Day: November 30, 2022

Monica…found your wallet

Found white wallet next to Oro Verde parking lot on Monday. No cedula but a bank card was included.

Please phone to claim it.

Bob: 099 872 4545. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Do you need a translator?

I am Maria Penafiel, I am a Lawyer, I am 25 years old and I speak English fluently. Besides that, I have also studied German, a bit of Italian. I love traveling. I have been to Italy, the United States and I have also traveled within Ecuador. I have been to Galapagos, Amazonas, Chimborazo, Quito and Baños de Ambato. My beautiful country is full of diversity and I am excited for you to experience it. I am already planning my next trip.
I am currently working at a city law firm.

I have various work experiences such as labor law, family, business incorporation, civil and criminal matters and mediation. I have experience translating legal or non-legal documents. Therefore, I can assist or advise and translate the documents that you need to do at the notary’s office, but my experience is not limited to law; If you have any day-to-day errands and the language barrier is a problem, I can help you with that.


150+ MBS, reliable, temporary Internet

My wife and I are planning to return to Cuenca for the first time since the start of Covid. We usually come for only the winter…Jan through March. We have an apartment on Ordonez Lazo.

I still work so having fairly quick and reliable internet is key. However, it’s always such a pain in the @#$ to get set up and then to terminate. Back in New Jersey I cut my cable cords all together and have been using T-Mobile 5g home (cellular) internet. I couldn’t be happier with speed, reliability and most of all, ease of getting up and running (no technician from ISP required) and no long term contract. I noticed (below link) that Movistar Ecuador has the same, albeit 4g speeds. Just wondering if anyone here has any first or second hand knowledge using this in Ecuador?


City: Cuenca

Inexperienced but authentic actors needed

We need three male and three female actors to tell (mostly) true stories of their life.

We want to shoot three stories per person.

1. A moment when your family really made you proud, with backstory, no more than 5 min long
2. A story of your father or mother or a heartbreaking moment in your life.
3. A fun story like how much your first car cost, what it was, what it meant to you or basically whatever, something from your past or your story of moving to Ecuador.

We are looking to inspire others to share stories so the video will be used in Digital media.

Payment is $50 and some free coffee and pastries. 🙂

Confia LTD: 096 990 1830. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

English-speaking neurologist?

Looking for a recommendation for an English-speaking neurologist practicing in Cuenca who is trained in memory care.

John: .

City: Cuenca


Hi Folks,
Anyone coming to Salinas in the next little while. I need a small parcel, less than 10 lbs. brought to me here. Will treat person to lunch or payment.

Ed: .

City: Salinas

Men’s clothing from the US for sale

I have an assorted variety of men’s clothing for sale (most in like new condition) and am willing to offer additional discounts for larger purchases.

Levis Camo 34×30 1 pair $15

Men’s Pants – Business Casual
Dockers 36×30 1 pair $15
Dockers 34×30 3 pairs $15 ea.
Lee 34×30 1 pairs $15 ea.
Haggar 34×30 1 pair $15
Dockers 34×30 3 pairs $10 ea. (lightly used)
Haggar 34×30 1 pair $10 (lightly used)
Dockers 33×30 1 pair $15
Chaps 33×30 1 pair $15
Haggar 33×30 1 pair $15
IZOD 33×30 1 pair $15


Desk set for sale

Bring a sense of timeless style and tradition to your space with the charm, elegance and quality construction this classic style, solid cherry desk, credenza, hutch and matching bookcase brought from USA. Enjoy the contrasting inlayed wood design accents, dedicated lighting, decorative dark metal pulls and multiple wire management grommets, which are all detailing that gives a look you will love for years.

The generously sized L-shaped work surface, pigeonholes and door-covered storage in the credenza, hutch, plus the book case and a leather chair make this an office set that is practical to use and beautiful to the eye.


iPad 5th generation

Model A1822
Like new!
Big screen.


City: Cuenca

Time to decorate!

Are you in need of a cute decoration for your front door…or a hostess gift?
Stop in at the Cuenca Creator’s Co-op in the back of Sunrise Cafe. There you will find these original, hand-woven door decorations. Also, the collection of wearable art woven by Barbara VanAbel. The collection also includes unique Christmas scarves…perfect for gift giving!

