Final Drum Circle of 2022!

Join us for our final drum circle of the year! All ages and levels welcome. We also enjoy it when singers, dancers, and listeners join the circle too! Please bring your instrument as we don’t have too many extras!

No reservations necessary.

Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2:30 PM, $3 at the door,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Japanese Style Watercolor and Ink Workshop with Emma Wille

Join artist, Suka (Emma Wille), in this 1-day Japanese-Style watercolor and ink workshop.

We will experiment with line, form, color, and texture to create unique Japanese-style botanical watercolors, with the aims of connecting to creativity and soothing self-expression.

To register: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022; 10 AM – 12:30 PM, $45 (materials included),

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

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

3 things to know about Bratwurst

Brats rhymes with cots, not cats and it was introduced to the US by German settlers around the mid-19th century.

Usually, a brat is made of pork, pork and beef or pork and veal meats.

Cuenca Salmon has the best tasting Brats in Ecuador.

Shop 24/7 on our website http://www.cuencasalmon.com
Bratwurst is on sale Monday and Tuesday

Monday December 4th,

Los Alamos y 3 de Noviembre

Lenny Charnoff: info@cuencasalmon.com 099 122 1238

Patio Sessions Concert: Trio la Comarca

For our final Patio Sessions Concert of the year, we’re excited to have this incredible local band grace the stage. Trio la Comarca is an award-winning Ecuadorian band that will take you on a musical journey around this incredible country and we may even cross the border into other Latin American and Andean sounds as well!

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
Doors open: 2 PM
Music starts: 3 PM
$10

Reservations: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022; Doors open: 2 PM; Music starts: 3 PM,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral; Cuenca, Ecuador

Sarah HB

Bubbles and Chocolate Tasting

In this exclusive tasting workshop, you will learn the nuances between champagne, Prosecco, sparkling wine, and other bubbles. You will also learn about dark chocolate and its various health benefits as well as the subtleties in flavors. The tasting workshop includes Italian Prosecco by Pitars, sparkling wine, and gourmet Ecuadorian dark chocolate by Kamm.

This is a decadent evening that will have you swooning with pleasure.

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022
4 PM
$45

* The tasting workshop is led by Melissa Perez-Singer, who is a Guatemalan American and has been a professional sommelier for nearly 10 years. It is in English, but Mel is bilingual and can also accommodate Spanish speakers.

There is limited seating to create an intimate atmosphere,
so make your reservation today.

idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022 at 4 PM,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral; Cuenca, Ecuador

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Party Chiva (bus) and New Year’s Celebration

Join CCC Spanish for an exciting end of the year celebration in Cuenca!

You will go on a tour of Cuenca in a Chiva Loca (or a party bus) then you will finish off the night with drinks, dancing and the burning of the New Year (monigote). Burning the monigote is a cultural experience and one that must take place to truly ring in the new year.

Martha and Fausto will ensure your evening is spectacular and that 2022 goes out in style…Ecuadorian style that is!

There is limited space, so make your reservations soon by contacting: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 at 6 PM, $20,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Saturday Salon: Significance of “El Diablo” in the Andes

Join Esteban Arévalo for our upcoming Saturday Salon where he will talk about the different rituals and ceremonial dress of “el diablo” and what the significance means in various indigenous-mestizo areas of the Ecuadorian Andes. He will bring in actual masks and clothing used in the much-celebrated ceremony, “La Diablada de Píllaro”, which is a yearly event in the pueblo of Píllaro just north of Baños de Ambato. This salon will not only be very informative but interactive as well. We may even be able to talk Esteban into sharing a dance or two as he is a professional Andean folkloric dancer!

Reservations at: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022 at 11 AM, $10,

Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral

Sarah HB: idiomartcuenca@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Fried chicken and waffles

Southern Comfort offers Sunday Brunch of
Fried Chicken, Waffles, maple syrup, mini cupcakes and iced tea. $17.

Dec 11th at 2 PM
Mujeres con Exito, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez

Special raffle

Reservations please:
mujeresconexitoreservations2019@gmail.com

Cole slaw to go $2.50

Proceeds dedicated to shelter children’s Christmas fund.

Take out and/or delivery ($2.50 delivery)

Sunday, December 11th at 2:00 pm, $17,

Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez

Susan McBride: mcbsusan75@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Beautiful, brand-new suite $59,600, negotiable

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen with granite top, first class finishes, located on the ground floor, 42 m2, brand new.

Excellent location on Salazar Lozano and Alberto Muñoz Vernaza streets, Cuenca.

Address: Salazar Lozano and Alberto Muñoz Vernaza streets, Cuenca..

Unfurnished, negotiable

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1670201066

I am a property manager, Rebeca Castellanos:
rebecastell@gmail.com 098 225 8688

Are you looking to buy an Amazing Apt with terrace – El Vergel ?

Wake up in the best neighborhood in Cuenca and enjoy the best Restaurants of Cuenca’s River Tomebamba at your fingertips.

Grab breakfast in the terrace of this Amazing apartment with private 2 terraces – stunning views is waiting for you

Is located in a great location (very residential)

Many expats love this area.

24 hours security

Near Tomebamba River and Historic Center

It has 3 bedrooms
2 ½ baths
Wonderful kitchen with granite counter tops
Nice dining room and living room
Laundry room
1 Bodega
2 parking spaces

Also you have access to fiber optic for internet in the building

Central gas

Only 10 minutes walking distance from Historic Center

Close to all shopping places (Supermaxi El Vergel, Restaurants, Goza, Serafina, Cafe del Parque, Paradise Restaurant, Bakery, Hospital Monte Sinai, Clínica Santa Ines, El Capitan)

Contact me by WhatsApp 093 905 5399 to schedule a tour of my splendid apartments to buy in Cuenca.
https://wa.me/message/NJ6WOHLE7PZJB1
Please send me your requirements to help you.

You can follow me in Facebook and check my other listings to see which property is ideal for you:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carla.encarnacion.98871?mibextid=ZbWKwL

My Amazing apartments and houses have quality options to make you feel at home when you rent or buy.

Address: El Vergel – Parque la Madre, Cuenca.

Semi furnished, Negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1670191249

I am a real estate agent, Carla Encarnacion Gonzaga: clegsa593properties@yahoo.com 093 905 5399

Land for sale in Yunguilla

1,505 mts with a beautiful view, with private roads and entrance.
2 minutes from Parque Extremo and across Yunguilla Center Mall

$55 mt2, negotiable,

Address: La Unión, Yunguilla.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1670089822

I am the owner, Mauro Abad: mabad64@icloud.com 096 978 0556

Reduced price From $100,000 to $83,000

Reduced price from $100,000 to $83,000
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom light and airy condo with 2 terraces at a great price.

This light and airy condo on the second floor of a 4-story building has 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 2 terraces, an open kitchen with a central island and a spacious living and dining room.

