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Where to purchase lysine?

Does anyone know where I can purchase lysine tablets or powder. I have stopped at many different pharmacies and I only found one that had lysine, but it has clonixinato de lisna 125 mg and propinox clorhidrato 10 mg. I have no idea what the second ingredient is or what the purpose. Even after googling it I could not find an exact match.

Shelia

A question about a change of visa status from CD to property

Does anyone know what the process is to change residency visa status from CD (contract for deed) to owning a piece of property valuing at $25K to qualify for residency visa here in Ecuador? Would we need to start the residency process all over again by submitting birth and marriage certificates plus FBI report; of course all apostilled.

Lee

TCL television repair help

Does anyone know of a television repair person/shop in Cuenca. My six-month-old TV is having a problem with the sound. Suddenly the sound will go off, picture is fine. If I unplug the TV and then plug it back in, the sound returns. Sometimes I can watch a whole program and other times the sound goes off multiple times during a show.

Please if you know of a repair person please let me know.

Thanks so much,

Mary Gay: am.ch.holly@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Joes’ famous Southern Fried Chicken

This Saturday, June 4. and Sunday June 5.

Limited seating available. We will be filling up fast. Please book your reservation early.

Fun starts: 5 PM Dinner after: 6:30 PM for both seatings.

For more information or reservations: www.JoesSecretGarden.com

Women of Manabi are selling sweets for Corpus Christi

The earthquake survivors from the coast have come to Cuenca to sell sweets to raise money for their families in Manabi.  Their stands are in front of the Tourist Office next to the Governer's Building.   Please visit them and buy their products.  It will help the families who are so desperate from the earthquake.  Or make a donation to help them with necessary medicines.  The women are very grateful to the GringoPost who has inspired its readers to donate meals while they are a week in Cuenca for Corpus Christi.

For information, contact,

Felipe: felipecardosov@gmail.com

Dog cart for my old dog with heart trouble?

I am looking for a dog cart, or something I can use as a dog cart. My ten-year-old dog's heart is failing. She has been given months left to live and we have increased her heart meds. The vet said she is not allowed to go for walks at all which is hard for her as she loves walking with our other dog and me. If I don't take her out, she will get depressed. The solution: I need a cart to make her final days more bearable for her. If we can borrow something or if you have one for sale, please email me,

Carlita: lastvoicesofgaia@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

Sophie's Handmade Products is back at the CEDEI Book Exchange

Hello all, After a brief hiatus from a slow semester, Sophie's Handmade Products will be back at the CEDEI book exchange this Wednesday. We will have our delicious English muffins as well as a selection of yummy cookies. Come down and visit us and enjoy a great selection of food to eat and books and DVDs to exchange.

As always, you can place an order with us at any time. Below is a link to our most recent product/price list. Please remember to place your orders at least 2 days in advance to ensure proper delivery/pick-up time. All orders over $10 will be delivered for free in the Cuenca area.

Sophie's Handmade Products (price list):
dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67429248/SHP_Product%20List-En%20%28May%2024%2C%202016%29.pdf

Wed., June 1st, from 10 AM to 1 PM, Free, General Torres and Gran Colombia, Cuenca.

Sofia: sofimontesinos26@gmail.com

Oboe player with the Cuenca Symphony needs help

The very talented oboe player with the Cuenca Symphony, Maria de los Nieves Revollo, has been invited to participate in a master class and performance  in the Oboe Festival in Sachrang, Germany.  However, she does not have the funds for the airline ticket and needs our assistance. She is extremely accomplished and it would certainly enhance her future work with the Symphony. Maria has performed internationally with orchestras and renowned musicians. The event is in September. Can someone with flying miles or a donation help her with the airline ticket? This is an extraordinary opportunity for her and her future music. Her performance  can be seen on youtube: Maria Revollo Oboe

Maria  would so much appreciate your assistance.  So many of us have enjoyed her performances with the Cuenca Orchestra.

Contact: Maria de los Nieves Revollo: marynevis@icloud.com 098 450 1575.

