Seeking Cooperativo investment experience

I have chosen 2 Cooperativos for CD Investments. But I am concerned about collecting the funds at the end of the term of the CDs. Unfortunately I have read of clients having difficulty withdrawing at certain Coops.

Seeking advice from persons who have cashed out on CD Investments with any advice, recommendations or precautions.

Todd Hebert: mneverolon@gmail.com 099 393 0923.

City: Cuenca

Monkey Pox information, August 2022

The World Health Organization has monthly reports for all to read. I am providing links for easy access plus an abbreviated digest to inspire readers. Please be safe out there!

https://www.paho.org/en or https://www.paho.org/es

While technical in nature these reports are not too complicated for the general population to understand. There is the information regarding Covid-19 and Monkey Pox with nice electron microscope photos. Easy links to the newest information available.

Monkey Pox https://www.paho.org/en/monkeypox

The International Health Organization met and is monitoring the situation and has not yet announced an alert. Our status is a concern. There have been 18 cases in Ecuador and it is spread as most viruses are spread by secretions, direct and indirect contact, and body fluids. It is not airborne.

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Alafi Artisan Cheeses: New Cheeses in The Gran Feria Sabatino’s

We invite you to enjoy our new Cheeses, the Palmita Cheese, which is a madurated hard cheese, and the Madurated Smoke Cheese.
You can also fine all of our line of cheeses that defines us.

Saturday, August 6th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, Roberto Aguilar and 3 de Noviembre

Alafi: alafialimentos@gmail.com 097 892 0361

Movement and Meditation—a Wellness Retreat at Inti Kamari

Hi There!

If…

• Your body isn’t yet on board with the more active lifestyle associated with life in Cuenca
• Your brain isn’t yet sure about what life here will look like
• Or, you’d just like to learn more about your body and how it works…

This retreat is for you.

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Gran Feria at Common Grounds August 13 from 10 AM to 1 PM 

Hello all. The Common Grounds Gran Feria is Saturday, August 13! The vendors have been working hard to create amazing products. The Common Grounds Gran Feria is a great way to support local small businesses and enjoy great quality products. Come see us Aug 13, from 10 AM to 1 PM at Common Grounds Sports Bar, Cuenca.

August 13 from 10 AM to 1 PM, free, Eduardo Crespo Malo Y Gran Columbia, Cuenca.

Karen: karen.smith134@gmal.com

Claro phone questions

Can someone help me understand why Claro is asking for payment tomorrow when my plan doesn’t end until the 23rd of August? Also, a few days ago, with the help of my English speaking taxi driver, I added $10 to increase international minutes, but instead they may have upgraded my plan, but not sure. Any help or advice is appreciated. Or did they restart my plan since it shows 50 minutes again for international calls.

Dennis G

Once a week driver needed to and from Cuenca – Guayaquil Terminal

I am looking for a steady driver to take me to the main bus terminal in Guayaquil (from my apartment in Cuenca near the mall) on a weekly basis. I usually leave on Saturday morning around 7 AM.

As well as pick me up in GYE at the terminal and drive back to Cuenca the following Saturday around noon. I am commuting on a weekly basis. I usually travel solo with light luggage.

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Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom, unfurnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, $350. I don’t have pets.

All utils costs included in the rent – outdoor access, trees, terazza or balcony. Reasonably near shopping. Longtime Ecuador foreign resident, reliable — many references.

Sue: 096 841 9412 WhatsApp only. Call after: 9 AM.

Bobcat 300 Hotspot Miner HNT Helium US915 UK/EU 868

Bobcat 300 Hotspot Miner HNT Helium US915 UK/EU 868 is brand new with warranty and is a high-efficiency miner hotspot for HNT. It is compatible with Helium LongFi, an architecture that combines the leading wireless LoRaWAN devices. its runs on ultra-low power consumption (5W) and its signal range can cover up to 10+ miles.

We have all the frequency below:

US915 Helium

EU/UK868 Helium
AU915 Helium

AS923_1 Helium

WhatsApp or call : +6 148 889 4520
Facebook page : https://web.facebook.com/AtashImpex

Tejas Anil: atashstarimpex1@gmail.com .

City: Baños de Agua Santa

Items for sale

Brown shelf: $125
LG washing machine: $425
Built-in oven: $475
Dining set with 6 chairs: $450
Todos Santos painting: $600

You can send me a message to show you photos of the items.

