Missed IESS payment

Oops! I missed an IESS payment by one day. I tried to pay today, but the system indicated that nothing was owed. Does anyone know what I need to do now? Can I just resume payments next month? Is there a penalty?

Andy Mosher

Piano tuning hammer

Would anybody happen to have a tuning hammer for a piano? I always have a professional tune the whole instrument overall when it needs it, but every now and then I like to touch up just one or two strings which I could do myself, if I only had a hammer. (Remember that song) Many thanks!

Raymond Walter Horsley

Are you a ‘Whiz Kid?’

Are you a whiz at unlocking phones and retrieving deleted apps? It would be great if you are! Please contact me at the email listed below.

Enid: anythinggoesbyenid@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca


Looking to access true Cayenne. Not sure what the other names? Pimiento roja, etc.

Ginger: 097 935 9875. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for private, advanced-level Spanish instructor

Hoping to connect with a University-level Spanish language instructor who can work with me on the proper conversational and written use of irregular verbs and other advanced level grammar. Mil gracias!

Lori Stewart: 099 281 2765. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 3 bedroom house for rent

Looking for 3 bedroom, unfurnished house for rent in Cuenca, $650 to $675. I don’t have pets.

Looking for a medium-size standalone, unfurnished house. Gated quiet area close to Cuenca Centro; easy traveling by electric motorbike.

Retired couple from US. Contact Carmen by email at carmen.888@icloud.com or WhatsApp +098 159 8147. after 11 AM.

Carmen: 098 159 8147. Call after: 11 AM

Looking for shipping of husky toolbox from Florida

I am looking for space in container coming from Florida to Ecuador that I can ship a 4X5 foot metal toolbox from Home Depot.

Any help would be appreciated.

John Abril: 593 098 750 6860. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Need Yoga teacher

I need someone ASAP who can do a few house calls and give me a routing.

Susan Schenck LiveFoodFactor@yahoo.com

City: Cuenca

Looking to share cost of a partial container coming to Cuenca or Guayaquil

I am in Southern Florida and want to share cost of container to ship some tools, etc. to Ecuador, preferably to Olon or Cuenca.

If you have a few feet of space and are interested, give me a call on 772 486 0030
Also on WhatsApp

Evan Lloyd: 1 772 486 0300. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for good tools for constructing a house in Cuenca

I am building my own house in Cuenca area and am looking for good quality tools for sale.
I am also looking for a good, “lockable” tool box, something like a Husky with a wooden top.

If you have, please call me.

John Abril: 098 750 6860. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for place to register to vote in Ecuador’s elections

A few weeks ago, I saw an announcement in GringoPost for where to go to register here in Cuenca to vote in Ecuadorian elections.

Would someone be kind enough to repost that information please?

Thank you so much.

Alice: aemendell@comcast.net 098 752 9322 WhatsApp. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Trying to contact Pam at APShipping

Would someone please let me know the best way to get a hold of Pam at APShipping?

I have never used her service before and have questions.

I sent her an email a few days ago and no response.
Tried to call long distance but was unable.

Also tried to fill out her online order form for an Amazon order and got Google saying:

“403. That’s an error”.

“We’re sorry, but you do not have access to this page. That’s all we know.”

I would prefer to try her business first before moving on.
Can someone please help me with this problem?

I would greatly appreciate it if you would call or leave a text or email message.

Thanks a bunch.

Alice: aemendell@comcast.net 098 752 9322 WhatsApp. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Teen looking for a decent laptop

Hello! I am a teenager who moved with his family to Ecuador in June. I currently have a Dell Latitude laptop that does not suit me well and does not run too well. I am looking for a decent laptop where I can do my online schooling as well as some light gaming. I don’t have a big budget so please just let me know what you have and what you’re asking. I’m really hoping this can help me out! Thanks.

Patrick Hattaway: phattaway07@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Mailing a letter to the US


I need a letter mailed to the US. Will meet you anywhere. Thanks,

Mike Tanner 098 474 1527

City: Cuenca

Looking for someone to carry on a used CPAP from USA to Cuenca

I have a used CPAP needed in Cuenca, Ecuador ASAP. It is in a travel padded carrying case and can be carried onboard as a personal medical device in addition to your regular carry on allowances, at no extra cost. The case fits under the seat in front of you with plenty of space left for your feet. My brother would meet you at the airport in Cuenca and pay you for your help. The CPAP would be mailed to you at your current location in the US. Thank you so much for your willingness to help me out.

