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Five Wooden Panels With 17 Lamps For Sale

Five wooden panels with attached lamps, different sizes. Plus 10 more lamps. All have adjustable arms. $330. Please email alegrial9@yahoo.com. See pictures at

Two Rotating Art Exhibit Panels For Sale

See pictures here: http://cuenca.olx.com.ec/paneles-giratorios-para-exhibicion-arte-fotografia-etc-iid-797365112 $250. Email alegrial9@yahoo.com

Wooden Counter For Sale

http://cuenca.olx.com.ec/counter-barra-de-atencion-de-madera-lacada-iid-797366071 $225. Please email alegrial9@yahoo.com

Van or Car Service From Cuenca To Vilcabamba?

Is anyone other than Izhcayluma running a van or car service from Cuenca to Vilcabamba? I will need to find someone willing to take me along with five or six suitcases around the 19th of June. Please email rkg19@basicisp.net

Fully Furnished Gated Community House For Rent

The house is located on the Cristobal Colon and Fray Luis de León streets, the sector behind Quinta Lucrecia and two blocks from the Iberia Park. It is part of a private gated communitywhich only has four housesWe have security through an electric fence, gate and pedestrian access to the vehicle electric gate.  It has 171 m2 of construction.

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Fourth Oldies But Goodies Dance

The next and fourth dance of the Oldies But Goodies Dance Club will be held on Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00 till 10:00 p.m. at the Villa San Carlos. The facility is easy to find, and taxis know where it is located.
Thank you to the wonderful core group of party-goers for your encouragement and support. These dances would not be happening if it weren’t for you. This will be the watershed dance, because we really need consistently large crowds to keep this event going. We need to reduce the no-shows and increase the crowd numbers. So please, tell your friends how much fun it is to dance to our music, and bring them with you. Continue reading

Seeking English Teachers

The Canadian House Center is about to start a new term for adults, and is looking for teachers. If you are interested, please send your CV to secretariachccuenca@gmail.com

Considering Buying Property In Ecuador?

I’m a US expat who has bought two properties here in Ecuador: with one GREAT outcome (in Cuenca), and one BAD outcome (in Olon). If you would like to find out the process — and all the right steps and wrong steps to take — from someone who has been there, I’d be happy to share my experiences with you. I’m not a real estate agent and I’m not looking to sell you anything. This is a free service. Continue reading

Free Spanish Language Sessions!

Interested in learning thematic Spanish for free? Hearts of Gold and the Municipality of Cuenca have joined together to give back to the community and create stronger intercultural ties. Join us on Monday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m. at la Escuela Central (located on the corner of Benigno Malo y Gran Colombia) to sign up to the program.

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Cultural Exchange Council Meets April 29

The Cultural Exchange Council (CEC) is a volunteer group of English speakers working with the School of Hospitality, Tourism, & Gastronomy at the University of Cuenca. We conduct numerous activities throughout the year to allow these students to practice their English skills and gain industry knowledge. Exchange sessions include several students grouped with one volunteer each for conversation.

Our next function is on Wednesday, April 29 at either 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m., or 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. For more information, please see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/cecudcuenca/ or email John Askam at kobepepper@yahoo.com

Nearly New Appliances For Sale

Electrolux washing machine, Electrolux refrigerator, Indurama gas stove, all purchased new six months ago. Crosley 7 cubic foot chest freezer, purchased new one year ago. All are white. Please call 418 5357 or email victoriamin@aol.com.

Agroproductores y Emprendedores Fair of Azuay

entrepreneursThe Agroproductores y Emprendedores Fair of Azuay is fast becoming a well-known secret that here shoppers may find agro-ecological products, seafood, handcrafts, and make their purchases at fair prices that allow buyers to support efforts to improve the quality of life for of farmers in Azuay Province.

The Fair opens its doors to the community every Saturday from 6:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m., and again on Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Agroproductores y Emprendedores Fair of Azuay is located at Av. Max Uhle and 3 de Noviembre (diagonal to the Empresa Eléctrica).

Casa Ordoñez, Great Location & Great Staff

During a recent trip to Cuenca my wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Casa Ordonez, a comfortable and conveniently located boutique Hotel. Alberto, the owner, has “hands-on” operation and made us feel like family. We love the guy! His staff could not be more attentive or personable, again making us feel like family. This hotel has been in Alberto’s family for well over 100 years. We highly recommend this location and we intend to stay there again for a few days on our next trip to Cuenca.
Recommended by Jeff & Joy Greenwood, greenwood152@aol.com

Beluga Lentils in Cuenca?

I was recently in Máncora, Peru and had some delicious beluga lentils. These are tiny almost black lentils with a caviar-like appearance. As a plant-based eater, I am really interested if they are available in Cuenca. If you know, please do tell. Thanks! sweety31415@gmail.com

Common Grounds’ Weekly Events (Plus A Special Event)

This Week’s Events At Common Grounds:

Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  Trivia night starting at 7:00 p.m. Bring your friends and test their knowledge against yours
Thursday:  Ladies night – two for one cocktails for HER all night
Friday: Come watch your favorite sports on big screen HD TVs and enjoy delicious main courses
Saturday: Karaoke night with Bob starting at 7:00 p.m., happy hour on house cocktails all night
Sunday: Brunch buffet starting 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Don’t forget we are now serving three delicious kinds of crafted beer from “Camino del Sol” Brewing Company — Turtle Pale Ale, Red Llama Ale and Black Bird Stout! Come try them on!

