Professional guitar repair and modifications

Guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo repair. Professional, reliable and guaranteed work. I am now located in El Centro close to park Calderon.
Parts, strings. Over forty-years’ experience. WhatsApp 097 952 0634


John Marshall
097 952 0634

Ana Luisa Spanish Classes, May 17th, Join us

Classes run from May 17th to July 2nd. Join us for a seven-week program based on the Oral Approach Method to develop conversation skills using an innovative story-based method that puts fun back into learning. Read easy Spanish novels and personalize the information. Classes involve students in cultural activities.

All levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes will be done online by ZOOM.
Each class meets twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes over a 7 weeks period. In a total of 17.5 hours of classes.
Tuition $100.
To determine your level, please take the exam by clicking on the link.
Contact us to sign up or to access more information.

Bernardo de Legardo y Miguel de Santiago

Ana Luisa Alvarracin
099 835 8680

Transpo Ecuador

Hi, I’m Jon and I drive a four-place truck that takes all your luggage to or from Cuenca/Guayaquil for $95. I can also do day trips to Chordeleg, Ingapirca, Giron, Vilcabamba.

Let’s book Transpo

Bolivar 6-40 Cuenca

Jon Labouef
098 494 9008

Discount day in Eloy Alfaro pharmacy

Hello Everyone,

My name is Robert Benavides and I want to invite you this Thursday, May 6 to get a special discount on all your medicines. It will be a pleasure to serve you. I can deliver in all the city and you can pay with your credit card. Please let me know all your questions and i will be happy to answer.

Roberto Benavidez
Eloy Alfaro Pharmacy

Ordoñez Lasso Avenue and Álamos next to the gas station

Roberto Benavides
099 563 2090

Best lodge in the Amazon, 50% off until June 2021

Best lodge in Ecuadorian Amazon 50% off

The best Lodge of the Ecuadorian Rainforest offers special prices until June 30, 2021:
Sacha Lodge

This rate includes: accommodation, all meals, private guides:
4 nights/ 5 days: $690 p/p in double room & $790 for single room
3 nights/ 4 days: $590 p/p in double room & $690 for single room

*5 days program starts on Mondays or Thursdays
*4 days program stars on Fridays

Includes: Accommodation in Air Conditioning First Class Cabins, all meals, transfer from and to Coca to the Lodge, coffee, tea, purified water unlimited, Visit to the unique and only observation tower, suspension bridge, night walks and the most important customized private program with a Naturalist Native Guide in Spanish.
(additional price for English Guide applies)

For information: Angela Hally: WhatsApp 099 251 9679

Coca, Orellana Province

Angela Hally
099 251 9679

Sol Guzmán Integral Aesthetics, massage therapy

Sol Guzmán Integral Aesthetics offers a number of services to improve your health and well-being:

• Post surgical drainage
• Reduction of measures
• Buttock lift treatment
• Decontracting massages
• Anti cellulite treatment
• Facial Cleansing + High frequency

I am highly trained and certified as a nursing assistant, auxiliary nurse, operating room nurse, cosmetologist, and massage therapist.

Relaxing aromatherapy massages offered in the comfort of your home. I comply with all biosafety protocols because your safety and well-being is my priority.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact via email or WhatsApp at 096-189-4279 or email

Av. Hurtado de Mendoza y Altasana

Solanyi Guzman
096 189 4279

Today, we offer you the best beef in town

Thanks to you all, our customers and friends for the great reception you have given to the Amazon beef we now offer weekly. Your votes have earned for Nunkui the GringoPost title of best butchered beef of 2021. This makes us proud and helps us to continue providing you a superior quality, chemical free meat. Your support helps the momentum for actions to reduce the impact of livestock on the Amazon through silvopasture and ecological conservation using biological corridors.

Today we have tenderloin and steak, available for pick up at the shop or free home delivery

Nunkui hours. Monday to Friday: from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. and from 2:30 to 6 P.M.

WhtasApp: 099 586 7670

“Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolívar 13-86 and Estévez de Toral.

Paul Sanchez

Blinds and curtains. Tymarq creative home, home delivery

We are Tymarq creative home. We make curtains and blinds. We give you a free estimate and bring you the catalog, with sanitary precautions and guaranteed service.

– Construction and interior design prices from 4,50 m2
– Curtains and blinds to measure prices from $19 m2
– Maintenance and repair
– Home automation and motor systems
– Wallpaper
– 3D Panels
– Synthetic grass and vertical garden
– Carpets wall to wall
– Floating floor

** Check the fanpage:

Luis Cordero 10-21 and Gran Colombia

Andrea Carrion
093 909 3911

Mother’s Day at Nunkui gallery shop

Nunkui gallery shop is a space filled with art and culture where you can find the perfect gift to express your love while at the same time contribute to the preservation of the culture, traditions, and natural resources of more than 25 indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

We and all the artisans who are part of the Nunkui project, thank you for your visit and support to this project as despite the difficulties arising from the health emergency and the pressure from the mining and petroleum industries, we remain convinced that it is possible to reconnect, respect and live in harmony with nature.

Nunkui hours: Monday to Friday, from 9:30 AM to 1 PM and from 2:30 to 6 PM.

WhatsApp: 099 586 7670

“Casa San Sebastián”. Simón Bolívar 13-86 and Estévez de Toral.

Paul Sanchez:

Need help with your home workouts?

We know the struggle of trying to work out by yourself, ether time, knowledge or motivational wise, it is hard to get started. That’s why we are here to offer our services in everything related to physical care and health wellness. We are willing to provide you: – Physical Rehabilitation.– Physical training (based in the functional workout method).– Therapeutic massage. All these services in the comfort of your home. Home Visit. Monday to Saturday (previous appointment) Carlos Cabeza: 096 292 7668

Home visit

Carlos Cabeza

Luvimar Gourmet Market in-store shopping and deliveries

Hello everybody, I hope you’re doing amazing. First, I wanted to tell you that Luvimar’s website is up and running again under its new, more robust hosting. So, you can go to now.

Export quality seafood, aged cheese, wine, Asian products, chocolates, nuts, diverse types of bacon, sausages and meats, and much more at Luvimar Gourmet Market.
It’s a small store, but big in love.

– Friendly bilingual service (English and Spanish).
– Delivery available.
– I accept cash, credit cards, bank transfer and payments through the PayPhone App. To use the PayPhone app, just register any credit card, local or international. Search for my business by typing the name in the business directory and type the amount to pay, or I can send you a payment link with the amount. It’s a great option for remote payments if I’m sending your products via delivery service and you don’t have the cash on hand.

Did I tell you I don’t increase the price if you pay with credit card?

Have a great day.

Luis Moreno Mora #5-85, Between Nicanor Aguilar & Roberto Crespo Toral (Half a block from the Rione Hotel. Yellow house with big yellow garage door and big blue sign)

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

Attorney – Translator

I’m a fluent English-speaking attorney, and I can help you with legal issues such as: legal documents, end of life documents, wills, notary procedures, 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 and Presidente Córdova

Javier Munoz
099 582 0754


Hi. I´m Adrian. I am offering to shop groceries and anything you need at the store of your choice (Supermaxi, Coral, Pharmacy, others). Standard order (bill until $25) you pay $2.50 per service. Order over $26 you pay 10% of the total of the bill. Additional tips are welcome.


098 227 6778

Escape to Paradise in Sigsig

Confinement days at El Barranco Hostería, a hotel offering a little piece of paradise located 1.5 hours from Cuenca, in the small and beautiful town of Sigsig. During this time of greater restrictions, our hostelry provides soul-restoring tranquility and relaxation.

El Barranco Hostería has a bar and restaurant. One large pool and one small to relax or for the little ones, sauna / steam bath that will ease your worries. We are a hotel that accepts pets.
The whole experience will awaken your senses. We are located on the Santa Barbara riverbank and from any area of this paradise will experience beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, sounds of the babbling river, native bird chants and natural flora scents.

During these new restrictions, you can stay in our quiet paradise.

Check in Friday
Check out Monday
Our special rates during this time are valid until Monday, May 17th:

– Honeymoon Suite: $170 for three nights that includes breakfast for two and installation use
– Family room: $170 for three nights that includes four-person breakfast and use of facilities
– Standard Bedroom: $130 for three nights which includes breakfast for two and facility use.

