Lost dog

Our miniature schnauzer, Scooby, got loose and we cannot find him. He weighs about 11 pounds and was wearing an orange sweater. He is a very friendly dog and most likely would go to anyone. He was last seen in our neighborhood of Cebollar which is near the streets of Molinos and Balcones. Scooby is a dear member of our family, and we really want him back. If you have seen him, please call us,

Ximena Valencia: 098 311 2886 / 099 976 6842. Call after 8 AM.

Ride to Guayaquil, this Sunday, Sept. 6

Anyone wanting to share a ride to Guayaquil, preferably in the morning, this Sunday?

Sumana: 098 428 4999. Call after 7 AM.

Blue-ray DVD remote control

Several months ago I bought a Toshiba Blue-ray DVD player, Model BDX225OKU, from a departing expat. However, in my subsequent move to a new apartment I somehow lost the remote for it. Does anyone know where I might find a Toshiba blue-ray remote control or a "universal" control that could communicate with this unit? I am an electronic-naïve senior citizen who is at a loss here.

Juanita Ruth One: cuencanajr001@gmail.com 096 903 1705. Call after 9 AM.

Cardboard boxes available, for free

Hello everyone. After 2 days of unpacking, I now have a flat filled w empty boxes. All different sizes and quality. But they are free and available if you want them.

Robyn Luck: robyn@massagemontanita.com    097 964 6151. Call after 9 AM.

Returning from the US soon?

I’m looking for someone that is coming back before the 13th that could bring a small, maybe 5'' by 5'', projector that weighs, oh maybe, 3 lbs. Please let me know if you want $ and how much to do it for me,

Jason: 098 777 3160.

Wanted: iPod, for sale, does anyone have one to sell?

Wondering if anyone has an iPod to sell? I lost mine on the weekend. Thanks,

Dave: davidgortari@hotmail.com

Looking to buy silver

-old silverware
-old jewelry

If anyone has any they’d like to get rid of, please contact me,

Jason: jconn33@yahoo.com    098 777 3160.

Need tech support

Just moved to Cuenca and am needing the services of an English speaking tech professional who is familiar with Apple computers, iPhones, iPads and can assist me in locking out my AT&T phone and hooking it up to magicJack. Also need assistance in finding phone service locally with old iPhone.

ML Frohling: mlnet@comcast.net

Appliances and furniture needed

I am still looking for major appliances: stove/oven, fridge, microwave, gas grill, washer and dryer, queen-size bed with mattress, bookshelves. If you have one of those items send me an email or give me a call, please. Thanks so much,

Joel P: foreverecua91@yahoo.com   096 764 3069. Call after 7 AM.

Rug shampoo machine

Has anyone seen a rug shampoo machine appropriate for home use? If so I would be very grateful to know where you found it?


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Just wondering, where can I find storage/bodega rental?

For temporary household storage. Thanks,


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Bellydance and tribal fusion classes

We start our period of Belly Dance classes on Monday, September 7. Class schedules: 5 PM-6 PM / 6 PM-7 PM / 7 PM- 8 PM, from Monday to Thursday

You pay for the number of hours per month you attend:
     a) 8 hours per month: $25. 2 hours per week
     b) 12 hours per month: $35. 3 hours per week
     c) 16 hours per month: $40. 4 hours per week

I added a site map and link the event on facebook:

Monday September 7, Paseo de los Cañaris y Cacique Duma.

Gaia : gaiaestudiodedanza@gmail.com 098 722 0983. 

Art show opening for Alberto Soriano at Alliance Francais

Alberto Soriano has been my wife's art instructor for almost 3 years, and has become a family friend. He will be having a month-long display at Alliance Francais, with the opening reception being Thursday evening at 7 PM.

I have never been to one of their openings, but my wife has, and says they serve good French wine, and wonderful appetizers. Note that they also tend to "dress up" for their openings. As such, I will bring out my one pair of slacks rather than my usual blue jeans. I'm sure they won't toss you out if you don't dress up, but expect to see others so attired.

For those that don't know, the Alliance Francais puts on the big music festival every summer here, and also sponsors a lot of other art and music in the city.

