Day: January 14, 2023

Pickleball in Cuenca?

New to Cuenca pickleball. Where in Cuenca is it possible to play?

Terry D

Thank you for the donations for our playroom for Grace 

Thank you for the generous cash donations and the toys and table. We only need $400 more in donations to purchase the equipment or a donation of any of the following items. Thank you! 

GRACE (Give Refugees A Chance), recently recognized as one of the best NGO’s to help the most vulnerable people by UNESCO and other groups in Cuenca, is seeking donations to help them better work with the children of refugees and migrants. The staff in addition to other medical personnel now include a speech therapist and a counselor. In order to better be able to support the needs of these children, who have often experienced significant trauma, we want to set up a playroom. The room will be used to help children have a better outcome with both speech therapy, counseling and other care provided by GRACE. Children will also have a comfortable place to wait when other siblings or parents are receiving treatment from our health care providers. 

We are in need of the following items in either new or good condition: 


Quality Xylitol

Does anyone have a Cuenca resource for this excellent sub for sugar, not made in China? It should be made from birch. Thanks for your time and response.

Jon: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a used dryer…

…in good working condition at a reasonable price.

Cameron Kayce: 099 987 4417. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Virtual reception

We have a business in the US. We would like someone to answer the phones and schedule services.

2 days a week from 8 AM – 4 PM to start.

The phone rings and you need some ability to calendar.

Please text with your availability and pay desired.



City: Cuenca

Looking for a large food processor

Does anyone here in Cuenca have a large food processor that they don’t use? The brand doesn’t really matter as long as it’s in good shape, but it does need to be a 12 cup or more. Before we get one from the States, we thought we would check here… you never know and we have been very lucky getting what we need from our friends right here.

Thanks so much!

Bernie and Nancy Hemingway: 096 714 6265. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Waterproofing raincoat

I have a raincoat that has started leaking. Does anyone know where I can get it waterproofed here. My landlord operates a laundry and they were not aware that waterproofing could be done. They checked with the dry cleaner that they use and they could not help. Please post your answer here.

Charlie Carroll

City: Cuenca

Bailey is looking for her forever human

It’s so depressing for us and for the dog when they are here longer than they need to be. Why is Bailey still here? She’s an awesome dog. She is a professional fetch player, and understands the command “drop it”. If you give her a tennis ball, she will bring it everywhere with her. She would be great for an active individual who will take her on daily jogs or for a family with children and a fenced in yard. Bailey does great with other dogs but she is not meant for the farm life, as cats and chickens are toys in her eyes. She is 4-years old and is spayed. Cuenca.

To meet Bailey or any other adoptable dog please reach out to me.

We are always in need of dog food, cat food, and cat litter as they never seem to last long.
To donate PayPal:


City: Cuenca

HydroGenie for molecular hydrogen therapy

This machine uses three methods to apply molecular hydrogen:

1 Drinking molecular hydrogen-enriched water
2 Inhalation of molecular hydrogen gas
3 Direct application of molecular hydrogen gas to pain location

In a normal healthy adult, the stomach produces 12 liters of hydrogen per day to drive electrical and cellular function. Many people have stomach dysbiosis, this process is often impaired with a result in loss of energy and vibrance. To repair stomach issues hydrogen water can be key in reestablishing a healthy gut ecology. Hydrogen could very well what you have been missing.


Monk fruit

Dear friends of Gramm Bulkshop, we share with you some information about monk fruit:

The monk fruit in addition to its calorie-free sweetening potential, monk fruit extract helps lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar, improves liver function, and reduces symptoms of certain allergies and asthma.

Here we have some of the benefits of monk fruit:

* Helps fight infections as it contains anti-inflammatory properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria, helping to prevent sore throats and coughs.
* It can help reduce the risk of diabetes, helps lower glucose levels and increase insulin secretion.
* Helps reduce inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory effects, which contributes to the prevention of diseases
* It can help fight fatigue and increase the body’s energy naturally.
* It is an alternative to other types of sugar and helps overweight people lower their total caloric intake while fighting sugar cravings.