Prices range from $20 to $40.


City: Cuenca

End of the month offers – Catalina´s Garage

Catalina ́s Garage invites you to sell new and used items online in perfect condition. “Deals: End of the month”

We have:
– Overcoat for lady. Short sleeves. Used, in excellent condition. Size: S. color: Animal print. After: $25 / Before $35
– Lady’s Leather Jacket. Used, in excellent condition. Size M. Color: Black. After $20 / Before $26
– Lacitos for girls. New. With alligator type hook. $1 unit
– Dama leather wallet. Brown color. Used in excellent condition. With a small detail. After $20 / Before $26
– Pants for Lady. New. Khaki color. It has one institutional badge that it can replace with another. Brand: Equipos Cotopaxi. After $25 / Before $30


Fresh blueberries and almonds for sale

This week: We have fresh blueberries for sale at $6/pound and whole, raw, shelled almonds at $5/pound. Delivery in Cuenca and surrounding areas (San Joaquín, Challuabamba, Racar, Baños, Monay, and more) is free of charge. If you would like to place an order, email us.

The Blue Biker:

City: Cuenca

Meg & Hugo – hip-joint support for dogs – soft chews

Meg & Hugo Mobility chews for dogs of all ages. 120 chews, chicken flavor, no grain/corn/soy, no artificial flavors. Glucosamine – 400 mg per chew, Chondroitin – 150mg per chew, MSM – 100 mg per chew.
Great supplement and great treat for your dog.

Alex: 097 905 9658

City: Cuenca

Relaxation therapies

My name is Diana, I am 32-years-old. I’ve lived in this beautiful city for 7 years. My job is to perform relaxation therapies, to balance the energy of the body. And to be able to be at a high-level body and mind. If the objective is to relax, contact me and we will gladly help you.

Avd. Don Bosco and Loja


098 978 4319

USA Valet for Gringos and Ecuadorians

We bring you the things you want to buy from the United States. We ship legally and shipments are, on average, once a week. We deliver to your home anywhere throughout Ecuador.

As our carrier pigeon mascot says,

“The sky’s the limit!”

So, you can use our service regularly for anything you want to get (restrictions apply – ask us). It’s not just for items ordered online but you can order from any brick-and-mortar store throughout the world. You can order from Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and virtually any store around the globe.


Chelation – out with the bad, in with the good

It’s not difficult to eat better. Yes, it’s not difficult to avoid pollutants. But how do you get rid of the pollutants and poisons that are already in your body?

One of the best formulas is an amino acid called EDTA Ethylene Diamine Tetra acetic Acid – referred to as Chelation Therapy.

Chelation Therapy is thought to improve health by biochemically improving bodily harmony. It is an amazing therapy that:


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

Massage may also be helpful for:


Pájaro y Bestia

Deliberately different.

Expect a sandwich blowout this week.

Sé la bestia!!

Gran Colombia 13-100 y Estévez de Toral


098 321 8273


Hi, my name is Edwin, I’m from Cuenca, I’m available as a driver for anyone who needs to go shopping, medical appointments, moves, trips, delivery service, gardening maintenance, housekeeping.

Thank You.


098 974 1527 – 096 335 4020

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.

Calle Larga

Cuenca friends
099 447 1149

Live, radio show adaption of a classic holiday movie- opens Dec 9

Don’t miss this unique chance to celebrate the holidays with your friends at Azuay Community Theater’s staged, radio production of “it’s A Wonderful Life’.

A feelgood, family comedy drawn from the classic,1946 Christmas movie of the same name directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart.


Last year’s staged radio show of ‘A Christmas Carol’ was a resounding success. This year we present “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the same format and with the same great voice actors. Directed by ACT Artistic Director, Paula Bailey and adapted from the perennial, holiday favorite Frank Capra movie.

Performance Schedule December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. $15.
And New Social Hour with cash bar starts in our Lounge at 3 PM. Show starts at 4 PM.

Or join us for our first annual VIP Preview Event 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 from 3 to 4pm and at intermission. $25 Admission includes event and show. ($10 for those who purchased the Preseason special offer.)

Details and tickets:

Tickets by debit or credit card quick, easy, no extra fees


Tickets by Paypal; Send $25 per ticket through ‘Friends and Family’ to paypal account Include name, email and performance date with your order.


