Day: January 12, 2023

Hearts of Gold 50/50 raffle

Hearts Of Gold’s first event of the year will be this amazing 50/50 raffle.
What is a 50/50 raffle?
The prize is half the money raised from ticket sales. For example, if we raise $2,000, $1,000 will be yours and the other $1,000 stays in the foundation to be allocated to social assistance programs.

The cost of each ticket is $10 and you can buy them by emailing to or sending a message to 098 334 0951

The raffle will be held on Tuesday, February 14, at 3 PM on Facebook live

Hearts Of Gold .

City: Cuenca

Had a baby here; Ecuador passport question


My child was born in Ecuador. The child has the cedula and a European passport, but no Ecuador passport. Given that my child has a cedula and a European passport, I am, perhaps wrongly, assuming an Ecuador passport is not required for foreign travel. Does anyone have any experience of travelling abroad with a child born in Ecuador without an Ecuador passport? Were there any issues?

Many thanks in advance and have an awesome day.


Cooking with Essential Oils – free eBook

Essential oils offer a world of flavors to help make food feel even more magical.

In this eBook, you’ll learn more about why people choose to cook with essential oils, what safety measures and best practices exist, and even which ideas and recipes for cooking with essential oils you can try.

Also, you will find the answers for the most common questions when cooking with EO:

Why Cook with Essential Oils?
Is Cooking with Essential Oils Safe?
Dos and don’ts when cooking with EO
What oils to use and how much


Looking for apartment for long term rental

Looking for furnished apartment for long-term rental in Cuenca, $800 – $900 (for both departments), I don’t have pets. 

I’m looking to rent for long term, 2 fully furnished apartments. For long-term rental in Cuenca, $800 – $900 (for both departments). The first, a studio apartment, the second, a one (or two) bedroom apartment with en suite washer and dryer. Prefer that the apartments be in the same building. 

Humberto Perez:
Mobile: 0967388858

Coming from Toronto Canada?

If you are or know of someone who is traveling from Toronto and are able to bring a 1 lb. package to Cuenca on these days. I will compensate for this service. Please let me know at the phone below or by email.

Hugo Alvarez: 593 99 963 1202. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

I am Eliana and I need a job!

I can help you with cleaning, babysitting, housesitting, I can do pretty much anything!

I am learning English too.

I am Eliana, I come from Venezuela, and I have the desire to improve my skills doing tons of helping!

Eliana Andres Rodriguez Ruiz: +593 96 409 0377. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Pure eucalyptus raw bee honey – directly from hives

Enjoy pure, raw, unadulterated, unfiltered eucalyptus honey at its finest.
Our honey is unpasteurized and totally raw. It has no sugars added. It still has naturally occurring pollen from the bees. The live enzymes and yeasts are present.

This is 100% raw honey!
Full frame of honeycomb available.
375 gr jar is $6
375 gr jar of honey with propoleo and ginger is $8
1450 gr jar is $20 with free delivery
30ml of 20% extract of propolis is $5\
Beeswax 1 lb. is $9
Also available 10 frames bee hives complete with bees, queen, brood, honey and pollen for $160. Delivery and installation in Cuenca area included.
$20 or more purchase – free delivery in any part of Cuenca

Alexander: 097 906 9356

City: Cuenca

For sale Laminar flow cabinet – Bioair

I am selling Laminar flow cabinet: A horizontal workbench which creates a particle-free working environment by taking air through a filtration system and exhausting it across a work surface in a laminar or unidirectional air stream.

It can be used in medical research laboratories, hospitals, manufacturing facilities and other production environments.

126 hours of use. The last maintenance done a year ago.

For pictures and documents, WhatsApp.

The asking price is $1500. Negotiable.