Condors say thank you

The Cuenca Condors of the Ecuadorian National American Football League would like to thank all the folks who came out on what turned out to be a wet, rainy day at Parque el Paraiso to meet the team. The donations will be used to buy more protective gear for our players and to help make following fund raisers more fun and, hopefully, different from what you're used to seeing here.

The entire team says "Muchisimas Gracias" to all who braved the weather and donated to this worthy cause. The coaches join in saying "Thank You and we'll look forward to seeing you again."

Coach Harry: hpearson17@icloud.com 096 855 2503. Call after 10 AM.

Shipping Household Goods, Duty Free, to Ecuador seminar, Thursday, June 2, 2016

Careful planning is vital when moving overseas. In fact, it can make all the difference in the world.

You are invited to attend the next of the, very popular, "Shipping Household Goods to Ecuador" seminars Thursday evening, June 2, at 6:30 PM.

The past month has been a time of many changes in the rules and procedures of bringing household goods.  We'll enjoy sharing the many changes with you including all the latest Ecuadorian import restrictions/requirements.  You'll learn what to bring, how best to pack, costs, visa requirements, timing, logistics, etc.

Bring all your questions. Free admission. At Joes' Secret Garden, on Los Pinos y Tres de Noviembre.

Click here to see the map

Website: www.c2cMoves.com

Limited seating available.

Reservations: c2cMoves@aol.com

Itchy dog medicine?

I know I saw a post about a dog that would scratch until raw and a medicine that took care of it. I cannot find the post but would certainly appreciate the name of the medicine. Have tried numerous vets with no success and don't want any more, just the name of the medicine.

Thanks,

JeraldK: jkjoking13@yahoo.com

Ride to Guayaquil, Tuesday, May 31st

Hello, Looking for a ride from Cuenca to Guayaquil on Tuesday, May 31st. 2 people + suitcases.

Willing to share all expenses, etc. Thank you,

Sue Mack: 096 787 6231. Call after 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

iPad help needed

I purchased an iPad (Model |ME280LL-A) for a dear friend in 2013. The socket for the charger, somehow got broken this week and it can't be charged. The Apple store said they won’t fix it due to the cost for importing parts. This is a critical element in my friend’s communications. Is there anyone out there who can help?

Looking for small patio table

Patio table with umbrella in good condition, with or without chairs. Must be small size for a small space.

Cherie Rose: cherierose@live.com 07 281 9435 or 07 409 7939. Call after 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Contact Information on Hacienda Chan Chan

I have gone to their web site but could not find a phone number or email address. If anyone can provide this to me I would greatly appreciate it. Would also like to hear of your experience with their dairy products.

Jean

Ride from Guayaquil to Cuenca on Monday, May 30th

Hello all, I am driving empty from Guayaquil Airport to Cuenca on Monday, May 30th. Be there around 6 PM. SUV with A/C, room for 4 passengers plus luggage. Thank you for your time.

Monday, May 30th, from 6 PM., Cuenca

Victor: foreverfine13@gmail.com 098 731 3565.

Sembrando / Growing Future

Workshop Vertical Food Garden, hands on. The workshop is to produce a concentrated organic fertilizer to plant a compact Vertical Food Garden. It occupies an area of 2 x 2 meters, fits in the terrace of your apartment, enough to feed a whole family. Recycling kitchen waste and other sources, rich and healthy food is achieved.

The workshop will be scheduled in 4 classes:

1. Make an initial compost within 7 days. Which will be the basic substrate to start:
2. Making a Vertical Earthworm farm or Vermiculture in which the compost will be enriched.
3. Construction of a Vertical Food Garden
4. Seminar on other forms of Vertical Food Garden

Transpo Ecuador

We take you in a new truck with a maximum of 4 people and all your luggage for $95 to Guayaquil/Cuenca.

Lets book Transpo.

We also go to Ingapirca; Montañita and Gualaceo.

Jon Labouef: jlabouef@gmail.com 098 494 9008

Ayurvedic massage and reflexology

Ayuverdic massage is an Indian massage therapy with special warm oil for healing and detoxifying the body mind and spirit. It is very balancing and calming. Promotes healthy circulation and joints. It helps to release pain, stress and tension. There is a test to find your type constitution body and, depending on that, I use different oil massages and a variety of techniques and manipulation along the energy channel of the body. It could be a full body massage or partial.