It is in a small building with only 12 apartments. Close to the 1 de Mayo Avenue, the Yanuncay River walking paths. There are also several restaurants, coffee shops, Supermaxi and – a few blocks away – the Mall del Rio.
It is in a very tranquil area and the building also has an outside garden.
Elevator
1 big parking space for two cars.
1 storage
HOA $60 dollars
Pets are allowed
Come see it before it sells for this incredible price $83,000

Address: 1 de mayo, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, negotiable, doesn’t apply.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1670116407

I am a real estate agent, Kathy Gonzalez:
kathy@cuencarealestate.com 099 450 0325

Amazing, 1 furnished house in front of Cajas River – for rent

$1100

If you love to live outside of the City, and special in front of the river, this house is perfect for you.

Surrounded by nature

Without pollution

Without noise

Excellent neighborhood ( Ecuadorian)

1 hectare of land

1 house for rent. You can live with your big family there.

You will love living there.

Very safe

Very quiet

Excellent neighborhood (Ecuatorianos)

3 bedrooms

4 baths

Wonderful kitchen

Spectacular dining room with amazing view of the river

Adorable living room

Small nice bar

Only 15 minutes by taxi from Historic Center

Near all Shopping Places (Big Market Trujillo, Tiendas, Pharmacy)

If you are looking for an amazing place or cozy home to buy or rent write me by WhatsApp and send your requirements so I can help you.

For more information write me in WhatsApp 09 390 5539
https://wa.me/message/NJ6WOHLE7PZJB1

Facebook – Carla Encarnación Gonzaga
https://www.facebook.com/carla.encarnacion.98871

Address: Sayausi – Near San Joaquin, Cuenca.

Furnished, Negotiable, Pets are allowed.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1667670055

I am a real estate agent, Carla Encarnacion Gonzaga: clegsa593properties@yahoo.com 093 905 5399

Was I “taken to the cleaners?”

Recently I took an expensive sweater to the cleaners. About a week after I picked it up, I wanted to wear it but it was much too small, now shrunken, and the finish changed. I returned to the cleaners to show them and was only then told that when there is a problem after cleaning, the item must be returned within 24 hours. How often would most customers take items home and try them on within 24 hours? That was the first I knew of such requirement. That clerk was not so cordial as the regular one and I left with a large loss. Hoping to save others such…

Jo

Need to renew visa

We need to renew our visa in Azogues and were not able to make an appointment. Is it possible to go to the office there without an appointment and still be seen?

Thanks,
Lee

Just 9 Christmas meals more! Thank you for donating 26 meals, Fund Nur

Can you sponsor a Christmas meal or some products for a family in need?

Fundacion Nur needs 35 baskets and has already received donations for 26 meals. We need just 9 more!

You can donate a $30 basket or some of the items for the basket.
Suggested items: ham 250g, cocoa 170g, can of peaches 820g, cookies 100g, chocolate bar 20g, kinder choco 50g, tuna 170g, panettone 420g, queso fresco 250g, mortadella 300g, biscotelas 150g

Ways to send your donation:
PAYPAL: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fundacionnur

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Go on a day trip with Hogar de Esperanza

Join us for a relaxing and fun day out of the city to the warmer Valley of Yunguilla. We meet at the Foundation at 8 AM where we will have bagels and coffee provided by Matthew’s Bagels.

Our first stop will be the community of La Asuncion and then the San Alfonzo Lookout. We will climb to the top where you will have some incredible views and take fabulous photos.

We will then head to our house in Moisen where we will relax for a few hours with an amazing BBQ lunch, enjoy the warmth and the views. Garry will also be sharing some of his personal story and the upcoming book. We will return at 4 PM.

As there is some climbing on this trip, it is not suitable for anyone with breathing issues or joint problems. If you feel you cannot make the climb, you can still enjoy the views from the base of the lookout. Bottles of water will be provided. Cost is $40 per person and you can reserve your space by emailing,

Kris Andreatta: events@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Looking for 2 or more BR apartment for long-term rental

Looking for 2 or more BR furnished apartment for long-term rental in Cuenca, $750 max, I don’t have pets.

We’d like to rent an apartment with a balcony. Two bathrooms and at least two bedrooms in a reasonably quiet and walkable area. Would love to be near a mercado.

Christopher: theaetherapothecary@gmail.com

Need a carpenter that knows how to install a hood ventilator

Looking for a carpenter or a very well-trained person to make a wooden support and then install my hood ventilator over my new stove and install the duct pipes out to the outside of the house.

I live near Challuabama.

I also have other carpentry needs like installing base boards, etc.

Please WhatsApp me.

David Sturm: 099 503 0770. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Graphic designer

Hello,

Looking for experienced graphic designer. Must be able to convert unique product into future logo. Have email address along with web name. Creativity is needed as right logo will get much exposure.

Ed: eddy.boy48@gmail.com

City: Salinas

Motorcycle accessories from US

If you have a motorcycle or scooter, you should have a helmet and wouldn’t it be even better if you had an integrated Bluetooth Stereo headset and intercom? If you’re an off-road rider, a quality pair of riding pants will save your skin. All equipment is from the US. If interested contact me and I will be happy to send you photos.

Thor MX SXT 2 Dragon Helmet – Large (used-good condition) $45
https://www.ebay.com/itm/303492479589?_ul=CN

A.R.C. Riding Pants – Men’s size 36 (used-good condition) $45

Sena SMH10 Dual Bluetooth Stereo Headset and Intercom (like new) $180
https://www.amazon.com/Sena-SMH10D-10-Motorcycle-Bluetooth-Intercom/dp/B0087NAZM0/ref=psdc_3248690011_t1_B0087NB0ZQ?th=1

Call after 9 AM for additional information

Cherrie: cwindfeldt@gmail.com 099 220 3001

City: Cuenca

Gold and silver updated – price reductions -don’t miss

Currently available:

1/10oz Britannia Gold in Case $195

1oz 2019 Britannia 0.9999 Gold $1890 (Price ref apmex.com below 20+ price)

32 x 1/10oz Inca Mint Gold @ $Spot (Price Ref apmex.com)

5 x 1/2oz Inca Mint Gold @ $Spot (Price Ref apmex.com)

30 x 1oz Inca Mint Silver @ $31ea

50 x 1/10oz Inca Mint Silver @$5.50 ea or $5.25ea for more than 20.

Some of these coins will be coming off the market if not sold on Monday morning. (As per client’s instructions)

Tyrone: shopcuenca@gmail.com 099 131 4090

City: Cuenca

Enjoy chocolate covered nuts!

Dear friends:

Gramm Bulkshop brings you, some exquisite cashew, macadamias, hazelnuts, golden berry, Raisins, almonds, peanuts, mint, orange peel covered with pure and organic dark chocolate!
We all deserve something good, something special and delicious.

Our chocolate is 100%, chocolate, without hydrogenated oils, super delicious and healthy.

Try them now!

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Elegant dining table plus 4 chairs

Elegant dining table (glass top) plus 4 chairs (chamois) for sale

Original price $450 will sell for only $295

Photos upon request.

Mido: 098 350 3629

City: Cuenca

SATA 3.5″ hard drive

$25 – 320GB Sata x5
$30 – 400GB Sata x2
$35 – 500GB Sata x2
$60 – 1TB Sata x7


Email for more information

WhatsApp: 098 869 6283

mike: soldmyacct@ourmail.com

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Nvidia Quadro FX 5800 – high end video card

Benchmark – 1,253; 240 cores

This is a high-end video card necessary for the use of:

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

This card is super-fast and in excellent working order.

GPU Name – GT200B

Memory Size – 4 GB
Memory Type – GDDR3

GPU Clock – 610 MHz
Shader Clock – 1296 MHz
Memory Clock – 800 MHz/1600 Mbps effective

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Beautiful red, snowing Christmas tree

Beautiful red, snowing Christmas tree, comes with led lights, music, height 1.80m.

Andres: edgar_jarav@hotmail.com

City: Cuenca

Grass fed free-range chickens

Farm to table. Happy chickens. Natural grain and grass-fed chickens, free of antibiotics and stress.

2.25 x pound.

8 AM – 5 PM, Ordóñez Lasso y los Cedros

Alex Duran: 099 378 4886

Delicious fresh lamb meat

Lamb shoulder and shank (front leg) $20.

Lamb leg (hind leg) $25

Sirloin $8.50 lbs (usually about 1.5 lbs)

Lamb chops $8.50 lbs

Loin chops $8.50 lbs

Stew meat $5 lbs 2lbs packs

Burger meat $6 lbs 2lbs packs

Standing rib roast 7.50lbs

8 AM – 5 PM, Cuenca Ecuador

Alex Duran: 099 378 4886

Brand New GE side-by-side stainless fridge w/external ice + water

Brand-new, never-used GE 23 cu. ft. stainless steel side-by-side fridge with external ice and water. Has just arrived on my container from the US, but does not fit in the new kitchen space. Paid $1,619 at Best Buy plus the cost of shipping, but it can be yours for $1,450 – my loss is your gain!

See photos for exact dimensions. Link follows with additional product information. ***Please note: no deliveries. Fridge must be picked up from ground level storage in Cuenca. Gracias!

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ge-23-0-cu-ft-side-by-side-refrigerator-with-external-ice-water-dispenser-stainless-steel/6475443.p?skuId=6475443

Matthew Dakotah: matthewdakotah@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Security windows and doors

Secure your home or apartment from Intruders. Ask about our riot and bullet proof glass and security doors. We do all kinds of security building.

Cuenca Ecuador

Alex Duran

099 378 4886

Whirlpool dishwashers in stock, 17k and 18k, white and grey color

Xpert Cycle White Clothes, Xpert Cycle Color Clothes, Xpert Cycle Intense with Soak, Xpert Cycle Water Saving, Delicates, Express, Jeans, Bulky
4 manual cycles:
Soak, Just Wash, Rinse and Squeeze, Drain and Squeeze
3 automatic deposits:
Detergent, Fabric softener, Bleach.
1 knob:
Knob with 12 cycles
2 electronic control panels:
3 load sizes: CH, M, G + Auto Level

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Landscape Architecture “Grupo Ciclo Verde”

We are a company specialized in landscape, residential and interior architecture. We have specialized consultancies for your green spaces, terraces and gardens. We can spice it up to the smallest space and help make it more welcoming. Trust us and contact us.


If you want more information, we can send to you our portfolio at your mail or contact us at our number.

Ig. @cicloverde_grupo
Web. http://www.grupocicloverde.com/

110150

Daniela Alexandra Bravo Merino

09 99 100 1118
098 977 2549

Facilitator/assistant/funeral services

My name is David, and if you need someone to help you make your life in the city easier by helping you in tasks like:

Paperwork from:
– Obtaining and renewing ID/Cédula
– Visa
– Public services (ETAPA)
– Setting up your private services, internet, telephone, etc. (Claro, Movistar, etc.)
– Notarial procedures
– Renewal of passports
– Opening bank accounts

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Christmas is coming – La Mia Mascota Pet and Vet Shop

At Christmas time, we love to remember the members of our family with various kinds of gifts. Typically, our dogs and cats (hamsters, rabbits, but maybe not fish) receive little gifts for the occasion. This year, support your local industry and purchase pet products made right here in Cuenca by Productos Betoven.

One of our clients recently noticed the high quality of the Productos Betoven bedding that we stock. She studied the label, the beds, noted the zipper, and finally asked, “are these products made in Ecuador?” Yes, they are made in Cuenca. Customers have commented about the high quality of the materials and noted that if the spongy filling goes flat after extended use, it can be replaced. What more could you want? Available in your pet’s favorite colors (mine likes green), these are more affordable than imports from China or the US and are very durable. Productos Betoven also makes a variety of pet care products and litter.

Come in today or call for home delivery

Main office Vet: Arrayan y Alamos; Cuenca; Centro Comercial Plaza Las Americas local #27; El Vergel CC ground floor; and CC Plaza Sur Shopping #4 Challuabamba

Alexandra Montano

07 408 9255 / 098 404 3395 / 099 020 6839

Marc’s Consignment Store

Renew the furniture in your house with us!

Marc’s Consignment store has a variety of furniture for your home, renew your living room, kitchen, bedroom, etc. We help you sell everything in your house! and so you can renew your furniture at excellent prices with us.

Come visit us and buy everything you need for your home!

Simon Bolivar y Miguel Heredia

Giuliana
marcsconsignacion@gmail.com
096 849 6409

Reasons to learn Spanish

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

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

3. You will be able to connect with the locals.

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

5. It’s easy to learn!

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

Sucre Street 11-60 and Tarqui.

Eva Franco
spanishinstitute.cue@gmail.com
096 180 0620

A letter

If anyone is going to the States soon and would be willing to mail a letter for me I would gladly pay for your effort. Thanks,

Via a Paccha

Randy Lowry
rpmlowry@msn.com
099 453 1211

Professional English editor

I have experience with novels, memoirs, autobiographies, poetry, short stories, essays, and theses to name a few.

References:

Donna Stiteler: stitelerd@gmail.com
http://www.KarlaFreeman.Storyteller.com
More references available upon request

My fee depends upon the task.

Cuenca

Maureen
maureenseals@gmail.com

WhatsApp: 593 96 711 7397

Alpha Lipoic + Vitamin C + Glutathione IV Therapy

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound which works to alleviate pain, protect the brain, decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, help with weight loss, improve Diabetes, fight cancer, and assist in the treatment of several other health conditions.

ALA has exceptional therapeutic capabilities due to its unique molecular structure, which allows it to act as both fat-soluble and water-soluble antioxidants.

Another interesting quality of ALA supplementation is its ability to rapidly regenerate supplies of vitamin C and glutathione in the body.