Calle Paseo Zhingate s/n Sector Puente Jerusalen A 200 Metros De La Palya De Zhingate, Sigsig 010950 Ecuador

Luis Arcentalez
098 691 1715

C&C Lawyers

If you have any legal problem with any public or private institution. Do you have any questions about how to process a legal document in Ecuador? We can advise you on your visa processing, rental contracts, real state, SRI, SENAE, IESS. We can help you, just contact us.
Free consultation

Ave. Paucarbamba 3-23 y Los Fresnos esquina.

099 005 3629

El Mundo Orgánico’s May Gran Feria – May 29th

Because of the recent quarantine restrictions, we have had to change the date of our Gran Feria from Saturday, May 15th, to Saturday May 29th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Also, during this time, we will be taking “Build-Your-Own Basket” orders for deliveries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Now, in addition to El Mundo Orgánico’s wide selection of beautiful, freshly-picked organic vegetables and natural fruits for your Build-Your-Own Basket for home delivery, El Mundo Orgánico has a wide selection of nuts and dried fruits.


Almonds (1/2 lb., $3.50 or 1 lb., $6.75)
Brazil Nuts (1/2 lb., $3.75 or 1 lb., $7.25)
Cashews (1/2 lb., $5.50 or 1 lb., $10.50)
Hazelnuts (1/2 lb., $5 or 1 lb., $9)
Macadamia Nuts (1/2 lb., $7.00 or 1 lb. $13.50)
Pecans (1/2 lb., $6.50 or 1 lb. or 1 lb., $12.50)
Pistachios (1/2 lb., $5.50 or 1 lb., $9.50)
Walnuts (1/2 lb., $2.25 or 1 lb., $4.25)

“Dried Fruits”

Shredded Coconut (1/2 lb., $1.75 or 1 lb., $3.50)
Cranberries (1/2 lb., $2.25 or 1 lb., $4.50)
Prunes (1/2 lb., $1.30 or 1 lb., $2.50)
Apricots (1/2 lb., $3.25 or 1 lb., $6.50)
Raisins (1/2 lb., $.65 or 1 lb., $1.25)
White Raisins (1/2 lb., $2.25 or 1 lb., $2.40)
Dates (1/2 lb., $3 or 1 lb., $5.50)

To ensure you receive the freshest produce possible, we do not carry fruits and vegetables in our store. Our produce will be freshly picked on the morning you plan to pick up your order or the day your order is to be delivered.

We also carry a plethora of other vegan, vegetarian, sugar-free, lactose-free and gluten-free products, goat and cow’s milk cheeses, real Roquefort bleu cheese salad dressing, pickles, prepared horseradish, organic chicken, grass-feed beef cuts, tasty pork products (bacon, bacon bits, sausages, ham, pulled pork and ham hocks), and so much.

Our list of non-food items includes such products as hand, face and body lotions, shampoos and conditioners, hand and body soaps, antiseptics, castor oil, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpastes and biodegradable paper and plastic products, such as paper towels, toilet paper, paper towels, and small, medium and large size trash bags.

Our current “Product List and Pricing”—much too long to provide here—and our “Ordering Instructions” are available on the Home Page of our website ( (Forgive us! Our other website pages are still “under construction” as we add more and more products).

For your convenience, you may text or email us your fruit and veggie order at least 1 day before you plan to visit our store, and we will have it ready for you when you arrive. Or, we will be happy to deliver any of the products we sell. Orders for less than $17 will incur a $3 delivery charge, but there is no deliver charge for orders for more than $17.

Can’t find what you are looking for on our “Product List”? Just drop us a text (093 906 2640) or email us ( with a description, quantity and size of your needed product, and we will try to find it for you. That includes products for both you and your pets.

Have a great day,

Francisco Cisneros y Autopista Via Cuenca-Molleturo-Naranjal (also known as “Enrique Arízaga Toral”)

Armando Espinoza

093 906 2640

New Oxygeneo super-facial with introductory price.

New, from RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra. Let your skin breathe with OxyGeneo ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In three steps, this ultimate facial treatment:

1 Attracts oxygen from within the skin to encourage skin renewal,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 Gently exfoliates dead skin cells and improves the skin’s texture while preparing it for active
ingredients absorption,⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3 Nourishes and soothes the skin to promote long-lasting results.

US price $200. Ecuador $70. Introductory price just $59.

We invite you to click the link to view the video -first post- on our Facebook page then book using one of the messaging buttons in the About section.

Please like our page and check all our videos, great reviews, informational posts, photos and full menu of services in the photos section including a relaxing massage, deep tissue massage, facials, permanent eyelash curling, micro-needling, antiaging, waxing, lymphatic drainage and more.

You get a safe, professional experience with each visit to our lovely spa inside Mercy´s Alta Salon. Alejandra worked in a top Guayaquil spa for many years. And she uses biosafe protocols including a mask and facial protector and disinfects her spa after each client visit.

We speak English. Gift cards are available. Discounts available for packages of multiple sessions. Just a short walk from el Centro. We accept cash, debit and credit cards (+ processing charge for cards). Special offers are available only if performed at RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra´s location. Not accepting new in-home clients.

Mercy¨s Alta Peluquería in the Kawsay Building at Ave. Paucarbamba 361, Cuenca

WhatsApp Message +593 99 101 5477

Professional carpet cleaning

No matter what has happened to your carpet, chances are that we can help you get it looking good again. 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
Area rug cleaning
Upholstery cleaning

We are fluent in English. Reasonable rates. Call now for a free estimate.


Handyman services

Ciudadela Kennedy

Henry Rojas
099 531 6785

Gold, gold, gold

There are several ½ ounce 1/10 ounce Inca Mint coins for sale. Price: Kitco asking spot price. If you are thinking of diversifying or accumulating more gold, now is the time. Seldom does this much gold come onto the market. Acting as representative for sellers for security reasons. Please contact me to arrange pick up or delivery in the Cuenca/Azogues area. Don’t miss this opportunity.

Tyrone: 098 402 6399.

City: Cuenca

Silver rounds

I have 30 1 oz silver rounds for sale at $3 over spot uncirculated.

Ted Humphrey: .

City: Cuenca

Gold round for sale

$20 Liberty head double eagle 1 oz. in perfect condition, for sale.

Gary: .

City: Cuenca

Camera And Lenses For Sale

I find that I do not use these cameras any longer. I would like them to find a nice home here in Cuenca with someone that can use them as intended.

Brand Type Model…………….SELL…NEW-PRICE
Sony Camera RX100………..$300………$898
Canon Camera 7DM2………..$800………2298
Canon Flash 580EX II……….$200………$499 w/ diffuser
Canon Remote TC-80N3………$35
Canon Angle Finder C………..$250
Canon GPS GP-E2…….……$250
Canon Teleconverter 1.4X….$300
Canon Extension Tubes……..$70
Canon Extension Tubes……..$70
Canon Lens 24-105 f4….…..$450….$1164
Canon Lens 50 f1.8…………..$75
Canon Lens 100-400
……..f4.5-5.6 II IS…………..$1600….$2399
Canon Lens 100 f2.8 macro…$700….$1139
Canon Lens 16-35 f2.8…….$850….$1039
Tamron Lens 16-300……….$325………..reduced sensor (for 7D)
Tamron Lens 28-300……….$425
Tokina Lens 11-16 f2.8…….$425 …………reduced sensor (for 7D)

Please contact me on WhatsApp — 099 522 1316
or email.


City: Cuenca

Living room furniture, wooden console and Ibanez electric bass

Beautiful and comfortable living room furniture in excellent condition and washable fabric, little time of use, 5 pieces: A large sofa, a medium sofa, two individual sofas and a coffee table all for $400. Beautiful solid wood console with a large mirror $150 Ibanez electric bass plus high impact case and amp in excellent condition all for $450.

Lisa: 098 573 4741.

City: Cuenca

Blood pressure monitor, bedside table, hair dryers, headphones, etc.

Downsizing: Bedside table in excellent condition purchased from Colineal $75.
Blood pressure monitor, size small $20
Wire file rack $20
15 beautiful glass fish plates $1/piece
Choice of hair dryer $10 each
Panasonic head phones $10
Bladeless fan $10
Set of 4 white decorative utensils $10.

Nancy Clevenger: 098 364 9010.

City: Cuenca

We have a stock of 26 colors of certified kn95 masks for your choice

We have a stock of 26 colors of certified kn95 masks for your choice. More KN95 mask colors have arrived. With the same quality and of course, with the lowest prices on the market. 5 masks have a cost of $5. 10 masks are $9 and 20 masks are only $15. We now have 26 colors of your choice. So, we also have masks with unique and original designs for the whole family. To send designs, colors, send me a WhatsApp at 099 880 3689 and we will send you the complete catalog. Remember that every day we make home deliveries in Cuenca without additional surcharge

Silvia: 099 880 3689.

