How has the paro affected us?

Hogar de Esperanza provides accommodation, food and medical assistance to hundreds of vulnerable people each week. Currently, our facility is at capacity due to patients from the hospitals unable to return home. We provide over 100 meals per day to those in need.

To serve this number of people, the law requires we have certain staff in order to provide these services and maintain food quality and cleanliness of our facilities. Food costs have nearly doubled and we have not received our normal level of donations of cash and food due to transportation restrictions. All this has put enormous pressure on our resources. Should this paro continue longer, we are expecting even more demand on our services. We are also faced with not being able to pay our staff this week.

Your support would be greatly appreciated to help us get through this difficult time that is affecting everyone. To make a donation you can use this link: You can find other donation options, including bank transfer and tax receipt at: Thank you for your continued support of our work.

Garry Vatcher: 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Tourist visa extension process

Hi all,

Again, I received some emails, asking me for the tourist visa extension process, so, the information, up to date, is as follows.



When you arrive in Ecuador, for the first time, you receive a 90-day tourist visa (not 3 months) … then, after those 90 days expire, you have 10 days, (weekend and holiday included) to extend your tourist visa for 90 days more.


No need to go without great wine during the city shutdown

At Porto & Gaia, we can open on demand for purchases of our spectacular Portuguese Wines. Like an order of our “getting famous”, Pimento Cheese spread? $6.50 for 300 grams. We will make it fresh for you.

Porto & Gaia is located at Unidad Nacional 3-86 y Batan. We can also deliver to you.
Contact me at 096 826 3558 or by email at

Hugh & Rosalba

City: Cuenca

Men’s style shirt

Men’s Sects Mark Red Head
Lumberjack style
Several new sizes

Maria Auxiliadora: 099 503 0359.

City: Cuenca

Furniture and appliances

Hey there,

I recently moved to Cuenca and rented an empty apartment. So, now I am looking to furnish it with different things. That’s why I am looking for general items like electro-domestics, TV, tables, etc.

I would be very glad to also consider used items that are in good shape and condition.

If you are interested in selling something you have, please contact me by email:

Albert: .

City: Cuenca

Fourth of July weekend at Pájaro y Bestia

The safety and health of our customers will always be our first priority. These are unsure times in Cuenca, and the supplies of food and gas for our restaurant are at best uncertain.

We still hope to have our Grand Opening event this weekend. We must feel that we can provide you with safe food in a safe environment before we make the decision to open. Watch here on GringoPost on Thursday and Friday when we will announce our decision as to whether to open this weekend.

Please stay safe and know that life will soon return to normal.

Gran Colombia 13-100, y Estévez de Toral

Pajaro y Bestia

Cuenca Shop and King Smokehouse open

Apologies for having to close yesterday at midday. It was beyond our control.

We are open today (at least for the morning; all-day if possible)
And we can organize the deliveries around Cuenca. Please note: You will have to pay the delivery driver fee.

Please expect the delivery fee to be a little more during these strikes.

We appreciate your understanding.

If you require, you can check with us by phone before coming.

Cuenca Shop (King Smokehouse) 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Parque San Sebastian

098 402 6399

Samsung Galaxy phone A23 for sale, $25 OBO

Brand-new, in box, dual SIM unlocked Samsung Galaxy phone A23 for sale

The Samsung Galaxy A32 (SM-A325M/DS) is a good Android phone with 2GHz Octa-Core processor that allows run games and heavy applications.
An advantage of the Samsung Galaxy A32 (SM-A325M/DS) is the possibility of using two mobile carriers, a Dual-SIM device with two SIM card slots.


Cat sitter and dog sitter by Pet-me Vet (veterinary service)

Hello, We are Mateo Ñauta Díaz and Elizabeth Gavilanes. We are pet lovers and have lots of recommendations about our service that you can read on GringoPost. Also, we are the winners of the “Best Pet Sitter” category on the Best of GringoPost 2022.

We care for your pets (dogs, cats or any pet) in your home, enabling your pets to remain in their familiar space without stress, and you will have a housesitting service as a bonus. We adapt to your needs and we can do any extra job like water plants or everything you need to keep your house safe and your pets happy. As veterinarians we understand perfectly all the requirements that a pet need, it doesn’t matter if it’s a puppy or an old pet or if your pet has a special or medical condition.


USA valet for people living in Ecuador

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

As our carrier pigeon mascot says,

“The sky’s the limit!”

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


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.

Gran Colombia – Cuenca

Juan Carlos

Salon Atrevete

Greetings from Atrévete Salón, The new Atrévete Salon is located in El Centro, Cuenca and our owners, sisters Maria and Miriam Leon have been working with the gringo expat community for the past 3 years. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to having you as a guest in the future. 