JDs Muebles: jdsmuebles@gmail.com 098 818 7723.

City: Cuenca

JD’s Muebles home furnishing store

Everything you can buy in a single store, we have everything to furnish your house or apartment, at very good and negotiable prices, beds, nightstands, mattresses, wardrobes, living rooms, dining rooms, stoves, refrigerators, washers, dryers, recliners, singles, doubles and triples, etc. and much more.
In addition to that we deliver and install, without additional charge.

JD’s furniture a store that will make you feel at home.
When you shop here, you’re family.

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Homemade traditional Ecuadorian food

María offers traditional Cuenca food:

5 Humitas (which are corn flour tamales wrapped in cheese), at $5

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

5 Choclo (heirloom corn) Tortillas, $5

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Whole body vibration exercise plate

Whole body vibration is used to improve balance and to help prevent osteoporosis. The whole body vibration exercise plate intensifies any exercise routine in 10-minute intervals.

Price: $50

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan: 098 864 8241.

City: Cuenca

Tabletop charcoal grill

Foggo brand charcoal grill for indoor or outdoor use. Internal fan blows air across charcoals for quick start. Perfect size for 2 people.

Price: $40

Please contact by WhatsApp at 098 864 8241.

Located in the El Vergel neighborhood.

David Kaplan: 098 864 8241.

City: Cuenca

Refrigerator

Indurama
Used
Very good condition

$350

Veronica: tuttifrutti7@hotmail.com 096 992 1233.

City: Cuenca

Sectional sofa and armchair

Sectional sofa and armchair in good condition. Asking $400 for the set. It is in use until August 12. Pictures available upon request.

Christopher: 096 915 1699.

City: Cuenca

Monk fruit

Dear friends of Gramm, we share with you some information about monk fruit:

The monk fruit in addition to its calorie-free sweetening potential, monk fruit extract helps lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar, improves liver function, and reduces symptoms of certain allergies and asthma.

Here we have some of the benefits of monk fruit:

* Helps fight infections as it contains anti-inflammatory properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria, helping to prevent sore throats and coughs.
* It can help reduce the risk of diabetes, helps lower glucose levels and increase insulin secretion.
* Helps reduce inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory effects, which contributes to the prevention of diseases
* It can help fight fatigue and increase the body’s energy naturally.
* It is an alternative to other types of sugar and helps overweight people lower their total caloric intake while fighting sugar cravings.

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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

Type of refrigerator: No frost
Non-Inverter Technology
Color Stainless Steel
Side by side refrigerator design

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Bronze thick round glass table top $50

Bezel edge, 48-inch round bronze glass top

6 mm thick bronze round glass top

Almost perfect condition.

Very thick so it can be used alone or on top a 48-inch round table

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Deebot vacuum, dual wax machine, weights, TV w/Roku, bed, and more..

Various Items for sale:

Ecovacs Deebot N79 Robot Vacuum EE Model #: DN622 – $150
Thermal Spa Elite Double Depilatory Wax Warmer Model #TH-49122 with wax, strips, and application sticks – $75
Crumpler The Karachi Outpost Camera Backpack (Oatmeal/Dark Brown) – $150
Weight Set: Stainless Steel Barbell with 2x20kg, 2x10kg rubber weights; Stainless steel EZ curl bar and dumbbells 8x1kg, 1×1.5kg, 2x2kg, 6 locks; – $250

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Bernan’s annual Customer Appreciation Sale

Bernie and I are happy to tell you that we have some great news this month! We lowered the prices on a lot of our foods and we are having our 8th Annual 15% off Customer Appreciation Sale this month as well. We want to let you know how much we appreciate your support. It will run from Aug 2nd, through Aug 9th (8 days to celebrate 8 years!). If you place your order during those 8 days you will get your 15% discount. This discount only applies to the items on our regular list… sorry…no liquor or special-order items.

Now, depending on your order, we may have everything in stock but if we don’t, you will still get your order at the discounted price. You may just have to wait until we prepare an item or two to complete your order.

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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)
https://maps.app.goo.gl/7H4k4mE96huDDfmj9

Luis: thehopfactory@yahoo.com 098 721 4499.

City: Cuenca

Martina, Milk y Manjar gourmet ice creamery and bakery

Our ice cream is made with 100% real milk with pro-biotics and just the right amount of sugar so it’s not too sweet. Below are some of the flavors currently offered.