Reflexology or zone therapy is a foot massage in which different pressure points are stimulated to have a therapeutic effect in other parts of the body. The benefits are the flow of energy, it can relieve stress, clean the body of toxins, increase circulation, assist in weight loss, improve the health of the organs, headaches, insomnia, thyroid gland dysfunction and others.

Plaza El Otorongo

Celeste Barbotto: mcbarbotto@hotmail.com 098 771 5367.

June specials from Massage Cuenca at SkyFit

Massage Cuenca at SkyFit, has some wonderful June specials. In honor of Father's Day, I am offering free Foot Reflexology with every full priced massage.

-Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears.

I am also offering another great special, buy 2 massages and get $10 off. Buy 2, 1 hr massages for $50. That's $25 per, a savings of $10. Buy 2, 1.5 hr massages for $80. That's $40 per. A savings of $10.

Book now to reserve your space.

SkyFit, Sucre 7-70 y Luis Cordero, 4th Floor

Robyn Luck: Robyn@massagecuenca.com 

Ride to Guayaquil Airport on Saturday, June 4th

Hello everybody, I am driving to Guayaquil Airport on Saturday, June 4th, I can pick you up from your house anytime between 8 and 11 AM. SUV with A/C, room for 4 passengers plus luggage. Thank you for your time.

Saturday, June 4th., Cuenca

Victor: foreverfine13@gmail.com 098 731 3565

Nail tech and reflexologist

Manicures, pedicures, acrylics, gel polish and reflexology. Gelish gel polish and Opi nail polish. 16 years of experience as a nail tech in the states and over 20 years in reflexology. Call me for an appointment. I have whatsapp.

Monay/ machangara area

Amy: redladiebug3@gmail.com 099 586 4169

MR Handyman services

In our residential division, our multi-skilled professionals specialize in everything from basic repair, electrical, plumbing, flooring, carpentry, installation tasks and painting. This covers small tasks - cleaning out a dryer vent to mid-sized projects - replacing doors or windows - to our larger projects - that includes bathroom, kitchen and full basement remodels. We install:

Cabinets
Doors
Shelves

9 AM to 6 PM, Monay

Paul: handymanpower1@gmail.com 099 295 2212.

Washing machine

An almost brand-new top load washing machine for sale.

Wilsons leather storable backpack

We brought this down to Cuenca with us to save space and never ended up using it. If you're looking for a space saver, this backpack is amazing. It folds down on itself and zips into an internal pouch the size of a small women's clutch or purse. Approximately 5 inches by 10 inches.

$10 or best offer.

Dustin: SOLD

Dining room set with 6 chairs

Dining room set with 6 chairs $150

Eddie Moore: 096 762 1701. Call after 8 AM

Moving sale

Two twin beds with frame 1-1/2 plaza. $75 SOLD
●  Love seat and chair $300 SOLD
●  Dining room table with 8 Chairs $500 SOLD
●  LG Fuzzy Logic washing machine $400 SOLD
●  Various appliances, coffee pot, griddle,  SOLD
● Berkey water filter,  SOLD
● stick blender,  SOLD
● some baking pans, thermos, tea kettle SOLD

●  2 fans with pedestals $50 each
●  Some bedding, comforters and towels
●  3 two plaza beds with frame. $85
●  Leather office chair (nearly new) $150
●  Convection toaster oven $50
●  Plastic shelving unit very sturdy, $60
●  a better quality bicycle ridden only a few times for $150. 
●  2007 Ford Explorer with new engine $24,000.
●  Queen bed frame no mattress $200
●  Two bedside tables $40 each 
●  Two chest of drawers $100 each.

Hockey, foos ball table

I have a genuine hockey, foos ball table. Used two weeks when grandson visited. In like-new condition. Made by Stats and purchased in the US. All pieces are there. Great for a bar, restaurant, or game room in your home. Will deliver if needed. Purchased for over $200 in US, will sell for $125 OBO.

