Day: November 26, 2022

Just 15 Christmas meals more! Thank you for donating 20 meals, Fundacion Nur

Can you sponsor a Christmas meal or some products for a family in need?

Fundacion Nur needs 35 baskets and has already received donations for 20. We need just 15 more!

You can donate a $30 basket or some of the items for the basket.
Suggested items: ham 250g, cocoa 170g, can of peaches 820g, cookies 100g, chocolate bar 20g, kinder choco 50g, tuna 170g, panettone 420g, queso fresco 250g, mortadella 300g, biscotelas 150g


Small marketing company needs assistant; $5 an hour

We are a small but growing marketing company, can use some extra help for the holiday rush and beyond for the right person. We all speak Castellano, but our clients are primarily English speaking, so a decent level of English proficiency is required.

Our office is in Cuenca. Please respond with a letter of interest that describes your proficiency in all things digital.

Contact via WhatsApp only please.

Confia LTD: 096 990 1830. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Stationary exercise bike

Hi! I’m looking for a stationary bike. My husband needs it to move his legs. Please help me to find one. Thanks.

Luz: .

City: Cuenca

Carpenter needed

Looking for a reliable carpenter who can make some wooden shelves for a child’s play area in good quality at a reasonable price.

Thank you.

Elizabeth Bekes: 098 939 0277. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Secure email and migration services

Looking for English email service with end-to-end encryption that doesn’t require a key to open; has extensive needed features, and dependable support. Preferably outside the US.

Also, do you have experience migrating many large mail folders, with tools and expertise to get the job done?

Jon: 099 086 2839. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Garage sale

Garage Sale in Tarqui.
Hello everyone, please go to this link in FB
and you can check the fotos of the items , specifications and prices below . In case you are interested in to visit the garage sale directly or buy any item you have choose from our albums in FB and purchase it/ them and get it/ them delivered in your address if the purchase it’s up from $50, please just send us a message to our
Catalina Carrasco: 099 214 9751

City: Cuenca

Computers for sale

Intel NUC 10, 16GB RAM 512GB SSD i7. Mini PC, ideal for saving space with excellent features for personal and office use. It has 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD and Intel core i7-10710U processor.

ASUS Vivobook 15.6-Inch Ultra-Thin and Light HD Laptop (Intel i3-1005G1 2-Core, 12GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Intel UHD, 1366 x 768, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, HD Webcam, Win 10 Home S-Mode) with hub ASUS Series: Vivobook 15. Screen size: 15.6 in. Gray. Storage: 512 GB. CPU: Core i3-1005G1 (up to 3.4 GHz). RAM: 12GB. OS: Win 10 Home. Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics. 45 W source. 37 WHr 2-cell battery.

Please whatsapp for more info 098 306 0964

David Tapia: 098 306 0964

City: Cuenca

Sending a huge thank you from Bernan’s Home Canned Foods

After another busy Thanksgiving season, Bernie and I want to thank all of you that purchased our Pumpkin Pies! I was kept busy but we managed to schedule our time in the kitchen and helped each other as much as we could. Everything was under control until an order for 12 pies came in. That had me baking until 11 PM Thanksgiving Eve. We didn’t mind though; the pies were delivered on time and we were all happy.


Samsung inverter refrigerator / rf28t5a01s9/ed / 28 cubic feet

Main features:

Samsung brings you the fabulous 28 cubic foot (680 liters) refrigerator model RF28T5A01S9/ED that will allow you to save while helping the environment thanks to its inverter technology that makes your refrigerator perform to the maximum with less energy use. with frost-free defrost system, bottom freezer, Ice maker and child lock.

In addition, it has 5 large tempered glass shelves that will help you better organize the space and a door with a capacity for gallons.



Healthy and delicious bread; free home delivery

We offer our homemade delicious breads with completely free delivery Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Wholemeal sourdough rye bread with flaxseed, chia, oatmeal, and sesame.
Homemade wheat bread.

Homemade wheat low-salt bread with delicious spices.
Custom breads upon request.

All of our products are absolutely healthy, without added sugars, fats, or chemicals.

