Business Directory

Need a great cleaning company?

At Edvi Limpieza Total we work hard and do everything you ask us to do and more. Price depends on the job you need done.

One of our customers put it this way: “Think about having 3 people working, each in their own specialized area. Mateo is great in bathroom cleaning and reaching high places. Anita does a wonderful job with general cleaning but also turns her attention to cleaning up ugly stoves and kitchens. Edgar supervises everything – but, he isn’t just standing there. He busies himself with floors and furniture, polishing, waxing. When they have all finished, there is a quick review to make sure everything is in order.

Imagine – I don’t have to worry about SRI or IESS payments to an employee; he gives me a receipt from his legally registered company. Another thing I don’t have to worry about: supplies. They bring everything – the sanitation equipment, buckets, mops, brooms, rags, cleaning products, vacuum cleaners. I can leave them working in the house all day. Nothing is ever missing – very honest people. They come, they clean, you pay, they leave.”

Check the recommendations on GringoPost – you will see how much our clients appreciate our work.

We are ready to serve you. WhatsApp us to make an appointment. Please note, we are not newcomers – we are Cuenca residents who have been serving the community for 14 years. Reasonable prices. Recommendations upon request.

We’ll be happy to stop over to review the cleaning required and give you a fair estimate. Our clients can vouch for our careful attention to details.

If you have used our services and like what we have done for you, please vote for us as best cleaning company on Best of Cuenca in GringoPost. Thank you very much.

Vía al Valle barrio el Coco, Cuenca. By Appointment

Edgar Viscaino: 099 382 0014 WhatsApp + 593 99 382 0014

Cuenca Car Share

Emilio’s Cuenca Car Share has been pretty busy lately but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t register for an exciting car rental. Please let us know your plans ahead of time (there’s a long weekend coming up soon) so that the vehicle you want and the driver (if you want one) are ready and available for your trip. Remember on longer rentals we provide free kilometers. We also include insurance at no extra charge. There is much more to Ecuador than just a trip around Cuenca or to Guayaquil – exploring can be great fun.

When you contact me, we can discuss your needs – just a car? Or would you like a car and an English speaking tour guide? Or a chauffeur? How long do you need the car? What is the payment schedule? Look to me for answers to these and more questions like “do I need an Ecuadorian Drivers License? How can I get one?” I have facilitators that can teach you how to do that.
Maybe you have a car that is just sitting around unused and collecting dust? That’s bad for the car and you end up making payments on an asset you aren’t really using. You may make some extra money by sharing it with others.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with all your car rental needs.
Look forward to seeing you soon.

If you have used our services and have been happy with them, please vote for Cuenca Car Share on the Best of Cuenca under Best: car rental. Thank you very much.

Calle Canton Saraguro s/n and Manuel Arturo Cisneros, Cuenca. By Appointment

Emilio Morocho: 098 699 5694 WhatsApp +593 98 699 5694

Let’s go to the Jungle

These are the last days to sign up for our incredible Amazon tour.

In our trip to the Jungle, we combine visits to the Andes and Jungle. We will stay at Suchipakari Ecolodge in Misahualli and we will enjoy hiking in the rainforest, learn more about the Quichua culture, and navigate the waters of the beautiful Napo River. On our way to the jungle, we will visit Baños de Ambato and the Chimborazo volcano, on the way back to Cuenca.

It is a 6 day / 5 night trip from January, 31 – February 5. This tour is organized for a small group, no more than 15 people.

Day 1:
– Depart from Cuenca to Baños de Agua Santa – Activities at night
Day 2:
– Waterfalls Trail – “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall.
– Check in Suchipakari Lodge – Activities in the Lodge – Hiking
Day 3:
– Suchipakari Lodge: Hiking in the Jungle and visit to a Quichua communities
Day 4:
– Suchipakari Lodge: We will cross the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the Napo River. Contact with the wild life close to the river and the lagoon.
– Chocolate demonstration, artisanal elaboration techniques
Day 5:
– Free AM – Time to relax
– Transfer from Suchipakari to Riobamba.
Day 6:
– Visit to The Chimborazo Volcano – Hiking to the second refuge!
– Transfer to Cuenca.

Price from: $668 per person
**The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people registered until January 25th with a 50% deposit

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me: Marithza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com / Mobil and WhatsApp: +593 099 960 4870

This rate includes:

* Bilingual guide (English – Spanish),
* Private transport
* Hotel accommodation – Tourist superior class
* Breakfast per night of accommodation
* Meals (specified in the program)
* Entrance fee to all visitor sites listed on itinerary
* Activities, 24/7 assistance, taxes
* Biosafety protocols

Not included:

• Meals (Except those specified in the program – 03 lunch / 01 dinner)
• Beverage or alcoholics drinks
• Tips and personal expenses

Note: Due to the current situation, for the peace of mind of all travelers, a negative antigen COVID-19 test is required, performed up to 48 hours before the departure date.

Misahualli, Tena. January 31 – February 05

Maritza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com 099 960 4870

Domestic work and pet care

Nursing care for older adults and help with daily activities, child care, pet care and care.

Francisco Cisneros. all the week

Deni Carrion: 099 509 5380

Nebraska Hypoallergenic steam cleaning

Branches in Quito and Manta and now in Cuenca offering high-quality professional steam cleaning, using only all-natural plant based hypoallergenic shampoo, in combination with industrial strength cleaning equipment imported from the US. Cleaning services offered for:

Rugs
Upholstered furniture
Mattresses
Auto interiors
Curtains
We are fluent in English. Reasonable rates. Call now for a free estimate.

Also:

Handyman services
Electrician
Plumber
Carpentry
Landscaping
Surveillance system installation

Av 1 de mayo. From 8 AM to 6 PM

Freddy Delgado: fredd92@hotmail.com 093 937 9979

Vilcabamba and Tapichalaca tour 3D/2N

If you want to enjoy a few days in nature and at the same time observe several of the most important birds in Ecuador.
Don’t miss this excursion.

Polylepis Tours takes you to Vilcabamba and Tapichalaca Jocotoco Reserve.

Departure from Cuenca, any day.

Rates from $ 275pp (min 2 people)

It includes:

-Bilingual guide
-Private transport
-Hotel (2 nights in Vilcabamba)
-Breakfast and Lunch
-Binoculars

Does not include:

-Personal expenses
-Dinners
-Tips

More details:

Cell: 099 355 7648
email: polylepistours@outlook.com

Calle Larga 6-28.

Edison

French classes

Good morning, I offer:

Basic and intermediate level French classes. Online and in person too.
For kids and adults.

– basic conversations: learning to introduce yourself, grammar, usual conversations …
– French to Spanish translations.
– initiation to yoga in French for children and adults.

More information: +3 378 272 1819 on WhatsApp.

Eléonore Delepoulle

C&C unisex hair design and barber shop

The C&C unisex hair design and barber shop’s mission is to keep the spirit of traditional barbering alive. From as far back as the turn of the 20th century until today, our team consists of premier barbers that bring that same spirit to you through their ability to create an old-style barber experience.

The C&C . Established in 2017, is today home to many of the capital’s most talented stylists.
Perhaps you’re looking to refresh your style, with a new cut or color. Maybe you need an expert hand to maintain your cut. Or, why not simply book an appointment for a bit of much-needed pampering?

Our nail technician is trained in the techniques of cleaning, filing and grooming fingernails and toenails which includes the trimming and removal of the cuticle, moisturizing the skin of the hands and feet, removal of dead skin in both areas and a light massage to improve circulation and relaxation.

Nail professional also can treat the natural nails of the hands and feet as well as add on acrylic nails, gel coverings, or a silk strengthener. After these treatments, the nails can have a simple polish, a French manicure or a decorative design in a gel nails

So Book your appointment today through WhatsApp IMessage, text message, #0988148902
Walk-ins are welcomed but appointment is required so the we can comply with Isolation protocol . Also it’s for your convenience so you don’t have to wait long.

Avenida Ordóñez Lasso y Los Claveles Riverside Building right next to Pichincha Bank.

Clemencia Vizhñay: cyc.unisexhairdesign@gmail.com 098 814 8902

Delicious ground or whole roasted coffee at a good price in Cuenca

When you buy coffee, do you pay attention to what type of coffee you are buying? There are four main types of grain that we can consider to be commonly consumed: Arabica coffee, Robusta coffee, Liberica coffee and Excelsa coffee.

The arabigo coffee or coffea arabica belongs to the family of the Rubiaceae plants. This variety of coffee mainly comes from the mountains of Ethiopia and Yemen, although there are varieties of Arabica that are grown in South America, Central America or Asia. The plants usually reach 8 to 12 meters in height, and are grown in high altitude terrain, at least 800 meters. For this reason, collecting arabica coffee beans is more laborious, which increases its price considerably.

So what is 100% Arabica coffee? If we are faced with this denomination, it means that the roaster has only used grain of the Arabica variety.

When one wonders about the benefits of arabica compared to other types, it falls to the fact that its properties are not too far from what we assume that black coffee causes.

Also, this grain has a diuretic effect due to its potassium salts. It also increases intestinal activity and gastric motility, as well as reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease or even according to some studies it also prevents the risk of cancer. In short, consuming coffee based on Arabica beans in its proper measure can cause improvements for the body and helps to lead a healthy life if combined with a good diet.

I am Andrés Guillermo, the only distributor in Cuenca and Azuay of 100% Arabian coffee, grown and harvested at 1,300 meters above sea level, in the province of Zaruma. I have roasted coffee in two presentations: ground and beans, 450-gram bags so that you can make your breakfast or afternoon coffee a delicious experience in your mouth. Contact me 099 647 2877 WhatsApp or call

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

The World Health Organization warns of a covid outbreak

You are ready?

The best protection, according to the experts, is to wash your hands frequently, social distancing, but most importantly, the use of a mask that complies with all biosafety protocols, such as KN95 with filter, its use is not tiring, comfortable and above all reduces the risks of hypoxia.

Buy your mask with me, I sell them separately or in a box. They are fully hermetically sealed for your comfort and safety.

These masks are approved by the World Health Organization for their effectiveness and because they allow you to breathe freely without the risk of hypoxia.

I sell them by unit or by box of 20, totally sealed and hermetic, I also deliver them at home at no additional cost.

95% protection of the particles you are trying to avoid.

The solution is in KN95 filter masks.

Hello, I am Andres Guillermo, authorized distributor of KN95 masks with valve, in Cuenca and Azuay. KN95 masks offer all the benefits that a face mask can offer. These masks fit loosely over the nose and mouth, protecting them from dust, splashes, and germs. Contact me 0996472877

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

Facilitator

Hello,

My name is Paola, I am Ecuadorian. I offer services as facilitator. I can help you with almost anything you need. I have a car, therefore; I can drive you around Cuenca. I am patient, kind honest and friendly.

I am available in the aftenoons on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays.
The entire day: on Saturdays

Av Ordonez Laso.

Paola Salvador: paosalvadorp@gmail.com 098 336 9472

A study says you can get COVID-19 outdoors

With the risk of contracting COVID-19 in well-established indoor places, the little contact allowed with friends can be, for example, to exercise outdoors.

Researchers say contagions can occur outdoors, but the chances are greatly reduced.

One study found that two men in China talking face to face for at least 15 minutes was enough to spread the virus.

If someone is infected, perhaps inadvertently because they have no symptoms, they will release the virus by breathing, especially if they cough.

Some of that will be transported in droplets, most of which will quickly fall to the ground, but could reach your eyes, nose, or mouth if you are six feet away.

So the advice is to avoid being face to face if you are so close.

The infected person will also release smaller particles called aerosols.

Indoors these can accumulate in the air and be a hazard, outdoors they should disperse quickly.

The best way to protect yourself, according to the World Health Organization is to use KN95 masks with a valve, the only ones that truly protect and do not allow any contaminated particles to leak out.

I am Andrés Guillermo, authorized distributor for Cuenca and Azuay of these masks, imported from the USA, comfortable, light, adaptable to any face, their use does not cloud the lenses, they can be used by children or adults. I sell them by unit or by box of 20 units. Laminated to avoid manipulation. Contact me WhatsApp 099 647 2877 or call me, free home service.

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

100% Arabic coffee in Cuenca? I have it

Drinking coffee is not only relaxing, but it also has many benefits, especially if it is a 100% Arabic coffee.

If you like roasted ground coffee or beans, you can ask me in 450-gram bags at the best price in Cuenca.

I’m Andrés Guillermo, I take it to your home at no additional cost, I sell it in promotions of two or three covers at an incredible price. Do not miss out on the opportunity to taste a coffee harvested at 1300 meters above sea level, contact me WhatsApp: 099 647 2877 or call me, it will be a pleasure to serve you at home at no additional cost.

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

Garden design and maintenance

Leonardo’s Five Star Landscaping Service.
We offer weekly or monthly garden maintenance service…..
Available for any size job and for any kind of project in Cuenca.

If you need gardening supplies or firewood? We can do it. You didn’t come here just to live, you came to thrive and your life and home should reflect that. Fill your home and yard with plants. We speak English, understand the value of being on time and on budget. Give us a try you won’t regret it.

We deliver many types of gardening supplies, set up your garden and deliver firewood, for those cold Cuenca nights. Below are some of the items I can deliver to your home and help you set up and maintain the garden of your dreams.