Laura Lytle: (706) 910 9148. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Outside of Ecuador

Looking for Mason jars

Looking to buy any size new or used Mason jars, rings and lids. Please contact Noshy Pinos by email or WhatsApp.

Leonor (Noshy) Pinos: noshypinos@hotmail.com 099 150 5795. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Mohs surgeon

I am in search of a good mohs surgeon/dermatologist, having been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. If anyone has a good reference, please contact me,

Freddy Max Tucker: maxart1@hotmail.com .

City: Cuenca

You deserve an in-home Spa day enjoying my 90-minute massage

Rejuvenation Home Massage of Cuenca understands the mental and physical challenges we face in our lives daily, today reducing stress promotes better health and well–being. Massage is a natural way to reduce these tensions and have a positive effect on other common health conditions:

· Anxiety
· Digestive disorders
· Fibromyalgia
· Headaches
· Insomnia related to stress
· Low back pain
· Myofascial pain syndrome
· Nerve pain
· Soft tissue strains or injuries
· Sports injuries
· Temporomandibular joint pain
· Upper back and neck pain
· Aches and pains
· Sports injuries
· Poor circulation
· Arthritis

I have over 10 years’ experience giving massages and cater to your specific needs during your 90-minute massage experience. I use coconut oil to rehydrate the skin leaving your body soft and silky this also improves dry skin issues. I add soft tranquil music with your massage to create a total relaxation environment melting away stress leaving you feeling rested and renewed in the comfort and privacy of your home or condo.

I follow all health and safety recommendations from local health officials.

1 hour $25
1.5 hours $37
2 hours $50

There is an additional fee of $5 to bring my massage table for your convenience.

Schedule your massage today! you deserve to feel great!
WhatsApp – 099 987 9713
Hours are 9 AM to 6 PM from Mondays to Friday. Call after: 8 AM.
I speak English and Spanish
Dora Quinche: vilaelizabeth3@gmail.com 099 987 9713. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Cacti and succulents


Looking for where I may purchase larger cacti and succulents for my terrace.

Thank you,

Robin Littlepage: cuencamagic@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

For sale mountain bike

Size: 65 cm
Includes accessories: rear and front lights, security chain.

Karina Leon: 098 893 7392.

City: Cuenca

In an almost-new like condition, stove

In an almost-new like condition electric stove and oven for way below purchase price:


For more info, please call,

Ali Alkhoja: ali_alkhoja2000@yahoo.com 098 380 9210.

City: Cuenca

Geodesic domes and spheres for sale

We build glamping domes, backyard mother-in-law cabins and man caves. These are custom geodesic structures from 8 to 60 foot in diameter. A 24′ diameter dome (450 sq ft of living space) can be transported in a pickup truck. As a mobile structure, no permit is required. If you are in a rental, they can move with you.


Off grid powerful Mig welder (portable battery powered)

Ready Welder II battery powered Mig welder.
This welder is used as an off-grid field welder for military units and maintenance companies worldwide. Run flux core or gas input. High amperage welds, this is no toy, it is a serious tool.

Ready Welder II Standard Pack Model 10000ADP-CS, with AC/DC Power Converter and Cold Switch, For Batteries or DC Output Welding Machines.


Oxygen concentrator for at home care

USA manufactured oxygen concentrator produces up to 5.5 liters per minute.
Total use about 100 hours, recent check-up, ready to use for years.

Good insurance for your whole family in the Covid era.

Paid $1,100, asking $750

Michael: me479@yandex.com 099 800 1002.

City: Cuenca

Kef brand stereo speakers, made in Europe

Kef brand stereo speakers, made in Europe. Incredible sound equipment made in England, Europe, the globally recognized Kef brand, manufactured this high-end sound equipment in its time. It is very resistant and it is in excellent condition; very little use.

You will not find a stereo of this quality imported original sound system!

Carolina Rivero: malinariver23@gmail.com 096 410 3046.

City: Cuenca

I have items for sale, but my ads and pictures were not posted

Who do I contact at gringo post? I placed two ads, paid for 9 pix, have my receipt and neither ad has been published. I also have confirmations for both ads….can anyone out there assist?

