Mujeres con Exito calendars and Hearts of Gold wreathes!

Get your 2023 Mujeres con Exito wall calendars and Hearts of Gold Thanksgiving wreaths/centerpieces) now, $15 each! These make a great Christmas or hostess gift!

Also, Hearts of Gold Christmas tees (with working tree lights!) for $20.

For sale at the Sunrise Cafe from 11 AM to 2 PM Tuesday, November 22, at the Kolo Restaurant Wednesday the 23rd and Friday the 25th, from 11 to 2.

Frances Hogg Lochow: 093 929 7017. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Well behaved, true miniature poodle needs a new home

We are moving to the States soon and this time we are unable to bring our pet, since we don’t meet all the new requirements to travel with pets. His name is King. He is originally from Minneapolis, MN and has been an amazing companion for our family. He does not shed, is potty trained, has a chip and immunizations are up to date. He is really calm and loves to go for walks.

If someone is interested in getting a new friend please WhatsApp me for pictures and more info.

Thank you!

Jackie: 096 805 8684. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for ophthalmologist

Will appreciate your recommendation and experience.


City: Cuenca

Looking for ophthalmologist

Will appreciate your recommendation and experience.

Vilija: .

City: Cuenca

Recommendations for a gastroenterologist?

Good morning,

Can anyone recommend a gastroenterologist for an endoscopy? Please include name, contact info. and location, if possible. An English-speaking doctor would be helpful.

Thanks for your help,


City: Cuenca

Zen detergent

Sometime ago I purchased a large bag of this great detergent containing baking soda and epsom salt at SuperMaxi LA. They no longer carry it. Does anyone know where else we might be able to get it?

Thanks for your time and assist.

Jon: .

City: Cuenca

Baby girl 3 months to 6 months clothes for sale

3 month and 6-month-old baby clothes, lot, all for $75
That’s under .80¢ per piece. No stains no odors. WhatsApp for pictures
Carters, gap.

6 months size:

7 pajamas
13 short sleeve onesies
4 long sleeve onesies
8 shirts
11 pants
7 rompers
2 shorts


Kids’ toys for sale

Hello parents! We have some fun toys for sale. They are in good condition and with garage sale prices, but feel free to make an offer. please WhatsApp for pictures.

Leapfrog puppy $15
Minnie, house, and vehicle $10
Daisy, house, and vehicle $10
Baby police car and baby weight $5
Megablocks $3
Kids art station (some paint stains) $18
School supplies cubby filled with items $4
Kids guitar like new $40
computer case fits a 17″ and under $5
ring light $18

Jackie: 096 805 8684

City: Cuenca

I have a few things I’m selling

I have a few things I’m selling.

⁃ Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish (used) Has a little writing in it. $5 or best offer.
⁃ 1 green concealer (Good of red skin) $4 or best offer. It cost $8 in the States.
⁃ Some women’s shoes. Size 10/11. $5 and less.

If you are interested, please call. I can send you pictures.

Olivia: 098 178 6500

City: Cuenca

Vanilla extract, and vanilla bean

Dear friends, in Gramm Bulkshop we have organic vanilla bean, and vanilla extract! We share some information of it with you!

Vanilla is rich in antioxidants, which can help prevent the breakdown of cells and tissues

It protects your immune system and lower stress on the body.

It is used to soothe inflammation throughout the body and optimize digestive function

It helps to speed up the healing process of the skin and strengthen the hair


Amazing discounts this Thanksgiving day at Cuenca Creator’s Shop

Don’t miss our fabulous discounts!

Christmas is coming, did you get some presents for your family and friends? If not, come to our store! We have all kinds of beautiful art; all of them are perfect for a Christmas gift!
You miss our ginger molasses cookies? Well, it is time for you to know, that we got them back and better than ever! So come and get you some.

Thursday, November 24th 11 AM-7 PM… be ready!