Finest organic stevia on the planet is finally back!

Just a reminder to all of you organic stevia lovers, you can now purchase your stevia at Tyrone’s Cuenca Tienda, located on San Sebas Square, or Parque San Sebastian, 8-66 Coronel Guillermo Talbot, opposite side from San Sebas Restaurant.

Quantities are limited, and this product is popular!

If you want to reserve your order ahead of time, or order a larger amount, call in advance to Tyrone 099 131 4090.

We will take orders in the order they are received, and keep a list of requests.

With all the health challenges around us, keeping our immune systems strong has never been more Important!

Did you know that your body considers sugar as a poison, rushing fluid to the site?
Consider replacing your sugar with our famous100% Organic Liquid Stevia Sweetener.
It is especially important for the elderly, pre-diabetic or diabetic persons.


One Paul Brequette watch gold with three diamonds, one Bulova watch,

I have two watches I inherited, One is a Paul Briquette gold watch – serial number 617066. The watch has three diamonds on the face with a gold expansion band. The watch was serviced 10 years ago when I left Idaho and has not been worn since and is in excellent condition. $700.
The other watch is a Bulova thinline, Not sure what it is made of. Looks like copper gold. It was serviced in Idaho at the same time as the Paul Briquette and is in excellent condition. $300.


City: Cuenca

Healthy breads that will make you feel better!

Our healthy breads, made with nourishing ingredients like rye, oat, flax, sunflower, chia, and sesame which contain high levels of fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3s to help regulate cholesterol levels and promote overall health. Enjoy our breads today and start enjoying the benefits of these super seeds.

Did you know how important these seeds are?

Flaxseeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining heart health. They also contain lignans, which are compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, flaxseeds are a good source of dietary fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol levels and regulates blood sugar levels.


For sale, household items

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

Framed antique style map of the world picture with solid wood frame. $60
30” w x 1’10” h

Antique desk. Authentic from Europe and purchased at La Trastienda. 4’ wide x 3’8” high x 2’6″ deep. $925


ZYTO hand cradles and licenses

My brother passed away recently.

I am selling his two ZYTO hand cradles. Plus, an extra tool for testing samples.

There are two licenses:
Elite and EVOX licenses transferred for use in Ecuador.

Please contact me and we can discuss terms. The licenses are expensive, but I want to sell them quick, so let’s talk.


City: Vilcabamba

For sale, men’s 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

Off grid powerful Mig welder (portable battery powered)

Ready Welder II battery powered Mig welder.
This welder is used as an off-grid field welder for military units and maintenance companies worldwide. Run flux core or gas input. High amperage welds, this is no toy, it is a serious tool.
Ready Welder II Standard Pack Model 10000ADP-CS, with AC/DC Power Converter and Cold Switch, For Batteries or DC Output Welding Machines Set includes: – ReadyWelder II™ high-impact MIG gun – 10 ft of Cold Switch-enabled power cable with quick disconnects (can be extended to 100ft) – 1-pound spool of flux-cored wire 0.035” – Contact tip of each size: 0.023”, 0.030”, 0.035”, 0.040” – 2 battery clamps – 10 extra feet of gas hose – Gas hose coupling adaptor to fit your gas regulator – 300-amp ground clamp – Foam-lined, blow-molded ReadyWelder carrying case – AC/DC power converter for operating the RW unit with constant current (CC) stick welding machines – 2-ft series cable – for converting two 12V batteries to 24V Non-Cold Switch model (#10000ADP) also available The ReadyWelder Model #10000ADP-CS is the welder of choice for maintenance facilities/public works, construction, industrial companies and military, as well as those who use model #10000. The model offers an AC-to-DC power converter to use when connecting to CC stick welding machines.
Requires 2 x 12 volt deep cycles batteries to operate.


Michael: 099 800 1002

City: Cuenca

Jigsaw Puzzles/Rompecabezas, complete and framed

Jigsaw Puzzles/Rompecabezas

Completed Jigsaw Puzzles. 1000 and 500 pieces. Nicely framed with wood and glass. Sydney Harbor, Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, World Maps, Animals, Trains, Others. Wonderful photography. Excellent for wall decorations. They look like works of art.