Lynne: Lynneleblancnadeau@yahoo.com 0958886777.

City: Cuenca

Samsung French door refrigerator, 564 liters with water dispenser

– Total Net (Litres): 491 L
– Freezer net (Litres): 127 L
– Total Gross (Litres): 564 L
– Gross for Fridge(Liter): 375 L
– Net for fridge (Litres): 364 L

*Cooling Feature
– No Frost: Yes
– Multi Flow: Yes
– Cooling Type: Twin Cooling
Fridge Features


Beautiful Christmas Decorations: SOLD

Well, the Christmas season will be here before we know it! I have some lovely, gently used decorations for sale. A Santa cookie jar, a snowmen skating rink, a stuffed elf, Santas, a small fibre optic tree, and more. Please see enclosed pix. Priced individually or in a larger lot. I simply do not have room for everything!

Lynne: SOLD.

City: Cuenca

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

Customized Spanish lessons

Hi, my name is Sandra, I am a Certified Spanish Teacher. I am offering tutoring services to individuals of different levels of Spanish via Skype.

I am a passionate teacher; I teach through practice and for my lessons I use the eclectic method which is a language teaching technique that combines various approaches and methods depending on the objectives and the abilities of the students. Therefore, I always adapt my lessons to the needs, learning styles and interests of each student. You just need to tell me if you need help in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing or conversation.


Join us for anniversary celebration of La Mia Mascota

This weekend, 17 and 18 September, join us in celebrating our 12th anniversary. We will have events, drawings and prizes as well as discounts on food and bedding, shampoos and other items. 20% off on Vital Can foods, discounts on Kong, Bethoven (bedding) and more. Come and join us.

We will offer 10% discount on selected products up to September 25 for purchases in cash or with debit card. Some restrictions apply.

Main office Vet: Arrayan y Alamos; Cuenca; Centro Comercial Plaza Las Americas local #27; El Vergel CC ground floor; and CC Plaza Sur Shopping #4 Challuabamba

Alexandra Montano

098 404 3395 / 099 020 6839 / 408 9255

Looking for investor

I have two pieces of land right in front of the ocean, I am looking for a partner and or investor to build apartments or bungalows for rent or sell, both lands have 1,500 square meters. Both right on the ocean front, one is in Manglaralto, the other one in Montanita.

Both have all right property documents and tax paid, 2022.

Mirtos 708

Luis Fernando Pareja Perez
099 092 2662

Benefits of IV vitamin therapy

Are you looking for a way to boost your energy and immune system?

Your immune system is something that goes unnoticed when it is performing at its best! Our immune systems protect us from biological, bacterial, and viral invaders that try to wreak havoc on our internal systems.

IV Vitamin Therapy has numerous benefits, including boosting your energy levels, helping your immune system operate efficiently, and a quick way to consume high levels of vitamins your body needs.


Massage therapy – relax, heal and rejuvenate- 90 minutes session.

Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Massage benefits can include:
• Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
• Reducing pain and muscle soreness, and tension
• Improving circulation, energy and alertness
• Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
• Improving immune function


Professional and proficient nursing services

Who needs nursing services at home?

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

I take care of people of all ages, from infants to seniors. I work with your doctor and family to develop customized care plans so you can regain your health in the comfort of your home.


Monica Gonzaga, relocation consultant services in Ecuador

Are you looking to relocate to Ecuador? I should be your first option.

I have a lot of experience helping ex-pats and people from around the world moving to this beautiful country.

At Monica Gonzaga relocation consultant services, we know what we do and we guarantee your visa, citizenship, or any other process that you may need I can do it or finish it for you.


Looking to buy or rent a property? Best Ecuador Homes is here

Are you planning to sell or rent your property? We have the experience to help you in all those areas. We can advise you in many ways so that you can get the best deal with the best client possible.

The service provided by our company goes hand in hand with excellence and experience in the real estate and home business. What characterizes us is a responsible and serious service with the sincere intention of fulfilling what you are looking for. If you want to buy a house or start your own project buying land, we are here to help you.


