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Fish & Chip Fridays at El Salón

Event date: Mar. Friday 24

Join us at El Salón in the Centro of Cuenca for our famous, golden, crispy fish and chips for only $6 per person.

We were recently named ‘Best International Food’ in the Gringopost awards, and have had some fab reviews for our fish & chips on Tripadvisor – being told they are the best in Cuenca!

This Friday we will also be serving homemade beef pie with a tasty puff pastry top, for those who fancy something meaty! Also $6.

Hope to see you this Friday.

El Salón, Luis Cordero 6-75 y Presidente Córdova, Cuenca

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

Fresh Fish In Cuenca

Event date: Mar. Tuesday 21

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

Tuesday March 21
Sunrise Cafe – calle Larga y Benigno Malo 11:00 – 1:30 pm

Name: Lenny Charnoff
Phone: 099 122 1238
Email: graygeek@gmail.com

Reminder-Indivisible Ecuador’s Take Action! Event

Event date: Mar. Wednesday 29

Indivisible Ecuador invites you to its first Take Action! Event, Wed March 29th 4-8pm

Join us to learn to use the online tools available to Take Action! from Ecuador. The following stations will be available:
-Indivisible: Sign up locally and abroad.
-Wall-of-Us: Sign up for weekly Actions with complete How-tos.
-Ballotpedia: Find information on all US special elections and contact information.
-Democracy.io: Send emails to your Members of Congress (MoCs).
-Touchnote: Send postcards to government officials and businesses.
-Call Center: Learn how to script calls to MoCs.
-VoteFromAbroad: Register to vote from abroad (a yearly requirement ) for special 2017 elections.
-Democrats Abroad: Consider signing up for Democrats Abroad for DNC and DA Action Alerts.

-No-host bar, $2 beer / $3 & $5 cocktails / wine also available
-Snacks, bar food, and dinners (including pastas, steaks, burgers, salads) available for purchase
Wednesday, March 29th 4 – 8 pm
Pegasus Hotel, 5-48 Luis Cordero – 2nd block up from Calle Larga

For more information on the sites included, join our Facebook Group: Indivisible Ecuador and click on the Notes tab.
To contact Indivisible Ecuador directly: indivisible.ecuador@gmail.com

Name: Naomi Herdon
Phone: 0993735719
Email: indivisible.ecuador@gmail.com

Don’t Let Another Day Go By Before You Say “Yes”

Ecuador Cares invites you to celebrate the progress we have made as a non-profit over the past year by joining us for an evening with popular local musicians John and Katie Cain on Wednesday, April 5, from 5:30-8:00 pm.

There are only 75 tickets available for this private event at the Cain’s home, and they’re going fast! The evening includes music by the Cains and their special guests – students from Centro Educativo NOVA – a silent auction featuring Cuenca’s finest artists, spas, hotels and restaurants, and food and drink provided by GRITS Catering. We’ll also be sharing a big announcement about Ecuador Cares that you won’t want to miss!

Tickets are only $50 per person, and the proceeds from the evening go to support the general fund of Ecuador Cares. We support disadvantaged children through education, life skills, and career programs so they can break the cycle of poverty and prejudice and embrace their best lives.

The last day to buy tickets is April 1st. Tickets are available online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/friends-of-ecuador-cares-tickets-32186102499 and in-person at our office, M-T-TH, 3-6 pm.

For more details about the April 5th event, email info@ecuadorcares.org or call 097-919-7042. To learn more about our organization, please visit www.ecuadorcares.org

 

Name: Ecuador Cares
Email: info@ecuadorcares.org

Dr. Duane Elmer, Expert on Cross Culture Issues, to Speak Thursday March 23 at ICC

Event date: Mar. Thursday 23

At 3:30 pm this Thursday March 23rd Dr. Duane Elmer (Ph.D., Michigan State U.) director of the Ph.D. program in educational studies and the G. W. Aldeen Chair of International Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois will be speaking at the International Christian Community on Nicanor Aguilar and Solano (just north & east of Mt. Sinai Hospital). Doors open at 3:00 PM.

Dr. Elmer who was recently quoted in a Cuenca High Life article has provided cross-cultural training to Fortune 500 companies, relief and development agencies, mission organizations, churches and educational institutions around the world. He has also authored many books on the subject from a Christian perspective that are available through Amazon.com.