To walk there, go to the Benigo Malo high school on Solano. Across the street is a small street that dead-ends into Solano. Walk a few doors down, and the AF is on the right.

Thurs, Sept 3, 7 PM, Tadeo Torres 1-92 y Av. Solano.

MindStorm: 099 522 1313. Call after 3 PM.

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for long term rental

Looking for 2 bedroom, furnished apartment for long term rental in Cuenca (area), $500.+, Must allow pets. For Jan., 2016. Please contact only if you have completely furnished, all appliances included, with terrace/patio. No hanging bulbs, queen-bed needed, washer/dryer, prefer all utilities included.

Patricia: harlowrhoades@aim.com   098 361 1521. Call after 9 AM.

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for rent

Looking for 2 bedroom apartment for rent in Cuenca (area), from $350 - $500, Must allow pets.

Bernardo Serrano: bernardoserrano1990@gmail.com   098 480 1212. Call after 9 AM.

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Cultural Day Trip

If you want to enjoy a day in the mountains talking about history, culture, legends of our provinces of Azuay and Cañar, and visiting the outskirts of the city, places rich in history and full of natural beauty, we have an excursion in September to Culebrillas, the legendary place of the birth of the Cañari peoples. For more information contact my friend and associate, Esteban, via email,

Mid-September, 09/15/2015, Culebrillas.

Walter: walter.friese@gmail.com - expcuriquingue@gmail.com


Hello, I’m Juan. I could help you translate any kind of document. I have experience with birth and marriage certificates; but I could also translate any other document. If you need help to notarize your documents, I could also help you with that.

I could go to your home, collect your documents and in few days you´ll receive them with all the work done. Offering you a complete service, good price, good attention, good results.

Juan Rendon: juanma._r_@hotmail.com   098 746 9253.

Fun for your visitors, more time for you

Need a little time alone or to get things done while you have visitors? Having company can be stressful and very time consuming, not to mention taking you away from commitments or necessary appointments. Our walking classroom programs are a perfect way for your guests to have fun, get educated, make new friends and be taken care of the way you would want. Choose from any of our programs including a customizable 8 hour class or any of our 4 hour classes - Inside the Historic Mansions and Grand Hotels, Meet Cuenca's Artists in Their Tallers, Ceramics and Pottery Artists, Mercado Tastings and Epicurean Delights. More information on our website and reviews at www.ExperienceCuencaEcuador.com

Experience Cuenca: info@experiencecuencaecuador.com

Attorney Abg. Cristina Malo

Ab. Cristina Malo, attorney, with experience in all legal areas, also translation of documents.

Address: Benigno Malo and Calle Larga , Cuenca

Business contact information: 099 846 324 - abgcristinamalo@gmail.com

Cristina Malo

Join the cord-cutter revolution

Now offering SD (standard definition) live TV for slower connections. No signup or credit card required. NFL, NBA, NHL, just in time for the respective seasons. TNT, CNN, TBS, HBO, FOX and every other major American Network.

Prerequisites: Laptop or PC, Internet connection.

ECU Unlocker: ecuunlocker@gmail.com

Furniture store

"Creación Muebles y Complementos" is pleased to invite its customers to visit our exhibition room. Come see our fantastic models or have us make the wood furniture of your dreams. Give elegance and distinction to your home; get the best furniture made by Cuencano craftsmen. www.creacionmuebles.com

Address: La República 1-46 and Huayna-Capac.

Fernando Cordova: creacionmuebles@gmail.com 286 0574 / 099 682 3249.

Get your smartphone working in Ecuador, phone unlocking services

Unlock services for all smartphones including iPhones, Blackberrys, HTC, LG, Samsung and more. Unlock good for life of phone. Full account set-up on Claro, Movistar or CNT. Success guaranteed or your money back.

Email ecuunlocker@gmail.com with phone and carrier details for immediate quote.

