TMA Logistics vs Clickbox

Good morning,

Is anyone familiar with both couriers? Which do you recommend?

Thank you,

Cristina

Etapa? How to pay

I was wondering if there was anywhere I could pay my internet and electric.

Thomas

COVID test on Sunday

I was just wondering if anybody knows of a lab in Cuenca that is open on a Sunday to get a rapid Covid test to travel back to the USA? Or one that will come to your home on a Sunday to do the rapid test? Any help is appreciated.

Drea: .

City: Cuenca

Calefon repair

Any recommendations for calefon repair/replacement companies? The companies I found while searching GringoPost are no longer in business.

Joyce Cymerman

Police asking for ID

Today, Thursday I was walking across San Francisco plaza and was stopped by two national police, a man and a woman. They spoke rapid Spanish but I got the gist of what they wanted. I showed my cedula, my vaccination record, and my US Passport card. I was fine with that until the woman started taking pictures of the items.

I asked Sara Chaca, who agreed it is a bit worrisome. She said that if anyone encounters a similar situation, get their names and badge numbers.

Janet Crumley: jingles1945@icloud.com .

City: Cuenca

2022 a year of education

For our community assistance program, we want 2022 to be a year full of learning for both our beneficiaries and ourselves. For this we have achieved new alliances for the benefit of our partner organizations and beneficiaries of the food kits program. To start this new year the first alliance is with the University of Cuenca with the language department, with the project of teaching English to children and adolescents at risk and vulnerability, where in addition to learning English they will learn about diversity, interculturalism and awareness.

Dear friends, stay tuned to each of our news, and we invite you to be ambassadors of change, because together we transform lives and we are the change.

Our link for donate: https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/38532/fundacion-hearts-of-gold/

Camila Moscoso: cmoscosoriofrio@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Lost drone in a taxi

We lost our DJI drone today, Thursday, in the backseat of a taxi about 9 in the morning. We were on Rafael Maria Arizaga between Luis Cordero and Benigno Malo. We lost a large tape measure as well. We are offering a reward for the return of the drone, its bag, and the extra parts. Let us know if you have any information. We appreciate any help.

Please WhatsApp us any information that you have. +593 98 062 0934

Marsha: 098 062 0934. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

So, what does a soup kitchen do?

While the purpose of a soup kitchen is to provide a nutritious meal, they are also an important entry point to services for individuals who are homeless or living in poverty. A young mother with four children was brought to Esperanza Food Bank and Soup Kitchen from our community partner in Molleturo. She desperately needed food. First on our list was getting her to a health center where she was given birth control. After a thorough assessment, they ate lunch. and saw our doctor.

The children are severely malnourished, so they were given vitamins and supplements and anti-parasitic medications. The children also got gifts because they missed Christmas. Further medical issues were discovered in two of the children, so HKIE will be helping us with those. They all sleep in a small room on a single mattress with no blankets, so they were given blankets. Our students will do a home visit in the coming week to fully assess the living situation and see how we can help.

They left here with hope, feeling like they mattered and ready for a new start in life. This is what the Hogar de Esperanza is all about. We provide food, but we also partner with over 20 community agencies to give people in need the tools they need to change their lives. https://hogaresperanza.org/en/donations/

Garry Vatcher: info@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 3 bedroom apartment for long-term rental

Looking for 3 bedroom, unfurnished apartment for long-term rental in Cuenca, $500 to $750 a month, I don’t have pets.

Couple returning to Cuenca looking to live in near Solano or near the Yanuncay. We have our furniture already and would like a secure apartment building with balcony and parking. Looking forward to being back. Long term great tenants, will leave it better than we found it.

Cammy Nielsen: cammynielsen@gmail.com

Furniture removalist from Cuenca to Vilcabamba

I am trying to remove from Cuenca to Vilcabamba on or around Feb 10th, and need someone to take my furniture – not a lot – plus 2 dogs. Any help please?

Pamela Storer: 096 398 5529. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Prong collar

Hi everyone,

I lost a prong collar yesterday at the park right across Víctor Manuel Albornoz and Rafael Fajardo (Puertas del Sol area). It had an orange leash attached to it; if anyone saw it, please return it to me. I will give a $25 reward.

Thank you,

Kashmira Sabir: sabirkashmira78@gmail.com 098 376 5652. Call after: 7 AM.

City: Cuenca

Spanish and English teacher

Ready to learn or improve your speaking skills? I’m Pamela, your next Spanish tutor! I love teaching because I like to interact with people, share about my culture and explore different cultures and thoughts.

– Certified and Experienced.
– Kids & Adults
– More than 20 years’ experience working with kids, teenagers and adults.

Pamela: eslanguagelearners@gmail.com 099 719 4111. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Microscope AmScope T720Q for sale

For sale, this smart microscope in $980, Its original price is $1,283.99
You would see features, details and pics at https://amscope.com/products/t720q-18m3

40X-1000X Quintuple Plan Infinity Kohler Laboratory Trinocular Compound Microscope + 18MP USB3.0 Camera
Key Features

– 40X to 1000X magnification range for studying a range of specimens including hair follicles, cells, and bacteria.
– The infinity-corrected optical system reduces distortion and improves color accuracy.
– The quintuple lens turret is equipped with five plan-achromatic objective lenses producing high– contrast images with edge-to-edge sharpness.
– The Koehler illumination system provides centered, evenly-distributed lighting with a field aperture for maximum contrast and definition.
– Rackless mechanical stage provides extremely smooth movement over a wide range.
– Monitor and capture photos and videos with the included 18MP USB 3.0 camera. Professional microscopy software for Windows, Mac, and Linux provide tools for image processing, measuring, and more.

Ask for an appointment to see and offer.

Puri Marin: tolkyinfo@gmail.com 098 935 7112.

City: Cuenca

For sale – Electrolux refrigerator, kitchen (Indurama), furniture

All the items are in excellent condition. The refrigerator and kitchen work perfectly.

If any questions just let me know. I can give you better prices if you buy more than 3 items.

– Refrigerator (Electrolux 382 LTS) ($500)
– Kitchen (Indurama, 6 burner hob) ($290)
– Furniture (51″x39x19″) ($100)
– Toaster (Daewoo) ($25)

Yubri Leal
WhatsApp: 096 272 2339 (message me or call me on WhatsApp at any time for more information)
Cuenca. Ecuador

Yubri: 096 272 2339.

City: Cuenca

Quantum Energy, wellness copper bed for sale

Ideal for homeopathic treatments
Approximately 55% of the population is now using alternative methods like the QEWB because they are seeing results.
– Gentle, non-invasive alternative treatment with ho side effects
– Promote quicker healing
– Reduces symptoms within 24 – 48 hours
– Decreases inflammation
– Improves intercellular fluid and blood flow
– Accelerates tissue repair
– Helps reduce the effects on the body’s organs and tissues from overactive immune response.

$10,000 price. It’s a unique item in Latin America
Ask for an appointment to see the item and how it works.

Puri Marin: tolkyinfo@gmail.com 098 935 7112.

City: Cuenca

Therasage infrarred Sauna for sale

InfraRed Sauna for sale, price $700

The best natural detoxification device

Therasage 360’s revolutionary Advanced Earthing Technology (AET) further enhances the healing experience by capturing the charge of the Earth to help balance the delicate polarity of the body and improve cellular communication. Our unique method to shield harmful EMF’s allows the body to absorb the maximum healing benefits of our Thera360 InfraRed sauna.

The Thera360 professional portable InfraRed Sauna is energy efficient, easily folds, and stores in a closet or under a bed.

– Therasage Portable InfraRed Sauna –
Deep Penetrating Heat

The Therasage Thera360 Full Spectrum Sauna is the only portable sauna that offers full-spectrum infrared, negative ions, earthing, and no EMFs at an affordable price for everyone in the world to embrace optimal health.

