I wanted to inform the community here that in my opinion Google Fi is not a good option for international phone service if you are going to be outside of the US for an extended period of time. My original plan was to use GoogleFi as my one and only phone as I read that people have used it successfully in Cuenca for long periods of time with the unlimited text and data international plan. At $76/month it was a little pricey but achieved everything that I needed. It would also work when I traveled to other countries.
I moved to Cuenca in June, 2022, and returned to US for 3 months in mid-August for my work. I returned in Mid-November and just received an email on January 7 from Google Fi saying they are terminating my international roaming plan as it is to be primarily used in the US and they see that I have been outside of the US for extended periods of time.
If you are looking for a sweet companion dog look no further. Matilda is an older dog so she is more low-keyed than a puppy and is friendly and sweet. She is a rescue that has been fostered but her foster mom is moving and will no longer be able to care for her. If you are interested in meeting her or have questions, please call Paola at 098 672 2197. Paola speaks English and is on WhatsApp.
Kathy Keel: Kkeel7475@gmail.com .
Small solid wood table. 2’8”h x 2’3”w x 2’w
Mesa de Madera, 82 x 69 x 60
Metal shelf, almost new, sturdy expensive model. 6’7” high x 1’7” wide x 1’1” deep. $40
Mountain bike, 29′ wheel height for man or woman. $200
Small sitting settee/couch. 43”wide x 31”high x 28” deep. $180
Old -style bank chair.
This is our last week in Cuenca and we have a few items that are available:
* kitchen utensils- various pricing
* A beautiful wood bedframe $200 obo
* Set of white bath towels $5
* Tool set $20
* Blanket for Queen bed $10
* 3” Memory Foam Queen mattress topper $40
* Queen/King Comforter and Duvet cover $40
* Hairdryer $10
* Electric Water kettle $10
* 10×15 Shadecloth $20
* Shower caddys $3 each
* Pyrex Casserole Dish with top $3
All items shown by appointment until end of Friday, 14 January.
Ron Shea: firstname.lastname@example.org 098 122 5972
Are you planning a move, or downsizing? We can help you sell your furniture, appliances, household goods, without a yard sale and having people come to your house. If you are moving, we can send you the money. We’ve been doing this for more than 8 years in Cuenca. Call or message us or come in for details,
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’ve added new items of clothes on the 50% off rack. We have very nice clothing for men, women, and children – some hard-to-find larger sizes, as well as smaller sizes for the young and thinner sizes, baby clothes and a new stroller, shoes, jackets, scarves, etc.
If you like or would like to learn some new ways to play with paper, I have a number of books for sale.
I would like to sell all the books as one bundle for $150. However, I can break them into smaller bundles (as shown in the photographs) for various prices.
Sara: Polkadoxies@gmail.com 096 963 9963
I have the following books on aspects of jewelry making, as shown in the photos below. These books have a retail value of over $300. I would like to sell all the books as one bundle for $100 – or – trade for a handmade item (pottery, jewelry, etc.) of equivalent value.
Sara 096 963 9963 email@example.com
My name is Marco León and I work in the investment area of the Cooperativa de Ahorro y Credito 23 de Julio. I can help you with information and services related to accounts, investments, certificates of deposit, ATM cards, online banking, etc. Our Cooperative has more than 58 years in the financial market and is one of the largest Cooperatives in Ecuador. For the opening of our new office we have preferential rates of up to 10.25% per year on certificates of deposit or investments. If you need more information, I will be happy to help you. I work in Cuenca Totoracocha Av. Gonzalez Suarez and Calle 13 de Abril. You can contact me by phone or email.
Our risk rating in the financial system is AA-
Dematerialized CD for to get an Ecuadorian VISA
You can open your account with cedula or passport
Option to open joint accounts
The capability to designate a Beneficiary on your CD
Debit card for ATM “Mastercard”
Address: Totoracocha, Av. Gonzalez Suarez and Calle 13 de Abril, Cuenca
Cell: 099 2913161
Because many on GringoPost are looking for the best place to make their investments and take advantage of the benefits of making CDs in this country, I’d like to introduce Crea Credit Union to you.
Established in Cuenca in 1964, Crea has experience servicing the community. We have more than 33 branches around the country and now we have a strong initiative serving international community. Starting from a decidedly strong base, Crea has only grown stronger. It is the cooperative that offers CDs with not only high rates of return but unparalleled safety and security of principal. That’s a combination that is hard to beat.