At Cuenca Creators, inside of Sunrise Café, Calle Larga 9-38 y Benigno Malo, El Centro. Open every day until 2 PM. Have a look. Cuenca Creators:, 098 400 9551.

Donald Shaw

City: Cuenca

Red Tag has window coverings by Gina at Artex!

Beautiful ivory, cream color and all in like-new, excellent condition!
Gina can retro fit for your size windows if possible!

Have dining room window shades, large living room and/or patio window shades, 2 bedroom sets with room darkening shades and one office or spare room set of shades.

Email me for measurements! Wil sell individually or will bundle. A great steal of a deal for very expensive window coverings!

Have the employees to uninstall and install for you!

This is an opportunity for serious buyers to pre-purchase before my Red Tag Moving Sale this coming Saturday, January 21st; so email me today to schedule an appointment! Close to the Pizza Hut in the Remigio Crespo area.

Debra S Lynn:

City: Cuenca

TCL 65” Smart television for sale by Red Tag!

This is one beautiful TV! Excellent picture and excellent sound quality. Sound bar sold separately or can bundle! Not quite 3-years-old and parts are readily available here in Cuenca if ever needed!
Can wall mount or use free standing.

Model Number: 65P715
Purchase price $1100
Sacrifice sale price only $500!

This is an opportunity for serious buyers to pre-purchase before my Red Tag Moving Sale this coming Saturday, January 21st, so email me today to schedule an appointment! Close to the Pizza Hut in the Remigio Crespo area.

Debra S Lynn:

City: Cuenca

Elegant and beautiful sideboard or buffet by Red Tag Moving Sales!

Elegant and beautiful sideboard or buffet in dark red wood with glass doors.
Stunning addition to any dining room or living room!

Purchased at Antique House on Fray Vicente Solano. Excellent condition and very well taken care of.
Purchase price was yikes!
Sacrifice sale is only $300!

This is an opportunity for serious buyers to pre-purchase before my Red Tag Moving Sale this coming Saturday, January 21st; so email me today to schedule an appointment! Close to the Pizza Hut in the Remigio Crespo area.

Debra S Lynn:

City: Cuenca

Don’t pass this deal up by Red Tag Moving Sales!

Absolutely beautiful dining room glass top table with decorative underlay and 4 wicker cushioned chairs.
Purchased at Antique House on Fray Vicente Solano. In excellent condition!

Purchase price $1000
Sacrifice sale price only $500!

This is an opportunity for serious buyers to pre-purchase before my Red Tag Moving Sale this coming Saturday, January 21st; so email me today to schedule an appointment! Close to the Pizza Hut in the Remigio Crespo area.

Debra S Lynn:

City: Cuenca

Best deal of the new year on outdoor furniture by Red Tag!

Two beautiful and in excellent, excellent condition outdoor furniture sets!

First one is a glass top table with 4 chairs, custom made new cushions and a large sturdy canvas umbrella with built in holder to keep steady even in the strongest of winds!

Second set is medium light weight but has a pretty, black iron look. Has two joined rockers and 2 chairs with a small glass table in between. Custom made thick new cushions and large sturdy canvas umbrella with built in holder too! Pictures (or my picture taking skills:) do not do this adorable furniture justice!

Both purchased at Vitefama Furniture House in El Vergel for egads amount of money:)

Sacrifice sale price only $600 for glass top and 4 chairs, cushions and umbrella
Sacrifice sale price only $450 for two rockers, two chairs, cushions and umbrella

This is an opportunity for serious buyers to pre-purchase before my Red Tag Moving Sale this coming Saturday, January 21st so email me today to schedule an appointment! Close to the Pizza Hut in the Remigio Crespo area.

(Also have an indoor/outdoor adorable bamboo set with table, a two-seater couch, two chairs and new custom-made comfy cushions and pillows! Please note that these will be sold at my next Red Tag Moving Sale on Saturday, January 21st. All the details and pics here on GringoPost this coming Monday!)