Beth Shahda: 098 395 9515

City: Cuenca

For sale, jigsaw puzzles 1000s / 2000s

For sale, jigsaw puzzles:

2000s Mountain in fire – Buffalo $20
1000s On a clear Day – KI puzzle – $10
1000s The roaring twenties – Ki puzzle – $10
1000s Commemorative puzzle quintessentially Canadian Values – SureLox – $10
1000s Commemorative puzzle quintessentially Canadian Values – SureLox – $10
1000’s Boats – SureLox – $8 missing one piece

Will send pictures upon request

Beth Shahda: 098 395 9515

City: Cuenca

For sale, black leather jacket, size L

I am selling a black leather jacket, size L, brand Missani Le Collezioni.

The asking price $75.

Will send pictures upon request.

Beth Shahda: 098 395 9515

City: Cuenca

Reversible men’s suede leather jacket, large

I am selling a reversible men’s suede leather jacket, size Large. Buttersoft feel. Purchased in USA.
Private Italian label.
Perfect for Fall and Spring. The condition is new.

Color: Beige-yellowish

Asking price is $75.

I will send pictures upon request.

Beth Shahda: 098 395 9515

City: Cuenca

KitchenAid mixer, Vitamix blender for sale

Almost-new, imported countertop KitchenAid mixer; still have the box for it: $360
Brand new creations Vitamix blender, there is no box for it $325


City: Cuenca

Electric bike fat tire 1500W

Hi all, electric bike 1500w for sale, fat tire, hydraulic brakes, front fork; led lights, manual speeds, PAS system, white and black color available. For further info call me,

Andres: 0993622050

City: Cuenca

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 ultra-slim gaming laptop

Order now – ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 ultra-slim gaming laptop, 15.6” 165Hz QHD Display, GeForce RTX 3080, WhatsApp:+85 25 147 9246 — AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS, 16GB DDR4, 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 10, Eclipse Gray, GA503QS-BS96Q, Full set, cables, warranty, return policy In Box .

Available stock – Asus TUF Dash F15, Razer Blade 14,Lenovo Legion 7,MSI GF63 Thin, Corsair Voyager a1600, Alienware X15 R2,Asus ROG Strix Scar 17, Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Gaming Laptops, full cables, manuals for setup, valid warranty + receipt.

SSD capacity
1 TB

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Operating system
Windows 10



Reasons to eat dates

Dear friends of Gramm Bulkshop, here we share some reasons to eat dates:

1. Hangover: Help in sobering up really quick

2. Vision: When ingested orally, it reduced night blindness.

3. Digestion: Healthy bowel movements and cure intestinal disorders

4. Energy: Boost energy for anemic patients and increases sexual stamina.

5. Heart: Reduce risk of stroke and other health related diseases.

6. Nervous system: Boost the nervous system health.

7. Bone health: Minerals present strengthen the bones


Gramm Bulkshop break, January 16th through 22nd

Dear friends of Gramm Bulkshop:

We want to inform you that we will take a break the week of January 16th through 22nd, 2023, we will see you again on Monday the 23rd.
Please visit our store or place your orders until Saturday, January 14th.

Thank you very much for your support. We wish you a year full of joy, health and good friendships.

We want to reduce the use of plastic, we use paper covers and we invite you to bring your favorite bag, as well as your containers to fill them with the necessary amount.

Visit our cozy store in Sucre 14-14 and Estevez de Toral, near to San Sebastián Park.
Phone 099 505 9604,

We will be happy to assist you. We also have delivery service!

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments, store is open today

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.


Final days in Ecuador, Indurama stove

I have an Indurama 4-burner gas stove available for purchase.

Price reduced to $190.

Available for pickup January 15 – 17

Linda: 096 046 1112

City: Cuenca

Dominguez American Design

Dominguez American Design company, for more than 13 years we have specialized under construction builders in the United States market with North American and European designs, and with the experience acquired we have formed a leading company in the construction builder and commercialization of the furniture industry, consolidating for more than 10 years in the Ecuadorian market with exclusive and personalized designs, using high quality materials to guarantee and satisfy the comfort of our clients.

Oswaldo Dominguez: 098 871 6343.

City: Cuenca

Art Jam – body painting, painting, drawing, live music – This Friday

Join us this Friday at idiomART for an artistic explosion where artists will create using the inspiration of live music!