Cuenca Creators Co-Op
Calle Larga 9-38 y Beningo Malo
Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca Creators: 098 400 9551

City: Cuenca

Maltes bichon male puppies

For sale
2 male Bichon Maltese. They are 1 month and half.
They are vaccinated and dewormed.

Price: $300 each

For more info please contact my number below.

WhatsApp; 098 292 9909
Ask for pic

City: Cuenca


City: Cuenca

Venomous Pink Notebooks at Sabatino’s

Hi everybody,

I want to invite you all to Sabatino’s fair on December 3rd. Venomous Pink is going to be there so you can pick your favorite notebook!

I make notebooks on request and I also have a small stock available for immediate delivery. My notebooks are made with love and dedication. I bind every notebook with 100, 150 or 200 sheets. You can choose between 120g sheets (perfect for any writing or drawing instrument), print with lines, points even sheets for write music or just white or the natural ones (75g). You also can choose between the spiral design which is $2 extra and the bind one.



Traditional food from Cuenca

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


Korg Piano B2N with concert piano case $650

The B2N features an 88-note keyboard that has Korg’s Natural Touch action. This might remind you of a slightly lighter version of an acoustic piano feel, but definitely heavier than a synth action. An interesting feature of this construction is that it mimics the piano’s varying weight, depending on the register. Comes with a concer piano case. I’m moving back to the states and has to be picked up by the end of the week.

David Nelson:

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments, store is open today

After a two week, much deserved vacation, the store reopens this week. Our store has very nice pre-owned items for you and your home. Items come in and out each day, so there are always new items to find. We have very nice clothing for men, women, and children. Shoes, jackets, scarfs, etc. Furniture for home and office, electronics, décor items, appliances large and small, beds. linens, new king-size and full-size 100% cotton sheets sets with high thread counts, and many other items too numerous to mention. Come and browse our store.


KitchenAid mixer and T-Fal deep fryer for sale

10 speeds Artisan KitchenAid mixer, Includes coated flat beater, coated dough hook, wire whip and 1-piece pouring shield.
T-Fal ultimate deep fryer with oil filtration $60


City: Cuenca

Motorized Bicycle

The motorized bicycle is the future of transportation. It’s a bicycle with a two-stroke engine that can go up to 20 km/h. It’s perfect for those who want to get around town without having to pedal. $350

Angeles Bonilla: 099 137 2791

City: Cuenca

Black Friday special sale!

If you’re looking for a beautiful hand-woven scarf or shawl, now is the time to buy! Cuenca Creator’s’ Co-op is having a special Black Friday sale starting on Thanksgiving Day and continuing through Friday. We are located at the back of Sunrise restaurant. The complete collection of wearable art, handwoven by Barb VanAbel will be on sale for 20% off for these two days.

Choose from shawls, scarves, cowls, and some special Christmas scarves! Regular prices are from $20 to $40. Perfect for Christmas gifts! Come and see us!


City: Cuenca

You have to try Canelazo La Herencia del Changarro

Taste a piece of Ecuador in your very own home! The canelazo is a delicious hot beverage that warms your body and soul. Made with natural ingredients, the canelazo is a great drink for the winter months or when you’re feeling under the weather. Give it a try today!

Try it at the following places and dates:

1. Otorongo Lounge Restaurant fair:
Date: Saturday 19 November,
Address: Plaza Otorongo, Paseo 3 de Noviembre,
From 10 AM to 1 PM

2. Plaza de las Américas:
Date: Wednesday 23rd November
Address: Av. de las Américas y Calle del Tejar
From 10 AM to 8 PM

Come and visit our stand and lots of vendors with nice items to give this seasons

Angeles Bonilla: 099 137 2791

City: Cuenca

Red Tag Moving Sales gets you top dollar fast!

Leaving Cuenca, moving and want to downsize, or just want to clean out the closets and bodega but don’t want the headache of organizing, sorting, pricing, taking the pictures, writing the ads, marketing your items and then dealing with the public to schedule appointments with people that may or may not show, answer all the emails and telephone calls, etc.?