Our salon is designed to be a relaxing environment where you update/maintain your hair, or make your skin feel and look its best. We provide haircuts, manicures, pedicures and waxing, for women and men. We are also introducing relaxing massages, body waxing and back scrub 

We employ all recommended biosecurity measures for your comfort and safety. 

By appointment only. 

Whatsapp 0963709451-Maria Leon 

Gran Colombia y Mariano Cueva 5-10 Edificio Luzuria Local 11 Planta Baja 

Maria Leon

Recommendation for Mattias and Elizabeth, pet sitters

I’m so pleased I was able to have Mattias and Eli take care of my 2 dogs. The care they received was stellar! I received videos and photos every day and the house was perfect when I returned. It gave me the ability to relax and enjoy my vacation, knowing the pups were in good hands. Can’t recommend them enough.


Contact information: +593 99 848 1355

Recommended by Leslie McCann:

Recommendation for Mustafa……my wingman, technology

Mustafa…news fit to print

From whole house internet trouble shoot on the heels of original installer to on-lining our new printer/scanner. (Avoided outdated printer onboard screen instructions) for a user friendly scanning process, complete with his supervision of my first few scans, just in case I needed a wingman.

8 years as the go to tech for many expats.

Address: Fray de León y José Zorilla

Contact information: 099 408 7897

Recommended by Wes Elliott:

Recommendation for Mustafa Aladawi, IT specialist / computer tech

I want to recommend Mustafa as a computer specialist. He came to my home, made all necessary installations for scanner, printer, other computer installations and gave me clear instructions how to do it by myself.

I found him highly professional, clear, knowledgeable, very reliable and always on time.

Highly recommendable.

Address: Cuenca – Don Bosco

Contact information: 099 408 7897

Recommended by Elzbieta Jablonska:

Orders by delivery only – dwindling supplies – King Smokehouse

Hola amigos. King Smokehouse is running very low on products. Right now we have some bacon, bacon bits, ground pork, and a few other products. Due to the uncertain situation, the tienda will be closed until it is safe to reopen. We will be happy to deliver your order to you: 1) until supplies run out and 2) Felix can get through on his motorcycle. Remember it may be several weeks until he can have more bacon and luscious smoked products ready for you. Orders are filled on a first-order basis. WhatsApp or email now.

Delivery only daily, Coronel Talbot 8-66 y Simon Bolivar

Felix Salinas: +593 96 904 7724

Gran Roca Farm-to-Table Market and lunch cancelled for Wednesday

Was hoping against hope that I would not have to write another post like this…

We have to again cancel our regular Farm-to-table Market and Lunch at Los Balcones as the paro (strike) continues to block the roads multiple times between our farm and Cuenca. Until the paro (strike) is settled and the roads re-open, we will be unable to service our customers in Cuenca.

We continue to be open to local customers visiting our farm for pick-ups here in Yunguilla – some new to our farm. We were recently asked by a visitor if we raised our prices because of the paro. (Apparently, this is a thing.) Our answer is a definite no! We would never take advantage of any such situation. Our prices have not changed.

Hoping to be back next week…


Wednesday, June 22, noon – 2 PM cancelled, Presidente Borrero 12-08 y Sangurima, 4 blocks from Parque Calderon

Rob Gray:

Cuenca Salmon – delivery and inventory status

If my moto driver can’t make it and you are a mile or less from my home than I will walk the delivery to you.

I only have Paiche, the Amazonian white fish left in stock. (4 portions) I am well stocked on pork chops, ground lamb, sausages, smoked ham, taco chips and salsa.

Shop 24/7 on our website.

Wednesday June 29th, Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Muak Café bakery and pastries

Hi, Dear Friends,

Good morning. We’re here for you. If you don’t feel comfortable with this situation or you can’t go out, don’t worry about that! We continue offering our delights by delivery.

-Mini or cakes by portions:
Carrots, Banana, Coconut, Chocolate, Marbled, Red Velvet, Bread-Cake, Nuts, fruit and more!
– Cupcakes,
– Cookies,
– Muffins,
– Pies
– Cheese cakes…

And of course, our spectacular homemade white (sweet/salty) sourdough bread, focaccia, pizza cone, pastry puff (salty or sweet), croissants… and more!

Contact us. Ask for our today’s goods.

Have a nice day.

Mondays to Saturdays from 9 AM to 10 PM, Remigio Crespo Av and José Lozado Street. Across from Banco Internacional

Maria: +593 97 890 8533

Mujers Garage Sale postponed

Due to the uncertainty of the protests, we’ve decided postpone the sale scheduled for this coming Saturday (July 2nd).

