Who in Cuenca unblocks clothes dryer ducts?

This nine-year-old, modern designed, mid-rise apartment building’s approximately 15 meter long dryer duct in my apartment is blocked. Am unable to use my gas dryer as a result. (The building’s maintenance man showed up with a 12 inch paper clip wire.) Can someone please recommend a qualified, professional company to clear out this blocked dryer duct? Please reply here in “Comments” section to help others in similar situations. Many thanks.

Sharon Witt

City: Cuenca

My in-home, 60-minute massage promotes better health and relaxation

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:

· Anxiety
· Digestive disorders
· Fibromyalgia
· Headaches
· Insomnia related to stress
· Low back pain


Looking for memory foam topper for full-size bed

Does anyone know where I can find a nice thick memory foam topper in Cuenca? It is for a rock-hard full-size bed (75″ x 54″ or 134.5cm X 190.5cm.) If you don’t have one for sale, any leads would be appreciated. Thanks!

At this point, my back is so bad, I probably need a physical therapist, too.

Don Mead

City: Cuenca

At home men’s haircut

I am looking for someone who can give a haircut (male) at my apartment. I live near Park Calderone.

Vincent John Marchiolo: vjm530@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Seeking recommendations for cataract surgeons

Good morning. I am interested in getting recommendations for cataract surgeons here in Cuenca. I need multifocal toric lenses and have astigmatisms which need to be addressed during the surgery. For replies, I would request recommendations please only from those who have had direct surgical experience. Thank you in advance for taking your time to share the information with me.

Christina M Ragle: cmr8254@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca


Looking for recommendations for a caterer for finger food.

Barb: batia13@rogers.com 98 415 5910. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Travel agency for Galapagos trip

1. What is the best time to visit Galapagos, when the water in the ocean is warm? I learned that some period of time the water in the ocean is really cold.
2. Pros and cons of group or self-trip?

Appreciate helpful advice.

anna: skincareadvice.18@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Other persons with cardiac pacemakers in Cuenca?

I would like to hear where others go for their pacemaker care and follow up care of their pacemaker. What cardiologist have you seen in Cuenca please? I have a St. Jude MRI compatible brand in particular, but am interested in other’s experience with having a pacer in Cuenca.

Can we talk? Or PM me 098 041 9548 SpiffyHeart

SpiffyHeart: 098 041 9548. Call after: 11 AM.

City: Cuenca

Firestick 4K for sale

Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) | Dolby Vision Unlock a complete 4K Ultra HD experience- With support for leading HDR formats, Dolby Atmos Audio, access to the latest 4K content, and a lightning-fast processor, Fire TV Stick 4K enables you to experience the beauty of 4K Ultra HD movies and shows on your TV.

New and sealed, asking $55

Luis: alecuadorvzla@gmail.com 098 982 3644.

City: Cuenca

Fire HD 10 tablet, 10.1″, 1080p Full HD, 32 GB, model 2021

The ad-supported option (also known as Special Offers or Lockscreen Ads) displays sponsored screensavers on your device’s lockscreen.

– Fast and responsive – powerful octa-core processor and 3 GB RAM. 50% more RAM than previous generation.
– Long-lasting 12-hour battery and 32 or 64 GB internal storage. Add up to 1 TB with microSD (sold separately).


Samsung 870 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III internal SSD

New and sealed internal SSD.
If your computer goes slow and you want to upgrade it or simply need to replace your disk, this will be a good choice.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Price: $90

I can install in your laptop for an extra fee.

Luis: alecuadorvzla@gmail.com 098 982 3644.

City: Cuenca

Rechargeable flashlight

– Length: 17cm
– Diameter: 3.5cm

Purchase content
– 01 Led Tactical Flashlight
– Cable for charging

Andrea: Andreaestefaniapaucar@gmail.com 099 928 9224.