High-dose intravenous supplementation of ALA has been shown to prevent healthy cell damage and, at the same time, induce cell death in cancerous cells.

Therapeutic benefits of ALA:

• Helps with weight loss
• Powerful Antioxidant
• Decreases inflammation
• Prevents and improves Diabetes
• Promotes muscle regeneration
• Combats Metabolic syndrome
• Helps lowers blood pressure
• Protects the brain
• Helps with Multiple Sclerosis
• Prevents Migraines
• Alleviates pain
• Removes toxic metals from the body
• Beneficial for the skin
• Fights cancer
• Hypothyroidism
• Neuropathy
• Lyme Disease
• Prevents bone loss
• It may help with high-risk pregnancies
• Improves Sperm Quality
• It helps with ulcers and IBD
Ingredients:
• Alpha Lipoic Acid
• Vitamin C
• Glutathione

Book your home appointment now.

Cost of IV $75 + $5 transportation fee

Belisario Andrade Y Julio Torres

Elsa Rojas
elsahomehelpcare@gmail.com
098 177 4961

Healing through touch massage therapy

Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.

Massage benefits can include:

• Reducing stress and increasing relaxation
• Reducing pain and muscle soreness, and tension
• Improving circulation, energy and alertness
• Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
• Improving immune function

Massage may also be helpful for:

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Monday Night Classics: 9 to 5.

This Monday, La Guarida presents on the big-screen:

– 9 to 5 –
Monday, December 5th at 6:45 PM.
Office satire about three female secretaries who decide to get revenge on their tyrannical, sexist boss by abducting him and running the business themselves. The trio Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, one of whom has been passed over for promotion because she is a woman, spend a night together having drug-induced fantasies of killing the slave-driving chauvinist. One of them panics the following day when she suspects she really has poisoned the tyrant.

Book by calling 099 806 8071.
Reservations with dinner are required.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres
underalias@gmail.com
099 806 8071

December at idiomART!

Somehow, the year has rapidly come to its final month, and we have a great line-up at idiomART!

-Tullpuna Painting Event
Saturday, Dec. 10 from 3 – 6 PM
$35 all materials included
Join Victor Rexach and Pedro Pablo Tocabens for a fun afternoon of painting ceramic plates!

– Patio Sessions Concert: Trio la Comarca
Sunday, Dec. 11; doors open: 2 PM; music starts: 3 PM
$10

They are an award winning Ecuadorian band that will take you on a musical journey around this incredible country and we may even cross the border into other Latin American and Andean sounds as well!

– Bubbles and Chocolate Tasting
Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 4PM
$45

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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 German.

Avenida Viracochabamba y Princesa Toa

Juan Rodriguez
tazito39@hotmail.com

Carpenter Arellano

Greetings, I can help you make your furniture, in wood or Melamine material, I carry out all kinds of projects and repairs.

Miguel Heredia

Arellano
maderforms@gmail.com

Today’s Painting – High Tide, 10″ x 8″

Oil paintings – online gallery at jerrydmorton.com

Several original oil paintings by Jerry Morton are on display at Cuenca Creators Co-Op. Calla Larga 9-78 y Benigno Malo inside Sunrise Cafe.

Cuenca

Jerry Morton
JDMpaintings@protonmail.com

Live, classic, holiday show opens next Friday

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, A staged radio show opens Friday, December 9.

A moving, live performance of a classic tale told in an engaging style that is an annual tradition of the U.S. stage.

Tickets and details: http://www.actseats.com

Last year’s staged radio show of ‘A Christmas Carol’ was a resounding success. This year we present “It’s a Wonderful Life” in the same format and with the same great voice actors. Directed by ACT Artistic Director, Paula Bailey and adapted from the perennial, holiday favorite Frank Capra movie.

Performance Schedule December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. $15. And New Social Hour with cash bar starts in our Lounge at 3 PM. Show starts at 4 PM.

Or join us for our first annual VIP Preview Event on Thursday, December 8 at 3 PM for a holiday cocktail, delicious hors d’oeuvres from Mother and Son Family Kitchen and the music of Jazz Society regulars, The Ali Agca Trio in our new lounge decorated for the holidays…followed at 4 PM by a special preview performance of this year’s holiday show! Cash bar open from 3 to 4pm and at intermission. $25 Admission includes event and show. ($10 for those who purchased the Preseason special offer.)

Details and tickets: http://www.actseats.com

Tickets by debit or credit card quick, easy, no extra fees http://www.actseats.com

Or,

Tickets by Paypal; Send $25 per ticket through ‘Friends and Family’ to paypal account actseats@gmail.com Include name, email and performance date with your order.

Or,

Tickets by email at actseats@gmail.com and include your full name, email address, number of seats and performance date from dates above.

Tickets and Details http://www.actseats.com

Adjacent to Hotel Oro Verde entrance on Av. Ordonez Lasso

Ray
actseats@gmail.com

Monica Gonzaga, relocation consultant services in Ecuador

Hello, my name is Monica Gonzaga. My profession is accountant, business graduate in UTM in Machala; I also studied business at DeVry University for 3 years. I studied web design at Mercer Community College in New Jersey.
I have been working for almost a decade with the Expat Community making their lives in this country a lot easier.

With the experience I got in all these years I can help you without problem to obtain your temporary or permanent resident visas, Ecuadorian citizenship, cedula, transfer visa, visa renovation, driver license, marriage registration, Wills, End of Life plan, or other paperwork that you may need.

If you are looking to move to Ecuador, contact me from your country and we can make the first meeting via Zoom or WhatsApp. I can explain to you all the necessary documents to obtain your visa or if you are looking for housing, I am the ideal person to help you with house hunting or if you want to bring your belongings, I also can help you with the relocation services.

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Create some cute Christmas decorations on Saturday, Dec 10th

Using recycled materials you are encouraged to make some Christmas bulbs to decorate your house. So you will have a unique, fun and original decoration!
If you want to participate in this workshop, come to the Mediateca at the Alliance Française in Cuenca in front of the Benigno Malo School, Tadeo Torres 1-92 y Av. Solano.

For everyone from 7 years-old and more
Saturday, December 10th
11 AM to 1 PM
The price of $5 includes 2 full hours and all materials.

Registration and more information at mediateca@afcuenca.org.ec
or contact Madyson via WhatsApp 096 312 9138 o allimakiec@gmail.com

Tadeo Torres 1-92 y Av. Solano, Cuenca

Madyson
mediateca@afcuenca.org.ec
096 312 9138
https://allimaki.netlify.app

Help ACT with your time on FB, Instagram and other social media

Azuay Community Theater is looking for volunteer assistance to share our stories and shows on Facebook, Instagram and digital expat publications such as GringoPost and others.

We have a full season of shows already under way and we want help to spread the word and build our audience for the only English-speaking, live theater in Cuenca.

Read about our current show https://bit.ly/IaWLDec2022
Read about our full season https://bit.ly/ACTSeason

If you spend time on these websites to post and catch up on local info and events, you can blend your volunteer posting with your regular surfing and posting.