Jim Bowers: 096 786 3751. Call after 9 AM

City: Cuenca

Android tablet - Excellent condition - comes with case, priced to sell

Trying to downsize, so I am selling my android tablet. Perfect working condition. Comes with a very nice case, and charger.

Comes with 10 gigabytes of internal storage, and 30 gigabyte SD card already installed. Lots and lots of storage space for books and games.

In excellent condition. priced to sell.

$80 or best offer

Dustin: SOLD

English TV series, for sale

I have 245 DVDs in total with untold numbers of episodes from various US TV series, such as:
Lost, the Unit, X-Files, Southpark, the Sopranos, Deadwood, Fringe, the Newsroom, Madmen, the Pacific, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking bad and more. I’m asking $.50 a CD or $110 for all of them.
I also have 24 movies at 3/$1 or $8 for all of them

1995 Chevrolet Trooper

5 speed, 4-wheel drive, 3.2 liter V-6. Hitch added this year. Good mechanical condition. Non-smokers. Upholstery replaced in 2014, no rips or tears.  Matriculation is current. More photos upon request.
Car is located in Paute.

$9,000.

Karen Kimbler: English 098 036 1633, Spanish 096 978 0584. Call after 10 AM

Samsung Sidekick, 4G phone, excellent condition - full keyboard

Do you miss your Blackberry? So did my wife, so we bought one of the only 4G phones that comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, the Samsung Sidekick 4G.

Great phone at this price. Sure, it's not an iPhone 6, but it's also not $600. Here's your chance to get a great phone for a great price.

First person here gets it.

$50 or best offer.

Dustin: SOLD

HTC Sensation, smart phone - dual core processor - priced to sell

This has been a great phone for me. I recently upgraded, and now I want to sell this phone to someone else who needs one.

The price is low, low, low because it has a black spot on the bottom left part of the screen. It does not affect the operation of the phone one bit, but it’s still annoying and that's why I'm only selling it for $25.

If you want it, we can spend as much time as you want making sure it works so you feel comfortable buying it. Great phone, fast, reliable.

It will even come with a Claro chip and some minutes. Also comes with a high-end rubberized case. Bonus: the case and minutes alone are worth $25, so just look at it as if you're getting a free phone.

$25 or best offer.

Canopy 10x10, excellent condition

$450, white, used a half dozen times. Instant pop-up, polyester w/ PVC Coating, CPAI-84 Section 6 flame retardant.

Frame: steel center truss. Includes zippered roller bag

Sony, premium Bluetooth speaker, $295

Not used, wasn’t able to connect to my new TV. 2.1-channel output with 40 watts Bluetooth audio streaming with NFC connectivity. Take calls with built-in speakerphone functionality USB port for charging smartphones and tablets Built-in battery for up to 6 hours of playback Sony-exclusive DMC technology for incredible sound. Auxiliary audio input for additional audio sources. Comes w a/c adapter and carrying case.

Rick: smith4r@gmail.com

City: Cuenca

PacSafe eXomesh locking system

This is an awesome system to secure your back pack, luggage, etc. in a steel mesh net. Please review online. This is the larger one, fits your biggest piece of luggage, I will match online price. I have 2 extra. I wouldn't travel without one ever again. Lock your stuff up easily and securely. Travel worry free.

Skechers shoes for women, Fossil women's sunglasses

Brand-new Skechers memory foam, price: $85, size # 7.5
Brand-new Fossil sunglasses, price: $85

New, Wrangler jeans

Two brand-new pair of Wrangler Jeans size 28 X 30. Reduced price. Both pair $20 each. One pair $23. Come get 'em.

