Moving my belongings from Canada to Ecuador?

Good afternoon everyone, I am planning to move to Ecuador from Canada next year, and I am wondering if anybody who had been through the process can tell me how that works, and also how many companies does international moving? I really would appreciate some feedback from people who've done it.

Please, I am not interested in receiving replies from people who are selling anything.

Thank you,


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Please help us find Kenzo

This is an 8-month-old akita dog who got lost yesterday, and has been seen near the Paraiso park. His name is Kenzo and he is our baby. He's a big white dog with brown spots. Please help us to find him. For information contact Rodas family at,

Tania: taniacbuss@yahoo.com 280 9196 / 098 300 1335 / 098 479 2823.

Lost cat reward

Large gray and white cat missing since early Wednesday morning. He is quite friendly and answers to Grady. Any information is tremendously appreciated. Our home is on Tres de Noviembre, close to the Oro Verde hotel. Please phone,

Doug and Pam Gould: 098 269 1385. Call after 8 AM.

PO boxes available

For those of you wanting PO boxes at Cuenca’s Post Office, I was there yesterday and they now have PO boxes available again.

Don: dtfdcc1@hotmail.com

Small real estate note

Passive monthly income - ACH deposit monthly

It is a "high yeilding" short term private note secured by real estate. Of course i will "discount" (sell for less than its current value).

Ten Thousand is all I am asking. Please email me for details on this small note and how incredibly secure it is.

Steve: gosteve888@gmail.com

Looking for a Texas Hold ‘Em game

Looking for an established Texas Hold ‘Em game with people who want to have fun and not take life so seriously.

I would prefer a cash game but would also play tournament style as well. Let's have some fun.

George Fedyna: 096 884 0512. Call after 9 AM.

Line dance a la Calgary

Hi, and welcome to this fun form of dance, right from the heart of line dancing in Canada---home of the world famous Calgary Stampede, home of two steppin’ and high steppin’ and fun-fun-fun. Relax--no criticism, judgment, negativity. Just some good times and good exercise. Learn from an original line dancer who two stepped and line danced with the best of them. And, a socially accepting environment where gentleness reigns.

Barbara Suderman: susiequenca!@hotmail.com

In October, great activities at Four Rivers Center for the Creative Arts

Expressive movement: Come to connect with your self-expression through movement and music. No previous experience is needed, just comfortable clothes, bare or socked feet and willingness to explore. Bilingual.

Sundays, Oct. 18, 25.
11 AM to 12:30 PM 
Cost: $6

Integrative Practices for mindful, bodyful and heartful living. Learn a blend of various body-mind-emotions practices that will help you live your life with an increased sense of satisfaction, ease, freedom and joy. 

Saturdays, Sept. 26, Oct 17, 24, Nov. 7, 21. From 4 to 5:30 PM
Cost: $45 for the five - class series
A few spots are still available.

A space for growth: An exploration of practices for self-reflection, self-realization and the evolution of consciousness.

Tuesday, Oct. 27 
5 to 7 PM 
Cost: $5

Sucre 13-12 and Juan Montalvo, San Sebas area
To reserve your spot or if you have questions, please contact us,

Gabriela Solis: 4rivers.art@gmail.com

Last days for registering at the bird course in Spanish

Last day for registration is October 15. Don´t leave it until the last minute. Lots of information about birds and how to bird watch, and a perfect time to practice Spanish. Everybody is welcome. See you there.

October 23rd and 24th, $95, Cuenca.

Caty Frenkel: 099 252 0103. Call after 9 AM.

Concert of the University of Cuenca´s Symphony Orchestra - DATE CHANGED

The University of Cuenca´s Symphony Orchestra (OSUC), will be performing the magnificent Beethoven´s third Symphony and the great Weber´s clarinet concerto number 1. Guest Soloist: Paulo Morocho (clarinet) Guest Conductor: Luis Castro (Venezuela) Don´t miss this great concert. Great music under the baton of an amazing conductor along with an amazing soloist. Admission is Free.

