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Seeking Housemates

We are a married couple (a gringo and a Cuencana) with a one-year old baby girl, and we are looking to share our spacious fully furnished country home with another individual, couple, or family. Our home is ideally located in a pueblo, just minutes above Hotel Oro Verde, 15 minutes from downtown, in SAN Jose de Balzay. The best of both worlds, the tranquility of el campo while being right on a mani bus line (#50). We are open to short-term or long-term arrangements, with rates starting at $150/month including utilities and internet. Share our commercial kitchen and enjoy the harvest from our organic garden and greenhouse. Secure off-street parking.

Name: Louis Bourgeois
Phone: 418-5383

Flamenco Jazz Concert at República Sur

Event date: Feb. Friday 17

The Flamenco Jazz musical group, the Garrapateros, continues their 2017 tour “El comienzo” around Ecuador with a concert here in Cuenca at República Sur, Presidente Cordova 5-55 and Hermano Miguel, Thursday, Feb. 17 at 9 p.m. They’ll share all their energy and all of the art of their new material. A night you cannot miss Cover: $5.

Name: Gustavo

Fresh Salmon In Cuenca

Event date: Feb. Saturday 18

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

Saturday Feb. 18th

Common Grounds Bazaar – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Eduardo Crespo Malo y Unidad Nacional

Lenny Charnoff
099 122 1238

Name: Lenny Charnoff
Phone: 099 122 1238

American Football Game in Cuenca

Event date: Feb. Saturday 18

Date: Saturday, February 18, Time: 2:00 pm to ???, Place: Parque al Paraiso. If you are a little sad at seeing the end of the season come so quickly, then c’mon out and watch the two teams in the Liga Nacional de Futbol Americano en Ecuador representing Cuenca, the Condors and the Trojans battle it out for bragging rights.
You can show your support for these young Ecuadorian men and their love of this sport by donating whatever you feel is appropriate, and by just watching the game or meeting the players and talking with them about their passion for America’s game. This sport is growing here, and you can get involved with it now. Stop and talk with us about opportunities with these teams or in building another league within the Universities. There are lots of opportunities and your help is greatly appreciated. See ya’ there.

Name: Harry Pearson
Phone: 0968852503

Live Music Matthew Hart

Event date: Feb. Friday 24

Charlie’s Bar & Grill
Live Music
Matthew Hart
Cuenca Carnaval 2017
Feb 24th 9pm

Come join us for a night of fun!!
Drink and food special!
Paseo 3 de Noviembre y Escalinata Juana de Oro

Name: Charles Kettering

Cuenca Symphony Orchestra Premieres New Works

Event date: Feb. Thursday 16

The Cuenca Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Meissner, performs new compositions by winners of the Cuenca musical symphonic competition Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in Pumapungo Theater. Guest artists are Alex Rodríguez, barítone, and the choir of the José María Rodríguez Conservatory, directed by María Eugenia Arias. Other works to be performed include the Ecuadorian premiere of the epic musical poem Cuauhtémoc by Mexican composer José Rolón. Entry is free.

Name: admin

Saturdays at the Park, Carnival-Style

Event date: Feb. Saturday 18

Let’s play. Saturdays at 11 AM at Parque de la Madre. This is a time for English speaking families and couples to get together, hang out, enjoy the park and socialize. We meet every Saturday at 11 AM on the west side of the park near the row of benches. This week we will kick off Carnival. Bring spray foam and/or water guns for your children. Come join us. We hope to see you there.

Name: Fran

Ingapirca & Cañar Market

Event date: Feb. Sunday 19

Want to head out to the countryside this Sunday? Are you interested in the ecuadorian culture? Than join us on our trip to Ingaprica and the Cañari market. After learning more about the history of the ruins of Ingapirca and a tasty ecuadorian lunch you have some time to stroll through the Sunday market in the town of Cañar before heading back to Cuenca.
The chance to combine a relaxing Sunday with some culture and nature!

Name: Arutam Ecotours

In need to Apostille a U.S. Document?

Let us save you the trouble, with more than ten years of experience in the USA, and a two-year office in Cuenca…we can assist you!
Whether you need to apostille a birth certificate or a FBI background check, we are here for you, please contact us for a free quote.