Jim Bowers: 096 786 3751. Call after 9 AM

City: Cuenca

Books and PT devices

Books:
The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge by James Narby. Paperback. $10

The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News and Divided a Country by Sherman, Gabriel, Hardcover. $18

The Divine Spark: Psychedelics, Consciousness, and the Birth of Civilization, by A Graham Hancock Reader, Paperback $15

Physical therapy and training devices:

Pul-EZ physical therapy device. Pul-EZ shoulder pulley system is designed for patients with limited grasping ability due to injuries sustained within the shoulder complex or central nervous system. With its grip-free hold and pillow-soft foam wrist support, Pul-EZ is the perfect tool for gently beginning the process of restoring range-of-motion to the shoulder. It can be ideal for anyone in the initial stages of shoulder rehabilitation, including stroke survivors, mastectomy patients, those recovering from rotator cuff surgery, and those suffering from frozen shoulder. Comes with instructions and Thera-Loop anchor. $12

Household and grocery items

Two Swiffer Sweeper wet cloth refill, 20-count. Retails for $13 + shipping. Not found here. $13

One Swiffer Sweeper dry cloth refill, 80 count. Retails for $19 + shipping. Not found here. $20

Four boxes of Shout color catcher, 24 sheets. Toss these into your wash to prevent color bleeding. Retails for $4 each + shipping. Not found here. $4 each or $15 for all four.

Gluten free pure protein bars variety pack. Six bars each; Peanut Butter, Chewy Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Deluxe. Great for backpacks and snacks on the go. Retails for $30 + shipping from states; not found here. $30

Nexxus shampoo and conditioner, 44-ounces each. Retails for $47 & $37 + shipping from the States. Not found here. $45 and 35 or $75 for both.

Household items and whiskey

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser variety pack of 9, one or two taken out. Retails for $14 + shipping. Not found here. $14

Young Living essential oil diffuser. Retails for $84. Not found here. $60
Black and White essential oil diffuser. Retails for $54. Not found here. $40

Incense and charcoal. Several varieties of incense, set of four brown dinner candles and five packs of charcoals for burning resins. The whole lot for $35

Garage rental

In Edificio El Molle at Juan Iniguez y Padre Julio Matovelle 3-58

Underground parking with remote control access. One block south of Remigio Crespo and three blocks west of Solano. Easy access to 12 different bus lines and a steady stream of taxis. $30 per month or $175 for six months or $350 for the year.

Two spaces are available.

Theresa: theresamprice@hotmail.com

City: Cuenca

Furniture / appliances, for sale

I am moving to a furnished apartment. I have the following items immediately available for sale:

Dining table and 4 chairs. Original price $140 will sell for $99 only.

Almost new Chaide anti acros mattress and box, full size. Original price $320 will sell for $ 219 only.

Almost new, less than 3-months use, small Daewoo fridge. Original price $280 will sell for $199 only

Oster electric grill / sandwich maker. Original price $160 will sell for $99 only.

Huawei cell phone

I have a cell phone I brought from the states, a Huawei (smartphone). It is unlocked. I used it for about a week with Claro. The phone is in mint condition and works great here.

Asking $175

Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS
•4.5" TFT touchscreen display is great for viewing movies, apps, and pictures
•5MP rear-facing camera for taking pictures
•3G/4G LTE/enhanced LTE allows connectability to a variety of networks
•Boost Mobile prepaid phone comes with 8GB ROM storage space
•1GB RAM
•32GB micro SDHC card compatible if more storage space is needed
•2,000 mah battery permits up to 300 hours of standby time
•Android smartphone comes with 1.1GHz quad-core processor
•Includes: USB 2.0 cable, charger

Plants to go

Located 1 block from SuperMaxi Don Bosco

1 ea - svocado tree - $20 (4' tall and growing rapidly)
2 ea - variegated Algerian ivy - $5 ea (climbs up to 40' long)
5 ea - white irises - $2 ea (can be divided)
assorted geraniums - $2 ea (pink, salmon, pink w/white, etc.)
large dusty miller - $2

Prefer whatsapp to share pictures.

Reggie: densmreg@gmail.com 099 862 2956. Call after 8 AM

City: Cuenca

Recommendation for Little Bull Bistro, Mexican food cafe

Call them Tex Mex tacos or California Style, these tacos are what you have been craving, crispy corn shell filled with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and cheese. So yummy; very good salsa, too. And you can get the tacos served with refried beans and Mexican rice. Delicious. Owner, Cherie, and cook, Joyce, really aim to please. Lots of fresh ingredients and friendly attention make this darling hole-in-the-wall café a don't miss experience. Good margaritas and desserts too; everything with the homemade touch. Had a delightful lunch there and we will be back. They also serve great breakfasts, and the coffee is delicious with free refills.

