Lost your glasses case in Supermaxi?

If you're the lady that lost your glasses case in Supermaxi, Las Americas on Friday the 24th, at around 1:20 PM, it has been handed in to the main desk at the front of the store. The checkout girl wrote down the telephone number you had written on your receipt and I tried to call you but the number was incorrect.

Greg: greghanson50@gmail.com

US notary?

Is there a US notary among the expat community here? I would need someone licensed for US documents, not Ecuadorian ones. Thanks,

Susan Silver: susanjsilver@yahoo.com

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Grapefruit seed extract (GSE)

Hello. We live on the coast but are currently visiting Cuenca. My wife is in dire need of GSE. Does anyone have an extra bottle they can sell us, or know where to get it? Thank you,

TJ: nomadchef@hotmail.com

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Apple monitor and keyboard needed

I'm looking for a decent apple monitor and keyboard at a reasonable price. If you have one for sale, please email me,

Jim: jhimmynaranjo@yahoo.com

US college-Guayaquil, Looking for college teachers

Broward College (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) branch campus in Guayaquil is looking for an English speaking professor to teach 1st and 2nd year US college courses via a blended model: live f2f model using Go2Meeting and visits to Guayaquil campus plus using the Broward Learning Management System. Must hold at least a master’s degree in specific discipline.

Dr. Jim Whitman: swhitman@broward.edu

Bridge classes

I will once again be offering bridge classes.  These will be tailored to the level of the majority of the students - somewhere between absolute beginners and those who may have played before or not played in a very long time.

The classes are $50 per person for all of the 8 lessons.  They will be held from either 10 AM to noon or from 1-3 PM depending on what works for the majority.  The dates will be November 18, 20, 25 and 27, and December 2, 4, 9 and 11.

All students from previous classes are welcome to attend for a refresher at a drop-in fee of $2 per class.

I need to have at least 8 students to run this class, so please sign up early so I'll know the numbers as soon as possible.


English Christian Worship

International Christian Community (ICC) worship service meets this Sunday, Oct 26, at 10:30 AM. We meet at Nicanor Aguilar y Solano, a new building just north and east of Mt. Sinai Hospital on a little one way street between the hospital and the stadium. This week we welcome back to Cuenca our pastor, David Small, who has been back in his former home of Washington State for the last 6 weeks. This week's sermon topic is “Mystery of Messiah.” We also have a bilingual Sunday School Program for children, which includes: Bible stories, crafts and drama. It is open to children from pre-school age to teenagers in high school. Please join us in worship by participation in music, prayers, scripture readings, and exploration of God’s word.

Rev. Dr. David Small, Pastor: desmall62@gmail.com
Website: www.internationalchristiancommunity.org

Grand Fair of Liquors and Wines, sale ends today

La Taberna liquor store is having their 3rd Grand Fair of liquors and wines with a 50% off sale.  The last day of the sale is today, October 25th from noon until 10 PM. Unidad Nacional y Gran Columbia

La Taberna: ccalle@lataberna.com.ec

Baby high chair - $70

Very good condition, back reclines to 3 positions, 6 different heights, and tray is also adjustable in 3 settings. Seat cover is washable, and has a harness. Greyish color, unisex.

V: v.gymnast@aim.com

Moving sale

Refrigerator Mabe, $400. Washing Machine, $150. Living room set, $400. Living room chair, $70. Microwave, $50. Tea table, $150. Pillows , CD music, books, etc.

Jacinto Flores y Av. 10 de Agosto.

Ximena Montesinos: 098 496 3240 vickyortiz19@yahoo.com

Tums, benadryl, iron

Tums Ultra 1000, unopened bottle of 160 tablets. $10

Benadryl, around 1000 capsules. $20.

Kathy Wesson: m.kwesson529@gmail.com

Dahon, 7-speed folding bike - World's largest manufacturer of folding bikes - $290, Cuenca

Great Condition - quality built bike. Green frame color. Extra set of new, unused 100 P.S.I. Kenda tires with puncture protection + tubes included = additional minimum $60 value.
Bike folds in less than 30 seconds. Easy to carry folded up stair steps. Also fits inside a normal large suitcase with wheels removed. (That’s how I got it here from the US.)
7 speed twist grip shifter. Email or call for a test drive.

Ken: kmarch10@gmail.com 096 962 9760.

Organic chicken fertilizer

2 1/2 bags (23 kg). All for $5.

Bob: Cell 099 845 8860 or magicJack: 902 701 2075.

New shoes for sale

Hello, I'm selling new shoes. They are a size 6. Email me for pics,

Sasha: Slytherinsasha@gmail.com

2009 Chevy Aveo Activeo 1.6 hatchback

67000 kms, Burgundy color. Air-conditioning, which is rare here, electric front windows. New Continental tires and a spare that is same size that has never hit the ground. Also included is a Garmin GPS. Nice little car. Runs fantastic, gets close to 1000 mpg; well almost. $9,800. Can release on November 3. Nice vehicle, expat owned both times. Regular oil changes always. Burns no oil. Recent front-end alignment, and tire warranty on the tires. This is not a dogged out car.

Mike Lovett: Txsbigfoot@gmail.com

Colineal memory foam king-size bed

We bought a king-size memory foam bed from Colineal 1.5 yrs ago. It’s a Chaide de Chaise. Very comfortable. Cost $1100 new for the mattress. It comes with frame, headboard, mattress, mattress topper, dual control electric blanket, 2 sets of sheets, quilt, two bedside cabinets, and two lamps, $750. Deposit required till mid-November when we can release it. We probably have $1600 in it.

Mike Lovett: Txsbigfoot@gmail.com

3-day trip to the rainforest in Morona Santiago

Enjoy 3 days in Morona Santiago. You will see amazing waterfalls, ancient petroglyphs, observe the paradise bird "Andean Cock-of-the-Rock", produce fresh sugarcane juice, have fun going tubing and stay in a cozy finca. On the last day you will visit a small Shuar/Mestizo community in the middle of the rainforest and try a traditional Shuar lunch. More information at arutamecotours@gmail.com.

November 1st to 3rd, 2014, $300 and less, if more than 3 people come along, Corner of Honorato Vasquez and Hermano Miguel.

Svenja Beilfuss: Arutamecotours@gmail.com

Recommendation for Peter Kwee, driver, comfortable car, excellent service

Recommendation for Peter Kwee of American Transporter We had such a lovely, no-stress ride from Cuenca to Guayaquil with Peter Kwee. He drives calmly, competently and has a wide range of great music to fit your mood. His price is reasonable and his email communications are professional and timely letting you know exactly when and what to expect. After taking the van service back to Cuenca one time we are now committed Peter Kwee fans. We trust Peter's driving and appreciate the thoughtful and safe personal service that he provides.  He is based in Cuenca. Contact: N4311T@yahoo.com

Recommended by Totsie Marine and Winn King: totsie@totsieweaves.com


Recommendation for Marcelo Parra, Driver & Guide

We wholeheartedly recommend Marcelo Parra, bilingual driver and guide. We first met when we needed transportation from Guayaquil and again used him when my mother came to visit. We were new to Cuenca and wanted to take her for a little sightseeing in the surrounding towns. Marcelo came to our rescue, big time, while we were getting our visa paperwork straightened out. Unbeknownst to us, when we left the country, our criminal background checks needed to be replaced and our time had run out. The Cuenca office said we had to get an extension from an Ecuadorian consulate outside of the country. I was practically in tears when I called Marcelo. He was able to make the trip to Tumbes, Peru and stay the night with us and bring us back to Cuenca the next day. He’s my hero! He is an excellent driver, safe and dependable. He told us he now owns a roomy 2011 Kia Sportage and, more importantly, it is licensed to drive all over Ecuador. Contact: 098 483 8899, e-mail: decofrut@hotmail.com

Recommended by Steve and Mary Beckman: mary@southofzero.com


Recommendation for Margaret Y. Ellis, skin care specialist

Margaret's spa is a respite from the city - but close enough to walk to. Very relaxing, but effective! Her spa facial included a deep pore cleansing facial with a light peel followed by 2 masks. While I relaxed, she massaged my arms and hands with a deep moisturizing lotion and hot mittens. She spent a generous hour with me - excellent. She also does eyebrow shaping, tinting and face waxing, and offers all skin care and services for women and men. Address: Remigio Tamariz y Agustin Cueva. Contact: myellis1995@gmail.com, cell # 099 953 7545.

Recommended by Susan Burke March: sburkerd@gmail.com


New ladies club

Dear Fellow Cuenca Ladies, My name is Tatiana Smirnova. I am a recent arrival to Cuenca from Texas, and a prospective permanent resident. I, and several of my lady friends here in Cuenca, are organizing a new ladies group to establish a social connection with one another. So far, subject to discussion and a vote at our organizing meeting, we are simply calling our organization the "Andes Ladies Society". We are writing to invite you and to ask for your participation as a founding member of our new group. We propose to have regular, semi-monthly, lunch meetings at noon on the first and third Thursday of each month. We have arranged for a venue, and we have scheduled our first meeting for the purpose of organizing. Our first meeting will be held Thursday, November 6, at noon in the upstairs meeting room at the Domesan restaurant, Calle Larga 8-81 and Benigno Malo, Cuenca, Ecuador; 098 436 0280 or 285 0404. The proprietor and our host is Maricio Carrasco, who speaks English. Please join us. We will also be posting an invitation/announcement in GringoPost. If you can come, please confirm with me, Tatiana Smirnova. At the meeting we will enjoy a lunch and talk about the group's name, mission, membership, organization, program, etc. We envision association meetings at which we share lectures, travel reports, how-to training, field trips, activities, etc. The activities are for us to decide, and we will be seeking your ideas. After lunch and business, we will have a social hour to meet one another and socialize. We look forward to seeing you. Thanks,

Tatiana Smirnova: SmirnovaStyles@yahoo.com

English Church Service

Join us at Cuenca Christian Church, 6-23 Simon Bolivar, two blocks East of Parque Calderon for our 9:30 fellowship coffee and 10 AM worship services. Lunch out afterwards. Enjoy our second floor colonial home. Special speaker will be pastor Gary Vance from Tennessee.

Gary: info@CuencaChristianChurch.com

English speaking Catholic Mass in Cuenca

Where: San Roque Catholic Church. When: Loja Avenue at 12:30 PM. Who: everyone who would like to worship.

Pablo Hampton: 093 952 5155.

Calvary Chapel Sunday Worship Services

Come and visit our new location, enjoy fellowship, eat a good meal. Calvary Chapel has moved. The new address is on the corner of Pio Montufar and Primera ConvenciĆ³n. That is six blocks west of Coral Centro on Montufar. The number 22 bus line stops directly in front of the new church and the driver usually takes a 15 minute break. You can’t miss the stop. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper both services, the 1st Sunday of each month. Our weekly Sunday services are an English service at 9:30 AM and a Spanish service at 11 AM and 7:30 PM. There will also be a midweek Spanish service at 7:30 PM on Wednesdays. Telf: 07 288 2198 or 07 28 1074.

John Thompson: iacprx@yahoo.com

14 night expat South America cruise, NCL Sun

Why not join your friends on this exciting cruise around the Southern tip of South America. Departing on NCL Sun from Buenos Aires, Argentina on 5 December, 2015, travelling to Montevideo, Uruguay, Puerto Madryn, Argentina, Falkland Islands, Cruise Cape Horn, Ushuaia, Argentina, Cruise Beagle Channel, Cruise Strait of Magellan, Cruise Chilean Fjords, Patagonic Channels, Puerto Chacbucco, Chile, Puerto Montt, Chile and arrive Santiago, Chile on 19 December, 2015.

Inside cabins $1199. Oceanview from $1499. Balconies available upon request. Port charges for all cabins $374.28. $400 per person deposit due at booking; final payment due September, 2015.

Jodie Mansfield, USA travel agent with Cruise Brothers: 401 383 4204 or EC 096 896 2082.


Paladar's Dinner Club, What a great magic night

Congrats to Roger and Ricardo for hosting another terrific event at Paladar's - Magic Night featuring the amazing and entertaining talents of Juan Estrella and Robert Higgins. Juan, an award-winning magician, first put on a terrific and funny show. Next both of these masters accented a great meal with table-top magic performed directly at the dining tables - what a hoot! Address: Cordova 1-77 y Vega. Contact: info@paladarsdinnerclub.com,

David Naccari: thenac@hystericalhistory.com

Trivia Night and Charity Raffle

Join us, on Tuesday, at Roux for an extra special night of trivia and giving back to the community. The fundraiser will feature a raffle for $5 a ticket for three premium bottles of liquor: Almond Liqueur, Coffee/Chocolate Liqueur and Sweet Tea Liqueur. You can also sample these tasty liquors, plus others, in flights of 3 for $3, and 5 for $5. Proceeds will go to help Hearts of Gold continue their efforts in the community. Don't miss this great combo of trivia and helping our new home. Please contact Roux for table reservations - tables are sure to go quickly.

Colleen: colleen@heartsofgoldfoundation.org

Los Faroles Restaurant at Hotel Presidente

The new menu is here. Featuring: Clams in a White Wine, Garlic and Parsley Sauce with Cream; Individual Bleu Cheese and Bacon Cheesecakes with Fruit Conserve; Roasted Vegetable Ravioli; Trout Cakes with Sesame Mayonnaise; Baby Back Ribs; and more. We also offer the best of traditional Ecuadorian fare: Plato Cuencano (Pork Tenderloin with Llapingachos, Mote and Green Onions and Avocado Salad); Fried Trout, and more. That’s a whole lot of delicious reasons to visit us. Come and enjoy great food, terrific service and the most spectacular view in Cuenca. We’re looking forward to seeing you. Check out our website for all of our menus and prices: www.hotelpresidente.ec Breakfast from 6:30 AM – 10 AM (M-F), Brunch from 11 AM – 3 PM (Sat-Sun), Lunch from noon – 3 PM (Thu – Sun). Dinner is served 7 days a week – from 6 PM until 10 PM. Call 283 1066 or e-mail info@hotelpresidente.ec for reservations or more information. Gran Colombia 6-59, between Borrero and Hermano Miguel. Look for the hotel with the really big flags.

Leslie Breen: info@hotelpresidente.ec

Beautiful house for sale

2500 meters of land, 1000 meters construction. Living room, kitchen, pantry, pool area, Jacuzzi, 5 bedrooms with private bathrooms, game room, fireplace, wood stove, laundry, soccer, green areas.
Semi-furnished, $1,200,000. Negotiable. Pets are allowed,

Address: San Jose de San Joaquin

I am the owner, Monica Vasquez: monyka1775@gmail.com

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3 bedroom apartment for rent in hotel Oro Verde, av. OrdoƱes Laso.

Apartment, recently remodeled building. 155 meters in La Laguna, Hotel Oro Verde, has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 parking. Has incredible views. On the 12th floor. $450 monthly plus aliquot. Not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

I am the owner, Jorge: jb_cell@yahoo.com

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Gorgeous, 2-story, fully-furnished, modern, country style home with mountain views for rent

Gorgeous, 2-story, modern country style home on Viracochabamba with beautiful mountain views. This beautiful house has 4 large bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms, large kitchen, dining room, and living room, as well as a separate maid’s cottage. House is fully furnished with brand new elegant furniture and comes with a modern all-in-one washer/dryer appliance, gas operated water heater and stove/oven appliances, microwave, wide screen plasma TV, covered 3-car carport, and large outdoor patio with wicker furniture. This elegant home is nicely located one block from Super Mercado, Abril 12, grocery stores, and just up the hill from Rio Tomebamba. I assure that you will enjoy viewing this home in person. 1 year lease. $1000 monthly rent with $1000 deposit. Negotiable. Small pet is OK. 4-42 Viracochabamba, Cuenca, Azuya, Ecuador. Contact the owner,

Damian Kraus: damianmarkkraus@gmail.com   Cell: 096 782 9562, 593 9 782 9562 (outside the US),

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2 bedroom furnished apartment

Brand-new furnished apartment for rent. 1 master bedroom, 2 small bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen with granite counter tops, living room, dining room, plus terrace and laundry area. Located in Juan Iniguez and Jose Escudero, close to Ital Deli (Ave Solano). Very good area. Furnished, $680. Not negotiable. Pets are not allowed,

I am the owner, Miguel Quito: miguelangelquit@hotmail.com or call: 098 484 8806 or 281 9173.

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