Office: Sucre 12-42, between Tarqui and Juan Montalvo, Cuenca
Cellphone: 099-011-3231

Name: Jessica
Phone: 0990113231

Marc’s Consignment

Hello, Everyone.
We’re a consignment Store in Cuenca, working for your comfort and confidence. We are more than happy to help you sell your items as soon as possible. We also have many Items for sale of very good quality at low prices such as: Used furniture, household Items, appliances, rugs. Lamps, TVs, Laptops, and more. We are located at Simon Bolivar and Miguel Heredia on the Corner. Our schedule hours are from Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM and then from 3 PM to 7 PM, and Saturdays from 10 AM to 4 PM. Thanks for choosing us: Marc’s Consignment.

Name: Marco Lema
Phone: 0968496409

Seeking A Forever Home for A Special Dog

Refugio Del Mejor Amigo has been contacted by some amazing animal lovers in San Gabriel, Carchi, almost on the border with Colombia.

They rescued Charlie, a purebred Shap Pei, from a horrible situation. He was unable to stand, was tied with a rope so he couldn’t move around, and was surrounded by many other dogs who attacked him as he lay defenseless. He had a huge, deep wound in his neck from the rope and many patches of missing fur due to a skin condition.

With much love, healthy food and medical treatment, Charlie has recovered completely. His rescuers are unable to keep him as they are leaving Ecuador in a few weeks. They will drive him to Cuenca if we can find a loving forever home for him, and they have promised to contribute monthly to his care. They would like to keep in contact with his new family to keep posted on his new life.

The vet estimates that Charlie is about 3 years old, and he will be neutered before he goes to his new home. If you are interested in adopting Charlie, please contact me. He has suffered so much and deserves his happy ending. Thank you.

Name: Trish Tiura
Phone: 0981322654

This Week At The Jazz Society Café!

Event date: Feb. Wednesday 15

Wed., Feb. 15th: THE JIM GALA TRIO plus Special Guest Artists
Thurs., Feb. 16th: THE JIM GALA CHAMBER JAZZ TRIO featuring bassist JONN AREVALO

Fri., Feb. 17th: THE SU TERRY QUARTET featuring Chicago bassist DEVIN FOSTER

Sat. Feb. 18th: THE SU TERRY QUARTET featuring Cuenca Symphony bassist CHRISTIAN TORRES

Plus: LUIS ULLAURI performing every evening between sets of jazz!

Live Jazz!—4 Nights a Week!
Wednesdays through Saturdays 7PM—10PM
5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo
(upstairs at La Viña Italian Restaurant)
Food & Beverage Service: 6:30PM to 10PM
Jazz at 7:30pm
Reservations Recommended

Name: Jim Gala

Cuenca Firewood Valentine’s Sale

Cuenca Firewood Valentine’s Sale

Nothing is more romantic than a fire, whether in a fireplace, patio or terrace chiminea, or in an outdoor fire pit. For the remainder of February, in honor of romance and celebrating our wedding, we will offer a 15% discount on all of our products.
For your indoor fireplace or patio chiminea: when moving from our old property to our new location we took down a fence made from eucalyptus poles.  This wood is perfectly seasoned for two years, now split, cleaned and bundled in 16″ lengths as firewood. This wood burns beautifully, without any popping or sparks, and offers a delightfully sweet scent. $10/bag (about 20 lbs).

“Bonfire in a box:” we also have some “fire pit grade” wood, larger pieces mixed with smaller and a kindling kit, $.40/lb. Each box contains the perfect amount of wood for an evening’s entertainment.

Kindling: we have produced a quantity of quality kindling for your fires, indoor or outdoor. boxes small or large at $.75/pound.

We offer delivery anywhere in the Cuenca area for $3, regardless of the amount, and we offer volume discounts.

Thank you!
Write to us at with your order or questions

Name: Louis Bourgeois
Phone: 418-5383

Moving Sale — Everything Must Go

We are selling the total contents of our beautifully-furnished 3 bedroom condo. This sale includes everything. Available immediately, or pick your own date.

Sale includes custom-made furniture (living room set, dining room set with hutch), beds and bedding, kitchen appliances, many nice art pieces, televisions, computer, office furniture, and much more (see photos).

No item will be sold individually. This is an opportunity to own everything in our condo and to start fresh with everything needed to totally furnish your home or condo.

