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Discover Arabica Coffee and its Magical Aroma

Aromatic coffee type arabic that contains several spices, such as cardamom and cinnamon, among other finely grounded spices.
Have a great experience try the best coffe is free
Hermano Miguel 5-41 y Honorato Vazquez
from 9:30 AM to 2 PM / 3 PM to 6 PM

Name: Khatu Organic
Phone: 0989811522
Email: khatu.ecorganic@gmail.com

The Cuenca Dispatch Expands to Paucarbamba Neighborhood

The Cuenca Dispatch continues to add new locations every day! Last week we added Supermaxi on Las Americas. It’s the site of our first newspaper rack!

And today, we now have 10 new locations in the Paucarbamba neighborhood! They are:

1. Los Arrecifes Restaurant : Miguel Cordero y Francisco Moscoso
2. Moliendo Aroma: Paucarbamba 2-72 y Manuel J. Calle
3. P&T Travel: Miguel Cordero 1-104 y Paucarbamba
4. Gout: Paucarbamba 1-160 y Manuel J. Calle
5. Azucar Moreno: Paucarbamba 4-114
6. La Marisqueria de Pedro: Luis Moreno Mora 1-69 y Paucarbamba
7. Red Crab Restaurant: Luis Moreno Mora 3-63 y Francisco Moscoso
8. El Nopal Restaurant: Luis Moreno Mora 1-69 y Francisco Sonos
9. Ruta 66: Paucarbamba 2-72 y Miguel Cordero
10. Roll Dot: Roberto Crespo 2-17 y Alfonso Cordero

So go pick up a copy today and get your coupons for FREE Spring Rolls, FREE Ice Cream, FREE Wine and other great discounts!
The Cuenca Dispatch can also be found in most of the hotels in El Centro and over 60 restaurants throughout town.

Name: Michael
Phone: 0982759584
Email: thecuencadispatch@gmail.com

Closing Our Door but Not the Store!!!

A promise made is a promise kept. Thanks to all of you who supported both the Go Fund Me Campaign and Carolina Smokehouse. Felix Salinas is taking over the Carolina Smokehouse as was promised to him. The time is right. He has the skills, equipment, and everything he needs to make Carolina Smokehouse his and hi family’s business. However, the tienda on Parque San Sebas (Coronel Talbot 8-26) is closing. Felix is relocating the business and we must clear out the tienda. Come and enjoy special prices on merchandise, supplies, and some equipment. Now is the time to stock up while Felix is getting his own operation up and running; so he can continue to provide you with Carolina Smokehouse signature bacon. The sale starts promptly at 10:00 am on Thursday and will continue all weekend. Great prices – and example: The sausage you love — only $5.00 per pound. Savings everywhere on everything. Come and stock up NOW!

Name: Sandra Kraft
Phone: 0979070470
Email: tocinoec@gmail.com

Customs form for returning to EC

I have recently obtained a retirement visa and I am returning to EC as a new resident. I was told I need a form from the Ecuadorian Aduana filled out and then approved by the Consulate here in the US prior to my return. Does anyone know where I can obtain this form the Consulate here is not mach help to me.
Any help would be appreciated!

Looking forward to your response

Gracias

Name: Ray Patton
Phone: 9498006050
Email: raybomal@yahoo.com

Devil’s Nose & Ingapirca

Event date: Apr. Friday 28

Come with us on a scenic railroad ride through the beautiful Andes mountains and valleys! We start at 7 am from our office, and head to the town of Alausi where you will board the train. On the train all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the spectacular views and the smooth and relaxing ride. The narration on the trip is in both Spanish and English. At a stop in Sibambe you will be able to watch some traditional dancing. Back in Alausi we will have lunch and afterwards start our way back to Cuenca taking a detour to visit the archaeological complex of Ingapirca, the best preserved and most important Inca site in Ecuador. The return to Cuenca will be in the early evening.

Name: Arutam Ecotours
Email: info@arutamecotours.com

Greek Night at El Salón: now with home delivery too!

Event date: Apr. Saturday 29

This Saturday El Salón presents a night of typical Greek food with a menu consisting of three tasty dishes at only $9,50 per person.

It’s also available for delivery within Cuenca for just $2 delivery fee.

The menu:

MOUSSAKA
A warming oven-baked dish of layers of minced meat, eggplant and tomato in a Bechamel sauce. Simply delicious!

CHICKEN GYROS
A pita bread wrap filled with succulent pieces of char-grilled chicken, tomato salsa and topped with a yoghurt and cucumber tzatziki sauce.

SPANAKOPITA
Light and crunchy spinach and feta cheese parcels wrapped with filo pastry. These were so popular last time that some diners asked for seconds!

SPECIAL OFFER –
Accompany your meal with a jug of homemade sangria for just $10 and get a real Mediterranean vibe!

BOOKINGS:
Bookings are highly recommended. To book, please call/WhatsApp us on 099-316-5176, email info@elsaloncuenca.com or send us a private Facebook message. For delivery, please use the same methods to book.

Tables are available from 5pm onwards, last bookings at 9pm.

