Standard 20-pound LP gas cylinders?

Can standard 20-pound LP gas cylinders be found there? The kind you use in patio heaters. Thanks, all. Still in the US, but headed to Cuenca soon.

Lori Zee

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Home canned foods in Ecuador

I can most of the foods that we eat here in the States. Does anybody know if I can do this in Ecuador? I plan on bringing all my canners with me. Should I plan on bringing jars, rings and lids with me also? Or are these items readily available in Ecuador at a reasonable price?


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Seeking contact information for Javier Ugalde

Earlier this week, I posted a request for split fire wood. Javier Ugalde, responded, but omitted his contact information. Please contact me with your information so that we can discuss the matter. Thank you,


Canadian tax help

Hi,all, I am doing my taxes but think I could you use some help as the deadline for submitting tax returns is looming -- April 30th. Does anyone know of someone who is a former Canadian tax accountant, living here in Cuenca, or is there someone out there who is reasonably fluid in doing tax returns for Canadians? Help,

SusieQuenca: 098 375 3134.

iPad Users Group

iPad Users Group neeting, Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015, 11 AM, 3-66 Los Alamos y Tres de Noviembre.
Agenda: Photo Apps and Storage. 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.

Used freezer needed

If you have a stand-alone freezer and/or a truck-mount freezer with a clear glass top, we are looking. A young man is wanting to start his own ice cream business and would definitely be interested in talking to you about buying yours. If you have a freezer you would like to sell, please contact Fanny Arizaga. She speaks English. I am a friend of the family, hoping to help them find a freezer. Thank you,

Gail McCann: Fanny Arizaga Cell # 095 887 1948, email:

Champion juicer

I am looking for a new or used Champion juicer.

Steven Wille:

Need a stay-in helper for 2 weeks

Hi, I am a mother of 3: A 4 year old, 3 year old and 7 month old. I am looking for a stay-in helper for 2 weeks only, from April 30 - May 13. My nanny will go on leave for 2 weeks and I need someone to help me take care of my kids. Let me know if you have any recommendations. Thank you,

Amy: 099 645 7202.

Monitor needed

I'm look for a high-resolution 20" - 24" monitor to attach to my laptop.

Bob: 098 110 0893.

Is anyone shipping to the US in 2015?

I am looking to share a portion of a container with someone who is planning to ship.


Cuenca Social Club and Men's Group

The Cuenca Men's Group and Social Club is a new club for local gringo men. Various activities are available, including poker nights, hiking excursions, a men's group, other social gatherings and much more. Our Grand Opening event is Saturday, May 2nd, at 7 PM. For more information on invitation to the Grand Opening and membership, contact me,

Andrew Staub:

Calvary Chapel Sunday Services - English or Spanish

Inviting all to worship with us at Calvary Chapel, studying verse-by-verse from the Holy Bible, service in English at 9:30, in Spanish at 11.
Calvary Chapel is pleased to provide Sunday School for both English and Spanish-speaking children. The English language Sunday School is at 9:30 AM., and the Spanish language Sunday School is held at 11. All children are welcome.

Please join us also in celebrating the Lord's Supper on the first Sunday of each month during both services. Our new location is at the end of bus line #22, six blocks west of Coral Centro on Montufar and Primera Convención, where the drivers stop to take a break in front of the new church.

John T:

English Christian Worship

All are welcome to come to worship God at International Christian Community (ICC) this Sunday, April 26, at 10:30 AM. We are located at Nicanor Aguilar y Solano, just north and east of Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Join us in worship with scripture readings, prayer, music, singing of hymns, and spoken word. Pastor David Small will be speaking this week and his sermon topic is “A Word of Healing.”

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

James Shanley:

Sunday Mornings: The Gathering, Christian Fellowship

Join the Gathering, an English speaking Christian Fellowship in Cuenca, Sunday mornings at 10:08 for a powerful time of Praise and Worship and fellowship Celebration service. Located at 9-61 Calle Tarqui between Gran Colombia and Simon Bolivar, in downtown Cuenca, Ecuador.

God Simple; not church complicated.

Map and directions are available on our website at or by email:

You can also reach the worship leader, Brian at

Pastor Greg

English Speaking Catholic Mass

San Roque Catholic Church. Loja Anenue, just 2 blocks up from 12 de Abril, every Sunday at 12:30 PM. Come and bring a friend.

Pablo Hampton: 092 953 5155.

Smoke signals

Don't forget - Carolina Smokehouse will be open on Saturday (every Saturday - and Wednesday as well) from 10 AM to 3 PM to bring you a wide variety of amazingly delicious smoked meats. This week's offerings include: Smoked applewood bacon, Cure #4 sliced bacon (our newest and boldest flavor - very limited quantity), Irish rashers (yes, Irish rashers, approved by our in-house Irish bacon expert), Canadian Bacon (aged and smoked, brined, and peameal), and sausage for every palate (mild, spicy and Italian). Come by and sample - then take your favorite or favorites) home. Honorato Vasquez 6-26 y Hermano Miguel - inside La Sorrentina tienda.

Sandra Kraft: 097 907 0470 - --

Dr. David Hojna - Chiropractor in Cuenca

Dr. David Hojna will be in Cuenca next week seeing patients from Tuesday through Thursday.

For an appointment call: (C) 099 318 6003 or (M) 098 798 2146 -

Greg Medeiros

Seeking a laptop and iPhone.

Looking for a laptop and an iPhone 5 or 6 in good condition with a reasonable price.


Recommendation for El Nopal, Mexican restaurant

I love Mexican food and this place has it. Authentic, big portions and the best Chipotle sauce I've ever had. I've been there 3 times and have thoroughly enjoyed each meal. The enchiladas, tacos and large platters are all great. If you like Mexican food, this place is a must.

Address: Av. Luis Moreno Mora 1-69 y Francisco Sojos

Contact: 281 0476.

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Recommendation for Daisy Alvarado, Child care

I would like to recommend Daisy Alvarado for child care. It is obvious that she loves children. She worked for a family for 3 years, 5 days a week in Cuenca, but they have returned to the States. She also did some cleaning and cooking. Her rates are reasonable and she is dependable.


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Recommendation for Leslie Breen, Cooking classes

Just came home from a wonderful afternoon/evening with Leslie Breen. Leslie hosts cooking demos in her amazing home. Today was Nigella Lawson themed. Perfectly suited to Leslie with her casual approach to cooking good food. I especially enjoyed the tips offered by Leslie, like what to do with all of that raw garlic, or the best cheese to buy at Supermaxi. Yes there is one, I tasted it. Leslie cooked 5 spectacular dishes, soup, cottage pie, a savory tart, a fish and mushroom pie and a salad with an unusual touch. Each dish stood out on its own for taste and uniqueness. I won't give away too many details as you may want to have Leslie recreate this for you and a few friends. But, all was delicious. What can be better than sharing a good old fashioned dinner table with some new friends, good wine, lively conversation and of course amazing food. Give Leslie a call and she would love to have you join her class or design a class especially for you.

Recommended by Gail Kilmer:


Gluten Free for Breakfast - Gluten Free Cuenca

Kick off your morning to the perfect start. Warm, spicy cinnamon and delicious crisp apple bits. Roasted almonds, and fresh strawberries, vanilla and dark chocolate. With all the wonderful texture and nutrition of certified organic quinoa flour, these muffins will start your day on the right and tastiest direction. Wholesome goodness in every bite. We also have our best seller carrot cake, now as carrot cupcakes.

Pancakes, Waffles, or Crepes? You must to try our Gluten Free Mix. You won’t believe it is gluten free. Sweet Panela-Cinnamon, Banana-Flax or Chia and Nutmeg. Add some strawberries, bananas, walnuts or any topping of your preference for a complete nutritious breakfast option.

Breads, pizzas, cheese sticks, cakes, pancakes, biscuits and more, all homemade products - 100% natural, free of chemicals, artificial flavors or preservatives. Gluten Free Cuenca is a refreshing source of nutritious baked goods enjoyed by the whole family. Read more about us, testimonials, and our nutritional blog at We deliver.

Please note we will be closed starting Monday 27, for 5 days. Sorry for any inconvenience,

Gluten Free Cuenca:

Professional fishing tackle and custom rods, for sale

A lot of professional tackle and tackle boxes and a few custom-made saltwater fishing rods. Only one classic Penn saltwater reel left. The saltwater tackle, including hooks, lures, weights, line, etc. is for everything from sea bass to marlin. A lot of lures for big tuna. Also a lot of freshwater tackle. My dad was a deep sea fishing fanatic. He used to do a lot of tuna fishing with the guys who own the Royal Star and Royal Polaris out of San Diego. In fact, they used to call him if they were short a crew member. If you’re a serious fisherman, you will love this stuff. $150 OBO.

Bob: 098 110 0893

Decorative pillows

Ecuador's beautiful embroidered pillow covers 18" X 18". Large assorted collection. $36-$40 - Email to see and purchase this Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, April 24, 25 and 26th,



Lumix digital camera

Lumix FZ47 digital camera for stills and video.

Includes camera, lens cap, strap, case, battery charger, 3 batteries and 8 GB scan disk Extreme III SD HC memory card.

Like New. See pictures. $225

Totsie Marine: 097 900 6996.


New raw cat and dog food options - delivered to your door

We're excited to announce our first two raw food options. Raw "Hearty Liver Mince" and "Beef bones" by the pound. For the Hearty Liver Mince I buy fresh raw beef heart, and fresh raw beef liver from the Mercado. I mince it up, mix will a little egg for texture and binding, and, voila, my cats and dogs go absolutely nuts over this treat. Packed with live nutrition, organ meats are more densely packed with just about every nutrient, including heavy doses of B vitamins such as: B1, B2, B6, folic acid and vitamin B12. Organ meats are also loaded with minerals like phosphorus, iron, copper, magnesium and iodine, and provide the important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and naturally occurring taurine. Organ meat, especially raw organ meat, should represent between 10 and 15% of your pets diet. Raw Hearty Liver is $3.75 per 7 oz container. Comes frozen to preserve freshness and quality.

Raw Beef bones also available by the pound - Giving your dog a bone after meals can be highly beneficial. In addition to receiving the nutrients found in bone marrow and the bones themselves, our canine friends get the equivalent of a good brushing and flossing. This helps to break down tartar and reduces the risk of gum disease. Chewing helps stimulate saliva enzymes which helps with digestion, and when given after meals for 10 or 15 minutes helps remove trapped food particles from the teeth. Chewing on bones also helps prevent plaque buildup and gum disease, especially in the back-upper molars. Raw beef bones are $1 per pound. The bones in this picture are 1 Ib worth. Comes frozen to preserve freshness and quality.

The best cooked dog and cat food options, plus other dog treats also available, see website for info.

Free Deliveries for orders of $20 or more. Free delivery for smaller orders by appointment to Parque De Calderon and Supermaxi on Ave De Las Americas.

Hayley Jacqueline :  098 581 3770 / 095 906 0381.

Stove for sale

Domestic six burner stove, 1 oven for sale, one year of use. Good condition. $300, negotiable.

Goty: 07 284 9162/


Items for sale

Indurama silver fridge model RI480 , Length 66″, width 28 1/2″, deep 30 1/2″.Used only 6 months. Paid $890. Asking: $580
Whirpool washer 15.0 k, like new. $380 OBO
twin-size with mattress Chaide. $100
small fridge $230
large table $35
two bookshelves, each $35
desk with chair $80
stand to TV. $130
iron, Oster $ 20
Plants, each $5
Various pictures and more

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Furnished 4 BR family home for rent

This bright, spacious (3,200 sq. ft.) detached, 4 bedroom family home is in a private, secure, gated complex in West Cuenca off Ordonez Lasso avenue.  Fully furnished including appliances (except dryer). Two fireplaces, separate maid's quarters with private bath, attached carport, wood floors, large garden and patio. 10 minutes to supermarket, country market and Feria Libre. Available now. $750 negotiable, include utilities and Wifi. Small dog is OK, no cats.



Riverfront, 5-year-young Spanish Colonial, open house

Please email me (listing agent) to confirm open house this Saturday 4/25/15 2 to 4 PM.

Beautiful Spanish colonial style house with high-end finishes throughout. Completely remodeled, the house has three levels. 240 m2 of living space with 200 m2 of land. Watch my YouTube video on this home.

Corner lot, directly across from the Rio Tomebamba. Spectacular views of the river. Wooden beams on ceilings throughout the home. First floor and exterior offers: Large patio and covered BBQ area, Electric garage door with parking for 3 cars, New security system and alarm. Large living and dining room area, with chanul hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen with solid wood cabinets and granite countertops. Beautiful stone work, Large family room/social area with fireplace, vaulted ceiling and skylight, Social bathroom with granite countertops.

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Unfurnished, 2 bedroom apartment for rent

Apartment is a new building with security, one secure parking space. Located one block off of Las Americas and Luis Cordero; close to Supermaxi Miraflores; 6 blocks from El Centro. Neighborhood is safe with a tienda close by.

The apartment has an electric stove top, a clothes dryer with a hook-up for a washer and is all electric. The apartment is under the government's electrical plan which makes utilities inexpensive.

The apartment has 2 bedrooms, both with windows and plenty of natural light, 1 bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living room, and a laundry room. Curtains are provided. It comes unfurnished, but some furniture can be negotiated.

Rent is $375 monthly with a security deposit of $400, negotiable. No pets allowed. Two-year lease is preferred but would consider shorter.

Semi-furnished, $375 negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Miguel Cordero y Las Americas

I am the owner, German Valencia:

Charming studio apartments for rent, through May 11

Three elegant and fully furnished studio apartments are available at discounted prices for the next two weeks at Pumamaqui Accommodations, located on Honorato Vazquez street next to Moliendo Cafe and Felipo and Max's bread and cheese shop. Photos, detailed descriptions, reviews and standard prices can be found on TripAdvisor and FlipKey websites under the listings “charming one-bedroom,” “loft studio” and “studio with bedroom loft.” Contact me directly for the discounted price mentioned here and no web booking fee.

Furnished, $273-$309/week (plus IVA), not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Honorato Vazquez 6-28 y Hermano Miguel

I am the owner, Stu White:

Beautiful studio for rent

Modern studio, furnished, for rent, located in Calle Larga 4-86, near to historical center, Supermaxi el Vergel, Parque de la Madre, restaurants, gyms, all main bus lines. 1 bedroom, 1 full bathroom, kitchen, living room, including wifi and TV Cable, security cameras 24 hours. Furnished, $375, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

I am the owner, Fabiola Narvàez:,   098 436 6032.


Thai lunch at the Aquaponics Urban Farm near downtown Cuenca

Thai Tuesday’s For Lunch. We are also adding a new main option, Pad Thai. That’s the noodles with shrimp and chicken. We will be offering a fixed price option this week with everything included for $19. Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce and Cucumber Salad, Spring Roll with shrimp and pork and vegetables. Plus an organic Salad from our garden with our house Thai peanut vinaigrette dressing. Main course options are Pad Thai, Organic Trout raised here with a mango, green apple cilantro red onion salad, or red curry beef with Turmeric Rice with peas and onions. Plus a desert of homemade ice cream and homemade chocolate sauce. We will be doing a lunch by reservation only. Please contact us ASAP to reserve your spot. No hormones or antibiotics on the fish and no chemical fertilizers or pesticides on the plants. Most of our spices are imported from Thailand.

Contact us to hold your spot on our lovely patio (both indoor and outdoor) overlooking the valley with our 5 acres, just 10 minutes from downtown Cuenca. We have a cab service that will bring you here or we can send you directions as you wish. Seating for Tuesdays will be limited to 16 people. Oh, and don’t forget, as we are the Aquaponics Urban Farm you can leave with 5 varieties of lettuce, bagged with the roots, so it’s living, and/or fresh organically grown trout.

Also please note: groups of 4 or more can book other days besides Tuesdays.

Bodhi Kroll: 095 906 0381

Completely furnished duplex for rent

Completely furnished, private, charming duplex for rent. Mature couple preferred. View of the Cathedral and city center, green area, two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, covered laundry area with washer, storage, parking space for one car. Private Yard. Very safe old residential area, quiet, rustic setting. Close to Yanuncay river, with walking and bicycle paths nearby. Five-minute walk to Paraiso Park. Five minutes to city center by bus, ten minute walk to Mall Del Rio, close to banks, pharmacy, restaurants and supermarkets. Pets allowed. Living area: 635 sq. ft. Rent: $550 negotiable, includes WiFi and gardener (green area maintenance). Pets are allowed.

Address: Universidad del Azuay area

I am the owner, Juan:  Phone (Spanish speaking only): 098 327 0176 / home: 281 1510. Do not contact me with unsolicited services or offers.

Chaullabamba, large brand-new house, with yard

Large house in Chaullamamba with large yard, pets are okay. This brand-new, modern house comes with 5 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms. 4 of the bedrooms have their own bathrooms. Many with bathtubs, or double sinks. Very nice modern Kitchen with island in middle, stove and oven included. Also barbecue area outside. The house also has a large balcony. Nice house for family and pets. Please call to schedule an appointment. A car is more than likely necessary to live here. 099 352 4550. Unfurnished, $700, not negotiable.

Address: Chaullabamba, 20 minutes outside of Cuenca.

I am a property manager, Brandon and Alexandra:


Beautiful furnished house in Paccha

For those who do not know, Paccha is halfway to Chaullabamba, about a 10 minute drive from Monay Shopping, or 15 minutes on the highway from Mall del Rio.

The house comes furnished with stove, refrigerator, nice dining table, washer, living room suite, and beds in all 4 of the bedrooms. One full bathroom, and one, half bath. Also has two outdoor showers, and an office. Parking space for two cars. (patio). Price Includes Internet. The house is located on a bus route but a car is preferred. Furnished, $580, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Pueblo Paccha

I am a real estate agent, Brandon and Alexandra:    099 352 4550.


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