City: Cuenca

Beautiful, unique hanging plants

These plants are self-contained, and do not require pots. They grow in a moss-based medium and only need to be watered once a week. We offer a wide variety of plants growing in this medium: You can customize your own using succulents and many other plants of your choosing. Place them wherever your imagination takes you to bring harmony and beauty into your home. Dress them up in any way that pleases you by incorporating them into your own mobile.

Contact Magy Pena at or 099 514 0974

City: Cuenca

Unique, beautiful chair for sale

Selling this beautiful brand-new and modern chair, very comfortable, unique style and excellent fabric with anti fluids and stain resistant fabric. Price $345

Andre: 099 809 9146.

City: Cuenca

Mindo chocolate now at Cuencashop

Bars of chocolate $4.95 each
Bars of Chocolate Pure 85%
50g Bars of Chocolate Pure 77%
50g Bars of Chocolate Pure 67%
50g Bars of Chocolate 77%
50g Barras de Chocolate 77%
50g Bars of Chocolate 77%
50g Bars of Chocolate 67%
Bars of Chocolate 67%
50g Gotas de Chocolate $9.75 each bag
Gotas de Chocolate Puro 85%
200g Gotas de Chocolate Puro 77%
200g Gotas de Chocolate Puro 67%
200g Gotas de Chocolate 77%
200g Gotas de Chocolate 77%
200g Gotas de Chocolate 67%
Gotas de Chocolate 67%
200g Cacao honey 225 ml $5.75
Ginger Honey 225 ml $4.75
BBQ sauce 225 ml $6.75

Come and stock up.

Gab: 099 534 6050.

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Nebraska Furniture Cleaning Service

Fredy Delgado from Nebraska had been recommended to me by a friend and I recently needed to have my sofa and area rug cleaned so I called Fredy (he speaks English) and made an appointment for the next morning to have my sofa and area rug cleaned. Fredy showed up a few minutes before his appointed time with his cleaning equipment and his helper. They were both very courteous and moved the items to our terrace to avoid any mess in our apartment. After the items were cleaned, the sofa was moved back into the apartment and they left a large fan in the room to help the furniture dry quickly. It didn’t take long for everything to dry and we were able to sit on the sofa that same evening to watch TV. I highly recommend Fredy for all of your furniture, rugs, and carpeting needs. Fredy responds quickly to WhatsApp messages.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 093 937 9979

Recommended by Annette Basso:

Recommendation for Jenny Salinas, in-home mani/pedis

Jenny provides outstanding pedicures at home comparable to any spa pedicure in any salon. She also provides great manicures and acrylic nail applications at home.

Address: In your home

Contact information: 098 596 4967

Recommended by Nancy Hofmeister:

Recommendation for Vicki Andrade at Berenice, nails, pedis, hair

Vicki is back from the US and she has moved her salon to the Work Center. No more stairs to get a pedicure.

I use her services primarily for my acrylic nails. I used several others before I found Vicki and have only taken a break wen she was in the US. I have very problem nails and really need acrylic nails for the health of my hands.

Her address and phone number are new.

I think she has before and after pics of my hands on her FBG page or will soon.

Address: Work Center, Miguel Cordero Davila local #2 y Ave Paucarbamba,

Contact information: 098 459 2179

Recommended by Nancy Hofmeister:

Recommendation for Bodhi’s smoked brisket (pastrami), food delivery

I just tried Bodhi’s hickory and apple wood smoked pastrami and it was fantastic. i got the pound thin sliced, and it was lean and tasty; no fat wastage in the whole pound. I made sandwiches with the sourdough and sauerkraut from Tienda Nectar. I got 4 whopping sandwiches with some trimmings I nibbled on while toasting the bread. I’m thinking of trying the pork but will probably just get the pastrami again.

Contact information: 096 900 7688

Recommended by Ken, Tienda Nectar:

Mexican breakfasts

We at Kolibri Restaurant are having traditional Mexican breakfasts for the whole month of May, 2021. Between 8 and 11 AM from Wednesdays to Sundays you can enjoy our delicious dishes.

We are just half a block away from Santo Domingo’s train station, inside Hotel Carvallo at the Gran Colombia st.

All May from 8 to 11 AM, Gran Colombia 9-52 between Padre Aguirre and Benigno Malo Sts.

Josue: 099 269 9659

Mother’s day at La Yunta

We can’t open Sunday but we can celebrate mama any day this week at La Yunta.

Come to enjoy a delicious meal

We open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM

We have a fantastic menu for Mother’s Day including Coconut shrimp, Salmon, Filet steak, Risotto, Cheesecake, Apple strudel


Thursday, 6 May, Ave 1 de Mayo entre Ave Las Americas y Fray Gaspar de Carvajal

Thomas Gould: 098 945 6551

Calvo & Co’s May special has finally arrived

Calvo & Co.’s May special has arrived.
Our version of the world famous In n´Out Double-Double hamburger.
Double 90 grs. ground beef Patty.
Double slices of cheddar cheese.
Homemade Bacon.
Fresh Lettuce.
Tomato slices.
Fresh bleached onion rings.
Homemade pickles.
Our version of the thousand island sauce.
Served on milk bread.
Accompanied by French fries or side salad.

From today and throughout the month of May it will be available to come to eat at the restaurant or for you to send it home.

From Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Los Álamos 343 y Arrayan.

Jose: 095 879 3723

Working towards a better food industry

At last someone has written a book on how our (USA) food industry makes people sick.
Here is a quote: Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco, has written a number of excellent books about health. His latest, “Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine” goes deep into the details of how changes in our food supply have damaged our metabolic health. (The created term “metabolical” is actually a portmanteau of the words “metabolic” and “diabolical.”)

“I wrote it because nothing else has worked,” Lustig says. “Part of the problem is this is such a complicated issue. There are too many stakeholders and you have to find a method for making everyone happy. Until you do, you can’t solve it.

There is a way to actually solve this, [but] every stakeholder, whether it be the patient, the doctor, the food company, the insurance industry, the medical profession, Wall Street and Congress … has to understand the same thing. They all have to be working off the same set of facts. You see what happens when you don’t work off the same set of facts.

So, my job was to put all of this in one volume so that everyone had access to the same information, and then we can go from there. I lay out in the book what the argument for fixing the entire food system is, and how everyone can benefit from it, even the food industry.”

The present time is now for education to begin, Let’s have a conversation in Ecuador about staying healthy

Suzanne Cerny:

Double D’s Menu for the week of May 10

This menu brings you four brand new recipes. Both mains feature wide pasta tubes filled with either chicken and spinach or spinach and mushrooms and baked in a creamy white sauce. For those of you who loved our Tiramisu trifles from the bygone, safe fair days, we’re combining those with our ooey, gooey brownies. If chocolate isn’t for you, the other sweet is two thin buttery cookies filled with strawberry jam. As a reminder, both mains are fully cooked and ready for you to enjoy right away or to freeze and eat at a later time.

Chicken and Spinach Cannelloni: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Spinach and Mushroom Cannelloni: $25 (6-8 servings); $19 (4-5 servings)
Tiramisu Brownies: $3 each
Italian Sandwich Cookies: $6/half-dozen

Orders are due by 3 PM on Tuesday, May 11. 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, May 13 or 14 between 9 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—some every week—since we started our casseroles, soups, and salads last March. 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 9 AM – 2 PM, Agustín Cueva 3-56 y Honorato Loyola, #201 (1.5 blocks from Clínica Santa Inés Emergency entrance)

Double Ds Delights: 096 802 2545 (Spanish and English) Facebook: Double D’s Delights Cuenca

Nathaly Vivas chef, we cook your favorite food, weekly service

Hi Everyone, My name is Nathaly Vivas. I am a chef. I offer you my chef services at home.

~We cook your favorite food at home~

Thinking about you we have new prices for our service, if you have been interested in our service you can contact us again to know our new options. We think you’ll love this.

My services consist of:

I design your menu with American/Asian/Mediterranean/European/Latin American food or what you want to eat. I make your shopping list and, if you prefer, I can do the shopping for you. Guaranteeing your economy.

I can cook for you, all week, meals once a week.

Cook in a special event and so your guests can enjoy a delicious meal.

I make all kinds of food: vegan, vegetarian, I have special knowledge is food for diabetics.

Normal or sugar free desserts.

Every day. I live in Downtown; Juan Jaramillo and Benigno Malo

Nathaly Vivas: 098 770 7372

Promotion cinnamon rolls

Promotion for this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: for the purchase of 6 large or medium cinnamon rolls we will give you 1 and if you buy 12 cinnamon rolls we will give you 2. Also, we offer delicious carrot cake with walnuts and raisins.