• Rich black planting soil
• Organic fertilizer
• Healthy outdoor and indoor plants
• Decorative garden rock
• Large ceramic pots
• Vegetable starter plants
• Seeds, vegetable and fruit
• Herbs, baby plants of rosemary, basil, thyme and more
• Gardening tools, hoses, all supplies for your gardening needs
• Firewood delivered and stacked

You satisfaction is Guaranteed
Please note: my new cell phone number: 096 904 8247
WhatsApp 096 904 8247
Email: leonardo_loja@hotmail.com

Cuenca.

Leonado

Are you moving to Cuenca – Ecuador? Tour best neighborhood

Are you new to Cuenca or moving here soon? I would be happy to show you the best neighborhoods in and around Cuenca and help you find the best place for you and your family to live.

Please write me for me for more information about of the Tours and what area is one the best neighborhood to visit in Cuenca and live

Rafael Fajardo y Daniel Munoz. January 26th, from 9 AM to 4 PM

Carla Encarnacion: cleg_2102@hotmail.com 093 905 5399

Spanish: why you can’t seem to learn it and what to do about it

“Learning a foreign language as an adult is different than learning as a child.”

I think it’s safe to say you’ll agree with me on that one.

“Learning happens naturally for children whereas adults have to study long and hard.”

This is typically the next thought that follows that previous statement. But this is where we’ve gotten things all wrong.

As adults, we tend to think that “learning” means stuffing your head in a book, writing for hours and repeating the same words over and over again meaninglessly, until it all clicks and you “supposedly” learn the language.

It’s not our fault, we were simply brought up this way.

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Ear, Nose and Throat Dr.

Hello, I am Dr. Jimena Mancera, an MD who specialized in Otorhinolaryngology. I studied in the National Mexican University (UNAM), in Mexico City. I offer medical consultation for infectious, inflammatory and allergic diseases of the upper airway, facial aesthetic surgery, nose surgery, sleep and equilibrium diseases, and voice disorders (I see patients from all age groups). I will be glad to help you with any of these health issues and I’m fluent and comfortable speaking in English.

Location: Consultorios Arupo. Inés Salcedo 2-41 y Federico Proaño.

Jimena Mancera: dramancera.orl@gmail.com 099 867 7986. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Treat yourself to an experience at Sojo Spa

There are a few more days to take advantage of two packages designed to get you looking and feeling your best.

Cut, color, treatment–$45 including a glass of wine
Pedicure, manicure, and micro-dermabrasion facial–$35

Prices valid through January 24, 2021.

Appointments are required to ensure maximum allowed capacity is not violated. Masks are also required. All other bio-security norms are also enforced.

Also, I would appreciate your consideration for the Best of GringoPost categories.

*Best of Business*
Hairdresser
Mani/Pedi Place

We’ll see you soon at Sojo Spa!

Camino del Tejar between Sarar y Duco. Monday – Sunday: 8 AM – 6 PM

Armando Sojo: 098 385 7531 Facebook: SojoSpa

Trying to get your driver’s license or renew it?

Trying to get your driver’s license or renew it?

Hi, My name is Nestor Reinoso.

If you are trying to get your driver’s license and can’t get it because of the language barrier or whatever reason you may have, don’t worry, I can help you, even under the most difficult circumstances.

If you want to be one of my satisfied customers, give me a call.

I will be more than pleased to provide assistance.

Thanks,

Kind Regards,

Cuenca.

Nestor Reinoso: safetransportationecu@gmail.com claro. 096 742 1444. WhatsApp 099 623 9495. USA 914 230 5429 messenger Nestor Reinoso

Travel in the heart of the Andes: Quilotoa, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo

Our new private tour to the Central Andes is a great mix of natural highlights (Quilotoa, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo) and local culture – from a cooking workshop to rural hikes, visiting artisans, and stays in quiet and cozy lodges.

Day 1
AM Private transportation Cuenca – Devil´s Nose viewpoint –Guamote
PM Cooking class, learn how to prepare the real Ecuadorian empanadas

Day 2
AM Our community tour gives you an authentic look into daily life in the Andes: visit an educational project, a rural school, a choza and a traditional weaver.
PM Transfer to Isinliví, located on the famous Quilotoa Loop in Cotopaxi province

Day 3
AM At sunrise, practice yoga. After breakfast 3 to 4-hour rural hike to Guantualo
PM Visit the local wood workshop. Free time to enjoy the spa and gardens of the lodge

Day 4
AM Excursion to Quilotoa Crater Lake, optional hike or kayaking
PM Visit Tigua gallery and transfer to hacienda

Day 5
AM Excursion to Cotopaxi National Park, hike around Laguna Limpiopungo
PM Transfer to Salinas de Guaranda, model of a successful community enterprise

Day 6
AM Visit the cooperatives of Salinas, taste excellent cheeses, chocolates and salami
PM Afternoon excursion to Chimborazo Reserve, spot vicuñas and hike to second refuge. Transfer to Riobamba

Day 7
AM Short tour of Riobamba and Guano, Pueblo Magico. Departure to Cuenca (travel time 5 hours).
PM Arrival in Cuenca

You can start this private tour on any day with a minimum of 2 people.

Prices
2 – 3 people $795 per person
4 – 6 people $675 per person

Including:
– private door to door transportation
– accommodation in cozy lodges and inns, based on double room with private bath.
– daily breakfast in the accommodations
– 3 x dinner
– all activities as detailed in the itinerary
– entrance permits National Parks and Reserves
– biosafety protocols applied in transportation, accommodation and excursions

If you would like to receive the detailed trip itinerary, or an offer for a customized tour, contact Popkje van der Ploeg at Julio Verne Travel info@julioverne-travel.com

Remigio Romero Mz H Lt 9 Riobamba. Private tour, departure any day

Julio Verne Travel: 099 416 7350

Are you looking for your new TV, LG or Samsung?

Are you looking for your new TV with the best price?
Greetings Dear Expat-community and everyone else. Looking for the right TV?

I offer brand-new TVs. Some of the latest models of LG and Samsung for the best price in town.

If you need references from my happy customers, I will be more than pleased to provide you.

Kind regards,

Nestor Reinoso: nestorefrainreinosoguaman@gmail.com 099 623 9495 / 096 742 1444. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Cuenca.

Ecogalaxy luxury catamaran reduced price 2021, continues!

Galapagos Ecogalaxy luxury catamaran: March and April 2021 Departures

Galapagos Luxury Catamaran continues cruising with promotional rates continue.

Visit: www.ecogalaxyonboard.com

6 Days/ 5 nights Program: Itinerary B

Tuesday PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wednesday AM: Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM: South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday AM: Seymour: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera
Friday AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM: Genovesa: Barranco
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
Tuesday PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wednesday AM: Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM: South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday AM: Seymour: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera

Available:
March 6th to 11th
March 20th to 25th

Itinerary C: 6 Days/ 5 nights Program

Thursday PM: ta Cruz: Bachas Beach
Friday AM: Santiago: Sullivan Bay
PM: Bartolome: Bartolome
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands
PM: Santa Cruz: Charles Darwin Station
Sunday AM: Floreana: Cormorant Point / Devil’s Crown
PM: Floreana: Post Office Bay
Monday AM: Española: Suarez Point
PM: Española: Gardner Bay / Gardner Islet / Osborn Islet
Tuesday AM: San Cristobal: Interpretation Center

Available:
March 25th to 30th
April 8th to 13th

*Price per person $1,499 (double room) Ecuadorian or Residents with cedula
*Price per person $1,799 (private room for one person) Ecuadorian or Resident with cedula
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,263(double room)
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,656 (private room for one person)

5 days 4 nights : Itinerary A

Tuesday PM: San Cristobal: Lobos Island
Wednesday AM: Santa Fe: Santa Fe
PM: South Plazas: South Plaza
Thursday AM: Seymour: North Seymour
PM: Mosquera: Mosquera
Friday AM: Genovesa: Darwin Bay
PM: Genovesa: Barranco
Saturday AM: Santa Cruz: Highlands

Available
March 2nd to 6th.
March 16th to 20th


*Price per person $1,299 (double room) For Ecuadorians or Residents with cedula
*Price per person $1,559 (private room for one person) For Ecuadorians or Residents
*Price For Foreign Tourist: $1,870 (double room)
*Price for Foreign Tourist: $2,184 (private room for one person)

All options include:
– Airfare to/from Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil
– Naturalist Guides certified by the Galapagos National Park
– Meals specified in the itinerary
– Accommodation in all rooms with air conditioning and balcony
– Excursions indicated in the itinerary
– Shared transfers airport – yacht – airport
– Personalized assistance in compliance with all biosecurity protocols
– Snorkeling in the authorized places according to the itinerary
– Coffee, tea and purified water


Not included:

– RT-PCR Covid19 test
– Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $6 , $100 for Foreign Tourist
– $10 per person Transportation Airport – Canal / Canal – Airport ($5 per way per passenger)
– Ingala ( Immigration Galapagos Card) $20
– Services not mentioned
– Tips

**We provide information about laboratories authorized by the Ministry of Health for PCR Covid 19 test for Ecuadorians.

For information what’s app: Angela 099 251 9679 or email: letsgotoecuador@hotmail.com

Quito or Guayaquil Airport. According with Itinerary

Angela Hally

Ken Cuban stylist with 15 years of experience in the field of styling

Ken is inviting you to the new promotions of my new salon from Keratin, colors, manicure, eyebrow waxing with capillary Botox thread with incredible results with very good shine and a spectacular finish, do not hesitate and put yourself in very good hands we speak your language and we adapt to your schedules and conditions … your beauty stop in Cuenca

Ordoñes Lasso y de las Azulinas near to school of Cuenca. Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 8 PM.

Kenrrick Aguerrebere: 099 562 5616

Berenice studio

Hello my beautiful clients…

I hope all of you are doing well… I know it’s been quite a while since we have seen each other. I’ve been training, learning the new technics and trends for hair here in the United States in company of my mother that most of you know. So, after all the studying and practicing I’m ready to come back to you guys and offer my best to you.

I’ll be back the first week of February. You are more than welcome to make appointments.. We are crazy about biosafe and always disinfect after each client.

I’ll just be thrilled to see each and one of you.

WhatsApp: 098 963 9264
Email: vickyandrade20@gmail.com
Paucarbamba 5-16 y Tomillos

Paucarbamba 5-16 Y Tomillos.

Victoria Andrade

Birdwatching special, Southern Jocotoco Reserve

Dear Expat Community, I’m happy to announce the most special birdwatching tour in the southern region. This time we prepare our visit to one of the Jocotoco reserves in Zamora City, Copalinga.
Our itinerary is planned for 3 days and 2 nights with all included as private transportation, English speaking birdwatching guide, accommodation and all meals.

Group minimum 6 people and maximum 10

Don’t miss this unique opportunity with this special price.
Departure is Wednesday 27 of January and finishes on Friday, 29.
Pick-up in Cuenca from door to door.
Price is $290 per person
Best wishes
Diego Maldonado Noboa
Cell phone 099 841 2450
CEO
Amazing South American tours

Cuenca-Ecuador. January 27 to January 29

Diego Maldonado: xperiencecuador@gmail.com 099 841 2450
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Cuenca-Ecuador. January 27 to January 29

Livethelife 2021 4.99 % financing special

All livethelifeinecuador.com projects are offering a 4.99 percent financing special post Covid.

Look at our farming communities in Yunguilla

Look at our ocean view communities in Puerto Lopez.

Lodging and transportation available.

All construction including engineering, road building, architecture, power construction available.

Livethelife

Yunguilla and Puerto Lopez. 2021

Torrin Brauch: info@livethelifeinecuador.com +1 239 848 5876

Glenfiddich single malt whiskeys -12 yr, 15 yr, 18 yr at CuencaShop

Yes we have been able to get
Glenfiddich 15 yr and 18 yr Single Malt Scotch

Unfortunatey only one bottle each.
The 15 yr old is $91.40
The 18 yr old is $161

We also have a large variety of Tequila, Rum and Whiskeys.

Yes we can give a discount on package deals.

Dont miss these bottles.

If you need to pay with a credit card we are trailling payphone.

Delivery Available
Orders/ Enquiries: 098 402 6399

Cuenca Shop (Kings Smokehouse) 8-66 Coronel Talbot, Sans Sebastian Park, Cuenca. 9 AM – 5 PM Monday to Thursday, 9-6 PM Friday, Saturday 9:30 – 4 PM.

Tyrone

Best coworking space in Cuenca

Are you looking for space to work away from home? Meet Impaqto a flexible coworking space where you can choose where, how and when to work. Get in touch with us and get 4 hours of free trial.

Av. Francisco Talbot y 12 de Abril.

Jessica Albam: 098 767 4830

All wood, solid, good and economical

We are manufacturers of all kinds of wood furniture; solid and resistant wood.

Send a reference image and measurements. We manufacture for all tastes. Free estimates. Quote with us.

Miguel Heredia. In hours from 9 AM until 6 PM

Natera: palletsmueblescuenca@gmail.com

Today is the day!

Please join us here today at El Mundo Orgánico for the Grand Opening of our store.

Everyone here at El Mundo Orgánico is so grateful to the many of you who order for home delivery from us on a regular basis and those of you who have already stopped by our store. We also appreciate the wonderful compliments we have been receiving about our products and services.