City: Cuenca

Blendtec brand twister jar – brand new

Stupidly, I bought two of these by accident. This one has never been used.
Blendtec 37 oz twister jar – blender jar set for nut butters, hummus, shakes, smoothies, and thick blends – compatible with Blendtec blenders – 16 oz blending capacity.

Note: This does not include a Blendtec blender. This is an additional add-on and includes all four pieces pictured.

• Easy Access: Add ingredients for thick blends like nut butters, or baby food without removing lid
• Personal Blender: Make single-serve smoothies, shakes, and salad dressings with this kitchen blender
• Easy to Clean: Scrape all of your smoothies or protein shakes with a specialized Twister Jar spatula
• Clear Markings: Use this blender for shakes and smoothies to measure ingredients while blending
• Blend Safely: Our blunt kitchen blender blade pulverizes ingredients and keeps injuries at bay
Originally $140 – I am asking $80 for the brand new four piece set.

Ryan James: drryanjames@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Porto y Gaia and charcuterie cheese, meat and fruit platters

Thanks to everyone who purchased our BBQ pulled pork and pimento cheeses at Porto y Gaia today.

As the distributor for the line of Mondel Cheeses in Cuenca, let us help you with your next social event by preparing for you a charcuterie cheese and fruit platter. Starting at $15.

Porto y Gaia
Unidad Nacional 3-86 y Batan

Hugh Charles Prather: hitattractions@gmail.com 096 826 3588.

City: Cuenca

Small toolbox with tools / nails – like new – $35

Selling a 12″ wide small toolbox with the following contents:

Small Hammer
Flathead Screwdriver
Phillips Head Screwdriver
Plyers (Wire cutter)
Tape Measure – 3m/10′

Plus a bunch/bag of 1-1/2″ nails.

Perfect for the renter and fits in a kitchen drawer or underneath the sink.

Like new, hardly used. Moving back to the United States.

$35 cash only, sold as is.

I’m located in El Centro at Gran Colombia y Tarqui. Email if you wish to see pictures.

Joe: heswonderful2021@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Beautiful vintage Momoyama fine china for sale

Momoyama Kyoto style white china service with gold trim, burnt orange and dark blue flowers. 12 place setting. Made in Japan

Sale Price $350 Neg.

Email Debra to schedule a look see.

Debra: redtagmovingsales@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Stunning Lomonosov Imperial porcelain cobalt tea and coffee set

6 place setting with 39 pieces. All hand-painted. The original Lomonosov factory logo is on the bottom of each piece. Genuine Article – 100% Guaranteed. Purchased in Russia. Hard-paste porcelain.

Made in Russia by the Imperial Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. See Entire Cobalt Net collection with pictures at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076PJ7N3R.or visit their website at https://lomonosov-russia.com/

Sale price $750. Pictures don’t do justice to this beautiful china. A must see! Neg.

Email Debra for a look see!

Debra: redtagmovingsales@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Painting tools and supplies

All tools and supplies are brand-new

11 Pebeo Acrylics Color: $49
High viscosity/ Opaque
1 Cadmium Red Hue 100ml
1 Cadmium Orange Hue 100ml
1 Burnt Umber 100ml
1 Primary Cyan 100ml
1 Burnt Sienna 100ml


Does your child need help with reading, writing, or math?

I taught for 25 years in the USA, at both elementary and secondary levels. I will teach any age student and have taught hundreds of students to read, write, and master math.

I hold teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.


Professional carpet cleaning & handyman

Professional carpet cleaning and upholstery steam cleaning. We are happy to talk with you about your situation and tell you just how we can help you get your carpet back to top shape. What’s more, we are so confident in our abilities that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee! That’s right: You love the result, or we make it right with you.

Our services are:

Carpet Cleaning
Upholstery Cleaning
Car interiors


Handyman services
General construction

Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
093 937 9979

Cardiology/ Clinician


I am Dra. Daniela Carpio —a Cardiologist based out of Cuenca with a specialty in Cardiac Intensive Care. Upon my recent return from completing my studies abroad, I opened my medical practice at Hospital del Rio, and it would be an honor to serve you there.