But, this will give you even more time to clean out those closets and drawers and find more great stuff to donate!

We shall keep you informed as of the new date for the sale.

To be rescheduled, free, Mujers con Exito, Cuenca.

Marilyn Appel:

Fancy and comfortable Apt for sale at puertas del sol

130 mts of Department area
Living and dining room
1 bathroom for social area
3 rooms with private bathroom each
Terrace with 29 meters
2 parkings
1 warehouse
24 hours security
Cleaning service of building

Quiet neighborhood

The Department for sale is not furnished but some of the furniture is optional or sale.

Price: $163000


Unfurnished, Negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1656447933

I am the owner, Maria Mercedes Riveros: 0998272063 – 0999772849

Two-month-old kittens for adoption

Safe home is needed urgently for two kittens from the same litter. House trained and wonderfully playful, these two are the last of a litter of six, sadly only three made it but they are healthy and happy. Now two months (check) old and full of life, they are ready to meet their new owners!

One ginger girl who lives for attention, always on somebody’s lap or curling round their feet. One tabby girl who is super playful and loves toys, both from a house with a dog so are well socialized. Ideally, they would be homed together as they are very close, to a nice home where they could feel safe and happy.

Mahfam Zohrabi: 099 280 5290. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Vote for Women’s Rights in November US election

In the course of history, this is just another wrong, more or less egregious than others. But it is the wrong of our time, the wrong we are called upon to make right.

In the course of history, powerful people and institutions have imposed their will on the governed. But this imposition is ours to make right.


Relaxing in-home 60-minute massage, reduces stress

Rejuvenation Home Massage of Cuenca understands the mental and physical challenges we face in our lives daily, today reducing stress promotes better health and well–being. Massage is a natural way to reduce these tensions and have a positive effect on other common health conditions:

Digestive problems
Aches and pains
Sports injuries


Kefir grains

Looking for Kefir grains in Cuenca.

Mary: .

City: Cuenca

Used 17″ rims for sale

Hello all,

I have 3 used 17 x 8 rims in good condition that I am selling.

$40 each or best offer.

Call or WhatsApp Adrian: 098 264 7998

Adrian: 098 264 7998.

City: Cuenca

JD’s Muebles, home furnishing store and home appliances

JD’s Muebles welcomes new foreign citizens to Cuenca, and offers them all kinds of new and pre-owned items like furniture, living room chairs, ottomans, recliners, sofas, sofa sleepers, loveseats, sectionals, dining room tables, dining room chairs, bar stools, buffets, office desks and chairs, bookcases, armoires, beds, chests, dressers, nightstands, mirrors, etc.


Mini fridge

Mini-bar or fridge, suitable for kitchen use, offering 93 liter capacity for storage of your food, drinks and much more. The Midea HS-121L is a single door refrigerator and it comes with several features that will ensure you get the best value from this Midea refrigerator.

JD’s Muebles
21 111 Gran Colombia and Unidad Nacional
Otorongo building
Monday thru Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturdays from 10 am to 3 PM

Klever: 098 706 9136.

City: Cuenca

Hewlett Packard Windows 10 Workstation

HP Z600 Workstation 2 processors, 48Gb memory, SSD Windows 10 64-bit

Commercial machine

A dual-processor monster that HP envisage being used by engineers CAD, financial modelling and even high-end DCC, the Z600 would also make for a storming video editing workstation

• Financial modeling
• Gaming
• Video editing/production
• After Effects, Premiere Pro, Power Director, DaVinci Resolve, Pinnacle


Cuenca Consignments, store is open today

We have lots of barely used items for you and your house, Check our prices and everyone gets a discount. Furniture, clothing, dishes and glassware, décor items, and much more.

We are open: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 11 AM to 5 PM and are located at Isabel 4-75 y 12 de Abril.

We can also sell items for you, that you no longer need or want. We have been voted best Consignment Store every year.

Brenda Webb: 098 459 3005 Spanish 095 898 4212.

City: Cuenca

15” Schacht Cricket rigid heddle loom for sale

The Cricket loom is compact, capable, and cute. This is an ideal choice for the beginning weaver, or for someone looking for a great take-along rigid heddle loom.

The Cricket loom is made of high-quality maple and apple plywood and comes unfinished.

Priced at $400 for all these (as a set – not selling anything separately) This price includes all the heddle sizes, extra shuttles, bag, and accessories.