InfraRed Sauna for sale, price $700

Puri Marin: tolkyinfo@gmail.com 098 935 7112.

City: Cuenca

Ford Escort station wagon

96 Escort station wagon in good running condition. Manual transmission. $3500 or best offer.

Pictures upon request. WhatsApp only please,

Joe Sala: 099 900 4006.

City: Cuenca

Change your frequency; change your life! with these tuning forks

You can use tuning forks and sound to experience deep levels of healing by bringing your body back to its fundamental pulse and by connecting you to your Authentic Life Rhythm.

These tuning forks:

– Provide instantaneous, deep state of relaxation
– Improve mental clarity and brain functioning
– Increase your level of physical energy and mental concentration
– Relieve stress by drawing your body into a centered space
– Develop and refines your sonic abilities
– Enhance massage, acupressure, dreamwork and meditation
– Bring your nervous system into balance
– Integrate left and right brain thought patterns

This is a practitioner collection, it’s $650
Ask for an appointment to see the forks and its use.

Puri Marin: tolkyinfo@gmail.com 098 935 7112.

City: Cuenca

Gramm Bulkshop / Moringa

Dear friends, in our shop we have organic moringa. We share some benefits of it with you:

Also called the “Miracle Tree” and “Tree of Life,” moringa has been heralded as a superfood even more amazing than kale. Research confirms its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and cancer-preventive powers. And it is great for environment too.

According to a Fast Company article, “In a gram-for-gram comparison with kale, moringa has more than twice the protein, six times the iron, and 97 times the vitamin B2.”

Several moringa species are native to South Asia and East Africa, today, it is widely cultivated in other areas around the globe.

Sometimes called the drumstick tree or horseradish tree. The leaves are edible fresh or used as a powder when dried and ground up. They are rich in vitamins, essential minerals, and antioxidative phytocompounds like polyphenols and carotenoids.

Moringa leaves also contain more than four times as much calcium and 25 times as much iron as spinach. It contains minerals that are essential for growth and development. Plus, the plant is high in fiber, which makes your microbiome happy.

In addition to providing vital food and medicine, moringa seeds can purify water.

You can add moringa powder to your smoothies now.

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.. 099 505 9604, 096 060 3748, grammbulkshop@gmail.com

We will be happy to assist you.

We also have delivery service.

Jessica.

City: Cuenca

Recliners for sale

At JDs Muebles we have a unique range of high-quality recliner sofas offering the ultimate in comfort, style and support. Our recliner sofas come with easy-to-use reclining systems and are available in a choice of luxury fabrics. With recliner options on sofa chairs, 1-seater sofas to 2-seater sofas and also a different variety of sofas, you can be sure to find a recliner that is perfectly suited to your personal style and décor.

Bring relaxed glamour to your living space with one of our gorgeous fabric recliner sofas, available with manual or power recliners for luxury at the touch of a button. Choose from a range of styles and materials with dozens of fabrics and faux leather options you can custom-create a look that’s all your own. Choose from the latest colors, patterns and textures. We have options to suit every style and budget.

JD’s Muebles
21 111 Gran Colombia y Unidad Nacional
098 706 9136

Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Cutco set of 11 knives

Cutco set of 11 knives
White (pearl) Homemaker+11 Set…………18 high carbon stainless knives

JD´S Muebles
21 111 Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional, Otorongo Building, Sector Zona Rosa

Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturdays from 10 AM to 3 PM

Klever: kleverprado@hotmail.com 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Two person tent

Brand is the Kelty Grand Mesa 2. $75 priced to sell very quickly. In great shape. Brought here from the States. Need it gone ASAP.

Located in Ucubamba. Contact me on WhatsApp or email.

Vanessa: nessazai@gmail.com 099 626 4481.

City: Cuenca

Carpenter, Cuenca Ecuador

Works in wood, melamine, restorations and wood signs.

Miguel Velez y Sangurima, corner

Daniel Rivera

098 376 5126

Spanish and English teacher

Ready to learn or improve your speaking skills? I’m Pamela your next Spanish tutor! I love teaching because I like to interact with people, share about my culture and explore different cultures and thoughts.

– Certified and Experienced.
– Kids & Adults
– More than 20 years’ experience working with kids, teenagers and adults.

Cuenca

Pamela
eslanguagelearners@gmail.com
0997194111

The doctor is in the house (MedCare)

Dr. Ory Guerra Family Medicine and professor at the School of Medicine University of Cuenca, provides home visits and consultation.

Azuay

Dr Guerra
medcarenow@yahoo.com

Thermo-Massages Ceragem and Jade Stones – Giron

In times of stress, come and relax with our services of drawer baths, massages and natural therapies.

We help our clients achieve complete well-being through relaxation and breathing services.

Ceragem Stretcher: alternative treatment, which consists of jade stone rollers, which will move along your back in a pleasant and relaxing way, combining the effects of massage, chiropractic, acupressure and thermo-therapy in order to relieve or improve the following ailments among many others):

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Sale of sofa beds, different sizes

We manufacture different types of sofa beds.

Please write to the mail to send information and photos. I can also send location; you can come see the sofa bed.

– Advantages of using a sofa bed

1. Save space
2. It is as comfortable as a real bed
3. It is ideal for your guests
4. Fits perfectly in your living room
5. Unfolds easily
6. Provide more storage
7. Its structure is durable
8. Its price is affordable

Cuenca Centro

Manuel
manuelservice335@gmail.com

Mule

I will be traveling from Cuenca to New York on February 2, and will be returning the 11th. If you want me to take any envelope or letter on the way towards the US or if you would like to bring any packages on the way back for a charge, please let me know.

Cuenca

Diego
clavijodiego@yahoo.com
099 584 8988

Facilitator and home finder

My name is Sayira. My husband, Kevin (from Chicago), 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:

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Porto & Gaia / Cuenca’s famous cakes presents our black forest cake

I am still dreaming about the black forest cake I first tasted the other night. In my 7 years in Ecuador, I have never had a better cake.

You can order yours by coming into our store, Porto & Gaia. Unidad Nacional 3-86 y Calle Batan or you can order by email at hitattractions@gmail.com. Order by 10 AM and we will deliver next day.

Hugh & Rosalba making your chocolate craving a scrumptious, delightful experience.

Hugh Prather: hitattractions@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Rafael Lliguisupa Sucozhañay, gardener

I don’t want to delay another day in submitting my recommendation for Rafael Lliguisupa Sucozhañay, gardener. I also think if you are still praising someone’s work a month later, you are a very satisfied customer.

Rafael came into my life in December, on the high recommendation of Daphne (aka Dyann Cook aka “garden goddess”, the garden “go-to” for many gringos here in Cuenca), who was herself on holiday. Specifically, she said: “You won’t be disappointed.” And I wasn’t.

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Mariangel Mundaray Quartet at the Jazz Society Café

Saturday, January 29th 6 — 9:30 PM
Enjoy world-class jazz, delicious cuisine in an intimate atmosphere

Reservations: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

Reviews:

“Mariangel sings like an angel. Her performance of “God Bless the Child” was extraordinary.” —Nigel Buchanan

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Pizza lovers promo, at Santorino’s

We are waiting for you to continue sharing the best promo in our new place.

Pizza promo:

2 medium pizzas
You choose 3 ingredients in each pizza

Pizza ingredients:

Pepperoni, salami, black olives, sausage, ham, onions, mushrooms, bacon, fresh tomatoes, basil, peppers.

We deliver too!
097 998 1179
We are located now at Calle Imbabura 4-28 and Av Remigio Crespo
Parque La Paz!

