Thank you Orlando

My family and I wish to thank Orlando Sigüenza for all of his hard work. Orlando is an amazing guide who worked very hard to provide our family with an experience of a lifetime while we were visiting the Cuenca area recently. He not only took us on tours, but really taught us Ecuadorian culture and history, not to mention a few needed Spanish lessons. He went above and beyond to ensure our trip was exactly what we wanted it to be. His connections throughout the area, showed us how well trusted and respect he is in the community.

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Looking for wooden crutches and plastic mannequins

Hello, I like to make art by using discarded, second hand items and giving them new life. I am looking for 2 pairs of underarm wooden crutches and 1 or 2 plastic mannequins that have front and back and measure from the neck to the knees.

If you know where I can find/buy them please let me know. I thank you in advance.

Sandra, sleangel1@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Looking for recommendations for a driver and dentist

Reliable Driver: If you know someone you would recommend to your family to use for a driver, please send me a message (places within an hour or so from Cuenca).

Dentist: Also looking for a English speaking Dentist that you use and trust.

Thanks so much in advance!

Driver: Gogokids_Expats@ourmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Would like to volunteer

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer with kids or Ecuadorians.

If you know or have experience volunteering please send me a message with information about the opportunity.

Thanks

Volunteer: Gogokids_Expats@ourmail.com

City: Cuenca

Pickleball

I will be visiting Cuenca the middle of October and would like to play some pickleball during my stay. I played there about 4 years ago and really enjoyed the play. Is there an activity pickleball group in Cuenca, and f so, who would I contact?

Thanks,

Mark S Winters: mswinters0628@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Export facilitator

Exporting handmade crafts from Ecuador to west coast of US. Monthly basis. One pallet minimum per shipment.

Need help in establishing relationships with international cargo shippers and customs requirements.

Jerry Straka: jlstraka32@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a friend

I am trying to locate an old friend form about 4 years ago. I would appreciate any information anyone might have on the whereabouts of Sandy McLucky.

Thank you,

Mark S Winters: mswinters0628@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Oil-filled electric heaters

Any information would be welcome that would lead me to one or two oil filled electric heaters.

Dorian: 96 781 8586. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Fabric bags to use and reuse – Cuenca’s best souvenirs

Hello people! If you are looking for a souvenir to give to a friend, relative or for yourselves, these bags with illustrations of the Cuenca architecture, made by myself, are the best option!

I have several designs available in 2 different sizes.
If you are interested, I can deliver to your home with pleasure.

Phone/ WhatsApp: 096 074 5835

Monica Garcia: monikgarciacazorla@gmail.com 096 074 5835.

City: Cuenca

Alpaca blend bathrobes for sale

Stay toasty warm with these wonderful bathrobes during these cool winter days.
Alpaca with a synthetic base. Very warm and comfy. Laid out flat they measure 72 inches across. Just like wrapping a blanket around you. Unisex and one size fits all. Or if needed, alterations are very cheap.

Washable

Please email for photos.

Free delivery here in Cuenca, or come to my place to see them for yourself. I am very close to a Tranvia stop.

$69 each. Cash or PayPal

Only three left.

Bruce Cook: afbcook1@gmail.com 096 407 2098.

City: Cuenca

Table and 4 chairs for sale

Both the chairs and the table base are made of elaborate wrought iron painted gold.
Stained wood top with round glass insert.
Chair has padded fabric seating.
A lot of work went into making this custom set.

$450 firm

Bruce Cook: afbcook1@gmail.com 096 407 2098.

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments, store is open today

New merchandise arrived every day last week. We have received a large quantity of children’s and smaller size adult clothing. Mostly girls but some boys. Famous brands from the US and excellent quality for good prices. Some Women’s dresses and evening wear. We have an oxygen concentrator, a water distiller, a camping table and kitchen, exercise bench with weights, a very nice blender, bread making machine, two and four slice toaster, a mountain bicycle, a gas and an electric stove, beds, and linens, and many other items.

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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
Model GSMT6AEDFGP

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Acer Chromebook Laptop 14″ CB3-431-C99D

Used for 2 months only (in perfect condition) no scratches.