We go the extra mile to make your home sparkle. After we do it you can give us real time feedback to ensure the best experience. 100% satisfaction guarantee: If you’re not happy, we come back to make it right.

Simon Bolivar 17-25 y Miguel Heredia


099 442 9623

Professional teacher

I taught for 25 years in the USA. I will tutor or teach any age student. I hold current teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I am fully vaccinated and will work with you in person or online. I can address whatever skills or content you need. I can teach your student to read and write in English. I have experience with young children to graduate students.

My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

Humo Growshop

Supplies for your magical plants: organic fertilizers, substrates, preventives, seeds and accessories for indoor and outdoor cultivation.

Items for your relaxing time: bongs, pipes

And for fun: chocolates, beer and gummies

Mariano Cueva 5-76 y Juan Jaramillo

097 921 4157

Creative Community Fundraiser postponed

Due to the heightened nature of the national paro (protest) during the weekdays, we have decided to postpone the Creative Community Fundraiser at idiomART.

During the week, the roads are closed, transportation becomes harder and, as we’ve seen this week, the protest has become more intense. However, on the weekends, the paro has been slowing down, roads open up, transportation is more reliable, etc.


Misleading ad for visa assistance

Yesterday there was an advertisement by Corpolex Attorney’s at Law. In their advertisement, a person with the same name as mine or someone impersonating me, is offering visa assistance using almost the exact wording I use in my weekly advertisements.

My name is Isabel M. Mosquera. I have been a visa facilitator in Cuenca for 9 years. I have no affiliation with this law firm. Do not be misled by their advertisement.

If you need help obtaining your temporary/permanent visa, cedula, healthcare insurance or anything else, please contact me, My WhatsApp number is +593 99 960 3663. My email address is


Isabel M Mosquera
WhatsApp +593 99 960 3663

Home help care – relaxation massage

Relaxation massage service is a gentle massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes and techniques to help you relax.

Relaxation massage is known to affect blood circulation, reduce muscle tension, affect the nervous system through stimulation, and enhance tissue healing.

Benefits include:


Customized Spanish lessons

Hi, my name is Sandra, I am a Certified Spanish Teacher. I am offering tutoring services to individuals of different levels of Spanish via Skype.

I am a passionate teacher; I teach through practice and for my lessons I use the eclectic method which is a language teaching technique that combines various approaches and methods depending on the objectives and the abilities of the students. Therefore, I always adapt my lessons to the needs, learning styles and interests of each student. You just need to tell me if you need help in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, writing or conversation. I love learning about new cultures and sharing the Ecuadorian culture with others, that is why I have traveled to different countries and have lived and studied in France.


HomeHelpCare- Are you looking to boost your energy and immune system?

There are numerous benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy, some of which include boosting your energy levels, helping your immune system operate efficiently, and a quick way to consume high levels of vitamins that your body needs.

With IV Vitamin Therapy, you can experience an increased sense of wellness. Wellness includes not just your physical health, but your mental health as well.


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.

Gran Colombia – Cuenca

Juan Carlos

Pet Care and Walking Natera House

Pet care and walking.

Walks 2 or 3 times a day as you like.

Pet care

Veterinary at home

We are professional people, affordable prices.

Please email me to coordinate an appointment

Cuenca, Centro.


Wooden furniture

Manufacturer of furniture in pallet, wood, melamine. Good prices excellent quality.

We speak English, we are not resellers.
We have a workshop. We serve by appointment.

Cuenca, centro.


How to know what Luvimar has in stock

Hello everybody, These are tough times and restocking most products is impossible. To know what products are out of stock, please check Luvimar Gourmet Market’s website. It will be at the bottom of this post.

I have been able to restock Kings Smokehouse products. Bacon, artisan ham, ham hocks, bacon bits, breakfast sausage and smoked ribs. You can come to my store or order for delivery (For orders over $25, I cover up to $2 of the delivery cost).

Be safe and have a nice day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85, Between Nicanor Aguilar & Roberto Crespo Toral (2 houses from Cosecha Cafe y Vino. Yellow house with big yellow garage door and big blue sign)

Luis from Luvimar
096 895 7920
Website: / Facebook & Instagram:

Marc´s Consignment

Hello Everyone, We wish you an excellent start of the week. We pass by to let you know that we are having new items. We also have an 8% off on all your cash payments. Visit our social media to find out more about us. Marc: 096 849 6409. City: Cuenca

Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

096 849 6409

Learn Spanish

Want to learn or improve your Spanish? How about Ecuadorian culture and history? Perhaps both? Sounds too good to be true? Walking Spanish Lessons could be the thing for you!

We offer a tailor-made plan of classes that will fit your needs.
You can take our plan to go outside and learn Spanish while you get to know the city, classes in our classroom and we also offer private Spanish classes in the comfort of your home or online.

You can join to our classes if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced Spanish speaker. We count on certificate teachers!

Manuel Corral y Darío Ordoñez

Cristina Flores
099 153 8363

Private yoga classes at Physiogym

Enjoy a private class where you can improve your balance, stretch your body and regain your flexibility.
No experience is needed and it is never too late to start a yoga practice
write us to coordinate your appointment, the first session goes on the house
the sessions are completely in English.

Isabel la Catoilica 2-86

Eleonora Faria

098 404 5949


Hello, my name is Paola Salvador I am willing to go with you to Drs. appointments, clean your house, water the plants, take you to a grocery store or go to the grocery store for you. I am reliable and very helpful. Besides, I am honest and friendly. I am available in the afternoons and Saturdays. I have recommendations.

Avenida Ordoñez Lasso


098 336 9472

Ear, nose and throat Dr

I am Dr Jimena Mancera, an MD who specialized in Otorhinolaryngology. I studied in the National Mexican University (UNAM), in Mexico City. I offer medical consultation for ear, nose and throat problems. Infectious, inflammatory and allergic diseases of the upper airway, facial aesthetic surgery, nose surgery, sleep and equilibrium diseases, and voice disorders (I see patients from all age groups). I will be glad to help you with any of these health issues and I’m fluent and comfortable speaking in English. I just recently moved my consult office to: Monte Sinai Hospital. Torre IV, 4th

Hospital Monte Sinaí. Building IV. Nicanor Aguilar y Av. Solano

Jimena Mancera: 099 867 7986

Recommendation for Blue Box Insurance Broker, medical insurance/broker

I highly recommend Blue Box Insurance. The whole staff are very helpful and respond to your questions promptly. I needed to see a doctor urgently and found one that took me right away. I did not know the doctor was out of network. However, Pedro Torres was right by my side every step of the way! He even called my doctors and went to the hospital to get the proper documents for the insurance company. When the major medical denied my claim, Pedro Torres and Carlos Ramirez were there for me and got the claim approved!! I am forever grateful for their help and support and will continue to be a client. You won’t go wrong with Blue Box!


Address: Avenida Ordonez Lasso y 5-55 y Los Cedros- Edificio MonteCarlo Cuenca

Contact information: 098 246 5168

Recommended by Nancy S.:

Recommendation for MyCuencaNerd, computer guru

David has helped us get our Internet and TV working as they should. Even if a problem arises, I call and he walks me through fixing it. His customer service is exceptional. I highly recommend David for any of your computer or TV needs.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 665 5450

Recommended by Pat Simmons:

July 4th at Joes’ Secret Garden

These are uncertain, unpredictable, serious and difficult times for Cuenca and Ecuador. Not knowing about food supplies and gas we can’t be sure we will be able to open or what menu we can offer.

Our goal remains the same … A celebration of ‘Canada Day’ and salute it’s neighbor United States Independence Day. Monday, July 4th, offering the best Award Winning BBQ in Cuenca, but. we don’t know… We don’t know if we can get the products we need or the menu we can offer.

But, as we have a clearer picture, we will post it here and on our Facebook page.

Meanwhile, be alert, be careful and remain calm.

Monday, July 4th, at time of booking

KP and Ken:

Between fire and wood sourdough pizzería

We give you a warm welcome

We invite you to discover our pizzas made with sourdough; pizza in a wood-fired oven without yeast, without chemicals, with organic products.

Also, enjoy our delicious breakfast, your traditional coffee and natural juices.

Address: Juan Jaramillo 5-10, Mariano Cueva next to the internacional Bakery.


Cesares Lasagna this Monday…

Beef Lasagna and Veggie Lasagna!
$8.50 each

Please call or write direct to my number or WhatsApp. Best way to get a quick answer.

Also, Pizza available from T-Rex Burgers Pizza

June 27th from 11 AM, Calle Larga 8-63

Cesar Mejia: ces 097 891 8295

Common Grounds 10th Annual 4th of July Party with Paco’s Blues

The 4th of July is coming… it’s time to dust off your dance shoes and practice your drinking.

Paco’s Blues is playing the 10th Annual 4th of July Party at Common Grounds.

Join us Monday July 4th for a great night of music, dancing, good times and great company… oh and fireworks of course.

Music kicks off at 6:30 PM but come early and get started celebrating

It’s going to be a great time… looking forward to seeing you again.