Name: Xavier
Phone: 0993165176
Email: info@elsaloncueunca.com

Fish & Chip Fridays at El Salón

Event date: Apr. Friday 28

Try our famous fish & chips this Friday at El Salón, eat-in or with home delivery between 12 noon and 9pm.

Our beer-battered fish with hand-cut fries, mayo and ketchup on the side costs $6 (+IVA). Delivery is $2 per order within Cuenca.

Special of the week: Try our homemade apple crumble for $3,50 – also available to deliver!

To book a table or an order, call or WhatsApp us on 099-316-5176 or email info@elsaloncuenca.com.

Name: Xavier
Phone: 0993165176
Email: info@elsaloncuenca.com

Furniture For Sale

Samsung 43-inch-diagonal plasma television and TV stand. Perfect condition. $425 for the television and $65 for stand.

Queen bed with 2 nightstands. Includes the full frame, Chaide mattress, and 2 matching nightstands for $400.
Dimensions as follows:
Nightstands (2) – each measures 53cm L X 41cm W X 43cm H.
Queen mattress – measures 200cm L X 160cm W X 22cm D.
Headboard – 209cm W X 109cm H.
Footboard – 71cm W X 45cm H
Entire bed frame, assembled – 209cm L X 209cm W.
Contact us for photos or location. Come view in-person at 3pm Wednesday.

Name: David Billings
Email: theglobetrekkers@hotmail.com

Various Household Items

Net 10/Trac Fone. Have a pre-paid phone ready to use when you step off the plane in the USA. No monthly contract. Simply pre-order minutes at Net10.com. This phone cannot be “unlocked” and therefore can only be used in within the USA. $10.

Adjustable Aluminum Crutches – Free to anyone who will ‘pay-it-forward’ when no longer needed.

Barska binoculars, 10X50WA, Like new. Comes with original carrying case. $25.

Cart-on-wheels with 4 shelves,.Convenient movable storage. Blue. Measures 30cm W X 47cm L X 88cm H. $30.

Colombian tablecloth, stripes of bright-colors, mainly blue, size 2m X 1.24m, $8.

IZOD cargo shorts, men’s size 34, cream colored, $5.

Garnier Nutrisse hair coloring kits, equivalent of 11 kits, but there is only one box. All are color #82. These hair coloring kits sell for $7 each in the states, but this one-year-supply of hair color can be yours for just $11.

Gloria Vanderbilt gray-colored denim pants with a touch of bling on rear pockets, women’s size 8, $8.

Halogen 20W T2.5 bulbs. Hard to find in Ecuador, but here are two (imported) for $4.

Hanging Coat Storage(up to 10 Coats). Also, one hanging suit bag, brand new and still in original packaging. Both for $6.

Name: David Billings
Email: theglobetrekkers@hotmail.com

Pilates “Strong to the Core” classes

Pilates “Strong to the Core” classes
Next session May 1 – 31 at SkyFit on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 10 am. $70/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 at skyfit@gmail.com
SkyFit Integrated Fitness & Health Center, Sucre 7 – 70 y Luis Cordero

Name: Sky Rajewski
Phone: 0998660379
Email: skyfit@gmail.com

Fit For Life – Functional Fitness over 50

Fit for Life at SkyFit, next session May1 – 31. Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 11 AM. $60 for the month.

This highly successful and motivating program has been running for 5 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.

SkyFit “Strong to the Core” Integrated Fitness & Health Center – Sucre 7 – 70 y Luis Cordero

Registration and information contact Sky Rajewski: skyfit@gmail.com

Name: Sky Rajewski
Phone: 0998660379
Email: skyfit@gmail.com

Seeking a Bilingual Assistant?

Event date: Apr. Tuesday 25

Dear Expats :
Thank you so much for your support and constant recommendations. I would like to offer my services as a Facilitator to assist you in opening bank accounts, medical appointments, paying bills with Etapa, TV Cable, DirecTV and running errands, too. And don’t forget, I would also like to be your best choice when it comes to Pet and House Sitting.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Regards.
Alexandra Maldonado
BILINGUAL ASSISTANT

Name: Alexandra Maldonado
Phone: 0984210264
Email: malexita0717@gmail.com

WOMEN’S LEATHER & DOWN JACKETS FOR SALE. Size M – L

It is going to be cold in Cuenca and you may need those 3/4 length leather and down jackets jackets. Both worn only 3-4 times, so practically new, at greatly reduced prices. Both too big for me Each $75 or BO. OR buy both for $130
Woman’s Leather Jacket M (USA 8-12) – bought over the Internet for $150 plus shipping. Now only $75 or BO, It will fit size 8-12 or may be even 14. Very soft genuine leather. Italian design – funel color and sleeves, beautiful silk lining, two pockets. Too big for me. $75 ot BO.
Columbia Sportswear Melange Maven Down Jacket – Mid Length, 550 Fill Power. Originally $180, bought over the Internet on sale for $140, worn 3-4 times, too big. Now oly $75 or BO Marked as size L, but is more like a rather big M. Very long sleeves. The original info: “With a long, lean silhouette, 550 fill power down insulation and Omni-Shield® advanced repellency, . Omni-Shield® advanced repellency resists rain and stains Baffle construction keeps down in place to prevent cold spots More complex baffle lines at sides create a slimming effect Tricot-lined chin guard protects skin from irritation Two-way YKK® zip front Hidden ”
Now only $75 or BO

