Rock collection

Rock collection. I inherited a rock collection that I do not intend to move with me.

The person who purchased most as gift did a soft estimate of $1200.
I will take $800 or best offer (best offer can be more than $800).
If you wish to purchase them at $800 text me on WhatsApp. If you want to make an offer email me with Rocks as subject.


Michael McNabb: 593 244 3993.

City: Cuenca

Clearing of US checks

For many years I would deposit a check from my US bank into Banco Pichincha, and it would become available funds in Pichincha in 10 days or less. Now I am told it will take 21 days. Has anyone had a similar problem with other banks in Cuenca?

Mike L

Banco Del Austro savings account

Hi all,

I’m planning on opening up a savings account. I have a cedula. Can anyone recommend Banco Del Austro?

Thank you,


Green Screen Studio/video producer

I’m delivering a Virtual Keynote Presentation in December in the US and am looking for someone who may have a Green Screen Studio in Cuenca and expertise in producing video presentations including incorporation of B rolls, video editing for interactive virtual presentations via Zoom and/or Teams.
Reach out via email at to connect.

Rosemary Rein

Canceling CD securing my investment visa and leaving Ecuador

Good morning GringoPost viewers, I am seriously considering leaving Ecuador when my CD expires. I have had a permanent / indefinite resident visa secured by my CD for seven years.

Has anyone first hand or known an expat that has not renewed their CD attached to their investment visa… had their investment returned to their Ecuadorian bank… successfully had their funds returned to their home country via SWIFT from their Ecuadorian bank?


Asset map

There was an article in GringoPost some time ago regarding filing list of assets with Ec. gov’t. The filing date was end of May, then there was an extension of 3 months later. Does anyone know who files these now?


Cause I Ain’t Got A Pencil…

Cause I Ain’t Got A Pencil ~by Joshua T. Dickerson

I woke myself up
Because we ain’t got an alarm clock
Dug in the dirty clothes basket,
Cause ain’t nobody washed my uniform
Brushed my hair and teeth in the dark,
Cause the lights ain’t on
Even got my baby sister ready,
Cause my mama wasn’t home.
Got us both to school on time,
To eat us a good breakfast.
Then when I got to class the teacher fussed
Cause I ain’t got no pencil


Intentional Travelers Cuenca Transportation Guide

This is just a “FYI” post.

I was looking for information on something else when I came across this site and this guide. Pretty detailed, seems to have a lot of good info. Since I walk everywhere, a bunch of this is new, and now I know where to get a clue about it.

Published by “Intentional Travelers”. (Yet another travel site, but it seems nicer than most.) URL:

The topics covered are…

1) On Foot: Walking in Cuenca
2) How to Use Cuenca Public Buses
3) Tranvia: Cuenca’s Metro Line
4) Biking: BiciCuenca and bike rentals in Cuenca
5) Cuenca Taxis and Ride Share
6) Regional Bus Travel From Cuenca Throughout Ecuador

They also offer a walking map, but it’s just Google Maps with various landmarks on it, and you have to sign up with an email address. Meh. But if you really want to see it, you can get access to it by creating a disposable email address through (which is also handy to know about).

David Johns

City: Cuenca

Cheddar cheese

Hello everyone,
Is it possible to buy good quality, authentic, tasty cheddar cheese here in Cuenca?
If so, any recommendations?
Thanks ever so much,

With gratitude and much appreciation,

Roger: .

City: Cuenca

Can you teach me how to edit videos for YouTube?

I have a small YouTube channel called Grandma Goes Gringo. I’ve started posting videos so my friends and family back in the States can watch my adventures but the person who was editing for me can’t do it anymore. I am seriously “low tech” and would gladly pay someone a reasonable amount to teach me how to edit videos.

Sharyn: .

City: Cuenca

This is Ruthie!

Ruthie is a sweet, social little girl just under one-year-old. She is a darling poodle mix and a very manageable size too. She has been in a foster home since April and has been living with dogs and cats and she is friends with them all! Ruthie is also house trained. She is scheduled to be spayed before adoption.

Ruthie was running loose near Mt. Sinai Hospital and was rescued on the spot.

If you’re interested in a meet and greet with Ruthie, please contact me.

Jo Austin: 099 535 7387. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Brand new Panasonic microwave

This is the 1.6 cu microwave, brand-new, in box, never used.
Dimensions H 1115/16 W 21 7/8 D 19 7/16

Theo: .

City: Cuenca

King-size bed, coat rack, and English keyboards for sale

We have moved to a new apartment and don’t have room for a king-size bed and a coat rack with mirror and drawers so they need to go. We also have some spare wired and wireless keyboards for sale (some brand new and some used).

The bed (headboard and footboard) is solid wood, heavy-duty, and in great condition. It is disassembled and ready to go. $300 or the best offer.
The Coat Rack is also great and matches the bed. Asking price is $80 or the best offer.
The Keyboards are of various brands all bought from Amazon. will go to the highest bidder.

Please WhatsApp or email me if you are interested

Omid: 099 909 7651.

City: Cuenca

Prowler 500 ATV for sale

I am the original owner. 70 hrs. of use, excellent working condition. Includes custom made roof, windshield and door coverings. Please contact Miguel for more information or to schedule a showing.

Price: $12,000 or Best Offer. Paid $16,900

Miguel: 099 551 0856
Carol: 099 551 0856.

City: Cuenca

Myer’s Cocktail IV therapy package – get an IV boost!

Myers’ Cocktail IV is a powerful combination of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and fluids; this well-known IV drip will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. In addition, the Myers’ Cocktail is touted as an effective therapy to maintain wellness and alleviate the symptoms of acute or chronic illnesses and diseases.

The cocktail can increase the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals much more significantly than can be achieved by taking those supplements orally.



Wisdom from Pájaro y Bestia

Vegans are welcome in our restaurant, but will probably go hungry.
I even put bacon in the potato salad.

At least they will not go thirsty. Cerveza is a vegan drink…

Gran Colombia 13-100 y Estévez de Toral

Pajaro y Bestia
098 321 8273

The big day has come

So finally the day has arrived, today, we are officially open! I´m so happy to be there again and see you all coming back to say hello to me! And obviously taking a look at all the amazing products that we have. I honestly hope to see you all again, every day. So yeah, come today or whenever you want. I´ll be there. Hope everyone is doing great, because I´m back, and with me, there is no time to feel bad! Have an amazing day.

Some of our vendors


Transpo Ecuador

Transpo to and from Cuenca/Guayaquil for 95 bucks.
That’s up to 4 people and luggage…

Let’s book Transpo

Bolivar 6-40

Jon LaBouef
098 494 9008

How to skyrocket your Spanish In 12 weeks, like Cathy did

“That’s just the way it is”, she was told.

“Immersion is the best way to learn the language”, she was told.

And she gave it a shot (immersion)…

But after living in Ecuador for a few years and still feeling lost and excluded because she couldn’t follow or participate in the conversations around her, Cathy Cunningham realized it was time to try something different.


Get a new look at C&C Unisex Hair Design & Barber Shop

It’s time to change for a something new !! a chance for a new start, and what better way to face it than with a brand-new look?

While you may not be ready to commit to (or be able to afford) a full-fledged professional makeover. Clemencia who owns C&C says, you can still recharge your spirits with a new look. Getting your hair coloring, hair trimming, manicure, shaving, getting eyebrows waxing, etc. and with simpler, more natural clothes and makeup in style, it won’t break your budget. So we have a good deals that you can pampering yourself by scheduling your appointment now.


Full lymph drainage massage – 90-minute session

Did you know that the lymphatic system helps your body eliminate toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials?

A healthy lymphatic system can usually do this without problem, but certain health conditions and physical damage can cause fluid buildup.

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


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

Professional teacher

I taught for 25 years in the USA. I will tutor or teach any age student. I hold current 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. I am fully vaccinated and will work with you in person or online. I can address whatever skills or content you need. I can teach your student to read and write in English. I have experience with young children to graduate students.

My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

Recommendation for Jorge Tosi, service

Maintenance, repair of household machines

Our microwave took a power surge and died. I contacted Jorge of ServiTosi on WhatsApp and scheduled an appointment the next morning.

He arrived exactly on time, looked at the microwave and found the fried part. He made a phone call to locate the needed part. He showed me the problem and took off to buy the part. He returned and repaired it. Then he explained all the household machines he could repair and it i an extensive list!

He also cleaned the condenser area of our refrigerator. The entire bill for labor was $35. I could not be more pleased with his services.

He is a responsible, knowledgeable technician and I whole heartedly recommend his services.

ServiTosi – Jorge Tosi
WhatsApp +593 98 410 8678

Address: Av. Los Cerezos 5-70 y Av. Del Tejar, Esquina

Contact information: 098 410 8678

Recommended by Patricia Egge:

Recommendation for Buffalo Steak House, restaurant

Buffalo Steak House is a new restaurant that serves, all different kind of steaks, perfectly prepared and seasoned. I had a rib eye with whiskey sauce that was delicious. The salad and vegetables were fresh perfectly prepared, a rarity in Cuenca. Nicely furnished, and a very friendly staff. I will eat there often.

Address: RIcardo Darquea Granda between Luis Acosta and Manual Quito, about two blocks from Italdei Puertos Del Sol

Contact information: 098 408 3715

Recommended by Philip Hall:

Recommendation for Entre Fuego y Lena Pizzeria, restaurant

Really amazing wood fired pizzas. Great selection of pizzas, fresh ingredients. Definitely would recommend.

Address: Juan Jaramillo 5-10 y Mariano Cueva, CCuenca

Contact information: 0968 847 9900

Recommended by Philip Hall:

Recommendation for Jurgen Gorcke, real estate

Jurgen helped me find a great apartment in el Centro. He was very professional, patient and friendly. He helped me with the paperwork and made the rental process very easy from start to finish. Being new to Cuenca he really went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and would call him again in the future.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: WhatsApp +593 98 331 8691

Recommended by Sean Doherty:

Recommendation for Ulises Acosta, visa facilitator recommendation

We received our permanent visas, without trips to government offices in Cuenca and Azogues, at a reasonable rate. Ulises Acosta collected all the data at our home and he did the leg work.