Tickets by email at and include your full name, email address, number of seats and performance date from dates above.

Tickets and more ACT info

Adjacent to Hotel Oro Verde entrance on Av. Ordonez Lasso


$7 lunch specials during Gran Feria Sabatino’s

In addition to a collection of high-quality vendors, we have three delicious lunch specials offered at this Saturday’s Gran Feria Sabatino’s.

Chicken Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and a salad
Chicken Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and a salad
Ravioli (spinach or chicken) with your choice of sauce (marinara, pesto, or creamy pesto) and a salad

Each of these delicious meals is only $7. Our full menu will also be available.

As a reminder, these are the vendors you can expect to see at Gran Feria Sabatino’s.


Cat scratchers and towers for cats

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet fabric. I have different designs and models. Your cat will like it very much.

Include delivery

Avenida de las Américas


Naturopathic, massage, and wellness services

Jimmy Quintero, licensed Naturopathy Technologist and massage therapist with 26 years of experience, offers deep tissue, Thai, Hawaiian, Swedish, Shiatsu, relaxation, trigger point, and at affordable prices for men and women. He can work deeply or gently to relieve stress or to target specific issues with excellent results.

Additionally, Jimmy is a personal trainer and yoga instructor and dance can do all of this in the privacy of your home. He offers combination packages with exercise followed by massage.


Spanish Courses starting soon at ¡Vamos!

This is your last chance to sign up for the regular Beginners 2 or regular Beginners 3 Spanish courses starting at ¡Vamos! very soon. There are still a couple of spots available. Don´t be left out!

Regular group courses have a maximum of five people per class and they last for 6 weeks (24 hours of class). They take place two days per week from 2 to 4 PM. Beginners 2 is scheduled for Monday and Wednesday starting on December 5 and Beginners 3 is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday and it starts on December 13. A workbook with all learning materials will be provided. The courses also include free access to the cultural workshops: dance lessons, Ecuadorian cooking, fruit tasting, a book club, creative writing sessions and Latin movie-forum events.


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

Recommendation for Lagalería Bakery

I highly recommend this bakery that I have ordered from for several months now. They have great sourdough at $2.50 a loaf and the croissants are absolutely great and $1 each and huge. They also have many other products and they are always fresh and wonderful!

From Monday to Friday
They also have a sitting area for serving coffee, etc.

Whole-wheat $3
Whole-wheat with seeds $4.50


Recommendation for Thanksgiving shoutout to Mother & Son!, food delivery

Delicious as always! In my 4th year of getting their Thanksgiving dinner at home, Debby and her son James never failed to make it always memorable. Generous portion packs all of the flavor and juiciness of a perfectly cooked turkey. The sides include scalloped potatoes, green beans, maple mashed sweet potato, sourdough dinner roll, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pecan pie. Best holiday dinner!

I wanted to attend the dinner concert, but my medical condition made it impossible. I heard it was sold out and fun.

Debby and James have provided me with their excellent soups and chicken bone broth. They also have the best meatloaf in town.

Kudos to Mother & Son Family Kitchen and the Jazz Society Cafe!

Address: Los Cedros and Claveles

Contact information: Whatsapp 096 322 3377

Recommended by Eliza Lewis:

Tienda Nectar’s Ginger and Holiday Fest

Tienda Nectar’s Ginger And Holiday Fest-save the date!
Bring your friends, lunch and enjoy some holiday shopping. We wIll be showing Gluten free Art, Gingerbread Houses, cookies/ornaments, ginger beer, handmade ginger soap, pickled ginger, chocolate ginger bark, special dog treats and more. There will be free tastings and a drawing for a free Holiday basket.

Vegetarian and Gluten Free Lunch will be served – Thai Ginger Carrot and Sweet potato Soup, Coconut Roti and Ginger Pear Upside down Cake.

