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Apr. 5, Best Trip

APR 5, Best TRIP
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A trip from Cuenca to Salinas on April 5, 2017.
Cost $20 per person

A trip from Cuenca to Guayaquil on April 5, 2017.
Cost $15 per person

Limited number of seats.

Transport – Mercedes minivan
Insurance, safety, comfort.

Tel: +593 96 704 3262

Name: Kondor-Tour
Phone: +593 96 704 3262

GRAN ROCA’s Monday Farm Fresh Weekly Market – We’re Back!!

Event date: Mar. Monday 27

The GRAN ROCA Monday Farm Fresh Market will be held on March 27th, from 2-4pm at the Bayou Caffee, near Parque El Vergel, take Paucarbamba, left on Los Alisos, left again on Del Arupo.

This Week’s Fresh Market Produce:

Fruits: Our Special Bananas, Limited Lemons

Tomatoes: Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant, Green and Red Peppers, Hot Peppers

Brassicas: Curly and Dinosaur Kale

Roots: Beets, Harvest Potatoes, Zanahoria Blanca

Beans: Fresh Black Beans (no soaking)

Greens: Lettuce, Rainbow Chard, Bok Choy

Fresh Herbs: including Real Peppermint, Green Onions, Garlic Chives, Basil, Cilantro, Lemongrass

We appreciate your patience during this challenging weather period. Please email us at if you are looking for a quantity of an item or if you would like something not listed above. For example, we have a large variety of herbs we bring only upon request.

Name: Rob Gray
Email: – Is This Soup Weather or What???

Soup’s On !!! Order by midnight, Monday, on and you will get great food delivered to your door Friday. This week great. and you’ll appreciate how it warms you up (+++ never made in aluminum pots). Toast our delicious Integral Linseed Bread and dip away until the bottom of the bowl.

We have over 100 items – some new & some favorites:

• Soups: Tomato-Basil / Beef-Barley / Chicken Vegetable / Hungarian Mushroom (vegetarian) / Cheesy Broccoli
• New!! Lemon-Garlic and Chicken Zoodles with Cherry Tomatoes. A gluten-free delight for a healthy alternative to pasta
• Savories: We tantalize tastebuds with flavors from around the world: Asian Saute, Peanut Satay Happy Bowl, Thai Curry (meat or vegetarian), Chicken Cacciatore, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Shepherd Pie, Enchilada Casserole, Tamale Pie, Chili, Wild Rice Casserole, Mediterranean Quinoa (meat or vegetarian)
• Meatballs: Garlic/Mushroom Sauce, Hot and Tangy Sauce, Sweet and Tangy Sauce or Orange Glazed (sweet and heat!) – put over rice or pasta for a meal extraordinaire
• Bagels and schmears
• Desserts: New!! Chocolate Eclairs, Pumpkin Pie, Cakes, Cookies, Truffles – a dozen flavors!
• And so much more at – get busy

Name: Gina Anderson
Phone: 098.716.5474

An Indian Affair: 2nd-Round Election Day Special – Lamb Korma

Menu for the week of March 27 – We also offer our weekly main dish (lamb korma or vegetable korma) in containers of 1-liter for $13 and $10 respectively, and bread (lacha paratha) for $0.75 each, if clients do not wish to order the fixed thali platter. Please indicate your preference on the order form in the comments section.

Appetizer: Yucca fingers with family recipe Chutney
Main: Lamb Korma
Vegetarian Option: Vegetable korma
Vegetable: Zucchini in exotic spices
Rice: Cumin
Bread: Lacha Paratha
Raita: Mint
Salad: Cucumber
Kulfis (to purchase separately):
Dulce De Leche
Passion Fruit
Salted Caramel
Hot Chilli

For details, and to order, please visit our website at
Like us on facebook at
Voted “Best Indian Food” by readers of GringoPost.

Name: Anha Purna
Phone: 095-899-5126

Pilates “Strong to the Core” classes

Next session Pilates at SkyFit April 3 – 28 on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 10 am. $60/month.

This class combines the best of Pilates exercises which utilize all of the body’s muscles and stabilizers with focus on core and balance. The result is a strong, toned, flexible body with improved posture. For this total body workout we will use exercise balls, bands, weights and mat exercises. Every class is different to challenge the whole body.