And A Special Event For Meat Lovers: Valley Farm Butchers will offer their delicious, juicy cuts of meat as the dinner entree on Monday, May 11. Diners have their choice of either a T-bone or rib eye steak, both include roasted potatoes, house salad, and a dessert for $15.00 (IVA included).

Our first seating will begin serving at 6:00 and run till 7:45 p.m.; the second seating will begin at 8:00 and run till 9:45 p.m. Please note that for either seating you need to arrive 15 minutes earlier, i.e., arrive at 5:45 and 7:45 p.m.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED — Please email commongrounds@outlook.com with the following information:

  • your name
  • your desired seating time
  • whether you prefer a T-bone or a rib eye steak

Big San Joaquin Quinta for Sale

This property has a good distribution of the areas, lots of light, large fitted palm gardens, internal landscaping, comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, service area, laundry area, stables, spectacular views, hardwood floors, more than ten parking spaces, an electric gate. Continue reading

Vilcabamba House With Organic Farm

Ten minutes from Vilcabamba, this organic farm is a turn-key property. It has a main house, workshop/garage, stable, and a traditional old house. The land has gorgeous views of the Andes Mountains, hundreds of mature coffee plants, fruit orchards, and a large pasture. The pristine Podocarpus National Park provides potable and irrigation canal water, and a natural spring flows well year round.

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Vilcabamba Riverfront Lot For Sale

Pleasantly warm and friendly, all year round in Vilcabamba.

Conveniently located two miles from the heart of Vilcabamba, this delightfully secluded property features 180 feet of river frontage. Relatively level 1.7 acre lot is perfectly situated for your home and garden.
Near the river a magnificent 100+ year old wild fig tree proudly graces the property. Sales price for this unique lot is only $80,000. For viewings contact: Kerry at 099 640 6060 (English) or KerryVivian@hotmail.com

Furnished Apartment in Front of the River for Rent

This amazing unit has a terrace and a nice view to the river, it is located on the Primero de Mayo and Gaspar de Carvajal, not far away from Popacuchu. The property comes with two bedrooms plus an office, a garden, living room, dining room, three and a half bathrooms and a storage.  Pets are ok. Price $800.

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Having Computer, Internet or other related problems?

Is your laptop or Mac giving driving you crazy? Have questions about how to optimize the performance from your machine? Or maybe you are just looking for someone to teach you the ins and outs of computing? I also can teach you how to maximize the use of your smartphone such as an iPhone or Samsung, and tablets, with your PC or Mac. If you spent all the money on buying the best, shouldn’t you know how to use it to its potential? Because after all, technology serves one purpose, to make our lives easier, not more complicated. Cheaper than similar services in Cuenca, you will with no doubt be satisfied by our service. Email:  for inquiries


Apartment For Rent in the Yanuncay Area

The unfurnished apartment has a nice view to the river, it is located on the Primero de Mayo, near the cafeteria “Popacuchu.” The property comes with three bedrooms, a parking space, living room, dining room, two and a half bathrooms and a storage.  Pets are ok. Price $400. This property can also be rented furnished.  Continue reading

Ecuador Visas & Containers – Attorneys, Abogadas & US CPAs

Take advantage of our low, low price of $750 for a residency visa including cedula, and enjoy 100% full service.

We process and obtain your Ecuador visas for you (all Ecuador visa types), so you easily, quickly and reliably get your Ecuador visas from Ecuador Visas & Containers, including approval from the Ecuador Immigration Ministry.

We also offer Ecuador container shipping, customs shipments, Ecuadorian drivers’ licenses, contracts for Ecuadorian real estate rentals and sales, Last Wills and Testaments valid in Ecuador, creation of Ecuadorian businesses (including nonprofits), and preparation of US 1040 tax returns and FBAR reports, etc.

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Terra Sur, Great Location and Great Hosts

Absolutely beautiful, very comfortable like home, laundry facility, clean, safe, convenient area, and topped off by the father & son owners who are two of the most likeable and helpful people we have ever met anywhere! Even though we are about to leave the country we intend on staying in contact with the Bolivars and will stay there once again upon returning to Cuenca. We recommend them to anyone as they are very trustworthy and willing to go the extra mile to make your stay perfect. A BIG THANK YOU to the family for all your hospitality. (fresh flowers & a bottle of wine, how many places do that for you when you arrive?)

Recommended by Jeff & Joy Greenwood, greenwood152@aol.com

Rubber Biscuit ROCKS Cafe Eucalyptus

Join Rubber Biscuit for some dancin’ and singin’ and movin’ to the groovin’
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Peacock Feathers Needed

I am in need of a handful of peacock or other large decorative feathers. Don’t ask. Please email Lovey@BigDogTape.com.

Refrigerator Needed

I’m looking for used medium or big refrigerator in good condition.
Please email me: arthdia2009@hotmail.com

Curio Cabinet For Sale

Handcrafted curio cabinet for sale. Made by Innuvo here in Cuenca. Crafted from solid pine, no veneers, stained with a dark finish with gold highlights, three shelves, and four drawers. Continue reading