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Emergency medical care

What are your experiences with medical care in Cuenca? Ambulance service? Cardiac care? How about in the Yunguilla Valley as far as Santa Isabel?



Free conversations in Spanish, English, German, French and Dutch on Wednesday, November 29, From 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM At Disfruta

Clara: Watsapp: 099 650 0152

Free, 11-64 Gaspar de Sangurima Street (Downtown), Cuenca.

Clara Bustamante: 099 357 1408. Call after: 9 AM.

Meditation at Cuenca Shambhala Center every Sunday, Windhorse Café

The Cuenca Shambhala Center invites you to meditate together, 9:30 – 10:45 AM every Sunday morning, up the stairs at the Windhorse Café.

Shambhala International follows the tradition of Pema Chödron and her teachers Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Chairs and cushions are provided.
Meditation instructions are available free, at 9 AM.
Address: 6-16 Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca.
On the web at
Contact and 07 418 7291.

Magical concert at Casa Azul Galeria Cafe this Saturday

We are happy to present Umberto Balonne (the velvet baritone) together with Carlos Sanchez (Urugayan guitar virtuoso). The dinner/concert will start at 7 PM at the Casa Azul Galeria Café on plaza San Sabastian.

Appetizer: Baked stuffed mushrooms filled with nuts, bacon, herbs, and cream cheese.

Main course: Chicken medallions with spinach, peppers, cheddar cheese and maracuya sauce, mashed potatoes, and an asparagus, zucchini, baby corn and baby carrot salad with Vinaigrettes.

Looking to buy fruit/vegetable juicer

Please let me know if you have a good vegetable and fruit juicer for sale. Thanks.

Anya: .

City: Cuenca

Looking to buy a water distiller

Looking to buy a water distiller. Please let me know if you have one for sale. Thanks.

Anya: .

City: Cuenca

Need small article muled from the States

Hi, I need to have two Fitbit wristbands brought from the US, to Cuenca. I'm not getting the whole Fitbit, only the two wristbands. The Fitbit support person (and his supervisor) doesn’t know the weight because it’s so little, but it’s probably a very few ounces. And of course, they're small.
Please let me know if you can bring me the wristbands; if so, when; how much it would cost; and what address I should have them sent to. My Fitbit is under warranty for a few more days, so if I can order soon one of the wristbands wouldn't cost me. Thanks.

Jean McCord: .

City: Cuenca

Apple cider vinegar

Is apple cider vinegar readily available in Cuenca?

Peggy: .

City: Cuenca

Looking for 2+ BR apartment for rent

Looking for 2+ BR unfurnished apartment for rent in Cuenca, from $300 - $450, I don't have pets.

Hello, I'm looking for an apartment (or a house) that is at least 1000 ft2 inside of Cuenca. The location can be flexible but I need at least 1 parking space. We are young professionals that have lived in Cuenca 6+ years and are quiet and clean (no kids, no partying). Privacy is very important to us. Ideal features are: good lighting, modern construction, large kitchen, small terrace or green space. Pay up to $450 with condo fee included. We are looking to enter into the apartment immediately.

Isaac James May: 099 973 0658. Call after: 8 AM.

Christmas tree

I want a real Christmas tree (like a Douglas fir). Does anyone have any ideas?

Tim T: .

City: Cuenca

Does anyone know where to buy bourbon whiskey in Cuenca?

My friend would like to make some bourbon chicken which requires bourbon whiskey. We searched every supermarket and couldn't find any.

It would be great if you happened to have bought that and share the store with me.
Thank you very much.

Mia: .

City: Cuenca

Spanish classes

I´m a Spanish guy who arrived in Cuenca one month ago. I’ve studied different courses of "Cervantes Institute" and I have experience teaching in Europe (certified and demonstrable). I have also an acceptable level of English.

- It´s possible in my classroom or home visits.
- Classroom with big board, new books (vocabulary, grammar, orthography..) speakers, wi-fi..
- Available throughout the week
- Part-time & intensive courses
- Support for exam preparation
- Private & Group classes
- Very competitive prices
- Beginner to Advanced
- All ages over 12

You can ask without commitment about my promotional prices (first class at half price ...) and verify if I am your suitable teacher. Get ready to learn.

Cuenca center. Pío Bravo y Esteves de Toral

Óscar Pazos: 099 852 3867 

Will bring back a suitcase of stuff for you... for the holidays

Here's how it works: You will receive the use of an entire checked bag to send back from the USA,
a variety of things you want. Items are received in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The standard weight allowance is 50 pounds total, so you can fill it up, as long as your stuff will fit into the luggage. You pay one fixed rate and receive your entire suitcase delivered to you in Cuenca. I will provide you with a suitcase or you can even order one shipped to me to use for this purpose, your choice. You order all of your items and have them sent to my Florida street address, where they can be received securely, any day of the week with tracking accountability. I will receive your items and efficiently process all of the items to remove them their shipping boxes and pack them with due care in your suitcase. This trip is being made in early December with a fast 2-day turnaround and you will be
able to securely order your items in advance so you can get everything you want. Interested parties please contact for further information.

*Note - Phone contact is WhatsApp only

Dec 11,

Bryan: 097 899 2723 

Mini Spanish groups for November - December

New Spanish classes will begin with mini-groups of 5 people or less. Levels offered: Beginner, Intermediate 1 and 2 and advanced 1. Classes begin Nov. 27 and run through Dec. 22, three times per week. Each class is 1.5 hours long, 18 hours course and the cost is $65 total. For more information, interviews and class schedule call or email.

Padre Aguirre 7-24 and Presidente Cordova. Edificio San Francisco, office 105

Patricia Olivo: 099 590 7240 WhatsApp +593 99 590 7240

Learn and Practice Spanish at your pace, interests and budget

Classes can be given at your place or at a café the day and time that fit you best. Reach us today:

Antonio and Misael: 097 916 1784 / 099 841 0889 / 097 708 3624 

A kind farewell and a warm welcome at Hearts of Gold

Natasha Verkley announced on Thursday, November 16, 2017, her resignation as Executive Director of the Hearts of Gold Foundation, and her entry into the position of President of the Executive Board. We would like to take the time to thank Natasha for her 4 years of service in Ecuador, and welcome her successor, Maria Jose Orellana, the first-ever Cuencana to serve as Director of an expat organization in Cuenca.

Homemade goodies


Firstly, thank you to every one of my customers who supported me and to the new ones. I hope I will be able to provide some goodies you might be looking for.
I had an overwhelming query for pumpkin pie and have since made, successfully, sweet potato pie and zucchini bread.

If anyone is interested please contact me to place an order.

The Sweet Potato Pie is $6
The Zucchini Bread is $3.50 a loaf.

Thank you



Why is Centro de Tai Chi-Kung Fu best in Cuenca?

1. Of all the instructors in Cuenca, only Manuel Dutan has spent four years living in China studying their martial arts.
2. Manual has been the initial instructor of several folks who offer classes here.
3. He teaches both Yang and Chen forms of Tai Chi as well as Qi Guong, Kung Fu and various weapons associated with the latter.
4. All of his classes are held inside his studio on Padre Matovelle 7-55 y Ricardo Munoz.
5. Winner GringoPost 2017 Best Martial Arts Studio in Cuenca.
6. Classes are held M, W, F 7-8 AM and 10-11 AM.
7. Saturday mornings 8 - 10 AM. is a course in Tai Chi and self-defense.
8. Both of the weekday classes have English speaking advanced students who help out.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7-8 or 10-11, 7-55 Padre Matovello y Ricardo Munoz


Bonobo Bob’s craft shrub cocktails now at Yaku Lounge

The jungle’s getting steamy,

If you haven’t been to Yaku you’re missing the pleasures of one o