Looking for English speaking, retired lawyer, experienced in franchise jargon. Must be able to formulate custom agreement from existing template. Will pay hourly or flat rate for document,

Ed:   095 883 1110. Call after 9 AM.

Family of cats for adoption

We are a family of cats looking for a loving home. Our human family are leaving the country and cannot take us with them, they are very sad and want to find a home where we will be loved. We are mother, father and daughter. The mother is a 2 1/2 year old Siamese, the father is a 2 year old ragdoll and the kitten is 7 months. We would love to stay together but we could split up if you cannot take the 3 of us.

Maria :   097 965 2380. Call after 7 AM.

Women's group

Seeking sincere, open-minded, non-judgmental women who desire a closer walk with God, a deeper relationship with Christ and an openness to the Holy Spirit. This is a genuine post. Please reply to,


Nicholas Roth, Yahama artist, in concert with the Cuenca Symphony Orchestra, this Wednesday

As part of its schedule of concerts and cultural activities, the Cuenca Symphonic Orchestra will present a wonderful concert for orchestra and two pianos, featuring Nicholas Roth, the renowned American pianist and academic.

This concert will be under the baton of Maestro Medardo Caisabanda, Chief Conductor, with an attractive and contemporary repertoire which includes works of Ecuadorian, Pablo Valladares. This concert also features the prominent violist, Manuel Moreno, member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador.

This concert will be on Wednesday, July 1, in the Pumapungo Theater at 8 PM. Admission is free.
As always, you are cordially invited.

Fishbon del Sur presents: Photography and Digital Art

Fishbon del Sur presents: Photography and Digital Art Exhibit by: Fernando Ruiz and Klaus Haussmann.
Monday, June 29th, through Friday, July 3rd, 4 to 8 PM. Free. Mariscal Lamar 14-25 y Estevez de Toral,

Klaus Haussmann: 099 453 0935.

Card games, chess

Hi, My name is Robert and I would be interested in any information regarding where to find people who care to play chess or card games. All responses appreciated,

Robert Bingham:

Propane heater

In need of a heater that attaches to a propane tank for heat. Would also buy the propane tank for a reasonable offer.

Shirley Dorsey:


We are planning a trip to Europe and would like to purchase some Euros. Please let me know if you have any left from your last trip. Many thanks,

Ed Tohid:

Property tour facilitator, finding a new home for you

When you move to a different country, your first need is to find a new home with special requirements. We would like to help you with the process of finding the right home for you. We look for properties according to your needs, and organize a real estate tour, then we help you with the lease procedures, and make sure that everything will be OK with your new home. We don´t charge commission, just a small fee to drive you to see apartments and houses until you decide what´s the right home for you. Write to us for more info or visit

Address: Francisco Toral street, Cuenca

Janne   099 813 7252.

Facilitator, driver and guide

Dear expat community, My name is Carlos Quiroga. I lived in Canada for more than 17 years and I am offering full-service assistance with shopping for furniture and household goods, home decorations, going to hospitals, attorneys, immigration office, touring the city and all surroundings, arrangement of van services, computers at home or workshop, washers and dryers, plumbing, moving areas and more. Give me your list and I will go grocery shopping for you, if you are tired or not feeling well enough to do it yourself. I have a comfortable, temperature controlled van to take you where you wish to go. I have excellent references.

Carlos:   096 976 1705. Call after 9 AM.

Catering and food classes

Would you like to have an open house or a get together with some friends and not have to worry about cooking? We offer some traditional food service, Japanese and oriental fusion, Peruvian food and ceviches, sushi rolls, with complete cooking and catering service. Get 4 or 5 friends and have some cooking classes, learning how to prepare sushi, Andean food, Peruvian food, traditional food, ceviches, Japanese, oriental fusion.

Luis Arias:   099 541 3377.

Spanish lessons and tourist routes

Would you like to be able to speak fluent Spanish and communicate with other people, while receiving classes at your own place? This also includes guided visits downtown in order to practice. If you are having some friends over and are looking for a nice and relaxed weekend, including visits to museums, and also gastronomic and tourist routes, you can also get in touch with me. For any additional info please contact,

Alexandra Barba:   098 335 5742.