Acer Chromebook Laptop 14″ inch

Specs:

Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core Processor (Up to 2.48GHz)

14″ HD (1080p ) Widescreen LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768)

4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM Memory & 16GB eMMC

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Cacao Powder, Coffe and Chocolate

Ecuador is one of the best producers of coffee and cacao. For this reason we work with these. We have cacao 100% and dark chocolate in different percentages.
In addition, the coffee in different taste (light, medium, dark)
In both coffee and cacao powder, you have several packages that you can choose from.
If you need more information, send me message by WhatsApp 097 992 5322 or erikazuna@gmail.com

If you prefer original hot chocolates and traditional coffee, visit us in Calle Larga 3-54 entre Tomas Ordoñes y Vargas Machuca

Calle Larga 3-54 entre Tomas Ordoñes y Vargas Machuca

ErikaZ

Tour guide driver and facilitator

Do you require the services of a professional tour guide or driver?

That’s me, my name is Angel Panchez with more than 15 years of professionalism I continue to offer my transportation services, tour guide and facilitator, trips to the airports of Quito, Guayaquil, the entire Spondylus route, tours to Gualaceo, Chordeleg, Sigsig , San Bartolomé, Giron el Chorro, Valle de Yunguilla, Ingapirca and more beautiful places.

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Café Del Río

Do you want to have a good weekend? Café Del Río, invites you away from the noise and pollution, with a good atmosphere, two minutes from Cuenca tennis and golf club through the Yanuncay tourist biocorridor, you can enjoy a delicious coffee, hot chocolate with humitas, tamales, meat empanadas and cheese, desserts such as carrot cake, fig cake, cheesecake or a coffee with homemade bread with cream from Grandma’s hacienda, a Blackberry shake, strawberry shake, juices, beers, we are open Friday from 3 to 8 PM, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM to 8 PM.

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Your Go Bag (bugout bag): Do you have everything?

At CosasPrep, we can help you fill some of the holes in your preparation Go Bag.
While you may have some of these things in scattered in various places in your homes, the point of a Go Bag is to have everything ready to go without having to take time to gather essentials – and possibly forget some critical items. Below is a sampling of products that are available at CosasPrep. (The store is easy to find. It is just 5 blocks West of Parque Calderon.) The products listed below are small and light to carry:

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Glutathione IV infusion therapy

Glutathione is a tripeptide—a combination of three amino acids: 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, sulphur chemical group that collects all the harmful molecules in your body and neutralizes them. These are called free radicals, and when they’re eliminated, your immune system gets a massive boost.

Benefits of glutathione
• Prevents chronic illness
• Slows the aging process
• Boosts athletic ability
• Controls inflammation
• Detoxifies the liver

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Mariachi Thursday – Santa Cruz Restaurant

Don’t you miss the Mariachi nights! (no cover is charged)

Listen to the excellent Mariachi Santa Cruz Band, while you enjoy delicious Mexican food.

As always, we have the best deals. You can get:

2X1 Blue Margarita
2X1 Martini
3X2 Beers

See you there.

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

Santa Cruz Restaurant

099 511 2381

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, Avenida Ordoñez Lasso.

Carolina Lucena
carolinalucena78@gmail.com
098 781 8622

Got an empty house? – Get it full with Haqque Furniture Store

Find everything you need to furnish your home at Haqque Furniture.

With great variety of options, Haqque gives you everything you need for your house. Get it your style, picking the colors for every piece you get. Make it your size with custom measurements!

Get everything for your:

Bedroom: Beds, Mattress, Night Stands, Dresser, Chest,
Living space: Living room sets, TV Stand, shelves, end table.
Dining Room: Dining tables, hutch

We also do:

Desk, bars, entry tables, floor lamps.

Come and see us. We speak English!

Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM

“Furniture must have personality as well as be beautiful”
– Rose Tarlow

Gran Colombia 22239 Edif. River Palace local 1, across from La Taberna

Haqque Furniture Store

098 375 3107

Spanish immersion and volunteer program

CCC Spanish and idiomART invite you join us for an incredible opportunity to learn the language, immerse yourself in the culture and even give back to the community if you’d like!

In this cultural immersion program, you will have the chance to experience the Spanish language and local culture to the fullest. The program is 1 month long and includes 40 hours of Spanish classes per week, a homestay with a local Cuencana family, weekend cultural excursions as well as volunteer options in different organizations in the city, including idiomART!

This is a great opportunity for tourists, students, and people looking for a way to land in Cuenca and get a jump start on learning the language and the culture.

Please email us for details about dates, prices, and volunteer options.

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral; Cuenca, Ecuador

Sarah HB
idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Professional English teacher/English editor

I taught English for twenty-five years in schools in the USA. I will tutor you/your child or edit for you. I hold teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

I am vaccinated and will work with you in-person or online.

We can work on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, speaking, writing, academic skills, or whatever you need. We can practice in social circles if you like.

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Full body deep tissue massage – 90-minutes session

A deep tissue massage is a type of massage that aims to invigorate and heal a person’s muscles and connective tissue.

Deep tissue massage works on specific areas of 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.

The main benefit of a deep tissue massage is that it can help relieve pain caused by stressed and strained muscles—the massage focus on targeting specific muscles and connective tissue.

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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
tazito39@hotmail.com

Marc´s Consignment

Good morning everyone,

Everything for your home in a single store; at Marc’s Consignment we offer you a wide variety of items for your home, we have beds, mattresses, dining room sets, living room sets, mirrors, pictures of all sizes, pillows, desks, TV, jewelry and more…

Visit us and get everything you need to furnish your house, apartment, business…

We are waiting for you. Remember, we have the best prices and great discounts with your cash payments.

Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

Giuliana
marcsconsignacion@gmail.com
096 849 6409

Professional carpet cleaning and handyman

Do you have carpet that you think is just too dirty or rundown and needs to be replaced; and just don’t have the money to replace? Give us a call and get your carpet looking new again. Nebraska hypoallergenic steam cleaning, experts on steam cleaning all type of fabrics in our Cuenca, Manta and Quito Branches, is offering high-quality professional steam cleaning, using only all-natural plant based hypoallergenic shampoo, in combination with industrial strength cleaning equipment imported from the US.

Cleaning services offered for:

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English teacher needed in Macas

Teach English at the edge of the Amazon! Unidad Educativa Particular Emanuel, in Macas, Ecuador, 5 hours from Cuenca, is searching for an English as a Foreign Language teacher to join us for the 2022-2023 school year beginning in August.

This is a full-time position. Must be willing to teach from Elementary to High School, Starter to B2 levels. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching English, ability to complete lesson plans and paperwork, effective use of technology and good organizational skills. Should have at least a B2 English level and a B2 certification should be submitted during the first year of hire.

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Homemade Traditional Ecuadorian Food

Maria offers traditional Cuencano food:

5 Humitas (which are tamale-like corn flour wrapped around cheese), at $5

5 Tamales of corn flour, egg, raisons, bell pepper, with chicken or pork, at $6

5 Choclo (heirloom corn) Tortillas, at $5

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A clean house is a healthy house – Edvi Limpieza Total

Hello, I’m Edgar, owner and operator of Edvi Limpieza Total. My goal is to provide you with the very best cleaning. It doesn’t matter if you need your house or apartment, garden, or car cleaned. My family and I are prepared to help you. We have dedicated our lives to keeping Cuenca clean by cleaning one location at a time – your private location. We can even trim trees and wash windows that are out of reach.

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What is Cuenca Car Share?

Cuenca Car Share is an adventure. It is traveling around Cuenca and Ecuador in a privately owned vehicle that you have rented for a period of time from Cuenca Car Share. It is visiting places you would never see if you never got out of “El Centro” of Cuenca. Going to Baños or Ambato or Loja or … you name it. It is your key to exploring Ecuador.

