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Happy Thanksgiving day from the team of GringoPost
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What to bring?

We are planning our second stay in Ecuador, from Jan 10 - March 14, and will be based in Puerto Cayo.

Any suggestions on things to bring as gifts, barter, or resale items? We plan to bring some things for the children such as street chalk and pencil crayons, and would appreciate any other suggestions.


Refill ink cartridges

Does anyone know where I can get my ink cartridges refilled? The place near McDonald's doesn't seem to be there.

Ray Lewis

Social Security Part B

Has anyone reading this been successful in dropping this "coverage" institutied once you reach age 65? The monthly fee for this is approximately $120.


The Cuenca International Chorale presents their Christmas concert

The Cuenca International Chorale will present their Christmas concert this year on both Monday, Dec. 19, and Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Old Cathedral on Parque Calderon (Luis Cordero y Sucre). Both concerts begin at 7:30 PM. Under the direction of Andrea Lyman and accompanied by Sheila Johns, this diverse 45-voice chorale made up of Cuencanos and expats from several countries will perform a delightful Christmas program featuring traditional and familiar seasonal selections in Spanish, English, and Latin.  The concerts will conclude with bilingual carol singing for all. Admission is free, but donations to support our future concerts will be gratefully accepted.  Plan to arrive early for the best seats

Dec. 19, at 7:30 PM and Dec. 20, at 7:30 PM, Old Cathedral at Luis Cordero y Sucre, Cuenca.

Phil Kennemer:

Free demonstration of the amazing Amazon Echo

What is the Amazon Echo? Imagine a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi speaker, but one with a voice-controlled personal assistant inside. That's the Amazon Echo, which gives you a personal assistant called Alexa.

Alexa is the first personal assistant to merit a dedicated device. She will listen to commands, answer questions, play music or control smart home devices. She will interact with third-party apps, answer questions and even help you do your shopping.

The echo is undeniably futuristic, but it's also practical and accessible. With a rapidly growing slate of features and integrations, it's easy to get excited about the Echo's potential.
More than a year after its debut, the Echo is smarter than ever, and one of the best connected home products money can currently buy.

Coming from the US to Cuenca Soon?

My husband would like to place an Amazon order that would weigh less than 1lb.

If you have room and would be willing to bring it, please contact me. We can work out a compensation and details then.


Karen Kimbler: .

City: Cuenca

Speak English fluently, English language and IELTS

Excellent English and IELTS training. Lessons include grammar, vocabularies , speaking topics, talkathon, etc. Band 7 guaranteed for IELTS. Home tuition available and special coaching provided as per the level of the student. People of any age group can join. Only affordable price. Hurry up and don't miss the chance. Please feel free to contact.

Harsha Hari Nair: 099 531 8672. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Artist needed

I have a very specific painting that I would like to have made. Please email me the contact info of anyone you know who does painting by request.

Jimmy: .

City: Cuenca

Seeking podiatrist who can help with toenail fungus

Greetings all, Recently I suffered from a bacterial infection on the right foot due to losing a toe nail with fungus and going to thermal baths in Baños. I let the problem go too long and the foot really hurt. Dr. Ambrosi, a very fine dermatologist at Santa Ines, prescribed antibiotics and the infection was cured. He was great. However, now I need a Podiatrist who can file down the other nails (proper tools are needed) infected with fungus so my problem will be solved once and for all. My Spanish is very good so an Ecuadorian Podiatrist would be fine. I see that there is a Podiatrist on GringoPost but he was recommended for providing lifts in shoes. I need a Podiatrist who can help me resolve this fungus issue, which is a very common problem. Your recommendations on the user forum are surely welcome. Thank you,

Lee Anne Haworth: .

City: Cuenca

Wanting to purchase

I want to purchase a massage table and a down comforter.

Jeffrey Schwartzberg: 099 447 1716. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Anyone have an egg poacher?

Trying to find an egg poacher. Anyone have one they'd sell or know where I can purchase one?

Greg: .

City: Cuenca

iPhone wanted to purchase

My iPhone was stolen in Cuenca last evening by Sofy Restaurant while I was taking photos of the beautiful lighted river. I need to purchase a new iPhone. I need recommendations of a legitimate business to purchase a new or used phone.

Mari: .

City: Cuenca

Driving Cuenca - Peru's border

Driving from Cuenca to Perú border on Sunday, December 11th.
Departing time, any time between 6 - 8 AM
Room up to 4 people

Sunday, December 11th , Cuenca

Nestor Reinoso: 096 742 1444

Water and a forest for every village Crowdfunding Campaign

Help our Crowdfunding soar. Water and a forest for every pueblo, donate and share. Simple, powerful, proven techniques for increasing production, conserving water, reforestation, stabilizing the climate.

Please pitch-in with some cash, or by forwarding to your friends.

Cruises for Galapagos in 2017

06-09 January
09-13 January
13-20 January
20-23 January
23-17 January

4 days 3 nights $2000
5 days 4 nights $2300
8 days 7 nights $3700

Plane ticket from Guayaquil or Quito.
all meals
Daily Tours

10 AM-1 PM / 3  PM-6 PM, Tadeo Torres

Maria Valverde Castro:

NGO is selling 4 cars (2 Fords and 2 Chevrolets)

Our NGO is closing its activities in Ecuador and therefore we are (urgently) selling 4 cars in very good condition with the following characteristics:

Ford Escape, 2008, 120,000 KM, automatic, $21,700 (Cuenca)
Ford Ecosport, 2007, 156,000 KM, $14,000 (Esmeraldas)
Chevrolet D-max, 2012, 104,000 KM, $20,000 (Cuenca)
Chevrolet D-Max, 2009, 154,000 KM, $16,000 (Esmeraldas)

Responsable drivers, good maintenance, ...

Please do not hesitate to ask for more information (ENG, FR, ESP)

Katrien van Hooydonk: 099 248 6892. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Ford Escape, year 2008

Grey Ford Escape in very good condition, from 2008 with 120,000 km for $21,700 (negotiable), automatic.

As a non-governmental organization, we are closing our activities in Ecuador, and we are selling 4 cars (2 in Cuenca and 2 in Esmeraldas). Please do not hesitate to inform for more information.

Katrien van Hooydonk: 099 248 6892. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

UMCO rice cooker for sale, $50 Quito.

Location: Quito.

Brand new UMCO rice cooker and steamer for sale, $50

Still in the box (opened box)
White with pink flowers design, glass lid for easy see through. Convenient non-stick coating inner pot (teflon)
Capacity 20 cups.
3 functions:
Rice cooker.
Keep warm.
Automatic shut off.

I’m selling it because I need some money for basic needs at home. I do not speak English, I got help to type this post.

Thank you,

Ruben: .

City: Quito (capital)

Custom made rattan chair

This quality, custom made rattan chair was made Gringo sized. Unfortunately, after we got it we saw there was not enough room in our small condo. Our loss, your gain. It is virtually new, having only been sat in once on Sunday by a little old lady. Its base measures 26” W by 27 ½” D. We've got $355 into it and would like to recoup $215 or best reasonable offer. If it will work for you it's a great deal. (pillow not included)

Steve: .

City: Cuenca

For sale: beautiful wooden desk with matching side tables

I have a beautiful wooden desk with matching tables for sale. The desk is 5 ft. long, 2 ft. wide, and 2 ½ ft. tall. It has an inlay running along the top borders. The desk comes with 2 matching 3-legged side tables and a table with drawers (which I have used as a bedside table). Looking for a serious offer. They must go fast.

Also, I am selling a chest of drawers. Solid wood as well. This can be used for personal items or as an entertainment center. It is 4 ft. long, 3 ft. tall, and 1 ½ ft. wide.

Please see photos. If you want everything, we can agree on a very good price. I am leaving soon and must see everything go.

Additional items:

designer table lamp from US: $50
Printer (Epson 810): $150
Men's clothing size large
Women's clothing size Small/Medium
mini-food processor from US: $50 (not available for pick-up until December 14)
King bed from US: make offer

Charlotte: 095 884 5299. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Six-burner gas stove and two gas cylinders for sale

Moving to a place that already has an induction cooktop and don’t need that gas stove anymore. Six-burner gas stove and oven in good working condition, $340, and two white cylinders $45 each.

Sophia: .

City: Cuenca


Canon Pixma MP230 printer/scanner with new ink cartridges in excellent condition. Asking $100.
Filemate notebook (slightly used) with cover asking $50.
Set of dishes (set of six plus) asking $35.
Two floor fans (white newer) asking $35. (black older) asking $20.
Jewelry (just in time for Christmas presents) from $2 to $100.

Please email (only) if interested

Mercedes: .

City: Cuenca

Bluetooth headset for motorcycles, new

Brand-new, bought in the US, never opened. Please email or PM to buy and arrange pick up in Cuenca.

Two-way intercom keeps you connected to your riding companion for conversations and music sharing. Jog Dial and large button make for an intuitive user interface that's easy to control while riding

Bluetooth 3.0 technology lets you make hands-free calls and participate in a one-to-one intercom conversation with a riding buddy up to 400 meters (430 yards) away

Headset and included boom microphone feature Advanced Noise Control technology to cut down on background noise for both incoming and outgoing audio

Eight hours of battery life and Universal Intercom protocol for cross-brand intercom compatibility

Karissa: .

City: Cuenca

Xbox One, games, controllers and headphones

Bought for my son and he only used it a few months. Perfect condition. Great Christmas gift.

PM or email to buy and arrange pick up in Cuenca.

Xbox One console
2 Controllers
2 Gaming headphones
Games: Halo, Lego Movie, Forza 6, Fifa 15, Titanfall, Family Fun Pack, Zoo Tycoon, Gears of War, Rare Replay, NBA 2k14, Madden 15, Transformers, Minecraft, Batman 3, Ori


City: Cuenca