Gallery at jerrydmorton.com
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.
Learn the Fundamentals of Stagecraft for Actors and Directors
A special learning opportunity from Azuay Community Theater
No charge and no experience necessary. For ages 16+.
Gain confidence and enhance your performance by learning the basics of the actor’s relationship with:
* the parts of the stage
* the other actors
* the set and props
* the audience
Register today. Limited availability.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people, their names and your phone number.
Azuay Community Theater- adjacent to Hotel Oro Verde’s main entrance, Avenida Ordóñez Lasso https://goo.gl/maps/mNjm5Sq9i2rsp1UN6
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.
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 the following:
• 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
Galapagos Best Yachts, February, 2023!
Galaxy First Class Yacht
4 Days/ 3 Nights Program
Feb. 25th to 28th
*Price p/person in double occupancy $1,850
5 Days/ 4 Nights Program
January 31st to February 4rd.
*Price p/person in double occupancy: $2,460
You have been doing your best learning tenses, practicing with Bilingo and Tilingo however, you are still not able to be understood by native speakers.
It seems like they speak so fast, like a machine gun, right?
Do you know why?
Spanish is a syllable timed language (English and German are stress timed languages, this is what makes you sound foreign while speaking Spanish).
Languages are kinda music, the most we imitate the rhythm, the most we will sound alike natives, but maybe sounding native is not your goal but at least to be understood.
I first went to see Mateo about some questions I had regarding changes in the renewal of my rental contract.
He patiently answered all my questions and nimbly answered all my hypotheticals.
He thoroughly and completely explained all my options and, after some discussion and coaching, we agreed that the least aggressive posture would be for me to write a letter to the landlords and explain my concerns and see how they would respond.
I’m Moe and My wife is Mariam, We come from the middle-east, and we live in Cuenca.
We started offering homemade vegan hummus and pita; made the original way.
(400g hummus including 3x pita bread) for $5
Delivery, or pickup from “tres puentes”
Hope you support us, and enjoy the best hummus in Ecuador.
Every day from 8 AM to 9 PM,
Tres Puentes, La Isla, Cuenca
Moe: email@example.com WhatsApp: 096 289 4378
La Guarida is back. Join us for incredible food and films.
Book now by calling 099 806 8071.
– Lingui, The Sacred Bonds –
Tuesday, January 10th at 6:45 PM.
On the outskirts of the capital of Chad, determined single mother Amina works tirelessly to provide for herself and her 15-year-old daughter Maria. When Amina discovers Maria is pregnant and does not want a child, the two women begin to seek out an abortion, condemned by both religion and law. One of the best movies in African cinema.
– The Fabelmans –
Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30 PM.
This date is completely sold out; however, due to high demand we have added a new date on Monday, December 16th at 6:30PM. Book now as it is selling fast.
Don’t forget that reservations with dinner are required. Book now by calling 099 806 8071.
We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta. A couple of meters from La Cuadra Station on the Tranvia Path.
January 10th, from 6:45 to 9:30 PM, Free,
Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta
Andres: firstname.lastname@example.org 099 806 8071
For our first menu of 2023, we’re going tropical and Asian for the two savory dishes. The casserole is a twist on the traditional chicken and rice and features a tangy, salty-sweet sauce highlighting the pineapple and tender-crisp vegetables. Shredded carrots and lots of other crunchy veggies are the base of this menu’s salad tossed in a sesame ginger dressing. A tropical dessert of fresh mangoes baked with a crunchy oatmeal crust is the perfect sweet for this menu.
Pineapple Chicken and Rice Casserole: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Asian Carrot Salad: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Mango Crumb Bars: $3 each
Check out our new and healthier specials this week.
From Tuesday to Sunday delivery
Breakfast delivery 8 to 11 AM
Lunch delivery 12:30 to 1:30 PM
Order via WhatsApp 096 322 3377
January 10 – 15, 2023
Tuesday – Boiled quail eggs 8 pcs,
avocado slices, roasted sweet potatoes and mixed berries.
Wednesday – Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, black olives and kale
served plus herb baby potatoes plus a banana.
Thursday – 2 egg omelet with black olives roasted cherry tomatoes,
kale & herb baby potatoes plus an apple.