Landscaping service

Leonardo’s Landscaping is ready to help you with all your landscaping projects, big or small, in Cuenca and the surrounding areas. We can supply indoor and outdoor plants, flowers, trees, and fresh herb plants for your kitchen garden. We use and can supply rich soil, using organic fertilizers. And if you’re worried that you don’t have a green thumb, we can maintain your garden or indoor plants on a weekly or monthly basis. Choose from a large selection of clay, cement, or plastic pots on many sizes and colors. In addition, we can supply ripe firewood for your fire pit or fireplace.


Tickets for Broadway comedy, “It Had to Be You” opening Fri, Sept 23

Azuay Community Theater is back!

Grab your friends and come see a hilarious no holds barred, knock-down, drag-out battle of the sexes!

‘It Had to Be You,’ A comedy in two acts by Renêe Taylor and Joseph Bologna

September 23, 24, 25, 30 October 1 & 2, 2022 Doors open 3:30 Show at 4 PM

Featuring: Cher McFarlane-Clark & Ray Lewis Directed by: Paula Bailey


Real estate

Real estate on the coast of Ecuador. Places in Santa Elena and Manabi province and best prices. call us now!

Simon Bolivar 17-25 y Miguel Heredia

Juan Pedro Malo

099 413 6993

Roadworks: Super 15% sale – Cuenca Shop / King Smokehouse


So, grab a bargain at Cuenca Shop and King Smokehouse.

Yes, everything except the Bacon is 15%

Pork Chops

Yes, everything except the bacon.

Don’t go on strike – grab a bargain.

Saturday Hours: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Cuenca Shop (King Smokehouse) 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian, Cuenca

098 402 6399

Plans for the weekend? – Always at Santacuz

Santacruz loves giving their customers the best service and food combined with a great place to eat. Colorful and bright, bringing that joy that cruises barriers. Check what we offer and don’t lose this experience!


Taco Tuesday 10 x 10 (Ten tacos for 10 bucks)
2X1 Martinis
3X2 Beer
2X1 Blue Margaritas every day!
Get to know our menu:



Familial health insurance, when and why?

In Ecuador, family insurance is available for both heterosexual and same-sex couples/families. I felt this was important to note since not all countries recognize the marriage of same-sex couples and this recognition was only recently made in Ecuador in 2019. Currently same-sex marriages are totally legal in our country and are protected by law.

If you are thinking about starting or adding to your family, we recommend that you get a health insurance plan as soon as possible before taking that next step. This is recommended because in the event that you or your wife becomes pregnant immediately and you contract a health plan after, this pregnancy will be considered a pre-existing condition and will not be covered by your health insurance. In order to ensure coverage, insurance must be contracted three months before you plan to conceive a baby in Ecuador. If contracted at least three months before, the mother and the unborn child will definitely have coverage before, during, and after the pregnancy.


HydroGenie for molecular hydrogen therapy

In a normal healthy adult, the stomach produces 12 liters of hydrogen per day to drive electrical and cellular function. Many people have stomach dysbiosis, this process is often impaired with a result in loss of energy and vibrance. To repair stomach issues hydrogen water can be key in reestablishing a healthy gut ecology. Hydrogen could very well be what you have been missing.

This machine uses three methods to apply molecular hydrogen:

1 Drinking Molecular Hydrogen-Enriched Water
2 Inhalation of Molecular Hydrogen Gas
3 Direct application of molecular hydrogen gas to pain location


Saturday at Pájaro y Bestia

* Apple-Oink sandwich
* Keep it in the Down Low sandwich
* Onion Fried Hamburger
* White Potato Salad
* Beans for the Beast
* Mac & Cheese

Apple-Oink sandwich is a new creation. Start with our famous ginormous sandwich roll, layer with cooked apples, cheddar cheese, pickled apples, pork belly rubbed with coffee and sugar then slow braised in artisanal beer, and topped with fresh spinach.

Keep It on the Down Low is a combination of rib trimmings and pork belly, first smoked, then chilled, then flash fried. Served on a ginormous sandwich roll with lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

September 17, 1 – 8 PM, Gran Colombia 13-100, y Estévez de Toral

Leroy: 098 321 8273. Call or WhatsApp

Language Exchange, today

Hello, my name is Johann. I would like to do a language learning exchange with a person between 35 and 40-years old. In order to improve my knowledge of English and teach Spanish.