Artists Lanner Diaz and Suka (Emma Wille) will create art pieces to music created by Cuban musician Noel Batista of Trio Noan. This is a spontaneous art jam and some of our in-house artists will also be creating throughout the house.

This is going to be a very exciting event that’s sure to inspire you!

Friday, Jan. 13
6 PM: the event begins
free entrance

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB

Abya Viva: One Blood, One Voice

In this open dialogue, you will get the chance to listen to and meet inspiring leaders from the Andes to the Amazon who are working to conserve the astounding biodiversity and cultural heritage of Ecuador.

Thursday, Jan. 26
Doors open at 6 PM
Dialogue starts at 6:30 PM

Free entrance
Translated to English


German Solano – Andean leader who is a part of a local cooperative of 40+ families in the Oña area who conserve over 11,000 hectares of forest, which includes an endemic frog species. Learn how he and his community are working to conserve and protect the biodiversity of their forest in an effort to help us move towards a healthier planet for all.


Great free stuff Galore! Mega yapas at CosasPrep

Our most generous yapas ever!
Spend $20, get a nice, first level yapa.
But wait – the yapas are cumulative!
Spend $30, get a nice second level yapa and the first level yapa
Spend $50, get a $10 gift certificate to the restaurant Kolo, and the first and second level yapas.
Spend $75, get the first three level yapas and a very useful 4th level yapa.
Spend $150, get the first 4 level yapas and a yapa bag filled with unique items.

Visit our easy-to-find store located just 5 blocks West of Parque Calderon. We accept cash, credit cards, major crypto and PayPal (preferred). For orders over $50, shipping is free to anywhere in Ecuador that Servientrega services. To see what is available, visit

P.S. CosasPrep is where you can find dehumidifiers, umbrella holders, and UV lights to help with mold.

Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral

Kent Mills

Azuay Community Theater needs a new home

On December 29, 2022 the Azuay Community Theater’s landlord informed the president of the organization that the lease on the theater’s current space would not be renewed when the current contract expires at the end of March 2023. The theater’s neighbor, the Hotel Oro Verde, has offered more than twice the theater’s current monthly rent to take over the lease. Not surprisingly, the landlord accepted the offer.

ACT intends to go forward at its current location with a concert on January 28 and 29 to benefit the theater featuring Deb Davis, Cindy Benson, Glenn Gano and Mark Deckard, as well as the production of four one-act plays in mid-February. Subsequent shows, however, will be at a new location, as yet to be determined.

During the four years the theater has occupied its current location, the organization has accumulated, at its own expense, sufficient seating, sound and lighting equipment, and construction material to be able to build out a new theater in an essentially empty space. The board has asked a few Cuenca real estate agents to help locate potential sites for a new theater. Property owners, theater patrons and interested parties are welcome to help with the search and can obtain a description of the desired specifications for a new site by emailing

Azuay Community Theater, one building west of Hotel Oro Verde, Av Ordonez Lasso, Cuenca, EC

Ray Lewis

Thank you Cuenca from Pájaro y Bestia

Another big weekend at Pájaro y Bestia. Almost sold out of ribs Friday and sold out several hours before closing on Saturday. There were barely enough leftovers for me to have one lunch this week. Well, I guess that is a good problem to have.
I urge you to WhatsApp and reserve your food in advance if you are coming for ribs. I hate to disappoint people.

This week we will have some unadvertised experimental dishes on Saturday. We are l looking to broaden our horizons and put more dishes in the rotation. We are close to doubling our seating, and want to keep you coming back with increased options.

Watch tomorrow for the menu.

Sé la bestia!

Gran Colombia 13-100 y Estévez de Toral


098 321 8273 WhatsApp to reserve food

Vinyasa Yoga at Amapola Bistro

Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 10:15 AM I will be teaching a Vinyasa Yoga class at Amapola Bistro near Turi.

Join us for amazing views, yoga, garden vibes, and delicious fruit infusions. Bring a yoga mat. Classes are bilingual.

