughts
Negative and limiting beliefs

You will be guided by a Certified TFT practitioner.

Included with the workshop you will receive a useful manual with instructions on how and when to use basic TFT Points and Sequences in your daily life as well as how to effectively identify your emotional imbalances.

Limited spaces. Book and pay ahead to reserve your seat.

We look forward to seeing you.

Pampamisayoc QiGong

Friday April 29th, 2 – 4 PM, $30 for Pampamisayoc Students. $40 for non-students, 17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar between Octavio Cordero and Miguel Heredia., Cuenca.

Frida Strandberg: +593 98 777 4743

Live Country Music at Common Grounds. Free dance lesson

Looking for a great night out with Country Music? Mark your calendar for this Saturday.

Once again at Common Grounds, we are pleased to present:

“Too Far South Country Band”.
New country Band in Cuenca.

We will be having a free dance lesson at 6:30 PM to get ready for the show.

Get your dancing boots and cowboy hat and listen to your favorite music while having a drink, great food and have a good time with friends.

They will be playing some drinkin’, siwngin’, dancin’, footstompin’.
cover $5.

April 30th, from 6:30 PM to 10 PM, $5, Eduardo Crespo Malo Y Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Cristian: 098 107 9406