To help us celebrate our Grand Opening, several of our suppliers, many whom you may already know, will be joining us here on our large outdoor patio to sell an even wider array of products. The suppliers include King’s Smokehouse, The Cuenca Shop, Hoppe Café, SIZÚ Lab, Par Arte, Nunkui, BYOB featuring Dr. Abeeja products, and last but not least, La Mía. All health safety protocols will be followed, including social distancing.

For the address and directions to our store location, as well as a list of our “Build-Your-Own Basket” product selections and ordering instructions, please visit the “Home Page” of our website, www.elmundoorganico.com.

At this time, the “Home Page” is the only correct page on our website. The rest of the pages, including the sign-up function for our “Newsletter,” are still “Under Construction” and do not contain correct information. However, soon all will be fixed, and you will be able to actually place your orders online.

FYI, we have many more additional organic and natural products, as well as gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, vegan and vegetarian products, at our store location. If you are looking for any product that is not on our product selection list, please let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.

We look forward to seeing you today, Saturday, January 23, for our Grand Opening.

El Mundo Orgánico, Armando Espinoza, 093 906 2640 (text only, please!)

Francisco Cisneros y Autopista #582 (Via Cuenca-Molleturo-Naranjal). January 23, 2021

Armando: 093 906 2640

Solid furniture

We are good carpenters and furniture makers. Our price is economical, and the work is excellent.

Please write to the mail. With your measurements. Material to your liking. Reference image to give you a quote.

– Good quality, good price
– Furniture in natural color and solid wood.

free estimates

Miguel Heredia y Vega Muñoz. In hours from 9 AM until 6 PM

Manuel: manuelservice335@gmail.com

Melamine furniture

Melamine furniture
Bathroom shelves – kitchen shelves – shoemakers – room shelves – beds – closets – tables – desks – wardrobe – night tables; everything to your liking.

– ask safe and guaranteed jobs.

Cuenca Centro. In hours from 6 AM – until 5 PM

Daniel: allmelaminaservices@gmail.com

Recovery Center physical therapy

We are a complete physical therapy center in Cuenca with 5 years’ of experience.
Recovery offer personalized physical therapy and program to support rehabilitation, physical performance enhancement, and future injury prevention.

Our staff speaks English and they have specialized training to deal with a wide array of injuries, conditions, and treatment scenarios.

Tadeo Torres Street and Jose Alvear at the corner. Monay to Friday, from 7 AM to 7 PM

Cristina: lcda.cristinach@gmail.com 098 708 4401 / 098 542 0560

Availability in Gran Colombia Suites, 2021

Gran Colombia Suites is attending with normally provided accommodation services. We have all necessary biosecurity standards to receive our guests. We are located one block from Parque Calderon. Gran Colombia Suites was born in 2014 as a pioneering concept in the City, Corporate Housing, a modality of renting fully furnished and equipped apartments that provide comfort, space, privacy and security.

Amelia and JP made a blogging video during their stay here in Gran Colombia Suites. You can check out in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA5t86pQLUI

Luis Cordero 10-13 and Gran Colombia.

Chris or Isabel: info@grancolomiasuites.com 282 9862

Enjoy your golden years and look after your health

We want you to enjoy your life in Ecuador to the optimum extent. Our country is beautiful but there are many things to know.

The best way to live in Ecuador with peace of mind, is to look after your health with the best insurance plans and coverage. We have several options that fit your budget.

We make sure you have excellent care in the best hospitals and clinics in Cuenca. Relax and enjoy, we take care that you can enjoy life without health care fears.

We care about covering your health needs, so don’t hesitate to contact us and ask us any questions you may have. We are happy to answer them.

Ask about our plans and the unique benefits we have at Blue Box.

Blue Box, ensuring your future.

Ordoñez Lasso Avenue 5-55 and Los Cedros – Monte Carlo Building – office 001. Monday to Friday (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Carlos Alberto Ramírez Velásquez: 098 246 5168 blueboxasesores@gmail.com

Let’s go to the Jungle

Last year was different; however, we had the opportunity to travel with our groups to enjoy a time in nature with great success. For this reason, we have a new departure date available for you.

In our trip to the jungle, we combine visits to the Andes and Jungle. We will stay at Suchipakari Ecolodge in Misahualli and we will enjoy hiking in the rainforest, learn more about the Quichua culture, and navigate the waters of the beautiful Napo River. On our way to the jungle, we will visit Baños de Ambato and the Chimborazo volcano, on the way back to Cuenca.

It is a 6 day / 5 night trip from January, 31 – February 5. This tour is organized for a small group, no more than 15 people.

Day 1:
– Depart from Cuenca to Baños de Agua Santa – Activities at night
Day 2:
– Waterfalls Trail – “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall.
– Check in Suchipakari Lodge – Activities in the Lodge – Hiking
Day 3:
– Suchipakari Lodge: Hiking in the Jungle and visit to a Quichua communities
Day 4:
– Suchipakari Lodge: We will cross the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the Napo River. Contact with the wild life close to the river and the lagoon.
– Chocolate demonstration, artisanal elaboration techniques
Day 5:
– Free AM – Time to relax
– Transfer from Suchipakari to Riobamba.
Day 6:
– Visit to The Chimborazo Volcano – Hiking to the second refuge!
– Transfer to Cuenca.

Price from: $668 per person
**The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people registered until January 25th with a 50% deposit

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me: Marithza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com / Mobil and WhatsApp: +593 099 960 4870

This rate includes:

* Bilingual guide (English – Spanish),
* Private transport
* Hotel accommodation – Tourist superior class
* Breakfast per night of accommodation
* Meals (specified in the program)
* Entrance fee to all visitor sites listed on itinerary
* Activities, 24/7 assistance, taxes
* Biosafety protocols

Not included:

• Meals (Except those specified in the program – 03 lunch / 01 dinner)
• Beverage or alcoholics drinks
• Tips and personal expenses

Note: Due to the current situation, for the peace of mind of all travelers, a negative antigen COVID-19 test is required, performed up to 48 hours before the departure date.

Misahualli, Tena. January 31 – February 05

Maritza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com 099 960 4870

Make your life easier in Cuenca

Are you planning to live in Cuenca? Even if you are here in Cuenca, do you still need help?

Hello to all the expat community. My name is Fausto Ortiz. I want to offer my service as a professional driver/facilitator. I can assist you with: Shopping, deliveries, translation, IESS and private hospital appointments, bank issues. I have good skills solving problems, Internet and phone contracts, moving to another house, rental agreements and all your errands or needs with transportation within the city.

Outside of the city by appointment only, Trips to Azoguez, Machala, Guayaquil, Manta, Loja, etc. Feel free to ask the price. I will be glad to assist you.
Excellent references available.

Fernandez de Cordova, Miraflores, Cuenca. After 7 AM every day.

Fausto Ortiz: ffortiz45@gmail.com 099 523 9988. This is my cell phone and WhatsApp

VAN / SUV transportation service with English Speaking driver

Van / SUV/ transportation services with English speaking driver
Greetings; expat-community, tourists, tour companies and everyone:

I provide completely legal, insured, and safe transportation throughout the whole country of Ecuador. I can service one passenger up to 40 passengers at a time.
The cars are completely sanitized.

My services include:

– Pick up and drop off to any airport (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Transfer to and from any airport – (Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca)
– Taking you to other towns
– 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)
– we can deliver anything to your house.

Our insured and safe transportation services offer the use of a bus, car, SUV, pickup truck, or cab.

Note: This service is completely legal, safe, and insured transportation (it comes with free passenger’s insurance).

Available 24/7
Please feel free to contact me for a free quote at any time.

Many recommendations of my services can be found on:

FB exclusive transportation with Nestor Reinoso

GringoPost/recommendations/drivers/Nestor Reinoso.

Kind regards,

Av. 3 de Noviembre 1-56 (Plaza Ortorongo) Cuenca, EC ​.

Www.safetransportationcuenca.com

Nestor Reinoso: safetransportationecu@gmail.com Ecuador 096 742 1444 WhatsApp 099 623 9495 USA 914 230 5429 / 096 742 1444

Cuenca

Spa pedicures like in the USA in Marjess Peluqueria

Looking to get a mani or pedi like the ones you would get in America? Look no further. We offer 5 different pedicures that promise to relax and renew you. What to expect:

– High quality pedicure chairs with back massage
– Callus removal
– Massage with hot stones and lavender oils
– Hydrating Aztec clay mask
– Paraffin bath on heels
– Essie – O.P. I. nail polish and nail art

Jan 21-Feb 22 from 9 AM to 7 PM, $15, Av. Gonzalo Cordero y Nicolas Sojos (across Rest. El Nopal), Cuenca.

Ana: marjesspeluqueriacue@gmail.com 099 894 7731. Call after: 9 AM.

RadiantSkin Spa by Alejandra welcoming new massage clients.

Alejandra has been super busy treating her many loyal existing clients over the holiday months. Warmest thanks to all of you for your patronage.

And now her schedule is more open to new clients again.

So, book today to discover why all Alejandra´s clients rave about her*

Visit our Facebook page to book any of our signature services including a relaxing massage, facials, permanent eyelash curling, micro-needling anti-aging, waxing, lymphatic drainage and more. Like our page and check our videos, great reviews, photos and full details of services.

www.facebook.com/radiantskinspaec

You get a warm, professional experience with each visit inside our lovely spa. Alejandra uses biosafe protocols including a mask and facial protector and disinfects her spa after each client visit.

We speak English. Gift Cards available. Discounts available for packages of multiple sessions. Just a short walk from el Centro. We accept PayPal, debit and credit cards (+processing charge for cards).


*Leita H. posted in GringoPost last week.

…”Alejandra of Radiant Skin Spa not only does facials, etc., but she also does a fabulous massage. In addition to 1 ½ hours of deep muscle, she always wraps up with hot rocks and moist, hot towels to sooth the most savage beast. My husband and I just scheduled another one for each of us!” …

Mercy¨s Alta Peluqueria, Kawsay Building Paucarbamba 3-61 near Av. Los Fresnos.. Monday through Saturday by appointment

Alejandra: radiantskinspaec@gmail.com WhatsApp/Cell +593 99 101 5477

Delicious ground or whole roasted coffee at a good price in Cuenca

When you buy coffee, do you pay attention to what type of coffee you are buying? There are four main types of grain that we can consider to be commonly consumed: Arabica coffee, Robusta coffee, Liberica coffee and Excelsa coffee.

The reality is that most people, lovers or not of good coffee, do not pay attention to what variety they buy, they simply worry that it is black and suitable for preparing the coffee we are used to.

The arabigo coffee or coffea arabica belongs to the family of the Rubiaceae plants. This variety of coffee mainly comes from the mountains of Ethiopia and Yemen, although there are varieties of Arabica that are grown in South America, Central America or Asia. The plants usually reach 8 to 12 meters in height, and are grown in high altitude terrain, at least 800 meters. For this reason, collecting arabica coffee beans is more laborious, which increases its price considerably.

Currently, this type of bean represents more than 50% of world coffee production, something that makes it the most cultivated in the world. Therefore, it is very likely that, although you may not know it, you drink coffee made from arabica beans every morning.

So what is 100% Arabica coffee? If we are faced with this denomination, it means that the roaster has only used grain of the Arabica variety.

Normally, coffee experts consider Arabica coffee an exquisite species and much finer than other varieties, which are stronger or more powerful for the palate. In this case, the aromatic coffees from this bean have a balance of flavors, with a pleasant acidity accompanied by sweet or fruity notes, in contrast to other more bitter beans.

When one wonders about the benefits of arabica compared to other types, it falls to the fact that its properties are not too far from what we assume that black coffee causes.

Also, this grain has a diuretic effect due to its potassium salts. It also increases intestinal activity and gastric motility, as well as reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease or even according to some studies it also prevents the risk of cancer. In short, consuming coffee based on Arabica beans in its proper measure can cause improvements for the body and helps to lead a healthy life if combined with a good diet.

On the other hand, and although its level of concentrated caffeine in each bean is lower than other families such as robusta, arabica coffee has stimulating, energetic attributes that activate the nervous and neuromuscular system. That is why, exceeding its consumption can cause insomnia or severe sleep disturbances, depending on the body of each consumer. In addition, a totally abusive consumption could cause health problems such as headaches, palpitations or even different types of heart problems.

I am Andrés Guillermo, the only distributor in Cuenca and Azuay of 100% Arabian coffee, grown and harvested at 1,300 meters above sea level, in the province of Zaruma. I have roasted coffee in two presentations: ground and beans, 450-gram bags so that you can make your breakfast or afternoon coffee a delicious experience in your mouth. Contact me 099 647 2877 WhatsApp or call

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

Proven outbreak of Covid in Cuenca, what to do?

With an event that will be held in parallel in Quito and Guayaquil, the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) begins this Thursday, January 21, the vaccination against Covid-19 in the country. In this way, a process begins by which it is expected to immunize nine million Ecuadorians until the end of 2021.

The activity in Cuenca will take place on Friday the 22nd, once the pharmaceutical company leaves the biological material in the vaccination centers and the logistics operation to the vaccination points is fine-tuned.

In the Vicente Corral Moscoso Hospital 108 doses will be applied, in the José Carrasco Arteaga 162 and in SOLCA, 54. In addition, there will be an amount for the Homero Castanier Hospital, in Azogues.

It is easy and cheap to protect ourselves, using masks that are approved by the world health organization, the KN95 with a breathing valve. Which gives us 99% protection due to its five layers of fabric, and the valve that allows better breathing, avoiding headaches, dizziness and fogging of the lenses.