I will do all that and more for you. I will handle the selling of your items from top to bottom with professionalism and expediency, always striving through my friendly customer service and expert negotiating skills to ensure that you make the highest profit return on all of your items.


A move so smooth…you won’t mind moving again and again!

We here at Red Tag Moving Company have moved countless clients 3 or 4 times until they found their ideal home! They choose us because we are not daunted by any situation in loading, transporting and unloading their belongings from and into any location. We have moved over 250 expats in our 7 years of doing business with the same reliable and fully accountable crew. Voted “Best Local Moving Company” by GP subscribers 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Email Debra today and put us to the no-stress test!

Calle Gran Columbia y Unidad Nacional

Debra S Lynn

Andean guitar classes at Spanish School Outdoor

Guitar classes with Andean-Ecuadorean rhythms with Marco Yupangui at Spanish School Outdoor. They will be taught by Marco Yupangui, who has a great background. He has studied Andean Music and he is part of bands like De Raíz, Yanantin or Rukuyayas. We have a nice spot for kids to learn this beautiful music.

Class will be 10 hours on December and January. For more information, contact us!

Take a look on his video:

More info:

7-30 Mariscal Sucre & Luis Cordero

Fredy Ordonez
098 344 8505

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.

Avenida Viracochabamba y Princesa Toa

Juan Rodriguez

Does your child need help with reading, writing, or math?

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.

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



WhatsApp 593 96 711 7397

Cuenca friends!

Translation and assistance services for expats:

i.e. purchase and set up of sim cards, setting up internet, extension of 3 months tourist visa to 6 months, buying groceries, getting tranvia or bus cards, social security IESS, dog walking, medical facilitator, anything you may need help with your transition to move to Ecuador. Our focus is expats who speak English and do not yet have the necessary Spanish language skills. We are fully bilingual in both Spanish and English. We are also kind, patient people who would love to help you with any needs you may have transitioning to your new life here in Ecuador.

Price: $12 – $16 hour

Calle Larga

Cuenca friends
099 447 1149


Carpenter Cuenca:


digital sketches of furniture.
custom furniture.
Laser cut.
pickup and delivery.

Miguel Velez y Sangurima, esquina

Daniel Rivera

098 376 5126

2012 Hyundai Tucson LS

For sale, low miles, great shape.

Only $16,500…will go fast!

Bolivar 6-40

Jon LaBouef
098 494 9008

Personal assistant / facilitator / translator

Hey there! If you’ve been looking for someone else to do some tasks which you don’t have time for: this is your chance! My name is Sebastian Ordonez, 27 years old, English fluent, and ready to help and be your personal assistant. I have a college degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. I’ve worked as a tour guide and front desk agent; my last job was in Hyatt Regency New Orleans as a rooms division trainee. I can assist you to do the tasks that you don’t have time for, such as:


Today’s painting- Brook side

Oil paintings – online gallery at

Several original oil paintings by Jerry Morton are on display at Cuenca Creators Co-Op. Calla Larga 9-78 y Benigno Malo. inside Sunrise Cafe


Jerry Morton

Tix: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ VIP Preview Party and Preview

What could be more fun that celebrating the holidays with your friends at The First Annual VIP party and preview performance of Azuay Community Theater’s staged radio production of “it’s A Wonderful Life’

Join us on Thursday, December 8 at 3 PM for a holiday cocktail, delicious hors d’oeuvres from Mother and Son Family Kitchen and the music of Jazz Society regulars, The Ali Agca Trio in our new lounge decorated for the holidays…followed at 4 PM by a special preview performance of this year’s holiday show! Cash bar open during the party and at intermission. $25 Admission includes event and show. ($10 for those who purchased the Preseason special offer.)


Catazho Petroglyphs Trekking and River – (9 hours) Thursday 24

Today’s adventures are packed full of trekking and river time in the Amazon Rainforest. Your day begins in Cuenca at San Sebastian Park at 8 AM; then you will heading the Amazon (2h30min).