Smoking specials from Carolina Smokehouse

Don't miss the smoking specials this week from Carolina Smokehouse. While supplies last buy one pound of our scrumptious bacon and receive 1/2 pound of bulk sausage free. Yes, absolutely free. Come down to our tienda at Honorato Vasquez 6-26 y Hermano Miguel. We are open Tuesday thru Saturday, from 10 AM until 3 PM. Check out our latest products: Carolina Smokehouse sausage is now in patties for your convenience, Carolina Jamon (ultra thin sliced jamon ready to eat - double smoked and aged to perfection), and of course our Italian meatballs will have you saying, Mama Mia. See you at the Smokehouse.

Sandra Kraft:   097 907 0470. Call after 9 AM.

"Talk and Learn" summer sessions for teenagers

"Talk and Learn" offers a summer package directed to teenagers (between 11-17 years). This includes personalized activities focused on learning Spanish and Ecuadorean culture while interchanging language with native speakers their age. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and integrate. We have limited spots for the summer sessions. If you are interested, contact,

Pamela Urgiles :   099 869 5036. Call after 8 AM.

Tasting your way through Cuenca

Here’s what our guests are saying about our weekly program, Mercado Tastings and Cuenca's Epicurean Delights tour: “I've visited several mercados, but have often felt a bit tentative about trying things that were unfamiliar. After today, I will feel confident ordering a nice (and inexpensive) breakfast or lunch, or a delicious juice of my choice. The unusual fruits we sampled were a taste sensation, and I will now feel confident adding them to my shopping bag.” Enjoy a 4-hour walking, educational, culinary, gastronomy experience beginning with a genuine Ecuadoran breakfast in one of the oldest city markets in Cuenca, Ecuador. During this educational program you will be guided through the market, sampling and tasting the foods that are unique to Ecuador, including amazing fruit juices, exotic fruits, vegetables, sweets, home-made peanut butter, herbal cures, chocolate, grains and the various types of corn grown, and beans in Ecuador, and learn how to cook and prepare these items.

Recommendation for Black Olive Bistro, restaurant

Black Olive has reopened in a new location with more seating. Food was excellent with wonderful presentations. Bilingual service staff were great. I highly recommend this restaurant -- especially the shrimp and corn chowder and pepper seared tuna.

Address: Tarqui 9 61 Bolivar y Gran Columbia

Contact information:  07 283 2301

Recommended by Michele: 407 6788.


Recommendation for James Drummondo, hike in the Cajas

I don't know that taking our first hike in the Cajas in the middle of winter was a good idea, or not, but it was well worth it. James was wonderful. Not only was he informative but very personable. My husband and I are 69 and 74 and although we have hiked quite a bit over the past 6-7 years, we have never done so at this height. James didn't rush us and let us take as many rests (or photo opps - as he called them) as we needed. I know we will be contacting James this summer for another hike in the Cajas. If you want a fun day and great adventure, be sure to contact James. If you would like to see my pictures of the hike and what a great day we had, here is the link:

Contact information:   099 564 7799.

Recommended by Susan Herron:


4th of July special*

Casa Flores is offering a great Fourth of July special to all of our foreign customers. With any purchase above $200, we'll set you up with a free pillow, 60 cm x 40 cm by Chaide and Chaide (Chaide pillow). Purchases must be made in cash. Applies to any of our products: Sofa beds $217 (queen size), Mattress Continental de Lujo 160 x 200 size, non-flip $242. You can buy sheets, blankets, comforters, tapestry, blinds, etc. totaling $200 to get the special gift as well. Visit our facebook page for more products

You can visit any of our three locations: Mariano Cueva 9-51 (between Bolivar and Gran Colombia). Bolivar 6-58 (next to San Alfonso Church). Ordonez Lasso (accross from Oro Verde Hotel).

*must mention this ad to get special offer. No other discounts apply. Offer valid til 4th of July.

Sandra Flores:

Bernan's home canned foods

If you’re having a 4th of July BBQ and need some of the foods you've always celebrated with, we have some of your favorites: dill pickles, bread and butter pickles, baked beans, relish, salsa, or picante sauce. Our pantry has plenty in stock. Send us an email or call. We will send you a complete list,

Bernie and Nancy:   096 714 6265.

DVD player

New DVD player, for sale. It has been used only once. $55.

Maria:   097 965 2380. Call after 7 AM.


Indurama microwave, for sale

Indurama microwave for sale, 18 months old for only, $45.

Maria:   097 965 2380. Call after 7 AM.


Black & Decker hand mixer

6-speed hand mixer, for sale. It hasn't been used much.