Cost $8 drop-in
$50 for 8 classes

Please make your reservation in advance as space is limited. Indoor and Outdoor options.

Camino a Turi – 100 meters before the church.

Aubree Jeanne
099 255 6981

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

USA valet for the things you want from the United States

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.

To use our service, register on our website, and then as you order things enter them into the Notify Us form on our website. It’s that easy.


Cuenca Friends!

Hello Cuenca expats!

We’re Ecuadorians helping in translation and assistance services:

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.


Cuenca Friends
099 447 1149

Don’t you know us yet? Get your new furniture at Haqque

We start the new year all fresh with new discounts. Get up to 15% off in all your cash purchases. Come and see what we got for you!

With great variety of options, Haqque gives you everything you need for your house. Get it your style, picking the colors for every piece you get. Make it your size with custom measurements!

Get everything for your:

Bedroom: beds, mattress, night stands, dresser, chest,
Living space: living room sets, tv stand, shelves, end table.
Dining room: dining tables, hutch

We also do:

Desk, bars, entry tables, floor lamps.

Come and see us. We speak English!

Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM

“Furniture must have personality as well as be beautiful”
– Rose Tarlow

Gran Colombia Edif. River Palace 22293
098 375 3107

Physio therapist

I’m looking for a Physio therapist – not a massage therapist, here in Cuenca who, preferably, speaks English.

Av. 12 de Abril y Unidad Nacional

Louise or Juergen Riedel

Health insurance

If you are looking for health insurance, here in Saludsa, we have all what you need for you and your family:

– 100% hospitalization coverage
– 80% outpatient coverage
– 80% Generic Medication coverage
– 60% brand medication coverage
and more.

You can contact me by phone or email, cellphone, WhatsApp, Telegram: 099 981 7144
Matias Inchausti



Storage space–safe and secure –economically priced

This lovely, clean, large space in my home on the ground floor has just become available–it is a medium sized bedroom on the main floor–so easy in — and easy out! Lots of space.

This space is available now for $100 a month. However, for rental periods 6 months or longer–the price is negotiable to $75 per month.

Primero de Mayo and Avenida Las Americas area– off 1 er de Mayo-

Barbie Simmons

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.


Cleaning/ I leave your house shiny!

I highly recommend the cleaning lady that has been working with us for over 4 years. She is amazing at cleaning and you will be 100% satisfied with her services! Call or email me so that we can arrange a time and date you want to test her cleaning services! You will not regret using her cleaning services. Thank you!


Yuli Paez
099 898 8885

Pet sitting

If you need a pet sitter that can care for your pet just as much as you, look no further! I would like to offer my assistance looking after your furry friends while you are away. I adore animals of all kinds, from dogs to cats, rabbits and birds. I’m very responsible and will make sure all their needs are met, including when they require meds or special attention. While you are traveling, I can also send pictures of your pet so you can be updated at all times. If you are interested, here is all my contact information to meet up and discuss the details! I use my phone number more frequently.


Estefania Canino
096 323 5639

Facilitator for everything, and home finder

My name is Kevin. My wife, Sayira, and I work as facilitators in Cuenca. We help expats with all of their needs.

While my specialty is finding the perfect home for you, I offer various other services:

-English/Spanish translation
-Shopping assistance (with or without you)
-Setting up cell phone service/utilities/internet
-Medical insurance
-City/Neighborhood tours
-Driver’s license
-Doctor’s appointments
-Car registration/inspection
-Group activities recommendations
-Other needs as they arise


Recommendation for Rindie Fas, face lifting massage

Rendie moved to Cuenca from London, where she was a facialist for about 20 years. Her facial was certainly unique and a very positive experience. She spent about three hours massaging my head, neck, shoulders, chest, arms and face. She varies the pressure of the massage from very light to very deep and will adjust according to the individual.

This morning, the skin on my face looked plumper and my wrinkles were less noticeable. I recommend her highly and her pricing was very reasonable considering the amount of time and products she used.