I am Andrés Guillermo, distributor for Cuenca and Azuay of these masks. Do not risk your life and that of your family, use masks adaptable to your face, comfortable, safe that do not cloud your lenses. Contact me 099 647 2877, it will be a pleasure to arrive at your door with this product.

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

New line of crochet hooks at YarnLux – boutique de hilo

At YarnLux – boutique de hilo we have all the tools you need to create your fiber masterpieces. Come and check out the new line of crochet hooks and knitting needles we carry.

We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM or by appointment. We look forward to seeing you at Cuenca’s luxury yarn store, YarnLux – boutique de hilo.

Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas.

Elizabeth Beale: YarnLuxBoutique@gmail.com 099 772 2205

Is your sterilized cat gaining weight?

We have a special price on Royal Canin Specialty Food for sterilized cats. Purchase a bag of 400 grams and you receive another 400 grams free in the same bag. This is one of the best foods you can provide your adult cat because it helps control their weight and fights urinary tract difficulties. Visit us at La Mia Mascota Pet Shop or Veterinary Clinic.

Hurry in; at this price our stock won’t last long – the special on Chihuahua food announced previously is already over – we are out of stock.

Specialty cat and dog food is available at both of our Pet Shops – in Las Americas Commercial Center and in our Veterinary Clinic. We offer complete Veterinary services at our clinic – call for an appointment.

Thank you. Please remember to vote for us on GringoPost for Best Pet Store and Best Pet Shop if you like our products and services.

Comercial Center Plaza Las Americas Locale 27; and Calle Arrayán y Álamos (behind Gasolinera Eloy Alfaro).

Alexandra Montano: 098 404 3395 – 099 020 6839 – 07 408 9255 WhatsApp + 593 98 404 3395 – +593 99 020 6839

Hot water problems in home? Calefon repair service on-site

Having problems with hot water? Just call once and the hot water problem will be fixed right away and guaranteed.

Calefon repair service – any brand – all parts available and guaranteed.

Santa Isabel.

Geoffrey B.: calefonrepair@gmail.com 098 606 6595

Cuenca Consignments is open today

Happy Friday!
La Mia Goat Cheese will be here today
New Beef Jerky from Picklings

Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
…Mark Twain

Isabela 4-75 y 12 de Abril. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM

Suzanne Ward

Do you like coconut, coffee, or lemon? You make the choice

New from Vivaldi Ice Cream this week are 4 new flavor sensations.
All are made with all real ingredients and no added chemicals.
Coconut Ice Cream
Coffee Ice Cream
Lemon Ice Cream
$4.50 – 500ml
$8 – 1 liter
And now Chocolate sugar free with Stevia is available. $5/500ml or $9/1 liter
Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3 depending on your location
Across Cuenca. Available 7 days a week
Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Phone: Carlos, 096 254 6303
Email: cpaezleguisamo@gmail.com

Across Cuenca. Available 7 days a week

Let’s go to the Jungle

Last year was different; however, we had the opportunity to travel with our groups to enjoy a time in nature with great success. For this reason, we have a new departure date available for you.

In our trip to the jungle, we combine visits to the Andes and Jungle. We will stay at Suchipakari Ecolodge in Misahualli and we will enjoy hiking in the rainforest, learn more about the Quichua culture, and navigate the waters of the beautiful Napo River. On our way to the jungle, we will visit Baños de Ambato and the Chimborazo volcano, on the way back to Cuenca.

It is a 6 day / 5 night trip from January, 31 – February 5. This tour is organized for a small group, no more than 15 people.

Day 1:
– Depart from Cuenca to Baños de Agua Santa – Activities at night
Day 2:
– Waterfalls Trail – “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall.
– Check in Suchipakari Lodge – Activities in the Lodge – Hiking
Day 3:
– Suchipakari Lodge: Hiking in the Jungle and visit to a Quichua communities
Day 4:
– Suchipakari Lodge: We will cross the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the Napo River. Contact with the wild life close to the river and the lagoon.
– Chocolate demonstration, artisanal elaboration techniques
Day 5:
– Free AM – Time to relax
– Transfer from Suchipakari to Riobamba.
Day 6:
– Visit to The Chimborazo Volcano – Hiking to the second refuge!
– Transfer to Cuenca.

Price from: $668 per person
**The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people registered until January 25th with a 50% deposit

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me: Marithza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com / Mobil and WhatsApp: +593 099 960 4870

This rate includes:

* Bilingual guide (English – Spanish),
* Private transport
* Hotel accommodation – Tourist superior class
* Breakfast per night of accommodation
* Meals (specified in the program)
* Entrance fee to all visitor sites listed on itinerary
* Activities, 24/7 assistance, taxes
* Biosafety protocols

Not included:

• Meals (Except those specified in the program – 03 lunch / 01 dinner)
• Beverage or alcoholics drinks
• Tips and personal expenses

Note: Due to the current situation, for the peace of mind of all travelers, a negative antigen COVID-19 test is required, performed up to 48 hours before the departure date.

Misahualli, Tena. January 31 – February 05

Maritza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com 099 960 4870

How do you filter out chlorine and icky things from the old water pipes?

Start drinking great tasting water with our high-tech pitchers. The real strengh of our pitches is the quaility of our filters.

Our Alkaline water pitchers filter out contaminates and chlorine from your drinking water. With six stages of filtration, it reduces or entirely eliminates impurities such as heavy metals like lead, copper, and aluminum, as well as chloramines and dissolved organics such as pesticides. Our filters will remove some, but probably not all, fluoride.

These filters are also designed to reduce the acidity of your water. Your water’s PH level will end up between 8.5 and 9.5 by adding beneficial alkaline ionic minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium in the correct ratio and balance.

The filters should be changed about every 70 gallons. Fortunately, they are very inexpensive: 1 filter for $7 or 2 for $12. The pitchers are $45 and include one free filter. The water pitchers are very attractive and are available in black, baby blue, or bright green. (For more information, see the website link in the comments section.)

And while you are improving your health, save the planet – stop buying bottled water.

Store # 1: Sunrise Cafe, Store # 2: Simon Bolivar 13-49 y Estevez de Toral. Sunrise Cafe: 9 AM to 3 PM daily. Simon Bolivar Store: 9 AM to 6 PM except Sundays.

Kent Mills: info@cosasprep.com

Birdwatching special, Southern Jocotoco Reserve

Dear Expat Community, I’m happy to announce the most special birdwatching tour in the southern region. This time we prepare our visit to one of the Jocotoco reserves in Zamora City, Copalinga.
Our itinerary is planned for 3 days and 2 nights with all included as private transportation, English speaking birdwatching guide, accommodation and all meals.

Group minimum 6 people and maximum 10

Don’t miss this unique opportunity with this special price.
Departure is Wednesday 27 of January and finishes on Friday, 29.
Pick-up in Cuenca from door to door.
Price is $290 per person
Best wishes
Diego Maldonado Noboa
Cell phone 099 841 2450
CEO
Amazing South American tours

Cuenca-Ecuador. January 27 to January 29

Diego Maldonado: xperiencecuador@gmail.com 099 841 2450

Security systems to protect the home

J&J Electric Company puts at your disposal installed alarm systems, security cameras, video intercoms, electric fences, electrical work.

Camino Viejo a Baños y Avenida Las Americas.

Javier Altuna Marin: javieraltuna_258@hotmail.com 099 538 1754

Galaxy first class Galapagos yacht, reduced prices continue 2021

Promotional prices Galaxy yacht first class: 2021
www.galaxyonboard.com
4 days/ 3 nights program:
Baltra Island
Santa Cruz Island: Highlands
Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island: Bartolome
Seymour Island: Seymour
Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
Available:
February 24 to 27
February 27 to 2 of March
March 10 to 13
March 20 to 23
March 24 to 27
March 30 to April 2

• Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $899
• Single Occupancy: $1,079
• Latinamerican Tourist : $1,199
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,402
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,622

5 Days/ 4 nights Progam Pice:
Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Highlands
Santiago Island, Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island, Bartolome
Santiago Island, Espumilla Beach
Santiago Island: Bucanero Cove
Santiago Island: Egas Port
Santa Fe Island: Santa Fe
South Plaza Island: South Plaza

Available:

Marzo 2 al 6

• Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $1,199
• Single Occupancy: $1,439
• Latinamerican Tourist : $1,199
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,470
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,764

All options include:
– Airfare to/from Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil
– Naturalist Guides certified by the Galapagos National Park
– Meals specified in the itinerary
– Accommodation in air conditioning cabins at the Galaxy Yacht
– Excursions indicated in the itinerary
– Shared transfers airport – yacht – airport
– Personalized assistance in compliance with all biosecurity protocols
– Snorkeling in the authorized places according to the itinerary
– Coffee, tea and purified water

Not included:
– RT-PCR Covid19 test
– Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $6, $100 for Foreign Tourist
– $10 per person Transportation Airport – Canal / Canal – Airport ($5 per way per passenger)
– Ingala ( Immigration Galapagos Card) $20
– Services not mentioned
– Tips

**We provide information about laboratories authorized by the Ministry of Health for PCR Covid 19 test

For any inquiry please call: Angela Hally : WhatsApp # 099 251 9679
Email: letsgotoecuador@hotmail.com

Quito or Guayaquil Airport. According with Itinerary

Nebraska Hypoallergenic steam cleaning

Branches in Quito and Manta and now in Cuenca offering high-quality professional steam cleaning, using only all-natural plant based hypoallergenic shampoo, in combination with industrial strength cleaning equipment imported from the US. Cleaning services offered for:

Rugs
Upholstered furniture
Mattresses
Auto interiors
Curtains
We are fluent in English.
Reasonable rates. Call now for a free estimate.

Also:

Handyman services
Electrician
Plumber
Carpentry
Landscaping Surveillance system installation

Av 1 de mayo. From 8 AM to 6 PM

Freddy Delgado: fedd92@hotmail.com 093 937 9979

High quality / Delicious Artisan Breads by Cuenca Muesli

Artisan breads: $3.00 (around 1 pound) 

Rice flour bread 
Sesame bread with flaxseed, 
Carrot bread 
Zucchini bread 
Granola bread 

Gluten Free – Artisan breads: $4.5 (around 1 pound) 

…or we can customize your order to better please your needs … 

Delivery inside Cuenca: $ 2.00 USD 

Find more about us here: 
https://web.facebook.com/Cuenca-Muesli-101278441901924

Thanks for your support, 

Gabriel Osorio 
cesargrabrielosorio060@gmail.com
099 420 7251 

Cuenca Muesli

Custom made furniture and reupholstery services

It is time to renew your favorite furniture at an excellent price.

Is the fabric on your upholstery looking worn? Are the cushions becoming too soft? It may be time to update your upholstered sofa, loveseat, or chair.

Upholstery process includes the following:

Remove all material leaving only the bare frame.
Reglue and retighten the frame if needed and make any needed repairs.
Rebuild the seat replace all webbing
Replace all padding.
Replace all foam cushioning and contour to match the original lines.
Apply new fabric

Services:

Furniture Restoration
Sofa reupholstery
Recliner Restoration
Recliner repair
Wood repairs
Spring replacement
Foam replacement
Chairs reupholstery and repair
Leather work
Leather Restoration
Custom made furniture
Custom made Recliners
Headboards
Antique Restoration
Slipcovers
Free estimates
Pick up and delivery

Paul: tapiceriamoderna2@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Ayurvedic massage (45-60 minutes ) $35

Abhyanga (massage) is performed with herbal oils infused with relaxing herbs designed to balance one’s dosha (body constitution). This personalized massage is soothing and gentle allowing your body to deeply relax and releases built up toxins, stress and tension.

If you have more questions or want to book your massage with me, drop an email to
dr.kishorshankar@gmail.com or
WhatsApp – +593 99 560 2016.

Dr.Kishor Shanker (Bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine from India . CCIM Delhi) Types of massage: I provide Relaxation Rejuvenation Marma ( vital points massage ) Special massage and exercise for orthopedic cases ) Nasya , head and neck massage (Nasya karma ~ Nasya is a kind of Panchakarma treatment for body cleansing used in Ayurvedic medicine. Administration of drugs by the route of nasal cavity is termed as nasya)

Kishor Shanker: Dr.kishorshankar@gmail.com +593 99 560 2016. Call after: 9 AM

Calle Larga y Luis Corderro

City: Cuenca

Spanish class

I have been professionally teaching at different levels of education for more than 5 years. I have experience in teaching Spanish as a foreign language to English and Arabic speakers.

One highlight amongst the things I’ve been able to accomplish, is that many of my students have successfully entered universities in Hispanic countries. I also have experience with teaching my students remotely.

I can take you from the most basic to the most advanced and grammatically complex Spanish. My contact information: kathleenytriago@gmail.com +593 96 371 2723

Zona Rosa. January 20, 8 AM to 8 PM

Kathleen Ytriago

Creación Muebles

Creación Muebles y Complementos, is pleased to invite its customers to visit. Come and see our fantastic models or have us make the wood furniture of your dreams. Give elegance and distinction to your home. Get the best furniture made by Cuencano craftsmen.
Please call us first to get an appointment.
www.creacionmuebles.com
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Direccion Celina Acha de Vega 131
Urbanización Rio Sol 1
Fernando Córdova:
creacionmuebles@gmail.com
098 449 7168 / 099 682 3249

Celina Acha de Vega 131 Urbanizacion Rio Sol 1. Every day

Fernando: creacionmuebles@gmail.com 099 682 3249

Salón Passione

Salon de Passione is a color specialty and visagism specialty salon catering to our gringo clientele in Cuenca. Our salon provides each and every client with top notch customer service and the one-on-one individualized attention they deserve. We specialize in: cuts with visagism, hair makeovers, all your color needs, highlights, waxing, relaxing massages, pedicures and manicures, reflexology, and cuts for men.