Debra S Lynn:

City: Cuenca

Sweet moments 593: Humitas and tamales for sale

Hello everyone!

You live in Cuenca and you like typical food,
Sweet Moments 593 offers you:

– Humitas with and without cheese. $0.75
– Tamales of: chicken, meat, pork or vegetarian $0.75

Note: If you travel to your country of origin and want to make large or varied orders to take as a gift to your loved ones, contact me and I will accompany you throughout the process.

Dayan: 593 996 654 728 / 593 995 018 979

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Emilio Morocho, driver/facilitator/Emilio of All Trades

Greetings — we reserved our pickup from Guayaquil from Emilio Morocho (Cuenca Car Share) and he greeted us with a welcome sign, a smile, and a hug. A friendship was born. Emilio is one-of-a-kind, a true “Emilio of all trades.” He has been so helpful in our first couple of weeks here in Cuenca.

On our journey over the Cajas, he told us about the different types of vegetation we saw, he explained the cultural significance of many different sights on the drive, and he even stopped to show us and try many different varieties of fruits at a small stand on the side of the road before our journey over the pass. He made us feel immediately welcome in Ecuador.


Live Model drawing event

Do you enjoy drawing live models or have you always wanted to try? This is a public event where anyone is welcome to draw our live model in a fun environment. No pressure…it doesn’t matter if you’re an artist, a novice, a hobbyist or if you just dabble here and there. This event is open to the public and all are welcome!

We will have 2 models: 1 doing fast poses and 1 doing longer poses.

You don’t have to draw, you can just observe, appreciate and enjoy an interesting night out as well.

This event will be led by Cuban artists and newest idiomART in-house artist, Pedro Pablo Tocaben!

If you’d like to participate, bring your drawing materials and have fun!

No reservations necessary.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 6 PM, $5 at the door,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB

Professional massage therapy specialized 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 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

Massage may also be helpful for:


What is glutathione IV infusion therapy?

Glutathione is a tripeptide—a combination of three amino acids: cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. It’s present in most of the cells in our bodies, though it’s most often found concentrated in the liver.

Glutathione contains a sticky sulphur chemical group that collects all the harmful molecules in your body and neutralizes them. These are called free radicals; when they’re eliminated, your immune system gets a massive boost.

Benefits of glutathione
• Prevents chronic illness
• Slows the aging process
• Boosts athletic ability
• Controls inflammation
• Detoxifies the liver


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

La Yunta is open every day

Hi all, We open every day from 9 AM until late; most of the days until 10 PM.

If the door is closed, please ring the bell. We just keep it closed during some hours in the day.

But we open 365 days

See you soon,


La Yunta, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Americas y, Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Sole Riquetti
098 945 6551

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!


Estefania Canino
096 323 5639

Vive now EC

Vive now, Travel Agency and Tours, Cuenca

We offer our customers the best tours in Cuenca; different types and options according to their activities.

Daily Tours National Cajas Park

Artisanal people, full days

Archaeological complex, Ingapirca all daily tours, incredible landscapes and the opportunity to share with the locals and their communities.

Waterfalls in Girón just south of the city 1 hour 30 minutes) (2 people) landscapes and good accessories.


Learn Spanish for free with movies, books, TV and music

Authentic Spanish resources (such as movies, TV, books and music) are one of the most fun and effective ways to improve your listening comprehension, vocabulary and grammar.

So why aren’t more people taking advantage of them?

1. There is a common misconception that you must have an intermediate level or higher in order to watch a movie or read a book in Spanish.

2. They don’t know where to begin – how to find a movie/TV show, book or even music that is suitable for their level and interests.

This is why I’ve created this free guide to using authentic Spanish resources to take your Spanish to the next level.

I debunk this myth and show you how you can start using these resources at a beginner level and still get amazing results (and have fun doing it!).

This guide provides you with an extensive list of recommended options for books, movies/TV and music, sorted by level, genre, dialect used, etc., to help you easily find something suitable for you.

This guide is valued at over $150 but I am currently offering it for free!

Download your free copy here: and start adding a solid dose of fun to your learning experience, that will teach you the real, every day Spanish used, that can’t be found in an app or textbook.