Ulises speaks English, knows the system well and will tell you exactly what is needed to complete your visa. A knowledgeable person to work with, we feel we have a new friend in Ecuador, and are very pleased with his service.
Peter and Sandra Natale

Address: Cuenca

Contact information:

Recommended by Peter Natale:

Recommendation for Kathy Gonzalez, real estate

I found Kathy Gonzalez online from the US on April 22 and contacted her to help me find properties in Cuenca. I arrived in Cuenca on April 30 and Kathy and her husband spent four pretty full days the week of May 2 showing me properties that I had thought were possible and those that she identified. As it turned out, her knowledge and assessment of my objectives resulted in one of her selections. I left Cuenca on May 7, making an offer that was accepted on that property.

Since I subsequently left for the US, Kathy stayed with the administration of the purchase, making the necessary connections and allowing me to complete the deal remotely. Big relief. I am now in my home and extremely satisfied with the deal and the outcome. Kathy has continued to be a valuable partner in this experience.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information:

Recommended by Barry Snyder:

Thursday dinner at home

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: 097 966 9643

Paradise Indian restaurant

Enjoy the best Indian cuisine in Cuenca at Paradise. Find out why Paradise won the GringoPost 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: 098 462 8976 / 099 528 6389

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”


Sunday Brunch, Cuenca sourdough, freezer meals, bagels 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


Cuenca Salmon, weekly specials

This week we have the following items on sale.

* Ukrainian Sausages
* Thin Cut Pork Chops
* Rainbow Trout
* Salmon Jerky – cut in thin strips for your dog or cat

Shop 24/7 on our website

Monday August 1st, Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Cuenca’s #1 Southern Fried Chicken this Saturday and Sunday

Joes’ Secret Garden …

Thank you GringoPost readers for voting Joes’ SG chicken the best in Cuenca for the 8th straight year. We are happy to be serving it again this Saturday and Sunday.

Crisp, crunchy, craggily and subtly spicy golden chicken served with creamy coleslaw, buttery garlic mashed potatoes, milk gravy, light country biscuits ending with a “warm, chocolate puddin’ cake” makes for real good eating. Mixed with the comfort and friendly atmosphere of our home … It’s a real treat.


Artesana Family Bakery at Creators Co-Op at the back of Sunrise Cafe

Hey friends, come to the new store at the back of Sunrise Cafe “Cuenca Creators Co-Op” from Monday to Saturday, from 9 AM to 3 PM, with fresh bread. If you want a special request, please let me know. This new amazing store that we’ll be supporting Artisan and Artists will be inaugurate soon, I will post about it as soon as is set the day.

This Saturday, August 6th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, is the Gran Feria Sabatino’s and you can’t miss it. We’ll have fresh good and other excellent products from great Artisans. Please come and join us and support our products.

We’ll be at the Feria in Puertas del Sol every Saturday from 8:15 AM to noon. and also Tuesday at the Dos Sucre Feria from 8 to 10 AM.

In our Facebook store, you can find the products that you need and we’ll deliver to you or you can come to our place to pick it up. Please make your order by WhatsApp or email.

From Monday to Saturday, from 11 AM to 5 PM, Avenida Don Bosco

Rosemary Luna: 99 879 2985

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).
– if you are seeking a spiritual practice that is useful and down to earth…
– if you want to feel focused rather than overwhelmed.

As mentioned above, anyone can benefit from QiGong. Your age, physical state, religion etc. doesn’t matter…

Although, if you want to receive the benefits of QiGong you would need to be willing to give. The more you are able to give, the more you will receive.

Some of the things that you would need to give are:
– a willingness to learn, with an open and humble attitude.
– a willingness to change, if you want your life to change, you need to change the things in your life.
– a respectful and accepting attitude, towards yourself, the people around you, to the practice and to nature herself.

If you are attracted to the statements above, we at Pampamisayoc QiGong would like to invite you to our Free Introduction to the Benefits and Magic of QiGong.

Every Tuesday 9:30 – 11 AM

Tuesday 2nd of August. 9:30 – 11 AM, no cost, 17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar between Octavio Cordero and Miguel Heredia., Cuenca.

Frida Strandberg: +593 98 545 2054

Last few days of La Guarida before our break

We have one last full week before taking a 3-week break. Join us.

– Monday Night Classics: Sunset Boulevard –
Monday, August 1st (6:45 PM).
A bankrupt screenwriter (William Holden) takes refuge in the mansion of a faded star (Gloria Swanson) of the silent era, in order to escape the debt-collectors who are chasing after him. What he begins to realize however, is that Norma’s psyche is no less of a dangerous place. A brilliant comment on the meaning of fame.