Address: Condominio el Barranco #203

Contact information: 593 99 075 2613

Recommended by Cynthia B Mills:

Recommendation for Pablo Quizhpi, home remodeling, home repairs, painting

We have used Pablo Quizhpi of Austro-Pro Services many times over the last 10 years. Pablo and his crew are consistently reliable, trustworthy and a pleasure to work with. His crews are excellent craftsmen. At the end of the work day, all materials are neatly put away. Any job big or small are always handled in a timely and professional way. We highly recommend him. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a reference. Not to forget he speaks perfect English!

Address: Cordillera 3-85 y Cojitambo-Cuenca

Contact information:

Recommended by Pam Gould: 08 269 1385

Recommendation for Ni Tu Ni Yo, restaurant

A friend recommended Ni Tu Ni Yo and boy, are we glad he did. Cristiana makes delicious Southern Italian food that she learned from her Italian grandmother. It was the first time we ate pesto minestrone soup and it is amazing. She also makes the traditional red minestrone.

There are 3 types of lasagna and we tried the meat version and the vegetable version. We went back on a Sunday to try her Italian breakfast which she only makes on Sundays. Cristiana can explain it to you but it is something we never had before and we will be back for more. Lastly, her cookies are amazing. She makes a chocolate chip and an oatmeal raisin to die for.

Cristiana’s husband, Jorge, is the server, sommelier, bus boy, etc. When you eat there, you feel part of their family. They are a very sweet couple. Highly recommended.

Hours are Wednesday to Saturday- 12:30 to 8 PM and Sunday 9 AM – 2 PM. Closed Monday and Tuesday. A 5-minute walk from San Sebastián Park.

Address: Baltazara de Calderon 376 y Gran Columbia

Contact information: 099 985 3891

Recommended by Katy Dahl:

Mother & Son’s delicious Asian dinners delivery!

Skip the cooking and enjoy delicious Asian dinner delivered right to your doorstep!
From chicken adobo to Kung Pao chicken, we have a meal that will satisfy your cravings.
Be in our mailing list to get our full menu and update
Order via WhatsApp 096 322 3377 or email:

Filipino dinners

Our best-selling lumpia!
$6 for 5 pcs.
available with pork or chicken or shrimp or vegetarian.

Filipino Feast $12 *serves 2
2 chicken skewers
4 veggie egg rolls
Pancit (stir fry rice noodles and veggies in a savory sauce)

Chicken Adobo *serves 6 to 8
Popular Filipino comfort food, whole chicken cut into serving pieces, a mix of white and dark meat marinated in apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, and black peppercorns which are browned in olive oil and simmered in the marinade.

$9 (2 to 3 servings)
$16 (5 to 6 servings)
with pork or chicken or shrimp
(str fry rice noodles and veggies in a savory sauce)


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

Double tortilla stuffed with guacamole, cheddar, mozzarella, our house special rice with beans, and you choose your meats, beef, chicken or pork. If you want it vegetarian, we also do it! Bring homemade fries! Combine it with our 2 x 1 in margaritas. You’ll love it.

We’re pet friendly.
To see more of our Menu, please go to our Facebook @santacruzrestaurantcuenca
Hours: Monday – Saturday: Noon – 10 PM Sunday: Closed,


Best brownies in town

Are you tired of those dry and fluffy “brownies” you find in cafés and restaurants?

Why don’t you give our home-made-with-love brownies a try?

Our brownies cost only $1! And what’s better, if you buy 5, you’ll have 1 for free. So, it is just $5 for half a dozen!

Any questions? Click the link bellow and let us know.

Thank you

Under request,

Free delivery in Cuenca

Francisco Mendoza: +593 98 649 4481’m%E2%80%A6%20I%20need%20%E2%80%A6%20brownies%20for%E2%80%A6

Double D’s menu for the week of January 16

Our beef lasagna is back! Seasoned ground beef is layered with our own ricotta blend and noodles so thin keeping this dish lighter than your typical lasagna but still satisfying. We’re adding our flair to the historic Waldorf salad–all of the refreshing goodness of apples, celery, and grapes is paired crunchy walnuts and chewy cranberries then tossed in a velvety, creamy dressing to celebrate the contrasting flavors and textures. With cherries in season, we’re taking full advantage of them for the dessert. Our vanilla cheesecake is baked atop a chocolate cookie crust then finished with a fresh cherry compote.