September 16th, 8:30 to 10 PM, Parque Calderón

Johann: 099 509 5380

Northern Roots at Sisa Bowl Restaurant

Join us at Sisa Bowl for a night of music featuring:
Northern Roots!

Thursday, September 22
6-8 PM

Space is limited so make your reservation now!

099 430 6408

Thursday, September 22, $8, Paseo 3 de Noviembre 10 meters east of The Broken Bridge, Cuenca.


Delivery: real sourdough, bagels, and authentic Southern biscuits

Sunday Brunch Cuenca family. Here is our current product list:


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


Best baklava money can buy in Cuenca

Place your order for the best tasting baklava made in Cuenca stuffed with premium walnuts.

Minimum one batch (20 pcs) $40.

For more info, please call 098 380 9210

16 Sep., Mariscal Sucre 15-140

Ali Ali Alkhoja: ali_alkhoja2000@yahoo.com

This week, specials at Kolo Restaurant

Hola queridos amigos, sincerely hope all is going well in your lives. Would love to tell you about this week’s specials:

Breakfast Special :
Biscuit and Sausage gravy , served with hash brown and egg, coffee or tea or fresh juice included $5.99
Lunch Special :
Cuban Sandwich served with coleslaw and sweet potato fries $7 .

September 17th, from 8 AM to 3 PM, Calle Luis Cordero 5-65 and Juan Jaramillo

Frank Gonzalez: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788

Improv Storytelling Workshop

Storytelling is as ancient as the human race itself. Telling stories is how we connect with one another and keep our heritage alive. With the ever=growing presence of technology and virtually any picture show at your fingertips, storytelling seems to be slowly fading away and we’ve even begun to lose the ability to tell a story.

Join Karla Freeman for an exciting 2 week workshop where you will learn how to develop a story and take storytelling to a new level. This is your chance to lean into the stories that want to be told!

Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13


Sisa Bowl restaurant


The Danish Blue Bacon Blaster Burger
Our signature Bacon Blaster Burger topped with Danish Blue Cheese.
Served with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries.
(Vegetarian options available)
Don’t forget about our Signature Sisa Bowls.

Simply pick your protein
A selection of Fresh Vegetables
Served on Rice or Rice Noodles
And your choice from our 12 homemade sauces.
Vegetarian and Gluten free options available!!


Sunday Japanese Lunch at the Jazz Society Café!

Join us for another delicious Sunday Japanese Lunch!

Japanese lunch sampler for only $9 per person.

Your meals includes:

Miso soup
side salad
veggie tempura
gomae (spinach salad)
beef yoshinoya
Tonkatsu or Torikatsu
Ebi Furai served with Japanese rice


St. Christopher Episcopal Mission – Evening Prayer, English

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

First time guests 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.


Group meditation with Shambhala Sundays

When your interior is calm, adversity is just part of the landscape. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Cuenca is thrilled to welcome the public to our regular programming live and online via Zoom. *We follow local health guidelines; please be vaccinated.

Our regular programming includes

Group meditation in English and Spanish
Every Sunday from 10:30 AM – noon. For meditation instructions, you’re invited to come at 10 AM.
The program includes seated meditation, walking meditation, and
text recitations from our tradition.


“Why are you so afraid?”

This is one of the many questions Jesus asks of us; and this Sunday, we at the International Christian Community will celebrate the faith that it illuminates. We invite you to join with us. Doing so will renew your faith, introduce you to new friends and give you a mission for living. We look forward to meeting you. Coffee, tea and snacks available after our service.

Sunday, September 18, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free, Nicanor Aguilar and Solano (next to Medical Tower 4), Cuenca.

Phil D Kennemer: kennemerphi1@gmail.com

Enjoy an entertaining day at the movies – Cuenca Car Share

Let’s go to the movies! Cuenca Car Share supporting Cuenca English Lions Club. This time, we will be showing Three Thousand Years of Longing on Saturday, Sep 24th at 10:30 AM at Batan Shopping Center Theater. Be sure to arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes before showtime to get the best seats. come and enjoy comedy, romance, drama and a little science fiction.

For this movie, 50% of proceeds go to the Lions Club service projects: Vision, Hunger, Environment, Diabetes, and Pediatric Cancer.
Tickets are non-refundable since we paid for your seat and we count on you.