Canoa, Ecuador


Relaxation therapies

Hello, my name is Diana, I am 32-years-old and I have lived in this city for 6 years with alternative therapies, connecting body and mind.

We offer you:

Swedish massage
Relaxing muscle drain
Foot reflexology
Relaxing chocolate therapy
Steam bath
Facial Cleansing

Don Bosco y Loja


098 978 4319

Reasons to learn Spanish

1. It’s one of the most spoken languages in the world.

2. You’ll enjoy your trips even more. There are more than 20 Spanish- speaking countries with an exquisite culture.

3. You will be able to connect with the locals and find out hidden places that only locals know about.

4. It will expand your entertainment options. Spanish is the second most used language across Internet.

5. It’s easy to learn!

6. Learning Spanish at the Spanish Institute of Cuenca is fun!

Book now your Spanish classes.

Sucre Street 11-60 and Tarqui.

Eva Franco
096 180 0620

Art to feed the soul and the Hungry Fundraiser

We are excited to announce that our next art exhibition at idiomART is a fundraiser to help raise money for the Cuenca Soup Kitchen!

We will have artwork by Burt Johnson, Evelyn Johnson, Juan Garcia, Peter Dudar, Alberto Soriano, Maité Eusebio, Margot Manosalvas, Susan Armstrong, Cristian Leon and Pedro Pablo Tocabens. We will also have an incredible musical presentation by local opera singer, Christian Castro!

The Cuenca Soup Kitchen has been committed to providing food to those most in need for over five years.

CSK provides food for approximately 1,000 hungry people. Each family in our program is screened and followed by a social worker. As they reach stability they are transitioned out of the program, making room for others in need.

In addition to food CSK provides:

– Eco-friendly hygiene products for women and babies
– Donated clothing and household items
– Hats and other warm and soft clothing for babies, the elderly, cancer patients
– Birthday recognition for every child in our program

In addition to our partnerships that serve families within the city of Cuenca, the Cuenca Soup Kitchen reacts to urgent needs. Sometimes this need is created by natural disasters such as flooding and landslides. In these cases the CSK provides food and hygiene products as communities work towards stabilization.

The exhibition is until Feb. 2

The opening is Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6 – 8 PM at idiomART. Free entrance,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB

Trying to get or renew your driver’s license?

Trying to get your driver’s license or renew it?
Hi, My name is Nestor Reinoso. If you’re trying to get your Ecuadorian driver’s license, and can’t get it, don’t worry. I can help you get it or I can get it for you even under the most difficult circumstances. I will be happy to help you.

Best regards,

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


Travel with discounted fare Manta, Guayaquil, Vilcabamba


On the following dates you can travel with discounted fare.

Sunday, 15th, Cuenca – Vilcabamba 6M..$25 each / $80 privately
Sunday, 15th, Cuenca – Guayaquil – Manta noon, $25 / $70 Guayaquil. $50 / $120 Manta
Tuesday, 17th, Cuenca – Guayaquil – Olon – Puerto Lopez. 50% off from its regular fare
Wednesday, 18th, Vilcabamba – Cuenca 3 PM
Wednesday, 18th Olon – Guayaquil – Cuenca.
Take advantage of this great price.

099 623 9495 / 096 742 1444. USA: 914 230 5429

Fb exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

Kind Regards,
Nestor Reinoso


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

Selling what you no longer need

If you are planning on moving out, we buy it.

If you are returning to your country, moving your house or apartment and you are selling what you no longer need, we will buy from you at reasonable prices. Let us know and we will see.

Sell at JD’s Muebles and get cash on the spot for “gently-used” items.
We will negotiate a price that makes you happy.

JD’s Muebles

Gran Colombia 21-111 y Unidad Nacional
Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Sunday Delivery Special from Mother & Son Family Kitchen!

Hey everyone! Looking for something new and exciting on Sundays? Why not try our Sunday Delivery Special! We’ll bring you a delicious and home-cooked meal right to your door. Just give us a call and we’ll take care of the rest.
WhatsApp 096 322 3377

Juicy pan-seared bacon wrapped pork tenderloin medallions $14
with mushroom gravy served with mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and honey-glazed carrots.