Note: Our products are made at the time of order. Please anticipate at least 3 hours before. Carrot Cake (8cmx12cm)

4 medium rolls $3
6 medium rolls $4.50
8 medium rolls $5.50
12 medium rolls $8
4 large rolls $3.50
6 large rolls $5
8 large rolls $6.50
12 large rolls $9

*Delivery $1.50

From Thursday to Sunday, Cuenca

Aile: 096 759 8458

Negroni’s Mother’s Day Menu

There is no role in life that is more essential than that of motherhood.

In Negroni we want to celebrate every mother in Cuenca. That’s why we created a fascinating menu for them:

Mother’s will enjoy:
-Peruvian Corvina Ceviche
-Sea and Earth: Filet Mignon in mushroom sauce and Salmon in Hollandaise sauce. With rustic potatoes spinach and asparagus.
-Carrot’s cake

We are open from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 7:30 PM. On weekends we will have a delivery service.

Simón Bolívar and Benigno Malo Street. On the top of Vatex Galleries in Parque Calderón.

Negroni Restaurant: 96 296 2406

Le Petit Jardin celebrates Mother’s Day

This weekend we will be thinking of our mothers and celebrating all they have done for us.

We will be open on Thursday and Friday, noon to 6 PM (final seating), and will be offering home delivery on Thursday to Sunday from noon to 6 PM. So whether you want to celebrate by eating out or in the comfort of home, we have you covered.

Our delivery area is from Gringolandia to Huayna Capac.

Please email us to make a reservation, or to place an order for home delivery.

Thursday to Sunday, from noon until 6 PM, Le Petit Jardin, Calle de las Brevas, San Miguel de Putushi, Cuenca

Giovanni Cambizaca:

Cafe del Museo Mother’s Day menu

Have the best Mother’s Day experience in Café del Museo restaurant. We are glad to invite you to enjoy our special menu:

-Galician Style Octopus
-Beef Filet with Quinoa Rissoto, potatoes and vegetables with vino oporto.
-Chocolate cake

Price: $22
It includes taxes. Price per person.

Come and visit us for enjoying the best dishes by the Tomebamba river.

We are open from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 7:30 PM. Also, on weekends we are working with delivery service from noon to 8 PM

Paseo Tres de Noviembre Street. In front of Tomebamba river.

Cafe del Museo: 99 378 0721

The Mediterranean has come to King Smokehouse

Hola amigos. It is really smoking at King Smokehouse. We have more wonderful, tender, baby lamb ground to perfection for you to enjoy. This week featured recipe is to make the best meatloaf using King Smokehouse lamb. A different taste treat – Mediterranean Meat Loaf.

There is even more tasty news. Corned Beef is here. Felix has a new batch of his scrumptious Corned Beef ready for your enjoyment. Get your order in, call for, of come by so you don’t miss this awesome Corned Beef.

Delivery is always free over $25 so stock up now. Call 096 904 7724 or email Questions? Just give us a shout.

Mediterranean Meat Loaf
½ teaspoon vegetable oil
2 slices dry bread, diced
½ teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed
¼ cup milk
1 pound ground King Smokehouse Lamb
1 egg
4 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon Salsa Ingles
1 tablespoon lemon or lime zest
1 teaspoon each: ground coriander, basil, rosemary, and basil
¾ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup tomato sauce or catsup
5 leaves fresh mint, finely chopped (no mint use thyme +/- 1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan with oil. Place bread and milk in a small bowl. Press bread with a fork to soak up the milk. Combine lamb, egg, garlic, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, lemon zest, coriander, basil, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add soaked bread; discard the leftover milk. Mix with hands until well combined. Transfer meatloaf to the prepared pan. Combine tomato sauce and mint; spread evenly over the meatloaf. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Sandy hint: Line pan with foil and you can remove the meatloaf easily. Serve with roasted potatoes and carrots. Disfrute.

Daily from 11 AM until 6 PM, Coronel Talbot 8-66 y Simon Bolivar

Felix Salinas: 096 904 7724

Mother’s Day in Rosee Izakaya Grill

On Mother’s Day you can celebrate in a different way. In Rosee Izakaya Grill We are glad to invite you to enjoy our special menu:

-Acevichado Rolls (8 rolls)
-Lomo Saltado or Batayaki Salmon. Both with risotto funghi and truffled potatoes.
-Matcha Cheesecake

Price: $25
It includes taxes. Price per person.

Visit us and enjoy our dishes and cocktails, with the quality that identifies us.

We are open from Monday to Friday from noon to 7:30 PM. Also, on weekends we are working with delivery service from noon to 8 PM
Esquina de las Artes. 12 de Abril Avenue and Agustín Cueva Street.

Rosee Izakaya Grill: 093 937 5090

Namaste India Restaurant – dine safely

Visit Namaste India and indulge in diverse food delights you can explore the taste of a varieties of lip-smacking dishes from our extensive menu.

Dine in time: 11 AM to 8 PM
Home delivery: 11 AM to 11 PM

Call WhatsApp :- +593 98 415 4229

Calle Larga 8-81 y Benigno Malo. Cuenca, Ecuador

Namaste India Restaurant:

Paradise Indian Restaurant weekend specials

Paradise is pleased to announce two special meals for the weekend only. Orders may be booked early if you wish. Delivery charge extra.

Family Combo Offer for 4 People – $22.99
* Cauliflower 65
* Paradise Chicken Masala
* Eggplant Tikka
* Aloo Mutter
* Kerala Paratha
* Garlic Naan
* Watermelon Juice

Family Combo for 2 People – $19.99
* Samosa
* Paneer Mutter Masala
* Chicken Tikka Masala
* Coco Naan
* Mint Lime Juice

Special Available for delivery only 10 AM – 9 PM Saturday and Sunday May 8 & 9, Federico Malo 1-160 between 12 de Abril and Tadeo Torres (Parque de la Madre)

Paul Anthony: 098 462 8976 Paradise Indian Restaurant

Origami super Special sushi and more

Today specials:

Hours: 11 AM
Large promotions
Home Shipping *** Free ***

Simple sushi roll
Shrimp Tempura, Tuna, Salmon, Crab, Spicy Sauce.
32 pieces

Option #1

* 8 Shrimp Tempura Roll
Tempura Shrimp, Spicy Sauce, Cucumber, Cream Cheese On Top: Avocado and Tempura Flakes.
* 8 California Roll: Crab, Cucumber, Avocado, Spicy Sauce.
* 8 Origami Roll: Fresh Tuna, Tempura Shrimp, Avocado, Cream Cheese, Cucumber On top Seaweed Salad.

For only $22.99
24 Rolls

Option #2

*10 Kong Kong Roll: Shrimp Tempura, Fresh Spicy Tuna, Avocado, Cream cheese, Cucumber.
* 8 Philadelphia Roll: Salmon, Avocado, Cucumber, Cream Cheese, Spicy Sauce.
* 8 Golden Sushi Roll (Tempura Shrimp, Cucumber, Topped with Salmon and Avocado.
Total: 26 Rolls

Option 3

* 8 Shrimp Tempura/ With Avocado, Cucumber, Cream Cheese
* 5 Spicy Salmon/ With avocado, Cucumber
* 5 spicy Tuna/ With Avocado, Cucumber
* 8 California Roll/ Crab, Cucumber, Avocado, Spicy Sauce.

Total: 26 rolls $22.99

Option #4

* 8 lava roll Salmón Tempura, Cucumber, Spicy Sauce on Top Fresh Tuna and Avocado, Green onions
* 10 Hulk Roll: Shrimp Tempura, Spicy Tuna, Spicy Salmon, Cucumber, Avocado, Cream cheese.
* 8 Shrimp Tempura Roll
Tempura Shrimp, Spicy Sauce, Cucumber, Cream Cheese On Top: Avocado and Tempura Flakes.

Total: 26 rolls for only $24.99

Vegetable Tempura $4
Shrimp Tempura. $6
Combo Tempura. $7.90
Edamame. $2.99
Pork Gyoza. $4.50
Seaweed Salad. $3
Miso soup. $2
Chicken Teriyaki. $7.90
Salmon Teriyaki. $10.99
Vegetable Teriyaki. $5

Super combo special
44 rolls
For only $35.99
For 4 persons
Ask for this special.

May 6th to May 13th 11 AM to 10 PM, Calle Larga 9-34 y Benigno Malo

Eduardo Tacuri: 098 722 6797

Organic products, very good quality

Hello , We greet you from QoriGhee.