Friday – Breakfast frittata muffins with roasted carrots and
herb baby potatoes plus greenand red grapes.
Saturday – Veggie breakfast pattie or chicken breakfast pattie,
spinach and herb baby potatoes plus a papaya
Sunday – Avocado toast topped with fried egg or mushroom,
roasted carrots and cauliflower plus a fruit medley
Crispy Smoked Bacon $1 [2 pcs]
Boiled Quail Eggs $1.50 [8 pcs]
Boiled or Fried Egg 50 cents
Whole Wheat Toast, Jam and Butter $1
Daily Lunch $5 comes with 8 oz of vegetarian or chicken Consomé
Mexican spiced baked tofu with salsa
avocado slices, spinach, herbed baby potatoes
and cucumber-corn salad
Roasted chickpea and zucchini
fermented red cabbage, boiled taro and carrot-kale salad
Sesame Tofu and Summer Squash w/ Asian Orange Sauce
shredded Chinese cabbage, brown rice and turnip-carrot salad
Grilled Portobello and Eggplant
green beans, boiled sweet potatoes and pineapple-beetroot salad
Smoked Tofu and chickpea w/ BBQ sauce
roasted Brussel sprouts, baked potato wedges, and apple-cabbage slaw
Meatless Loaf and Baked Cauliflower
Swiss chard, mashed potatoes, and turnip-carrot salad
Boiled or Grilled Chicken Breast $1.50 [3oz]
Boiled or Grilled Shrimp $1.50 [6 pcs]
Boiled Quail Eggs $1.50 [8 pcs]
Boiled or Grilled Albacore $1.50 [6oz]
Tuesday to Sunday, January 10 to 15, 2023,
Pick up address: Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)
Debby and James Dahili: email@example.com 096 322 3377
These days, self-care is more important than ever. With everything going on the world, it’s crucial that we take time out to focus on our well-being, on our bodies, our hair, nails, etc. Experts have written volumes on the value of a self-care routine. Making sure you take time to take care of yourself has been proven to improve energy, focus, productivity, and happiness, and to reduce stress and anxiety. It can even help with depression.
While a massage, a mani/pedi, or a facial might seem self-indulgent, think about it this way: You take your car in for regular oil changes, but you’re not “indulging” your car by taking care of it! You’re making sure it runs its best so it’s reliable and can be there for you when you need it. And don’t forget to pamper yourself. A brow wax, a massage, new nails, a facial, a cute haircut, a nice color tone that matches with your personality. Remember the joy of seeing your hair swing in a fresh, luscious way, the joy of a fun new manicure, or the joy of that dang crick in your neck feeling better for a while. or that post-massage glow. Simply feeling good inside will make you prettier than any makeup ever could. All these little benefits of being human are available to you at C&C a family hair salon and barber shop, where you can choose a beauty professionals. Make an appointment and start feeling better about…
National Dress Up Your Pet Day-Virtual Event
FAAN Photo Contest
Submissions Through January 14th
FAAN – Ecuador is celebrating National Dress Up your Pet Day Celebrate with us by dressing up your furry family member in comfortable pet clothing—Maybe even get matching outfits if you want to get crazy.
How to Enter:
1) Take a photo of your pet in their outfit either with or without their human.
2) Submit your photo through January 14th at https://www.faanecuador.org/faanevents.html
3) Share your photo with your friends and challenge them to join the fun and celebrate their pet’s inner diva.
Join us at FAAN in celebrating National Dress Up Your Pet Day and sharing the love and fun that animals bring to our lives.
PS: Mark your calendar and reserve your attendance at Idiom, January 17th from 2-4 PM for afternoon tea and a champagne toast to our dogs
Rosemary Rein: firstname.lastname@example.org 096 920 9764
We will be hosting a Trivia Night this Friday at 7 PM. Questions will be in English and in Spanish, so make sure to have at least one bilingual member in your group. Groups up to four people, if you want to participate but don´t have a group let us know and we will put you with other people. Cost is $2.50 per person. Cash prize for the winners! Don’t miss out on the fun.
The event will be held at Café Ñucallacta´s 2nd local on Avenida Loja. Free street parking available. Wheelchair Accessible.
January 13th, 7 to 9 PM, $2.50,
Av. Loja 2320 and Juan Bautista Vasquez
Ruminahui Duchicela: email@example.com 098 619 0490