Maria:    097 965 2380. Call after 7 AM.


High-performance computer memory for sale

For sale, brand-new G. Skill computer memory. I recently purchased this from Unfortunately, it is not compatible with my motherboard. I had to purchase another model. All 32 gb of memory passes memtest and is brand-new in perfect condition. Currently listed on Amazon for $260. I am selling for $225 (firm). Specs: G. SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop memory model F3-14900CL10Q-32GBZL


Sony Premium Bluetooth speaker, $295 firm

Not used, wasnt able to connect to my new TV. 2.1-channel output with 40 watts Bluetooth® audio streaming with NFC connectivity Take calls with built-in speakerphone functionality. USB port for charging smartphones and tablets. Built-in battery for up to 6 hours of playback. Sony-exclusive DMC technology for incredible sound. Auxiliary audio input for additional audio sources. Comes w a/c adapter and carrying case.



Aerobed, for sale

The original Aerobed by Aero. Full size - length 5 ft 10" width 4 ft 3”. Elevated. Approx 2 ft. off floor when inflated. Quick air release valve. Electric pump. Almost new - used 2 times. Has duffel bag. Price: $125. 

Gene Cole:   099 448 7611. Call after 8 AM.


New magicJack, still in package, $50.

Gary: 407 3561, cell 098 510 5202. Call after 8 AM.

Toshiba Satellite laptop

Toshiba Satellite laptop cost over $750 new, asking $350 Dual core processor 4gb of memory 250 gb hard drive space. Very good condition. Windows 8 in Spanish. (I can change to English, if you desire).

Brandon:   099 352 4550. Call after 8 AM.


Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1

Purchased three weeks ago. Got iPad for gift and need to sell the one I got in the States, brand-new with 64 GB micro sd card for extended memory and case. $550.

Victor: 098 888 7234. Call after 7 AM.

Bar-Be-Que grill and more

Black bar-be-que grill, very clean and looks new, $35. 4.5 ft. Christmas tree with lights $20.00. Large Christmas door wreath $10. 5 x 8 Oriental rug, maroon with maroon and light green border $85. Full-size bed and mattress $100.


HP Laptop computer for sale

HP Pavilion laptop with 4 Gb RAM and 500 Gb hard drive and 15.9 inch screen. Windows 7 Professional and Microsoft Office 2013. Only $300. Will throw in a soft carrying shoulder bag and wireless optical mouse.

Peter:   099 148 1399. Call after 7 AM.

Apple iPhone 4S, $275

2-year-old, white color, Apple iPhone 4S with 16 Gb of memory with recently replaced touch screen. Works perfectly and was factory unlocked by Apple to use here in Ecuador. Have both home and auto charger and sync cable and hard-shell case. $275.

Peter: 099 148 1399. Call after 7 AM.


Celebrating 4th of July, all week with live jazz: America’s unique art form

The Jazz Society Cafe is celebrating 4th of July, all week with live jazz: America’s unique art form. Gilberto Rivero, Jonn Arevelo, ​Freyler López, Pedro Ortiz, Reinaldo Arce plus ​​Renato Alborno​​z​​ and Luis Ullauri And Cristina Navas, Juliette Barrett, Alfonso Moreno and more. ​Open Wednesday through Saturday. Food and beverage service: 6:30 PM—10 PM; Music: 7:30 PM. Enjoy an evening of great jazz and authentic Italian cuisine. 5-101 Luis Cordero y Juan Jaramillo ​(2nd floor of La Viña restaurant)

Debby Gala:   093 934 2714. Call after 10 AM.

Spectacular, river view penthouse apartment, for lease

Panoramic river views from the living area, huge terrace, 3+ bedrooms, 5+ baths.  All bedrooms en suite.  2 parking spaces, 24-hour guard, quiet location 2 minutes from SuperMaxi Americas.  ½ block from new tranvia.  Splendid living, available now. Spacious, elegant, sophisticated. Unfurnished, $700 + alicuota. 1 yr. minimum lease. Cat OK.  For appointment to view,



Beautiful house for rent

Furnished house for rent in one of the best areas in Cuenca. Spacious place with living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and one regular bathroom, attic, kitchen, and laundry room. The rent if you want furnished is $600 per month and $500 unfurnished, not negotiable. Small pet is OK. Utilities and building fees are not included. One month's rent for deposit and the first month for warranty. Contracts for 1 year or more.