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

1 lb raw butter $3
1 lb mozzarella cheese $3.50
1 lb almonds $5.50
1 lb walnuts $5.50
1 lb semisweet cocoa powder $2.50
400 g. of artisan blackberry syrup from Ibarra $4
1 Ghee 200 g $6.50
1 Ghee 400 g $12.50
1 Ghee 550 g $15.50

For purchases over $10 shipping is free

7 AM to 7 PM, Delivery

Daniela Carrasco: 098 146 0912 Instagram Qorighee

How can you be in two places at once? La Mia Go Cheese

Its easy. Pam and La Mia will be their usual station at Cuenca Consignments on Thursday and Friday from 11-2. Craig and La Mia will be at the Jazz Society BBQ and Feria at May 7, Friday 9 AM to 2 PM, Los Cedros y Los Claveles (corner bldg. – one block north of Ordonez Lasso) We will both have a full complement of our goodies including feta, aged cheese, zucchini bread and artisanal licores. Stop by one or the other for free samples or better yet, stop by both. Free samples in both locations

Thursday and Friday 11 AM – 2 PM CC and Friday 9 AM – 2 PM ZS, Isabela and 12 de Abril CC And Los Cedros y Los Claveles Jazz Society

Craig Carothers: 099 128 0415

Greek style gyro sandwiches for $3.50

We started this food service a few weeks ago. We got some good feedback and some not so happy feedback; which is ok! We always welcome feedback though. Thank you to everyone that has tried our gyro sandwiches. It is an attempt to bring a favorite food that was missing from Cuenca. As a token of appreciation for those that supported us and for those that will support us in the future, we are offering for the rest of the week until Sunday lockdown, a special price of only $3.50 per sandwich.

Place your order through email or through WhatsApp 096 263 5078. Delivery costs are extra.

May 6th to May 9th, from 11:30 AM to 6:45 PM, Home Delivery around Cuenca

Giannis Papas

Mother’s Day specials

Fire up the barbecue for specials on Salmon and Moroccan Marquez Sausages. Choose from over 70 items to tease your taste buds. Deliveries 7 days a week.
Shop on our website

Thursday 5/6, Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: 099 122 1238

Lamaria Cocina Libre

La Maria Cocina Libre offers home delivery every day, its food is of quality and delivery time is also fast. You can make payments in cash, transfer or pay phone. I recommend that they have staff who speak English who will be able to receive your orders and explain their content with ease.

April 14, 2021. 6 PM, Benigno Malo y Calle Larga

Mariela Urgilez: 098-456-1324

Are you looking for real pork chops?

We offer pork chops for grill, from 1 to 1 ½ inches width

La Karlota Delicatessen

We offer high quality products:

– Beef cuts
– Chicken (whole or cuts)
– Pork (ribs, chops, loin, fritada)
– Lamb (chops, T-bone, whole leg, ground meat)
– Organic eggs from a happy hens farm (free running hens)
– Aged Cheese (Gouda, gruyere, smoked provolone, tilsit)
– Sausages
– Turkey Ham
– Turkey Bacon
– Thick Smoked bacon (pork)
– Organic Chocolate
– Organic Jam
– and more

Visit us at Remigio Crespo 13-33 and Latinoamericana (Right across to Batan Shopping) or call us 099 299 0224.
Please check out our:
– Facebook fanpage:
– Our catalogue:

We speak English

Monday to Friday 10 AM to 7 PM – Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM (out for lunch 1 to 2 PM), Remigio Crespo 13-33 and Latinoamericana (Right across to Batan Shopping)

Erik Feican: 099 299 0224

Short-term sublet

Beautiful 4 bedroom house on quiet street off Ordoñez Lasso available June 15th – August 15th, 2021. Front garden and back patio, well-appointed chef’s kitchen, master bedroom with huge en suite bathroom and Jacuzzi tub, yoga meditation room, fireplace, secure and great neighborhood, 2 blocks from the Tomebamba River and organic market.

Call with any questions or to set up a virtual tour.

Furnished, $700 includes all utilities and fiber optic internet. Not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Calle las Margaritas y Los Cedros, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1620232341

I am the current tenant, Kristin Anderson: +1 802 579 8517

Unfurnished remodeled country house, chaullabamba area, w/ huge green

Location: It is located on Km 14 ½ on the Panamericana Norte avenue, in the back of a small gated community; between 30-40 minutes from city center of Cuenca, this area belongs to Chaullabamba, warm weather and surround by nature. The bus stop is in the main avenue, that can take you to the city in around 30 minutes high traffic. If you want to go to the nearest grocery store it is on the main avenue near chaullabamba center, around 5 minutes´ car distance

Description: This is a one story house, and has around 6561.68 square feet of land and 984 square feet of construction. The big land has a playground field, gardens, lots of trees, fruits, guard house, park games for children, and lots of green grass. Inside the house there are: 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, social bath, living room, dining room, kitchen and a chimney. The house is surround by alarm system and works with water heater by gas.

More photos?, google map location?, more info?, please request by mail

Unfurnished, $800 negotiable. Does not include utilities. Pets are allowed.

Address: km 14 1/2 Panamericana Norte avenue, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1620269535

I am a real estate agent, Janne: 0984001020

Furnished, one bedroom apartment with view over garden.

Fully furnished, lots of natural light, one bedroom, one bathroom apartment. Dining/living room with small Turi-view balcony, full separate kitchen with washer/dryer. Lots of built-in closets. Bathroom has tub and shower. Second floor with elevator. Secure building with 24-hour guard/receptionist.

Close to the new mall El Batan, pharmacies, banks and restaurants. Indoor secure parking space available.

Long term preferred.

Furnished, $330 plus aliquota negotiable Does not include utilities. Small pet is OK.

Address: Edificio Entrerios, 393 Avenida Unidad Nacional, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1619042902

I am a friend of the owner, Luz Maria Crespo: 099 982 6223

When are you being vaccinated, and where?

The reason I ask is because I’ll be offering translation assistance to the Ministry of Health and I want to gauge what days and where the assistance is most needed. Judging by the reaction of the staff set up at the Coliseum, I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that’s where there’s a large concentration of expats, but I want to make triple sure that I’m volunteering at the right site.


How to get money into a JEP savings account

Has anyone been successful wiring money from a US bank into a JEP account? Please describe your experience. Has JEP changed its policy and has started to accept US checks for deposit? Based upon my last inquiry, I think the answer is still “no.” Except for depositing cash, are there any other quick and easy methods to get money into a JEP account?

David Naccari

Expat Services Center– get help with your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Do you still need help registering for your vaccine on the Ministry of Health’s website? Are you starting to wonder why all your friends have received a notification for their vaccine appointment and you are still waiting? Or maybe you received a robocall in Spanish, had trouble understanding what it was all about, and now are worried it was related to your vaccine appointment?

Let Hogar de Esperanza’s Expat Services Center help you find answers to your vaccine-related questions, and breathe a bit easier knowing that you are all set. While we don’t promise to have all the answers, we can share with you the information on what we do know, we can call 171 on your behalf, and just generally do our best to help you sort things out – all free of charge.

An update that we want to share with you is that IESS announced it is signing up its eligible members for their vaccines. However, it seems that not everyone they sign up is being notified of their appointment time. If you are a member of IESS, you can log into your online account and check there to see if you have an appointment scheduled. Or contact us if you need help checking.

The Expat Services Center is offering to assist anyone – at no charge – with registering for and confirming their vaccine appointments here in Cuenca. Send us an email, call us, or just stop by during our open hours. We are happy to help you get vaccinated, as this, in turn, helps our Cuenca community as a whole.

Open hours for the Expat Services Center are: Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 5:30 PM, and Saturday from 8 AM – 1 PM (except during the lockdown). The Center is located at Mariscal Sucre 12-84 y Juan Montalvo, just around the corner from our Esperanza Thrift Shop. Look for the bright yellow sign. Thank you for your support.

Victor Suarez: 099 094 7611. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

What do you do to maintain optimal health?

In yet another one-way communication of an opinion piece published elsewhere on May 2 that this time wisely prohibited comments, once again I feel compelled to take a positive perspective and begin a productive discussion about what the world has been dealing with for too long. The rage the author had was aimed at those who are anti-vaxxers and anti-science, taking the safe and simplistic stance that if only every person receives the vaccine, we wouldn’t have lost so much. I believe rage toward those few is unproductive. No matter what the political bent of the US mainstream media, it appears nobody wants to discuss the elephant: sustaining an unhealthy lifestyle compromises the immune system, making one a perfect host for a virus. Chronic illness left unmanaged becomes acute illness in a pandemic, which results in a great burden on one’s family, community and the healthcare system.