On Solano 5-16 y Remigio Crespo, open from 9 AM – 3 PM, 281 9435. A yummy addition to the Cuenca small restaurant scene.

Recommended by Susan Correa: 093 922 1464.

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Recommendation for Smart Repair, computer repair

I had a hardware problem with my computer and visited Smart Repair. I met Matteo, who diagnosed the problem and promised to fix it with a guarantee. Their estimate for the repair was very reasonable. I was told that "if it isn't fixed, you don't pay anything."

When the repair was completed, it turned out that the needed parts were more expensive than estimated, but Matteo at Smart Repair stood by his estimate and did not charge more, even though his cost was more than expected. The work is fully guaranteed and was completed in a timely and professional manner. The old parts were shown to me so that there was no question about whether new parts had been installed.

I found Smart Repair to be a treasured find for computer repair--competent, honest and efficient. I recommend their service and will use them again if a need arises.

Address: Gran Colombia 12-41, just west of Tarqui, Cuenca.

Contact information: smartrepairs593@gmail.com 099 592 9898

Recommended by Walt Panko

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Recommendation for Maggy Ruiz, La Couture Salon

I would love to recommend my new-found hair stylist, Maggy. She is the owner of La Couture Salon and I am not even sure how to describe her. Is she an angel? A wizard? Or maybe a beautiful fairy? Let's start with the fact that I have baby-fine red hair. Really hard to style it. I wanted to grow it out but, as usual, by the time it gets almost shoulder long I get tired of it. I've found Maggy here on GringoPost. Thank you all who recommended her. I called her yesterday in the morning and she was able to squeeze me in for the afternoon. She has a very easy to find location at the corner of Av. Ricardo Munoz and Juan Bautista V. Look for the La Couture sign outside her salon. She is wonderful with the scissors, razors and other hair styling tools. She listened carefully what I wanted and gave me also some good ideas. OMG by the time she was done with my hair I didn't look 10 years younger, I looked 20 years younger. She studied in the USA, she speaks very good English and she has a friendly, sweet personality. And her price is about 1/5th of the price I would've paid in the USA. I am so very happy that I have found her, I will be her customer for life. Get an appointment with her, I promise you won't be disappointed. Oh, by the way, after my haircut I turned heads, again, in Cuenca. Gosh, at my age it feels darn good.

Address: Av. Ricardo Munoz 3-100 y Juan Bautista V.

Contact information: lena_0404@hotmail.com 098 345 8433 or 288 4746

Recommended by Erika Keira.

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Recommendation for Victor Ojeda, driver/translator/assistant

I cannot say enough about Victor. He is trustworthy, punctual and friendly. He speaks, reads and writes English. And he'll go out of his way to accommodate your needs.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: victorh0613@yahoo.com

Recommended by Kerrie DallaCosta

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Recommendation for Maria Elena Hidalgo, tutoring Spanish

Anyone seeking to learn Spanish should contact Malena in Cuenca. Twice I have gone to Cuenca and have made so much progress under her tutelage. Her Spanish is clear and concise and her ability to teach is amazing. Likewise, her English is excellent, defusing difficult translations and explanations. She is patient and university trained on teaching techniques. She can provide her professional registry number to you. I hope to find her name on the "Best of 2016" list as the best tutor/ Spanish instructor.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

Contact information: malenamibellavida@yahoo.es

Recommended by Klata Peacock.

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Bodhi's Thai Food of Cuenca, at your service

Bodhi's Thai Food of Cuenca is open and awaiting your reservations. We are blessed to have a huge supply of spices imported from Thailand so you are sure to have an authentically spiced meal. Your chef, Bodhi Dharma Kroll, has been cooking for 44 years so you will be in good hands. Contact us if you want to see the menu and a recent fantastic review along with some great pictures of our lovely little farm. We are located just 10 minutes from downtown Cuenca at the Aquaponics Farm of Cuenca. We have chicken, beef, shrimp and vegetarian options and our own trout grown on site without hormones or antibiotics. Your salad and meal will include lettuce and herbs grown organically in symphony with the trout. Plants taking their nutrients from the fish water and in turn cleaning the water for the trout.