Address: Primero de Mayo Ave., Cuenca

I am a real estate agent, Caty:    099 596 8687. Call after 7 AM.


Unfurnished, elegant apartment, 2 br – 3 bath, near El Centro

This unfurnished apartment is available now, is located in Cristo Rey area, just few minutes from the Historical Center of Cuenca, and a few blocks from the Catholic University. The neighborhood is nice, quiet. The apartment is located on the first floor of a nice building, no elevator, just a few steps. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a big kitchen, laundry space, garage for one car. The windows are big, and brings bright light. Cost $400 includes the building fee not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Luis Cordero and Tomás Heres street

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


Apartment suites for rent in Cuenca

Apartments and suites for rent, short and long term. Located at Av. Luis Moreno Mora and Av. Solano, close to the new shopping area of the city of Cuenca, a short distance from various tourist attractions such as the historic Center, churches, museums, commercial centers and restaurants. These fully furnished apartments are designed to provide hosting services for families and/or executives who are looking for the kind of comfort and hominess that cannot be found in a hotel no matter how luxurious. With ample space harmoniously styled with modern and delicate details, we offer our guests a restful environment, innovative and reminiscent of home. Availability: Short and long term leases from daily to a week to up to two years.

Furnished, $50, negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Luis Moreno Mora and Av Solano

I am a property manager, Carlos:   096 976 1705. Call after 8 AM.


Spectacular home for rent - Challuabamba

It’s a rare thing to find a rental that has everything you want, but if you’re looking for a home to rent outside of Cuenca we may have just the thing. This large 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath (some with Jacuzzi) house has modern and high-class finish work in the entire house and grounds. Large yard complete with garden BBQ area and shed. Enough carport space to park all your guest’s cars within the walls. Comes with complete video surveillance security system. Located in Challuabamba, the home is only a 30 minute drive from Cuenca. Just take a look at the photos. I have many more available upon request.

Unfurnished, $1,000, negotiable. Small pet is OK.

I am a real estate agent, Isaac James May:  099 973 0658. Call after 8 AM.


Furnished penthouse, for rent - perfect location - price reduced

This penthouse, previously for rent at $800, has now been lowered to $750. The fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse comes with fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry room and a massive terrace that wraps around the apartment. The newly constructed building (Rosenthal) maintains a quiet ambiance while still being perfectly located within 10 minutes’ walking distance of downtown and a 5 minute walking distance to restaurants, supermarkets, local ferias, river parks and more. The building has 24 hour security and comes with access to a modern and well maintained sauna, Jacuzzi and steam bath. This penthouse won't last much longer, make an appointment today. Price does not include utilities or condo fees.

Furnished, $750, not negotiable. Small pet is OK.

Address: Avenida Solano

I am a real estate agent, Isaac James May:   099 973 0658. Call after 8 AM.

2 land parcels, for sale

There are two land parcels for sale in the area of Rosa de Oro. Both have all the basic services: drinking water, electricity, internet, good cell signal. All documents are in order, paid taxes this year, etc. Interested parties please send email for pictures and to make an appointment to look at the ground. 3400 m2 each.

$95,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Rosa de Oro Zhucay-Tarqui

I am a real estate agent, Eduardo Culcay:  098 402 5750. Call after 8 AM.

House for sale

One-year-old home located in gated community of Rio Sol. Close to Monay shopping and Gonzalez Suarez. Four bedrooms, den located upstairs, floor to ceiling windows, kitchen comes equipped with stove built-in the granite counter tops. Green space in front of home, patio located in rear of home. Rent is $500 per month. Unfurnished, not negotiable. Pets are not allowed.

Address: Gonzalez Suarez y Los Andes

I am the current tenant, Sherlynn:  099 506 6292. Call after 6 AM.

Cozy home in Challuabamba, for sale

The best climate in Cuenca: Enjoy the scenery of nature and let yourself be embraced by the scent of flowers. House: 474 m2. Living room, dining room, six bedrooms, five bathrooms, large garden, parking.

Furnished, $200,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Cuenca / Challuabamba

I am a real estate agent, Carla:

Excellent opportunity to live

Beautiful house, 180 m2: an opportunity for you, in a privileged area, located in front of a park. You can enjoy the scent of nature and the river, safety and comfort of living near shopping centers: three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, small garden, garage.

Unfurnished, $195,000, negotiable. Pets are allowed.

Address: Cuenca /Paucarbamba

I am a real estate agent, Carla:

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