I know that the British School of language located on Ave Solano offered CELTA courses but they recently closed this branch and only offer the course in Mantanita now. I've tried searching and searching google but nothing comes up for Cuenca other than some old links. Does anyone know if it's possible to get TEFL or CELTA certification here in Cuenca? I would really appreciate some info. Thanks,
If you are in need of a really soft, cuddly, never aggressive adult cat, maybe Azula is your girl. Azula is a very soft and gentle lap warmer. She is very clean, she likes to cuddle, and sleep, Azula is a wonderful addition to any family, friendly to other animals, not aggressive or territorial and never scared at all. Please contact me or ARCA to meet Azula.
And please remember, ARCA desperately needs your old newspapers. Old blankets, sheets, and pillows are also very useful.
Next retreat in “the garden of forgetfulness” beginning the 28th of September.
1- profound shamanic practices and journeys as in primordial times using raw preparations of ancestral sacred plants
2- deep body and spirit detoxification
3- archaic raw diet
4- one day shamans meeting
07 days retreat: $520
12 days retreat: $890
21 days retreat:(if you decide to stay longer)
Prices including lodging,"our" raw food, ceremonies, activities, laundry, room service, etc.
BmJ Productions presents: The second promotional concert of CuencaJazz International Festival with “Gilberto Rivero Quartet” (Spain) in a gala night with their most outstanding repertoire. A performance you should not miss. Invited artist: Lucas Bravo (Piano).
Date of concert: Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 8 PM at “Teatro Pumapungo” – Entrance fee: $ 10.
Afterwards there will be a workshop of techniques of improvisation given by Gilberto Rivero for musicians as well as all interested people.
Please refer a local source for memory foam that will match description seen at memoryfoammattress.org. "Toppers" that are integral to mattresses sold locally are disappointing and I want to place 1" or maximum 2" thick (2.4 - 4.8cm) memory foam atop a full-size mattress. Thanks.
Cuenca's second American Football team is still looking for a couple of committed coaches to help them get up and running. We now have a promising head coach for the team, but need some supporting help from people who want to give part of themselves through developing a love of this sport. These young men love the game, some have played for well over a year and know what they are doing, others are still thinking they know it all through UTube or XBox, so your help is desperately needed.
This team, the Trojans, is practicing Mondays and Wednesday from 7 PM to 9 PM and Saturdays from 6 PM to 8 PM at Parque Miraflores on the West Side near el Cruz del Papa.
If you are a US citizen of over 65 who lives in Cuenca you’re invited to take part in an investigation about the integration of retired US citizens. We want to interview you for about 1 hour, preferably at your place.
By granting your assistance you'll help an Ecuadorian student of the Master on Migration Politics of the Universidad de Cuenca. The results of the investigation will be handed over to the local government of Cuenca with the purpose of improving their policy on migration and integration.
If interested, please contact,
Jasper Somers: email@example.com or 096 756 2088.
Hello, we are moving from Dallas, TX to Cuenca on September 16, and I would like to have the house we have rented professionally cleaned including steam cleaning the furniture and bedding. Any information on if this type of service is available in Cuenca would be appreciated.
We are also wondering what the cost of interior painting might be. Apparently, the outside is in good shape but the inside needs a coat of paint. It's an 8 bedroom, 5 bath house. I am tempted to do it myself since I used to be a painter, but that was another lifetime - 40 years ago.
Last, but most certainly not least, we will also be looking for a live-in nanny to help us with our 2-year-old granddaughter. It would be great if she spoke some English as we don't speak much; ok, very little, Spanish.
Do you have experience with one who is well experienced, does excellent work, for reasonable fees? Someone mentioned Michael Berger and Christian?. Do you have phone numbers for either? Please reply here. Thanks,
Good morning Dear People, As many of you know, my family and I are starting a new experience outside Ecuador, so we need to sell all the things at home. Every object has one-year and 3 months of light use and they look pretty new:
1. Innova chrome color gas stove with 6 burners and oven $430
2. TV Furniture, Nogal color $100
3. Led TV 32" Daewoo $250
4. Ps3 250 gb with move, 2 original controls, 2 move controls and 10 original cds $300
5. Puff furniture $100
6. Carpet for living room $100
7. Japanese katanas with original papers $250 / both
8. Queen-box and mattress with 2 nightstands, Wengue color $350
9. Single box and mattress $150
• iPhone 6s, like-new, 64 GB, color: black/space gray, including the original box with all the accessories and 2 black thin cases. Still under warranty. This is the best used device you can ever buy. Few months of use, only. $800.
• iPhone 5c like-new, 15 GB, color: blue, including the charger. $350
Cash preferred, but I can also accept credit card or US check.
-From Sigma Tau Pharmaceuticals (non-prescription) -Recommended for irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis -Each bottle contains 60 capsules of 112.5 billion bacteria -Flown in ice packs from Miami last week. All very fresh dates. -6 bottles available -$70/per bottle
Panasonic DMC FZ30 digital camera with 2 spare batteries and battery charger. This camera has a Leica lens. I can only find the French instruction manual (don't know why I kept that), but do have the English operating instructions for the camera-PC connection. Price includes a very good, padded carrying case.
Bose Wave music system with 2 remotes and CD changer for sale. CD changer is defective and no longer switches to second CD, but would probably be easily repaired. Very compact and a good sound from a small package.
Hello, I bought two pair of shoes for my dad but he doesn't use them because they are all white. I’m trying to sell them instead of keeping them stored.
All white Converse classics, size 10, 5 US or 44-44, 5 Eu. (Note that converse always has larger sizing) brand-new. $90 negotiable.
All white New Balance 812 for walking or for people with feet problems. I guess they are also good for doctors. Size 10.5 US or 42 EU. $80, negotiable (less than the price in Amazon). They've been tried out once.
I am moving into a smaller apartment and am therefore cleaning out my closet (literally). I have 4 jackets and coats, as well as numerous pairs of pants/jeans (sizes 12-16), tops, and shoes and boots (women's size 9) for sale. I am attaching photos of the jackets to give you an idea of what I have. The shoes and boots are often like new (brands Ecco, Santana, Josef Seibel, etc.)
Jackets/coats are as follows:
1. Brown raincoat -- Lane Bryant 18/20 Price: $25
2. Nygard black blazer, size 14P. Price: $25
3. Travel Smith Peach-colored (a dark peach) jacket, women's medium, Price: $30
4. Travel Smith Brown microfiber jacket, size women's extra-large, Price $30
Some of the pants are like new. Prices between $20-25 per pair. Shoes and Boots $25-$35/pair.
Three shower curtains, a plastic shower curtain liner (new), and two sets of shower curtain hooks for sale. One multicolored, and 2 cream-colored shower curtains. One of the cream curtains is a cotton woven fabric. The other is polyester. New plastic liner also for sale.
Colored curtain -- Price $15
Cream colored curtains -- Price $10 each
Plastic liner: $5
Curtain Hooks: $7.50 per set
Please email for more photos/info/a date/time to stop by and I'll send directions.
Gucci Watch with leather strap. $75
Anne Klein Swarovski Crystal Rosegold-Tone Bracelet Watch w/changeable bevels. $95
Eva Picone Skirt and Jacket, Size 12. $12
Jones New York Collection Dress, Size 12. Never worn. $25
Men's or Women's Help for Heroes blue fleece, Size L. $6
Unisex Caribbean Explorer or Turks & Caicos Explorer blue fleece, Size M-L. $5 or $8 for both.
Alfani Women's leather jacket, Size L. $15
Sportswear Inc. white capri pants, Size 10. $5
Dorothy Perkins white slacks, Size UK10 / EUR 38. $8
Counterparts blue capri pants, Size 10P. $4
Ann Taylor grey dress knit vest, Size L. $6
I was in Ecuador on vacation visiting family and one of my front tooth fillings that I had done in the States decided to break. It is my last day in Ecuador, I had reserved a flight for 5 AM the next day. Luckily my Cuencano nephew has contacts / friends and called Dr. Juan Ordoñez. We called in the morning to see if he was available and gave my son, nephew and me consecutive appointments that day. He is very cheap and thorough with his examination and cleaning as he is a periodontist who studied in Brazil. He cleaned our teeth and made the filling. I cannot express how happy I am with the results. It looks like a natural tooth again. He has very steady, firm hands. From now on, I will go to him as I feel he is very professional and honest. His wife works with him. She is an endodontist; if you need a root canal. I am very grateful to have met this wonderful, dedicated couple.
He does not speak fluent English, but understands. You could have a translator with you. I guarantee you he is so good.
Address: Av. 12 de Abril y Jose Peralta, Edificio Paseo del Puente, office #103
My wife and I went to Amañan last night for an early supper. Wow! The food was fantastic, the environment, clean, characteristic and super friendly. We both had steak. I had the T-bone which was superb, my wife had the ribeye. Both were cooked to perfection. My wife's gratin potatoes were, in my humble opinion, the best we have eaten anywhere. We have lived and eaten around the world. Luis and Diana, are partners in this restaurant. Don't miss this treat.
Address: Amañan Restaurant Ave. Conquistadores and Francisco de Drellana (on the corner)
I highly recommend PhysioGym, their director Isabel Puyol, and her staff, Julietta and Paula. They all speak English, as well. Their facility is large and modern, yet it feels like a home. Physical therapists Isabel Puyol and Julietta not only give excellent state-of-the-art treatment, but they go out of their way to ensure that you are making progress in your treatment. Isabel Puyol and her staff treat a patient's condition holistically to address the root causes and not just the symptoms. I've been going to PhysioGym for my knee. All protocols say that I need ice packs as part of my treatment, but I have a better reaction to heat treatments. Isabel was concerned about the effect of heat on my circulation. So, she made a same-day appointment for me with a vascular specialist at nearby Santa Ines to make sure my circulation was normal and could take the heat. Paula even walked with me to the doctor's office. My extensive English conversations with Isabel are also helping me to make progress.
Known as El Carpintero, Fernando Cevallos is an amazing woodworker. He can make anything you can imagine, at very reasonable prices. The wood is superior and the finishes are perfect. I have had several items made, and have been more than happy with his work. Please consider him for your original pieces of furniture.
Hey Everyone, Words cannot express our gratitude of your continued support of Southern Comfort. The goal of $600+ was met for the school supplies. Anything over and above that was collected will go toward the purchase of a new pair of shoes for these children to start school in.
Please join us on Sunday, September 4, at 4 PM for our next Southern Comfort meal. The meal will be served at the Mujers Con Exito Café located at Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 (2 blocks from San Sabastian Plaza). Reservations must be made by September 1, 2016 at MCEreservations@gmail.com.
Lunch specials at Thai Connection. Thai Connection will be offering Austrian/German lunch specials every Tuesday from noon – 4:00.
Next week’s, 30th of August, 2016, special will be Austrian/Hungarian beef Goulash. (Gulasch). The recipe has been in my family for generations and appreciated around the world. The Goulash will be served with organic beef, noodles or rice as well as fresh fruit juice and a desert for $9.90.
So, this is your chance to get some authentic Austrian/German cuisine in Cuenca. We are still serving authentic Thai cuisine, as well, during the lunch specials. See you at Thai connection for some real food. Thank you, the Thai Connection.
August 30th, from noon to 4 PM, Thai Connection, Eduardo Crespo Malo y Gran Colombia
Pan de Pita is making some very good homestyle cookies right out of Good Housekeeping recipes. A large cookie of 140-150 grams will sell for $1 and are becoming available in some smaller restaurants here in Cuenca.
Here is a list of our cookies:
Snickerdoodle, lime zest, orange zest, banana walnut, peanut butter (we make our own peanut butter from raw redskin peanuts), carrot cake cookies, chocolate, chocolate-chocolate chip, chocolate-chocolate chip macadamia nut, chocolate-chocolate chip coconut, tollhouse style chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin walnut., and gingersnap.
All cookies are soft cake-like cookies but can be ordered as a crisp. They are good to freeze. We also will make with whole wheat flour upon request but normally use all white flour. Commercial distribution discounts are available to locals operating under a RUC number. We will freeze and ship to anywhere in Ecuador for price + shipping, prepaid with PayPal.
24 hour order time or 48 hours for commercial orders. Pick up in El Centro.
Tickets for Azuay Community Theater's production of "Talking With" for the afternoon performance (3 PM show) are sold out, but, due to popular demand, there will be a second performance the same date, Sunday September 18, starting at 6:30 PM.
Get your tickets at the following:
Tuesdays from 4 PM – 8 PM at Vegetable Bar Thursdays and Fridays from 10 AM - Noon at San Sebas Café Saturdays at the Vegetable Bar from 11 AM - 1 PM
Tickets will also be available at the New Comers’ Lunch at the Vegetable Bar on September 7th, if still available.
“Talking With”…is a series of monologues that include everything from a snake handler, to a bag lady, to a baton twirler, to a washed up rodeo rider and everything in between. Suitable for adult audience.
First performance sold out in one week. Get your tickets now. Do not miss this great performance.
Second performance is Sunday, September 18, at 6:30 (First performance at 3 is sold out), Museo Pumapungo (next to Banco Central) Huyana Capac and Calle Larga (inside the museum).
Order by 8 PM tonight, Monday, and we will deliver your fave food on Friday. Just go to our website at www.gourmetcito.com and:
1. Log in (register if new) 2. Shop around the All Products tab 3. Add food to your cart (think Amazon) 4. Go to the Checkout tab 5. Hit. the. green. confirm. button 6. Wait a minute for it to process and give you a "Your Order Has Been Placed" page 7. Look in your email for your order sheet - we will get the same email
Feel free to write or call with questions or if you do not receive your email be sure to contact me.
This week we have added a couple of new items to the repertoire but check out the faves, too: - New - Chicken Corn Chowder - New - Rhubarb Custard Pie (Gramma's recipe and it's a PheNom)) - Fave Broccoli Cheese Soup - Fave Butter Chicken with Rice and Naan - Fave Meatloaf with Carrots and Potatoes - Fave Tamale Pie ! - Fave Classic and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus - Fave Mediterranean Quinoa (w/ meat or vegetarian) - Fave Beef Stroganoff - lots of spices and herbs "tastify" the mushrooms and chunks of beef marinated in red wine; served with noodles and a side of sauteed veggies
And the choices go on so go to www.gourmetcito.com, order by 8 PM and I'll see you Friday.
The Vegetable Bar now has tickets for the show. This fun event is at 3 PM on Saturday at the Vegetable Bar. Tickets are $20. and proceeds go to Sara Coppler’s Proyecto Saman in Canoa. You can also buy tickets directly from Cork Proctor (cell 096 941 1026) and Carolyn V. Hamilton (099 998 8777) See you there for an afternoon of fun and laffs.
Saturday, September 10, 3 PM., Vegetable Bar, 3 de Noviembre and Jacaranda
Carolyn V. Hamilton: firstname.lastname@example.org 099 998 8777
Walter Hook performed on Broadway in 5 shows and is listed in Who's Who in the World of Opera having sung in 6 World Premiers, 4 American Premiers and 2 New York Premiers as well as over 80 roles, and won a $10,000 Grant from the National Opera Institute in Washington D.C.
He has also sung his Cabaret Act of Broadway and Popular songs throughout America and the high seas in the Cruise Line Industry.
Thursday, September 1st., 2016. 6 PM to 8 PM, Simon Bolivar 12-55 y Tarqui
2 bedrooms, 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 (Amazing water pressure).
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). Close to Common Grounds coffee/gringo hangout.
Available from now. Rent includes high speed internet, building maintenance, gas, water, electricity, concierge, Direct TV dish (Subscription not included) and optional landline.
I am the owner/landlord, speak English and Spanish perfectly.
Furnished, $550, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.
Address: Caspicara y Mariscal Lamar, Edificio Arupos, Cuenca. www.google.com/maps/place/Calle+Caspicara,+Cuenca,+Ecuador/
Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1472273091
I am the owner, Justin: email@example.com 099 736 7367. Call after: 8 AM.
For rent: condo, furnished, 2 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths, kitchen, living room, laundry room, 2nd floor with elevator. Located 2 blocks from McDonalds, SuperMaxi and Parque de la Madre on the Tomebamba River. A 5 minute walk to el Centro along the river. Ideal location if you do not have a car.
$500/month to include everything (security, internet, gas, electricity and water)
Short term rental 3-6 mos.
Furnished, $500/mo not negotiable. Pets are not allowed
Address: 12 de Abril y Jose Peralta Edificio Paseo del Puente, Cuenca.
Please mention GringoPost when inquiring about this property. Property ID: RE-1472414207
I am the current tenant, Lee Ermiter: firstname.lastname@example.org 093 976 2792. Call after: 8 AM.