Glass/plastic recycling

Does anyone know if there are places to drop off glass jars/bottles for recycling? Or to drop off plastic bags?

Thomas Leong



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.


Looking for persons interesting in working

I request completely bilingual (write it and speak it), with experience in customer service, as kitchen assistant performing basic functions for the preparation of bakery, pastry). Just send your resume by email with your personal data and, above all, personal references)

Any questions or information must be in person at the store with your summary.

Jeniffer Rodríguez.

City: Cuenca

I buy older US coins

I am buying US dimes, quarters, and half dollars that were minted 1965 and earlier. I will pay 20 times the face value – In other words, if you have 4 1965 quarters, I will pay you $20 for them. The date on the coin must be visible.

Andrew: 093 976 5845. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for Jerry Egge

Hi, I’m looking for Jerry Egge.


Mike Tanner 098 474 1527

City: Cuenca

Looking for 1 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 1 bedroom, furnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $200-$400.

Hi all, I’m moving to Cuenca, and am looking for a one bedroom apartment somewhere near el Centro, or well connected to it by bus. I work for an international NGO, hence my budget. I would prefer to have a washer, a complete kitchen, and a separate bedroom. Please let me know if you know of anything.

Kip Van Hecke: +1 612 244 4006.

Kitchen deep clean

Hi, I’m looking for someone who can help me with a deep clean of the kitchen in my new apartment. This is not a ‘housekeeping’ task. I need someone who might have the tools and equipment to remove built-up grime in the grout of the floor tiles, (maybe steam cleaning?), as well as grease buildup on the cooktop and oven. The kitchen stainless sink needs deep clean with new grout around the edges. There are also tall wood cabinets and I cannot reach the tops of them even with my 2-step ladder. If you can help me with this task please reach out.

Cheryl Duerr

City: Cuenca



Alejandro Vidal: 099 279 8675. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Do you need help with translations from Spanish to English or from English to Spanish?

I am Maria Peñafiel, I am a Lawyer, I am 25-years old and I speak English, fluently. Besides that, I have also studied German, a bit of Italian. I love traveling. I have been to Italy, México. Perú and the United States and I have also traveled within Ecuador. I have been to Galápagos, Amazonas, Chimborazo, Quito and Baños de Ambato. My beautiful country is full of diversity and I am excited for you to experience it. I am already planning my next trip. I am currently working at a city law firm.


Visas, visas and nothing but visas

Looking for all things visas? Visa Angels Ecuador specializes in visas only!

Visa Angels Ecuador has been getting visas for expats since 2014. We work with extended tourist visas, temporary residential visas, permanent residential visas, and transferring visas to a new passport. We also work with getting your cedula for the first time and renewing your visa. We specialize in visas and cedulas so you get the very newest requirements. During these 8 years we were GringoPost’s best visa assistants for 5 years in a row. Our clients voted for us to make that happen.


Oster bread maker

Oster bread maker
It is a good machine for making a single loaf of bread.
I make my bread in larger quantities the old fashion way for cinnamon rolls, jalapeno cheese bread and sausage kolaches.


Michael McNabb: 593 244 3993.

City: Cuenca

Blueberries and almonds for sale

This week: We have fresh blueberries for sale at $6/pound and whole, raw, shelled almonds at $5/pound. Delivery in Cuenca and surrounding areas (San Joaquín, Challuabamba, Racar, Baños, Monay, and more) is free of charge.
If you would like to place an order, email us.

The Blue Biker: .

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.

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

Cuenca Consignments Store is open today

New merchandise arrived every day last week. We have an oxygen concentrator, a water distiller, a camping table and kitchen, exercise bench with weights, free hand weights, new clothes, some new and some gently worn, a very nice blender, bread making machine, two and four slice toaster, a mountain bicycle, a gas and an electric stove, beds, and many other items.
We are open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM.


High-end video cards

Nvidia Quadro FX 5800 – high end video card

Benchmark – 1,253; 240 cores

This is a high-end video card necessary for the use of
• Gaming
• Video editing/production: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Power Director, DaVinci Resolve, Pinnacle


The Hop Factory: best place for craft beer in Cuenca

Come to the brewery and try our hand-crafted beer. We have plenty to choose from.

Beers: Rowdy Rabbit our low-carb beer, Jamaica, Maracuya, Pale Ale, Hoofta IPA, Amber, Stout and Bourbon Barrel Stout.

Come in Thursday and Friday from 3 to 8 PM… or later if the crowd is having fun.