Lost cellphone

My husband lost his Motorola smartphone yesterday (Monday) morning. He’s quite sure it fell out of his pocket as he was exiting the cab we took after grocery shopping. We don’t know the name/number of the driver/taxi, but we were picked up at Supermaxi el Vergel and dropped at Edf. Santa Maria on Agustin Cueva. The driver looked to be in his 20s, maybe early 30s. The Covid partition in his cab was a solid black material, not plastic or plexiglass as many are. My husband’s phone has a brownish-black cover and has phone numbers taped to the back of it, inside the cover. If you found this phone or if you’re the driver, please contact us.

Roxanne Thompson: 099 568 0439. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

This year’s best foreign film

La Guarida is happy to present on the big screen,

Druk (Another Round)
a film directed by Thomas Vinterberg
in Danish with English and Spanish Subtitles.

Tuesday, May 4th at 5:15 PM.
Doors open at 4:15 PM
Dinner reservations necessary
Limited Capacity.
Tel. 099 806 8071

“Another Round” (from Denmark) is this year’s Best Foreign Film. Thomas Vinterberg’s latest masterpiece is a sweet, strangely modest tragicomedy about the pleasures of (mostly banal) excess. While its protagonists zig-zag their way in a drunken stupor, this brilliant Danish comedy-drama manages to navigate itself between joyfulness and somberness without so much as a stumble. Mads Mikkelsen is a revelation on this role.

Come watch this incredible film and dine in one of the best restaurants in Cuenca. We love cooking healthy and remember that our menu offers a wonderful array of seafood, chicken, beef amongst other vegan and vegetarian dishes.

May 4th, from 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071.

Judas and the Black Messiah

La Guarida is happy to present on the big screen:

Judas and the Black Messiah
a film directed by Shaka King
in English and Spanish Subtitles

Wednesday, May 5th at 5:15 PM.
Doors open at 4:15 PM
Dinner reservations necessary
Limited Capacity.
Tel. 099 806 8071

“Judas and the Black Messiah” tells the story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O’Neal. An incredible and necessary tale. This year, Daniel Kaluuya won Best Supporting Actor for his role on this film. Don’t miss out.

May 5th, from 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM, Free, Mariscal Lamar y Luis Pauta, Cuenca.

Andres: 099 806 8071.


All day opening for artist Lorena Duca’s exhibition

Dreams and Memories from Tomorrow
(Sueños y Memorias de Mañana)

Acrylic and watercolor paintings.

All day opening at idiomART
Friday, May 7th, 2021
10 AM to 5 PM.

Exhibition continues through May 28th with regular gallery times, Monday through Friday, from 10 AM to 3 PM.

“Life is not the one that one lived, but the way in which one remembers, and how one remembers, in order to tell it”

(“La vida no es la que uno vivió sino la que recuerda, y como la recuerda para contarla.”)

~ Gabriel Garcias Marquez
Premio Nobel en Literatura

About the artist…

Lorena Duca was born in California almost 3/4 of a century ago, and was greatly influenced by the cultural revolution of her generation in the ’60s and ’70s.

She took her first of many trips out of the country at 19-years old, visiting most of Europe. After returning home to study Anthropology and Spanish language and Literature at San Francisco State in the late sixties (while being a hippie), she left for Latin America in 1968 and worked 2 years in Mexico City as a translator for a Mexican writer/investigator/poet. It was with Señor Magaloni and his investigating colleagues of all things Pre-Columbian, that Loren was encouraged to travel to the great Mayan and Incan cities (“ruins”) of the Americas.

Some of her early adventures include sneaking in and spending the night on the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, Mexico, and later, walking for 5 days on the Inca trail to Macchu Picchu with her husband and 2 others, without seeing another soul (only a curious Condor!) She explored rivers and jungles and Andean peaks in Colombia and Ecuador off and on for 40-50 years, but it was the friendly people and music that brought her back to retire in Cuenca, Ecuador 6+ years ago.

After 11 years between Colombia and the US, she and her family finally settled down to live in the beautiful small town of Ashland, Oregon, working as a Bilingual Educator and program coordinator for 35+ years and raising her family there. Every summer she and her family would travel somewhere, through Mexico, Central and So. America, and later to China, Middle East, Africa. She was a summer missionary for 6 trips, always carrying a sketchbook and small high-quality watercolors in her backpack. She filled many travel journals of what she saw, people and cultures she observed, and lives imagined or idealized.

Her colorful themes are a reflection and collection of people and places she has met, and from there she paints her memories – past, present and future.


Friday, May 7th, from 10 AM to 5 PM, Presidente Cordova 1-77, between Miguel Angel Estrella y Manuel Vega, Cuenca.


Income tax services

From the desk of tax accountant: The income tax filing deadline is May 17. This means taxpayers have chance to e-file tax returns until then without filing the extension form 4868. To request a tax extension, all you need to do is to submit Form 4868 by May 17. It also provides taxpayers an opportunity to claim 2020 stimulus payments, if not received, simply by filing 1040 for refund.

Kay Forgione: 098 384 1776 or 310 742 4724. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Facilitator in Guayaquil

We are in need of a Facilitator to assist us as a witness in Guayaquil. Can anyone recommend one who also speaks English and can pick up at hotel and drive us to the consulate to get a document notarized and witnessed then take us to the DHL office then back to our bus transportation in GYE?

Rick Crook: .

City: Cuenca

Share a van to the coast

If you are ready to leave the cold and rain of Cuenca, then join me in a van to Ayampe. The van is bio-secure, and Roman Uyaguari, the owner, is a model of safe driving. He charges $50 per person. Maximum four passengers.
Leaving Cuenca on Thursday, May 20 at 6 AM.

If your destination is Olon, Montanita, or Puerto Lopez you can ask him what extra charge that would be.

Julia Rux: 097 929 7490. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking to buy silver

Wanted: to purchase silver coins. Thank you.

Eve Donald: .

City: Cuenca

Can you help my friend, she will clean your home with excellence

My young friend with two babies so needs work. Do you need your house/apartment cleaned? She is a first-rate house cleaner. She will make your place shine from top to bottom and very conscientious, honest and completely trustworthy. She will water your plants, do your laundry, walk your dogs, gardening, house sit if you go out of town or run errands if you so desire. You can contact me at the info below. Thank you in advance.

Eve Donald: cell: 096 994 1866, what’s app +593 96 994 1866. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Fabric bags to use and reuse

Mother’s Day is almost here – and we have the perfect gift for you.
We’re a community of makers and creatives, inspired to bring the art of designing and making market bags and tote bags into your hands; market bags and tote bags with special architectural designs to use and reuse.

Show Mother Earth some love by carrying your groceries or daily essentials in one of our eco-friendly bags.

Don’t miss your chance to get 20% off our bags.

To order, send me an email or WhatsApp

Av. del Bombero, Chaullabamba

Monica Garcia
096 074 5835

JDs Expat Services, legal housekeeping, cooking, shopping, and more

JD’s Expat Services along with Jenny Beltran has over 5 years’ experience offering fully IESS and SRI compliant services for all your needs. Weekly, bi-weekly, and daily maintenance and more offered for about $6/hr. Complete schedule flexibility including vacations.

Avoid the risk of a large separation settlement for only a couple of dollars per service. No additional month wage obligations. No risk. Just high-quality satisfaction guaranteed services from our highly recommended staff.

Call today for a free estimate and consultation. Bilingual.

JDs Expat Services
Edificio El Otorongo
Gran Colombia 21-111 y Unidad Nacional
Mon-Fri 11 AM – 5 PM Sat 11 AM – 2 PM
+593 98 818 7723

Gran Colombia 21-111 y Unidad Nacional

JDs Expat Services
098 818 7723

Temporary/permanent visas… 100% guaranteed!!

If you are filing for a temporary/permanent visa, I offer a 100% moneyback guarantee. That’s right. If I don’t get you your visa, you pay nothing. My name is Isabel Mosquera. I am an Ecuadorian, who studied and lived in Canada for many years. I have been a visa facilitator for over 7 years and have assisted more than two hundred and fifty expats in obtaining their visas, temporary and permanent, cedulas, translations, health insurance, housing and much more. These services are available as one fee package or individually.

I own a car, so transportation is always included at no extra charge. I have always gotten my clients their visas, even under the most difficult of circumstances, such as unreadable fingerprints for FBI reports.