October 13th, from 8 PM to 9 PM, Old Cathedral, Mariscal Sucre and Luis Cordero Streets (in front of Parque Calderón)

OSUC: crysaguirre@hotmail.com

Expat Mom’s Group

Expat Mom’s Group beginning Friday, October 23rd, 10 AM to noon. Kid’s class provided. Meeting every Friday in the Bilingual Foursquare Church in Parque de San Blas next to Chattos Chocolates. Costume party on Friday, October 30th.

Jenni England: joshua1.9feet@yahoo.com 098 440 2798. Call after 10 AM.

Youth group

Sunday, October 11, at 4 PM in the Bilingual Foursquare Church in Parque de San Blas next to Chattos Chocolates. This group is for 12-18 year olds. We have a Bible Study, practice music, eat, play and this Sunday we are watching Soul Surfer.

Sunday, October 25th at 4 PM we are having a Costume Party.

Our Youth meets every two weeks.

Jenni England: joshua1.9feet@yahoo.com 098 440 2798. Call after 10 AM.

Reminder: Artisans with Identity

Eleven Artisans will display and sell their products on the 9th, 10th and 11th of October from 10 AM until 7 PM. Place: Skusto Store, Francisco Moscoso 5-39 and Avenida Diez de Agosto (place 911).

Our goal is to support your local artisan’s economy. The organization of this event is nonprofit, and with direct benefit for the artisans. All products and designs are made and prepared by artisans.

Admission and food-tasting are free. www.artesaniasconidentidad.com

Francisco Moscoso y Av. Diez de Agosto (place del 911).

Malena: info@malenadebotana.com

Ride to Guayaquil needed

I am needing a ride to the Guayaquil airport from Cuenca on Sunday afternoon Oct 11, and returning Oct 22, after 8:30 PM. I am willing to share and just have two suitcases.

Kurt Ford: ford_kurt@yahoo.com

Looking for 4 bedrooms, garage, for rent

Looking for 4 bedroom, semi-furnished, house of 300 square meters with living room, kitchen, with green space, garage for rent near the Center in Cuenca (area), $800-$1000, I don't have pets.

Elizabeth Vila: eliza.1944@outlook.es 097 950 9835. Call after 8 AM.

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Furniture / painter / decoration

Dominguez American Design, a furniture factory related to wood construction, with a large variety of exclusive and dynamic design for better comfort either home or apartment, whether kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or office. We have designers and professional staff in the art. We also have the service of decoration and painting so that you can assess your current suppliers.

We are convinced that the way we serve our customers is very competitive and our products are quality. We also wish to take this opportunity to express that we are available to serve you. Therefore, we will look to resolve your concerns and needs.


Address: Cuenca, El Valle

Address: Parroquia El Valle, Cuenca

Oswaldo Dominguez: info@dominguez-american-design.com 098 871 6343.



Need a proficient interpreter? You've got the right dude. No seriously, I have resided in the United States for more than 10 years. During this time spam, I have completed a three year college program that endorsed me the qualification to become quite a fluent and accurate English-Spanish translator. I am very skilled at writing essays, papers and legal communications, as well as at translating oral statements at the native speaker's speed. Need say no more.

Veronica: v_ordonez0809@hotmail.com 096 896 8039.


Computer repair and tech service

Friendly tech guys. We can help you with your computers, phones, printers; you name it. To your door service or you can visit our shop.

Address: Close to Hotel Oro Verde, Cuenca

Ernest Hearn ernest.hearn@gmail.com 098 385 9614.


Legal services for English speakers

Special legal counseling offered to the alien community and English speakers who may seek advice regarding immigration and migratory status adjustment, civil, tenancy, workers compensation, contract, tort and criminal matters. I am a Paralegal graduate from Union County College in New Jersey, United States of America.

Our partner lawyers are committed to deliver the best and most prolific service in order to accomplish the goal of achieving client satisfaction. We are located at Gran Colombia 6-16 and Presidente Borrero (Gran Colombia building, room 402)

Address: Gran Colombia, Cuenca

Veronica: v_ordonez0809@hotmail.com 096 896 8039



We provide you the best translation service in town. Are you worried about your legal procedures? Just sit and relax, if your legal documents need to be notarized we arrange it.

Address: San Joaquin, Cuenca

Gabriela Apolo: gabriela.apoloc@gmail.com 099 565 8109.


For sale: Motorcycle helmet for sale

New, adult-sized helmet. Worn 5 or 6 times. Comes with a bag. Bright orange/black. Bought it at the Honda place on Simon Bolivar for $75. Will sell for $50. Good deal. Most helmets run $100 or more.

Beverly: Joelsierrasmom@yahoo.com 099 534 2739. Call after 8 AM


For sale: Hyundai Grand i 10 is for sale

One-year-old Hyundai Grand i10 sedan, model 2015 is for sale. Excellent condition, gasoline. Guarantee, 10 000 km. Very economic fuel consumption. Vehicle is in Cuenca. Price is $18,200. Photos are available.

For more information, please email. Or call,

Vilija: baltasta@gmail.com 096 758 4843. Call after 9 AM

For sale: Garden umbrella - used

$100. Fabric is dark brown. Collapses to compact footprint.

Similar to attached photo.

Rick: smith4r@gmail.com


For sale: Jewelry bundle

Rose quartz pendants in sterling silver, blue; jade bead necklace; amethyst anklet; aquamarine bracelet; lapis and more. All going for a great price of $70. For pictures please email,

Julia: curious2saveme@hotmail.com

For sale: Costa Del Mar sun glasses for ladies

Great condition with case, paid $200 originally, only asking $50. For pictures please email me. Thank you,

Julia: curious2saveme@hotmail.com

For sale: 2 purses and 1 Camelbak pack

Great condition, one purse is blue and brown leather, the other is lavender colored. Both have convenient pockets and are smaller.

The Camelbak pack is neon green.

Selling all 3 for a steal of $25 negotiable.  Email for pictures,

Julia: curious2saveme@hotmail.com

Recommendation for Experience Cuenca Ecuador, education

I so enjoyed the Cuenca Organic Coffee Class with Rick Duda (with Experience Cuenca Ecuador). We learned much about the coffee process and tasted some great coffee as well. It isn't just a matter of filling your coffee cup each morning from your coffee maker. It is amazing how different coffees taste under different circumstances. Taking Rick Duda's Cuenca Organic Coffee Class has given me an insight and helped me develop a better understanding of the beverage we all take so much for granted. If you missed this class, be sure to do yourself a favor and sign up for one of his future classes. 

Address: Calle Larga 9-38

Contact information: Rick@ZipityDuda.com 096 816 6179.

Recommended by Susan:  susan@2herrons.com


Temporary wait staff help needed

Popacuchu Café has an immediate opening for temporary help; job demands full-time hours but only for approx. 1-2 months. Excellent pay; we need your help waiting tables and with general cleaning and washing. I can interview 7:30-9 AM, and 3 PM - 5PM. Hours of work are 8 AM – 5 PM, Tue.-Fri., 9 AM – 6 PM, Sat. No phone calls please, just come in. Thank you.

Pete Breckinridge: pete@popacuchu.com

English speaking Catholic Mass every Sunday

12:30 PM at San Roque Catholic Church, Loja Avenue just two blocks up from 12 de Abril. Come worship with us and hear our wonderful Fr. Frances.

Pablo Hampton: 593 592 5155. Call after 9 AM.

Saturday, men's breakfast at Domesan

Cuenca Christian Church semi-monthly men's fellowship breakfast will be held at 9 AM this Saturday at Domesan Restaurant, Calle Larga, half a block east of B Malo. It is three blocks south of Parque Calderon. Come, enjoy some fellowship and a favorite restaurant.

Gary: info@cuencachristianchurch.com

Oktoberfest luncheon

25 October, Sunday, Enjoy delicious authentic German Food in a lovely home setting.


Hors d’oeuvres
Beer-Cheese Spread


Pretzel Rolls
Sauerbraten with Apples
Bratwurst with Sauerkraut
German Potato Salad
Green Beans in Cream Sauce
Cucumber Salad with Mustard Dressing

Bilingual Christian worship

Service starts at 10:30 AM on Sundays.

Location: Nicanor Aguilar y Solano, just north and east of Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Pastor Kennemer's message this week "The MYF, A War Veteran and Preaching Good News to the Poor." Service is followed by Fellowship and light refreshments.

Bilingual Sunday school for children and youth is held during the service.

Please join us; All are welcome.

October 11th, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Nicanor Aguilar y Solano.

Bard Gale: 097 919 7042. Call after 8 AM.

For rent: fully furnished lux downtown apartment

Brand new, fully furnished condo in the heart of El Centro now available for long-term rental. Located in one of the most exclusive developments in Cuenca’s Old Town, the property is quietly tucked between the Tomebamba River and Calle Larga. This one-of-a-kind architecturally designed garden suite is two stories, with beautifully appointed furniture, top-of-the-line appliances, and stunning artwork. The 2 bedrooms, 2-bath condo has elegant marble floors, a gorgeous gourmet kitchen, eat-in quartz island and private patio overlooking the indoor courtyard. The master suite is located on the second floor and has a large master bath with double sinks, marble countertops, a walk-in closet and is light and bright. The second bedroom, located on the main floor, features a custom sofa bed and can also be used as a two-person office. Long-term renters desired. Rent includes all furnishings, artwork, high-speed Internet, Direct TV, HOA fee and all utilities. First Month’s rent is required as security deposit. The apartment is also available for $750 without utilities (electric, water, gas, internet, TV). For photos and more information contact Ecuador at Your Service: ecuadoratyourservice.com/blog/architecturally-designed-fully-furnished-condo-on-the-tomebamba-river-in-el-centro-cuenca-for-sale/.

Furnished, $940, per month all inclusive not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Calle Larga and Padre Aguire

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador at Your Service: info@ecuadoratyourservice.com 

Custom country home with wonderful views

This newly constructed home is 240 m2 (approx. 2400 sq.) The lot is just under 2700 m2, 3 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths, two extra rooms. Large living/dining room area with fireplace, vaulted ceiling, artisan tile floors, and custom lighting. Large kitchen with granite counter tops, custom lighting, custom cabinets, high quality plumbing features and pantry/laundry room. Two extra rooms for study, library, or sitting rooms. Custom bathrooms with stone wall, walnut countertops, Artisan glass and stone sinks, fully enclosed showers, and high quality fixtures. Master bedroom has vaulted ceiling, custom cabinets, and private veranda. Large walk through closet and large, custom master bathroom with double sinks, shower and tub, and extra room for women vanity. Two guest bedrooms with custom ceilings, walk-through closets and custom baths with shower. The house has separate septic and gray water systems. There are two water heaters, one for the kitchen and laundry and one to the bathrooms. The house is satellite ready with connections in each room and it has an interior security system. Automatic front gate with intercom. Excellent views of the Paute reservoir and mountains. Underground utilities (water and electric) and canal water for gardening. Excellent soil for growing just about anything.

Aksing $250,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Guachapala, 10 minutes from Paute

I am the owner, James Carroll: jacarroll58@yahoo.com  099 293 5210.


New home for sale (Eastern side of Cuenca) $125k

This home was recently built and is ready to sell. Located on the eastern side of Cuenca on north of Ordoñez Lasso. I just far enough away to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Cuenca, while still feeling the vibrance and energy of the city. With modern design and finish work this house is comfortable and secure. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, kitchen, living room, garage and nice views from the second and third floors. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Unfurnished, $125,000 negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Pencas de las Altas

I am a real estate agent, Isaac J May: jameshardy2cnd@gmail.com  099 973 0658. Call after 9 AM.


10 de agosto ave, new condo for sale

102 m2, 2 bed/2 bath new condominium residence near 10 de Agosto Ave. For sale. Walking distance to all kind of services in an incredible neighborhood. Beautiful hardwood floors, tiled social areas, granite counter tops. Also: 1 parking lot, storage. Just contact us to arrange a viewing.

Unfurnished, $105,000, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: 10 de Agosto Ave.

I am a property manager, Juan Carlos Leon:  099 861 4186. Call after 9 AM.


Beautiful villa for rent in gated community - $650

Located only a few minutes from the city in Rio this beautiful Villa is perfect for a family looking to live away from hustle and bustle. Fully furnished and equipped down to every little detail. The condo has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen and a garden. Rio Amarillo is a developing neighborhood that is very secure, residential and tranquil.

Unfurnished, $650, negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Rio Amarillo

I am a real estate agent, Isaac J May: jameshardy2cnd@gmail.com  099 973 0658. Call after 9 AM.


One floor, cozy house, outskirts area, gated community

Gorgeous house for rent, 14 minutes from city. Private condo. This beautiful property has inside: 1 main large bedroom (closet) and bathroom, 2nd comfortable as well bedroom (2 closets), 3rd bedroom (excellent for kids), Large living-room wooden floor and wood structure for decorative items, spacious dining room, nice and kitchen, American style - guest bathroom with shower, office or studio next to living room, 3 door access inside home, large garage (3 vehicles easy), front garden, fFinally, back side patio and laundry place. Green areas, park, gardens, sport courts 24/7 security guard, alarm, remote controlled main gate.

Unfurnished, $500, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Ochoa León

I am a property manager, Eva: luceroalejandra0@gmail.com  097 926 8959. Call after 8 AM.


Like warmer weather? Beautiful rental, Challuabamba

This Challuabamba home is absolutely gorgeous. If you’re looking to live outside Cuenca in the high-end suburbs with warmer weather and great views, this is your place. With 3 levels of top-notch construction and finish work this home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, huge living room, granite counter-tops, green space, garage for 2 vehicles and more. The home is located in a gated community that is very secure and has only 3 other homes. This rental has everything you’re looking for: privacy, style, comfort, modern amenities, security, and tranquility. The home is only a short distance of 500m to the entrance of Challuabamba and only 15 minutes from Cuenca. We are seeing that more and more people are moving out to Challuabamba and loving it. This house will definitely be gone quick at this price, call today to schedule a showing.

Unfurnished, $650, negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Challuabamba

I am a real estate agent, Isaac J May: jameshardy2cnd@gmail.com  099 973 0658. Call after 9 AM.


Fully furnished, 2 bed, 2 bath, great area, modern

2 bedrooms or 1 bedroom and 1 office, 2 full baths - fully furnished. modern, new building, safe, electric fence, automatic garage door, elevator, 1 parking spot on ground floor. Centralized gas and hot water. Well located (10 min. walk to downtown, 5 min. walk to Supermaxi, banks and all other needed facilities close, bus stop is 1 block away). Available from October 19th, $620 negotiable. Includes high speed internet, building Maintenance, gas, hot water and concierge. Pets are not allowed.

Address:  Edificio Arupos, Caspicara y Mariscal.

I am the owner, Justin:  099 736 7367. Call after 10 AM.


Apartment furnished in Downtown for rent

Apartment on second floor, has no elevator, is only 2 blocks from the park Calderon. The apartment has living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, one full bath, laundry is on the third floor, the apartment is very clear has natural light. The price includes internet, cable TV, electricity, water is paid separately. Available from October 12.

Furnished, $550, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Centro de la ciudad

I am a real estate agent, Mauricio: urbaniza_qenk@hotmail.com


Brand-new duplex apartment

Located in Circulo Social only 3 blocks from Av Loja where you catch buses, taxis, there are restaurants and pharmacies. Only 15 minute walk to Coral Central shopping. The unit is ground floor, all brand-new construction with extra-large windows that let lots of light in (curtain rods already installed). Unit comes with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Kitchen/Dining/Living combo and back patio. Very nice and modern. No Pets. Please call to make appointment.

Unfurnished, $400, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Santa Maria y Puerto De Palos

I am a real estate agent, Brandon and Alexandra: bramp15@yahoo.com  099 909 4821. Call after 8 AM.


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