• Peanut Caramel
• Chocolate
• Rum Raisin
• Passion Fruit
• Naranjilla
• Vanilla Cookie
• Strawberry-Cherry
• Coconut
• Bubble Gum

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Dog sitter and cat sitter

My name is Joselyn, and I am a university student; I take care of dogs or cats when their owners go on a trip, whether for days or weeks.
I keep good references.
I share the link of my page: https://www.facebook.com/Josys-Pet-Care-103549225590925/
Any information, contact by WhatsApp to the following number: 099 434 2726.

Banco Central-Museo Pumapungo

Joselyn

099 434 2726

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

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.

I can address whatever skills or content you or your student need. I have experience with young children to graduate students. My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.

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

Cuenca

Emm
bobbieirvin@gmail.com

WhatsApp 593 96 711 7397

Cardiology/clinician

Hi!

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.

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Transverse flute and music lessons for all ages

Learn to play the transverse flute from the first steps. It doesn’t matter how old you are.
You will also learn to read sheet music and understand the fundamentals of music. We can also play your favorite songs of any musical style.
Private classes at your home.

More information to WhatsApp 099 874 9118

Cuenca

Sofia

Start the week with great TexMex food – always at Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz loves giving their customers the best service and time at the restaurant, so please, check out these amazing combos and specials and get what suits you the most.

Specials:

Taco Tuesday 10 x 10 (Ten tacos for 10 bucks)
Mariachi Thursday
2X1 Martinis
3X2 Beer
2X1 Blue Margaritas every day

Combos:

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Rosa Linda, roses with love by Israel Lopez

The Rose Boy, known since 2016 now as Dr. Rose Guy, offers private tours of the family plantation. Rosa Linda, always bring roses with love. This month brings the joy of having a bouquet of our roses in your home and inspires love, peace and freshness in your home. Unique in Cuenca with roses and flowers with export quality. Dr. Rose Guy, brings you popular flowers and collections for your home to make you feel in heaven. Also we have pure oils, que queen of oils, rose oil, we have the king of the flowers, jasmin oil and others… lavander, lemon etc. Ask for the most pure oils.

Biblián, Challuabamba

Israel Lopez
linda2017rosa@gmail.com
096 958 5647

Sofa beds of different sizes

I manufacture different types of sofa beds. Please write to the mail to send information and photos. – Advantages of using a sofa bed:

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

Thank you very much for your choice. Nice day friends; a pleasure to make your furniture.

Cuenca, Centro

Manuel
manuelservice335@gmail.com

Carpentry, wood, painting and other services

– I manufacture furniture in wood, melamine, MDF, dining rooms, tables, chairs, closets, beds, and murphy style beds.

– I manufacture sofas, dining rooms, and sofa beds of different sizes

– Ceramic Installation

– porcelain tile installation

– granite installation

– floating floor installation

– installation of glass, panels, windows, bathrooms, terraces.

I have good recommendations in case you need.

Facebook page:

https://m.facebook.com/paletforniture/?tsid=0.11619607415441768&source=result

Cuenca, Azuay

Jesus
palletsmueblescuenca@gmail.com

Products with discount at Luvimar Gourmet Market

Hello everybody,

15% discount on Green curry paste (Before $5.65, now $4.80) and Breton crackers (Before $3.70, now $3.15)

Announcements:
The kimchi was a huge success, so I’m out for now, but will be restocking on Wednesday.
Kalamata olives are back. 3 options. Pitted, whole and in halves.
Grana Padano will be back on Wednesday, I still have parmigiano Reggiano and pecorino romano.
Pesto cheese is out of stock until Friday afternoon.
6-month gouda and 15-month gouda will be back on Wednesday.
Smoked bacon from King’s Smokehouse will be back in stock today in the afternoon.

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Marc’s Consignment

Good start of the week everyone,

We have several new items in store for you, refrigerator, washer, dryer, living room sets, dining set, dishes, decorations for your home and more.

We also help you sell all the items you no longer use or need! remember, you bring it we sell it!

We give you 8% on all your cash payments and we accept credit and debit cards.

Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

Giuliana
marcsconsignacion@gmail.com
096 849 6409

Best discounts with Haqque Furniture summer season

Ger your house a fresh style with our summer season; great discounts at Haqque Furniture Store.