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Emilio driver/facilitator/commentator

I, Emilio, am available to assist you with your transportation needs, whether it be for a short trip inside Cuenca, a visit to neighboring locations, or a trip to Guayaquil, Quito, Loja, or elsewhere. I’ll be happy to provide a commentary along the way as I drive you to the best locations in the area. I grew up in the area and have a lot of insider knowledge of things to see and places to go. I’ll be happy to help. I am also fluent in English and my guests tell me I have a great understanding even of idiomatic expressions.

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Handyman services – Emilio of all Trades, Cuenca Handyman

Cold weather has arrived. Have you found that your windows are really drafty? Curtains can help and we can install the hardware for you to hang them on. Or winterize the windows with weather strip. It can make a huge difference!

Franklin (my brother) and I are experienced handymen, ready to help with your designs and projects. Maybe they are things you’ve been putting off, or something that just popped up in your mind. It doesn’t matter. Just explain what you need and we’ll find a way to design it to your satisfaction. We have helped many expats and Ecuadorians repair their homes, install windows, build patios, etc. Many have their own designs for us to build.

At Cuenca Emilio of All Trades, H.M. Constructions, we are highly recommended for metal working, woodworking, painting, cleaning, plumbing, general electrical work, installing ceramic tiles, and more. We have received GringoPost’s Best Handyman award for multiple years, including 2022.

Contact us today and watch your project come to fruition.

Calle Canton Saraguro s/n and Manuel Arturo Cisneros, Cuenca

Emilio Morocho
emiliodriver@hotmail.com
098 699 5694 WhatsApp + 593 98 699 5694

Are your pets suffering from the cold? La Mia Mascota Vet and Pet Shop

Have you noticed your little buddies are getting cold? What can you do? Allow them to spend time in a warm room. Make sure they can be near a window where the sun shines in. If you have a thermal blanket, put the heat on low and let them rest on it, but be sure to control both the heat and the amount of time they spend on the blanket. Let them on your lap or in your bed in the cold of the night, if you can and if they don’t have fleas!

Alternatively, you can supply them with a cozy bed or little house where they can keep warm inside or outside, depending on the type of house.

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Airfare discount for those over 65

I plan to visit the USA soon for the first time. How do I seek the discount? Can I only use certain airlines? Anything else to share on this topic?

Thank you,

Kevin OKane: kmok1956@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Lumiére Danza, dance troupe

I have had the pleasure of attending several performances by Lumiére Danza in the last several months – most recently on Tuesday night at the Casa de La Cultura. They are a troupe of highly trained dancers with great choreography.

If you enjoy modern dance, you will love this company. Follow them on Facebook to discover their next performance.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: lumieredanzain@gmail.com

Recommended by Maura Malloy: artwalkecuador@gmail.com

Recommendation for Maureen Seals, professional editor

If you have a draft of a book that’s just sitting there waiting for the final touches before you publish, I highly recommend Maureen Seals, a professional book editor, to help you get to the finish line.

Maureen recently helped me edit my memoir, concentrating on content editing to make sure the story flowed and was an interesting read. With her 25 years’ experience teaching English in public schools in the Unites States, she can work with you on your vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills to create your final copy. She not only holds current teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies but also has a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

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And now for something completely different

Apologies to Monty Python. I just wanted to let you know that since our Zucchini Bread and Banana Bread have had such success I have decided to introduce a new bread. Blueberry Bread full of plump juicy blueberries. It is in the same size loaf as the others.

We will be at Cuenca Consigments Thurs and Fri 4-75 Isabela from 11 AM – 2 PM We will, of course, have all of our Goat Cheese goodies as well

Thursday and Friday 7-28 and 7-29 11-2, Isabela and 12 de Abril

Craig Carothers: ccar0050@gmail.com 099 128 0415
https://m.facebook.com/CuencaCheeseGuy/ lamiacheese.com

Calvo & Co is your trusted place

We have been making the life of the people of Cuenca a little more comfortable for three years now. Giving the best of us and since we have moved to the new house, we are very happy with the new options we have.
If you haven’t tried it yet, you should know that we have new options for meat, seafood, salads and, as always, our Spanish tapas, hamburgers, sandwiches and wraps.

