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A special event for newcomers and old timers this Thursday

Don´t miss Minka´s Newcomer´s Happy Hour. It will be full of great information you can use. Emcee´d by Martha Mays, she will provide history and some facts about Ecuador. You will have the opportunity to meet many non-profits, businesses and other groups (Ecuadorian and Expat) who work to make Cuenca a great place to live.

Come with your questions about living in Cuenca, and someone may be able to assist you. Hogar de Esperanza will be doing a short presentation about poverty and signs to look for when you are being scammed by tears and those sad, sad stories.

Thursday from 4-5:30 at Minka, Gran Colombia 9-69 and Padre Aguirre. You can stick around after, converse with your new friends and enjoy one of our new sandwiches on homemade Focaccia. Minka is Hogar de Esperanza´s Community/Event Center and Restaurant. Your support makes our programs and services possible.

Garry Vatcher: 096 896 2015. Call after: 6 AM.

City: Cuenca

Art Exhibition from Tito Oliveira close to Parque Calderon

Nuances de un Tiempo Documentado: Eso es sobre diferencias.

Greetings. Add a new most wonderful expat experience to your list. Tito is already an internationally acclaimed artist, having had exibitions in London, Barcelona as well as his native Brazil, and now in Cuenca. Also participating in this project is Fenja Geisel, with her Master’s degree in interior design, with awards, from Hochschule Trier in Germany. Tito and Fenja have put together an exibition of Tito's art at Casa de la Cultura here in Cuenca. Please, Cuenca friends, stop by for a look and also share a chat with us. There is a preview this Thursday, 9/20 from 7-8 PM. Gallery hours are Tues-Sat; 8-4:30. The Exhibition will stay until October 3rd.

Casa de la Cultura
Sucre y Benigno Malo
Salón del Pueblo, 2nd floor
Sala de Arte Contemporáneo

Hope you can join us. Bacán.

8 AM to 4:30 PM, Free, Sucre and Benigno Malo, Cuenca.

Javier Vanegas

Cuenca Yoga

You can find Iyengar Yoga is at the following locations

Wednesday -10 AM – Fishbone 14-25 Mariscal Lamar y Estevez de Toral

Thursday and Saturday – 10 AM - Namaste Restaurant 2nd Floor 8-81 Calle Larga y Benigno Malo… you push open the door at shoulder level and go upstairs

This week will be about hands and wrist , and feet and ankles.

I teach yoga that benefits your Cuenca lifestyle focusing on a different aspect each week, and sequencing poses that will help in your everyday life. Iyengar Yoga focuses on your breathing and flexibility.

I make the program applicable to the environment and lifestyles of the people attending. Thus, making it more significant to you. Being an aging athlete and ex- executive, I try and organize it and tell the story thru my own experiences to give the audience a better understanding of why the pose is good for you.

Come join us, meet new people, smile and enjoy the benefits of yoga. Aches and pains are welcome.

Wednesday. Thursday and Saturday 10 AM, $5, 14-25 Mariscal Lamar y Estevez de Toral, Cuenca.

John Heck: 099 286 9231. Call after: 9 AM.

Artist "Eduardo Moscoso" three more days at CVA

Eduardo Moscoso's work can be seen for three more days at the CVA Gallery. The work has been very well received, and much discussed because of the unusual content. See for yourself: Wed. - Friday, 1 PM - 6 PM this week.

Eduardo Moscoso was born amidst the jungle in the small Shuar community of Pananza in Morona Santiago, Ecuador, on July 29, 1964. His life in the Amazon region and his connection to nature and the life-giving forces are the basis for much of his work. He informs us that NunKui, the forest Goddess he portrays with wings and flowers, has been wounded. Arutam, Zizi, and Iwa are depicted in his works — offering abundance, fertility, and warrior strength. Arutam is not only nature, but also the ultimate deity of the ancestral Shuar community. Life and death are interwoven with liberation, sexuality and mortality in his bold expressions.

From the Amazon, Moscoso traveled to Cuenca to study Fine Arts in the school Remigio Crespo Toral at the University of Cuenca. After finishing the curriculum, he taught sculpture at the University and presented several individual and collective expositions. He has traveled and exhibited in Colombia, Venezuela, Spain, Luxemburg and Belgium. His work now includes drawings, paintings, sculptures, and tattoo art.

Moscoso returned to Cuenca where he created and still directs “Prohibido Cultural Center” located in the El Vado neighborhood on Peatonal La Condamine 12-102. He specializes in supporting underground cultures. He also performs other cultural promotion activities.

Wed. - Friday, from 1 PM to 6 PM through Sept. 21, Free, Calle Larga 3-82 y Vargas Machuca, in the Santa Canela Building, Cuenca.

Janda Grove:  096 867 9260. Call after: 10 AM.

Join A Global Peace Meditation

Join a Global Meditation for World Peace with Peace Blessings Sept 21, 10:30 AM at Asociacion Mujeres con Exito, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, near San Sebastian.

This superb program in Cuenca is supporting and assisting women and their children who have suffered abuse. Lunch in their café available at noon, $2.50 Leave a comment if you want the almuerzo. Donations gladly accepted for Mujeres Con Exito.

The intentions included are these and more. We will celebrate after meditating with dancing.

With World Peace, Violence against women ends, Child violence ends, Violence against young people ends, Elimination of mistreatment of animals, End damage to the environment, Racial Discrimination Ends, End economic exploitation, Criminal governances end, and more.

You will receive 4 things:
1. Satisfaction of having contributed to world peace
2. Awareness of Peace in the world
3. Learn, do and take home a simple meditation to manifest your desires
4. Receive a blessing of Peace if you wish
You can bring a cushion or yoga mat if desired, or sit in a chair
Please sign up on facebook

Friday, Sept 21st, from 10:30 AM - noon, free, Baltazara de Calderon 2-26 y Miguel Velez, near San Sebastian, Cuenca.

Jeannie Alvin:

Saturday hike: Portete to Sta. Marianita and El Chorro

This coming Saturday, hike from Portete de Tarqui to Santa Marianita, about 5.5 miles, easy to moderate for regular hikers, with nice panoramic views. After hiking, we will visit the waterfall El Chorro de Girón to finish with a great lunch at La Loma Restaurant at that area.

Price includes guiding and transportation, food will depend on your order at La Loma. We will use buses and mixtos for transportation.

September, 22nd, from 9:30 PM to 4 PM, Portete, Cuenca.

Fredy Ordonez:

Students need your help at the San Joaquin Library

Volunteers are needed to teach basic English to students from ages 7-15 in an after-school program at the library. Knowing a little Spanish is helpful, but neither that or teaching experience is required. The program begins next week on Monday, September 24th.

Volunteers are needed on Mondays (3 - 4:14 PM), Tuesdays (9:30-10:30 AM), Wednesdays (3 -4:15 PM), and Thursdays (3 - 4:15 PM). Volunteer for one, two or all the sessions … your choice.

San Joaquin Library, located close to center of San Joaquin, is a quick 15-minute bus ride on bus #8 or #19 from Centro.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact;

Indaura Farez: 099 768 9952. Call after: 9 AM.

City: Cuenca

Familiy looking for a car (3 rows of seats)


We are a familiy from Germany with 4 kids. The past 2 months since our arrival we were using buses and sometimes taxis. Everyday life would be so much easier with a car.

If you can offer us a car (3 rows of seat, 4x4) in good condition, don't hesitate to contact us.
We are looking forward to your call.

Markus and Almut

Markus Detterbeck: 097 923 6288. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Do you know where I can buy a doggie/child gate?

I am in need of two doggie gates any style. Has anyone seen t