I completed my 5-year postgraduate education at the Instituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiología in Sao Paulo, Brazil; a world class institution comprised of highly skilled physicians in the field. I am thrilled to me back in my hometown, with my family, and I look forward to serving my community and also bring expert medical care to the comfort of your own home, if needed.


Gaugin interesting in private water wells

I’m trying to gauge the level of interesting in private water wells before to do investing in the equipment and bring in to Ecuador, I’m looking at equipment able to reach 150 meters in depth with a diameter of 420 mm, we already have water detection capability. Please either reply to this post or text to me directly. Thank you very much.

The water is life. Beltran Plumbing & Heating

Santa Isabel -Azuay-

Geoffreyi Beltran
098 606 6595

CCC Spanish Classes: conversation, culture, context

CCC Spanish is a fun and dynamic way to learn the language. Classes are led by native Spanish speakers and professional language teachers, Fausto and Martha. Their teaching method focuses on the 3 C’s of learning a language: Conversation, Culture, Context.

In these classes you will have a lot of practice with speaking and listening, all while learning necessary grammar to ensure that what you’re saying makes sense.


High-dose vitamin C IV drip – boosts immune health

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that plays a crucial role in overall health.

Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant and is responsible for many functions in the body. While not all of the oral supplements that we take are fully absorbed, IV delivery of Vitamin C ensures that 100% of the vitamin is bioavailable. When given in high doses, Vitamin C converts from an antioxidant to an oxidative therapy.


Full body deep tissue massage – 90 minutes session

This massage is an excellent technique for solving muscular problems and is especially suitable for people with contractures, lumbar discomfort, and stress.

The deep tissue massage works on specific areas of accumulated muscle tension in the body. Stress, bad postures, or intensive physical activity can cause contracted muscles and the best way to treat this is a good massage.


Professional and proficient nursing services

Who needs nursing services at home?

• Patients who return home after surgery, needing care, supervision and assistance
• Patients who are undergoing complicated treatment that requires the use of medical equipment and/or medication monitoring


Tapiceria Moderna reupholstery services and furniture designs

At Tapiceria Moderna we offer professional sofa reupholstery that will keep your furniture standing in your home for years. We can strip your sofa right down to its frame and rebuild all the way up with a material of your choosing.
We can make your furniture more comfortable than you ever imagined.



Handyman services and renovations projects

At Ecuacarpinteria we work hard to give you the best services, from small projects, handyman repairs to home renovations. Every project receives all the attention of our experts.


Carpentry services
Metal projects


Restoration of furniture, carpentry, upholstery

Hello, my name is Carolina Lucena. I am an interior designer, exclusive to Aleppo furniture and design. I can help you restore your furniture, upholster it, make the furniture you need according to your taste and needs. I have my workshop and showroom. We speak English. Cuenca.

Cuenca, Avenida Ordoñez Lasso.

Carolina Lucena


I will proofread English language documents for 1¢ per word (minimum of 1,000 words).
My English language skills are strong. I will obtain my Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies (Focus on the Japanese Language) from Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon) in June 2023. I have an Associate in Arts degree from Los Angeles Pierce College (Woodland Hills, California) in General Studies and a TEFL Certificate.


Laura Kimmick
099 102 3699 (WhatsApp)

Cat Scratch Kitchen / new knockoff Bisquick recipe video

We are back this week with a big one! The YouTube channel Cat Scratch Kitchen is highlighting Bisquick in this video. It’s a super simple and cheap way to have a pantry staple in your home always ready to use. So many different uses and so versatile you can’t afford now to make it. Also there is a bonus recipe for “Cheeseburger Pie” using the knockoff Bisquick mix you just made. Really delicious and simple anyone can do it. If any of that sounds interesting just click the link down below and head over to our channel. We upload a new video every week and would love to see you love. If you like the content hit the subscribe button and the like button, it’s totally free to you and can really help support our channel. Hope to see you there.