Friday 28th from 11 AM to 10 PM, Calle Imbabura 4-28 and Av Remigio Crespo

Santorino: edgarmontaleza09@hotmail.com

Butter, fresh blueberries and organic products

We bring organic products of excellent quality at a good price. You can check the list below:

1 egg (free-range, organic) $0.30
1 lb fresh blueberries $6
1 lb 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50
1 lb 100% organic cacao $6

1 lb organic raw butter $3

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Nuts, Xylitol, Eritritol, Monk Fruit, and more

Hi everybody, I hope you and your families are safe and I want to give you my best wishes for the new year.

I would like to let you know the nuts and sugar that we have been selling for five years; below is the list of products:

Monk Fruit 200 grm $6
Monk fruit 450 grm $12
Eritritol 200 grm $6 (available in 3 days)
Eritritol 450 grm $9 (available in 3 days)
Xylitol 200 grm $6 (available in 3 days)
Xylitol 450 grm $12 (available in 3 days)
Psyllium Husk 200 grm $6.50
Xanthan gum 200 grm $5.50
Walnuts 454 grm $5.50
Almonds 454 grm $5
Raisins 454 grm $1.50
Prunes 454 grm $3.80
Cranberries 454 grm $4
Pistachio 454 grm $10
Cashew 454 grm $11
Almond flour 454 grm $7
Green pumpkin seeds 454 grm $6
Pecans 454 grm $11.50
Chia seeds 454 grm $2.50
Brazilian Nuts 454 grm $10
Sesame seeds 454 grm $3
Sunflower seeds 454 grm $3.50
Mixed nuts (walnut, almond, peanut, dried pineapple, raisins) 454 grm $6

We can make the mix that you like, with the nuts of your preference, we agree on quantities and prices and deliver it to your home within the urban area with no extra fee.

It will be a pleasure to serve you again.

28/01/2022, Cuenca

Sandra: sandramcobosm@hotmail.com 095 905 8058

Easy cheesy turkey pasta from King Smokehouse

The weather is up and down. Hot and cold. Hard to decide just what to cook. Well King Smokehouse has solved the problem. Felix is sharing his oh so yummy Cheesy Turkey Pan. Yes, a one pan dinner that is sure to please and made and served in the same pan. Now that’s good eating. The best news is? Two pounds of his ground turkey (for only $25 great deal alone) comes with a free Carolina Country Cornbread Mix.

Felix’s Easy Cheesy Turkey Pasta:

1 Tablespoon oil
1 pound ground King Smokehouse turkey
1 onion diced
3 cloves garlic minced
2 cups chicken broth or 2 cups water with 2 chicken bullion cubes
1 cup whole milk
¾ teaspoon dry mustard powder (or ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard)
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 ½ cups pasta shells uncooked (or elbow macaroni) or any hearty pasta
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 ½ cups King Smokehouse Melty cheddar cheese shredded
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated

Instructions:

Brown ground turkey, onion, and garlic in oil in a pan until no pink remains. Stir in broth, milk, dry mustard, paprika, and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Add pasta and reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender. Combine cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water and whisk into the simmering sauce. Simmer 1 minute more. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Top with more grated cheese. Buen proveccho. Serve with a simple Green Salad and Carolina Country Cornbread for an unbeatable meal.

King Smokehouse thanks all of you for your support and ask that you (again) vote us Best in Cuenca on GringoPost. We love y’all!

Conveniently located just across from Parque San Sebas on Coronel Talbot. felixkingsmokehouse@gmail.com 096 904 7724 Come on down – you’ll be glad you did.
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Daily from 9 until 5 (Sat. 9:30-4:30). Closed Sunday, Coronel Talbot 8-66 y Simon Bolivar

Felix Salinas

Ali Kitchen

Treat yourself to a good meal.
Chicken shawarma $4.25
baba ghanouj $4.50
hummus $4
pita bread $2
falafel sandwich $2.50
spinach stuffed sambousak with sumac $0.75 each
So, place your orders for Wednesday, Feb 2nd. They will be ready for pick up at noon at the smokehouse on Coronel Talbot 8/66 across from San Sebastian Parque

Feb 2nd noon, Coronel Talbot 8/66

Ali Ali Alkhoja: ali_alkhoja2000@yahoo.com 098 380 9210

Don Colon’s every day extravaganza

Don Colon will be serving cuy every day. Reservations only and remember Valentine’s is coming soon. Think surf and turf for $16.95 at Don Colon. Call 099 827 0703

Every day, $16.95, Sucre y Beningno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: doncoloncampos@gmail.com 099 827 0703

Preston R. Dobbs, Celebration of Life

Celebrating the life of Preston R. Dobbs, Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 10 AM

ICC, International Christian Community, Nicanor Aguilar, 1/2 block East of Solano Avenue, Cuenca, Ecuador

All Ecuadorian Government COVID protocol will be followed. Mask are required.

Calvin E Hefner TSSF: calvinhefner38@gmail.com 096 795 9674
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Saturday, January 29th, 2022, at 10:00 AM, free, ICC, International Christian Community, Nicanor Aguilar, 1/2 block East of Solano Avenue, Cuenca, Ecuador, Cuenca.

Calvin E Hefner TSSF

Change your thinking, change your life

The new Cuenca Study Group is up and running based on the teachings of Dr. Ernest Holmes and the Centers for Spiritual Living. We are part of New Thought.

We meet Sunday mornings at 11 AM near Francisco de Aragon and Primero de Mayo for about an hour.

Our topic for January 30th is “Finding God in the Mundane”. Our discussion is based on an article by John Waterhouse in the January edition of Science of Mind Magazine. https://scienceofmind.com.

If you want to learn more about Science of MInd or are well-steeped in its teachings, you are welcome.

Questions? Call or text 099 391 7611

Sundays from 11 AM to noon, free, Fernando de Aragon y Primero de Mayo, Cuenca.

Ruth Bennett

Seven different courses in a very unique dinner

Here at La Guarida, we get excited about all the flavors and possibilities that Mexican cuisine offers.
This Saturday, come and try a little bit of Mexico and experience different flavors, scents, textures and colors with this very unique seven course meal. Mexican streets are packed with incredible food and we are bringing those flavors to Cuenca. We’ll highlight the delicious esquite, tacos, tamal, chipotle bean stew, churros and can’t forget the mouth-watering Margarita.

We are so proud of this menu. A humble menu packed with everything that Mexico stands for.

Only at La Guarida Cuenca
Book now by calling
099 806 8071

January 29th, from 5 to 9 PM, $30, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

Garden Sessions at idiomART presents Broadway’s Cindy Benson

Don’t miss GringoPost winner Cindy Benson of Broadway’s Cats, Les Miserables and Billy Elliiot, in a theatrical extravaganza. “Benson’s exceptionally well-styled comedy blended with pathos in song makes for an outstanding cabaret event. Bursting onto the stage like a tiny tornado, she takes the audience on a roller-coaster ride of emotional riffs. She has a penchant for physical comedy, easily identified with some of the greats of yesteryear, and rivaled by few of her contemporaries. A gifted interpreter of ballads, nothing short of sensational” New York Post

This show is selling out…we have just a few seats left, so don’t wait…reserve your seat today.

Reservations: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 30 at 2 PM. Doors open at 1:30 PM, $15, idiomART is located at: Presidente Cordova, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega (diagonal from Coral Centro downtown), Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Incredible Pies by Pedro

My friend Pedro is a professional chef from Venezuela and is now offering the most amazing pies; lemon meringue, pecan or mixed fruit pies. They are $14 delivered. Order by 5 and it will be delivered end of the next day. They are incredible. WhatsApp text message 096 089 2671

Monday to Sunday, Fray Luis de Leon Y Jose Zorrilla

Philip Hall: 096 089 2671

Organic honey, beeswax natural balms and honey wine

Hi, my name is Andres Arbito I am an organic beekeeper. That means I do not feed sugar to my bees or use any dangerous chemicals to treat them.