Order by WhatsApp at 099 857 5290

Jorge: 99 857 5290

City: Cuenca

Last few items for sale

Leaving Ecuador next week. I have a few items left.

Key Power 2000-Watt Step Down 220V to 110V Voltage Converter and International Travel Adapter Plugs – [Use for USA High-Wattage Appliance Overseas] $20

Dell laptop i7 processor. Must be plugged in because battery doesn’t work. Everything else works great $200

Blackout curtains $20


Geodesic glamping structures and concrete security buildings for sale

The geodesics glamping structures are ideal for low cost big area patio living. These are custom designs, locally built at import prices.

Our glamping domes are built from 8 to 60 feet in diameter. A 23′ 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. 23 foot diameter steel frame (430 square feet) starts at $1,400 Prices for a completed 23′ domes start at $3,490.

Our glamping spheres have a smaller ecological foot print then any structure we know. These are very light on the land. They don’t require heavy and destructive land clearing and leveling because they can be above the ground on legs with 5 very small pads (feet). Our structures can go places hardly any other structure can. From steep forested hill sides to humid land. These structures are so strong you can suspend them like a Christmas tree ornament ball. Prices for a completed sphere start at $3,490.


Are you looking for your new TV: LG and Samsung?

Are you looking for your new TV LG – Samsung?
I offer brand-new TVs. Some of the latest models of LG and Samsung for the best prices in town.

If you need references from my happy customers, I will be more than pleased to provide you.

Kind regards,


Nestor Reinoso:
WhatsApp 096 742 1444 / 099 623 9495. USA. 914 230 5429
Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

New Spanish classes in a group for beginners start on December 5th

Immerse yourself in a new concept of learning Spanish quickly and efficiently. Learn Spanish with a qualified and experienced teacher. You will cover basic topics, useful for everyday conversation, including talking about yourself, making hotel or dinner reservations, take taxis, etc. You will be introduced to various language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with group exercises and weekly homework).

If you are planning to relocate to Cuenca, either temporarily or for good, learning Spanish is a must in order to get the most out of your experience. The real world – full of Cuencanos – is right outside your door and by speaking just a bit more of Spanish you will quickly find life is so much more exciting.


Spanish group for practice and conversation in 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 5th of December. The classes will be held 3 days in a roll (Monday to Wednesday), semi-intensive, from 8:30 to 10 AM, 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

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

Photography and Textile Art Exhibition

Last week we had the incredible art opening for photographer Jane Hiltbrand and fabric artist Nancy Galloway. We know that not everybody who wants to see their outstanding art exhibitions were able to come, but there’s no need to worry!

Their exhibition is up until Dec. 10, 2022 so please come visit us at idiomART during our regular hours to see this one-of-a-kind art show!

Can’t make it during our regular hours, send us an email to schedule a private showing at:


Treat yourself this holiday season to Spanish classes

We have officially entered the holiday season and why not treat yourself? Since you’re here in Ecuador, you may as well give Spanish a go while you’re at it!

We know that learning another can be difficult and even daunting at times. CCC Spanish is different. We take the class out of the classroom and believe in the three C’s of learning a language: Conversation ~ Culture ~ Context.


Monica Gonzaga, relocation consultant services in Ecuador

The experience of all these years speaks for me, working since 2014 serving the Expat Community in Ecuador.

I assist you with residence visas, Citizenships for Ecuador and other countries, and many more services. What is the difference between me with new facilitators and lawyers?

First of all, the experience. I do guarantee I finish my work for which I was hired and with positive results. I am the person you can call or email or look for to do a job and finish it. I do not charge and I don’t leave you alone or put you in more trouble.


Van service with English Speaking driver

Van / SUV/ transportation services with English speaking driver
Greetings; expat-community, tourists, tour companies and everyone:
I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador. I can service one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.

The cars are completely sanitized.

My services include:


King-size bedframe and two nightstands 4 sale

Wooden king-size bedframe 3 plzs, 220 by 220 cm and two nightstands made in Cuenca pickup in La Paz. Pictures available on request.