15% Living Room Sets
12% off Beds
12% off Dining Tables

With great variety of options, we give 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:

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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

Big news from Pájaro y Bestia

You asked – we deliver.

We are thrilled to announce the introduction of delivery service. Starting this weekend, we have made arrangements with several local independent delivery services to deliver the best ribs in town to your door. All of the delivery services base their charge upon the distance you are from our business. You will have to pay the small delivery fee in cash directly to the delivery person when your food arrives.

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Spanish classes

Hello! I’m Paula, a native Spanish speaker. If you want to learn Spanish, I can help you. I can teach you grammar, pronunciation, Spanish language slangs, vocabulary, etc.

You can contact me through WhatsApp

Cuenca

Paula C

+593 97 902 3435

Full body relaxation massage – 90-minutes session

Nurture your mind, body and spirit with an indulgent 90-minute massage

This massage releases your muscles and calms your nervous system –the perfect recipe for relaxation. Everyone could benefit from a Relaxing massage – whether you’re struggling to sleep, got deadlines to hit, or want some quality me’ time. Feel pampered and relaxed in the comfort of your home.

Benefits of relaxing massages:

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Powerful benefits of high-dose Vitamin C IV therapy

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

High-dose Vitamin C is crucial to a healthy body and contributes to your immune defense by supporting and directly stimulating various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune systems.

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

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New facial treatments at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra

Let Cuenca’s #1 cosmetologist, Alejandra, design a customized, relaxing facial for a clearer, more youthful appearance. Experience reduced wrinkles and tightened face, neck and body.

Alejandra has introduced Cuenca to a large variety of sophisticated facial equipment, products and years of training. So, no matter what kind of complexion you have, Alejandra has a great facial treatment for you – at a price that you can afford.

New treatment option: Dermaplaning leaves the surface of the face ultra-smooth. By stimulating the development of new skin cells, this type of exfoliation helps new skin rise to the surface and leaves you with a more youthful and dewy complexion.

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I offer my services

My name is Ana Gabriela, I am 30-years old. I am currently unemployed. If you need help in your home, cleaning, cooking, shopping or taking care of your pet. I am available on time.

Cuenca /Gaspar Sangurima

Ana Gabriela

097 901 1863

Cat Scratch Kitchen (new video)

We are back again with a classic. This week we jumped into Sloppy Joes. If that is something you miss or just need a new recipe for, we have what you need. Specifically Manwich Sloppy Joes. Come on over to our channel and check it out. If it’s your first time and you enjoyed the content hit the Subscribe and like button so you don’t miss any new content as it comes out. We publish a new video every Monday to help you save time and money in the kitchen. We look forward to seeing you there.

https://youtu.be/twCbcNBYxzI

YouTube

Justin Rogers
justinrogers77@yahoo.com

Recommendation for Jenny Salinas, home manicure/pedicure

I just had a home mani-ped fom Jenny Salinas. It was so relaxing and convenient, and I loved not worrying about trekking home in flip-flops afterward! Jenny was prompt, and neat, and did a very good job. This is the way I will be getting my mani-peds from now on.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 596 4967

Recommended by Jane Hiltbrand: janeincuenca@gmail.com

Recommendation for V Power Nutrition, healthy foods

Came across VPower Nutrition browsing around Cemuart in San Francisco Plaza I ordered a mora protein bowl and a delicious energy drink. Something so good could be so healthy, it’s a must try! Very filling.

Address: Plaza San Francisco inside the Cemuart center 2nd floor

Contact information: 847 858 8186

Recommended by Louis Taylor: louitaylorjr90@gmail.com

Sofía & Andrés (Sofy Glocal Cuisine and La Guarida)

This Friday, La Guarida and Sofy Glocal Cuisine invite you to

Cooking with Friends
a Five Course Meal
with Sofía and Andrés
at La Guarida.

August 5th from 5- 9 PM
Reservations required
Cost: $35
Book by calling 099 806 8071

About: Sofía from Sofy Glocal Cuisine joins us to cook an incredible five course meal honoring Ecuadorian cuisine highlighting well known traditional dishes. We can’t wait to share our kitchen with Sofy and create an exclusive menu and pairing menu that you will surely enjoy. A one-time only experience created by two incredible Cuenca chefs for the first time joining forces. Don’t miss it. Limited capacity.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

August 5th, from 5 PM to 9 PM, $35. Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Menus for Almuerzo at Mujeres Con Exito

Come on over for a delicious full Ecuadorian lunch, tasty and nutritious, made by the women who are working to move into skilled hospitality services. The price is $3.50, for a worthy cause. The organization also does catering, and s well as offering a laundry service. All to help women who have left abusive relationships. Here is the menus for the week of August 1-5. See you there.