Shipping Household Goods, Duty Free, to Ecuador seminar, this evening

Careful planning is vital when moving overseas. In fact, it can make all the difference in the world. You are invited to attend the next of the, very popular, "Shipping Household Goods to Ecuador" seminars Thursday evening, September 3, at 6:30 PM. Learn what to bring, how best to pack, costs, visa requirements, timing, logistics, the latest Ecuadorian import restrictions/requirements, etc. Bring all your questions. Free admission. At Joes' Secret Garden, on Los Pinos y Tres de Noviembre.

Click here to see the map

Website: www.c2cMoves.com

Limited seating available.

Reservations: c2cMoves@aol.com

Mangiare restaurant

Would someone please provide me with a current telephone number for Mangiare restaurant. Two of the numbers listed online are incorrect. Thank you in advance for your help,

Hank: htarshis@yahoo.com

Recommendation for Orlando Siguenza, driver, facilitator

Orlando is an all-around great guy who has helped me numerous times with everything from picking me up in GYE and bringing me to Cuenca, to looking for a place to live, to advise on lots of different topics. He is a very careful driver, knows the entire country well, and speaks excellent English since he lived in the US for several years.

He is a pleasure to be with and is also a certified park guide, so he can lead hikes and tours. I highly recommend him, especially if you are going anywhere out of the city.

Address: Cuenca

Contact information: orlando_siguenza@yahoo.com   098 585 4587.

Recommended by Alan Hochman:  alan@stoneandwater.com


Recommendation for Casa La Jimenita, Quito airport hotel

Just had my 3rd stay at this beautiful Hacienda and it still a magical place. Family run by father and sons, Diego and Daniel, it is welcoming and relaxed. The grounds are beautiful and include a river and an Inca tunnel. The food is excellent and I love sitting in front of the fireplace in the evening with a glass of wine.

It is under the UIO flight path, but that hasn't been a problem for me since there are only a few flights in the evening and morning. One of the things I like is that when a plane does come over, you can see it through the skylights.

All in all, this is a great hotel with wonderful, English-speaking people. I highly recommend it if you are flying in or out of UIO.

Address: Quito Airport

Contact information: reservas@hotelcasadehacienda.com   099 875 0972.

Recommended by Alan Hochman:  alan@stoneandwater.com


Cedei school uniform for sale

Skirt, sweater, vest, turtle neck shirt, sweatpants and T-shirt for CEDEI school for a six year old girl.

Condition: good

Susana: cuencatranslations@yahoo.com

German shepherd

Female German shepherd. 3 ½ months old. Has some training already to sit and come by name. Also is half way potty trained and waits by back door to go potty outside if we catch her. We got her 6 weeks ago to be a house dog protection, but for unforeseen circumstances we have to let her go to good home. We will let her go for what we paid. $150 and we have already done a lot of the training. Thanks.

Brandon L: SOLD!


Apple iMac 21.5" mid-2013, for sale

Selling an outstanding machine, barely used, with wireless keyboard, Apple speakers and mouse included, I still have the box for it. Here are the specifications: Intel Core 5 Duo processor, 4GB of memory, L2 cache 6MB, serial number. Asking $1300 for the whole thing.

Jimmy: jimiaguayo@yahoo.com

Amazon Kindle 3, for sale

Selling an Amazon Kindle 3, with case and screen protective film included $55 OBO.

Jim: jtravelingecua@yahoo.com

Men's clothing for sale

Men's clothing for sale. Tommy Bahama sweaters, various brand shirts, all size medium, pants size 34 and wool socks. Nike Air Monarch, size 10, tennis shoes.

Kevin Conlisk: kconlisk@gmail.com

Godoggo...the ultimate fetch toy for dogs

This invention is awesome. Teach your dog to load the launcher for hours of fun chasing balls. My dog loves it but I can't ship it back to the US with me. Check out the video clip at:
www.godoggoinc.com/products/specialvalue.html   Asking $140.

Bev: 099 927 8012. Call after 9 AM

Opti-Free PureMoist contact solution, Naproxen and Benadryl

Opti-Free PureMoist contact solution, 10 FL OZ. new and unopened, $10.

Naproxen 220mg tablets, Kirkland brand. $15.

Kirkland generic Benadryl 25 mg $15.

Wendy Richards: wsrichards830@yahoo.com


I'm eating Thai food, Thursday night...what about you?

I'm going to try and eat as much Thai food as possible tonight at Cafe Eucalyptus. I challenge you all to try and beat my record of 25 chicken satays. Okay, not really, but we really hope to see you here.

September 3rd, from 5 PM to 11 PM, Gran Columbia 9-41 between Padre Aguire and Beningo Malo.

Michael: 098 935 8169. Call after 4 PM.

Chocolate de República del Cacao at Puro Café espresso bar

At Puro Café espresso bar we use the chocolate of the famous Ecuadorian brand República del Cacao in our chocolate mousse and beverages, like hot chocolate and dark or mocha latte. An incredible experience for all the chocolate lovers.

Puro Café is located on Calle Larga and Bajada de Todosantos, just behind the church of Todos Santos. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

Sandra: purocafecuenca@gmail.com

All you can eat, every day

Thank you all for the great response. Starting today, every day, all you can eat; make your own omelet or scramble, 10 ingredients. Calle larga 8-81 y benigno Malo,

Mauricio: maucarrasco77@gmail.com

Live Jazz, 4 nights a week, returns to La Vina restaurant

The Jazz Society of Ecuador presents: Live Jazz four nights a week. Wednesdays through Saturdays. 2nd floor of La Viña restaurant. Special guest artists this week.

La Viña serves authentic Italian cuisine and pizza (the owner and chef are from Italy). 5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jarmillo. (upstairs of La Viña restaurant) Food and beverage service: 6:30 PM to 10 PM; Jazz at 7:30 PM.

Debby Gala: jazzsocietyofecuador@gmail.com   093 934 2714. Call after 10 AM.

Wanna live in Paute-Cuenca? 3 br – 2 bath house, available now, w/frontyard

This house is located in a Condo named “Jardines de Paute”, one block from the route “Inter-Oceánica”. The house is two floors, with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, kitchen, garage space. It has around 105 square meters of construction and 154 square meters of land. Link of a day in Paute: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHttLtAvEVs

Unfurnished, $250, not negotiable, not include utilities. Pets are allowed.

Address: Paute-Vía interoceánica

I am a real estate agent, Janne: jannedelvecchio@gmail.com     099 813 7252. Call after 8 AM.


Studio apartment in the Misicata neighborhood

This is a cute and quirky apartment. The unit is on the ground floor. There are only three units in the building. The landlord lives in one of the units. Washer and dryer is in the building. Shower with hot water, four burner stove, and a closet/dresser.

Furnished, $220, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Near Rio Yanuncay and Honorato Vasquez school

I am the current tenant, Mara: mizemm@gmail.com

2 bedroom, fully furnished apartment near rio Yanuncay

Beautiful, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, fully furnished and equipped apartment for rent, in Terrasas del Parque, a modern building with lots of windows and light, with a nice terrace overlooking the park, in a very quiet and safe area with 24 hr security service, bodega and underground garage, behind Colegio Bilingüe in Avenida Solano and avenida 27 de Febrero. $680/ month, plus building fee and utilities, available from October 5th.

Furnished, $680, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: by Colegio Bilingue

I am the owner, Jorge Tinoco: tinojor@hotmail.com


3 bedroom apartment for rent

Unfurnished apartment, second floor in a private condo just opposite the river at Ave 1 de Mayo. Price includes Internet and alicuota but not other services. Nice spacious bright rooms, mezzanine. Please email me if you would like photos.

Unfurnished, $475, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Ave 1 de mayo

I am a property manager, Soledad Riquetti: Solejim09@gmail.com    098 945 6551. Call after 8 AM.

West side apartment for rent

Unfurnished, 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment will be available for rent in Oct. Spacious apartment, it has a living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room with pantry, and a small family room between bedrooms. It is a block away from Supermaxi and close to Centro.

Unfurnished, $420, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Gran Colombia y Av. de las Americas

I am the owner, Ann: anninecuador@use.startmail.com

Luxury condo in one of Cuenca’s best neighborhoods

The large, stylishly designed condo is in one of the city’s best complexes, and features fabulous city and mountain views. It has a private elevator that opens directly into the condo, high-end finishes throughout and separate maid’s suite suitable for an small gym or crafts room. It is close to shopping, including a small shopping mall with modern supermarket, and Cuenca’s largest indigenous market. It is only three blocks to a station of the new light rail system currently under construction, scheduled to be operational in 2016. The building has 24-hour security and the condo comes with underground parking and extra storage. Monthly condo fee is $76. Reduced price from $260,000 to $220,000. 2197 sq. ft. 3 BR/3 BA Listing #1232 .

Semi-furnished, $220,000, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Av. Ordoñez Lasso

I am a real estate agent, Kathy Gonzalez: kathy@cuencarealestate.com


2 bedroom, furnished apartment

2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1 Jacuzzi, living room dining room, kitchen, breakfast table, washer/dryer, 2 parking spaces, 1 storage room, electric door garage, and walk-in entrance elevator.

Furnished, $650, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Av. 10 de Agosto y Solano, Edificio Balcones de Cuenca,

I am the owner, Luis Felipe: felipemunoz36@yahoo.com    099 658 2761.


Apartment for rent in Cuenca

Very nice apartment; new, furnished, good neighborhood. It is located on the second floor and it has good security (alarm system and guard).It includes two bedrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen with all appliances, two bathrooms, laundry, terrace of 30 meters and one garage. The cost is $700 per month. It does not include cost of services (water, electricity, gas, TV. cable, internet, and payment of guard). Refundable security deposit required.

Furnished, $700, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Urbanización: La Recoleta, near Mall del Río

I am the owner, Consuelo LLerena: consuelollerena@hotmail.com


Apartment for rent

Two bedroom, furnished apartment for rent, located near Av Primero de Mayo, calle Fernando de Aragon. The apartment is on the fifth floor, the building has an elevator, security guard, parking space and two storage rooms.

Furnished, $475, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Calle Fernando de Aragon

I am a property manager, Carlos Gavilanes: carlosegavilanes@gmail.com  098 357 5145. Call after 9 AM.

Great furnished apartment for rent in downtown

Spacious apartment on second floor, is located in the heart of the city, has 89 square meters of construction, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, one full bath, living room, laundry, terrace, the price includes all utilities, TV Cable, wifi, light ( water is paid separately).

Furnished, $550, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Centro de la ciudad

I am a real estate agent, Mauricio: urbaniza_qenk@hotmail.com    099 552 0027. Call after 8 AM.


Looking a wonderful big home in front of river Yanuncay?

For rent: I have what you are searching for. It has 4 bedrooms with 3 baths, a big living room, dining room, big kitchen, office/study, garden front and back yards, fireplace, good neighborhood, plenty of parking. Hurry as a house like this for a price like this will not last long.

Unfurnished, $650, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Cuenca/River Tomebamba

I am a real estate agent, Carla: cleg_2102@hotmail.com


Looking a cozy furnished apartment with parking?

This place is very quiet, safe, good neighborhood, has 2 bedrooms with bath, living room, dining room, kitchen, one parking, near river Tomebamba, includes electricity and water.

Furnished, $750, negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Cuenca/Puertas del Sol

I am a real estate agent, Carla: cleg_2102@hotmail.com


Beautiful, furnished apartment for rent

Furnished, one bedroom, one bathroom, living room. Near everything. Just walking distance to Supermaxi, Parque de la Madre, Historical Centro, all main bus lines, The place is located on Calle Larga 4-84 at front of Todos Santos church, allowed includes wifi.

Furnished, $325, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Calle Larga 4-84

I am the owner, Fabiola Narvaez:  098 436 6032. Call after 9 AM.


Apartment for sale with a beautiful view

2 bedroom, 2 bath, condo apartment on the 4th floor (elevator) in a beautifully built, private, quiet building for sale. Laundry room. Rare, heated floors.  Overlooking a beautiful park + incredible views in all directions. 27 Febrero, near ETAPA (Main center).  $98,000.

Joseph: Cuencahome@gmail.com


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