Saturday, December 3rd from 10 AM – 2 PM, free,

1-127 Mariscal Sucre Y Manuel Vega

Lynn Mizono:

City: Cuenca

Pei’s pot stickers (working from Tuesday to Sunday)

Hello friends and customers in Cuenca, I am Pei , still selling traditional Chinese food. Now I offer home delivery and Dine-in service. looking forward to hearing from you. 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

veggie stir-fry • $5
zhajiangmian • $6
eggs with tomatoes • $5
Pork with vegetable • $8
Chicken with broccoli • $8

single dishes
over rice

Kung Pao chicken • $8
Coca-Cola chicken wings • $10
crispy sweet and sour pork (chicken)• $10
sweet and sour pineapple pork(chicken)• $10
twice cooked-pork • $10
general Tso’s chicken • $10
fried tofu • $8
Mapo Tofu • $10
veggie delight • $6
salt and pepper pork • $10
salt and pepper chicken • $10
Salt and pepper shrimp • $15
Fry pork with vegetables • $10
Fry chicken with vegetables • $8
Braised eggplants •$8
Fry green beans •$6
Eggs with tomatoes •$6
Celery & carrots salad •$6
Fry potatoes slice •$5
Purple cabbage •$5


pork • $1
chicken • $1
red-bean • $1
mix and match dozen • $10


red bean paste (300g) • $5
fresh-noodles Ramen (1lb) • $8
Spicy sauce (100g) • $3
Pancake (2 pics ) • $5

November 30th, from 9:00am to 8:00pm,

Del batan

Pei: 0992536116

Zarza Brewing: 1 year Anniversary Party Saturday

This Saturday we’ll have live Rock and Roll with Ututo to celebrate our 1st year in our location in Cuenca! We’ll also have a raffle for prizes and a free beer for every person present. $5 cover gets you a beer, rock and roll and prizes!

Also Wednesday don’t forget our $1.25 taco special!


Remigio Tamariz between Alfonso Borrero and Lorenzo Piedra

Julio: WhatsApp: +52 553 348 9681

Hainanese chicken rice special!

The dish is a traditional Hainanese delicacy called Wenchang chicken. Specific free-roaming chickens from the Hainanese town of Wenchang are fed food like peanut bran, coconut, and other things. Cuenca has good chicken that is suitable for this dish. My son, James, will give his touch in preparing this flavorful dish. Chef James will highlight this dish’s three components: the poached chicken, the aromatic rice, and the sauce. This dish is for you if you love ginger and lemon grass and a hint of spicy sauce on the side.

Whole Chicken with rice and chili sauce $28 *enough for 6 to 8 servings
Chicken breast cut with rice and chili sauce $10 *enough for 2 servings
Quarter leg part $7 *enough for 6 to 8 servings


Delicious and homemade ice cream from Carlos at Vivaldi Ice Cream

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream? The kind that you ate growing up! You will love these flavors! Many flavors are not available anywhere else in Ecuador. Give your mouth a treat! What are you waiting for?

All ice cream is made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.

I have the following flavors available for you this week. Enjoy.

1 liter $8 – 500ml $4.50


Visit us for American and Ecuadorian food at great prices

Come visit Sabor Casero-Cositas Ricas for home style cooking. A cozy place with outdoor and indoor seating. We have desayunos and almuerzos plus a menu of delicious food including hamburgers, tigrillo, pasta, quesadillas, fish and chips, Mediterranean salad and more. Look for the green turf and umbrellas.

From Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 2:30 PM,

Gran Colombia between León XIII and Unidad Nacional.

Alexandra Calle: 0960685495

Double your pleasure! Only from King Smokehouse Burgers

A question for you. What is even better than the meats? How about double the meats? And double the cheese? In other words, double everything between a tender delicious bun. You will need a lot of napkins for this special from Felix at King Smokehouse Burgers. Two big, juicy, hand crafted patties of Felix’s own secret blend of meats and spices. Cooked to perfection then layered on those oh so good buns with two delicious slices of tangy melty cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, and – get this – double the bacon too!

OMG where do I find this divine delight? Only at King Smokehouse Burgers, that’s where! The one and only! Guess what? This succulent, dripping (literally and figuratively) burger is being offered to you at a special combo price.



Christmas concert

Please join us at the beautiful Mansion Alcazar and enjoy your favorite Christmas carols. Deb and William are joined by several guest musicians who are donating their time for Charity. Seating is limited so reservations are strongly encouraged. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

December 8th. 6 PM, free,

Simon Bollvar 12-55 y Tarqui

Deb Davis:

City: Cuenca

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

Starting Now,

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

Dr Grace Ordonez:

City: Cuenca