Friday only: at The Hop Factory get 2 for $5 (bourbon barrel not included)

We are right off the new Ciclovía.
Calle del Himno Nacional and De la Bandera Nacional were on Google maps (The Hop Factory)

Luis: 098 721 4499.

City: Cuenca

Smart TV 4K 55″ AU7090 – Samsung

Smart TV 55″ 4K
Model: AU7090
Operating System: Tizen™
Crystal 4K Processor
Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160
Audio: Dolby Digital Plus
HDMI input: 3
USB input: 1
Weight: 13.9kg


Refrigerator GE, side by side

Refrigerator GE, side by side
The perfect option for your home is the GE GSMT6AEDFGP refrigerator. It has a capacity of 26 cubic feet, has a large space to store your food, 2 doors and plastic shelves with ample space to organize your food, also enjoy better energy savings and food preservation thanks to its cooling system.

More information:
GE brand


Italsofa 100% leather triple sofa, wine color

Made in America with domestic and imported materials
Seat cushions feature Lane C3 pocketed coils for added support while still giving a super plush feel
Hardwood lumber in all load-bearing areas of frame and sinuous wire spring support system



Waring Pro waffle maker

Waring Pro professional double waffle maker.
I have used three time maybe since I moved to Cuenca. I prefer pancakes.


Michael McNabb: 593 99 244 3993.

City: Cuenca

Beeville coffee maker

Beeville Coffee maker
I used this coffee maker until I could go to the US and bring back a new Cuisinart.
During the storage the top to the carafe has been misplaced. It will work as is but will not keep the coffee hot.
It is for sale “as is” for $60 and if and when I find the top I will contact you.

Michael McNabb: 593 244 3993.

City: Cuenca

Words of wisdom from Pájaro y Bestia

“They never understood that Famous Dave’s wasn’t just a restaurant company, more than it was a lifestyle. Barbecue is a lifestyle”. – quoting ‘Famous Dave’ Anderson.

Come join a new Cuenca lifestyle – but I promise there will never be a pitch to purchase a franchise.
BBQ is my obsession to give other people a taste of the very best in life.
Come taste the best…

Gran Colombia 13-100, y Estévez de Toral

Pajaro y Bestia

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.


Cat Scratch Kitchen (new video)

We have another video in our Bisquick collection ready for you. This time we are taking our Bisquick Mix that we made in the last video and adding Sprite!? Yep, Sprite. To make some amazingly fluffy biscuits that are super easy and save money in your wallet. All you have to do is click the link below to head over to our YouTube channel. While your there click the subscribe button so you don’t miss our next time and money saving video. Also leave a comment below the video if you tried out the recipe, we would love to hear how it worked out for you. We release a new video every Monday. Thanks for stopping by and we will see you again next week.


Justin Rogers

Transportación services

Hi, I’m Nelson, I’m offering my services to the entire foreign community, transportation services to airports everywhere in Ecuador. I also work as a translator to go to medical visits or any other paperwork they need as a translator. I help make small moves. I have many recommendations in this media, GringoPost contact number is 098 502 2902 / 098 100 4683 email

Villa 301 Laguna Del Sol, 301

Nelson Panama

Pilates Cuenca Physiogym

Low-impact exercise that aims to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Visit our facilities. Our staff is fully bilingual. You can join our group classes or have a private session. Our studio is on the ground floor and has parking available. Prices p/p: private class $20, semi-private class (2 people) $15 semi-private class (3 people) $10 and group class $7. Come and start taking care of your body right now.

isabel la Catoilica 2-86

Nicolas Lukin and Eleonora Faria
098 423 0884 / 098 404 5949

Prices at C&C Unisex Hair Design & Barber Shop

Pampering yourself is a legitimate form of self-care. Research shows that self-pampering as having your nails done, getting haircuts, getting hair treatments or just having a body massage can act as a buffer against depression, particularly in women. And any type of focused, intentional relaxation can reduce both the mental and physical effects of stress, improving your quality of life.


Japanese and/or Spanish lessons

I am half Japanese, half Canadian and have been living in Ecuador for now 8 years! I am fluent in all 3 languages and although Japanese is probably a very rare language to learn, especially living in Ecuador, I would love to help if anyone is interested.

Feel free to message me on WhatsApp or send me an email for more information.

Plaza San Sebas, Cuenca

Juno Ropke
096 821 0987

Dog walking and house sitting

Hi there! Looking for some down time and planning to go on a trip? Or not feeling up to taking your dog out every day?