Questions such as: How can we do a better job of understanding and appreciating cultural differences? How do we deal with culture shock? And can we truly connect with those we meet? These and many other questions will be addressed. The event is free to all and refreshments will be served.

Name: ICC (International Christian Community)
Phone: 096-951-4430
Email: info@internationalchristiancommunity.org

Spanish Lessons – Spanish Native tutor

Spanish Native tutor

FACILITATOR
-English, French, Spanish

Please contact to; 0987978203
spanish10lessons@gmail.com

Name: Beatriz Cuenca
Email: beacuenca12@gmail.com

Driving to Guayaquil

Hello, I will be traveling to Guayaquil on Thursday March 23, I have space for 3 people with their luggage from 5:00 am to 7:00 am, I have a Toyota HiLux 4×4 double cab. Also help the Expat with any paperwork you need to do in the SRI, immigration, doctor, etc. 24/7

Name: Marco Gordillo
Phone: 0987590433 or 0982511051
Email: cuencadriver@gmail.com

@JD’s Get Your $$$$$ Today @JD’s

Hi folks,
Well it’s been another crazy week at JD’s. We’ve been buying and selling lots of great items.
Currently we have a wide selection of unique items including brand new never used gems including beds, refrigerators, and microwaves. Don’t wait for ads, hard to come by items don’t last.
And don’t forget sellers, as always:
We WANT to BUY your items and we buy EVERYTHING.
Contact us first for your best offer. If nothing else we can help you understand the market value of your items. Don’t make the costly mistake others have recently done by selling your highest demand items well below market value and being stuck with low demand items.
Not only will you get fair value for your items:
1) You won’t have anything unsold,
2) You won’t be waiting for people who don’t show up,
3) You won’t be answering your phone at 5am,
4) You won’t be missing any stolen items,
5) You won’t be listening to ridiculous offers repeated over and over,
6) And BEST of all You WON’T be waiting to get your $$$.
So call today for quick a stress free sale.
Mon thru Fri, 11-5 and Saturdays, 10-2.
Calle Larga 1-213 entre Huayna Capac y Miguel Angel Estrella
0988187723 jdsmuebles@gmail.com
Contact us on whatsapp and facebook/jdsmuebles

Name: John Askam
Phone: 0988187723
Email: jdsmuebles@gmail.com

FREE Movie ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and Discounted German Craft Beers!

Join us this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (6:30pm to 8:00pm) at Cuenca Far Out Brewpub for a FREE showing of the popular film Rocky Horror Picture Show! This movie classic has been termed ‘the grand daddy of all cult films’! Whether you have never seen this film, or have seen the film 5, 10, or more times, don’t miss the chance to enjoy this special showing!

Along with the movie, enjoy one of Silvio’s fine German Craft Beers brewed right here in Cuenca. During the film Silvio will be serving his all three of his craft beers currently on tap (a smooth German style Blonde, a lovely hoppy Red Ale, and a malty black Nitro Stout) at happy hour prices. These prices include Extra Large Beers (1 litre) at $9.00 and Extra Extra Large Beers (1.5 litres) at $12.00! Not sure which craft beer to try…Silvio is happy to offer you free tasters to make your decision!

Cuenca Far Out Brew Pub is located at Juan Jaramillo 7-36 y Borrero. For more information please call (07)28 40 602.

Hope to see you this week! Cheers!!!

Name: Far Out Brew Pub

Name: Far Out Brew Pub
Email: maryhellman@juno.com

Unique Penthouse Fully Furnished, Huge Terrace at the Best Area in Cuenca.

Beautiful fully Furnished Penthouse with big terrace. It has stunning views of the best panoramic scenery in Cuenca from downtown to El Cajas. It also has a unique and totally furnished apartment. It’s at a great and safe area located at Av Ordóñez Laso, close to the Tomebamba River, many stores, pharmacies, restaurants, banks and supermaxi Las Americas. The apartment has a security guard, a storage room, parking for one car, dining room, big higher living room, kitchen, laundry room, 2 full bathrooms, 2 bedrooms, a big tent, a grill, a small garden, space for many plants and a brand new elevator. Only $500 plus utilities. For more information call 0999882483, or sagitariano0901@aol.com

Name: Alfredo
Phone: 0999882483
Email: sagitariano0901@aol.com

Last chance to join us on the Canoe Ride!