Justin Rogers

Question about unfurnished apartment and furniture rental

Hola! Looking for any insight into renting an unfurnished apartment in Cuenca, EC and then using a company such as Cort Global for a furniture rental package. Considering at least 6-month to 1-year rental, perhaps longer. I know that many apartments are available fully furnished, just looking at options to that, to be able to select my own furniture style and pieces. Advantages/disadvantages to either option? Budget can be flexible either way.

Thom: thom02099@gmail.com

Dao Yoga – dynamic, flowing and strengthening

Connect with yourself and improve your well-being!

All the classes will have great focus on the individual students and where they are.

Dao Yoga is a mix of Hatha/Vinyasa, Qigong and Dao Yin – this means a blend of Vinyasa flows together with the pulsing and dynamic motions of Dao Yin, as well as the philosophy and teachings of both Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

We have Yoga mats to use.

Just a few blocks from the San Sebastian Park.

Try your first class for no cost.
Drop-in $9

+ $20/month for members.
$35/month for non-members

Every Tuesday and Thursday 6 – 7:15 PM, 17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar between Octavio Cordero and Miguel Heredia., Cuenca.

Frida Strandberg: pampamisayocqigong@gmail.com +593 98 545 2054

Recommendation for Karla, home pet care/ dog walker/ groomer

I am forever grateful to those who write recommendations. As a recent newcomer to Cuenca that is invaluable information.
I think I should do the same when I find someone wonderful. This recommendation is for Karla. She is so good with our dog. I call her our dog whisperer.

Karla took care of our dogs when they were 2; Our Pomeranian who was 17 1/2 years old with an enlarged heart that eventually killed him. Karla was so patient and caring and Lucky was so attached to her, he would follow her anywhere.

Now we only have 1 dog so we are even pickier about who takes care of her. We trust Karla implicitly. We send our dog Soleil, for one or two days with her so she will be comfortable at her home when we travel.

Karla is such a kind and compassionate person and her love of animals is obvious. Her services are more than reasonable. You can totally trust her with your pets

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: kalibree77@yahoo.com

Recommended by Sandra Lebrun: sleangel1@gmail.com

Recommendation for Isabel M Mosquera, visa services

For 5-Star Visa handling I highly recommend Isabel M. Mosquera for your professional needs. Before I arrived in Cuenca, Isabel was suggested as an excellent expediter to handle my 2-year temporary pension visa. I followed her instructions from the States and obtained all the necessary documents before arriving. When I arrived with my apostiled documents she submitted them to the necessary government officials and in just under 2 week after arriving I received an email stating that my visa and cedula was approved and ready to pick up. Isabel is as professional as you would want. She covers every step of the process and most likely is the cheapest in the area to accomplish what you need with no hiccups or missing documents that sometimes require multiple appointments. Easy to communicate with and travels with you to all the necessary appointments, etc. She also has excellent connections to other services like health insurance, etc. When you’ve tried the rest . . . try the best.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: isabelmmosquera@hotmail.com

Recommended by Vincent John Marchiolo: vjm530@gmail.com

Recommendation for Mustafa Aldawi, computer technician

I would like to recommend Mustafa Aldawi as a computer technician and all around computer troubleshooter. I have been using his services exclusively and continuously for over 4 years. He works on any device including, but not limited to iPhones, iPads and all other Apple devices as well Windows and Mac laptops and Android devices. He can also organize routers, boosters and diverse programming for TVS including but not limited to installation of Amazon Firesticks and diverse sports programming. Most recently I moved into a new apartment and he loaded my Firestick up onto my new TV with numerous apps, synced my iPhone, the TV and my Windows laptop computer with Nord VPN,. installed my new Magic Jack and backed up my computer files on my Toshiba external hard drive

He is professional, respectful, courteous, punctual and speaks flawless English. I give him my highest recommendation.