As you can imagine the products that come from my bee hives like honey or beeswax have no contaminants and have the greatest quality, so I use these products, natural oils, etc. to make these products:

-Organic Vaseline: a natural balm made with natural oils and beeswax that will protect your skin against disinfectants by creating a protective layer that will also help you maintain the natural humidity of your skin.

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Custom Galapagos Island Hopping tours

Hello Expats, what’s better than a group tour of Galapagos? A custom tour we design specifically for you. This is a great time to visit the Galapagos Islands. We’re fully vaccinated, crowds are still low, and I’m offering private, custom tours at great prices I’ve negotiated especially for my clients. Island-hopping is the very best way to interact directly with the wildlife and culture of the Galapagos Islands.

Romantic trip for two? – no problem.
Family trip with the kids or grandkids? – let’s do it.
Friends’ getaway? – absolutely.

My name is Alex Arregui. I’m a National Park Certified Guide and have lived in the Galapagos Islands for nearly 30 years. My American wife and I create each itinerary to your specifications. This is YOUR dream vacation and not a pre-planned group tour. Contact me with your wish list and let’s get started planning your visit. Let me guide you around our enchanted islands.

Isabela Island Galapagos

Alex Arregui
galapagosalex68@gmail.com
+593 96 006 9152, +593 99 351 5527
http://www.facebook.com/TourtheGalapagos/?ti=as

Need donations for food for people in Ricaurte

The poorest people are the last to bounce back from this economic crisis caused by lockdowns. Report from December: Each of the 13 poorest families in Ricaurte received 15.5 lbs rice, 7.7 lbs lentils, 1.5 lbs tuna, 1 lb jungle peanuts, 1 lb chocolate cookies for the children. Someone donated fine coffee packets, so each family got 1500 grams of fine Ecuadorian coffee, a luxury I am sure they appreciate! I also made sure the children had a piñata for Christmas, full of small toys and fine chewy chocolates/caramels, as well as a soccer ball. I could not have done it without your support! Thanks so much, and have a wonderful year.

You can pay me via paypal: livefoodfactor@yahoo.comOr if you want to pay cash, I can meet you downtown. We purchase the food and then drive it to Ricaurte. 

Susan Schenck, resident of Cuenca 11 years.

Susan E Schenck: livefoodfactor@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

New people in the food kit program

The Cuenca Soup Kitchen has good news about the food kits program which we provide to families in a state of vulnerability. Our goal is to lend a hand up to families in need allowing them to focus on becoming stable.

This week, ten of our 175 beneficiary families achieved their economic independence and no longer depend on Cuenca Soup Kitchen’s food kits. Because of the partnership with Hearts of Gold, these families have not only received food kits but also been empowered by workshops and other support. As a result, they are strong enough to leave the food kit program.

This allows us to rotate in ten of the 300 beneficiary families on our waiting list. We will help them as they work towards self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope for a better future. We invite you to continue supporting this program and continue transforming lives.

Camila Moscoso: cmoscosoriofrio@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Let’s help Juan Manuel to save his eyes

Juan Manuel is a baby who has cancer in his eyes. There isn’t a treatment here in Ecuador, for this reason his family need to travel to Colombia or Argentina.

Juan Manuel parents’ feel frustrated because they don’t have the enough money to cover the whole treatment.

https://gofund.me/ab6e45f2

Andrea: andreaestefaniapaucar@gmail.com 099 928 9224. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Opening a new CD (Certificate of Deposit)

Looking for the best interest rate on a new CD at a reputable bank or cooperativa.

If you have recently opened a CD, I would love to hear from you…Where did you go, what is your interest rate and who did you work with.

I thank you in advance for streamlining my search.

Cherrie: cwindfeldt@gmail.com 099 220 3001. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Electric 2-person scooter for sale

Reduced price $1,275 for 2 person electric scooter

1 year old with very little usage
1500W
Includes an extra heavy duty battery, charger and helmets
Original Price: $2,000+

Dale: Dale.oneal@msn.com .

City: Cuenca

February 10th by 9 AM is the last day to order Valentine’s roses

The drop dead date and time to order The Rose Guy’s roses for delivery to the US for Valentine’s is Tuesday, February 10th at 9 AM. I am highly encouraging you to pre-order to guarantee your selection of roses and space on FedEx and UPS. Demand is extremely high for Ecuadorian Roses, world wide.

Pre-Order Specials are under the “Gift’s and Occasions”, tab on our website, http://www.yourroseguy.com.

If you would like to order more than 24 stems, please go to the tab, “Fresh Roses”. Use the discount code at checkout, “valentines25” for a $27 discount on the order of 50 long stems. Note: (This discount code is only available for a purchase of 50 roses and cannot be used in conjunction with our “pre-order, valentine’s specials)”

Hugh Charles Prather: yourroseguy@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

WiFi extender

TP-Link WiFi Range extender. Works with any WiFi router. Extends WiFi throughout your house. Asking $50 OBO. Please contact Robyn @ 098 643 3105. Will send photos to interested ones.

Robyn: 098 643 3105.

City: Cuenca

Laptop – Lenova – Brand-new, in box

Lenova-Ideapad-15 inch-Intel Core i3-1005G1-8GB Memory-256GB SSD-Platinum Grey – $650, can deliver…

Patrick: patricksull73@gmail.com 001 636 493 5767.

City: Cuenca

For sale – Electrolux refrigerator, kitchen (Indurama), furniture, desk

All the items are in excellent condition. The refrigerator and kitchen work perfectly.

If any questions just let me know. I can give you better prices if you buy more than 3 items.

– Refrigerator (Electrolux 382 LTS) ($550)
– Kitchen (Indurama, 6 burner hob) ($300)
– Desk (47″x30″x18″) ($90)
– Furniture (51″x39x19″) ($110)
– Mirror (45″x17″) ($15)
– Toaster (Daewoo) ($25)

Yubri Leal
WhatsApp: 096 – 272 2339 (message me or call me on WhatsApp at any time)
Cuenca. Ecuador

Yubri: 096 272 2339.

City: Cuenca

Gold and silver for sale – Canadian

Yes this is the one you have been waiting for; just released onto the market:

5 x 1 oz Royal Canadian Mint 0.9999 Gold @$1900 Each (Each has its own registration code)
50 x 1oz Silver Maples @$36 Each
25 x 1/10oz Inca Mint @$183 Each
1/2oz Inca Mint @$915

These will go quickly.
So don’t wait, act now.

Tyrone: shopcuenca@gmail.com 098 402 6399.

City: Cuenca

Downsizing , electronics for sale

Mac mini, late 2014 latest operating system, 1 TB hard disk, 8.00 gb memory ram, asking $350
Factory unlocked iPhone 7 , original charger and case included $180
New unlocked LG k20 smart cellphone, never used, I had it as a spare cellphone, asking $100
Sony digital camera, rarely used, $45
External hard drive (360GB) $30
External dvd-room drive $25
Factory reset Amazon firestick $25

Emily: emilymfunniest@thotmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Ford Escort station wagon

96 Escort station wagon in good running condition. Manual transmission. $3500 or best offer.

Pictures upon request. WhatsApp only please,

Joe Sala: 099 900 4006.

City: Cuenca

Trail Buddy Trekking poles for hiking and backpacking

Built to Last: Whether you’re hiking on rugged terrain or snowshoeing on fresh powder, you need hiking gear that can keep up! Trail buddy trekking poles are strong enough to withstand any weather condition.