Cover charge is $5

Monday July 4th from 6:30 PM till later on, Common Grounds: Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia

Pacos Blues:

Silk reeling – enhanced flexibility, mobility in joints

Take this chance to bring in a smooth and silky feeling to all parts of your body.

Silk Reeling is a practice within QiGong and Tai Chi that promotes nourishment and lubrication to all of your joints.

The gentle and spiraling movements of Silk Reeling brings both strength and flexibility to your muscles, tendons, fascia and joints.


Military Parades and Rising Red Tide in Venezuela: Sat. Salon

Join us this weekend for another Saturday Salon at idiomART.

Javier Vanegas is a young Venezuelan man who fled his country before things got too bad because he saw the writing on the wall. He will share his experience and talk about how the military parades were a strong indicator of the direction Venezuela was going. This is going to be a very informative and interesting lecture.

Please contact us today to make your reservation:

Saturday; July 2 at 10:30 AM, $10, Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

Sarah HB

Deep relaxation with live music and healing songs

Recharge and reconnect, allow yourself some rest and get inspired by live music.

Enjoy a guided meditation lying comfortably on the yoga mat, while listening to the sounds of the guitar, drum, singing bowl and songs.

Healing and soothing songs & chants in Spanish, English, Sanskrit and Swedish.

$15 for Pampamisayoc students
$20 for non-students

Limited seats, book 3 days ahead for a 10% discount.

Saturday, July 9. 6-7 PM, 17 – 51 Mariscal Lamar between Octavio Cordero and Miguel Heredia., Cuenca.

Frida Strandberg: +593 98 545 2054

Learn to flow with the Rhythm of Nature – Taoism Workshop

Peace and Harmony is within your reach.

Taoism Workshop – Fundamental concepts and relationship with Qigong.

“The wise man is one who knows what he does not know.” ~Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching.

During this workshop you will be introduced to the basic concepts and philosophy of Taoism.


Fun! Laughter! Cribbage!

Cuenca Cribbage on Tuesdays and you are invited.

Come join us at 2 PM every Tuesday for Cribbage at The Coffee Shop.
We play 2 to 5 PM (mas o menos).

The Coffee Shop is on Primero de Mayo between Felipe Segundo and Carlos V in the Efificio Vista del Rio.

Beginner? We’ll happily teach you. Long time, no play? We’ll provide a refresher. A Cribbage pro? Some of us don’t mind losing.

We have crib boards and cards so don’t worry about it. Just come and have a good time.

See you there,

Tuesdays 2 to 5 PM, free, Primero de Mayo between Felipe Segundo and Carlos V, Cuenca.

Ruth Bennett:

Saturday Fun Day with movies, tickets – Wednesday 29th.

Cuenca Car Share is sponsoring Saturday Fun Day with movies for charity to support Cuenca English Lions Club.

Let’s go to the movies! We will be showing Jurassic World Dominion on Saturday, July 9th at 10 AM at Batan Shopping Theater. Be sure to arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes before showtime to get the best seats doors open at 9:30 AM.


YapaFest 2022 is coming

You may be familiar with the word yapa. When shopping a local mercado, a vendor with often give you a little more than you expected. That little extra is yapa. Yapa is a Quichua word meaning to give a little extra, and yapa can refers to both material and immaterial things. It is spring in Ecuador and it is time for us as a community to join together to enjoy a day in the outdoors and give a little extra… our attention to the arts.


The values of the I Ching – Book of Changes – study group

“No community can survive without a dependable source of pure water. In a similar way, human beings cannot survive without a reliable source of spiritual nourishment. In fact, we need two wells: an external source of guidance, such as the I Ching, and an internal source of guidance, which must be our own good character …”

Are you interested in learning more about the I Ching, and how it can guide you through life?


Apartment for sale in Puertas del Sol

Brand-new 6-story building in a safe and beautiful area.

Apartment is on the 5th floor, has 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, large living area and kitchen, laundry room and terrace.
Will be finished in September, 2022. Parking for 2 cars.

Few minutes away from Supermarket Supermaxi, Hotel Oro Verde, River Tomebamba, soccer field, and to Bilingual school Particular Educational Center Santa Ana.

Price: $155,000

Address: Los Nogales y Av. Ordoñez Lasso, Cuenca.

Semi furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1656348011

I am the owner, Jimena Mancera: 099 867 7986

3-bedroom condo close to Ciudadela de los Arquitectos, Rio Machangara

Directly across the street of the Rio Machangara in a gated community, this safe two-story condo is perfect for families and those who wish for a relaxing place by natural scenery of Cuenca. The gated community includes shops, playgrounds with courts, parking spot, and 24-hour security. 