Well, I am the person for you! I speak fluent English and Spanish and would be perfect for the job. Flexible and I would be able to provide any kind of care for your pet or home needed.

Feel free to contact me through WhatsApp/phone call with the number listed or email.

Plaza San Sebas, Cuenca

Juno Ropke
096 821 0987

Full lymph drainage massage – 90-minute session

Lymphatic drainage massage, also known as manual lymphatic drainage, is a gentle massage to relieve painful swelling in your arms and legs.

Usually, your lymphatic system collects your lymph and returns it to your heart via a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. When something disrupts your lymphatic system’s process, lymph collects in your arms and legs, making them swell.


Smoked bacon is back in Luvimar Gourmet Market

Hello everybody, Smoked bacon strips by King Smokehouse are back in my fridge at Luvimar Gourmet Market.

You’ll find many quality products in my specialty store (Made locally and imported). Like aged cheese, export quality seafood, wines, chocolates, crackers, nuts, meats, Asian cuisine products, Mexican style products, jarred goods, and so much more.


Renewable energy or sustainable projects – 100% green

Do you need help with a renewable energy system and obtain the benefit of 100% Green energy and producing your own self-consumption?

We are Energia Nativa and we have solutions for all kind of projects, whether in the city or in the countryside, with On Grid or Off Grid systems of any capacity according to your needs. It is time to prepare for a sustainable life without depending on fossil resources or the conditions of electricity companies.


Pet Store. Pet-Tiere

Pet-Tiere is a brand of accessories and services for pets that has a store and offers home delivery service.

Services, accessories and food for your pet (dog and cat).
Food brands such as:


Marc´s Consignment

Dear customers,

We want to wish you an excellent start of the week, remember that at Marc’s Consignment store we have a variety of items for your home.
We have refrigerators, washers, stoves, dryers, living room furniture, televisions, desks, desk chairs, lamps, beds, mattresses, nightstands and more.

Also remember that here we help you sell things you no longer use or need, if it’s in good condition and works, bring it, we’ll sell it!

Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

096 849 6409

Creative workshops for all the family in Baños de Cuenca

Enjoy new workshops for children from 9 years old to the elderly. In my club, Alli Maki Crear y Relajar, you can create a fishing game, build a lamp, make papier mache figures, weave bracelets, sew chicks, learn how to crochet and much more.
Price includes the material.
Take advantage during your vacation.


Taco Tuesday at Santa Cruz Restaurant

Best Mexican food, best price

Have delicious dinner at a great price with our promo: 10 Tacos x 10 dollars. You can pick beef, chicken or chicken, and mix your taco plate.

Also get our 2 x 1 Blue Margaritas.
See you there

Esmeraldas #222 Y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).

Santa Cruz Restaurant

099 511 2381

What is glutathione IV infusion therapy?

Glutathione is a tripeptide—a combination of three amino acids called cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. It’s present in most of the cells in our bodies, though it’s most often found concentrated in the liver.

Glutathione contains a sticky sulfur chemical group that collects all the bad molecules floating around in your body and neutralizes them. These are called free radicals, and when they’re eliminated, your immune system gets a massive boost


Selenium IV and Zinc IV nutrient therapy

Stress, food intolerance, a medical illness and GI conditions can inhibit the absorption of essential substances such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, folic acid, glutathione, or biotin.

IV Nutrient Therapy is a tool to safely and efficiently administer high dosages of nutrients that the body could not absorb through food or oral supplementation alone.


Private Spanish lessons

Personalized, private, face-to-face Spanish lessons in the city of Cuenca. Native speaker, with a degree in foreign languages. I speak English fluently, and also German.

Gran Colombia – Cuenca

Juan Carlos

Spanish survival lessons

I’m trying to form a group for Spanish survival lessons. Frequently Q & A for a normal conversation in markets, hospital, restaurants, etc.
Groups will have a maximum of 4 people for optimal learning.
4 lessons, twice per week. (2 weeks)
For more information

Please message me for information on my classes.

Centro Cuenca

Maria Gracia
099 447 1149

Matthew Bagel store and bakery

Rediscover the new Matthew Bagel Store
Come in and visit us at our new location with the front entrance on Avenida Las Americas and the back door on Calle Los Alamos near Ordonez Lasso. Two blocks south of Super Maxi Las Americas.

Next door are our great neighbors El Calvo Restaurant and El Jeque. There is also a new pizza and beer business called 11 Pizza & Cerveza.

