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UPS office in Cuenca?

Hello everyone. Can someone tell us where the UPS store is in Cuenca? Thanks,

Susan Oliveira

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Help wanted at important local gallery

Important local gallery needs to hire a person with the following profile:

- Must be a woman
- Fully bilingual (English-Spanish), a third language is a plus.
- Full time position
- Experience in sales and inventories
- Organizational skills
- Honest
- Proactive
- Impeccable presence
- Immediate availability

Please email us your CV at: manosdemundo@gmail.com ASAP. We will contact you for an interview.

Manos del Mundo: manosdemundo@gmail.com

Language exchange session - Sesión de intercambio de lenguaje

We continue with our weekly language exchange sessions. Join us this Wednesday to share, learn and interact with new friends in a new language.

When? Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM
Where? Coworking Cuenca (Ordoñez Lasso 5-10 y Laureles)
This event has no cost.

Nos vemos.

Wednesdays, from 6:30 PM to 8 PM, free, Ordoñez Lasso 5-10 y Laureles, Cuenca.

Pamela Urgiles: cuencatalkandlearn@gmail.com


Has anyone had experience getting prescription medication to Ecuador by FedEx or DHL? We are moving to Ecuador with my 92-year-old mother and will need to get her medication from the States.

Jay Karlinsky: jaykarlinsky@rocketmail.com

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Aircraft aluminum

I am in need of a supplier of 1-inch aircraft grade aluminum tubing for constructing beach wheel chairs here in Salinas. Aircraft aluminum is thicker and hardened. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

City: Salinas

Rick: rpr1@hotmail.com

Bottles with droppers

Does anyone know where I can buy bottles with droppers? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Tracy Rose: tracypose@gmail.com

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Kodi, free TV

I saw a post on 2-5-2016 about installing a program called Kodi on your computer. No money was mentioned as to what this would cost, only a phone number for more information. Kodi is a free program and you can download it here: kodi.tv/download/ . Then install Fusion. This gives you an add-on installer. Install add-ons Genisis, Phoenix and you can watch movies and TV free. Newbies can do this. There are thousands of video tutorials on YouTube on how to set it up. It's Free, Free is good,

Douglas: dgbmach2@yahoo.com

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Looking for GG

A very nice man with the initials, GG, stopped by my plant sale on Thursday. He was planning to return to pick up the plants that he bought but I am afraid that he has no way to get in touch with me. So, GG, please respond to this ad with your e-mail address and we will be in contact. Sorry about that,

City: Cuenca

Miriam: miriamafuera8@gmail.com

Looking for shared transport of things to Quito?

I am needing to transport a stove, washer and drier from Cuenca to Quito late February or early March and was hoping to find someone in a similar situation who might want to share the truck and the cost.

City: Quito (Capital)

Sarah Dettman: s.dettman@yahoo.com 099 546 4396. Call after 8 AM.

Medical translations and interpretations

Sometimes having a little miscommunication with your doctor (even if he speaks English) can cost you time, money and a big worry. As a professional medical translator and interpreter, I will help you communicate better with your doctor. Ask the specific questions you need to know, let your doctor know better about your previous medical history and explain the treatment you need to follow. And I can also help if you need any blood work or imaginology test, x-ray, MRI, etc.

I can schedule appointments with the doctor of your preference or, if you would like, I can recommend the most adequate specialist for you and your needs. Also translations of medical documents.

I have worked with gynecologists, traumatologists, dentists, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, urologists, cardiologists, hematologists, holistic practitioners, etc.

Feel free to call or email me with your questions.

Address: Cuenca

Pamela Urgiles: amepamegreen21@gmail.com 099 869 5036.


Homemade frozen burritos

I make burritos and freeze them and they are delicious. I have the following for sale:

Chicken, rice and bean $2
Green chili, rice and bean $3
Breakfast burrito (potato, egg, green chili) $2 **very popular**
Tamale pork or chicken $1
Green chili $3

Everything is made from scratch with no artificial ingredients. No MSG. These burritos are delicious and are very convenient for quick meals. I will be adding more to the selection.

Address: Juan pio Montar y Vincente Mideros, Cuenca.

Jarrod:  096 784 9694.

Magic Trackpad, and camera for sale

Selling an Apple Magic Trackpad, practically new, for $80.
Also, a Canon Elph HSB530 digital camera $110.. Paid $170. in Canada.