Lightweight: These hiking poles are crafted with strong aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum, tougher than carbon fiber yet weighing almost 4oz less than your average trekking poles for hiking.

Adjustable: Set to your desired height in seconds, from the 54″ max height down to just 24.5″ when fully collapsed. They even double as hiking poles for kids!

Easy to Use: Our lever locks can be easily operated with just one hand, which is much easier than the 2-handed twist locks on other walking sticks for hiking.

Secure Hold: The padded straps and moisture-wicking cork handles will mold to the shape of your hand for a secure and comfortable grip on each walking stick. The threaded foot covers on our pole tips keep the included accessories securely attached, even in snow or mud.

I bought these in the US. $35

I have WhatsApp for pictures

Thank You,

Cynthia: 098 600 6220.

City: Cuenca

Bernan’s Home Canned Foods

This month we got a nice supply of tomatillos to make Salsa Verde with. We have 5 jars left in stock so if you would like some let me know quick… it won’t last long. Our Salsa Verde is in 500 ml. jars for $4. We also received more Hatch green chilies so we feel more comfortable about advertising them. I really hate it when we have to tell someone that we are out of something.

Because Bernie is staying busy in the kitchen… the pantry is staying full. We have had discussions about going into a full retirement but he is still not ready. He truly loves what he does… from shopping for the items, to cooking them and canning them, and making deliveries, but I believe especially just being out there talking to all of you about his passion. I’m sure that day will be coming but not in the near future.

If you are new to Cuenca or just misplaced or need a new product list, just send me and email and I’ll be happy to send one off to you.

As always, we hope to see you soon,

Bernie and Nancy: bernan_10304@yahoo.com 096 714 6265.

City: Cuenca

Professional carpet cleaning and handyman

Professional carpet cleaning. We are happy to talk with you about your situation and tell you just how we can help you get your carpet back to top shape. What’s more, we are so confident in our abilities that we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee! That’s right: You love the result, or we make it right with you.

Our services are:

Carpet Cleaning
Upholstery Cleaning
Car interiors

Also:

Handyman services
Electrician
Plumber
Remodeling
General construction

Gonzales Suarez

Freddy Delgado
fredd92@hotmail.com
093 937 9979

Vivenow, travel agency and Cuenca tour operator

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

National park boxes daily tours (2 people)

Handmade peoples complete days (2 people)

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

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Horseradish – back in stock at CuencaShop/King Smokehouse

Yes the horseradish that you all love is back in stock.

Also we have available:

Deviled Ham
Baked Beans
Libby’s Vegetables
Crab Meat
Heinz Ketchup
NY Steaks

And you know we have the biggest variety of bourbons, whiskey, essential oils, Ecuadorian chocolates.

Come in to your little treasure trove and top up.

CuencaShop (King’sSmokehouse) 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian

Tyrone
shopcuenca@gmail.com
098 402 6399

Kasatic maintenance, remodeling and construction

Kasatic maintenance, remodeling and construction company. We advise you on the different procedures for buying and selling real estate in the Cuenca canton, we also help you in the maintenance, remodeling and construction of your home.

We have qualified professionals in painting, electricity, plumbing, gardening and masonry for more information contact us.

Cuenca – Ecuador

Kasatic
empresakasatic@gmail.com
098 933 9371

Cat scratchers and towers

Constructed entirely of good wood, strong and stable solids, with strong sisal and high-quality carpet cloth.

I have different designs and models. Prices vary from each one.

Your cat will like it a lot.

https://www.instagram.com/catservicesecuador/
https://www.facebook.com/catservicesecuador

If you have any idea of ​​a model that you like. A different design, please let me know, I can make it for you, I make all the models, designs, styles and whatever you prefer.

Scratchers for cats from $40. We inform the entire community that we have changed our location, thank you very much for your choice.

Avenida de las Américas

Jesus
catsservicescuenca@gmail.com
096 237 9781

Mule

I will be traveling from Cuenca to New York on February 2, and will be returning the 11th. If you want me to take any envelope or letter on the way towards the US or if you would like to bring any packages on the way back for a charge, please let me know.

Cuenca

Diego
clavijodiego@yahoo.com
098 348 8920

End of Life Document – Will

Do you need to have a Will or an End of Life Document made here in Ecuador?

I know legal paperwork can be confusing and stressful, and that’s why I know I can help you. I can prepare the documents you need and have the best notary for the legalization.

I’ll always make an English version of everything so you can understand and be sure of what you’re signing.

Making sure you get the best deal is my job and my pleasure.

I’m a fluent English-speaking attorney, and I can help you with legal issues such as: legal documents, lease contracts, legal advice, and much more.

I have experience working with Americans in Cuenca, and I really enjoy it. I am also a translator and interpreter who can help you translating any kind of document (legal, medical, documents for visa process, etc.).

I can help you as your personal interpreter for your appointments, errands, video conferences, and more.

Juan Montalvo 7-40 y Sucre

Javier Munoz
javier.munoz23@hotmail.com
099 582 0754

Home furnishings manufacturer

– We work all wood, carpentry projects, furniture, sofas, tables, beds, doors, shelves, closets.
– We do furniture upholstery.
– We do home painting work.

You can send a reference image. With pleasure we send free quote.

Cuenca Centro

Natera
mmueblescuenca@gmail.com

The doctor is in the house (MedCare)

Dr. Ory Guerra Family Medicine and professor at the School of Medicine University of Cuenca, provides home visits and consultation.

Azuay

Dr. Guerra
medcarenow@yahoo.com

Are you thinking of moving to Ecuador? First consultation free

You will need advice on everything: relocation, visas, place to live, etc.
We are dealing with expats every day and it makes us happy to know that we serve the foreign community in Ecuador.
You can contact us now and start informing yourself of everything you need to know to move here calmly and without problems.

Monica Gonzaga is working since 2014 with the expat community so I have the expertise to guide you step by step to do the moving and start your new life in Ecuador
100s of clients are happy and been using my services repetitively.

I offer many services such as:

Temporal Resident Visas
Permanent Resident Visas
Visas for other countries
Citizenships
Relocations
Cedulas
Driver’s License
Car Register (Matricula)
Ecuadorian & USA Police record
House Hunting
Power Attorney (POA)
End of life planning
Register of marriages
And many other services

Do not waste your time and money with inexperienced people. Let Monica handle all your cases. Hard cases, easy cases there is no difference for me because of all my years of experience. We have a record of not having any visa denied so far. Can another facilitator or lawyer say the same? I do not believe so! There are already hundreds of visas made by me. I have all the recommendations you need. In addition, I have my payment plan for your visa so you will always be sure that you will have your visa in your hands.

I can do free Zoom meeting and give you all information that you need before move to Ecuador. Make an appointment and lets chat.

What are you waiting for?
I’m the best option to facilitate your life in Ecuador
Contact information:
WhatsApp
098 384 1691 Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Email
monicagonzaga.facilitator@gmail.com
Website:
https://cuencamonica.com/

Also, check my Real Estate Website
http://www.bestecuadorhomes.com
New email
cuencamonicaecuador@gmail.com

Are you Visiting Ecuador now? come over Talk to me lets go for a ride let me show you Cuenca City.

Benedicto XV 1-53

Monica Gonzaga
monicagonzaga.facilitator@gmail.com

Dimplos

We are Dimplos, a 30-year-old multiservice company located in the city of Cuenca ready to help you out in anything that you might need. Please don’t hesitate calling us for any question.

Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

David

099 442 9623

Recommendation for Jenny Salinas, pedicures

I was impressed by the many great recommendations for Jenny Salinas in GringoPost, so I had her come to my apartment for a pedi. Jenny arrived with all her equipment, ready to work, and gave me a fabulous pedicure. She works quickly, but the results are excellent. I will definitely have Jenny come back again! I recommend her home pedicure/manicure services.