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Recommendation for Rami Riden hair salon

Over the years we have tried various hair salons in Cuenca. I know new expats arriving will probably do the same. It takes a while to find just the right stylist. We just had our hair trimmed at Rami Riden for the third time and he is consistently good. He was the stylist for Miss Venezuela prior to moving to Ecuador and you can view many photos on his FB Page. His WhatsApp # is 099 900 0427. His salon is located on Alfonso Borrero about 1/2 block down from Remigio Crespo.

Alfonso Borrero y Remigio Crespo

Judith Porter
JudithLPorter@msn.com

The best suites in Cuenca: Barranco’s Flat

Beautiful and modern suites located in the Todos Santos area by the Tomebamba’s river. These suites are fully equipped and furnished, with the best view of the river. Privileged location, close to tourist areas, supermarkets and an easy access to transportation. Direct booking: https://n9.cl/slsuitesbarranco

Call us or text us to +593 99 756 9415

Paseo 3 de Noviembre near Puente Roto

Sociedad Gourmet

+593 99 756 9415

Recommendation for Daniel Osorio, DMT Agency: E-commerce specialists

I hired Daniel mid project due to issues with my first tech advisor. He picked up on things immediately, correcting problems and designing a path forward.
His expertise on all things technical are excellent, but his insight into workings of different platforms is even more outstanding. He understands design, interfacing, search criteria, e-commerce marketing, and key word advertising.
I am keeping Daniel on project for advice and troubleshooting because I respect his knowledge base and his ability to utilize it at very affordable prices.
And he’s an engaging and pleasant in all business dealings…

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: 098 265 3786

Recommended by Jerry Straka: jlstraka32@gmail.com

Recommendation for Leo and Magi, errands, transportation, pet sitting and cleaning

Recommendation for Leo, Magi and Family

We left for 3 weeks, and Leo’s family stayed in our apartment primarily to pet sit our cat.

They are all extremely professional, flexible and reasonable in price. Our return was postponed due to the Soccer tournament, and they could stay an extra 2 nights for us.

Every day I got a video message of Sassy and she was very happy!

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Business for sale

Hello.

I am selling a business in operation, Pizzeria Italiana and Cafeteria, in a mall in the north of the city of Guayaquil.

It is a fast-food restaurant, authentic Italian pizza, hamburgers, cafeteria, European pastry and natural juices.

It has 2 stores connected by a large kitchen. 2 floors and their own bathroom. 1st floor of 56 square meters and 2nd-20 square meters. The place is completely equipped for pizzas, barbecue, lunches, sweets, cakes, hamburgers, natural juices, coffee.

The business works for more than 2 years, has an excellent reputation and its usual customers. The work is completely fixed, from all products providers to trained workers and operating permits.

There is a sales option along with our recipes. We can educate you and your staff.

$55,000


Guayaquil. North. Dawn

Maina
marina.kolesnik1985@gmail.com
099 805 7279

Café del Museo Restaurant

Your favorite space in the Café del Museo + your favorite dish to make all the senses soar. Try our new dishes with the best view with the Tomebamba’s river.

We are open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM and on Sundays from 10 AM to 3:30 PM.

Visit us at the main entrance of Paseo 3 de Noviembre, ground floor of the Remigio Crespo Toral Museum.

We do speak English.

Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 AM to 10 PM. Sundays from 10 AM to 3:30 PM,

Paseo 3 de Noviembre

Sociedad Gourmet: 99 378 0721
https://sociedadgourmet.ec/cafe-del-museo/

Saturday at Pájaro y Bestia

Pork spare ribs
Beef ribs – very limited supply
Onion fried hamburgers
Apple Oink sandwich
Pork belly sandwich
Sweet potatoes with cumin and cilantro
Mac & cheese
Cowboy beans (flavored with coffee and whiskey)

Saturday 1 – 8 PM,

Gran Colombia 13-100 y Estévez de Toral

Leroy: 098 321 8273

Organic products: free range eggs, salt mine, ghee, butter, nuts

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

1 egg (free-range, organic) $0.35
1 lb fresh blueberries $7

200g Salt Mine $2.50

1 lb 100% organic cocoa powder $2.50

1 lb organic raw butter $3.50
1 lb mozzarella cheese $4
1 liter Greek yogurt $8

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Zarza Brewing: 1st anniversary party with live music!

Don’t miss our 1 year celebration this Saturday with classic rock from Ututo, drawings for prizes and a free beer with your $5 paid cover. It all starts early at 8 PM

Come early and enjoy Happy Hour from noon – 7 PM as well and receive $1 off pints.

Thank you for supporting us during our first year!

Saturday 8 PM,

Remigio Tamariz between Alfonso Borrero Y Lorenzo Piedra

Julio: WhatsApp: +52 553 348 9681
https://tinyurl.com/2s49ft36

Chimichangas? The best are in Santacruz Mexican Food and Bar!

Tex-Mex food? In Santa Cruz Mexican food and bar!
Come and enjoy the best chimichangas!
Quesadillas, Tacos, flutes; fajitas!
Many more options on our menu!
Order online 099 926 9635
Every day 2×1 in margaritas
3×2 in beers.
We welcome pets.
To see more of our Menu, please go to our Facebook @santacruzrestaurantcuenca.

https://www.facebook.com/santacruzrestaurantcuenca/menu/
Hours: Monday – Saturday: Noon – 10 PM Sunday: Closed,

Esmeraldas #2 20 Y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).

Santa Cruz Restaurant: 099 926 9635

Hours: Monday closed. Tuesday– Saturday: noon– 10 PM Sunday: noon—6 PM,

Esmeraldas #2 20 Y Remigio Crespo (one block east of the Totems).

Alba Saula: guillermina1908@hotmail.com

World Cup at Laredos!

Saturday and Sunday opening at 10 AM for the World Cup! Come enjoy a happy hour in drinks and food while we support the USA at 1 AM on Saturday! Sunday at 10 AM fish tacos and World Cup games!

December 3-4 10 AM,

1-77 Plaza Otorongo

Chris Beardman: 093 917 3689

USA vs Netherlands

The USA made it to the round of 16 in the Qatar World Cup. La Guarida is happy to show this essential game on-the-big-screen:

USA vs Netherlands

Saturday, December 3rd at 10 AM.
Brunch begins at 9 AM.

We’ll feature incredible American classics. Don’t miss this very important match as the USA continues its path to glory.

Reservations advised.
Book by calling 099 806 8071.

We are located at Mariscal Lamar and Luis Pauta.

December 3rd, from 9 AM to 1:PM, Free,

Mariscal Lamar 22-23 y Luis Pauta

Andres: underalias@gmail.com 099 806 8071

City: Cuenca

Horse trekking this Sunday – 2 spots left

Enjoy the fabulous sun and wind this Sunday. We are taking a ride through the mountains and valleys. 3 hours. Riders with some experience only.

Email for your spot.