WhatsApp 593 098 076 7707 or email

Ken Korkosz: 593 098 076 7707

City: Cuenca

Looking for a back surgeon – If you have had a successful back surgery

My husband has six herniated discs and spinal stenosis. He needs to have surgery but we are so afraid of the medieval looking surgeries that have been suggested to us. If you have had a really good experience with back surgery we would love to hear from you.

Susan Lamy: 098 181 3200. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Victor Riccio, certified personal trainer 

Recommendation for Victor Riccio, personal trainer. He is a very talented trainer and is extremely knowledgeable of the human body. He listens to your needs and personal goals and will focus on any problems you may have. He is bilingual and very charming. You will enjoy your time with him and get results. He is also a nutritionist. He charges $6 an hour and will go to your gym. If you need a gym to join I also recommend The fitness club at 2-37 Galapagos. behind the San Rocke, They also have a gym on Remigio Crespo. I am a member there and so is Victor If you want him to come to your house you can discuss his fee. He works with any age and with men and women. His WhatsApp is 593 96 416 3902. 

Address: 5201 Willowbend 

Contact information: 593 96 416 3902 

Recommended by AL Jennings:

This week specials at Kolo Restaurant and Bakery

Hola queridos amigos , sincerely hoping you all are doing great these days. Would love to let you know about this week Specials:
Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros, sausage, beans, salsa, jalspeños pivo de gallo, avocado and eggs, coffee or tea or fresh juice included $6
Lunch: Middle Eastern Kibbeh, hummus, tabule, baba ganoush and homemade tortilla, iced tea, lemonade or juice $7
Hope to see you soon. Lucky us when that happens!

November, 25th from 8 AM to 3 PM,

Luis Cordero #5-65 and Juan Jaramillo

Frank Gonzalez: 099 297 5788

Made-to-order biscuits, pot pies, veggies burgers and more

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

The pasta is homemade. Take out however many you need, boil, and then toss in your own sauce of choice. We recommend 8 per person. So delicious. You can’t beat homemade pasta. We’ve been eating them ourselves with slices of our sourdough.

White meat chicken sausage patties (Patties come uncooked and frozen in a pack of 6 for $8.50 or 12 for $15.50) These fit great on the biscuits.


Double D’s menu for Gran Feria Sabatino’s on Sat., Dec. 3

We’re bringing you lots of sweet treats as well as one savory for the next Gran Feria Sabatino’s on Saturday, December 3.

Merry Christmas Scones: $3 each
Our buttery scones made with our own homemade eggnog and studded with red and green Maraschino cherries and walnuts

Italian Christmas Cookies: 3/$2.50
Cake-like cookies dipped in an almondy glaze and decorated with festive sprinkles.

Mini Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies: $1 each
All the deliciousness of our Red Velvet cake in sandwich cookie form.


Chimichangas? The best are in Santacruz Mexican food and bar!!!

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.


Zarza Brewing: Early open for World Cup and $1 off pints

This Saturday we open at 10:45 for Denmark vs France then at 2 PM Mexico vs. Argentina!

$1 off pints all day long!

NBA Lakers vs Spurs and Jazz vs Golden State


Remigio Tamariz between Alfonso Borrero and Lorenzo Piedra

Julio: WhatsApp: +52 553 348 9681

The Day After Kissing Your Sister

Who would have thought that both Ecuador and USA would both play to ties. I was sure that I would be serving $1 burgers on Friday. So, let’s just do it anyway. Saturday after 5 PM, $1 fried onion burgers (regularly $2.50). And let’s throw in half price side dishes – coleslaw, mac & cheese, black beans, and potato salad.

Of course we will also have available pork spare ribs and pork belly.
Come see us Saturday.
Sé la bestia!

Saturday 1 to 8 PM,

Gran Colombia 13-100 y Estévez de Toral

Leroy: 098 321 8273

Sunday Meditation with Shambhala

When an ordinary person obtains understanding, he’s a sage; when a sage obtains understanding, he’s an ordinary man. ~Zen proverb

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.

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.


Christmas Toy Drive – starting now at Dr. Grace’s office!

Christmas is close again and we want to bring some joy to the most ones in need in the Azuay community.