Our salon is situated in Cuenca at Benigno Malo 6-70 and Presidente Córdoba in the Hermida building. We follow all the bio security regulations and our hours are 9 AM to 5 PM on Monday thru Friday, and on Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. You can walk in or schedule an appointment by phone 098 573 2014 and via the link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bewe.app1934.

Presidente Córdoba y Benigno Malo 6-70 Edificio Hermida al Lado del Registro 11.

María León: matteosebas16@hotmail.com

We help you get your car and get it insured

We can support you in your car purchase. Our team can communicate with you in English and answer all your questions.

We support you in making the best decision. Not only do we help you choose it, but we also make sure your car is in excellent condition.

Our service includes: test drive, mechanical and electrical inspection, negotiation with the seller to get the best possible price, all the paperwork required to put the car in your name. The best insurance quote for your new car.

We also help you get your car policy, with the best coverage to protect your car.

We are here to serve you.

Blue Box, ensuring your future.

Ordoñez Lasso Avenue 5-55 and Los Cedros – Monte Carlo Building – office 001. Monday to Friday (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Carlos Alberto Ramirez Velasquez: +593 98 246 5168 blueboxasesores@gmail.com

Transformative personal counseling

Are you ready to be in a better place? During 2020, we experienced states of lockdown and isolation. For many of us, this experience brought up unresolved issues, traumas and abuse energies. As an experienced counselor I have served hundreds of adults with grief, anxiety, stress, and years of unwanted, repeating life and relationship patterns. Have you noticed them? Ready to break free?

Let this be the moment you shed and transform fears, and other limiting internal factors that diminish your spirit, so that you can evolve with light and move into a new level of awareness and wholeness, beginning today. Join me on Zoom for true transformative personal development counseling sessions. Visit mdraketherapy.com for more information about my practice. My fee for Ecuador is what I charged for counseling when I lived in Cuenca for five years.

“I honestly can’t thank you enough: you have freed me from years of torment. I only wish I had met you earlier. And that more therapists shared your gifts. My entire internal dialogue has changed. My inner life is peaceful. I feel joyful. It seems like it was so easy, yet I have struggled with the same issues for more than 40 years.” I invite you to email me today. Let’s begin the conversation.

Cuenca.

Miriam Drake

UCI in Cuenca increases due to the increase in patients with COVID

Two weeks have elapsed since the Intensive Care Units of Cuenca hospitals are fully occupied, because patients with respiratory problems continue to increase and need care after becoming infected with COVID-19.

Public health administrators had already mentioned at the beginning of January that, if the increase in patients continued, a plan would be applied to increase the beds in ICUs, and for now, the José Carrasco Arteaga hospital begins to open spaces to install three new beds this week.

They will be accompanied by ventilators that will be provided by the Ministry of Public Health, explained Jorge Fernández de Córdova, provincial director of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security.

With the machines, three patients can be added to the Intensive Care Unit of the COVID area, which is filled with 28 patients.

Given this, doctors have not tired of recommending that the Cuenca population take biosecurity measures through social networks.

“Avoid closed places with poor ventilation, wear a mask to reduce the risk of being infected with COVID-19. What you do today will help decrease cases in the weeks to come. Today the ICU is full of patients on the waiting list, ”wrote Fernando Ortega, the intensive care unit at the José Carrasco Arteaga hospital.

It is easy and cheap to protect ourselves, using masks that are approved by the world health organization, the KN95 with a breathing valve. Which gives us 99% protection due to its five layers of fabric, and the valve that allows better breathing, avoiding headaches, dizziness and fogging of the lenses.

I am Andrés Guillermo, distributor for Cuenca and Azuay of these masks. Do not risk your life and that of your family, use masks adaptable to your face, comfortable, safe that do not cloud your lenses. Contact me 0996472877, it will be a pleasure to arrive at your door with this product.

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

Delicious ground or whole roasted coffee at a good price in Cuenca

When you buy coffee, do you pay attention to what type of coffee you are buying? There are four main types of grain that we can consider to be commonly consumed: Arabica coffee, Robusta coffee, Liberica coffee and Excelsa coffee.

The reality is that most people, lovers or not of good coffee, do not pay attention to what variety they buy, they simply worry that it is black and suitable for preparing the coffee we are used to.

The arabigo coffee or coffea arabica belongs to the family of the Rubiaceae plants. This variety of coffee mainly comes from the mountains of Ethiopia and Yemen, although there are varieties of Arabica that are grown in South America, Central America or Asia. The plants usually reach 8 to 12 meters in height, and are grown in high altitude terrain, at least 800 meters. For this reason, collecting arabica coffee beans is more laborious, which increases its price considerably.

Currently, this type of bean represents more than 50% of world coffee production, something that makes it the most cultivated in the world. Therefore, it is very likely that, although you may not know it, you drink coffee made from arabica beans every morning.

So what is 100% Arabica coffee? If we are faced with this denomination, it means that the roaster has only used grain of the Arabica variety.

Normally, coffee experts consider Arabica coffee an exquisite species and much finer than other varieties, which are stronger or more powerful for the palate. In this case, the aromatic coffees from this bean have a balance of flavors, with a pleasant acidity accompanied by sweet or fruity notes, in contrast to other more bitter beans.

When one wonders about the benefits of arabica compared to other types, it falls to the fact that its properties are not too far from what we assume that black coffee causes.

Also, this grain has a diuretic effect due to its potassium salts. It also increases intestinal activity and gastric motility, as well as reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease or even according to some studies it also prevents the risk of cancer. In short, consuming coffee based on Arabica beans in its proper measure can cause improvements for the body and helps to lead a healthy life if combined with a good diet.

On the other hand, and although its level of concentrated caffeine in each bean is lower than other families such as robusta, arabica coffee has stimulating, energetic attributes that activate the nervous and neuromuscular system. That is why, exceeding its consumption can cause insomnia or severe sleep disturbances, depending on the body of each consumer. In addition, a totally abusive consumption could cause health problems such as headaches, palpitations or even different types of heart problems.

I am Andrés Guillermo, the only distributor in Cuenca and Azuay of 100% Arabian coffee, grown and harvested at 1,300 meters above sea level, in the province of Zaruma. I have roasted coffee in two presentations: ground and beans, 450-gram bags so that you can make your breakfast or afternoon coffee a delicious experience in your mouth. Contact me 099 647 2877 WhatsApp or call.

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

Being part of the community

I’m a busines man, that lives in Cuenca, and I travel to the United States frequently. I have a company that imports machinery and many other things form the world.

You guys can contact me at my email: felipe@femarpe.com or my phone number 593 099 905 7113.

Felipe Rodas

Let’s go to the Jungle

Let’s go to the Jungle
Do you want to go to the jungle?
Hello Adventurers,

Last year was different; however, we had the opportunity to travel with our groups to enjoy a time in nature with great success. For this reason, we have a new departure date available for you.

In our trip to the jungle, we combine visits to the Andes and Jungle. We will stay at Suchipakari Ecolodge in Misahualli and we will enjoy hiking in the rainforest, learn more about the Quichua culture, and navigate the waters of the beautiful Napo River. On our way to the jungle, we will visit Baños de Ambato and the Chimborazo volcano, on the way back to Cuenca.

It is a 6 day / 5 night trip from January, 31 – February 5. This tour is organized for a small group, no more than 15 people.

Day 1:
– Depart from Cuenca to Baños de Agua Santa – Activities at night
Day 2:
– Waterfalls Trail – “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall.
– Check in Suchipakari Lodge – Activities in the Lodge – Hiking
Day 3:
– Suchipakari Lodge: Hiking in the Jungle and visit to a Quichua communities
Day 4:
– Suchipakari Lodge: We will cross the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the Napo River. Contact with the wild life close to the river and the lagoon.
– Chocolate demonstration, artisanal elaboration techniques
Day 5:
– Free AM – Time to relax
– Transfer from Suchipakari to Riobamba.
Day 6:
– Visit to The Chimborazo Volcano – Hiking to the second refuge!
– Transfer to Cuenca.

Price from: $668 per person
**The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people registered until January 25th with a 50% deposit

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me: Marithza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com / Mobil and WhatsApp: +593 099 960 4870

This rate includes:

* Bilingual guide (English – Spanish),
* Private transport
* Hotel accommodation – Tourist superior class
* Breakfast per night of accommodation
* Meals (specified in the program)
* Entrance fee to all visitor sites listed on itinerary
* Activities, 24/7 assistance, taxes
* Biosafety protocols

Not included:

• Meals (Except those specified in the program – 03 lunch / 01 dinner)
• Beverage or alcoholics drinks
• Tips and personal expenses

Note: Due to the current situation, for the peace of mind of all travelers, a negative antigen COVID-19 test is required, performed up to 48 hours before the departure date.

Misahualli, Tena. January 31 – February 05

Maritza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com 099 960 4870

Pharmacy assistance

Hello to all.

My name is Robert Benavides. I’m a pharmacist and for someone who knows me. I worked around 8 years with expats. I will be happy to service you in all what you need and I’m available for all your questions. If you are looking for some specific medications just let me know to my email or WhatsApp.

If you prefer I can deliver all your meds and you can pay in cash or credit in the comfort of your home.

Ordoñez Lasso Avenue and Álamos, next to the gas station.

Roberto Benavides: rebenavidezj@gmail.com 099 563 2090

Haircuts & Hair Coloring in Your Home – Men & Women

I will come to your home with mask, gloves and alcohol and cut your hair for $10. For two persons at the same location, $15. No charge for travel within the central historical district. If you live in a location where I will need to take a taxi, then there will be an extra, minimal charge for round-trip taxi.

I also can do coloring, highlights and other hair care.

Request an appointment today via text message to WhatsApp or by e-mail. WhatsApp 098 890 7549, or email to paulinaurgiles4@gmail.com.

In your home. By appointment

Paulina Urgiles

Problems with internet/phone/electricity/water/healthcare bills?

I am a law student at the University of Cuenca, I have finished all my courses and am writing my thesis, so almost-but-not-quite a lawyer. I can help you with any difficulties you are having with billing (facturas) for internet service, phone plans, electricity or water bills, coordination between hospitals and health insurance plans, etc.

I can take a look at your current internet or cell phone plan and see if there is a cheaper alternative. I am not a health insurance agent and do not represent insurance companies, but if you are having difficulties in communicating with a private insurance company and your agent isn’t being helpful, I can advocate on your behalf to get the health care benefits that you have paid for.

Internet and cell phone service providers periodically lower their monthly charges for internet packages, but existing customers must ask for the new, lower prices to receive them. Otherwise, the company will keep billing you at your originally contracted rate. Some ETAPA water customers are suddenly receiving bills of $90 or more after months of paying the normal $12-$15.

Do you need an advocate to fight for you in the event of billing errors? Do you just need someone to call your internet provider to report outages or slow internet or to request that a repair team come to your house to check the connection? I am not a technology expert and do not troubleshoot internet problems, but can help you with dealing with the internet provider to report slow internet or internet outages.

I recently assisted a same sex couple to JEP who were having difficulty opening a joint bank account (the U.S. marriage certificate was not accepted). I accompanied them to the Registro Central to get their marriage registered in Ecuador, and we then returned to the bank to open the joint bank account. The constitutional law in Ecuador has changed but sometimes businesses and banks have not yet updated their procedures to reflect the new law. My law school classes covered LGBTI legal matters in Ecuador and I am happy to assist expats with LBGTI questions.

I charge $10 an hour, but if it takes more than two hours to resolve your problem, there is a discount of 20%, to $8 an hour (so four hours would be $32). If we need to travel in person to an office and a taxi is needed, that will be extra (but is usually minimal). Let me be your advocate!

I will come to you, or we can meet in Cuenca. To be determined

Paulina Urgiles: paulinaurgiles4@gmail.com 098 890 7549

Galapagos once-in-a-lifetime travel journey April and May, 2021

Hello Adventurers,

Enjoy cruising the Galapagos onboard a luxury and first class catamaran, while there are no crowds and it is still affordable.

I guarantee 24/7 assistance, instant communication, clear and detailed information, excellent customer service, answers to all your questions.
Satisfied clients:
https://gringopost.com/recommendation-for-sandy-bravo/
https://gringopost.com/recommendation-for-sandy-galapagos/

ALYA Galapagos Luxury Class Catamaran https://alyaonboard.com/

Alya Catamaran Availability:
*** 6 days 5 nights*** Price per person $1499
Western Islands April 19-24 / May.3-8/ May 31-Jun 05 , 2021
Southern Islands April 24-29, /May 8-13/ May 22-27 2021

*** 5 days 4 nights*** Price per person $1299
Northern Islands April 15-19 / Apr. 29-May 03/ May 13-17/ May 27-31 2021

**Combine two of the itineraries for one longer cruise and get a special Price**

I will be happy to send detailed itineraries to your email or WhatsApp.