Beef Lasagna: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Waldorf Salad: $8/lb. (2-3 servings)
Black Forest Cheesecake Square: $3.50 each

Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, January 17. When ordering please include the following information.

Preference of pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery
Preferred pick-up or delivery day (Thursday or Friday)
Delivery address, if applicable
Phone number


Banana Rock, this Friday 1/13 at Bistro Yaku

Dance with Banana Rock, this Friday 1/13 at Bistro Yaku

The Best of Rock and Pop this Friday/Viernes (January 13th) at Bistro Yaku. Music starts 8 PM. Come early and eat. Great food!

Banana Rock plays music from the following artists and more. Our mission is to get you dancing! Newer, fresher music than most dance bands in Cuenca.

The Weeknd
Dua Lipa
Amy Winehouse
Maroon 5
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Tom Petty
Bruno Mars
Daft Punk
Cyndi Lauper
John Mellencamp
Bob Marley
Michael Jackson
The Beatles
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
The Outfield
Ray Charles
Joe Cocker
and more…

Come Party with us!

This Friday, January 13th, 8 PM, $5,

Bistro Yaku / Hostal Yakumama: Luis Cordero 5-66 y Honorato Vasquez

Jan Wallace: Reservations: 098 748 6890

City: Cuenca

Storytelling Open Mic

Join us for another Storytelling Open Mic where you can come and listen to stories told by a variety of people. If you decide you’d like to tell a story too, just write your name on the list!

Each month we have had incredible storytellers of all ages and backgrounds and they truly are magical moments.

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.” – Robert McKee

Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 PM, $5 at the door,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB:

City: Cuenca

There’s still room – Presence Workshop

There’s still room for this one-day workshop where you will learn tools and techniques to explore your inner self and move into the new year with a fresh perspective and the ability to connect to your true potential!

Embodied presence is the experience of being fully here with a quiet mind, a receptive non-reactive heart, and grounded in our physical sensation, which is the foundation from which we access all the intelligence and wisdom available to us. While our habitual ways of thinking, being, and doing are comfortable and can serve us well, they can also limit us, and we’re usually the last ones to see it. Increased presence allows you to become more attuned to inner and outer reality, to make new and creative choices rather than habitual ones, and to be more empowered and effective in whatever you’re doing. With Presence, we can bring more to the world, to our work, and to our relationships.

In this workshop, you will:

– Be introduced to the three centers of intelligence we all have and why 3-centered awareness is the key to living consciously rather than on autopilot as we do much of the time
– Learn and practice a seven-minute Presence practice that you can easily incorporate into your daily life
– Spend time in nature where we will actively apply and experience the power of presence

Sign up today:

Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 AM – Noon, $25,

idiomART is located at: Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

City: Cuenca

Pei’s Pot Stickers (home delivery from Tuesday to Sunday and dine-in)

Hello friends and customers. I am Pei. I still sell Chinese food.

This is the menu:

12 pieces

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

hand-made noodles (ramen)

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

single dishes
over rice


Tienda Café

We hope You have the best year ever! Here at Tienda Café we are keep working with the best vibes, making great coffee, breakfast, and desserts. Now for lunch and afternoon we have our delicious paninis with pesto sauce, olive sauce; you can choose what you like! This week we have pumpkin pie. Come and try a slice. And don’t forget our cinnamons rolls! See you at the shop! Isabel, Diego, Karla!
We speak English.

If You want to place an order for any of our pies, please write me at WhatsApp. 099 924 7837

Lemon merengue pie
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie, any of them $16.