Canoe ride, banana plantations and cocoa beans: A trip full of adventure is ahead!

Last day to buy your ticket is Tuesday 21 by 10pm!

Enjoy a mixture of smells, flavors and adventure! Don’t miss this trip to the best of Ecuador and its incredible products: cocoa beans and banana plantations. (more pictures inside)

Tour Date: Thursday, March 23

Tour Itinerary
7:00 am: Departure from Cuenca – Hotel Oro Verde

9:15am: We will begin at The Manglares of Churute with a 30 minute to and 30 minute back ride into the tropical natural forest, 156 thousand hectare reserve. If you love bird watching, you will love this part!

10:45 am: Cocoa is the ‘chocolate bean’ and in this plantation you will experience and enjoy the magnificent experience of the entire process of how chocolate is made: dried, toasted, and ground. We will be sure that you get a good taste of what chocolate tastes like as soon as its ready!

12:30 pm: Lunch break (included in the price)

2:15 pm: We will continue this incredible adventure with a visit to a banana plantation. Where we will enjoy and learn about the process that goes from a plant to the banana ready to be exported.

3:30 pm: Return to Cuenca.

6:00 pm: Arrival to Cuenca

Join us on this incredible adventure that will take place on Thursday, March 23.

Price: $90

The minimum number of tickets for this tour have been sold confirming that this tour will take place as originally planned! That said, there is still room on the van/bus, so don’t miss it and purchase your ticket now! 

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Name: CuencaHighLife
Phone: 0984822495
Email: jonathan@cuencahighlife.com

Luxurious Huge Furnished Apartment with Big Terrace

The 170 sq meters apartment is bi level, 4 m high ceilings, 30 sq. meters terrace. The view from the terrace, on the city of Cuenca below and the Cajas around, will take your breath away. On the first level the apartment has 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, kitchen, huge living room. On the 2nd level there is a balcony leading to a small bedroom with skylight. The apartment is fully furnished. The $15 cleaning service is available. A covered parking spot available for at no extra charge. One well-behaved pet is admitted, extra deposit required. The apartment is in a wonderful and very well built 2.5-year-old house with a perfect green backyard designated for the use of all tenants. The apartment is at the top floor – 2.5 flights of stairs. The house is located a couple of blocks from the University of Azuay, in one of the best and most expensive Cuenca barrios. It is 1.5 blocks from the Yanuncay river park. Very safe! Walk to El Centro in 30 minutes. To SuperMaxi El Vergel in 20 minutes, or take a $1.50 cab ride. Available now through June 15. $800/mo (the comparable properties rent at $1000 -1200/mo). Ideal for your exploratory visit to Cuenca. Owner Sra Raquel Baquerizo: 098 714 1925, Land line: 288 6749. Spanish only

Name: Raquel Baquerizo
Phone: 0987141925
Email: gcb18@hotmail.com

2004 Grand Vitara

Low mileage 90 kilometers
Excellent condition

$13,000

Name: Eric Hendrickson
Phone: 593969502033
Email: erichendrickson2001@yahoo.com

YORKIE PUPPIES AVAILABLE FOR SALE.

YORKIE PUPPIES AVAILABLE FOR SALE.

Puppies are being raised in our home with lots of love and attention.Some will be curly haired and smooth haired puppies.The pups have been vet checked, utd on shots, and dewormed before leaving. Non-shed and Hypo allergenic. Each puppy will come with vet records..Puppies will be wormed, flea treated and first injection, Vet check and microchip will be done. Lovable family wanted Pet friendly home Gorgeous babies.email me now at ……..billcatrojustine@gmail.com

Name: billcat rojustine
Phone: 7707568621
Email: billcatrojustine@gmail.com

Risk or comfort and safety?

We offer transportation services with the availability of insurance, guarantee,
license and full control of your travel!
What to choose?
Risk or comfort and safety?
Your peace of mind and a security guarantee of $ 20-30.
Is it worth it to save on yourself?
Book now.
Tel: +593 96 704 3262
kondortour@gmail.com
info@kondor-tour.info

Name: Alexandr
Phone: +593 96 704 3262
Email: kondortour@gmail.com

Short Term Storage Available

We have 2 indoor storage areas available for short-term rental by the week or month. The space is ideal for appliances, furniture, household goods, bikes, motorcycle, etc.

One area is roughly 6’ x 12’ ($25 per week), and the other is 4’ x 12’ ($15 per week). Ceiling is 7 ½’. Locking bay door, lights, and easy parking.

We also have a slightly larger area outside under cover and behind a locked gate that is available.

When rented access is available by appointment; we’re not looking for someone wanting a drop-off point they’ll be continually accessing, and depending on containers we’ll want to take a peak inside to insure we’re not storing contraband.

Location: Barrio Los Cantones (close to Ave. Americas and Rio Yanuncay)

Bob Kezer and Tamara Gordy
bobkezer@yahoo.com
Tamiam88@gmail.com

Name: Bob Kezer
Email: bobkezer@yahoo.com

Rub’a dub dub, 3 shrubs in a tub…

No, no, no! We’re talking about salad dressing!

So what comes to those crafty minds when you think of garlic, basil, and oregano, thyme, and rosemary?

For me, it’s Italian food and oil and vinegar salad dressings.

Which is why we make garlic, basil, and oregano/thyme/rosemary shrubs!

But get this you Cuencan adventurers – we also offer these flavors unsweetened – just pure naturally fermented vinegar infused with the abundance of Ecuador!

So what’s that mean for you in the kitchen laboratory?

You can now adjust the sweetness of anything you create by using just the right amount of sweet-and-tart shrubs combined with our unsweetened infused vinegars!

Okay, like this lads and lasses:

Andean Blackberry Shrub Vinaigrette

2 tbsp. Bonobo Bob’s Mora Shrub
3 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp. Bonobo Bob’s Garlic Shrub
1tsp. Bonobo Bob’s unsweetened Basil Infused Vinegar
1tsp. Bonobo Bob’s unsweetened Oregano/Thyme/Rosemary Infused Vinegar
½ tsp. Dijon mustard
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper

Wisk, serve, and enjoy!

Order from Gourmetcito.com (098.716.5474), or pick up your shrub at Ambrosia on Simon Bolivar.

Bob Kezer
Bonobo Bob’s: Tribu de Amor (formerly Sharon’s Alaskan Style)
www.bonobobobs.com
097-952-3937

Name: Bob Kezer
Email: bobkezer@yahoo.com

Fresh Fish In Cuenca

Event date: Mar. Monday 20

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
Email: graygeek@gmail.com

Thank you Roxy!! A Star is Born at Broken Bridge Bistro

The Broken Bridge Bistro. Thank you from the bottom of our heart for your concert last Saturday night. It was terrific. The audience loved you, your talent, your energy. We are proud that we were able to be of some help as you launch your career. Truly a star was born.

The range you demonstrated was unbelievable. You sang songs made famous by Janis Joplin, Elta James, Adelle, Aretha Franklin, Peggy Lee, Nora Jones, all with your unique style and great presence.

Again, thank you for a magnificent performance.

Name: Tom
Phone: 099 390 0879
Email: bbbcuenca@gmail.com

An INdian Affair: Mojito – pre-dinner drink or dessert? Plus this week’s menu…

Mojito: a pre-dinner drink or a dessert?? Now you can eat your Mojito and have it too! An Indian Affair announces its newest ice-cream – a Mojito Kulfi! So popular at yesterday’s feria, we’re offering 2 for $5.00 (or one for $3.00).
An Indian Affair is also offering its weekly main dish (rainbow trout in a coconut gravy/vegetarian meatballs in a coconut gravy) in 1-liter servings for $13 and $10 respectively, and bread (puri) for $0.75 for 2 puris, if clients do not wish to order the thali platter. Please indicate your preference on the order form in the comments section.
Menu for the week of March 20:
Appetizer: Alu Tikki with Tamarind Chutney
Main: Rainbow Trout in coconut gravy
Vegetarian Option: Plantain meatballs in coconut gravy
Vegetable: Mixed Medley
Rice: With Sprouts
Bread: Puri (fried unleavened bread)
Raita: Spinach
Salad: Onion Tomato
Kulfis (to purchase separately):
NEW: Mojito
Dulce De Leche
Passion Fruit
Salted Caramel
Coconut
Pistachio
Amaretto
Rose
Mango
Hot Chilli

For details, and to order, please visit our website at https://an-indian-affair.com
Like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/anindianaffairincuenca

Name: Anha Purna
Phone: 095-899-5126
Email: anhapurna@gmail.com