IT/social media expertise

I am looking for an English or Spanish consultant in social media--blogs, building reader lists, best practices, use of various platforms such as LinkedIn etc.,

Carol 098 024 6853 or,

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Need humane mouse trap

Does anyone know if they have catch and release mouse traps here?

Marilyn: or,

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Looking for 29er mountain bike

I am looking for a 29er mountain bike, size large or medium, depending on geometry, full suspension preferred.


Gallardo Veterinary Clinic

Gallardo Veterinary Clinic offers consultation services, vaccination, deworming, hospitalization, surgeries, dental prophylaxis, hairdressers, canine accommodation 365 days a year, pet transportation services, etc.

Javier Gallardo MVZ:    098 723 2618. Call after 8 AM.

2-drawer file cabinets needed

Just moved and looking for two 2-drawer file cabinets as base for table/desk. Appearance not important so long as the drawers work.


Cellphone needed

If you have a cell / smartphone you no longer need and want to donate it to a new owner to fill a need, please let me know. Much appreciate your help, it's for a good cause,


Looking for printer

The Foundation Lluchupamba is looking for a color printer with a scan function.

Sabrina Hoffmann:   098 773 9554. Call after 9 AM.

Clarification of post, yesterday

This is a clarification of yesterday's post: When I asked for an exchange to Vilcabamba, I didn't mean now - in the winter. I am looking for an exchange or house sit in the upcoming months - perhaps Sept., Oct., and so on. Thanks, Maggie


Looking for place to store luggage and several boxes for a month

Does anyone know of a place where we can store several boxes of household items and several large suitcases for a month?

Judy Essay:

Need for Good Life Dog Silencer pro

Would anyone have one of these they would like to sell? I am having a dog issue. This is a humane device. Please send me your email to my address,


Looking for VW mechanic in Cuenca

Do you know of a mechanic in Cuenca specializing in VW German cars. Other listings found here are not well versed in old German Cars. '82 Vanagon with starting issues seeks experienced mechanic. Thank you for your help,

Collier:    099 329 8452. Call after 7 AM.

Ride, Cuenca to Guayaquil on Sunday, August 2

I'm going from Cuenca to Guayaquil on August 2, in the morning, room for 4 people, $25 per person,

Orlando Siguenza:    098 585 4587.

Spanish conversation lessons

We will be holding our new conversation sessions. This time you will have the opportunity to practice more conversation in a field trip. This club aims to develop your speaking skills and give you the chance to practice and learn about a variety of topics. Sessions for upper intermediate are every Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 PM, starting Monday 3rd. And for low intermediate, every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 4:30 PM, starting Tuesday, August 4th. For more information, contact,


iPad Users Group

iPad Users Group meeting date: Thursday Aug 6, 2015, 11 AM, 3-66 Los Alamos y Tres De Noviembre Agenda: 5 Top Productivity Apps. Cost: $5 which includes coffee/tea and pastries. Please call or email for reservations and/or directions Limited to 11 seats.

Lenny Charnoff:    099 122 1238. Call after 8 AM.

English Church service

We would be more than pleased to have you join us at Calvary Chapel, Cuenca for worship on Sunday. This Sunday and the first Sunday of each month we have a combined English/Spanish service at 11 AM. Our pastor will preach in Spanish for a few minutes and then switch to English for a few minutes. Sunday school will be provided for children. All other Sundays of the month we have an English service at 9:30 AM and a Spanish service at 11 AM. Come join us to hear the word of God expounded clearly and in truth. We are located eight blocks due west of Coral Centro at the intersection of Pio Montufar and Primero Convención. Tele: 405 4155 or 288 3376,

Charlie Carroll:  098 822 6365. Call after 8 AM.

Chess Club in Cuenca meets on Saturday

The Cafe de Nucallacta Chess Club meets every Saturday, at Cafe de Nucallacta at 3 PM and plays to 7 PM. The club began a year ago and as many as 15 people go, but most recently 4 to 7 people have been coming each week steadily. For anyone who loves the game of chess or would like to learn how to play, I, myself, would certainly love to teach you. Right now, we mostly have players around the 1400 FIDE level all the way up to 2000, so it's a lot of fun. I hope to see newcomers.

Nicholas Barringer: 

Healthy, fat-burning, gluten-free, low carb, high raw recipe

Protect your brain and nervous system from dementia, MS, Parkinson’s, ALS, etc. Get to your ideal weight without hunger. Get off those toxic medications. Eat delicious unique food. Learn about health. Socialize and network with like-minded others. Class with Susan Schenck, author of the Live Food Factor and Beyond.

Tuesday, August 4, noon till 2: Broccoli Stuffed Zucchini with Goat Cheese and Marinara Sauce, Raw Walnut Coffee Cake w/Brownie Base, Dandelion Avo Soup. Cost is $10 and includes eating the food we prepare.

You can buy five classes for $40 with no time limit to use them. For location contact,

Susan Schenck: 

Galeria Ombligo art opening

Galerie Ombligo's ambition is to work with local artists and the community. On August 6th from 5 PM – 8 PM, we are showing the works of some of the local mural artists. We will be offering mural drawings of proposed future projects. Also we will offer sculpture, textiles, jewelry and works by other local artists. Please join us. The show will be up for two weeks. Please contact us for our hours,

7-38 Coronel Talbot

Al Jennings: Call after 10 AM.

Looking for a place to live

Hey everybody, I'm looking for a place to live. If anyone wants to share their expenses with a roommate, I'm your perfect option. I'm a very responsible and honest girl. I have some friends here that can verify it. I'm working in Cuenca for a short term. Let me know if you're interested,


La Viña Ristorante Pizzeria Italiana

Italian restaurant. Gastronomy in northern Italy, in the province of Bergamo, environs dedicated to culture and good food.

Address: Luis Cordero, 5-101 y Juan Jaramillo, Cuenca Ecuador

Monica Ulloa: 283 9696

Recommendation for Coffee Club Spanish, language school

Not that Coffee Club Spanish school needs any more Kudos - - but I just wanted to say that after taking 4 blocks of classes - - starting at Beginner #1 - - I feel like I've come a long way. They will test you to match your current skill level. I like the group classes with a maximum of 10, and Ana Luisa, my regular teacher, is the absolute best. She's patient and is always happy and helpful. Today I spent the day in search of specialty plumbing connections for my new apartment's appliances at 7 different shops and hardware stores. I had little problem making myself understood. Thank you Coffee Club,

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador

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Recommendation for Charito Gonzalez, short and long-term lodging in Cuenca

If you are seeking lodging in Cuenca, I would highly recommend a homestay with Charito Gonzalez. I stayed with Charito for 6 months in 2015, while I was working in Cuenca. If you are looking for a place to call home for a little while - whether it's for a few days or a few months - this is the place to be. The house is located in a good neighborhood, a bit away from the crazy activity of the city center, but within walking distance of many shops and restaurants, and about a 30 minute walk from Parque Calderon. There is also a great running/walking trail along a river only a 5-minute walk away. Charito is an amazing hostess, and is eager to share her culture, food, and insights regarding life in Cuenca and in Ecuador. As a guest here, you are part of the family, and whether you are making plans to travel on, or plans to settle in Cuenca, Charito can help you out. The house is comfortable and peaceful, and Charito is an amazing cook. She uses all natural, farm-fresh ingredients from the organic farmer's market - and she's very happy to have people tag along to the markets with her. I will also say that if you are a woman traveling alone, you will feel very safe and comfortable in this house. Overall, I highly recommend staying with Charito - If you are open to learning about Ecuador and learning some Spanish, you will be comfortable, well-fed, safe, and have great companionship.

Address: Near Av. Remigio Crespo

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Recommended by Cindy Shellito:


Recommendation for Coffee Club Spanish, language class

Highly recommend this venue for learning Spanish. Class sizes are typically no bigger than 10 people and the professor uses several modalities for learning. I've tried three other courses and this one is definitely the best in my view. Contact Belen at:

Address: Remigio Tamariz y Solano

Contact information:

Recommended by Theresa:


Recommendation for Mastranto, restaurant

I had dinner at Mastranto, a new Venezuelan restaurant in town. The food is Latin American with French, Italian, and Spanish influences. The restaurant has a great ambiance, the owners are very gracious, and the food is great. For a beautiful dining experience at a reasonable price, check out Mastranto at Juan Jaramillo and Luis Cordero.

Contact information:  403 6049 / 099 693 6252.

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Recommendation for Julio Gato Alado project, salsa lessons

I took private salsa lessons with Julio for two months and loved the experience. Julio was always very professional and patient with me. I feel confident now to hit the floor. I strongly recommend him to anyone that wants to learn salsa fast.

Contact information:

Recommended by Lucie: 096 885 1568


Recommendation for Dr. Clermo Avila, dentist

I made an appointment for our two friends visiting from the US. They needed some dental work. Several crowns and some metal fillings replaced with non-metal ones. Dr. Clermo did excellent work and was very accommodating. He speaks very good English. I would highly recommend him. I found out that using the recommendations on this page, I was not contacting the Dr. directly, but was going thru a third party that was charging the dentist a fee. You can reach the Dr. directly at his office # 099 895 3012 or 288 7990 – 404 9549 His email is

Address: Av. Unidad National 3-74 y Av. 12 de Abril

Contact information: 099 895 3012

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Recommendation for POE Restauraunt, restauraunt

Every Friday evening you can enjoy some fun music and make some new acquaintances at POE on Ordonez Laso (just across and a half block down from the Hotel Oro Verde). Music here is a fun and casual affair. Bill Keyes gets it rolling on piano at about 8:30 or so and various local and international artists sit in when they are in town.  It's very informal and a lot of fun. It's a cozy place and fills up quickly so you might want to arrive early to get a seat.  Erika and Paco are your hosts and the food is very good and reasonably priced. The bar follows suit and there is a very good house red that you really need to try. To reserve a table call 098 156 6555 or 099 413 4672. The address is Ordonez Laso y Olivos 6-117. Come and enjoy some music and some great food.

Recommended by Rick Brown: 098 497 6309.


Business opportunity in Cuenca

Restaurant business for sale: simple menu, all equipment, training, recipes, and counseling available to help you be successful. This restaurant has amazing reviews. It is currently closed, due to partnership problems. I presently don't have the drive to run a business, but I am asked daily "when are you going to reopen, we miss your food; it was so good." So, the opportunity for someone to restart this restaurant is going to have an already built-in clientele. Please respond by email for more information.


JD’s Muebles new arrivals, Friday, July 31

New items arriving Friday, July 31. Includes beautiful entertainment center, Oster Juicer, Cafe machine, glass top dinette table, Ecuadorian artwork, ceramic pots and wall decorations, pyrex dishes, men's clothes, and more. See photos on facebook/jdsmuebles. JD’s Muebles: Calle Larga 1-213 y Huyana Capac. Now open Saturdays, 10 AM – 2 PM Call us or email with photos.

JD’s Muebles: 098 321 4474. Call after 8 AM.


MacBook Air 2013, with external Samsung monitor

I'm selling my 2013 MacBook Air because we will be traveling and can't take it with us, as the LED screen is damaged and so it is necessary to use an external monitor. It works perfectly with the external monitor and is very fast. The glass is not damaged, just the LED behind it. I've already checked and it can be fixed, but I just don't have time to wait for the part because I am traveling on south. It works great as is, like a desktop instead of a laptop because it is connected to the Samsung 17" screen. I'm selling the entire set-up, MacBook, monitor, and the VGA adaptor for only $550. It is equipped with many programs including the office suite for Mac, Photoshop, and many others.

Rebecca: 099 338 8718. Call after 7 AM.


Miscellaneous tools

Selling a bunch of miscellaneous tools. Please see the pictures. Selling everything together for only $50.

Rebecca: 099 338 8718. Call after 7 AM.


Martin DMX, acoustic guitar

Martin Guitar - DMX DreadNought This is a beautiful Martin guitar in perfect condition. I hate to part with it, but I'm leaving Cuenca to travel and can't take it with me. Have all the paperwork, extra strings, two tuners, and a soft case. Give me a call and come see how it sounds. $500

Rebecca: 099 338 8718. Call after 7 AM.


British gold sovereigns

Gold sovereigns, .2354 oz. Spot price plus $50 per ounce. Very good circulated condition. I have 32 coins. I will sell all or individually.

Ken Chafin:    098 371 1878. Call after 10 AM.

Price reduced: Gateway laptop ZE7 LT4004U, 10.1, Intel Atom, Win 7, netbook

Like-new condition, hardly used, Gateway laptop with charger, only $250. Has a great battery life (about 8 hrs) and runs internet and multiple programs very fast. Includes Microsoft Office suite, Adobe, and web camera. I also have an external HP DVD rom, if needed (add $25),

Rebecca: 099 338 8718. Call after 7 AM.


Shower rod and over-the-commode shelving for sale

This metal shower rod is adjustable, full size, with matching metal rings. The finish is a rich deep antique copper. Purchased in the States and looks new. Price $35, firm. The shower curtain in the photo is no longer available. This free standing metal shelf can be placed over the toilet and the three shelves offer extra storage. Looks new. Purchased at Home Vega. Price $40, firm. First email requests received will be honored



Creacion Muebles table w/8 chairs - matching buffet/china cabinet

Heavy, solid wood custom table made by Creacion Muebles - medium brown stain 71" x 43" x 32". 8 matching custom chairs - table and chairs set, $1200 OBO. Heavy solid wood w/ glass custom buffet/china cabinet by Creacion Muebles 59" x 83" x lower 21" upper 15", lower section doors match table with chairs, upper section is lighted with glass shelves and 2 doors. Space for wine bottles and hanging glasses. Provides additional dining storage - $800 OBO. All reasonable offers considered.



Creacion Muebles solid wood free-standing tilting mirror with drawer

Heavy, solid wood contruction of free-standing tilting mirror made by Creacion Muebles, $180 OBO.



Creacion Muebles matching entertainment center & coffee table-espresso

Creacion Muebles solid wood custom entertainment center - includes 4 shelves plus 2 doors with shelves inside. Holes in back for connecting electronic equipment. Brushed nickel hardware, nice modern look, $475 OBO. Creacion Muebles solid wood & glass coffee table. Matches entertainment center, $180 OBO.



Moving sale/items reduced

La-Z-Boy, $425. (like new condition, bought from Vitefama in April). End table, $30. Dining table and 4 chairs, $200. DVD player, $25. Large suitcase, $35. Split keyboard, $15. Iron, $10. Decorative pillows, $5 each. Step stool $3. Puzzle, $5 (no pix).

Susan Baker:   098 114 7949. Call after 8 AM.


Office furniture for sale

Selling office furniture, like-new. 1 office desk, 2 chairs and an office file; all in great condition.

Paul: 099 666 1367. Call after 11 AM.


Roku 3

For all you Gringos out there who would like to watch everything and anything along with a host of other applications, please contact us. We have one Roku player, remote, power adapter plus batteries. Also included HDMI cable. Asking $100

Fred:   097 943 3111. Call after 9 AM.

Moving sale, furniture and more

Yamaha piano - black $3,500. Custom made table from India - $650. 5 piece rustic dining room furniture: table seating 8, chairs, and hutches, $1,700. TV stand - $250. Antique desks - $150. Antique chest - $200. All prices are negotiable.

Maria Jose Larrea:    099 379 9027 or 281 5346. Call after 9 AM.

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Digital reflex camera, Samsung NX10

Unique opportunity. Digital reflex camera, Samsung NX 10, used only a few times. 14.6 Mpix, 18 - 55 mm lens, including case and charger, manual and software CD. Only $500.

Don Huurdeman:

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Date change for organic produce sales at Nectar

Starting this coming week, Chelly and Max will be selling their organic produce, free range chicken eggs and raw milk on Tuesdays instead of Mondays, starting with Tuesday, August 4th, at 11 AM.


2 furnished rooms, for rent, with full, private bathroom

All utilities included, wifi, home phone, electric, water, washer dryer, shared kitchen, dining room. 1/2 block from 9 de Octubre market, 4 blocks from parque Calderon, 3rd floor, view of Mariana Cueva. Each has a bed, closet, one with double closet, both with computer desks and chair. Pics available upon request.

Furnished, $200, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Mariano Cueva y Gran Colombia

I am the current tenant, Jason:    098 777 3160.

Apartment to share

If you need a furnished room for a short term, I have a private room available with queen-bed in a large apartment in a condo on Ordonez Lasso near Oro Verde hotel. Kitchen privileges, internet, netscape, included.

Furnished, $250 per month, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Av Ordonez Lasso--near Oro Verde Hotel

I am the owner, Malcolm Reding:    099 580 5157. Call after 7 AM.


Brand-new condo apartment

Elevators, big windows with lots of light, balcony out of the living room and two of the three bedrooms. Fantastic views, and 2 full baths. This apartment is conveniently located close to Centro and is one of a kind. Taxis, buses right there. Price includes the condo fee.

Unfurnished, $470, negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Luis Cordero y Eugenio Espejo Front of the Parque Cristo Rey

I am a real estate agent, Brandon and Alexandra:  099 352 4550. Call after 8 AM.


Designer furnished condo on the Tomebamba river in el Centro for sale

A garden suite that is move-in ready and perfect as an investment, rental property or live-in delight, is now for sale for the first time. This one-of-a-kind condo, is a two-story gem, with perfectly appointed custom-designed furniture, top-of-the-line appliances, and stunning artwork with a tropical feel. Boasting 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, the apartment has elegant marble floors throughout and has a gorgeous gourmet kitchen designed by a Cordon Bleu Chef. An eat-in quartz island provides the perfect spot for casual dining, as does the outdoor private patio (inside the building overlooking the courtyard). The master suite is located on the second floor and has a large master bath with double sinks, marble countertops, and walk-in closet. The second bedroom, located on the main floor, features a custom sofa bed with a German-made mechanism for ease and comfort. This room can also be used as an office, as there are two desks in the room for convenience and workability. A huge, common rooftop deck providing spectacular views of the rivers, the Cajas Mountains, and Cuenca proper is available for your enjoyment any time. Located in the heart of the historic downtown section of Cuenca, along the banks of the Tomebamba River, this amazing property won't last long. For Photos and Further Information Please Contact Ecuador At Your Service.

Furnished, $149,000, negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Calle Larga

I am a real estate agent, Ecuador At Your Service:  098 764 8030. Call after 8 AM.

Apartment unfurnished, north of Cuenca

Three bedroom apartment with one full bathroom, on the first floor close to Monay shopping is available from July 31. Centrally located near: laundry, restaurants, banks, vegetables, park, river, bus route, bakery. 8 minutes to center of Cuenca, Lovely space for sports, one block to the walking trail, 3 blocks to the sports complex. The house has all utilities. The cost does not included water, energy, gas, wifi. The apartment has no furniture. The apt is very big with front yard, automatic garage, intercom, alarm, curtains, stove, odor extractor.

Unfurnished, $330, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Av Gonzalez Suarez 25 89 between Cumanda and Americas

I am the owner, Maru Jara:    099 879 2398. 

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