All options include:
– Airfare to/from Galapagos
– Naturalist Guides certified by the Galapagos National Park
– Meals specified in the itinerary
– Accommodation on the Alya Luxury Catamaran
– Excursions indicated in the itinerary
– Shared transfers airport – yacht – airport
– Personalized assistance in compliance with all biosecurity protocols
– Snorkeling in the authorized places according to the itinerary
– Coffee, tea and purified water

Not included:
– RT-PCR Covid19 test (Subject to COE regulations) 5% discount PCR test.
– Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $6 Senior rate $3
– $10 per person Transportation Airport – Canal / Canal
– Airport ($5 per way per passenger)
– Ingala Card $20 – Services not mentioned
– Tips
– Special rate: first class hotel in Quito or Guayaquil night before departure and transfer hotel-airport the next day. Extra charge

Now it is possible to extend your visit on the Islands after the cruise.

Gran Colombia & General Torres, Cuenca. April & May

Sandy Bravo: sandy@apullacta.com 099 513 3210

Birdwatching special Southern Jocotoco Reserve

Dear Expat Community, I’m happy to announce the most special birdwatching tour in the southern region. This time we prepare our visit to one of the Jocotoco reserves in Zamora City, Copalinga.
Our itinerary is planned for 3 days and 2 nights with all included as private transportation, English speaking birdwatching guide, accommodation and all meals.

Group minimum 6 people and maximum 10

Don’t miss this unique opportunity with this special price.
Departure is Wednesday 27 of January and finishes on Friday, 29.
Pick-up in Cuenca from door to door.
Price is $290 per person
Best wishes
Diego Maldonado Noboa
Cell phone 099 841 2450
CEO
Amazing South American tours

Cuenca-Ecuador. January 27 to January 29

Diego Maldonado: xperiencecuador@gmail.com 099 841 2450

Nursing service

I am a registered nurse who performs nursing services at home, including patients with Covid 19, trained to administer intravenous, intramuscular, subcutaneous medications. Control of vital signs, direct patient care. Available for short or long-term work.

Urbanor.

Naydu Hernandez: naydu83@gmail.com 098 599 7929

A rural day at Bellavista

If you like nature and countryside activities, visit Bellavista with us, in our special tour.

Our previous visits to explore this area was very successful.

Now we offer a new outing for Saturday, January 23rd. Don’t miss this experience with Mother Earth.

This visit offers you fun experiences full of history, traditions, landscapes, rivers, mountains, and organic gardens. Ideal for connecting with “Pachamama” (Mother Earth).

We begin with the Chakana or Andean Cross Ceremony, an ancestral ritual for the renewal of the spirit, a link between man and nature. After this wonderful experience, we will visit an artisan brewery, where we will learn about the elaboration of the “Cantana” beer, whose main ingredient is water from the mountains of the Cajas National Park. Includes tasting.

Then, Doña Blanquita welcomes us to her organic garden where we find vegetables, fruits, legumes, aromatic plants, or medicinal herbs among other varieties, where we will harvest organic products.
Next stop a place with height “the Mirador de la Cabaña” located at 3,000 m.a.s.l. ideal for photography, relaxation, and distraction of our mind watching a beautiful landscape of mountain and city.

Lunchtime, delicious food made with products from the garden, in a homely place and friendly people. Then we will practice the traditional game “el topeteo del sambo”, an ancestral game that was practiced for fun in some rural communities. Sambo is a vegetable grown in the gardens.

Last but not least we will visit a private orchid garden, where its owner tells us how she dedicated herself to the planting of beautiful orchids while we tour her garden.

Includes:

– Private Transportation
– Professional local tourism guide
– Artisan beer tasting
– Lunch “from the garden to the table”
– Local souvenir
– Activities described in the itinerary

Rate per person: $39.
The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 5 people registered until January 21st.

Not included: accommodation, extra food, travel insurance, tips, services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Reserve your space and enjoy a wonderful outdoor experience.

Contact: María del Cisne.
Contact number: 099 975 0193. Email: ventas2@apullacta.com

Bellavista-Cuenca.

Cuenca’s Tech Guy: WhatsApp privacy concerns (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of the “WhatsApp privacy concern” article. If you have not read Part 1, I encourage you to do so and have more information about the changes in the upcoming privacy policies from WhatsApp and what could that mean.

WhatsApp privacy concern, part 1: https://tinyurl.com/1pj5jelv

As a quick recap, the two applications that have surfaced as strong alternatives for private communication, protecting your data and the avoidance of sharing personal information are Telegram and Signal.

So, let’s start with the general procedure to install either of these apps.

To install Signal:
– Open the app store on your phone. It’s the blue “Apps” icon on iPhone, or the multicolor “Play Store” icon on Android (Samsung, LG, etc.).
– Go to the search bar, type Signal and tap (click) the magnifying glass icon to search for it.
– On the search results, Signal will most likely show at the top, tap on it to access its general description.
– Tap on “Get” for iPhones or “Install” for Android to start the installation process.
Note: On iPhones, it will probably ask authorization to install the app by reading your fingerprint, entering your unlock code or providing the password of your Apple ID.
– Once the installation is finished, tap on “Open” to start the application.
– On the first run, the application will guide you through the setup process.
– During the setup process, Signal will ask for permission to access your contacts, storage, and phone. You must grant or allow, these permissions to fully use the app. Other permissions like microphone (needed to make calls), camera and location will be requested later on when you use those features for the first time.
– After granting permissions, it will ask for your phone number, type it in, tap next and a message will be sent to your phone for confirmation. If the app does not automatically read the confirmation code on the message, you have to go to your messages application, not WhatsApp, read the confirmation message, write down the code, go back to the Signal application, enter the code, and follow the instructions.

The application will start to show who in your contacts is using Signal so that you can start chatting with them. Or, you can tap on the pencil blue icon in the lower right side of your phone screen to access your contacts and select the one you want to message (but only if the designated person is also using Signal).

Basically, that’s it. Now you can start enjoying the benefits of a more secure, private and non-intrusive messaging application to communicate with friends and family that are also using Signal.

To install Telegram is pretty much the same procedure: search for it in your app store, install it. Use the procedure for Signal to guide you in the setup process.

Personally, I’m adopting Signal as my new messaging and calls application — a tendency that I have also noticed within the expat community in Cuenca (and probably Ecuador). I will keep using WhatsApp for existing communication with my clients, but with a growing number of them I’m already communicating through Signal.

Also, I will have Telegram installed on my phone in case you wish to communicate with me on that application.

If you consider this information useful to you, feel free to share it with friends and family. Also, your support of me in the ongoing voting for “Best of GringoPost” would be much appreciated. You can vote for me under Best of of Business:
Best: Computer repair, and
Best: Technology Specialist

If you have not done it so far, please add my phone number and email to your contacts to start a chat on WhatsApp, Signal or Telegram for more information.

Cuenca’s Tech Guy, your one-stop solution for your computers, phones, tablets, firesticks, repairs, upgrades, internet security and all tech-related needs.

Miguel Angel Estrella.

Alex Mejia: amejiaguzman@gmail.com 099 289 3125

National tour guide and driver, Angel Pánchez

My name is Angel Panchez. As always, I continue to offer my services as a tourist guide along the roads of my Ecuador, beautiful landscapes, the most varied fauna and flora that we can appreciate during our tour, bird watching, plants, flowers and more, hiking and more.

The transportation service is also offered from Cuenca and to any part of the country, such as Quito, Guayaquil, Salinas, Loja, Vilcabamba, Puerto Lopez, Olon, Manta, Baños de Ambato, Puyo, Misahualli, Tena, to all of Ecuador.

Likewise, I offer shopping services, bank accounts, appointments with doctors, lawyers, furniture purchases, appliances and everything they need.

You can also contact me on WhatsApp at 09 858 9964

Calle El Oro y Galapagos. Call or email anytime.

Angel Panchez: anhelp.68@gmail.com

Transpo Ecuador

Hi, I’m Jon and I drive a Chevy 4-door diesel truck and I go to or from Cuenca – Guayaquil for $95. Thats up to 4 people and all your luggage. We take you to Ingapirca, Chordeleg, Giron and the coast. Let’s book transpo

Bolivar 6-40. 24/7

Jon LaBouef: jlabouef@gmail.com 098 494 9008 / 07 284 6408

Your personal driver is in town

Hi, My name is Celso. I would like to be your personal driver to anywhere in Ecuador. Reasonable, flexible, fluent English. Hello, I hope you will consider me, Celso, for any of your transportation needs in Cuenca and throughout Ecuador. I have been in the transportation services business for more than 12 years and practice safe driving. I am available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. My rates are negotiable and I am known for being reasonably priced. Your private ride will be in my double cub mix to taxi equipped with comfortable seats, stereo, and extra luggage and cargo space. You can count on me to be reliable, on time and flexible. My customers tell me I always go the extra mile to make their experience enjoyable and easy. I hope you will contact me for your transportation or moving needs. Thank you for your consideration

Hermano Miguel 4.36 and Calle Larga. 24 hours, 7-days a week.

Celso Guaman: celso3515@yahoo.com 096 929 9378 celso3515@yahoo.com

The secret to having Spanish conversations with ease and confidence

One of the most common struggles I hear from expats in Ecuador and Latin America that are trying to learn Spanish to better integrate into their new home, is that you have a bad memory and can’t seem to recall the words you know, when you need them…

So you find yourself having to learn them over and over again.

Frustrating.

Disheartening.

And basically, just a waste of time.

But I’m here to tell you that regardless of your age or whatever other excuse you’re telling yourself, 90% of the time what it actually comes down to is how you are learning.

The old way of thinking is still the most prominent amongst learners and teachers to this day… but soon enough this will phase out because more and more people are realizing that it doesn’t work.

Because when you try to learn through rote memorization, single word flashcards without images, grammar exercises, etc. you’re working with your short-term memory.

So, it makes sense that you’re only going to get short-term results which means that you’re forced to continuously review the same things over and over as you try to force them into your memory.

This doesn’t work, or at least it takes a loooong, frustrating time.

The good news is, you can work with the long-term memory directly, when you activate your subconscious mind by focusing on understanding the overall message of meaningful forms of communication, (like music, videos, conversations, etc.)

The key here is to not let your analytical mind interfere because it interrupts the natural (subconscious) learning processes that we’ve all been born with.

This is something I teach in my 12-week fluency boot camp program and the results are beyond anything you could expect from a typical language program.

Why?

Because the words and structures become embedded in your mind, they become hardwired, just like your ability to ride a bike.

It’s not something you need to think about, you just hop on and go.

You can do the same with Spanish.

You don’t have to consciously translate every little word before speaking or understanding what’s being said.

If you approach new vocabulary and structures in the right way, you CAN begin to have Spanish thoughts that seem to come out of nowhere, right when you need them.

And this is what we help you achieve in my 12-week Spanish To Fluency Boot Camp program.

How do we do this?

-Neurolanguage coaching (get support & guidance from your Spanish coach and learn the neuroscience behind learning a foreign language in order to facilitate the learning process)

– Conversation practice sessions guided by my team of native speakers who know how to create a brain friendly learning environment so you can build the confidence needed to speak more & learn faster

– Personalized feedback through our conversation reviews

– Access to fun & interactive learning resources that are all designed to help you start thinking in Spanish so you don’t have to translate everything in your head first.

In just 12 weeks Candace went from understanding native speakers about 30 minutes AFTER the conversation was over…

To being able to comprehend in real time and even respond simultaneously, because she is no longer translating in her head!

If you’d like to learn more to see if my program could be a good fit for you, please visit my website at www.spanishtofluency.com to book your free consultation to see if it could be a good fit for you.

**The cost varies depending on level and whether you’d like 1-on-1 or the group option.

Please book a free consultation to see which options would be available for you: https://go.oncehub.com/NadinedePanta

Canoa, Ecuador.

Nadine: info@spanishtofluency.com

Movitec Cell Phones

Hello, we are Movitec Celulares, a store that sells mobile equipment and everything in terms of technology.

We also offer you guaranteed technical service for computers, cell phones and more.

We have everything you are looking for and the best we bring you home.
Bolivar 9 77 Y Padre Aguirre across from Fybeca.

Pablo Mendez: 099 591 7124

Chiviaza Waterfall and Petroglyphs tour, from Cuenca

Would you like to visit the Chiviaza Waterfall and various Petroglyphs? Polylepis Tours Ecuador invites you to know part of the Ecuadorian Amazon just 3 hours from Cuenca.

Departures every day.

Rates from: $69 pp (min 2 people)

It includes:

*Guide
*Private transport
*Lunch
*Entrance fees

Does not include:

*Personal expenses
*Tips

More information:

Cell: 099 355 7648
Email: polylepistours@outlook.com

Calle Larga 628.

Edison: 099 355 7648

Spices from Tracy’s Treasures

We have a full line of spice mixes, including our newest ones – a medium chili powder and seafood seasoning. We also have regular spices like cardamom and turmeric. We are now introducing a pack of 4 frozen waffles for $2. Also available are homemade condiments and dessert sauces. We can also do 9-inch pies with a 2 day notice please:

Apple, Blueberry and cherry are $12 each and Pecan is $20.

Please email for a price and product list. Spice collections are also available at Nectar and El Mundo Organico.

Rafael Salas and Bernardo de Legardo. Edificio Terrazas del Parque.