The ground floor has the kitchen, dining area, guest bathroom, living room. 
Top floor includes three bedrooms, full bathroom, and laundry room area. 

Address: Condominio Buenaventura, Parque de la Ciudadela de los Arquitectos, Cuenca, Azuay. 

Unfurnished, $73.000 negotiable, Pets are allowed. 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1656197865 

I am the owner, Porfirio: 099 731 6462

Help needed for Genesis Gonzalez

My best friend, Genesis Gonzalez, was rushed to the hospital and they found blood clots in her lungs. She is hospitalized for at least 5 days as she needs constant oxygen.

Please donate if you can. Any amount will help. She has a new baby just over a month old as well as a 6-year-old.

Please share and or donate if you can please!

Marla Crosbie: 099 878 9779. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for police grade whistles

Does anyone know where in Cuenca I can find a good-quality police-grade whistle?

Please leave a text or email message.

Thanks so much.

Alice E Mendell: 098 752 9322 WhatsApp. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Relaxing in-home 60 minute massage reduces stress

Rejuvenation Home Massage of Cuenca understands the mental and physical challenges we face in our lives daily, today reducing stress promotes better health and well–being. Massage is a natural way to reduce these tensions and have a positive effect on other common health conditions:


Looking for a queen-size bed

Looking for a queen-size bed. Please send pictures over WhatsApp. Also for a duvet, sheets.

Roxi: 096 904 0914. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Beautiful and vintage Momoyama fine china for sale

Beautiful and vintage Momoyama fine china Kyoto made in Japan.
Momoyama Kyoto style white china service with gold trim, burnt orange and dark blue flowers. 12 place setting.

Sale Price $350 Neg.

Email Debra to schedule a look see.

Debra Lynn: .

City: Cuenca

Bernan’s Home Canned Foods

Here at Bernan’s Home Canned Foods our pantry is almost full of most of your favorite foods. We have been lucky during the protests to find the ingredients we need, however we have run out of Salsa Verde and whole kernel corn. Most of our items are foods that you can’t find here and have a shelf life of at least 2 years.


Abstract oil painting

Greatly admired in my home after being exhibited in the studio of Cuencano Master Artist, Gustavo. Gustavo is known worldwide and has exhibited in South America, Israel and the US among others.

Eleven years ago, this painting was priced at $1200. Due to totally unexpected medical bills, I am selling this masterpiece for $600.


Moving sale- last of the items to be sold

Kitchen items, Oster digital toaster oven, 2 bottles of witch hazel, woman’s clothing – size small, shoes and boots – size 8, nail polish, laundry bags, and other household and personal items.

Everything priced to sell!


Robyn: 098 643 3105.

City: Cuenca

$95 Armani Code for women eau de parfum

Brought back 2 bottles of Armani Code for women eau de parfum
from the States, but can’t wear it.

Photos available upon request.

Email to set up a time to purchase

Perfume: .

City: Cuenca

Daddies Brown Sauce 400g

2 unopened bottles of Daddies Brown Sauce. I understand you Britt’s love this stuff. Well, here you go. I have another bottle opened and I will keep that one for when and if I ever figure out how to use it.

$8 per bottle.

Maybe you can celebrate Wimbledon with strawberries, eggs and daddies or whatever you guys do with it. I hate to see them sit there all lonely and stuff.

Bill Fox: .

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Aleppo, designer and producer of furniture

Do not hesitate to call Aleppo for your custom design work. Yesterday, Fernando and his lovely wife and partner delivered on time exactly what we had ordered to our specifications. This is the 2nd time we have used their services and not the last time. They designed a desk for me yesterday, exactly what I was looking for and it will be here in 2 weeks. They are professional, reasonable and excellent workers.

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

Contact information:

Recommended by Suzanne Condy:

Recommendation for CATSA Travel, travel agency

Due to so many flight cancellations around the world many people who have booked their flights on-line are having trouble reaching agents to help them reschedule their flights or to just get information.

CATSA Travel are receiving many calls from these people for help! Keep in mind, when you use a local travel agent they are with you during you entire trip to help with any problems and it is always a plus to support local owned businesses.

Contact Bryan Vidal at Catsa Travel (English Spoken)

Address: Av. 12 de Abril y José Peralta Edf. Paseo del Puente Ofc. 5

Contact information: 099 492 3033

Recommended by Gary A Sisk:

Facilitator and transportation

Facilitator and transportation
Dear Expat Community,

My name is Orlando Sigüenza, I have been working with the expat community for over nine years.

My services include:


Does your child need help with reading, writing, or math?