Sunday, Dec 4, 10 AM pickup, $40 pp,

Victoria del Portete

Kim Curls: curlskim@hotmail.com

City: Cuenca

Gran Feria Supermaxi Las Americas

‘Tis the season! Come to Plaza de Las Americas (“Supermaxi Mall) on Sunday December 4th, and discover treats, gifts, and all your favorites from 18 great vendors! The Christmas Feria will be going on from 10 AM to 7 PM! And from 10 AM to noon, Santa will be there with a small treat for children! We’ll see you there!

December 4 from 10 AM to 7 PM, free,

Las Americas Y Ordonez

Karen: karen.smith134@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Sisa Bowl Restaurant and Chocolate

Come join us at Sisa Bowl

This weekend’s specials include Veggie Burgers, Smoked Turkey Paninis, and our Signature Bowls.

And don’t forget to try our Danish Blue Bacon Blaster Burger; Our signature Bacon Blaster Burger topped with Danish Blue Cheese. Served with your choice of Regular or Sweet Potato Fries.
(Vegetarian options available)

Don’t forget about our Signature Sisa Bowls.

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II Festival of the Toquilla Straw Hat, finest in the World

Sunday, December 4. From 10 AM to 5 PM: II Festival of the Hat in Pile

The town council of the community of Pile together with the associations of weavers organize the II Festival of the Hat in Pile, on Sunday, December 4 from 10 AM in the entrance of the community.

The festival will feature a fair of handicrafts made of toquilla straw and a gastronomic fair. Several Foundations and Organizations have joined the event with artistic presentations and village bands.

The festival will also include the participation of artisans of La Pila, to present their clay crafts, which is part of the national inventory of Ecuador’s intangible cultural heritage; and the community of Ligüiqui, who will show their work in Tagua. Let’s be part of a fair-trade festival to support the artisans in Ecuador! Buy direct from them!

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Common Grounds weekly entertainment

Common Grounds offers a wide variety of entertainment and specials ranging from Live Bands on Weekends and much more:
We will be showing the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022!
Monday Night Football 7 PM
Fun Trivia” every Tuesdays. from 6:30 to 8 PM hosted by Debra L
Bilingual Gringo Bingo every Wednesday 12:30 – 3:30 PM hosted by Marty D.
Thursday $2 tacos and 2×1 margaritas all day Open Mic 6:30 PM hosted by Mike W. and NFL games.
Friday Night Fun karaoke 7:30 PM hosted by Jhonson and Mariane
Saturday Night Live music: This Saturday, Dec, 3rd “Black Purple Band” 7:30 PM
Also now, every Saturday at 11 PM if you like to party late, please stay with us for our After Party show with a second band or DJ: this Saturday Dec,3rd DJ Marcelo 22! playing the best hits ever.
Sunday NFL football all day
Weekday Happy Hour: 3 to 7 PM. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see what’s happening every week at Common Grounds Sports Bar and Grill, best sports bar in town.

December 4th from 11 AM to 11 PM, $$,

Eduardo Crespo Malo, Gran Colombia

Olger Cristian Romero V: commongrounds@outlook.com 098 107 9406

City: Cuenca

Let’s get in the Spirit of Christmas

Join us this Sunday at the International Christian Community as we begin a three Sunday series on the Spirits of Christmas. Our sanctuary is decorated with a Christmas theme and there is a beautiful tree. Being it is the first Sunday of December we will celebrate Christmas Communion.
It may be a beautiful balmy sunny day outside but inside we will celebrate the fulfilment of Christ in our lives. Come feel the spirit!

Sunday, December 4, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, free,

5-02 Nicanor Aguilar y Solano

Phil Kennemer: kennemerphi1@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Good Karma Bistro presents Gaura y Lila’s Cooking Classes

This week we are going to cook some wonderful Italian dishes! This time we will learn a variety of super tasty pasta and other classic Italian dishes. They are all easy to make, healthy and super delicious.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your pasta arsenal!

Menu

-Garlic bread with cheese (without garlic)
-Caprese salad
-Spaghetti Marinara
-Fettuccine Alfredo
-Pesto Fusilli with Broccoli
-Conchiglie with Pumpkin Sauce

-Please reserve your assistance

Saturday. 10th of December 9 AM – Noon, $25 per person.

Good Karma Bistro, Remigio Tamariz 2-40 y Federico Proaño

Gaura y Lila: monimont26@gmail.com +593 95 908 8764

City: Cuenca

Good Karma presents cooking classes from our chef from India

Bring a taste of the Middle East into your home with this incredible Lebanese menu! Lebanese cuisine is an absolute treat for vegetarians, full of fresh vegetables, tasty crunchy treats and sauces, all prepared to perfection. These authentic recipes will allow you to create those incredible flavors at home.

Menu

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Christmas Toy Drive – starting now at Dr. Grace’s Office!

Christmas is close again and we want to bring some joy to the most ones in need in the Azuay community.

Every Christmas for the last 24 years we have collected new toys to be delivered to children in the Azuay community. This year, we want to invite you to be part of this rewarding experience!

Drop-off location: Dr. Grace’s Office
Collect starting now until December 22nd, 2022

Starting Now, free

Miguel Cordero y Av. Paucarbamba / Edificio Work Center – Oficina 210

Grace: graceord13@hotmail.com

City: Cuenca

Christmas Toy Drive – starting now at Dr. Grace’s Office!

Christmas is close again and we want to bring some joy to the most ones in need in the Azuay community.

Every Christmas for the last 24 years we have collected new toys to be delivered to children in the Azuay community. This year, we want to invite you to be part of this rewarding experience!

Drop-off location: Dr. Grace’s Office
Collect starting now until December 22nd, 2022

Starting Now, free

Miguel Cordero y Av. Paucarbamba / Edificio Work Center – Oficina 210

Grace: graceord13@hotmail.com

City: Cuenca

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission celebrates its third year

Looking for an English-speaking church home?

St. Christopher Episcopal Mission invites you to celebrate our Third Year Anniversary, Sunday, December 4th at 4 PM. We are the first English-speaking Episcopal Church in South America.

You will find an inclusive, multicultural, bi-lingual, and multi-generational worship community, with joyful friendly members, who are committed to social justice and helping others.

We would love to have you gather with us every Sunday at 4 PM.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StChristopherCuenca/

Google Map https://goo.gl/maps/YoGRCn4AaH12QWvL6

Every Sunday from 4 to 5 PM, free,

Bartolomé de las Casas #5-34 y Tirso de Molina

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

City: Cuenca

Today: Gran Feria/World Cup Extravaganza at Sabatino’s

If it’s happening today, it’s happening at Sabatino’s. Come shop from some of Cuenca’s premier artisans and entrepreneurs, watch the US take on the Netherlands in the first knockout round of the World Cup 2022, and enjoy a tasty lunch.

In addition to the full menu, you can choose from one of these four specials for only $7 each.