Address: Contact Jenny on WhatsApp 593 98 596 4967

Contact information: WhatsApp 593 98 596 4967

Recommended by Terri Nichols: terri.rosasnichols@gmail.com

Recommendation for Aleppo Furniture and Design

making and designing and fixing furniture

We would like to recommend Aleppo Furniture and Design. They were very prompt and efficient, as well as very likable people. We had two chairs raised and 3 sliding cabinet drawers made and installed and all before the original delivery date and at a very reasonable price. Added bonus, Fernando speaks English.

Address: Calle las Totoras con Av. Ordonez Lasso 13-13

Contact information: fermora180774@gmail.com 098 781 8622

Recommended by Suzanne Condy: qland1@icloud.com

Recommendation for Kolo, restaurant

Went to Kolo today and had their special: Mac and cheese topped with chicken.

Delicious.

Creamy delectable cheese sauce on perfectly cooked macaroni and the bite sized pieces of chicken were spiced wonderfully.

Frank scores again.

Address: On Corderro in El Centro between Calle Larga and Juan Jaramillo

Contact information: 099 297 5788

Recommended by Ray Lewis: ray_lewis@me.com

Tracy’s Treasures update

We have a full line of spice mixes like adobo, chili mild, medium and hot, cajun and blackened. Also regular spices like parsley, thyme and hard to find spices like onion flakes and saffron. They are $3 for a 2 ounce bottle. If you need larger sizes all spice mixes are $12 per pound. Regular spices are determined by their price.

We also offer homemade dessert sauces like hot fudge and butterscotch along with homemade condiments like ketchup regular and spicy, mustard, honey and spicy plus teriyaki. They are all $5 for a 270cc jar.

Will need a 1-day notice. We no longer due ferias due to Covid but we can deliver for a $2 fee or you can pick it up, I will WhatsApp a map.

If you need a spice list, the email is tracyprose1957@aol.com and WhatsApp number is 098 771 2282.

Any date 8 AM to 8 PM, Rafael Salas y Bernado de Legardo Edificio Terrazas del Parque

Tracy Rose

Kolo specials and available for deliveries

Well dear amigos, sincerely hope you all are healthy and happy this week.

Our specials:

Breakfast: We have many request so we are doing it again “Huevos Rancheros ” served with coffee or tea or fresh juice $6
Lunch: Everyone loves Mac & Cheese served with chicken, our homemade roll and iced tea, lemonade or juice $6.

Hope we get to see you soon to serve you as you deserve.
Please share, always help.

January 27th, from 8 AM to 3 PM, Luis Cordero #5-65 between Honorato Vazquez y Juan Jaramillo

Frank Gonzalez: frankic85@hotmail.com 099 297 5788

Double D’s menu for the week of January 31

This menu’s vegetarian pasta casserole features zucchini and summer squash with tomatoes all tossed in a creamy sauce poured over pasta. The soup is a “cliend” favorite that’s always highly requested. If we could make it every week, we would. Finally, the sweet is a favorite we cannot believe we haven’t made since June.

Creamy Squash and Tomato Pasta Bake: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Beef and Black Bean Chili: $8/lb (2-3 servings)
Creamy Lemon Crumb Bars: $3 each

Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, February 1. When placing your order, please include the following information.

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

Pick-up or $2 (estimated) delivery is available Thursday or Friday, February 3 or 4 between 10 AM and 2 PM. Once all of the orders are received, we’ll be able to confirm a more specific time frame. Delivery is free for orders of at least $25.

Thanks to those of you who have ordered since we started our casseroles, soups, and salads in March 2020. We’re the same people with the same name making the same excellent food since August 2017. Continue taking good care of yourselves.

Deb and Dawn

Order by 3 PM Tuesdays, Pick-up or Delivery on Thursdays or Fridays 10 AM – 2 PM, Agustín Cueva 3-56 y Honorato Loyola, #201 (1.5 blocks from Clínica Santa Inés)

Double Ds Delights: doubledsdelightscuenca@gmail.com 096 802 2545 (Spanish & English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Preston R. Dobbs – Celebration of Life

Celebrating the life of Preston R. Dobbs, Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 10 AM

ICC, International Christian Community, Nicanor Aguilar, 1/2 block East of Solano Avenue, Cuenca, Ecuador

All Ecuadorian Government COVID protocol will be followed. Mask are required.

Saturday, January 29th at 10 AM, free, Nicanor Aguilar, 1/2 block East of Solano Avenue,, Cuenca.

Calvin E Hefner TSSF: calvinhefner38@gmail.com 096 795 9674

First Tuesday, walk to Turi

Since the steps are still closed we plan to walk the road instead. We will Leave Tres Puentes at 9 AM sharp as 4 of us have work at the Cuenca Soup Kitchen at 11. Please reserve so we know you are coming.

Tuesday February 1st, Free, Tres Puentes, Cuenca.

Paul Kaperick: paulkaperick@gmail.com

Butai Teppanyaki Japanese Grill

We are offering to our local customers the unique Japanese teriyaki grill cuisine! We are carrying seafood, premium beef cuts, chicken, ( organic) vegetables, Japanese drinks (sake), fried rice, and desserts. Please come over and enjoy this great experience.

Monday through Sunday from noon to 10 PM, Álamos y Ordoñez Lasso next to Gelatto Mío.

Daniels: danielasandrews@hotmail.com 593 96 416 5052

La Mia Goat Cheese at Cuenca Consignments

Yes, We are back at Cuenca Consignments, Thursday and Friday 11-2. We have a new batch of Greek Goats Yogurt. We have our creamy cheeses including Jalapeño Hatch Chile and Callimanta. Aged cheeses Triple Cream and Roquefort. Sauerkraut, Dill Pickles and of course FETA. Artisanal liquors Baileys Style, Tia Maria and Kahlua styles. Banana Bread and Zucchini Bread. Come by for free samples and check it out. Isabela 4-75.

Thursday and Friday Jan 27-28 11-2, Isabela and 12 de Abril

Craig Carothers: ccar0050@gmail.com 099 128 0415

Santorino’s new address

We are open now! Dear clients and friends, it is a pleasure to inform you that from Wednesday, January 26, we will be attending in our own place, located at 4-28 Imbabura Street and Remigio Crespo Av (in front of La Paz Park next to Fybeca).

We invite you to keep visiting us and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We thank each one of you for being part of these wonderful dream. this wouldn’t be possible without you.

Thursday, January 27th, from 11 AM to 10 PM, Calle Imbabura 4-28 and Av Remigio Crespo

Santorino: edgarmontaleza09@hotmail.com

“Cantos del Alma” Concert

Music/Dance
Live stream/in-person event

A musical tour within the framework of the “International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust”, declared by UNESCO, is presented as a song to life, which seeks from memory to raise awareness in favor of Peace and Universal Tolerance.

“Cantos del Alma” with the musician-composer, Moti Deren

This recital is characterized by a compilation of melodies, songs and prayers linked to both the Jewish world and other cultures that have been victims of this human barbarity.

Moti Deren, multifaceted musician, recognized in the national artistic sphere, mainly for his work with the choreographer Susana Reyes, within the repertoire of “Cantos del alma” will present songs in several languages, such as Hebrew, Yiddish, English and Spanish. Among some of the themes that will be performed are the well-known songs such as “Oifn pripetchik”, a traditional song in Yiddish, a recurring theme in the film “Schindler’s List” and “Krakow Melody” by Shlomo Carlebach, among others.