Mushroom Stuffed Chicken $12
Chicken breast stuffed with mushroom and cheese, fresh pasta in a
creamy mushroom and white wine sauce.

Shrimp and Steak Dinner $18
Filet Mignon topped with Prawn Served with Cauliflower Risotto or
Mashed Potatoes and roasted mixed veggies

Filet Dinner $16
Filet Mignon with balsamic glaze served with Cauliflower Risotto or
Mashed Potatoes and roasted mixed veggies

Salmon Dinner $16
Crispy-skin Salmon with dill chili orange sauce served w/ mashed
potatoes, grilled asparagus, and honey-glazed carrots.

Butter Chili Prawns $14
Export quality Prawns cooked in butter, honey, and chili flakes
served w/ mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, honey-glazed


Beef Wellington Bites $6
Spinach and Ricotta Puffs $6
Caprese Skewers $6
Lumpia (Egg rolls) $6

Our Famous House Salad $5.50
with creamy garlic dressing or balsamic vinaigrette
Asian Salad $5.50
with carrot-ginger dressing
Add chicken breast filet or shrimp $2

*Vegan or with Cream, served with toast
Pea Soup $4
Carrot Soup $4
Tomato Basil Soup $4

Sunday noon to 5 PM,

Pick up address: Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby and James Dahili: 096 322 3377

Tonight! The Jim Gala Trio and Mariangel at the Jazz Society Cafe!

Saturday 7 PM, January 14th, 2023
The Jim Gala Trio and Mariangel Mundaray!

Jim Gala – piano
Freddy Abad – drums
Christian Torres – bass
Mariangel Mundaray – vocals

Don’t miss this special event!

Food and Beverage service from 6 PM. Jazz Concert at 7 PM


Singer Mariangel Mundary had the audience spellbound with her haunting performance of “Lover Man”. Her swinging rendition of “Pick Yourself Up” was also extraordinary. The food I ordered was delicious; all in all, it was a great night! —Noel Ferguson

Saturday 7 PM, 14th of January 2023,

Jazz Society Cafe, Los Cedros y Los Claveles ( one block North of Ordonez Lasso)

Debby Degamo: 096 322 3377

Azuay Community Theater Benefit Fundraiser!

Don’t miss the Fundraiser Musical Review coming up Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, featuring Deb Davis, Cindy Benson, Glenn David Gano and Mark Deckard. Doors open at 3, shows at 4.

It’s by reservation only, so reserve today:

Pay at the door? Email with number of seats and date.

PayPal? Send $15/seat via friends and family to Don’t forget to put date in message field.

Charge card? Go to and click on the date you want!

January 28/29, 2023 doors open at 3, show at 4,

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

Ray Lewis

La Mia will be at Gran Feria Common Grounds

We will be at Common rounds Saturday from 10-2. We will have all of our usual goodies including a new batch of mild aged Chevre and A new wheel of Roquefort. Stop by and try some free samples. Feta and all…

Sat. 1-14 10 AM -2 PM,

Common Grounds Eduardo Crespo Malo

Craig Lee Carothers: 099 128 0415

Saturday at Pájaro y Bestia

Pork spareribs
Smoked, then braised, beef ribs
Chicken leg quarter – these are monsters. I would not want to fight the chicken they came from.

High on the Hog sandwich
Fried onion burger
A few smoked bratwursts and kraut

Mustard potato salad
Mac & cheese
Beans for the Beast

I urge you to reserve food in advance. This is real deal BBQ. It takes 4 to 5 hours to cook my ribs, and all night long for pulled pork and most beef.
First batch of pork ribs on Friday sold out in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Get Some!

Sé la bestia!

Saturday 1 to 8 PM,

Gran Colombia 13-100 y Estévez de Toral

Leroy: 098 321 8273 WhatsApp to reserve food

“Pawty On” Champagne Toast and Afternoon Tea – reserve now!