BBQ Pork Ribs, mashed potatoes, salad
Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes, salad
Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, salad
Ravioli (chicken or spinach) with your choice of sauce (marinara, pesto, creamy pesto), salad

And to finish off your meal–2×1 Cuba Libres!

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Unfurnished house, 4 BR – 4.5 bath, with terrace and patio, nice river view

Location: The house is located around 20 minutes from city center car distance, in front of the new remodeled walking path river called “Machangara”. Nearby there are few markets, restaurants, the closest mall is “Monay Mall” which is only 4 minutes car distance from the house.

Description: The house is in a gated community, facing the river, quiet and with almost 2 years old of construction. It has parking space for 2 small cars, surrounded by electric fence.

It has, First Floor: living and dining room, social bath, little patio, laundry room, kitchen with plenty of closets.

Second floor: there are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with large windows:

Third floor: There are 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. One of them has walk-in closets. It has access to a terrace with grill to make barbeque, facing the “Machangara” river.

House has good incoming sunlight.

Rent: $500 + condo fee $15
Utilities are not included in

Address: Calle de la Bandera Nacional, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Not negotiable, Small pet is OK.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1669953813

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

Fully furnished, 1 BR – 1 bath, heart of Downtown; quiet, all-included 

It is in the heart of Downtown. It´s a quiet, cozy and safe unit; located in the second floor, just few steps, away from the street noise. It has 1 full bedroom, laundry room covered by glass ceiling, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom with a couch and living-dining room – one unit. 

Appliances: washing machine in laundry, LED TV, queen-size bed, sofa bed. You just need your clothes. 

Rent: 
$400 one-year lease 
$450 6-month lease 
$500 3-month lease 

Price includes all utilities and has Wi-Fi high speed internet, electricity, water, and land line 

Address: Mariano Cueva between Bolivar and Gran Colombia, Cuenca. 

Furnished, negotiable 

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1654475440 

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

Unfurnished large apartment almost a house, 3br-2.5bath, Great locatio

Location: This unit is located in a gated safe and quiet condominium area. The apartment is on a 3-story house, owner lives in ground floor, and the apartment is the first and second floor with only few steps. The gated community is located walking distance to: Supermaxi of Don Bosco, few blocks from Yanuncay River, Primero de mayo Avenue, 10 minutes from Downtown and close to Mall del Rïo.

Description: It´s a 2-story apartment or duplex, almost a 2-story house. Ground floor: Parking space for 1 car, laundry open room, first floor: living room, dining room, social bathroom, kitchen. Second floor: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a small tv hall area.

Cost: $350
Does not include utilities

Address: near Cristobal Colon Avenue, Cuenca.

Unfurnished, Negotiable, Doesn’t apply.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1667001415

I am a real estate agent, janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com 0984001020

Furnished or unfurnished, brand-new apartment, 2 BR, great view

Furnished/unfurnished brand new apartment 2br-1.5bath, ground floor 

Location: Walking distance to: “Paseo de los Cañaris” avenue, Downtown is about 20 minutes, in front of the apartment there is a nice park. The neighborhood is quiet because it is in a dead-end street, no traffic. 

Description: The apartment is in ground floor; it has living and dining room, laundry room, social bathroom, nice kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower, great mountain view, Good quality finish. 

Price reduced: 

Unfurnished: $495 (minimum 1 year lease). 
Furnished: $580 (minimum 2 year lease) 
Includes water and Electricity, internet extra around $32 and Condo fee is $12

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1661995592

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

Go on a day trip with Hogar de Esperanza

Join us for a relaxing and fun day out of the city to the warmer Valley of Yunguilla.
We meet at the Foundation at 8 AM where we will have bagels and coffee provided by Matthew’s Bagels.

Our first stop will be the community of La Asuncion and then the San Alfonzo Lookout. We will climb to the top where you will have some incredible views and take fabulous photos.
We will then head to our house in Moisen where we will relax for a few hours with an amazing BBQ lunch, enjoy the warmth and the views. Garry will also be sharing some of his personal story and the upcoming book. We will return at 4 PM.

As there is some climbing on this trip, it is not suitable for anyone with breathing issues or joint problems. If you feel you cannot make the climb, you can still enjoy the views from the base of the lookout. Bottles of water will be provided.

Cost is $40 per person and you can reserve your space by emailing Kris at: events@hogaresperanza.org

Kris Andreatta: events@hogaresperanza.org 099 094 7611. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Traffic, school buses, and children

We live in a great neighborhood, El Vergel, on a busy street, but in an area with lots of single family homes with children of school age who ride school buses. We often watch them being picked up and dropped off, and there are several living in our building. I was appalled the other afternoon as a bus was unloading two children on a narrow side street on the corner of our building. As the children were exiting the stopped bus, the car behind the bus began honking, repeatedly, and then hurriedly drove around the stopped bus and around the corner without so much as slowing down. The children noticed the car and hurried to the safety of the sidewalk. If the traffic laws here are “different” concerning the rights of pedestrians, of which most of us are familiar when crossing streets, perhaps it’s not widely known that drivers should stop behind school buses until they start to move. I would like to appeal to anyone who drives a vehicle here who reads this, please think about how hitting a child would impact the lives of so many people, and drive more safely around school buses.

Concerned resident

City: Cuenca

Transfer visa to new passport

I recently renewed my US passport and was wondering if anybody has gone through the process of doing the digital visa transfer over to match up with their new passport number. What is the process? Where to go? And how much is the fee? This is a topic I have not seen discussed much here on this forum so I must admit to my ignorance on this subject. I will appreciate any and all feedback!

Chris

City: Cuenca

SSA direct deposit

I need info from anyone who has their SSA check deposited into a ProduBanco account. I tried doing this at Banco Guayaquil almost a year ago and never heard back from anyone. The paperwork was sent to San Jose, Costa Rica. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My email is blue94551@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Dan: blue94551@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking for a kitten shelter

We just lost our 11-year old cat and are so sad. We would like to find a new kitten or two. Does anyone know of a kitten shelter in Cuenca?

Thank you!

Sue: suethampton@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Volunteers for Fun & Games Navidad Fiesta in Giron

Hola, a todos!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Each year, I chose a different group to host a Navidad Fiesta!

This year, I will be hosting a Fun & Games day at the special needs school in Giron. There are 33 children and many are teenagers. Looking for volunteers for photographer, face painting, treasure hunt, Christmas tree pong, tres pies, sack races, musical chairs, sing along, bobbing for apples, corn hole, and a bunch of other games. We have horses coming, courtesy of RANCHO SAN JUAN and KIM CURLS in Tarqui, and our dear friend, Dr. Jose Luis Duran will be our Batman and Joker. Piñatas, helados, empanadas, candy apples, gifts and carmelos!

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Geodesic glamping structures and concrete security buildings for sale

The geodesics glamping structures are ideal for low cost big area patio living. These are custom designs, locally built at import prices.