I taught for 25 years in the USA. I will teach any age student and have taught hundreds of students to read, write, and master math.

I hold teaching certificates in English, science, and social studies and a master’s degree in Educational Research and Psychology, as well as degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.

I can address whatever skills or content you or your student need. I have experience with young children to graduate students. My teaching fee is negotiable depending upon the task.

I am fully vaccinated and will work with you in-person or online.



WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

PM Emergency Button, by Punto Medico S.A.

It is a professional emergency care service and home emergencies for:
* Older adults
* People who live alone
* Dependent or Vulnerable Persons
* People who wish to have the service
Just press the SOS button on our device for 5 seconds and you will be attended immediately


Andres Perez
098 128 3135

Red Tag Moving Company has happy, happy customers

Our testimonials speak for themselves. Just check out our countless reviews right here on GringoPost!

We are professional local movers who are punctual, consciousness of your budget, and always fully accountable. We guarantee no thievery, no breakage and no mishaps whatsoever within our control.


Recommendation for Berenice studio, hair salon

Great place for cuts and facials!
Very reasonable in price
Vicky does speak English
I highly recommend it!

Address: Miguel Cordero Davila and Paucabamba

Contact information:

Recommended by Margo bullock: 098 459 2179

Home help care- lymphatic drainage massage

Lymphatic drainage massage, also known as manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), is a type of gentle massage that encourages the lymph fluids to circulate through the body.

The lymphatic system helps remove toxins, and improved circulation can help with a number of conditions, including:


HomeHelpCare- Are you looking to boost your energy and immune system?

There are numerous benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy, some of which include boosting your energy levels, helping your immune system operate efficiently, and a quick way to consume high levels of vitamins that your body needs.

With IV Vitamin Therapy, you can experience an increased sense of wellness. Wellness includes not just your physical health, but your mental health as well.


New moon – Women’s Circle

This Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4PM, I am hosting our new moon in Cancer circle. This is for women who would like to explore astrology, meditation, breath work, and journaling in a safe space that is designed for connection, sharing, and thoughtful reflection.

Cost is $10 and includes a snack and tea.

Viejo Camino a Turi y Primero de Mayo

Aubree Jeanne
099 255 6981

Professional carpet cleaning and handyman

Professional carpet cleaning and upholstery steam 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:


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.

Gran Colombia – Cuenca

Juan Carlos

Cat Scratch Kitchen / saving time and money in the kitchen

Have you been stuck indoors lately? Can’t get out to satisfy all your cravings. We have a new video out that might help you calm the sweet tooth craving. All about Hot Fudge. Super easy and simple to make in just minutes. If you haven’t had a chance to come check out our channel yet now is as good a time as any. You will find the new video and a classic in the “Cream of Anything” soup mix that everyone has loved. We post a new video every Monday. Stop by and hit the subscribe button so you won’t miss any new content we publish on the channel. Look forward to seeing you there,

Justin Rogers

La Yunta, still open until further notice

We still have gas and food. Of course, fish and chips.

And the best…we still have wine and beer.

See you soon,


Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Sole Riquetti
098 945 6551

Tapiceria Moderna reupholstery services and furniture repair

Our skilled upholsterers at tapicería Moderna can save your old furniture and reupholster it to become a renewed work of art.
We take every piece down to the bare frame and rebuild it, we can redesign all types of furniture.
We specialize in furniture restoration. We repair your antique furniture to its original state.
We offer you quality work.

Our services:


Driver facilitator and transportation

Looking for an experienced and reliable English-speaking driver?

With more than 20 years as a professional driver touring Ecuador and with 13 years of experience as a national tour guide knowing the beautiful places of Ecuador.


Café Del Río

Do you want to have a good weekend? Café Del Río, invites you away from the noise and pollution, with a good atmosphere, two minutes from Cuenca tennis and golf club through the Yanuncay tourist biocorridor, you can enjoy a delicious coffee, hot chocolate with humitas, tamales, meat empanadas and cheese, desserts such as carrot cake, fig cake, cheese cake or a coffee with homemade bread with cream from grandma’s farm, a blackberry shake, strawberry shake, juices all made at home with organic products.


Coiffures Salon

We are stylists who will help you transform yourself from head to toe in a way that makes you feel fabulous. With 20+ of experience US certificate in the beauty industry, educated in many diverse styles: short or long, curly or chemically treated, color, and makeup for special events. We look forward to seeing you.

For appointments, please reach out to my phone number or email to my assistant Celeste.

Presidente Cordova 8-34 y Luis Cordero (next to restaurant “El Paraiso”)

Miryam Quezada
099 995 8980