All of our bakery goods are made fresh daily in our store and we offer:


Workshop of Toquilla Straw

Weaving workshop
in Pajatoquilla

6 & 7 of August
a weekend
10 AM to 1 PM.

Location: Benigno Malo 4-76

Investment $80
includes materials, a package of toquilla straw, needles and dyes to dye + digital manual

Write us internally and schedule your class!

099 074 4613

Benigno Malo 4-76

Gabriela Zumba

Why should you opt for a supplementary medical plan in Ecuador?

Benefits and Options in Ecuador.

Both private and public health insurance in Ecuador can be easily combined with low-cost supplemental health plans which will cover specific needs such as outpatient medical care, emergency care, and coverage of medical tests. This type of basic coverage will be very useful if you have a health plan with IESS. IESS will provide you with medical assistance when you need it but you may experience long wait times when accessing your benefits, which is why we offer you the option of a supplementary plan.


Scratchers for cats

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet fabric. I have different designs and models. Your cat will like it very much.

Benefits of the cat scratcher:

– To keep your nails healthy and strong. Cats are territorial animals that like to mark their scent.
– To stabilize activity and avoid health problems
– To play and release stress
– To create your refuge
– To entertain yourself and relieve your curious instinct.

Cuenca Azuay


Recommendation for Dely Tienda, the best avocados in Cuenca

If you love avocados, the best are found at the tiny Dely Market across from the entrance of the Ital Deli on Alfonso Moreno Mora. You won’t be disappointed, unless he’s sold out for the day.

Address: Alfonso Moreno Mora near Solano

Contact information:

Recommended by Lorraine Theodos:

Recommendation for Bryan Vidal, Catsa Agencia de Viajes

I’m pleased to recommend Bryan Vidal at Catsa Agencia de Viajes. I’d been watching prices for a multicity airline ticket between Cuenca, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo for about a month and the prices kept going up from barely reasonable to extremely outrageous. I decided to make an appointment with Bryan and after about 15 minutes, he presented me with an itinerary that mapped to my preferred dates and times, had me sitting in Premium Economy (the highest class on the Latam planes flying these routes), included three pieces of luggage, and cost a third of the extremely outrageous price I last saw on Google Flights. I’ll add that I am tercera edad so I needed to go through a travel agent for the discount, but still the savings were far greater than the modest agency fee for Bryan’s services. I won’t be buying future airline tickets any other way.

Address: Av. 12 de Abril y Jose Peralta

Contact information:

Recommended by Joyce Cymerman:

Argentinian homemade alfajores de maicena

Hi everyone! Would you like something sweet to eat with your coffee?

I’m making and selling cornstarch alfajores (alfajores de maicena in Spanish), a specialty of my native country, Argentina. They go specially well with a cup of coffee/tea! They are big, so I think one alfajor per person is more than enough.


Authentic Mexican food in Cuenca delivered to your door

100% fresh and handmade corn tortillas.

• $8 – Gourmet Mexican Enchiladas
– 3 chicken-stuffed enchiladas, with Mexican beans and rice, choice of red or green chili hot sauce. “Gluten Free”

• $10 – Red Pozole
– 1 large pot, contains: Corn, pork, Mexican spices accompanied by tortilla chips with your order. “Gluten free”


Gran Roca Wednesday, farm-to-table market and lunch at Los Balcones

Come to the Gran Roca Wednesday farm-to-table market and have a one-of-a-kind fresh, healthy and delicious lunch from noon – 2 PM at Los Balcones on Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Sangurima, (Only 4 blocks from Parque Calderon), where you can pick up our fresh, healthy and delicious products like our harvested-in-the-morning fresh vegetables and herbs, milk products, chicken and duck eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, pork and smoked products. We will also be bringing our fresh-made products from our commercial kitchen.


On tap at the Pub and Taco Tuesday specials!

Taco Tuesday special

Three beef or veggie tacos and a draft beer for $6
Crunchy taco shell, Pico de Gallo, lettuce and cheddar cheese.

Carne Asada Street Tacos $1
Soft corn tortilla, marinated carne asada, cilantro onion salsa and lime.


This week at Joes’ Secret Garden

It’s dinner on a stick…delicious tender beef, shrimp or chicken teriyaki skewers or kabobs — your choice. Sweet soy, ginger, and garlic are the base of our special marinade before we char grill and glaze.

Dinner starts with a mandarin orange, beet, daikon and avocado salad, with a slightly sweet vinaigrette.
Rice noodles and crisp vegetable stir fry joins your skewers for a taste of the islands.