Now we have new spaces for you to hold your private meetings, parties and celebrations.

We look forward to your visit, soon.

Tuesdays to Sundays, from 11:30 AM, Los Cipreses St. and Ordoñez Lasso.

Jose: 095 879 3723

What a musical treat! Live Music at La Guarida

La Guaria is proud to present:

A Journey to Cusco
an intimate and exclusive charango concert with incredible
Ali Medina and Jorge Koko Aguirre (guest musician)

Thursday, July 28th at 7:30 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Admission: $8
(The full amount of your admission will go into supporting Ali’s trip to el Cusco).
Book now by calling 099 806 8071

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Tax free sales at Coral

Just heard from Thursday-Sunday (28th-31st) there is a tax free (no IVA) on 600,000 products at Coral! Big savings if you are looking to buy big ticket items or a month’s worth of groceries!

July 28-31, all Corals, Cuenca.

Ed

Muak Café, bakery and pastries

Here you can have a little bit of everything!

Breakfast, lunch, brunch, coffee or tea time, homemade bread… Deli style, Francés, sweet, sandwich style, wholemeal, as well.

Apart from this, we can help you with your events, birthday cakes, meetings, vegan events, dinners, parties, picnic, snacks, etc.

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Looking for new gastronomic experiences? Join us: social dining

Join us: Meet new people and make friends!

Have a social dining and feel like home. The menu will be delicious and healthy:
Crispy bread with pate
Gratin bolognese slipper gourd
Stuffed pasta with ricotta cheese and quail eggs
Cardamom Crème Brûlée
Cocktail / Glass of wine
Pets allowed!
Only 6 people / Collaboration $40 per person
When? August 11th, 6:30 PM
Where: Cuenca, near to Parque San Sebastian

August 11th, 6:30 PM, Presidente Córdova y Coronel Talbot

Karla Rachadell: karlaracha@gmail.com 097 966 9643

This Week at Joes’ Secret Garden

Besides the comfortable lounge and bar where Angel hosts some great cocktails, local and imported wines, and at least 10 kinds of beer and a beautiful garden to chat and meet before dinner, here’s what’s cooking at Joes’ this weekend:

Saturday, Sept. 25th … in-restaurant dining with the bar and garden open at 4:30 PM
Sunday, Sept. 26th … the same menu as restaurant dining prepared for delivery or pickup to dine in the comfort of your home.

Dinner this week:

Primero:

Julia’s Orange, Avocado and Beet Salad
with a slightly sweet cider vinaigrette
el plato de entrada

Char Grilled Premium Beef and Prawn Teriyaki Kebabs
“ever popular grilled “meat-on-a-stick”
very tender cut of beef and sweet large shrimp marinated in soy, ginger, garlic, and in in molasses sugar threaded on a bamboo stick, then grilled over smoky charcoal
with onions, sweet peppers. and pineapple bits
finished with our special Asian glaze

or

Boneless Chicken Teriyaki Kabobs with the Same Vegetable Selection as above

or

Our Popular Herb, Garlic and Rosemary Oven Roasted Chicken
all main courses served with our rice noodle stir fry and vegetables …

Big Island Stir Fried Rice Noodles and Vegetables
with ginger, garlic, pineapple, sweet red peppers,
green onions, special herbs and spices

Pina Colada Bread Pudding
pineapple, coconut, cinnamon and nutmeg make this tropical bread pudding a delicious treat that you will love finishes your dinner

Please – Reservations or orders 24 hrs in advance
Prices, pictures and order form at http://www.joessecretgarden.com
Questions or problems, give us a call: KP or Ken, +593 96 865 1628

Dine-In Saturday, July 30th … lounge, bar and garden open 4:30 PM dinner 6 PM … Delivery or Pickup, Sunday, July 31st …11:30 AM to 5 PM, address at time of reservation and order.

KP and Ken: eat@joessecretgarden.com

Weekly menu at Pájaro y Bestia

Open at 1 PM Friday and Saturday, with a $3 lunch until 3 PM. Please, dine-in only on the $3 lunch.