Our glamping domes are built from 8 to 60 foot in diameter. A 23′ diameter dome (450 sq ft of living space) can be transported in a pickup truck. As a mobile structure, no permit is required. If you are in a rental, they can move with you. 23 foot diameter steel frame (430 square feet) starts at $1,400 Prices for a completed 23′ domes start at $3,490.

Our glamping spheres have a smaller ecological foot print than any structure we know. These are very light on the land. They don’t require heavy and destructive land clearing and leveling because they can be above the ground on legs with 5 very small pads (feet). Our structures can go places hardly any other structure can. From steep forested hill sides to humid land. These structures are so strong you can suspend them like a Christmas tree ornament ball. Prices for a completed sphere start at $3,490.

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HydroGenie for molecular hydrogen therapy

https://gethydrogenie.com/

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

This machine uses three methods to apply molecular hydrogen:

1 Drinking Molecular Hydrogen-Enriched Water
2 Inhalation of Molecular Hydrogen Gas
3 Direct application of molecular hydrogen gas to pain location

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Off grid powerful Mig welder (portable battery powered)

Ready Welder II battery powered Mig welder.

This welder is used as an off-grid field welder for military units and maintenance companies worldwide. Run flux core or gas input. High amperage welds. This is no toy, it is a serious tool.

Ready Welder II Standard Pack Model 10000ADP-CS, with AC/DC Power Converter and Cold Switch, For Batteries or DC Output Welding MachinesSET INCLUDES: ReadyWelder II™ high-impact MIG gun 10 ft of Cold Switch-enabled power cable with quick disconnects (can be extended to 100ft) 1-pound spool of flux-cored wire 0.035” Contact tip of each size: 0.023”, 0.030”, 0.035”, 0.040” 2 battery clamps 10 extra feet of gas hose Gas hose coupling adaptor to fit your gas regulator

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Gold and silver for sale

Gold is on the rise.

Currently available:

10 x 1/10oz Gold Kangaroo in protective case @$195 (please note you cannot get these less than $202.50 anywhere else in the world)

32 x 1/10oz Inca Mint @ $Spot +2% (Price Ref Kitco.com)

5 x 1/2oz Inca Mint @ $Spot + 2% (Price Ref Kitco.com)

30 x 1oz Inca Mint Silver @ $31.50ea

50 x 1/10oz Inca Mint Silver @$5.50 ea or $5.25ea for more than 20.

Some of these coins will be coming off the market if not sold on Monday morning.

If you are in the market for gold, don’t wait as there is expected to be a further increase over the next six weeks.

Tyrone: shopcuenca@gmail.com 099 131 4090

City: Cuenca

Great Bunn, speed brewing coffee maker

Absolutely great and fastest 10-cup Bunn GRB home coffeemaker; brews a full pot of coffee in about 3 minutes.

I’ve used it for less than a year, it’s in perfect condition.

$85

Alex: adanilenko82@gmail.com 097 905 9658

City: Cuenca

2 family yard sale near Mall del Rio

Clothes, suitcases, sleeping bag, blankets, pictures, sewing supplies, and lots more. Many items under $1. Corner of Felipe II and Hernando de Magallanes which is between Don Bosco and Mall del Rio. Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8:30 AM until noon.

Lynn Mogrovejo: 281 6921

City: Cuenca

Male puppy maltese, 2 months

Male puppy Maltese. 2 months old with vaccine and dewormed.

Take to your home now $250

Phone: 098 292 9909 or WhatsApp me
Ask for pic

Nestor: 098 292 9909

City: Cuenca

Plants

A selection of medium to large plants, including one large palm $28
A large pot of mixed planting $20
Ceramic / plastic containers other plants varieties $6-$8
Medium plastic containers with various plants $2.50 each
Preference will be given to selling the whole group at 15% discount for $85. 16 plants in all.
Lots of varied leaf / flower colors, etc.

Please contact Suzanne (via WhatsApp if possible ) for more info / photos.

Suzanne: 098 513 2564

City: Cuenca

Bernan’s Home Canned Foods

Christmas and New Years are right around the corner. I am compiling my Pumpkin Pie list for Christmas and have to say I’m surprised at the orders… But, if there is another pie you want or just want to make your own pumpkin pie, I will have frozen pie shells that you can use just like the ones sold in the US.

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MacBook Air (Retina,13.3-inch, 2019) used for 3 months only

Used for 3 months only like fresh new.

MacBook Air Retina, 13-3inch, 2019 Technical Specifications:

macOS Ventura 2022 late (newest)

Retina display
13.3-inch – 2560 x 1600

Integrated Touch ID sensor

Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz

128GB PCIe-based SSD

8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory

2.75 pounds very light

1080p FaceTime HD camera

Stereo speakers

Three microphones

email for pictures!

Motavo Garcia: motavog@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Cellphones for sale

*- Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Black 32GB with Pen Stylus $100

*- Blu Z3 Music (not smart phone for simple use and calls) $25

Motavo Garcia: motavog@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Home items for sale

– Platform king bed with Grey fabric headboard with very good mattress $250
– Queen bed with Chaide mattress $150
– 6 ft. round natural color wood $150
– powerful Osterizer Blender $40
– nice desk $100
– 3 other tables $30 and $25
– Epson Printer (wifi-wired) Eco Tank Ink – Black and White $90
– Chromecast Google Streaming Device $60 ( Netflix – Youtube – Hulu and more )
– 4 Gas Tanks $45
– Wahsing Machine OBO $300
– Electrolux Air purfier machine wahsable filter ( blow cold or warm air ) $95
– Extensive collection of succulents, many varieties and sizes
– APC Smart UPS 750W Battery Backup & Surge Protector for Electronics and Computers
(needs batteries replacment) $110

Please email or WhatsApp for photos

Sharron Cobb: sharroncobb35@yahoo.com 096 710 2786

City: Cuenca

KitchenAid mixer

I am selling my mixer. It looks like new. I have all the tools the price is $450. You can call me anytime. My number is: 099 415 5207. Thanks,

Xavier Rivera: 099 415 5208

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Consignments is open today

It’s the beginning of December and Christmas is just around the corner. We have lots of Christmas decorations for your home as well as special items for gifts for that special someone.

We currently have 2 nice clean ResMed CPAP machines in stock.
We have an almost new LG large capacity washer and GE gas dryer that we have reduced $100 each.
Lots of nice clothing for Women, Men, children, and baby. A brand-new baby stroller.
Kitchen items, coffee machines, small appliances. dishes and glasses.
Furniture and lighting. office supplies, desk, and lots of books including cookbooks.

Come and visit us and browse our store. You might find that special something you want or need. All customers will receive a discount on their purchase, except baby clothes, and already discounted items

We always accept new clients, so if you have something you would like to sell in our store, we accept most things that are clean and in good repair and working properly

Our store is located at: Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril, see map, and our hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 AM to 5 PM.

Brenda Webb: ironpony80@hotmail.com For English 098 459 3005, For Spanish 095 898 4212

City: Cuenca

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