Tuesday thru Sunday,

Coronel Talbot 8-52 between Sucre and Bolivar

Isabel Tinoco: 099 924 7837

La Mia Cheese

La Mia Goat Cheese will be at Cuenca Consignments Thursday and Friday from 11 AM – 2 PM. We have new wheels of mild chevre as well as all of our other aged and creamy goat cheese. We have Feta, Grated Dried cheese, and 3 Cr. Also have Artisanal style liquors, Banana Bread, Zucchini Bread and Blueberry Bread. Greek Style Goat Yogurt and fresh blueberries. Stop by and see us. Cuenca Consignments

Thurs and Fri 1-12 1-13 from11-2,

Isabela 4-75and 12 de Abril

Craig Carothers: 099 128 0415

Fish and chips + coconut shrimp and chips…Joes’ Secret Garden

Saturday, in restaurant dining … Sunday, we can deliver or you can pickup; it’s take out day.
English Pub Style, that’s how we cook our sea bass (corvina), sweet and tender white fish filet seasoned and dipped in our own special beer batter, then fried to a golden crust finish. Crisp and crunchy battered shrimp, with a little sweet coconut, a Western favorite. We think you will like it. Served with Joe’s special apple-horseradish slaw, a pile of chips, hot and tartar sauces for sure. Finish your meal with creamy passion fruit mousse and our special coffee and tea.

Or select our always-popular herb and garlic roasted chicken always an option if ordered in advance. Vegetarians are a pleasure to cook something special for. Just tell us ahead of time.

Full bar available this week featuring homemade Egg Nog and Creamy Pina Colada, frozen or not, your choice.

Make your reservation today and check out the colorful menu at Just click the red button
Questions call Ken: 096 950 6605

Dine-In, Saturday, Jan. 14th. Remember bar opens and social hour begins 4:30 PM. Meet old friends/make new ones in the garden and the elegant salon, a Gringo community gathering place. Sunday we do it all take out style but change the potatoes to English style twice baked to insure no soggy fries from this kitchen … pickup/delivery service available 11:30 AM / 5 PM,

Address at time of ordering

KP and Ken:

La Nostra pizza Napoletana continues to celebrate with you

At Nostra Pizza Napoletana we continue to celebrate this new year 2023, with our offer. Order 2 pizzas of any size or flavor and the second one is half price. In any purchase you get 1 free 1-liter Pepsi.
Special offer only on Thursday and Friday.
Home delivery only. Order now via WhatsApp at # 098 305 6004.
The authentic artisan pizza of the city, made with totally fresh products.
Seven pizza toppings to choose from:
1. The Queen (Margarita) = $12 (13.7in) – $14 (15.7in) – $16 (17.7in)
ingredients; tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella cheese

2. The American (Pepperoni) = $14 (13.7in) – $16 (15.7in) – $18 (17.7in)
Ingredients: tomato sauce, pepperoni, oregano, basil, and mozzarella cheese

3. Aloha! (Hawaiian)= $14 (13.7in) – $16 (15.7in) – $18 (17.7in)
Ingredients: tomato sauce, pineapple, ham, mozzarella cheese

4. Portobello (Mushroom)=$14 (13.7in) – $16 (15.7in) – $18 (17.7in)
Ingredients: tomato sauce, ham, mozzarella cheese, onion, oregano and portobello


Afternoon tea and champagne toast at idiomART on Tuesday

FAAN Animal Welfare invites you to join our Welcome and Appreciation Tea for Community Volunteers. You’ll get to know other animal lovers in Cuenca who are volunteering their time and talent to help us build Ecuador’s most modern and sustainable shelter.

Do the dogs have jobs for you? They’ve been working overtime. Whether you like to cook/entertain (as the dogs say throw a PAWTY), have skills in writing, photography, excel, social media, construction/building or simply love to work with animals, we can craft a flexible, volunteer role just for you.

Attend this community social and learn about FAAN, the Shelter Project and ways you can volunteer with us and contribute to Cuenca becoming know as a city that truly loves and respects its animals.
Reservations required at

January 17th, 2-4 PM

C. Mariscal Lamar 14-25

Rosemary Rein: 096 920 9764

City: Cuenca