Last-minute discount, today only

Just for today, we have 15% discount on the course, How to Create Your Own Vegetable and Herb Home Spot, for the first person who contacts us.

If you are interested in learning how to create your own vegetable and herb home spot don´t miss this new course organized by PassifloraCourses.

It does not matter if you have a house with a garden or if you live in an apartment with a terrace or a small area. There is always a way to produce your own vegetables and herbs either having a vertical garden or using tiny pots to plant your vegetables and herbs if you live in an apartment with little room or with a terrace, or you creating a garden bed if you have a bigger space.

Home vegetable and herb gardens are a wonderful alternative to enhance your life style by improving the way you eat. Cultivating your own food boosts your health and life quality, and promotes healthy life habits like consuming organic and ecological food.

Gourmetcito.com - order by 8 PM tonight and you will have great food on Friday

It's that time of week again. Order your food desires by 8 PM tonight and I'll be at your door Friday (free for orders $25+) with all your goodies. Our online food/meals shopping experience is so easy.

Just go to:
- www.gourmetcito.com,
- log in,
- click around the All Products tab
- add to your cart just like any online shopping,
- click on checkout when ready and
- click on confirm to send your order

Bridge lessons, sign up now to save your spot

Is learning to play bridge on your bucket list? Did you know that playing bridge is one of the best things you can do to prevent dementia? I have been teaching bridge for over 40 years and am offering a series of 8 bridge lessons for beginners and absolute beginners. You’re welcome to come if you’ve played party bridge or haven’t played in many years and need a refresher, but no previous experience is necessary. After taking the lessons, students will have a chance to play and practice with other beginners on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in the same place the lessons are held. Playing bridge is the best thing that you can do to keep your mind sharp, the company is great and it’s a lot of fun.

The lesson dates are Wednesdays and Fridays: February 17, 19, 24, 26 and March 2, 4, 9 and 11 from 10 AM to noon. We have our regular games on these days from 1 to 4:30, so bring your lunch and stay to watch or play when you’re ready to practice what you’ve learned. It’s a very friendly, helpful environment and most of the players are beginners so you won’t feel out of place.

Samosa Tuesday

Hi everybody, We will be back again on Tuesday with Samosas cooked in home-made Ghee, Boursin Cheese and Honey Halvah.

Cheers,

Havi and Vika

May 31, from 11 AM - 4 PM, Tienda Nectar

Havi Govinda: havi@me.com 099 543 3752.

Apartment for rent, Los Pinos

Apartment for rent, available June 1. Edificio Los Pinos. Short walk to SuperMaxi, new Vegetable Bar, river, banks, bakeries, bus. Two bedrooms, two baths, elevator building with 24 hour guards, parking, storage. Refrigerator, washer, dryer, stove included. Small dog or cat okay.

Furniture in the apartment sold separately. Email for pics.

Unfurnished, $400, not negotiable. Small pet is OK

Address: 1-84 Los Pinos, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1464562666

I am the current tenant, Myra: mlzemail91@gmail.com

Fully furnished suite for rent, by the river

The suite has big windows with nice view and sound of the river, this place is located in a very exclusive area. Quiet and safe, behind from Pinar Del Lago, in front of Tomebamba River, just a few blocks walking distance from SuperMaxi of Américas. This unit is located in the third floor of a condo building, with security gate and private electric parking space, no elevator. It has 1 big room, elegant wardrobe, a living room with dining space and a small studio all in one unit; it has a desk with great view of trees and river. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary utilities and a space for the washing machine.

Furnished, $450, not negotiable. Includes Building Fee. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Paseo 3 de Noviembre and Los Cipreses, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1464562520

I am a real estate agent, Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com 099 813 7252. Call after 8 AM

Luxury condo 3//3 with Parque Candelas in front

Convenient location just south of el Centro, walking distance. Gringo style condo with 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, laminate flooring, with tile kitchen, walk-in closet, open living and dining area, pantry, large kitchen with many cabinets, newer refrigerator and dishwasher, a bodega and garage space.