Name: Jane
Email: cuencajohnsons@gmail.com

Bormioli/Italia coctail and shot glasses. Never used

4 Italian coctail glasses – Bormioli, bought at Sukasa for 34, never used.Buy them now for $16 4 Italian shot glasses – Bormioli, bought at Sukasa for $30, never used. Buy them now for $15 Buy all 8 beautiful Italian glasses for $25

Name: Jane
Email: cuencajohnsons@gmail.com

Banana Republic Brown Suede bag – never worn $25

A beautiful and elegant Banana Republic bag. Dark brown suede, with leather trim, It measures 12″ x 10″ x 4. It has 3 inside pockets – one zippered pocket, one telephone pocket and one sunglasses pocket.. Bought at ebay.com new for $50 It had a short handle, which I changed here for the long overshoulder leather strap, for $10. All this trouble for the bag I have never worn 🙂 Buy it now for only $25

Name: Jane
Email: cuencajohnsons@gmail.com

Chanel cut summer weight tweed jacket Size 4-8

Truly Beautiful Chanel cut summer weight tweed jacket by Nipon Boutique. Blue Tweed, Collarless, Button Front, fully lined It is marked as Size 8, but is 4-6. Material : Wool, Rayon, Acrylic. Summer weight tweed. Arrived here with 2 missing buttons. Warn 2 times (too small for my 8, but may be good for yours, if your bra size is no more than B) Very pretty. Retail $235 Bought at ebay for $85 + $25 shipping. Now only $40

Name: Jane
Email: cuencajohnsons@gmail.com

computer, celulares, camaras,redes, telefonia IP, Servidores, impresion, Datacenter, Servicio Tecnico

We would like to HIGHLY give a recommendation for Agustin Gutierrez “Sol Tec” 098 017 6796. https://facebook.com/tec20servl and tec20servi@gmail.com. Office located Edifcio “Alameda I” Jose Astudillo y Eduardo Crespo Local #6 Agustin repaired our computers and installed Professional Windows 10 along with repairing and cleaning our printer. Agustin can take care of any of your technical needs. He also worked on our cellular phone and installed different applications. He is the best we have ever experienced here in Cuenca. He speaks English and he is a true Professional. He is always on time , knows what he is doing, is totally honest and a very charming person and easy to interact with.

Name: Joyula Reign
Phone: 0969223216
Email: joyulareign-himbert@hotmail.com

Apple and Cherry Wood Updates

Cherry and Apple Wood: New Harvests


Here is a shot of our first harvest of capuli wood. Capuli is prunus serotina, a type of Cherry very much treasured here in Cuenca. Cherry wood, like apple, is a favorite for the grill or smoker. We have a new harvest of apple wood in our inventory as well, ready for pickup or delivery.
Premium firewood: we also sell ultra premium firewood, eucalytus that has been seasoned for 3 years….it burns without any sparks or popping….perfect for your fireplace or chiminea.
Prices for our products run from $.50-$1 per pound, with volume discounts available. Write to us at Cuencafirewood@gmail.com with your questions and orders.
Thank you!

Name: Louis Bourgeois
Phone: 418-5383
Email: Louisb333@hotmail.com

Coaches for American Football Needed

If you are one of the 6,000 expats living here in Cuenca and love American Football, this is your chance to come out and make a difference. We’re not looking for the next Knute Rockne or even for someone who knows every aspect of the game, but we do desperately need people who are willing to give a few hours a week to help young Ecuadorian men, those in the Universities, learn and develop their skills in this sport.
At the U of Cuenca, we practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2:00pm, and Saturdays from noon until everyone is worn out. We are setting up teams at other Universities and will need more help as those teams come on line, so if you have any desire to help, but don’t think you’re ready to coach yet, this is the time to come out and learn, to share your experiences and to help us build this program.
Any questions about this opportunity can be directed to Coach Harry @ cso.harry.pearson@gmail.com or 096-885-2503. Even better, come on out and look the team over and join in.

Name: Harry Pearson
Phone: 9282272881
Email: cso.harry.pearson@gmail.com

May 6th 10 to 4 Bazaar at Tutto Matto Pizza

Event date: May. Saturday 06

Enjoy a delicious pizza or pasta and shop with the local vendors who will be selling cheeses, fish, breads, sauces, cakes, bone broth, liquores, and spices. But there’s more…
jewelry, essential oils, embroidered pillows and runners, clothing, soaps, skin care, handmade books, and home decor.
See you Saturday, at Tutto Matto Pizza on Solano, 1/2 block south of ItalDeli, 10am to 4pm.

Name: Laurie Bowers
Phone: 096-798-2182
Email: oneredbead.jewelry@yahoo.com