The entire contents of our condo are being sold for $13,800. We will offer a discount if paid from your U.S. bank account to our U.S. bank account. We will consider all reasonable offers, as well.

For Spanish, please contact Noshy Pinos at 099-150-5795.

For English, contact Mike Grimm at 099-131-5733.

Name: Mike Grimm
Phone: 099-131-5733

Help For Future Expats

My name is Richard. I have lived in Cuenca for almost 4 years. If you are considering moving to Cuenca, I am here to help answer any questions you may have about moving to Cuenca. I do not charge for my assistance, but rather want to help you get the right information regarding obtaining your Visa and Cedula, cost of living, healthcare, housing and any other questions you may have. You can contact me at or preferably call me on my MagicJack at 310-742-4618

Name: Richard
Phone: 310-742-4618

Vilcabamba, Organic Coffee, Honey and Ghee from Hit Attractions

Our organic coffee from Vilcabamba comes in two roasts. A medium (breakfast blend or anytime of the day roast) and for the person who loves a deep dark roast that is bold in flavor, our French roast. Both whole bean and ground are available. 1 pound of the medium roast is $7 and one pound of the French Roast is $7.50. Here is what one of our latest recommendations said about our coffee: “The single origin Leon Toledo coffee sold by Hugh and Rosalba is hands down the best coffee I have had in Cuenca. Just the aroma of the freshly ground beans gives me a thrill.” S.H.

Emily’s Honey Bunn Honey, is high mountain, unfiltered, raw, wildflower honey. “I’m lovin the honey” C.B. $7.50 per pound. Today we introduced Hit Attractions, ghee. Grass-Fed Ghee. Through February, order the 250 ml for $7 per jar. Order 5 or more items and receive free delivery. All others, $2.50 per delivery.

Name: Hugh
Phone: 0995375396

2003 Gran Vitara for Sale

2003 gran viatara 5P V6 DLX T/A A/C. 194037 KM’s color plomo. Matrícula paid up to august/september 2017. Automatic, runs great. $11,000

Name: Damon Manzanares
Phone: 0996504620

An Indian Affair: Election Day Special!

What’s in a name – Dal, Dhal, Daal, Dal Fry, Tadka Dal…..all mean one thing – finger-licking simple everyday yellow lentils…

Appetizer Condiment

Shami Kabab/
Vegetarian Option: black bean kabab
chopped salad

Main Dal Fry

Vegetable Coconutty green beans

Raita zucchini

Bread Roti/Chappati

Rice mixed veg pulao

Dessert Kulfis:

Passion Fruit
Salted Caramel
Hot Chilli

Orders are due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16.

For details, descriptions, and to order, please visit us at
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Name: An Indian Affair
Phone: 095-899-5126

Santiago String Quartet Plays at Pumapungo Theater

Event date: Feb. Thursday 16

The Santiago String Quartet, composed for four brothers from Guayaquil, performs Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Pumapungo Theater on Calle Larga at Av. Hayana Capac. The quartet formed in 2012 and has performed throughout Latin America.

Name: admin

Quality Men’s Clothing, Shoes/Boots, and Kitchen Basics For Sale

Minimizing For Light Weight Air Travel.

Great Quantity Discounts:
50 Quality Shirts/Sweaters XL-XXL $5-10 ea.
15 Trousers 40-44W, 30-32 L $5-10 ea.
8 Shoes/Boots 10-11 $10-40
Solid Wood Clothes Rack $30
2 Large Like New Suitcases $50 ea.
1 Like New Multi Section Backpack $30

Kitchen Basics:
Wok $5
Rice Cooker $10
Kettle $5
Sandwich Maker $10
Thermos $7

Miscellaneous Items:
Leather Loose Leaf Organizer $5
English/Spanish NIV/NVI Bible $7
English/Spanish NLT/NTV $7
Leather Portfolio with 8 1/2 X 11 Notepad $10
8 NEW Audiobook CDs $5 ea.
New Quality Leather NASB New Testament $7
10 Cohiba Cigars $4 ea. or $25 All
Multiple Spanish Language Resources/Dictionary-$10 for All.

Buy Everything: $300…..Leave me just enough for carry on and personal bag. –

Wednesday FEB 15 Open House 9:00am-2:00pm Or call 097 911 5845, email: for appointment

Name: Maurice England
Phone: 0979115845