Monday
Quinoa Soup
BBQ Chicken or Grilled Beef
White Rice
Green Bean Salad,
Juice and Dessert

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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”

• 1 dozen for $15 – Tamales
– Filled with pork, beef, chicken or rajas with cheese, red sauce or green sauce and
beans with your order. “Gluten free”

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Zarza Brewing $0.50 wings Tuesdays

Every Tuesday enjoy $0.50 wings in Zarza. Choose from any of our in-house sauces: Buffalo, Jerk, Hot Wings, BBQ, Garlic-Parmesan or Diablo!

Minimum purchase 6 wings and any beverage-

Tuesday- Friday 4 PM – midnight
Saturday Noon – midnight

Every Tuesday, Remigio Tamariz between Alfonso Borrero and Lorenzo Piedra

Gregory: ggedeon@zarzabrewing.com
https://www.instagram.com/zarza_cuenca/

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.

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7 bakery coffee

Business Hours
From Monday to Sunday and holidays
Home deliveries via WhatsApp 098 862 7147 With 24 hours of anticipation.

Physical store
Address: Av Gonzales Suarez 14-90 and Luis Martinez
Thursday to Sunday
From 9 AM – 5 PM or while supplies last

Donuts (minimum order 6 units):

Filled donuts:

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Here’s the Fork! Where’s the Pork?

Here’s the fork! Where’s the Pork? King Smokehouse of course. The crown of all good pork (and a whole lot more) sits on Felix’s head. He is fully stocked with all those amazing, smokey, tender, delicious products you crave. The finest bacon, sausage, chops, turkey breast, the list goes on and on. One thing you know-when you take your tasty treats home from King Smokehouse it is guaranteed to be the best of the best. This week a foodie favorite Pulled Pork is a double whammy. For each pound of pulled pork you will also go home with a package of Mountain Home Gourmet Cornbread mix as your Yapa. Oh lordy, lordy the perfect combo. Stop by the Tienda Gourmet (just across from the Parque San Sebastian) on Coronel Talbot and take home all the yummy treats from King Smokehouse, Mountain Home Gourmet, and The Cuenca Shop. Truly, your one stop Gourmet shop!

Daily from 9 until 5 (Sat. 9:30-4:30). Closed Sunday, Coronel Talbot 8-66 y Simon Bolivar

Felix Salinas: felixkingsmokehouse@gmail.com +593 96 904 7724

Namste Indian Restaurant – Feel the authentic taste of India

Come and dine-in with great ambience and wonderful food. We have wide varieties of vegan dishes, vegetable dishes, non-vegetable dishes, Indian bread, dessert, drinks and cocktails. If you haven’t tried out our eggplant dishes it is the right time to enjoy it.

We do home delivery. For menu and other enquiries please contact directly

From August 1st 11 AM to 11 PM, Calle large y Bengino Malo 8-81

Deneesh Zakharia: namasteindia965@gmail.com 098 415 4229

Cultural road trip: train ride in Biblian

CCC Spanish has done it again! Martha and 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 10 AM – 6 PM (ish), $50 *includes transportation, guide, meals, train ride, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Andean Music at idiomART

We’re pleased to announce the Andean music concert, “Rumbo a Cusco” for our next Patio Sessions at idiomART

If you missed this group at La Guarida or you loved them so much, you want to see them again…now’s your chance.

This concert will feature the charango, which is an Andean stringed instrument that has a unique sound emblematic of Andean music. Ali Medina is one of Ecuador’s finest and has been selected to represent the country in the International Charango Festival in Cusco, Peru! Rumbo a Cusco showcases this fine instrument and the flavors of Andean music as well as help raise funds for Ali’s travels south. He will be joined on the stage by Jorge Aguirre (charango and other instruments), Gaby Carrión (guitar) and Carlos Orozco (percussion). This is a unique cultural experience and one that can’t be missed!

Reservations: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

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

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

Sarah HB

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