City: Cuenca

Wil: 097 923 8298. Call after 8 AM

Home Depot Glacier Bay Dorset 24" and 18" chrome towel bars, new in box

I brought these 2 towel bars with me from the US but can't use them. They are brand-new in the box. I have an 18" and a 24" in chrome. Here is the link to Home Depot so you can see what they look like.

City: Cuenca

Keith: krp87b@gmail.com


Pair of new, rubber washing machine hoses - $8

I have a pair of new, rubber washing machine hoses that I don't need.

City: Cuenca

Keith: krp87b@gmail.com

4 new leather photo albums, each holds 300+ photos w/ writing

I have 4 new photo albums. 2 are blue, and 2 burgundy. They hold 6 photos per page with space to write next to each. Each album holds 312 photos with a pocket in back for other things.

Keith: krp87b@gmail.com

Paintings, clothes, shoes and misc. items

I have some of my acrylic paintings for sale and also some clothes that no longer fit me. All prices are negotiable as everything has been just sitting in my closet. Please email me or call for prices and sizes. Or you can go to my public photo album on fb www.facebook.com/MarlittaCaliista/media_set?set=a.10202257427675675.1073741851.1790049091&type=3

City: Cuenca

Marla: marlabliss26@gmail.com 099 878 9779. Call after 9 AM


Discount price on American blends

For those who don't care about brand name, American blend cigarettes at the lowest prices in Cuenca. Red, White or Menthol at $25/carton of 200 cig.

City: Cuenca

Gilles: g.roy59@hotmail.com


As we begin our fourth year, you could win free bagels for a year

Wow! It is February and we’ve entered our fourth year of business as Cuenca Bagels. We have a special deal for you to celebrate with this month.

So, what’s the deal? Every order you place in February earns you a chance in a drawing to win a free Baker’s Dozen bagels every month for a year in the size you usually order.

We’ve got several varieties of parmesan bagels as well as sundried tomato with or without parm. Yes, we are still offering cranberry/walnut and cranberry/almond bagels and, of course, we have everything bagels as well.

Don't forget to ask about our "Miguitas de Ternura", Dulce de Mani, Rollitas de Canela y mas.

Cuenca Bagels: Cuenca’s original micro bagelry. Since 2012. Bakers, by appointment to you.

City: Cuenca

Rich Westcott: cuencabagels@yahoo.com


Watches for sale

2 watches for sale; one is traditional style and a good ticker, other is Mickey Mouse and works fine but due for a battery. See photos for descriptive info. Asking $20/each

City: Cuenca

Rob: robjkidd@gmail.com

Teva sandals for sale

Brand-new pair of high-quality Teva sandals, men's size 8.5. Selling because they were not my correct size. $80 takes them.

City: Cuenca

Rob: robjkidd@gmail.com


MacBook Pro

Want a deal on a MacBook? Latest model Apple MacBook Pro, 15 inch, 3.4GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB memory, 256 GB SSD, Iris Pro graphics, 9-hour battery, under warranty. This Mac is very powerful. Includes Mac Parallels software w/license. Limited time offer $1895. (That's below the USA apple price!)

City: Cuenca

Bryan: techguycue@gmail.com 097 870 6749. Call after 8 AM


Nordica: Craving a good craft beer?

If you are craving something other than the local lager, call Nordica Brewery.

We have a very refreshing Wheat beer (Blanca), a smooth Oatmeal Stout (Negra) and a flavorful IPA in stock (Rubia doble malta).

All beers are 100 % malts with no artificial ingredients. The 12-bottle case is $25 and includes delivery. We can build an assorted (mixed) case according to your preferences.

We'll also buy the empty bottles (or any brand's same bottle) from you at $1 for the case.

City: Cuenca

Deborah: deborah@nordica.com.ec 097 973 4145. Call after 8 AM


For sale: queen bed, Sony digital TV, 4 burner stove, LG washer

New in stock, a Chaide queen-bed base with Chaide pillow-top mattress and headboard at $280, an essentially new Sony 32" Smart TV with liquid crystal screen at $380, a lightly used 4 burner Indurama chrome stove at $320, an LG 23 lb. Fuzzy Logic washer at $390, and a wood dining room table and 6 chairs at $380.

JDs Muebles buys and sells furniture, appliances, and all other household goods. We offer a single transaction, itemized offer, payment and pickup schedule based on your needs, professional packing and movers, guaranteed satisfaction with customer references. Visit us at JD's Muebles on Calle Larga 1-213 y Huayna Capac (one block West of Banco Central). Mon-Fri 11 AM – 5 PM. Sat 10 AM – 2 PM.
WWW.facebook.com/jdsmuebles JD's Muebles:jdsmuebles@gmail.com.

JD’s Muebles: iancraven45@gmail.com 097 919 1839. Call after 9 AM

New men's and women's shoes from US

Women's Pearl Izumi "Best Runner's Debut" Syncroframe shoes - 10.5 M blue and silver, $40.
Men's Timberland Gore-Tex hiking/multi purpose shoes - 11 M brown $40
Men's Sandro Moscolini all leather dress/casual Oxfords - 10.5 M black $40

All shoes have nicely cushioned insoles. Please email or text with questions. Pickup at Monay Shopping.

City: Cuenca

Mary: Glutenfreegringa@gmail.com 093 958 8293. Call after 10 AM


Artesa by Vega, bowls

1 large floral design bowl - approx. 1 quart $20 OBO
6 small multi-design bowls - approx. 1 cup $9 for set or $2 ea

Please email or text with questions. Pickup at Monay Shopping.

City: Cuenca

Mary: Glutenfreegringa@gmail.com 093 958 8293. Call after 10 AM


Zwilling, J.A. Henckels stainless steel 9 piece steak knives, boxed set

New, wooden boxed set of 8 Henckels stainless steel knives $80

Please email or text with questions. Pickup at Monay Shopping.

City: Cuenca

Mary: Glutenfreegringa@gmail.com 093 958 8293. Call after 10 AM


Recommendation for Carlos Hermida, private driver

If you are looking for a conservative, safe and friendly driver who speaks English, Carlos Hermida is highly recommended after taking us on a driving tour from Cuenca to Banos de Agua Santa and back. Carlos picked us up at our condo in Cuenca in his immaculate 4-door SUV (Chevy/Isuzu Trooper). As he drove us through the Andes Mountains in the rain and fog, he maintained safety and caution at all times. Carlos was willing to make banos and food stops along the way and provided a tremendous amount of conversation and insight into living in Ecuador. Carlos dropped us at our hotel in Banos de Agua Santa and drove himself back to Cuenca, returning four days later at our scheduled time for our return trip. Not only is Carlos a superb driver, he cares about your health and will find good food for you to eat along the way, while warning of places that may make your non-Ecuadorian system very sick. In addition, Carlos charges a reasonable fare for his services. He is calm, patient and deserves big hugs.

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador, Cuenca.

Contact information: andynet10@homail.com 099 652 4675.

Recommended by Susan Wood:  petattendants@gmail.com


Recommendation for Maria Saquinaula, housekeeper

Dear expats, We have the sweetest, most reliable housekeeper and she is looking for more work. She is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

We have loved having her work for us and she has done so for about 8 months. She previously worked with an expat family for a long time, but they recently moved back to the States.

She cleans well, she's a joy to have in the home and has a pleasant energy, she is extremely trustworthy and she is often in the home without us there, she can cook as well and makes soups, chops veggies, makes green juices, cookies, etc. and, she is very prompt and on time. She works for $5/hour.

She only speaks Spanish but has been working with gringos often enough that she can understand many things.

To reach Maria, call her directly at 098 472 5580. Or, you can call my husband and me and we would be happy to facilitate an introduction.

Address: Cuenca - anywhere, Cuenca.

Contact information:  098 472 5580.

Recommended by Mara: 099 751 0661


Recommendation for Svetnadia Salon, hair nails spa

If you´re missing anything in your salon experience in Cuenca you need to check out Svetnadia. Jorge Vintimilla is a master stylist from Cuenca who studied and worked in New York for 15 years. He speaks perfect English, so he will know exactly how to take care of your every desire for your hair. He is also the representative for Marilou, which is a top brand of hair products like shampoos, colors, and keratin treatments. Svetnadia Salon has been in Cuenca for a few years near the stadium, and they have now moved to a new location 2 blocks south of Remegio Crespo. Whether you´ve visited Svetnadia before or not, now is a great time to check out the new location because you can get free eyebrow threading and manicure or pedicure with any service. This corner house has been turned into a beautiful salon offering everything from children´s and men´s cuts to color and keratin treatments, blow outs, eyebrow and facial threading, waxing, manicures and pedicures, massages, professional makeup and hairstyles, even a spa day in the Jacuzzi including your manicure and champagne. Jorge and his friendly staff offer everyone beverages such as cappuccinos, fresh juices, wine, or beer with any service. I had my haircut here, and it looks great. Also, I´m thrilled about the facial threading, I feel so much better. Thank you, Svetnadia and Jorge Vintimilla.

Address: Agustin Cueva 3-129 y Gonzalo Cordero, Cuenca.

Contact information:  099 520 6601.

Recommended by Allison:  allisonwardseidel@gmail.com


Facilitator, driver and guide, all in one place

Facilitator driver and guide in Cuenca. Dear expat community, My name is Carlos Quiroga. I lived in Canada for more than 17 years and I am offering full-service assistance with handy man, shopping for furniture and household goods, home decoration, going to hospitals, attorneys, immigration office, touring the city and all surroundings, arrangement of van services, computers at home or workshop, washers and dryers, plumbing, moving areas and more. Give me your list and I will go grocery shopping for you, if you are tired or not feeling well enough to do it yourself. I have a comfortable, temperature controlled van to take you where you wish to go. I have excellent references.

We work as a team. If I cannot personally attend to your needs my assistant will attend. We will always be there to assist you.

Carlos Q: zapat43@yahoo.com 098 963 9889. Call after 8 AM.

Win a Valentine´s Dinner in the Chalupa Restaurant

Win a Romantic Menu for you and your couple this Valentine´s day at the best Mediterranean restaurant of the city. Just share the picture of our page in facebook and if you get more likes you would be the winner.

Menu Romantic:

Welcome Cocktail:
  Love Potion with Baileys

Super Bowl in Mayu

Mayu will be open on Sunday for the Super Bowl. Our Sunday hours will extend until late Sunday evening and include our usual happy day with cocktails 2x1 until 8 PM as well as specials on appetizers.

Sunday, February 7, 11 AM – 11 PM, $5, Paseo 3 de Noviembre y Escalinata Juana del Oro, Cuenca.

Mayu: mayusmokehouse@gmail.com 07 283 4669. Call after 11 AM.

Feel great, lose weight, eat right

Healthy, fat-burning, gluten-free, low carb, high raw recipes for optimal health.

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 Broccoli

Beautifying Bone Broth (and how it is critical for health); Chocolate Banana Ice Cream; Gluten-free Spaghetti with Raw Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Sauces

Tuesday, February 9, noon till 2 PM, Cost is $12 and includes eating the food we prepare. You can buy four classes for $40 with no time limit to use them. Contact,

Susan Schenck: LiveFoodFactor@yahoo.com

Feria Libre Tour, next Friday

Feria Libre is Ceunca’s biggest shopping market - a wonderful place, bustling with humanity and filled with great deals, if you know where to look. Let me show you around. My wife and I take small groups of four to eight people and show you all the areas of the market, take you to our favorite vendors, and get you some great deals. Over time, you will save hundreds of dollars over what you would spend at Tia or SuperMaxi. $7 per person, or $12 per couple. Our next tour is Friday, February 12th at 1 PM. Please email me to sign up,

Elliott Segelbaum: esegelbaum@gmail.com

Volunteers for our Language integration program

Are you interested in participating in teaching activities? We are still looking for volunteers for our Language program in different cultural centers around Cuenca, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3.30 to 5 PM. With your support we could help many children by improving their level of education. They are waiting for you.

Maria Jose Orellana: info@heartsofgoldfoundation.org 099 559 7447. Call after 9 AM.

Su Terry’s All-Star Bandjaz at the Jazz Society Café

Internationally renowned saxophonist and Jazz Society of Ecuador Artist-in-Residence, Su Terry, performs at The Jazz Society Cafe Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

All-Star Band includes Gilberto Rivero (saxophone), Christian Torres (bass), and Danilo Abad (percussion) Food and Beverage Service: 6:30 PM to 10 PM. Reservations only.

February 6th from 7:30 PM to 10 PM, $5, 5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo (upstairs at of La Viña Italian Ristorante), Cuenca.

James Gala: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com

Ojeda´s Pizza, Cuban style of pizza in Cuenca

Ojeda´s Pizza offers pizza with 4 toppings and free cola from $3.50 to $16.50. Besides, you are invited to feel comfortable with Cuban decoration and good service. We are English speakers.

Personal size 4 slices
Medium size 6 slices
Family size 8 slices
Jumbo 12 slices

We will be open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 10 PM, on Vargas Machuca 6-70 and Presidente Cordova.

For delivery call (or whatsapp) to the number below.

We say "Welcome" as you are foreigner but say "Good Bye" as you were family.

Rafael Ojeda: rafaelojeda1983@gmail.com 098 317 2622. Call after 10 AM.

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