Windows with good views in all directions, located two blocks from Solano and Remigio Crespo. The neighborhood is very quiet and close to Monte Sinai hospital, many restaurants, and bus stops. Across from a large, newly remodeled park and safe with 24-hour guards. Two blocks south of Pizza Hut.

Details at www.thegaithers.blogspot.com

Semi-furnished, reduced to $135,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed

Address: Gonzalo Cordero 2-59 Dept 201, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1464557434

I am the owner, Gary: thrivinginecuador@gmail.com 098 599 4299.

Completely furnished, 2-bedroom apartment in Alamos

Edificio Alamos is one of the newest luxury condominium projects in Cuenca. Located just off of Ordonez Lazo and minutes from SuperMaxi on de Las Americas. It has state-of-the-art security—using key cards for building and elevator access. We have a gorgeous, completely furnished, two-bedroom apartment with 2.5 baths on the second floor for sale. All you need is your toothbrush to live in luxury. It is about 200 m2 including a huge balcony that is accessible from both the living room and master bedroom, which has a large walk-in closet, a Jacuzzi and a 50” TV. It has a completely equipped kitchen; side-by-side refrigerator, 5 burner cooktop, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer with a walk-in pantry. It has gorgeous real hardwood floors throughout. It is for sale for $250k furnished or $225k unfurnished.

Furnished, $250k, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Ordonez Lasso y de Las Americas, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1463306004

I am a real estate agent, Malcolm Reding: mreding@mac.com 099 580 5157. Call after 8 AM.

Large Rustic/Modern Country Home

This beautiful, large rustic/modern country home is located in San Miguel El Valle, 15 minutes from Cuenca. It can be sold either furnished or unfurnished.…

It has the following highlights: * 4 bedrooms * an office * a modern kitchen with large island for dining * huge skylight over the foyer/entrance * large master bedroom with private bath and jacuzzi tub * 1 guest bathroom with shower * 1 visitor's bathroom on main floor * great views of the surrounding scenery and many other features * back patio with outdoor brick barbeque * parking space for 5 cars * property has a 9ft brick wall aroung the perimeter providing privacy * 300+ M2 total living space built on a 320 M2 lot

This house can be used as a family home, a country get-away home, or an investment property to rent for weekends/weeks to vacationing visitors who want to be close to the city but want to experience the "country lifestyle".

So, if you're looking to invest your money wisely in a growing area just outside of Cuenca, or if you just want a weekend retreat, this home may be the place for you.

Call us today to set a showing for this multi-purpose house just outside of Cuenca.

Furnished, $140K, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: El Valle, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1458547603

I am the owner, Lourdes and Lino Ramirez: lourdesramirez2001@yahoo.com 74118334, 0939792965. Call after 8 AM.

New, furnished el Centro apartment - only $500

Everyone wants to find a nice el Centro rental, but finding an apartment in el Centro that's up to North American standards can be a challenge, especially if you have trouble dealing with the noise and fumes from the buses. However, with this apartment you have everything that you could want, including spectacular views. And none of what you don't want.

The 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment is not only newly renovated in an elegant and modern fashion, but also is above any noise or pollution while being only a block away from Parque Calderon. It's close to parks, restaurants, shopping, clinics, nightlife, and more. Not only is the apartment itself spectacular but the furnishings are also top quality. From the sofas and quality beds, to the 48" LG flat-screen, there was no expense spared furnishing this unit. The apartment includes the refrigerator, oven, stove-top, washer, sofa, dining table, TV, queen-size bed, full-size bed, closets and a desk. All the utilities are hooked up and ready to go, and the owner has even offered to facilitate payment for all the utilities if the tenant desires. You will have to come and see this apartment for yourself to truly appreciate it. Don't wait too long. El Centro apartments this nice at this price rent quickly. Call today to schedule a showing.

for more photos you can go to quito.craigslist.org/apa/5609767853.html

Furnished, $500, not negotiable.

Address: Mariscal Sucre y Luis Cordero, Cuenca.

Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1464545362

I am a real estate agent, Isaac J May: isaac.j.may@gmail.com 099 973 0658. Call after 9 AM

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