You asked for it; now you get it. USDA Choice Brisket. We have one brisket that will be cooked on Friday, and we expect to sell out. So come early if you want some brisket.

Also, chicken thighs, and the Keep It on the Down Low sandwiches, or a fried onion burger.

On Saturday, pork spare ribs make a triumphant return. Again, chicken thighs, pork sandwiches, and fried onion burgers.

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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 From 1 to 8:30 PM, San Sebastian Park next to the Museum of Modern Art

Sreymom: whatscooking@mailsam.com 099 544 3977
https://cookingwithrey.com

All are welcome – St. Christopher Episcopal Mission

Worship is for everyone who longs for God – believers and seekers.

Visitors will experience Christ centered individuals within an inclusive, multi-cultural, bi-lingual, and multi-generational worshipping community of believers, with close bonds between members, committed to social justice while helping others.

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission is a Cuenca-based Christian faith community formed in 2019, as the first English-language Episcopal congregation in South America.

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Íñigo Pirfano directs the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra

Cuenca, July 27, 2022

The renowned Orchestra Director Íñigo Pirfano (Spain) has been invited to direct the concert scheduled by the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra for Friday, July 29. The event that occurs at the Theater of the House of Culture in Cuenca, at 8 PM is with free entry until capacity is filled, respecting all biosecurity measures.

Repertoire for this event:

* Pavanne, op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré.
* Manuel de Falla’s Sorcerer Love.
* Symphony No. 3 In E major Bomol, op. 55, Ludwig Van Beethoven Eroica.

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Musa Cultural Art Camp

Join artist Cristian León G. and idiomART for an artistic / cultural camp called Musa during the summer vacation in August. Musa means “muse” and this course is designed to help you find the inspiration to create art and the techniques to make it happen.

Each week has a different focus and are Mon – Fri from 3 – 5 PM.

Week 1: Watercolor / Acuarela (Aug. 1 – 5)
– Learn basic watercolor painting techniques plus textures and different effects

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Kids Art Camp “Recrearte”

Gabriela and Josue have put together a fun, interactive and creative art camp for kids. Your little one will be immersed in so many fun artistic activities like puppet making, painting, theater, biodanza, storytelling, universal peace dances, music and more!

This camp is designed to help your child connect with various creative outlets to move their bodies, activate their minds and explore their own creativity, in a two-week art camp for the little ones. There are limited spaces, so sign up today! Ages 7 – 12

Register at: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

August 8 – 19; Monday – Friday from 10 AM – noon, $50 / week $90 for the full two weeks * all materials included, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Cultural Road Trip: Biblián Train

CCC Spanish has done it again! Martha & Fausto have organized yet another incredible cultural road trip, this time to picturesque Biblián!

Biblián is nestled in the Andes mountains and is a true treasure. We will learn about their traditions, culture, history, music and food as well as meet the wonderful people and see the incredible scenery. We will learn about the history of the train, known as the “Train to Heaven”, which began construction in 1861 and ended in 1908.

The train started at the sea and rose to the heights of the Andes mountains and has been considered to be one of the most difficult tracks to build in the world. Currently, a small family business has emerged called the “Biblián Train”.

During this road trip, we will take a trip on this train and relive part of the history of the area, traveling through the tunnels and tracks from the initial train! As always, the road trip is in Spanish, but there are always folks there who can help if you miss a thing or two.

Reservations: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Sunday, Aug. 7 from 10 AM – 6 PM (ish),

$50 *includes transportation, guide, meals, train ride,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

First Tuesday Walk To Turi – or somewhere else

Okay weather and a nasty cold kept us from our monthly walk last month but we’re back! Tuesday, August 2nd, we will meet at 9 AM at Tres Puentes – where Solano Meets the Yanuncay – to walk to Turi if the stairs are open – otherwise we will walk somewhere else. This free event is open to everyone. We adjust our pace to maintain a community walk. Please reserve so we know to wait for you.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 9 AM, Free, Tres Puentes, Cuenca.

Paul Kaperick: paulkaperick@gmail.com
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