To close this reminder night, Susana Reyes, as guest artist, will present the choreography Tributo en Flor
We remember to bring your vaccination card and arrive in advance as capacity is limited.
The event has free admission and we have free parking.
Broadcast/Facebook: CulturaUCenca
University Museum (Av. 12 de Abril 5-199)
Thursday, 27 January / 2022
8 PM
Limited capacity

Donation suggested: $5

#CulturaUCuenca #CulturaCuenca #LiveMusic #UniversidadDeCuenca #Art #music #Theater ##poetry #literature #UniversidaddeCuenca
#cuencaecuador #CulturaCuenca2022 #January27th #CasadeArte #UNESCO #HomenajeHolocaust #holocaustonazi

Thursday 27th, from 8 to 8 PM, $5, University Museum (Av. 12 de Abril 5-199), Cuenca.

Gaby: gabymakuka@gmail.com 099 298 9385

Ali Agca Jazz Trio at the Jazz Society Cafe

Don´t miss great band.
Ali Agca, jazz guitarist from Turkey
Jonnathan Arrevalo – bass
Freddy Abad – drums

Great Jazz and Gourmet cuisine!
#jazzday
#jazzcuenca
#jazzecuador

“The Jazz Society Café is the Greenwich Village of Ecuador!”

28 of January, Friday 7 to 10 PM, $5, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner bldg.), Cuenca, Ecuador (one block north of Ordonez Lasso), Cuenca.

Debby Degamo: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com 096 322 3377

Idiom Art’s Garden Session presents Broadway’s Cindy Benson

Don’t miss GringoPost winner Cindy Benson of Broadway’s Cats, Les Miserables and Billy Elliiot, in a theatrical extravaganza! “Benson’s exceptionally well-styled comedy blended with pathos in song makes for an outstanding cabaret event. Bursting onto the stage like a tiny tornado, she takes the audience on a roller-coaster ride of emotional riffs. She has a penchant for physical comedy, easily identified with some of the greats of yesteryear, and rivaled by few of her contemporaries…A gifted interpreter of ballads, nothing short of sensational” New York Post

This show is selling out…still a few seats left, so don’t wait…reserve your seat today.
Reservations: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Idiom Art, Saturday and Sunday Jan. 29-30 /2 PM show, doors open 1:30, $15, Presidente Córdova 1-77 between Manuel Vega and Miguel Angel Estrella, Cuenca.

Sarah Hanenbauer

Don Colon’s Every Day Extravaganza

Don Colon will be serving cuy every day. Reservations only and remember Valentine’s is coming soon. Think surf and turf for $16.95 at Don Colon. Call 099 827 0703

Every day, $16.95, Sucre y Beningno Malo, Cuenca.

Don Colon: doncoloncampos@gmail.com 099 827 0703

Do you enjoy Mexican food? Don’t miss this event

This Saturday, La Guarida is cooking up something real special. Join us for a unique seven course menu highlighting Mexican street food. Mexico’s gastronomy is considered one of the best around the world for its unique spices and preparations and throughout the whole month of January we have been experimenting with different hot peppers, different sauces and different dishes. This Saturday, you’ll be delighted to see all those preparations come alive in this very special dinner event.

Those who love and cherish wonderful meals won’t want to miss this seven course menu.
Join us. Book now by calling 099 806 8071.

We begin at 5 PM.

January 29th, from 5 to 9 PM, $30, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com

Dr. Strangelove. Russia vs. USA in a wonderful film

La Guarida shows on the big-screen:

Dr. Strangelove
or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and
Love the Bomb

a film by Stanley Kubrick.

Thursday, January 27th at 6:30 PM
Reservations with dinner are required
Tel. 099 806 8071.

Join us for this very special screening of one of the best satires in history. With an immaculate Peter Sellers.

Great food and great films. Only at La Guarida.
We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

January 27th, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

1st Garden Sessions Concert of 2022 at idiomART this weekend

2022 has already proven to be an unpredictable year and we have definitely been rolling with the punches, but the arts have a way of making all this craziness so much easier to handle! If you have been hesitant to get out much but are feeling a little stir crazy, our Garden Sessions Concert this weekend is just the remedy.

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For sale: exquisite 3-bedroom Challuabamba townhouse with terrace

This exquisite contemporary 3-bedroom Challuabamba townhouse is featured in the Best Homes of Ecuador book, “Casas Contemporaneas del Ecuador” which came out in July, 2021. The designer house was one of 40 homes selected from around the country illustrating excellence in design and now you can own this architectural wonder for yourself.

This two-story townhouse is located in a small cul-de-sac just two blocks from the soon-to-be-open Supermaxi grocery store in an upscale neighborhood with three other attached homes as part of the community. There are also small common and green areas surrounding the property and two private gates allowing for complete privacy and safety.

The home itself is 400 square meters (4306 square feet) and is an open concept, light, and airy work of art. Windows and skylights are everywhere and the native wood and stone accents, the open living, dining room, and kitchen area flow, and a beautiful outdoor sunroom and terrace that is covered, but with strategically located air pockets that provide fresh breezes while alleviating moisture in the sunroom, make this a very special property. The terrace accommodates a large seating area, a dining table and chairs, plants, and a full outdoor kitchen making this a wonderful place for everyday relaxing or large-scale entertaining.

The home comes with 498 square meters of land. The communal area including the access road has about 950 square meters.

The kitchen has a huge sit-around island and bar area and tons of cupboards, storage, and working surfaces. Some of the appliances may be negotiated in the purchase price. Also on the ground floor is a children’s playroom that could easily be converted into an office, a second bedroom, or a TV library area. There is a family room here as well, and also on the first floor a large laundry room with a sink and a skylight and a social/guest bathroom.

Up a fabulous wooden and glass staircase is the second-floor bedrooms and two baths. The master bedroom is en suite and the 2nd bathroom is shared by the two guest rooms. What is striking about the living quarters is the amazing amount of light, thanks to multiple skylights. A striking wooden latticework divider separates the downstairs from the upstairs and creates a dynamic decorative visual and privacy screen for both floors.

The home is a complete “smart home” with every bell and whistle available for turning on room-to-room music, lights, alarms, cameras, and both entertainment and safety features that can be programmed in the home or from your phone when you are away from the house.

The beautifully manicured lawn and pavers lead to a large covered garage big enough for two cars and storage.

The asking price for this exquisite contemporary 3-bedroom Challuabamba townhouse is,

Semi furnished, $490,000 negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Challuabamba, Cuenca, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1643204730

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service:
ashley@ecuadoratyourservice.com 099 547 5116

Beautiful little house with 4300 square feet and view

For sale – small 2 story house in the northwestern hills of Cuenca, just 3 minutes from Hotel Oro Verde in the area near Coral Racar. 3 bedrooms, 2 complete bathrooms, one of which is unfinished. Nice living room area with wooden trim, wooden stairway. Lot has space to build on or to plant fruit trees and ornamental plants. Kitchen is small but efficient. Dining room and laundry area. Covered balcony on 2nd floor has beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Covered garage area. Land area is 400 square meters or 4,305.6 square feet. Construction area is 140 sq meters or 1506.9 square feet.

Price is negotiable. Property is eligible for loans or mortgage. This would be an excellent investment in Ecuador. Has all utilities, sewage, electricity, water, internet connection, potable water. Built about 2005. Look for pictures on my Facebook page under Easy Life in Cuenca.