Tracy Rose: tracyprose1957@aol.com

Let me facilitate your life in Ecuador

Hello Everybody, My name is Paúl González and I am very happy to offer my services to the community as a general facilitator. I have experience in facilitating medical appointments, rental agreements, home relocation, bank accounts, setting medical appointments with IESS, civil registry business, writing your accusations in the Domestic and Violent Crimes Unit, and general translation.

I am a native Ecuadorian and a graduate the University of Cuenca. My first language is Spanish, but I also have a TOEFL certificate (Test of English as Foreign Language) that allowed me to do advanced study in Germany, all in English. I am looking forward to helping you with anything you need — and if I can’t help, I know someone who can. Don’t hesitate to contact me.

Luis Alarcon L-6 y Rafael Zeas.. From 9 AM to 6 PM.

Paúl González.: paulmcgg@gmail.com 098 854 6113

Shipping and receiving cargo to and from USA

Next delivery from the USA to Guayaquil will be February 19th. We have a warehouse in the state of Florida to receive your cargo. Could be huge, heavy or various items we can bring it into the country. We provide container shared service by sea and courier service by air.

Also we have Ecuador transportation service to Miami

Mirtos 708 y Ficus.

Luis: luispareja@hotmail.com 099 092 2662

Confirmed: KN95 filter masks help control Covid-19 infections

An observational study with data on 300,000 people in the United States published this Tuesday by The Lancet Digital Health journal supports the usefulness of masks that cover the nose and mouth to keep coronavirus infections under control.

A 10% increase in the use of masks among the population multiplies by three the chances of keeping the instantaneous reproduction ratio (Rt) of the virus below 1, a metric that reflects that the spread of the disease is slowing down , the researchers conclude.

Scientists at Children’s Hospital Boston and other US centers who have produced the work caution, however, that their research is not direct and definitive evidence on the effects of masks on the transmission rate.

It is possible that people who use face masks also act with greater caution in other areas and wash their hands more frequently or leave the house less, variables that have not been taken into account in this study.

“Governments around the world have made masks mandatory in public spaces to stop the transmission of covid-19. Their objective is to establish a physical barrier that prevents the expulsion of droplets loaded with viruses,” said John Brownstein, researcher in a statement. Children’s Hospital Boston.

“The evidence so far on the use of masks against covid-19 is heterogeneous and developing randomized controlled studies to investigate it is complicated,” added the scientist.

Despite this, “our observations suggest that there is a community benefit to wearing the mask,” stressed Brownstein, recommending that the question be further analyzed to assess whether it is appropriate to continue recommending its use.

Researchers believe that masks can both protect their wearer and prevent them from infecting others around them.

It is easy and cheap to protect ourselves, using masks that are approved by the world health organization, the KN95 with a breathing valve. Which gives us 98% protection due to its five layers of fabric, and the valve that allows better breathing, avoiding headaches, dizziness and fogging of the lenses.

I am Andrés Guillermo, distributor for Cuenca and Azuay of these masks. Do not risk your life and that of your family, use masks adaptable to your face, comfortable, safe that do not cloud your lenses. Contact me 0996472877, it will be a pleasure to arrive at your door with this product.

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

Delicious ground or whole roasted coffee at a good price in Cuenca

When you buy coffee, do you pay attention to what type of coffee you are buying? There are four main types of grain that we can consider to be commonly consumed: Arabica coffee, Robusta coffee, Liberica coffee and Excelsa coffee.

The reality is that most people, lovers or not of good coffee, do not pay attention to what variety they buy, they simply worry that it is black and suitable for preparing the coffee we are used to.

The arabigo coffee or coffea arabica belongs to the family of the Rubiaceae plants. This variety of coffee mainly comes from the mountains of Ethiopia and Yemen, although there are varieties of Arabica that are grown in South America, Central America or Asia. The plants usually reach 8 to 12 meters in height, and are grown in high altitude terrain, at least 800 meters. For this reason, collecting arabica coffee beans is more laborious, which increases its price considerably.

Currently, this type of bean represents more than 50% of world coffee production, something that makes it the most cultivated in the world. Therefore, it is very likely that, although you may not know it, you drink coffee made from arabica beans every morning.

So what is 100% Arabica coffee? If we are faced with this denomination, it means that the roaster has only used grain of the Arabica variety.

Normally, coffee experts consider Arabica coffee an exquisite species and much finer than other varieties, which are stronger or more powerful for the palate. In this case, the aromatic coffees from this bean have a balance of flavors, with a pleasant acidity accompanied by sweet or fruity notes, in contrast to other more bitter beans.

When one wonders about the benefits of arabica compared to other types, it falls to the fact that its properties are not too far from what we assume that black coffee causes.

Also, this grain has a diuretic effect due to its potassium salts. It also increases intestinal activity and gastric motility, as well as reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease or even according to some studies it also prevents the risk of cancer. In short, consuming coffee based on Arabica beans in its proper measure can cause improvements for the body and helps to lead a healthy life if combined with a good diet.

On the other hand, and although its level of concentrated caffeine in each bean is lower than other families such as robusta, arabica coffee has stimulating, energetic attributes that activate the nervous and neuromuscular system. That is why, exceeding its consumption can cause insomnia or severe sleep disturbances, depending on the body of each consumer. In addition, a totally abusive consumption could cause health problems such as headaches, palpitations or even different types of heart problems.

I am Andrés Guillermo, the only distributor in Cuenca and Azuay of 100% Arabian coffee, grown and harvested at 1,300 meters above sea level, in the province of Zaruma. I have roasted coffee in two presentations: ground and beans, 450-gram bags so that you can make your breakfast or afternoon coffee a delicious experience in your mouth. Contact me 0996472877 whatsapp or call.

Cuenca.

Andrés Guillermo: guillermocomunicaciones@gmail.com 099 647 2877

Carpentry services and furniture restoration

From custom cabinetry to interior and exterior finish work, our carpenters are experts in their area.
Handyman Services
We can accommodate most any request or time frame. Call to find out more.

Services:

General carpentry
Roofing
Woodworking
Exterior painting
Interior painting
Exterior staining
Cabinet Refinishing
Shelving
Refinishing
Flooring
Furniture Restoration
Custom made furniture
Custom made melamine
Custom made kitchen cabinets
All kinds of repairs

Av Gonzalez Suarez. 9 AM

Jacinto: ecuacarpinteria@gmail.com

Exciting Things at YarnLux – boutique de hilo

Clients are raving about one of our new yarns – Tibetan Cloud Worsted – it is a light worsted weight yarn of 100% Tibetan Yak. This luxury fiber is very soft and comes in 15 different colorways. Come and check it out.

We are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM or by appointment. Come and explore high quality yarn at affordable prices. Imported natural fibers such as wool, yak, camel, cashmere, silk, soy, bamboo, etc. In yarn weights: fingering, sport, dk, worsted, aran, and bulky.

We have several knitting books, a wide selection of knitting needles and crochet hooks, and all the knitting accessories you need for your fiber creations.

We look forward to seeing you at Cuenca’s luxury yarn store, YarnLux – boutique de hilo!

Mariscal Lamar 25-95 y Av De Las Americas.

Elizabeth Beale: YarnLuxBoutique@gmail.com 099 772 2205 YarnLuxBoutique.com

Cuenca’s Tech Guy: WhatsApp privacy concerns (Part 1 of 2)

You have probably read the news that WhatsApp will be updating its privacy policies effective February 8, now delayed to March 15th. In broad terms, the concern is that WhatsApp will be able to share user information with its parent company, Facebook.

A little bit of history:
WhatsApp was first released on May 3, 2009 as a free messaging service created by two former Yahoo employees. It quickly became the most popular messaging application because of its focus on privacy, encrypted communication and easy-to-use features that include notifications, free audio and video calls, sharing of multimedia files (pictures, audio and videos) and group chats, among others. It was acquired by Facebook in 2014.

“WhatsApp emphasized that neither it nor Facebook can see users’ private messages or hear their calls. WhatsApp also doesn’t keep logs of who people message or call, can’t see shared locations (neither can Facebook), doesn’t share users’ contacts with Facebook and keeps WhatsApp groups private, according to the FAQ.”

For the purpose of this post, I will name them as a bundle WhatsApp/Facebook or W/F.

Before January 15th, the draft of the new privacy policies stated that users will have to accept the terms of use or stop using the app. After W/F saw the exodus of users to other messaging applications, they released press statements trying to clarify the unclear legal language and ensuring that users can keep using the app regardless of accepting the new policies or not and that the content of chats, calls and video calls will remain secure and out of the eyes of W/F.

The new WhatsApp policies will communicate that “messages with businesses on WhatsApp may be stored on Facebook servers”.

The new features are aimed at business and users alike to provide a platform for better communication, customer support, sales and monetary transactions. Broadly said, according to W/F, this will enable business to better serve, reach and sell to clients; and users will have the chance to rate businessman and file complaints. Personal observation: That information will be shared with W/F to rate users and business, and to show advertisements based Oman individual’s transactional habits.

For more information on this, please read the “WhatsApp to delay new privacy policy amid mass confusion about Facebook data sharing”, also “Giving More Time For Our Recent Update”, “About new business features and WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy update”, “Answering your questions about WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy” from the WhatsApp FAQ, and “WhatsApp Will Become the Next WeChat” links at the end of the post.

So, what now? What can we do to have a non-invasive messaging application?

The truth is that many users, like myself, are looking for alternative messaging applications with a focus on privacy that will not share personal information (whether WhatsApp or Facebook are being honest on their intentions or press releases).

Two major applications — Telegram and Signal — are now in the privacy concern spotlight. These applications have reported millions of new subscribers in the past days.

Telegram was launched in 2013 by two Russian programmers who later moved to Germany and are now operating from Dubai. They chose exile after refusing to share users’ personal data and messages with the Russian government. It has been the go-to messaging app for journalists, human rights advocates, political activists, and anyone with strong privacy concerns.

Signal was developed by the Signal Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2018. It is open-source software focused on privacy and secure communications. Signal has become the most popular messaging option for secure messaging in the States due to its end-to-end encryption and content protection.

With either of these applications, users can do the same things as with WhatsApp: messaging, free in-app phone and video calls, send pictures, audio messages, create chat groups, etc. Plus there are interesting security features not found on WhatsApp that are easy to use.

Both applications work on iPhones and Android phones (Samsung, LG, etc.) and you can install them from your phone’s app store.

To read more about their features and comparison of features, please see the links section at the end of this post.

I know it’s a lot to take in, but please read the links section. My intention is to give the community as much information as possible to help readers to make the best decisions.

In tomorrow’s publication, I will be talking about the procedure to install Signal and Telegram, and how to start communicating with your contacts that are already using those applications. I will also discuss my preferred application.

Links section:
* WhatsApp emphasized that neither it nor Facebook can see users’ private messages – CNet article: https://tinyurl.com/1jfmqy9e
* WhatsApp to delay new privacy policy amid mass confusion about Facebook data sharing – https://tinyurl.com/4njfmept
* WA’s FAQ: Giving More Time For Our Recent Update – https://tinyurl.com/4oxcs2f2
* WA’s FAQ: Answering your questions about WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy – https://tinyurl.com/1p6da3in
* WA’s FAQ: About new business features and WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy update – https://tinyurl.com/ir86ptf9
* WhatsApp Will Become the Next WeChat – https://tinyurl.com/1kt4b9oj
* Signal website – https://signal.org/
* Telegram website – https://telegram.org/
* Independent comparison of features between Telegram and Signal – https://tinyurl.com/sk8tjq8c

If you have not done it so far, please add my phone number and email to your contacts to start a chat on WhatsApp for more information.

Cuenca’s Tech Guy, your one-stop solution for your computers, phones, tablets, firesticks, repairs, upgrades, internet security and all tech-related needs.

Miguel Angel Estrella.

Alex Mejia: amejiaguzman@gmail.com 099 289 3125

Technology got you down?

My Cuenca Nerd specializes in making technology easy to understand and use; with over 35 years of experience working with home users and small and large business clients. Deep experience with PCs, Macs, cell phones, voice over IP (Magic Jack, Ooma, Vonage, etc.), networking, audio, video, and training. Whether you have equipment that’s not working and needs repair; just want a better solution to a technical problem; or want customized training to help you be more effective using your technology – My Cuenca Nerd can help.

We have some great deals going on right now:

Many of our Cuenca clients struggle with getting reliable WIFI coverage in their apartment or home? The Cuenca Nerd has Mesh networking solutions that can provide seamless WIFI coverage throughout your entire home. One network, full signal, seamless roaming throughout your home. The best part? Significantly better solution than using multiple WIFI repeaters or networks/routers in your home.

We also have a number of 4K firesticks as well as the incredible Tivo 4K streaming stick still in stock. We can configure these boxes with free and/or pay TV services (and get you all the US channels, sports and services you love.

The best part. We’re responsive, we’re knowledgeable, we show up on time, and we’re affordable.

To get your own Cuenca Nerd contact David – email us at info@mycuencanerd.com Or call us a call at 099 866 5450 or on our US number 1 305 290 3877 to schedule an appointment.

Cuenca.

David: 098 665 5450

Let’s go to the Jungle

Do you want to go to the jungle?
Hello Adventurers,

Last year was different; however, we had the opportunity to travel with our groups to enjoy a time in nature with great success. For this reason, we have a new departure date available for you.

In our trip to the jungle, we combine visits to the Andes and Jungle. We will stay at Suchipakari Ecolodge in Misahualli and we will enjoy hiking in the rainforest, learn more about the Quichua culture, and navigate the waters of the beautiful Napo River. On our way to the jungle, we will visit Baños de Ambato and the Chimborazo volcano, on the way back to Cuenca.

It is a 6 day / 5 night trip from January, 31 – February 5. This tour is organized for a small group, no more than 15 people.

Day 1:
– Depart from Cuenca to Baños de Agua Santa – Activities at night
Day 2:
– Waterfalls Trail – “Pailon del Diablo” waterfall.
– Check in Suchipakari Lodge – Activities in the Lodge – Hiking
Day 3:
– Suchipakari Lodge: Hiking in the Jungle and visit to a Quichua communities
Day 4:
– Suchipakari Lodge: We will cross the wonderful Ecuadorian jungle in the waters of the Napo River. Contact with the wild life close to the river and the lagoon.
– Chocolate demonstration, artisanal elaboration techniques
Day 5:
– Free AM – Time to relax
– Transfer from Suchipakari to Riobamba.
Day 6:
– Visit to The Chimborazo Volcano – Hiking to the second refuge!
– Transfer to Cuenca.

Price from: $668 per person
**The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 8 people registered until January 25th with a 50% deposit

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me: Marithza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com / Mobil and WhatsApp: +593 099 960 4870

This rate includes:

* Bilingual guide (English – Spanish),
* Private transport
* Hotel accommodation – Tourist superior class
* Breakfast per night of accommodation
* Meals (specified in the program)
* Entrance fee to all visitor sites listed on itinerary
* Activities, 24/7 assistance, taxes
* Biosafety protocols

Not included:

• Meals (Except those specified in the program – 03 lunch / 01 dinner)
• Beverage or alcoholics drinks
• Tips and personal expenses

Note: Due to the current situation, for the peace of mind of all travelers, a negative antigen COVID-19 test is required, performed up to 48 hours before the departure date.

Misahualli, Tena. January 31 – February 05

Maritza Cuenca: maritza@apullacta.com 099 960 4870

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca

At VIP Home Health care of Cuenca, our English – Spanish speaking caregivers provide competent, compassionate care—right in your own home. Whether you need dependable help while recovering from surgery or have a loved one here in town who is suffering from long-term health challenges, we are here to help. When you can no longer do it, there’s a good chance that we can.

VIP Cuenca is a fully government-compliant company with experienced and licensed nurses and aides. Our caregivers engage in on-going training and mentoring, and we carefully match skills with needs. Our corporate goal at VIP Cuenca is to meet or exceed international quality-of-care standards in training, technology and practice.

Give us a call today to set up an appointment with our clinical director. You can discuss your needs and she will help set up a care plan that meets your particular situation.

If anybody is interested please contact us;

Ph: 098 329 8243
Email: info@vipcuenca.com
www.vipcuenca.com

Benigno Malo 12-41 y Gaspar Sangurima..

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca: info@vipcuenca.com 098 329 8243 www.vipcuenca.com

Why you need the new VIP MedAlert service . . .

● Personalized help at the push of a button device
● From our 24 hour dispatch center
● For medical, fire, personal emergencies
● Anywhere in Cuenca
● In English or Spanish (2-way speech enabled device)
● VIP Team + 911 ready to respond
● All for a reasonable monthly fee

Email: info@vipcuenca.com
Phone: 098 329 8243
www.vipcuenca.com

Benigno Malo 12-41 y Gaspar Sangurima..

VIP Home Healthcare of Cuenca: info@vipcuenca.com 098 329 8243 www.vipcuenca.com

A rural day at Bellavista

If you like nature and countryside activities, visit Bellavista with us, in our special tour.

Our previous visits to explore this area was very successful.

Now we offer a new outing for Saturday, January 23rd. Don’t miss this experience with Mother Earth.

This visit offers you fun experiences full of history, traditions, landscapes, rivers, mountains, and organic gardens. Ideal for connecting with “Pachamama” (Mother Earth).

We begin with the Chakana or Andean Cross Ceremony, an ancestral ritual for the renewal of the spirit, a link between man and nature. After this wonderful experience, we will visit an artisan brewery, where we will learn about the elaboration of the “Cantana” beer, whose main ingredient is water from the mountains of the Cajas National Park. Includes tasting.

Then, Doña Blanquita welcomes us to her organic garden where we find vegetables, fruits, legumes, aromatic plants, or medicinal herbs among other varieties, where we will harvest organic products.
Next stop a place with height “the Mirador de la Cabaña” located at 3,000 m.a.s.l. ideal for photography, relaxation, and distraction of our mind watching a beautiful landscape of mountain and city.

Lunchtime, delicious food made with products from the garden, in a homely place and friendly people. Then we will practice the traditional game “el topeteo del sambo”, an ancestral game that was practiced for fun in some rural communities. Sambo is a vegetable grown in the gardens.

Last but not least we will visit a private orchid garden, where its owner tells us how she dedicated herself to the planting of beautiful orchids while we tour her garden.

Includes:

– Private Transportation
– Professional local tourism guide
– Artisan beer tasting
– Lunch “from the garden to the table”
– Local souvenir
– Activities described in the itinerary

Rate per person: $39.
The tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 5 people registered until January 21st.

Not included: accommodation, extra food, travel insurance, tips, services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Reserve your space and enjoy a wonderful outdoor experience.

Contact: María del Cisne.
Contact number: 099 975 0193. Email: ventas2@apullacta.com

Bellavista – Cuenca.

María del Cisne: ventas2@apullacta.com 099 975 0193

Delicious and homemade – Vivaldi Ice Cream from Carlos

Do you enjoy delicious homemade ice cream? Made with all-natural ingredients. Real cream, real sugar, real eggs, real fruit. No chemicals added.
I have the following flavors available for you this week. Enjoy.

1 litre $8 – 500ml $4.50
Apple Pie ice cream
Strawberry Pie ice cream
Red Velvet Cake ice cream
Banana & Chocolate Chip ice cream
Cinnamon & Rice Pudding ice cream
Oreo ice cream
Chocolate ice cream
Vanilla ice cream
Guanabana ice cream
Coconut ice cream
Lemon ice cream

Sugar free ice cream made with Stevia
1 litre $9 – 500ml $5
Vanilla ice cream
Strawberry ice cream

Follow me on Instagram: vivaldi.icecream.cuenca
Pick up your order for no charge. Delivery available for $1.50 – $3, depending on your location
Phone: Carlos, 096 254 6303
Email: cpaezleguisamo@gmail.com

Across Cuenca. Available 7 days a week

Carlos Paez: 096 254 6303

Amrita, cannabis products

Are you a fan of natural therapies or a cannabis lover, if you need to try medical cannabis for some conditions, call us. Cannabis products (cbd oils, thc oils sublingual and for vaping, creams, flowers premium quality).

PS We can prescribe if you require it.
Follow us on instagram and facebook amrita.ecu

Av Loja 368. Monday to Sunday from 1 to 6 PM

Estefania Vallejo: 099 990 0338

Heating

Hi, are you from the United States or Canada?
Is your house in or around Cuenca cold at times?
Do you wish you could have the luxury like back home and heat your apartment or home at the push of a button?

Well, I’m Canadian with 20 years of heating and cooling, radiant flooring, Heat pumps. etc.
I can make it happen for a really reasonable price.

All of Ecuador.

Daniel Lamoureux: dan_del2009@live.com 099 813 0481

Galaxy first class Galapagos yacht reduced prices continue 2021

Promotional Prices Galaxy yacht first class: 2021
www.galaxyonboard.com
4 days/ 3 nights Program:
Baltra Island
Santa Cruz Island: Hihlands
Santiago Island: Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island: Batolome
Seymour Island: Seymour
Santa Cruz Island: Bachas Beach
Available:
February 24 to 27
February 27 to 2 of March
March 6 to 9
March 10 to 13
March 20 to 23
March 24 to 27
March 30 to April 2
April 2 to 5
April 7 to 10
April 10 to 13
April 17 to 20
April 21 to 24
April 24 to 27
May 1 to 4
Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $899
• Single Occupancy: $1,079
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,402
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,622

5 Days/ 4 nights Progam Pice:
Baltra Island, Santa Cruz Highlands
Santiago Island, Sullivan Bay
Bartolome Island, Bartolome
Santiago Island, Espumilla Beach
Santiago Island: Bucanero Cove
Santiago Island: Egas Port
Santa Fe Island: Santa Fe
South Plaza Island: South Plaza
Available:

February 16 to 20

• Price p/person Residents with Cedula and Ecuadorians
• Double occupancy: $1,199
• Single Occupancy: $1,439
• Foreign Tourist: Double Occupancy: $1,470
• Foreign Tourist: Single Occupancy: $1,764

All options include:

– Airfare to/from Galapagos from Quito or Guayaquil
– Naturalist Guides certified by the Galapagos National Park
– Meals specified in the itinerary
– Accommodation in air conditioning cabins at the Galaxy Yacht
– Excursions indicated in the itinerary
– Shared transfers airport – yacht – airport
– Personalized assistance in compliance with all biosecurity protocols
– Snorkeling in the authorized places according to the itinerary
– Coffee, tea and purified water

Not included:

– RT-PCR Covid19 test
– Entrance fee to the Galapagos National Park $6 , $100 for Foreign Tourist
– $10 per person Transportation Airport – Canal / Canal – Airport ($5 per way per passenger)
– Ingala ( Immigration Galapagos Card) $20
– Services not mentioned
– Tips

**We provide information about laboratories authorized by the Ministry of Health for PCR Covid 19 test

For any inquiry please call: Angela Hally: What’s app # 099 251 9679
Email: letsgotoecuador@hotmail.com

Quito or Guayaquil Airport. According with itinerary

Availability in Gran Colombia Suites 2021

Gran Colombia Suites is attending with normally provided accommodation services. We have all necessary biosecurity standards to receive our guests. We are located one block from Parque Calderon. Gran Colombia Suites was born in 2014 as a pioneering concept in the City, Corporate Housing, a modality of renting fully furnished and equipped apartments that provide comfort, space, privacy and security. Amelia and JP made a blogging video during their stay here in Gran Colombia Suites. You can check out in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qA5t86pQLUI

Luis Cordero 10-13 and Gran Colombia.

Chris or Isabel: info@grancolombiasuites.com 282 9862

Prices at C&C unisex hair design and barber shop

At C&C unisex hair design in Cuenca, we pride ourselves on offering professional and friendly service. We’d love to help you achieve the ‘style’ you want so you can look and feel great.


Come in and enjoy the friendly family and relaxed atmosphere at C&C and Barber Shop

• manicure pedicure unisex $12
• only manicure $5
• only pedicure $9
• men’s shampooing plus haircut $5
• women’s shampooing conditioning plus haircut $8
• any styles $4 and up
• 1 hour body massage $25
• deep facial cleansing $15
• shaved , mustache trim facial exfoliating, hot towel , hot steamer facial massage with aloe Vera $10
• color cut style $30 and up
• keratin straightening $50,
• hair treatment 3 steps for damaged hair $10 $15
• gray hair treatment $10
• Capillary botox frizzy hair free $40
• highlights , balayage , $45and up
• eyebrows by threading or waxing $3
• bikini wax $5 and up
• men’s full package $25 contact for info
• women’s full package $30contact us

Walk-ins are available but appointments are preferred for your convenience and isolation protocol please contact us through: WhatsApp, iMessage, Messenger, Text Message 098 814 8902 or follow us in Facebook, Instagram .

Hours of operation

Monday through Saturday 9 AM – 8 PM

Any comments please do not hesitate to call Clemencia Vizhñay (Owner) she will be so glad to hear from you because her team doesn’t speak English.

Avenida Ordóñez Lasso y Los Claveles Riverside Building next door from Pichincha Bank.

Clemencia Vizhñay: cyc.unisexhairdesign@gmail.com 098 814 8902

EMF/EMR – Is your home environmentally toxic?

There are numerous symptoms associated with EMF/EMR exposure such as: fatigue, concentration loss, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations, digestive issues, red skin, tingling, burning sensation, muscle aches, insomnia, depression. Have your home evaluated and learn about strategies to limit exposure. Make an appointment by emailing,

Lind: IISCorp@ourmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Best driver/facilitator in Cuenca

This month we get to elect the Best of Cuenca. We all have our favorites but one thing stands out – the Best is the best. I hope you will vote for me and count on me for all your driving and facilitating needs.

Hi, I’m Emilio. I am an experienced driver with extensive knowledge of Cuenca and Ecuador. I’m available for short or long drives. Due to Covid restrictions, I will only take 3 passengers and I observe all sanitary precautions. My vehicle will be sanitized and I will have my mask in place. Bring your water, hand sanitizer, and anything that will make you comfortable for the duration of our journey. Your safety is my priority.

Contact me soon to set up your travel dates. Thank you.

Not only am I a safe driver, I am also a skilled facilitator. I have facilitated for many expats here in Cuenca and around Ecuador. My skills include translating for doctors, in the hospital, helping resolve issues with attorneys, banks, bills, and shopping. If you want references, just ask me – I have lots of them. Contact me on Facebook or WhatsApp.

Calle Canton Saraguro s/n and Manuel Arturo Cisneros, Cuenca. By Appointment

Emilio Morocho: 098 699 5694 WhatsApp 098 699 5694
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