Address: Contact by phone or email

Contact information: adawim52@yahoo.com 099 408 7897 WhatsApp

Recommended by Christina M Ragle: cmr8254@gmail.com

This week at La Guarida

Music, films and great food. Simply another week at La Guarida!

– Aparajito –
July 19th (Tuesday, 6:45 PM).
This is the second chapter in director Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy. Following Apu and his family to the city, Ray explores the crowded streets and busy waterfront, introducing us to a gallery of unforgettable images and characters. But when tragedy strikes Apu’s family, the boy becomes a man and must choose between the life his father chose — a life of duty and disappointment — or a life of his own. This film is a masterpiece for which terms like ‘simplicity’ and ‘profundity’ seem inadequate. A must watch.


Chan Chan Dairy Products

Good day to you all! This week we are offering our tasty products at a number of places in town. Start your day right on Tuesday at the market at Dos Sucres. Not only will you be able to try some delicious cheese, pick up some Greek yogurt, fresh milk and cream, butter and cottage cheese…come check out the amazing produce and fresh bread as well.

A fun market to go to from 8:30-10 AM.

This week we are offering our traditional Cheddar and Baby Swiss. All of the products we make are made exclusively with milk from our grass-fed cows. Our herd is primarily composed of Montebilliard and Jersey crosses, breeds known for their high fat and protein. A tasty alternative in a land of Holsteins.

If you can’t make it to the market, have your order dropped off at the Smokehouse/Cuenca Shop, Tienda Nectar or opt for home delivery in Cuenca for $2. Coming soon, dry-aged beef and pork!

Tuesday July 19th, from 8:30-10 AM, Dos Sucres-Roberto Crespo Total 3-56, Cuenca Shop-Smokehouse, Tienda Nectar

Julie: haciendachanchan@gmail.com

Cuenca Salmon fights inflation

Choose from 6 great products this week. All orders $40 or over receive free a jar of Picklings Garlic Spears ($6 value)

Irish Banger Sausage
Black Forest Smoked Sausage
Smoked Ham
Wahoo (Ono)
Rainbow Trout Fillet
Smoked Hunter’s Sausage

Monday July 18th, Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: info@cuencasalmon.com 099 122 1238

Delivery: real sourdough, Southern biscuits, freezer meals, and more

Sunday Brunch Cuenca family. Here is our current product list, please note the new prices:


Three cheese chicken and spinach lasagna $9.50
Chicken pot pie $7.50
Each container is two generous servings. Comes frozen, uncooked, and ready to bake when you are.
3-cheese ravioli comes frozen in a pack of 32 for $10.50


Sourdough pizza in wood-fire oven

Have you ever enjoy sourdough pizza in Cuenca? Come and visit us with your family and friends, we are Entre Fuego y Leña Pizzería team. Here you can eat healthy and delicious pizza, yeast free.

Find us at Historical Center.

Some options:

Black pizza (with shrimp)
Onions and peppers
Fugazza (double dough)
Special figs and three cheeses and more!
In addition we offer delicious Coffee, cappuccino, tea, and desserts.

We have home delivery.

From Monday to Saturday, from noon to 9 PM, Juan Jaramillo 5-10 and Mariano Cueva

Gabriela: 096 884 7990

Sourdough bread in Cuenca

Hi everyone, We are happy to continue delighting our dear customers, offering healthy sourdough bread, free yeast, vegan and some desserts made in wood-fire oven, organic free chemicals.

You can find us in the historical Center.
We have home delivery.

Some breads:

White bread
Barley multi-seeds
Wheat with cranberries


Paradise Indian Restaurant

Enjoy the best Indian cuisine in Cuenca at Paradise. Find out why Paradise won the Gringo Post poll again this year. Our menu includes vegan, vegetarian, chicken, lamb, beef, seafood, rice, traditional bread, and dessert dishes. Each order is prepared to your taste – from mild to spicy – by a skilled chef who calls India home. Sample the authentic flavors of the Indian subcontinent today.