We finish dinner with our special recipe Pina Colada Bread pudding,
or our herb garlic roasted chicken is always an alternative.
Vegetarian requests always welcome. We cook especially for you.

For dine-in or delivery or pickup.

Advance orders, prices, and details on our website …
Questions? call Ken at 096 950 6605

Saturday, July 30th. Meet your friends for cocktails and chatting at 4:30 PM. Dinner 6 PM. Sunday, July 31st, we prepare your diner for pickup or delivery. Address at time of order

KP and Ken:

Cooking with Rey “Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine”

Join me as we explore the fragrant and colorful cooking of Southeast Asia.

–Sticky and Sweet Hot Chicken: Tender pieces of chicken sauteed with garlic, honey, chilies and lemongrass.

–Sticky and Sweet Hot Shrimp: Medium sized shrimp sauteed with garlic, honey, chilies and lemongrass.

–Fried Sea Bass: Premium sea bass fillets deep fried in olive oil infused with leeks. Served with two Khmer dipping sauces.

See my website for more main course selections.

Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 8:30 PM, San Sebastian Park near the Museum of Modern Art

Sreymom: 099 544 3977

No cost intro – How QiGong can improve your whole life!

Senior or young, fit or with low mobility, healthy or sick? Qigong is for everyone.

Especially if you are seeking to improve your life.

– If you want to transform stress into calmness.

– If you are experiencing a lot of pain and would like to heal your body.

– If you know that your body needs exercise and everything you’ve tried so far is too hard.
(QiGong is very easy to perform, and can be done even seated or lying down).


US voter registration in Cuenca

The 2022 mid-terms are coming up this November and our votes, even from Ecuador, can make a difference.

Overseas voters must register and request their ballots every year.

If you wish, you can self-register at or we can help.

Democrats Abroad will be holding our first in-person voter registration event this Thursday. Registration, by law, is non-partisan. Please bring your US voting address and Social Security number (some states require this).


Jan Wallace w/Martin Navarro Quartet Friday at Jazz Society

Jan and the Quartet (with some new members!) are back at the Jazz Society this Friday, July 29th. Jazz Standards played with exotic rhythms, and Jazz-Pop for those who “think” they don’t like jazz. Come and experience Debby’s great cuisine to the smooth vocals and soothing sounds of sax, guitar, bass and drums. An “oasis” in your week!

Make your reservations early at the number below.

The repertoire has something for everyone from Diana Krall to George Benson to Frank Sinatra.

We hope to see you there.

Friday, July 29, 6 PM dinner starts, 7 PM music starts, $5, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block north of Ordonez Lasso), Cuenca.

Jan Wallace: For reservations: 096 322 3377

Selena Quintanilla tribute concert

Each year Carnales Mexican Grill celebrates the life of Selena Quintanilla by organizing a tribute show honoring her musical legacy and highlighting the many social contributions that she made to her local community.

In years past, a few extra dates were added due to the overwhelming demand for more shows, with each one selling out almost immediately. Carnales Mexican Grill is once again proud to announce the 6th Selena Tribute Concert featuring Venezuelan singer Marian Rios. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 13th, from 5 to 6:15 PM. Tickets are $15, and include a special menu made just for this intimate event, plus ice-cold margaritas or beer.


This week at La Guarida

We have prepared another wonderful week for you at La Guarida!

– Pan’s Labyrinth–
Tuesday, July 26th (6:45 PM).
Like any great myth, Guillermo del Toro’’s Pan’s Labyrinth encodes its messages through displays of magic. And like any good fairy tale, it is also embroidered with threads of death and loss. The Boston Globe says: “Pan’s Labyrinth is a transcendent work of art.” By far, our favorite films by one of the greatest directors alive.


No cost intro – Dao yoga – get comfortable in your own skin

You deserve to feel good in your own body, on all levels. Reconnect and Recharge with Yourself.

Try a down to earth, practical and personalized yoga practice.

If you have the desire to develop and grow your Physical, Spiritual, Mental and Emotional body you will have my full support. I cannot take the steps for you, but I can promise you, that as long as you have the right attitude nothing is impossible.


Delicious and homemade – Vivaldi Ice Cream from Carlos

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream? The kind that you ate growing up? You will love these flavors. Many flavors are not available anywhere else in Ecuador. Give your mouth a treat. What are you waiting for?

All ice cream is made with all-natural ingredients; real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.