Instructor Sky Rajewski M.Sc., Kinesiology is certified in all aspects of Pilates including the Pilates reformer and Pilates Chair. Sky has a degree in sports medicine and is certified in every facet of fitness, personal training, functional training, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Sky is a trainer of trainers and has certified over 300 fitness instructors and personal trainers, over the past 35 years. In addition to writing health and fitness articles, Sky has also written two books: “Safe and Effective Stretching Techniques”, and “Strong to the Core”, and several teaching manuals.

Registration & information contact Sky

April 3 – 28, at 10 am on Monday/Wednesday/Fridays
SkyFit “Strong to the Core” Integrated Fitness & Health Center – Sucre 7

Name: Sky Rajewski
Phone: 0998660379

Fit For Life – Functional Fitness over 50

Fit for Life at SkyFit, next session April 3 – 28. Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 11 AM. $50 for the month.

This highly successful and motivating program has been running for 6 years. Join Sky for a fun workout that will improve your balance, endurance, joint stability, core strength, overall strength and flexibility. Every class is different utilizing bands, weights, circuit training, cardio, etc.

Instructor, Sky Rajewski, has a degree in sports medicine and is certified in every facet of fitness, Personal Training, functional training, injury prevention and rehabilitation, Pilates, TRX & RIP training systems, strength & flexibility, 3rd age, Spinning, Step, etc. Sky is a trainer of trainers and has certified over 300 fitness instructors and personal trainers, over the past 36 years. In addition to writing health and fitness articles, Sky has also written two books: Safe and Effective Stretching Techniques, and Strong to the Core, and several teaching manuals.

To register contact Sky at
SkyFit “Strong to the Core” Integrated Fitness & Health Center, on Sucre 7 – 70 y Luis Cordero, across from Teatro Sucre

Name: Sky Rajewski
Phone: 0998660379

Sweet, social 12 yr old calico cat, female. Free to a good home.

Friendly, social calico cat available to a good home. Indoor cat, front declawed, loving family pet. Had all required shots and treatments to get into Ecuador. 15 pounds, loving animal with litter box, litter, some food, and some accessories. She is in excellent health, loves being on the terrace and being with people. Owner had to return to the states and is unable to return at this time. Email me for additional information or photos. She is a really good cat. She listens, and in most cases obeys. She will not wake you up in the morning, but does talk to you if there is something she wants. She comes with her toys too. She does not usually get under foot, and know that if you are walking past her she shouldn’t suddenly move. She is intelligent, really sweet, and friendly, and she needs a good home to share with you. Please give her that home.

Name: Michael Beitscher

Fresh Fish In Cuenca

Event date: Mar. Monday 27

Fresh Salmon In Cuenca. Come and sample the best Fresh Salmon, Fresh Rainbow Trout, Smoked Salmon, Smoked Trout and other fine fish products. Samples are free. There will be a large selection of fish to order/purchase and bring home.

Bayou Cafe- Los Fresnos y Arirumba 2:00 -3:30 pm

Name: Lenny Charnoff
Phone: 099 122 1238

The Mora Basil Mojito! Shrub Wise.

So refreshing, and the hints of basil bring summer to the rainiest Cuencan day!

Mora Basil Mojito:

Cocktail glass filled with ice
Bacardi Rum
2 tbsp Bonobo Bob’s Mora Shrub
2 tsp Bonobo Bob’s Infused Basil Vinegar
½ lime squeezed
splash of Güitig

Adjust to taste. Enjoy!

Ask your favorite watering hole to carry Bonobo Bob’s Shrubs and Vinegars or buy your own in Centro at Ambrosia (Edificio San Sebastian on Simon Bolivar and Esteves de Torral), get them delivered to your door by, or come by appointment to our new kitchen near Ave. Americas and Rio Yanuncay!

Bob Kezer
Bonobo Bob’s: Tribu de Amor (formerly Sharon’s Alaskan Style)
One Race, One World, One Future

Name: Bob Kezer

Health and Wellness Group Meeting

Event date: Mar. Tuesday 28

The next meeting of the Health and Wellness Group (Formerly The Cancer Support Group) will be on Tuesday, March 28 starting at 2:00. Our speaker at this meeting will be Clara Valdiveizo who will be talking about “Biomagnetic treatments and tools to help you understand your subconscious, limiting beliefs.” Clara was one of the first speakers we had at our meetings and her presentation was very well received.

Clara Valdiviezo is a Certified Personal Trainer, Kundalini Yoga Teacher. KRI Certified. Reiki practitioner, Usui Method. CraneoSacral Therapy. Ayurvedic Practitioner. Basic DNA, Advance DNA and Manifestation (Theta Healing Institute, Valencia Spain). Bioneuroemocion, basic (Enric Corbera).

Also, put on your calendar that at the following meeting on Tuesday, April 11, our speaker will be Dr. Kelly Bennett whose practice is around “Brainwave Optimization” will be doing a presentation called “Relaxing Your Brain”.

We hope to see you on Tuesday, March 28 at 2:00. As always, this meeting is free and open to everyone. The meeting will be held at Miguel Estrella 3-50 y Alfonso Jervis from 2:00 -3:30 PM.

Name: Bob Higgins

Two black kittens for sale

We have two adorable black kittens that need a good home. There is one boy and one girl. They are potty trained, spayed and neutered. They are $5 each.

Name: Jane Whittlesey
Phone: 0992943284

Cata de Vino at La Caleta

Event date: Mar. Tuesday 28

Make your reservations now before it is too late. On the 28th of March Sommelier David Kraft and Chef Diego Gutierrez are resuming the monthly wine paired dinners at La Caleta Cocina Ecuatoriana. A feast for the senses and the palate. A magical evening of food and wine. Limited seating so reserve now.

Snack- Chinese potato, camote and yucca chips with smoked aji.
Apertivo- Locro de papas, mashua, ocas, criollita y queso maduro
2015 Planicie Blanco from Tejo, Portugal
Entrante- Tartare de albacora, tomate de arbol, crocantes de maiz, zanhorias baby, colmorada y alcapamas.
2016 Estreia Loureiro from Vinho Verde, Portugal
Plato Fuerte- Lengus de res, championes, trigo, lenteja, cebollas y echalotte.
2012 Zinio Tempranillo- Graciano blend from Rioja, Spain.
Postre- Helado de esencia de rosas, esponja de quimbolito, manzana, verde guyaba y dulce prieta.
2016 Estreia Rose from Vinho Verde, Portugal
$30.00 per person, seating starts at 6:30pm
Email Dkraft57@gmail for reservations and confirmation
La Caleta is located at Estevez de Toral 8-17 y Sucre near Parque San Sebastian in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Name: David M. Kraft
Phone: 0992767813

Mujeres en el Arte – Opening Night

Event date: Mar. Wednesday 29

You’re invited to the opening of the art event, Mujeres en el Arte, sponsored by the Mayor’s office and Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports. There will be paintings from 65 artists, including three North Americans, Evelyn Johnson, Janda Grove and Ali Spence. Drop in and say hi.

Opening night Wednesday, March 29th, 7:00 PM
Exhibition is on display from March 29th through April 23, 2017
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Sat, Sun 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: La Quinta Bolívar Cultural Center, 24 de Mayo y Puente Gapal (Gapal bridge is located to the east of University of Azuay). The restored 2-story patrimonial house is located on the east side of the roundabout, on south end of the bridge.

Name: Evelyn Johnson
Phone: 0987987330

Free Language Exchange Sessions

Event date: Mar. Tuesday 28

Join us for our weekly exchange of languages, Share and learn with native speakers of Spanish, French, German and other languages. We will talk about different cultures, languages and current events happening around the world. You will appreciate our casual, organized, and courteous format. We encourage everyone to speak in the language they want to learn. Feedback on your efforts will be provided by our members who are native speakers of that language. For more information contact Spanish Institute: or call 099 890 3149 after 9 AM to speak with Mariana Valdez.

Every Tuesday evening, starting promptly at 5:30 PM. Spanish Institute of Cuenca, Calle Larga 2-92 y Tomás Ordoñez, one floor up from the street. Cuenca. Cuenca.

Name: John Hardy
Phone: 9548485184

JenAerobics Dance Workout Class!