Have you moved to Ecuador without the required documents? Don’t worry, I can help. I offer free consultations, either by telephone, email or in person. I am at the Immigration office on a very regular basis, so I am knowledgeable about all recent changes in the law and am happy to share my knowledge with you. I will be happy to provide you with references.

I look forward to serving you.


Isabel Mosquera
WhatsApp +593 99 960 3663

Next shuttle departures to Izhcayluma eco-resort / Vilcabamba

The next shuttle departures from Cuenca directly to our eco-resort are:

– Thursday 6th of May
– Friday 7th of May

We still offer the door to door service, that means we pick you up at your front door in Cuenca, between 1-1:30 PM
Price is $20 per person one way.

Next shuttle departures back to Cuenca:
– Monday, 10th of May
– Tuesday, 11th of May
Departure at 8 AM from Izhcayluma
Price is $20 per person

For reservations and information on accommodation please contact us through our web-site or write an email.

We still have our closed gate policy at our resort to offer you more safety.

Greetings from a sunny Vilcabamba
Peter, Dieter & Raik

Izhcayluma eco-resort / Vilcabamba

Peter Schramm
099 915 3419

Concierge of Cuenca

Concierge of Cuenca for you. All services in one place. Over 11 years of experience in Cuenca.

Dear Expat Community, My name is Carlos Quiroga. I lived in Canada for more than 17 years and I am offering: Fiber optic internet apartment or house finder, IESS health insurance service, assistance with car registration, buys and sell. Shopping for furniture, home appliances, going to hospital, Sim card for your phone, making phone calls, immigration office, Pick up from the airport.

I Can be your personal assistant. Have excellent references.


Carlos Quiroga
098 963 9889

May specials on dog food – home delivery available

La Mia Mascota Pet Shops and Veterinary Services are currently running specials on the best foods available at all our locations in Cuenca.

The Royal Canin Maxi Puppy offer is good until May 31 or until we run out of stock. 15 kilos bags now have an $18 discount. All discounts are for cash purchases only.

Does your dog like Barf’s Prime Pet cooked premium dog food? It’s on special from May 3 to 16 or until we exhaust our stock. Buy 3 packages of 1 kilo each and receive 2 free packages of 250 grams each.

Is your dog eating Club Performance Adult? It’s on sale until the end of the month or until we run out of stock. Save $15 now on cash purchases of 15 kilo bag.

Club Performance Junior is also on sale until the end of May or we run out of stock. $15 off on a 15 Kilo bag – cash purchase.

La Mia Mascota Pet Shop and Veterinary Services will provide home deliveries during the weekends of the lock down. We will answer phones and deliver food and essentials to your home from 8:30 AM to 7 PM both Saturday and Sunday. Place your orders by calling the numbers listed below.

Home delivery is available any time, but especially during this emergency. We urge you to plan ahead and avoid running out of food or medicine for your pet. Contact us on the cell phones below with your request.

We also wish to inform you that our veterinary services will continue to be available 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. We offer in home service when possible, or transport to the veterinary office if needed.

Remember our Las Americas location offers engraved pet tags with their name and your phone number for service while you wait.

All biosecurity protocols will be observed at all our locations.

Clínica Veterinaria: Arrayán y Av. De las Américas y – PetShop: CC Plaza de las Américas local #27, Sucursal 2: Cc El Vergel

Alexandra Montano

098 404 3395 – 099 020 6839

Professional carpentry services and construction

We offer a full bespoke service to our clients. We can complete all kinds of construction and carpentry projects.

We specialize in designing unique staircases, storage solutions, kitchen and bathroom units, wooden furniture, windows and much more. All our projects are custom made just for you in our workshop.

Our services:

Storage Solutions
Wooden Furniture
Roof Structures
Timber Framed Buildings
Windows & Doors
Custom made wood pieces
Frames installation
Painting interior and exterior
Antique Restoration
Melamine shelves
Melamine furniture
Custom made tables
Custom made Barstools
All work related to wood

Av de las Americas

Juan Pablo

Saraguro weekend getaway

Saraguro nature, relaxation and harmony 4 days / 3 nights
Friday. May 7th to Monday, May 10th.

Includes: – Sauna – Relaxing massage -Energetic clean – Accommodation – Breakfasts – lunches –
Guide – Tour to the mountains of Cruz Loma, Laguna and Loma de Puklla – Ritual in the mountain – Dinners with live music – Snacks during the walk.
Itinerary day 1 check-in: 2 PM. 3 PM Enter the baños de cajon. Baths that are accompanied by drinks, a mask, fruit smoothies, music, scented candles and incense to provide you with all the relaxation you need. Followed by the massage room to finish with an energetic cleanse and strengthen your aura and energy. In the evening we have dinner with the best of the traditional music of Saraguro. 9 PM break
Day 2 8 AM Breakfast. 9 AM Departure to the Cruz Loma mountain, where we will perform an energizing ritual and enjoy a lunch on the mountain. 2 PM Descent, 3 PM Afternoon rest. 7 PM Dinner. 8 PM break.
Day 3 8 AM Breakfast, We prepare to go out to the Puklla lagoon and climb the highest mountain in Saraguro. It will take us 90m minutes to reach the top. We will take snacks and drinks for the way while we will observe the landscape and the flora and fauna of Saraguro. It is a great opportunity to enjoy fresh air. 3 PM We will descend after enjoying an exquisite lunch. In the afternoon we will have a break. 7 PM Dinner, 8 PM break
Day 4 8 AM Breakfast, 9 AM return to Cuenca

Value per person $150….Quote made for a minimum of 4 people.

Safety bio protocols followed…

Spaces limited…reservations,
WhatsApp# 099 524 6166


Martin Avila

Translator – attorney

I’m a fluent English-speaking attorney, and I can help you with legal issues such as: legal documents, end of life documents, wills, notary procedures, 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 and Presidente Córdova

Javier Munoz
099 582 0754

Covid-19 vaccination plan facilitation

Hello Expat Community. I know that all of you are anxiously trying to get vaccinated under “the COVID-19 Vaccination Plan” while struggling with getting hard-to-find information. Many of you may know that you can register for a vaccine appointment on the web, confirm your appointment schedule by calling 171, and check your schedule on, the Ministerio de Salud system. The challenge is that it is all in Spanish.

My name is Paul Gonzalez, and I am a native Ecuadorian and a graduate of the University of Cuenca. My first language is Spanish, but I am also proficient and fluent in English. I can arrange to help you set up your appointments, accompany you on the appointment to ensure that everything goes smoothly and schedule your follow-on appointment if necessary. I look forward to helping you get your COVID-19 vaccine. Please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Luis Alarcón y Rafael Zeas.

Paul Gonzalez
098 854 6113

Jesse needs a bath and grooming

Jesse is a sweet dog. He is a giant Labradoodle. He has a chronic sore nose due to Lupus. So, the groomer must treat his face gently and avoid his nose if possible. His hair is long and matted. If a groomer has a large enough tub and wants to take him as a client. I would be so grateful.

St. Miguil du Putuschi

Dodie Rippon Lovett

Blinds and curtains. Tymarq creative home, home delivery

We are Tymarq creative home. We make curtains and blinds. We give you a free estimate and bring you the catalog, with sanitary precautions and guaranteed service.

– Construction and interior design prices from 3.50 m2
– Curtains and blinds to measure prices from $19 m2
– Maintenance and repair
– Home automation and motor systems
– Wallpaper
– 3D Panels
– Synthetic grass and vertical garden
– Carpets wall to wall
– Floating floor

** Check the fanpage:

Luis Cordero 10-21 and Gran Colombia

Andrea Carrion
093 909 3911

Transportation, facilitator

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:

– Transfer to any airport-at any time
– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns, Gualaceo, Chordeleg, Ingapirca, Giron, Paute, etc.
– Day trips around Cuenca and out of Cuenca
– Driving you to any immigration office (Machala, Guayaquil, Azogues)
– Running any type of errands needed
– Facilitator (for shopping, doctor’s appointments, legal matters, driver’s license
– I can deliver anything to your house.
– I move your stuff local and statewide.
– Apartment and homes find.

Please contact to me for a quote 24/7.

I have a good recommendation on GringoPost.

Orlando Sigüenza: WhatsApp 098 585 4587.