Unfurnished, $112,000 negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Calle Del Babaco y Cerezos, Cuenca. San Sebastian https://goo.gl/maps/Ax3YExPCHvQzMdFSA

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1643214054

I am a friend of the owner, Emilio Morocho: emiliodriver@hotmail.com 098 699 5694

Enjoy with your family the peace that nature gives you…

This incredible vacation villa is located in the El Cabo – Paute.

land area: 2,000 m2
construction Area: 298.58 m2
bedrooms: 3
full bathrooms: 2
parking: 8
security system: alarm

Benefits:

1 master bedroom with bathroom and dressing room on the upper floor
2 bedrooms with shared bathroom on the ground floor
In a single environment you can enjoy the living room, dining room and kitchen.
Within this area we find an additional bedroom or games room. Parking lots

On the back of the fifth we find more benefits:

A large BBQ with an area that can serve as a dining room or dance room.
Storages
Fields

The farm is surrounded by a green area to enjoy the warm weather of Paute through the year.

Furnished, $184,000, negotiable

Address: El Cabo, Paute.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1643222387

I am a real estate agent, Tania Ordonez: tordonez@remax.com.ec 099 588 8293

Short-term rental – fully furnished 3 bedroom apartment

In one of Cuenca’s greatest locations – 3 bedroom, fully furnished short-term rental. Minimum 3 months – maximum 6 months.
Includes: water, gas, electricity, internet and building fees.
High security building surrounded by nature, located in a very quiet street.
Email us for pictures.

Furnished, $680, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Tres Puentes, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1643236257

I am the owner, Maria Elena Calderon: info@omhealingcenter.com 098 316 3951

Fully Furnished ground floor apartment, 2 BR – 1 bath, near Paraiso Park

This is a cozy ground floor apartment located in a 3-story family house, with everything you need. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room with glass ceiling and laundry room with washing machine.

About location: In front of the house there is a nice park, the neighborhood is safe and quiet. Around 3 blocks you will find the biggest park called “Paraiso”, the bus stop is only 2 blocks from the house, that will take you to downtown within 7 minutes or less. Nearby you will find groceries, markets, restaurants, and in a few months nearby, there will be the biggest Supermaxi of Cuenca.The mall is only 10 minutes car distance; and Yanuncay river is just 1 block from there. In other words, is excellent location!

Rent:
$410 One-year lease
$470 6-month lease
$500 3-month lease

Includes: Water, Electricity. Internet is not included, will be extra around $30.

“Can´t find what you are looking for here? Please write us with the word “Finder´s fee” and we will work for you to find the place according to your requirements.”

Furnished, $410, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Near Paraiso Park and one block from “Future New Supermaxi mall”, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1643244951

I am a real estate agent, Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com 098 400 1020

Fully furnished apartment, 3 BR / 2.5 bath with terrace in Downtown

Location: The apartment is located in a small building; third floor, no Elevator, few steps. In Downtown, few steps from Tranvía train station. Walking distance to: San Sebastian Park, Common Grounds restaurant, Coliseum, 12 de abril. Cathedral Church is only few minutes walking distance. The street is quiet and safe.

Description: it has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, half bath, living and dining room, full kitchen, greenhouse terrace with washer and dryer, little garden sitting table.

Size: 160 square meters or 525 square feet.

Rent:
$600 One-year lease
$650 6-month lease
Includes internet and water.

Gas $6 a month and electricity around $20 a month are not included (depends how much you spend)
More info? Google map location? Please request by mail.

“Can’t find the right place for you here? Then write us with the word Finder’s fee and we will find what you are looking for.”

Furnished, $600, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Gran Colombia, near San Sebastian Park, Secondary street, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1643246087

I am a real estate agent, Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com 098 400 1020

For sale: Terraces and views abound in this 3-bedroom penthouse

This 1,518 sq. ft, 3-bedroom Cuenca penthouse has 872 sq feet of terraces with astounding panoramic views of Cuenca. High atop a hillside with truly remarkable views, this glass-fronted architecturally-designed Cuenca penthouse has sweeping cathedral ceilings, a bright and airy open concept living, dining, and kitchen area, a cozy loft — perfect for relaxing with your favorite book — 3 downstairs bedrooms, and 3 baths.

The 2-story walk-up penthouse features two large, partially enclosed tiled terraces and two balconies, affording 360° views in a quiet setting in a rapidly developing residential area. Just off the master bedroom, there is a private covered terrace, designed with sunbathing and morning coffee in mind. The glass-enclosed terrace keeps you warm and toasty, away from the mountain breezes, and is designed with ultraviolet glass, keeping the ill effects of the sun from you as you relax.

This sophisticated light-filled condo has a European feel with an artful mix of colors, stone, glass, and natural fibers making it warm and organic, but also modern and polished. Appliances are included in the purchase price. Select furnishings may be negotiated and a fully furnished unit (with the exception of personal items and artwork) can also be negotiated.

Located at the edge of Cuenca’s core, just above the city’s favored grocery store chain, Supermaxi Las Americas, the penthouse is tucked away from the noise and bustle of the downtown El Cento, yet within easy access to the colonial, historic center of Cuenca. A bus stop is a block away, and the rapid transit system, the Tranvia, is within easy access.

An exceptional opportunity either as a residence or an investment property and easily rented at a good return, this modern apartment is rare in terms of its views and vistas and is priced to sell at $159,000 unfurnished.

The HOA is approximately $15 per month. The building is intimate, with only 7 apartments and is a no-elevator building.

So, if you are bored with living in a box and ready to try something different, this glass-fronted, architecturally-designed 1,518 sq. ft, 3-bedroom Cuenca penthouse with a loft and 872 sq feet of terraces may be just what you are looking for.

Semi furnished, $159,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Calle de la Verbena y Emilio Lopez Ortega., Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1643203790

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service:
ashley@ecuadoratyourservice.com 099 547 5116

Gorgeous 1-bedroom villa in private estate in Quito, Pakakuna Gardens

This beautiful, one-bedroom villa in a private estate — Pakakuna Gardens — is 25 minutes from the International Airport in Quito in the charming Andean town of Checa. Located in the Valley of Tumbaco, this incredible, lavish, villa is part of a unique resort and gated community consisting of villas and residences set inside the largest botanical garden in Ecuador and only 40 km from Ecuador’s capital city of Quito. The 30 sq. meters of gardens within the estate are considered some of the largest and most beautiful gardens in South America, with 500 species of flowers and plants from around the globe. This villa has a small green space outside with lovely plantings and shrubs.

The designer villa has a living room with a working fireplace, a dining room, and a kitchen (with a fabulous view), plus one bedroom and one bath. The charming villa also has a den which could be easily be converted into a second bedroom should you desire more sleeping areas and a half, guest bathroom. Additionally, it has a small area for a washer and dryer.

With its proximity to Mariscal Sucre Quito International Airport, this villa is an ideal home for visitors frequently traveling to and from Ecuador or buyers who want to live near a global destination city without the contamination and the noise of an urban dwelling. Nestled in the valley, this home also has spring-like weather throughout the entire year, making it an ideal part-time home for snowbirds and those living in hot summer regions.

Two rivers border the estate, with ravines about 200 meters deep, forming a natural fortress, which creates total privacy, security, and most of all, spectacular valley and city vistas. There are also stunning walking trails.

This all-encompassing complex also offers a gourmet shop with everything you need for daily living, a medical facility, an organic garden, a restaurant (with home delivery services), a TV and video room, a pool table, soccer field, and an indoor and outdoor heated pool. Additionally, there is a world-class $2 million spa that features a jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, solarium, a massage room, and a gym. There is also a tennis court and an area for horses. Cleaning and laundry services, as well as a hairdresser, and an esthetician can be arranged. And, should you have visitors, there are designated rooms for your guests.

More like a resort than a gated community, Pakakuna Gardens has 24/7 security, private parking, visitors parking, and complimentary golf carts to ride throughout the gorgeous community.

This beautiful, one-bedroom villa in a private estate — Pakakuna Gardens — is listed at:

Semi furnished, $210,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Checa, Quito, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1643204323

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service:
ashley@ecuadoratyourservice.com 099 547 5116

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