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 17th, from 2 – 4 PM and join our Community Champagne Toast to the Dogs and Afternoon Tea at IdiomART.
Meet other animal lovers in Cuenca who are volunteering with FAAN Animal Welfare and working to build Cuenca’s most modern and sustainable animal shelter. Learn about FAAN and the Shelter; Find new friends and fellow animal lovers who are volunteering their skills and talents.

Our Dogs have made an extensive list of all the ways you can help: Writers, builders, photographers, administrators, party planners, excel mavens, and those who want to work directly with our animals at the shelter or in adoption/fostering.

This is a free and fun community event but reservations are required at

January 17th, 2-4 PM, free

idiomART 1425 Mariscal Lamar

Rosemary Rein: 096 920 9764

City: Cuenca

Discover Basic Goodness With Shambhala Sunday

Goodness needs to change into our natural way of life, not the exception. ~ anon traditional

The Shambhala Meditation Group of Cuenca is happy to invite you 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.


Mosaic Mirror Workshop

In this workshop, you will learn the basic techniques of mosaic with ceramic. You will get the chance to design and create your own mosaic border on a 75 x 50 cm mirror to take home and hang on your wall or gift to a loved one!

Cristina and Edgar will lead this workshop and they are ceramicists, mosaicists, and muralists with years of experience. They have been teaching different mosaic workshops at idiomART over the years and each one is so much fun!


Sounds of Argentina – Ines Crespo Concert

Our first Patio Sessions concert of 2023 is a real treat. Inés Crespo is a singer-songwriter from Argentina and is in Cuenca for a short time during her 2nd Ecuadorian musical tour! She will share her varied repertoire of folk music from Argentina such as samba, tango, chacarera as well as other Latin American rhythms and original music. Her voice is as pure as a fresh mountain stream and her melodies captivate us, leaving us wanting more!


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!

This has become a monthly favorite with many people and it has been fun watching the group grow and listening to stories of all kinds from people of all ages and backgrounds.

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

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

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB:

City: Cuenca

Drum Circle

Start of 2023 with putting a little rhythm into your soul! idiomART’s monthly Drum Circle is kicking off again and it has been steadily growing each month. All ages and skill levels are welcome and we encourage you to bring your own percussion instruments as we don’t have many to go around.

“Drum sound rises on the air, its throb, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, “I know you’re tired, but come. This is the way.” – Rumi

Saturday, Jan. 28; starts at 2:30 PM, $3 at the door,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB:

City: Cuenca

Start the year with something different

Marbling Workshop

Date: January 27 or February 2
(There are 2 groups. January 27 – 2 spots available or February 2 (1 spot available).
Time: 11 AM to 2 pm
Place: Flora Caffe, Otorongo Plaza (Cuenca)
Fee: $50. All supplies are provided and are included; and lunch is included. Lunch will be at Flora Caffe.

To register, please send an email to and indicate which date you prefer.

January 27 or February 2, 11 AM to 2 PM, $50,

Flora Caffe, Otorongo Plaza (Cuenca)

Enid Altstedter

City: Cuenca

Movies and Dinner at La Guarida

Another incredible week at La Guarida of fantastic films and incredible food.
Book now by calling 099 806 8071.

– The Fabelmans –
Monday, January 16th at 6:30 PM.
This new Steven Spielberg film sold-out almost immediately. Don’t be left out and book now.

– Utama –
Tuesday, January 17th at 6:45 PM.
An elderly Quechua couple live a tranquil life in the arid Bolivian highlands. While Virginio takes their small herd of llamas out to graze, Sisa keeps house and walks for miles with other local women to fetch precious water. When an uncommonly long drought threatens everything they know, they must decide whether to stay and maintain their traditional way of life or admit defeat and move in with family members in the city.


All are welcome ~ Come as you are

At Trinity Cuenca, God is building a family-friendly church that consists of people of all ages, countries, cultures, and backgrounds. A place where the people of Cuenca can find God, love, unity, hope and grace.

Come check us out and see what we are all about. We are genuine, we are real, we are different.

Join us on Sundays at 10 AM. This Sunday we take a look at how God wants the church to be.

Come early and have some coffee and pastries with us.