Every Christmas for the last 24 years we have collected new toys to be delivered to children in the Azuay community. This year, we want to invite you to be part of this rewarding experience!

Drop-off location: Dr. Grace’s Office
Collect starting now until December 22nd, 2022

Miguel Cordero y Av. Paucarbamba, Edificio Workcenter, Office 210

Dr Grace Ordonez:

City: Cuenca

Gran Feria Sabatino’s is next Saturday, December 3

With fairs popping up more and more, we want to make sure this one is on your calendar. Start your holiday shopping a little early from several of Cuenca’s premier vendors including many of your favorites as well as a few new ones to keep things fresh for you.

Alafi Artisan Cheeses
Antojitos Mexican Food
Artesana Breads by Rosemary
Azuay Community Theater
Blue Biker Blueberries
Catservices Ecuador
Clínica Veterinaria Solidaria–Vet Services, Boarding, and Cremation Services
Double D’s Delights
Gratzi Chocolate Fino
Huertos Jesmer Encurtidos
Il Padrino Salsas
KATARI Healing Products and Fermented Foods


Yoga for longevity

Hey you! My name is Michelle Smith 900+ E-RYT, I’m visiting Cuenca this month offering a bilingual workshop inspired by yoga therapeutics and physical therapy principles in a Vinyasa setting.

It’s called Yoga For Longevity. Divided in two parts: Lower Body (Saturday) and Upper Body (Sunday). At local yoga studio: makemake.

If so inspired, please feel free to ask questions and join in! This will be a teaching practice with a restorative close. One session is $30, both are $50.


Happy New Year! Christians

This Sunday, November 27, marks the beginning of the New Year in the Christian Calendar. It is the first Sunday in the season of Advent and we invite you to join us for the celebration at International Christian Community. Come welcome the new year full of opportunities to help the suffering and become a more Christ like person. Our theme for the day is “Arise and Shine” Come shine with us. as we are waiting for you.

Sunday, November 27 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free,

5-02 Nicanor Aguilar y Solano

Phil Kennemer:

City: Cuenca

Improv storytelling open mic next Wednesday

Don’t forget to mark your calendars and save the date for our next Improv Storytelling Open Mic! 

Here you can listen to others tell stories and you can even tell one yourself if you feel so inclined! 

Much like a musical open mic, you just write your name on the list and we call you up in order. It’s as simple as that. 

You can tell any story you want. It can be true, it can be fiction, it can be about yourself or someone else. There are no rules about content, we just ask that you don’t tell a story that is offensive, lewd, racist or that spreads hate. We also ask that you keep your story to 10 minutes so others have time to tell theirs as well. 


Patio Sessions Concert – Canela Club Band

We know there’s been a lot of excitement in town for the past month but, let’s face it, Sundays are still super mellow and sometimes they can even feel boring if you’re looking for something to do in town.

Well, look no further!

This Sunday, Nov. 27 at idiomART we have an incredible local band of professional musicians who play an awesome and lively selection of Latin American and Tropical music! They’re called the Canela Club band and you may have had the good fortune to see them at places like La Guarida, Bistro Yaku or even at our former idiomART location!


Come celebrate with us ~ all are welcome

Join us on Sundays at 10 AM. This Sunday we take a look at Unity and at how love for one another unifies us.

We are a diverse church with people from many different countries, cultures, and backgrounds. We come together to explore the true meaning of God’s word and how to apply it to our lives; build strong relationships; serve each other and serve our community.

We desire to be a true expression of the love of Jesus. Worship is in English and Spanish. Our message is in English with simultaneous translation in Spanish via state-of-the-art translation equipment.


Sisa Gran Feria Saturday, Nov 26

If you need to restock your supply of yummy things after Thanksgiving, come to the Gran feria Saturday at Sisa! 18 vendors will be there handmade gifts, foods, and items to delight! Also, Hearts of Gold and Azuay Community Theater will be there and would appreciate your support!
Saturday, November 26th, 10 AM – 1 PM.

November 26, free,

Tres de Novembre by the Broken Bridge


City: Cuenca