How the vaccination process is progressing in Ecuador, by Bluebox

“Bluebox the expat one choice for all their insurances needs”

The vaccination process in Ecuador has not been easy, due to the limitations in the negotiations of the current government with the big producers of vaccines against covid 19; a government that is in the last days of its term of office. One of the most significant proposals of the new president, Guillermo Lasso has been the promise to vaccinate 9 million Ecuadorians in the first 100 days of government; a feasible goal, if we consider the number of health centers nationwide, but what about the number of vaccines available in Ecuador? This number of vaccines is increasing since Lasso was appointed as the new president. Ecuador has received significant donations of vaccines from other countries, which is why Ecuador is in negotiations with Russia, Chile and China to purchase as soon as possible the necessary vaccines to vaccinate the entire Ecuadorian population. The vaccination process started in march and is active in its first stage, which has been extended more than expected.

If you reside in Ecuador and your immigration status is regularized but you have not been able to enroll in the vaccination process, please contact us and we will help you with the whole process without any additional cost. We have helped dozens of people to access the vaccination process, as the page is in Spanish and often can be a limitation for the foreign community in Ecuador.

Bluebox Asesores cares about you. We have a wide network of service providers that can help you solve any type of immigration problem. We help you channel your paperwork through our office.

Av Ordoñez Lasso 555 y Los Cedros Edif Monte Carlo

Carlos Ramirez
098 246 5168

APshipping June trip

Our next trip is scheduled for June 15th. We will be accepting packages until June 5th.
For this trip we will have limited space so please order early.

Questions? email us at

Visit us @



561 809 5691

Electrical services, Cuenca

We provide the right electrical services to keep your home well lit, safely wired, securely monitored, and connected.
Our expert electrician team is happy to assist with your residential electrical needs.


Light bulbs replacing
Cameras installation
Door openers installation
Automatic door openers
Automatic Blinds
ceiling fans, outlets,
switches, home networking
home theatre
integrated networks
doorbells security ,and alarm
indoor and outdoor for deck
patio, landscaping, pool or spa
Construction: new or remodel,
restorative, rewiring, or additions
fuse box
electrical panel upgrades
electrical safety inspection
general electrical wiring and repair

Av Gonzalez Suarez


Outdoor furniture for sale

We are manufacturers and importers if all kinds of hammocks, outdoor chairs, and outdoor furniture.
We offer high quality products and we custom made all kinds of designs.
We sell online. We don’t have a show room but we do have a workshop where we build all our custom-made pieces.
Affordable prices
We offer guarantee in all our products.

We have this outdoor furniture set available:

Hanging chairs
Outdoor tables
Plant holders
Vertical plants
Artificial Grass
Garden Benches
Garden swings



Reupholstery services

We offer a wide variety of essential, professional services designed to help repair, revitalize and restore your furniture. One of the best ways to breathe new life into older or even antique furnishings is by reupholstering these pieces.


Sofa reupholstery
Custom made leather Recliners
Leather repair and Restoration
Chairs reupholstery
Upholstery Repair
Upholstery Restoration
Upholstery Refinishing
Refinishing Upholstery
Upholstery Furniture Repair
Furniture Upholstery Fix
Furniture Fabric Repair
Wood Furniture Upholstery
Fabric Restoration
Sofa Refinishing
Antique Restoration

We have a promotion for Mother’s day
Sofa set for only $580

Cuenca Centro


IVA refund, IESS, and banks facilitator

I help you with any kind of procedures at the SRI, banks, and at the IESS. Also, if you are 65 and you want to apply for IVA refund, I can help you. Just send me an email to


Monica Crespo: 098 280 2955

A chiropractor can help you stay healthy, feel great and well-adjusted

My name is Dr. Duane H. Connell D.C.

I ran a family chiropractic practice for over 20 years in Virginia and I have relocated to Cuenca. I do primarily hands-on adjusting and I use a variety of techniques including Gonstead, Divirsified, Drop Table, Toggle and Biophysics.

For those who prefer a more gentle touch I am also proficient in Activator Technique.

The first visit includes a consult, exam and one adjustment for $25. Future visits are $15.

Please feel free to contact me with WhatsApp with any questions or to make an appointment.

Thank you and see you soon.

Facebook: Cuenca Quiropractico

Edificio Amazonas, Ground Floor, Los Pinos y Ordonez Lasso.

Dr Duane H Connell
099 114 6684 WhatsApp
Facebook: Cuenca Quiropractico

Book sale to raise money for local animal rescue organizations

Selling paperbacks and some hardbound books to help these local charities here in Cuenca. Books range in genre from Fiction, Non-fiction, Science Fiction, Classics. All books are in good or excellent condition. The price regardless of ‘size’ is $5 each or 3 for $12. For a list of titles and authors please text or email me. I will send you the list by email. Most of these authors are popular and well-known. The books that are still available are my favorite ones. Really good reads.

How it works: You pick your books and I’ll reserve them for you. On my dime, with the purchase of $12 or more, I will courier your books to your place for free and you pay the courier for only the books delivered. Then find a comfy place and enjoy a good read during these cool and wet days. I will take the money from the book sales and donate them to the following animal charities: Patan Rescue Group We know and recognize that animals may not, at this time, be everyone’s top priority but it is ours as well as obeying the guidelines about keeping ourselves as well as others – safe. If you can—please, please help. We need money donations which can be made at – Paws with Hope Hello Cuenca friends and friends of Paws with Hope.

We are extremely thankful for all who are involved in keeping our rescue animals fed, sheltered, and vetted. Feel free to contact me for questions or in arranging getting your books. Thanks a bunch for caring. Please call after 10 AM.

Alice E Mendell: 098 752 9322 WhatsApp.

City: Cuenca

Silver rounds

I have 30 1 oz. silver rounds for sale at $1 over spot.

Ted Humphrey: .

City: Cuenca

BNIB Black and Decker blender and Omega juicer

BNIB Black and Decker simple blender. Asking $25 (in store $35)

BNIB Omega 4000 Pulp ejection juicer. Asking $150 (in store in the US $190) email or WhatsApp for more info.

Caroline Ewing: 098 400 2043.

City: Cuenca

Gramm Bulkshop / our products

We are a little store in Downtown. We have a variety of bulk dried foods including flours, nuts, beans, spices, coffee, chocolate, tea and dried fruits. Try our cardamom, vanilla, garam masala, seasonings, dark chocolate covered nuts, organic Guayusa and many others! Also, our Granola is made without added sugars, binders, or oils.

We encourage you to use reusable bags and your containers in order to avoid plastic.

We are at Sucre 14_14 and Estevez de Toral near San Sebastián park. Open from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM.


The Hop Factory: beer and coffee delivery

Due to the restrictions of the COE Nacional. The Hop Factory, will open on Thursday 6, and Friday 7 May, from 1:30 to 7 PM. We will keep home deliveries on Thursday morning, from 8 AM to noon. We are on east side of Cuenca, Calle del Himno y Bandera Nacional. We have darts and chess boards available to play.

Our available beers are: Bourbon Barrel (11.5%) $4, IPA (6%) $3, Stout (6%) $3, American Amber Ale (6%) $3, Pale Ale (5.5%) $3, Jamaica Shandy (4.5%) $3. We make a truly “old school” beer that is unfiltered and naturally carbonated.

Also available is coffee from Café Doña Julita in Vilcabamba. We offer ground and whole bean. Premium: medium-dark roast $4/400 g available in whole bean or ground (finely ground). Gourmet: medium roast $5/400 g available in whole bean or ground (coarse grind). Honey: medium-dark roast $6/400 g available in whole bean or ground. Black Honey is our tasty coffee liqueur 16% 750 ml made with our very own Honey coffee. $15 a bottle. Makes a fantastic White Russian.

Please have all orders in by Wednesday to ensure on-time delivery. $18 minimum for free delivery under $18 we add $2.

Luis: 098 721 4499.

City: Cuenca

Pure, natural eucalyptus raw bee honey 100% organic.

Our Miel de Cuenca Honeybee Farm, which is right here – on the outskirts of Cuenca introducing eucalyptus raw bee honey. We only sell our – real raw bee honey. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Unadulterated. The honey going straight from the hive to the jar with nothing else added in between. Every jar is a gift from the bees to you. Full frame of honeycomb available. 375 gr jar is $6. 1750 gr jar is $25. 30ml of 20% extract of propolis is $5 Beeswax 1 lb is $12. $20 or more purchase – free delivery in any part of Cuenca cuencamiel@gmail.com

Alexander: 098 592 9536.

City: Cuenca

Luxury wheeled garment bag for sale

It can accommodate up to 12 suits. Measurements 23″ x 23″ x 9” fully closed and 48” long when unfolded. Excellent condition, pre-owned.

Asking price $150

Beth Shahda: 098 395 9515.

City: Cuenca
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