Once you arrive at Catazho (archeological and natural park), you will disconnect from the world to discover a great variety of mysterious recordings on large rocks called “petroglyphs”; that come from the Greek “petra” which means “stone” and “glyphs”, “engraving”. Most of these figures look like humans, animals, and geometric forms. This visit will take you to an unknown world of primitive cultures of more than 5,000 years B.C.


Professional massage therapy specialize in healing your muscular pain

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


Chelation therapy removes heavy metals from your body

Chelation therapy is an IV infusion therapy that helps rid your body of toxins. During therapy, I infuse a chemical called EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), which binds with toxic metals in your blood (mercury, copper, arsenic, aluminum) and removes them from your body.

Heavy metal poisoning occurs when the body’s soft tissues absorb toxic amounts of metal. Heavy metal poisoning is a common health problem due to industrial, agricultural, and sewage waste. It may also occur due to food consumption or certain medications.

What are the benefits of Chelation?


Spanish practice and conversation classes for intermediate level

Do you have a basic foundation in Spanish but lack confidence to speak? Do you find yourself listening to the conversation that fly by so rapidly that you only pick up bits and pieces of the conversation. I’m forming a class that will help you to improve your speaking and auditor’s skills. The classes will be held in a fun, stress-free manner, and will prepare you to communicate you more effectively.

The course will begin on Monday 28th, of November. The classes will be held 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) from 9 AM to 10 AM or in the afternoon 2 to 3 PM 18 hours total. The cost of this class will be $100, I will provide handouts. For more information, questions and placement test please feel free to contact me.

Estevez de Toral 13-31 y Vega Muñoz

Patricia Olivo
097 956 9065
WhatsApp +593 099 590 7240

Mountain trail run, Nov. 21-26?

Hi! Anyone interested in joining/guiding me for a run/hike on some of the trails near Cuenca? I’m free most times, most days through November 26. Ideally, something that’ll take 2-5 hours, preferably with some views. I’m an experienced mountain-trail runner from Colorado but not especially fast and am always happy to hike (especially the climbs!) to suit the terrain and mood.

I speak and understand Spanish reasonably well, if that helps. And I’ll cover any transportation/food costs for the day out. Let’s get out!

Mike Randall

Recommendation for Diana Vera, medical facilitator

As those who are now enrolled in the IESS healthcare system may know, it is going through a challenging period at the moment – it happens every now and then – and it is difficult (or impossible) to get one-on-one appointments with your familiar IESS doctor(s). Of course, IESS is resilient and it will be ‘back on its feet’ in no time, I’m sure. So, don’t let your IESS coverage lapse, as it can still come in very handy if you have an emergency or some condition that requires hospitalization.

In the meantime, you might want to consider exploring Cuenca’s private healthcare network if you have not already. After a year or two under IESS care, I decided to switch to private care, and it has proven to be a very good decision indeed.


Recommendation for Rami Riden, hairdresser

My hair has always been called the “hair from hell”. It is true, I have terrible hair. I have, for some time, wondered what it would be like to find a truly accomplished cosmetologist. I finally found one! Rami Riden is the most talented hairdresser I have ever encountered. He is a true artist. He carefully analyzes your facial features and skin tone in order to craft a hairstyle/color that is designed just for you.

I also want to say that Rami is a great guy. He is unfailingly nice and a pleasure to be around. Rami is a one in a million professional. I am so happy I found him.

Address: C. Alfonso Borrero 342-350 Y Remigio Crespo

Contact information: 099 900 0427

Recommended by Liz B:

Recommendation for Carla Encarnación Gonzaga, realtor

I found a perfect apartment for rent through Carla’s post in GringoPost. After that, everything went so smoothly because Carla took care of everything. She speaks English and very patiently answered all my questions. She made sure that I understood everything before signing the contract. She also checked the apartment herself and took pictures of everything before I got the keys from the landlord to become sure that everything is documented before I move in. She is a very nice person who tries her best to help you find your perfect place.

I highly recommend her.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: 093 905 5399

Recommended by Mahsa Kamali:

Recommendation for Nelson Panama, travel, transportation, mover

I would highly recommend Nelson. He was recommended to me via Bill Wilson, who is a General Contractor from the US.

Nelson speaks English and worked in the US for quite some time.
He worked as a supervisor loading large trucks and it was his job to make sure they would pass the test for the weight to travel throughout the US.
He is conscious, careful and methodical, in addition, he plans out how to load a truck via space planning, so to get everything in and to make sure it fits properly.
His rate is very good.
He returns his calls quickly.
The first time I used him – I needed to move immediately and he moved everything the same day.
He know his stuff!

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: +593 98 502 2902

Recommended by Ann Michel:

7 bakery coffee

Business hours

Physical store
Address: Av Gonzales Suarez 14-90 and Luis Martinez
Tuesday to Saturday, home deliveries via WhatsApp 098 862 7147
From 9 AM – 5 PM or while supplies last

Raised donuts



Pei’s pot stickers (home delivery and dine-in)

Hello friends. Pei offers Dine-in right now. If you want to come eat traditional Chinese food, please let me know in advance.

This is the menu:

12 pieces

pork • $5
chicken • $5
shrimp and pork • $7
vegetable • $5
Beef • $6

hand-made noodles


The Woman King

La Guarida presents on the big-screen:

The Woman King
a film by Gina Prince-Bythewood
presented in English with Spanish subtitles
with the amazing performance by Viola Davis

Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:45 PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Book by calling 099 806 8071


Feria de Emprendedores: blueberries and almonds

Centro Comercial Plaza de las Americas will be hosting its entrepreneur fair this Wednesday! Come say hi and check out the products that 17 entrepreneurs will have for you.

We will have fresh blueberries and whole, raw, shelled almonds for sale

Hope to see you there.

Cuenca, Wednesday, November 23rd from 10 AM to 8 PM, Free event,

Plaza de las Americas, Av. de las Americas y Calle del Tejar

The Blue Biker:

City: Cuenca

Don’t miss the Canela Club Band at idiomART!

The Canela Club Band is coming back to idiomART to play at our Patio Sessions and we are thrilled! Last year they played in our garden and we all had so much fun.

Each band member has been playing music professionally for decades and together they bring all of their charisma, talent and rhythm to the stage. The Canela Club Band plays an incredible mixture of Latin American and Tropical music that is sure to get your toe tapping and your dancing feet itching!

Edgardo Neira
Freddy Abad
Aníbal Romero
Freddy Cabrera
Yunior Hernández


Taco Tuesday! Santa Cruz Tex-Mex food

Tuesday 10 tacos x $10!
Tex-Mex food? In Santa Cruz Mexican food and bar!
Come and enjoy the best chimichangas!
1. Quesadillas, Tacos, flutes; fajitas!
Many more options on our menu!

Order online 099 926 9635
Every day 2×1 in margaritas
3×2 in beers.
We welcome pets.
To see more of our Menu, please go to our Facebook @santacruzrestaurantcuenca.
Hours: Monday – Saturday: Noon – 10 PM Sunday: Closed,

Esmeraldas #2 20 y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).

Santa Cruz Restaurant: 099 099 926 9635

Hours: Monday closed. Tuesday– Saturday: Noon – 10 PM Sunday: noon- 9 PM,

Esmeraldas #2 20 y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).

Alba Saula:

Craft class

Join us for a time of making yarn Santa ornaments, to benefit Hearts of Gold Foundation. Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 10-12, at the Hearts of Gold office. All supplies provided plus tea and cookies. $20 donation to Hearts of Gold. Address: Chimborazo L-3 y Esmeraldas. On the north side of the sports arena. Class limited to 6 persons.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 10-12, $20,

Chimborazo L-3 y Esmeraldas


City: Cuenca