Event date: Mar. Wednesday 29

Come out and have fun while working out to great music!
We have a Zumba styled workout featured this week with ROBBIN!
Class starts at 5:30pm sharp.
Classes are $3.00
All proceeds are donated to the Mujeres con Exito battered women’s shelter in Cuenca.

Location of the class: Baltazara de calderon y Miguel Velez
(A couple of blocks away from San Sebastian plaza)

Reserve your spot now.

Name: JenAerobics Ecuador!
Phone: 0939745972

Resist the Trump Agenda!

Event date: Mar. Wednesday 29

Resist the Trump Agenda? What can we do from Cuenca? Indivisible Ecuador can help. Join us for our first Take Action! Event on Wednesday, March 29, 4-8pm, Hotel Pegasus, Luis Cordero 5-48 (north of Calle Larga). You will learn how, using online tools, we can utilize proven tacticsto make Congress listen. Bring your personal device or personal log-in information, or use computers divided, or simply come for the information; handouts with all resource links will be available. Time your visit to enjoy a brew, snack, or meal with like-minded folks: -No-host bar, $2 beer / $3 & $5 cocktails / wine also available -Snacks, bar food, and dinners (including pastas, steaks, burgers, salads) available for purchase.

To learn more now, visit our Indivisible Ecuador Facebook Group or contact us at Indivisible Ecuador

March 29, 2017 ( Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, Free, Hotel Pegasus, Luis Cordero 5-48 Cuenca.

Name: Kay Davis
Phone: 098-785-4321

Technical Help, Graphic Design, Printing, and Website Building


My name is Nick Patterson. I’m a young techy out traveling the world but I’ve been living in Cuenca for 10 months now and have decided to begin offering my services to the community. I’ve been using my abilities to assist folks of all backgrounds and abilities for over a decade now and have always taken pleasure in a project well done and a customer well served.

My hope is the following services will be something with which I can assist you.

– Website Design, Upkeep, Modification, and Consulting for personal use and small to medium business.
– Graphic design including logos, flyers, posters, business cards, banners, signs, and more
– All printing needs including logos, flyers, posters, business cards, banners, signs, and more
– Computer and other technical help including virus removal, phone/computer/personal device assistance, organization, cleaning, and repair, and general consulting for your technology driven life.
– Network and Internet setup/troubleshooting
– Other technology driven services

As a former project manager for a major telecom I’m well versed in navigating many of today’s technology frustrations and look forward to helping you with any and all of your tech needs.

Nick Patterson

Name: Nick William Patterson

Furnished Salinas area oceanfront home rental

Enjoy a comfortable oceanfront property in a quiet residential sector of Ballenita town, 10 min north of Salinas area. The home features 4 bedrooms, fully equipped open kitchen, two master bedrooms with full bathrooms and large closets, office area, fully equipped laundry room and six car outdoor spots.
Restaurants, shops, local markets with daily fresh organic produce, fish and seafood as well as a shopping mall are just minutes drive away in La Libertad.

Name: Noelia

DayTrip to Ingapirca

Event date: Mar. Wednesday 29

We will visit the ruins of Ingapirca on Wednesday March 29th. The daytrip includes different stops on the way to Ingapirca in order to get a feeling for the live outside of the city. You will visit a little church engraved in the mountain where you have a beautiful view of the great landscape. After arriving in Ingaprica you will have a guided tour and dive into the history of that mystical place. You will round up the day with a tasty lunch at a nice restaurant before heading back to Cuenca. If you have any more questions visit our website or visit us in the office.

Name: ArutamEcotours

Raw & Healthy Cooking Event: Eat for health AND taste!

Event date: Mar. Tuesday 28

Learn about the the most POWERFUL detox: water or dry fasting.

Free apple cider vinegar mother.

Raw Gourmet Pizza (vegan option); Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie; Raw Tomato Avocado Soup
Feel great, lose weight, eat right. Healthy, fat-burning, gluten-free, low carb, high raw recipes for optimal health.
Eat delicious unique food. Learn about health. Socialize and network with like-minded others! Class with Susan Schenck, author of The Live Food Factor and Beyond Broccoli

Cost is $12 and includes eating the food we prepare. You can buy four classes for $40 with three months to use them.

Assortment of gluten-free raw crackers also on sale for $3 a pack.

Name: Susan E Schenck