Open Daily 10 AM – 9 PM, Federico Malo 1-160 between 12 de Abril and Tadeo Torres (Parque de la Madre)

Paul Anthony: paradiseindianrestaurantcuenca@gmail.com 098 462 8976 / 099 528 6389

Summer exchange Conversation Club

Do you want to improve your level or Spanish? More practicing? Making new friends? or Know more about our culture? This is your chance. This is a club of conversation Spanish. English with native speakers. Every Session will be per one hour and is recommendable for Intermediate levels or more but everyone is welcome. There will be snacks and drinks.

*Snacks and drinks are not included in the cost of each session.

Every Wednesday, from 4 to 5 PM and Saturdays, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM., 2 per session.

Hostal Kolibri B&B: Avenida 27 de Febrero 6-42 entre las calles Julio T. Torres y Arturo Valencia., Cuenca.

Fabiola Alban: fabialban@hotmail.com 099 564 9563

Cuenca Club Spanish-English language exchange.

For the cost of a cup of coffee, come meet new friends and practice your Spanish with native Spanish speakers, who will practice their English.

We invite you to come to our new language exchange group. We will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Café Otorongo Lounge. $2 minimum purchase or donation. We will start at 3 PM sharp.

Every Monday and Thursday from 3 to 5 PM, $2, Plaza del Otorongo, Cuenca.

Paulina: paulinaurgiles4@gmail.com 098 890 7549

Singer, harpist/pianist and composer, Tiina Soé

Cuenca Symphony Orchestra’s exceptional harpist/pianist, singer and composer, Tiina Soé with Christian Torres on bass and Reinaldo Arce on drums at the Jazz Society Cafe —Don’t miss it!
Great Jazz and delicious food! Come hungry!
Wednesday 7 PM
20th of July
Social hour starts at 6 PM

Wednesday 7 PM, 20th of July, $5 donation for the musicians, Jazz Society Cafe Los Cedros y Los Claveles, Cuenca.

Deborah Dahili: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com Phone: English: 093 934 2714 Español: 096 322 3377

Thanks to everyone who donated or attended our sale

The Mujers con Exito (Cuenca Women’s Shelter) had a very successful day on Saturday.
Thanks to those of you who donated and then shopped our sale.
And to those of you who donated cash.
A final count shows we took in $1,203.15!
This is the most a Mujers garage sale has ever made!
We have enough for canopies for both dining rooms with a bit to spare.
A heartfelt thank you for helping all of our women in need.

July 16th, No Fee, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, Cuenca.

Marilyn Appel: r.m.appel65@gmail.com

TFT-tapping workshop – become your own healer

The Thought Field Therapy is a tapping technique that will support you in getting to the root cause of your traumas and negative emotional patterns.

It has proven to be effective for people from all extractions and cultures. It works by addressing directly the energetic blockage underneath any blockage or trauma.

In this workshop you will get practical tools that you can use by yourself in your daily life. You will learn specific sequences that will make you overcome anxiety, phobias and fear and anger associated with past traumas.


July concert at idiomART – Too Far South

Too Far South is Ecuador’s premiere country band and they really know how to get you off your chair and onto the dance floor. They have been playing to sold out crowds in and around Cuenca and, if we play our cards right, we may even have someone come teach us how to line-dance.

So, polish your boots, dust off your hat and make your reservation today. This is going to be a whole lotta fun!

idiomART’s Patio Sessions Concert Series promotes a wide variety of bands and genres of music at a venue where the music is the focus not the background. We started this series last year at our old location and each month we have featured very different styles of music and musicians. We’ve had everything from Cumbia to Blues, Broadway to Folk, Andean to Cuban. And now… country music!

As always, we’ll have a cash bar.

We tend to fill up quickly, so contact us today to make your reservation: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Sunday, July 24; Doors: 2 PM Music: 3 PM, $10, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB