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Happy Thanksgiving day from the team of GringoPost
 
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Important information about obtaining the 9-I Permanent Residence Visa

Today I received my 9-1 Permanent Residence Visa. Some points on information that may be of interest to this seeking this visa:

1. I did not use an attorney but represented myself. This worked just fine even though I don't speak Spanish. Saved me hundreds of dollars in attorney fees.

2. I ordered and had apostilled virtually all the required documents from the US after I arrived in Ecuador. The only challenge with this was how slow return delivery by the Ecuadorian postal service can be. My requests for the documents arrived to their destinations in the US quickly by using the postal service. However, there was a significant delay in the Ecuadorian postal service delivering the return documents. Subsequently, I would recommend sending your requests out of Ecuador by regular mail (a lot cheaper) but to have documents sent to you in Ecuador by DHL. It's a lot more expensive, but it ensures a prompt return delivery. (A document from Thailand arrived in 5 days using DHL)

Flea control

Does anyone know if there is a natural flea control treatment service to spray for fleas in your yard and house? Thank you.

Caroline: loveisall@email.com

City: Cuenca

Want to buy your used but great microwave

If you have it, please call Stan 096 883 7789 or 285 8288 after 10 AM. Thanks.

Stan Jones: 096 883 7789. Call after: 10 AM.

City: Cuenca

Shelves needed fast

At the last minute, we decided we needed some shelves to keep supplies in our bodega. They are only needed for storing items our property manager will need for our rental. The longest wall is 160 cm or 65 inches, so nothing longer than that. The height is not much of a problem since it is well over 6 feet. Depth is usually standard so it does not matter.

We will be returning to Europe on May 31, so we would love to get these before we leave if at all possible. We do not drive, so we would need help finding transportation or if they can be un-assembled, a taxi to you and back might be the solution.

My Ecuadorian phone is not a smartphone and I am not too smart at using it. If I see missed calls, I will call you back, but email is best.

Ryan James: drryanjames@gmail.com 096 855 9792. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Wanted: computer monitor or other "screen"

I work for a local nonprofit and we are looking to do a feasibility study with a new product called a "GreyBox." In order to do so, we need a "screen," which could be an old computer monitor, tablet, or any type of electronic screen. Does anyone in the gringo community have one for sale or be willing to donate to this project?

Here is some more information about the project:

GreyBox is a nonprofit based in Montreal, Canada, that specializes in wifi network technology and data management for community development. They work directly with nonprofits and community organizations in marginalized areas to develop adapted educational and IT tools to help them better manage their operational resources and work towards community-led self-sufficiency. They are currently working on their beta version of their prototype: a portable device that provides a mobile wifi hotspot, offline data storage and offline access to project management and professional development tools. The device is solar-powered and will automatically sync data and work done on applications so no work is lost when internet and electricity are down. For more information, please visit www.grey-box.org/.

Rebecca: 098 622 9145. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Curtain/drapery rods

Looking for rods that are reasonable but not cheap plastic. Been to Mega Hierro and Kiwi-any suggestions?

Ruta: rspmurphy1@hotmail.com

City: Cuenca

Electric power washer

Anyone have a electric power washer they want to get rid of? I am looking to buy.

Dan: 097 921 9386. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Rideshare to Guayaquil on Tue., May 30

My family of four is looking to see if anyone is interested in sharing a driver to Guyuaqusp on May 30. Please email me if interested.

Ann: aljunggren@mac.com

City: Cuenca

Spanish lessons on Skype.

Affordable and practical Spanish lessons on Skype with a native and experienced Spanish teacher.

Juan Rodríguez: tazito39@hotmail.com 098 119 4857 Skype: Juanitotaz

City: Cuenca

Look for professional help

A lawyer is the best friend to make several businesses. Let’s make great deals in the thing that matter to you.

Agustin Cueva 6-41 y Remigio Crespo

Juan Valencia: juanfvalencia@outlook.com 098 385 8478

What is the current monthly limit for SRI claims?

Anyone know? I heard it went up, and I heard it went down, and I heard it went up again.

Carolyn V. Hamilton: 099 998 8777

Special departures on this week (Save 15%)

With Polylepis Tours (Travel Agency Authorized by the Ministry of Tourism), feel the pleasure of traveling.

Cuenca and Surroundings (Full Day and Half Day Tours):

Tuesday: El Cajas National Park. (Nature and Culture)
Wednesday: Ingapirca Archaeological Complex (Ruins, history, cultural)
Thursday: City Tour Half Day (City and History)
Friday: Devil´s Nose Train & Ingapirca (Amazing landscape and Ruins)
Saturday: Ingapirca & Gualaceo (Archaeological and Artisan Villages)
Sunday: Gualaceo & Chordeleg (Handicraft and Traditions-Artisan Villages).
Ask for special tours: Birdwatching tour, Biking and Inca Trail (Hiking and Camping)
We also organize Tours to Peru
Tours Includes: -Bilingual Guide - Lunch - Private Transportation - Hotel pick up

Hermano Miguel 4-70 and Honorato Vásquez

Edisson Juca: info@polylepistours.com 098 511 6721 / 283 0248

Summer promotion of unlimited Yoga at OM Healing Center

Relax, reconnect, realign with Yoga at OM Healing Center. Beginning on the first of June, our holiday promotion includes 3 months of unlimited yoga and a session of Tarot card Reading - all for only $95.

June 1st - August 31st., Avenida Paucarbamba 5-16 / Tomillos

Maria Elena: info@omhealingcenter.com 098 316 3951

Andes Fresh-Clean Home (house/apartment/office cleaning services)

Call us 24/7 to schedule today. 095 961 4703
Email: andesfreshcleanhome@gmail.com

Andes fresh-clean home house/apartment/office cleaning services

Firewood, apple and cherry wood

Cherry and apple wood inventory reduction sale

As we get ready to begin a new harvest season for apple, Cherry, peach, and plum we need to clear space in our storage areas. Our seasoned Firewood, cherry and apple wood is being offered at a 25% discount until the current inventory is liquidated. 100 pounds of fruitwood or 200 pounds of seasoned Firewood for $75, with free delivery anywhere in Cuenca.

An update that our firewood is almost sold out but we still have a large inventory of cherry wood and a cherry and apple split trunk wood mix.

Catty Siguenza: cuencafirewood@gmail.com 418 5383

Get your chiropractic tune-up

Better weather is coming so get your spine in line to enjoy your outdoor activities. Dr. Duane Connell D.C. is taking appointments. Check out our webpage on Facebook under "Cuenca Chiropractic".

Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM., Amazonas Building, Ground Floor, Los Pinos y Ordonez Lasso.

Dr. Duane H. Connell D.C.: cuencachiropractor@gmail.com 099 114 6684

Tours in, out and around Quito

Hello, If you are planning to visit Quito for leisure, business or transit, we offer airport pick up and one day tours to any of the beautiful places in or around Quito with our team of personalized Spanish/English speaking guides. For more information and prices, you are welcome to visit
www.ecuatouring.com

Amanda Mena: 099 519 8944

Creative Expression: The art of color theory and color mixing

In the watercolor medium you’ll learn about hues, values, what makes a color warm or cool and how to combine them for powerful effects. Color theory and creating winning color palettes will be discussed. Through mixing exercises, you’ll learn to use a minimum of colors for the maximum effect.

$15 - Includes watercolor paper, coffee, tea and cookies.

Please go to www.carolynvhamilton.com/color-theory---color-mixing.html to register with a credit card, or email me at: CaroModernArt@gmail.com to make cash payment arrangements.

Tuesday, May 23, 1 to 5 PM, Calle Esmeraldas y Galapagos, near The Totems

Carolyn V. Hamilton: 099 998 8777

New Spanish school, best prices

Why study Spanish at Insticuenca? Because we´re not just Spanish-speakers--we´re Spanish teachers. Our teachers have over 10 years of experience teaching Spanish to students of all ages and backgrounds from all over the world. We believe in taking a student - centered approach to teaching, and tailor our courses to meet students´ individual needs based on personality and Spanish level. Located in the el Vergel neighborhood, one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods in Cuenca. We offer the classes you want at the times that work best for you. Are you ready to learn Spanish through contact with the local culture? Visit us and find out for yourself why we´re the best choice for all your Spanish.

www.facebook.com/insticuenca/?fref=ts
www.insticuenca.com
099 581 3182 or 409 6416

Liribamba 1-36 y Avenida 24 de Mayo, Cuenca

Teo Perez: insticuenca@gmail.com

Electric range

This range has never been used, shipped it here but decided not to use it.

$750, firm.

Whirlpool electric dryer

Like new Whirlpool large capacity electric dryer. Made in USA. $900. Can send photos if interested. Selling for landlady. Will relate all enquires to her.

Al: bicoastalart@yahoo.com

City: Cuenca

Appliances for sale

15 kg Samsung washer $340
Mabe chrome refrigerator $290
Five burners gas stove with gas oven, gas grill and rotisserie $290
Pictures will be sent on request.

Louis: exploringecua55@yahoo.com

City: Cuenca

Cuenca Used Furniture

Cuenca Used Furniture
Edificio Capricornio
1 de Mayo y Felipe II

Contact: 097 919 1839

Hello people,

I provide these services and more

*Open bank accounts
*Realtor-Assist in finding a Rental, House or apartment, and Negotiate the price.
*Doctor's and Dentist Appointments
*Go whit you to the Market and negotiate the prices saving you money
*Assist whit Obtaining your Visa
*Tour the City of Cuenca
*Translations
*SRI/IVA
*And more

Elizabeth Vila: eliza.1944@outlook.es 099 987 9713. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca