Not everyone can read Spanish, but I have a useful app on my phone that can take a photograph of something and instantly translate into English. Here is an example. This might be useful if you have friends visiting.
I rent an unfurnished house far from the prime neighborhoods in Cuenca. Recently I asked my abogado to inform the homeowner, who bought the house as rental income, that I wish to renew a lease for another year at the same rent. When I moved in, the owner was reluctant to repair inexpensive cosmetic damage done by the family of the previous owner, repairs we expect as part of preparing the property for its first tenant. I took that as his stance that he was not going to put money into this property beyond unavoidable repairs. I accepted a security system that no longer worked and he claimed he could not afford to replace. I spent my own money doing low-cost upgrades to things like ceiling lights. I deposit my rent into his bank account.(more…)
The Carmen del Guzho church wants to inaugurate a dining room and food program for 40 poor, elderly people who will be served lunch from Monday to Friday, for which they need tables, chairs and a refrigerator. The church, led by Father Enzo Amato, has been working for more than 100 years helping families of the Turi parish.
Any donation and help we will be very grateful.
Karla Vicuna: email@example.com 099 866 0612. Call after: 7 AM.
We are looking for a one or two bedroom apartment, including parking, in a safe area of the city of Cuenca.
Availability from April.
I’m officially moving in Ecuador in April and flying my two cats under the seats in front of me. Yay! Regarding my pets, I’m getting varying info as to what I need based on who I speak with and the info I find online.
A little background: I have two older cats that are currently healthy but have had some health issues over the last couple of years. Both cats have had what my previous vet believes to be vaccine related illnesses. One cat almost didn’t make it as a kitten, the other a couple years ago got very ill right after and turned blind. My current Vet says based on their age and history not to further vaccinate them unless absolutely necessary.
As of Friday, Feb 11, 2022, Ecuador is allowing unvaccinated travelers to enter the country with a negative PCR test within 72 hours. Strangely, this change doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of attention, and not all websites have been updated yet. Nevertheless, it was announced in El Universo, the UIO twitter account, and the US EC embassy and several EC government websites confirm it.
What I have not been able to find out is if it is a requirement to be vaccinated for Domestic/National flights within Ecuador? The reason I ask is that I have some unvaccinated family members who will be flying in to Quito, and I’d like to know if it’s possible for them to fly domestically from Quito to Cuenca. If they will not be permitted to fly, we’ll have to drive, which would be very unfortunate. LATAM is the carrier we typically use.
Aaron, I wasn’t able to respond to your request for information. I got my Tranvia pass in the underpass near Feria Libre. They have a little office there in the tunnel on the side opposite Feria Libre. They used my digitial cedula picture for the Tranvia pass. You can put money on the pass when you buy it. When I got my pass, I walked up the stairs and was at the tranvia stop. A helpful man in Tranvia uniform showed me how to use the pass. Make sure you validate your pass before you get on the Tranvia or you can pay a hefty fine.(more…)
Does anybody know where to obtain Guayusa tea or the leaves locally. The store that had things from the Amazon is now closed. Thanks,