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What's for Dinner ? Check out the Regular (meat) & Vegetarian Options for this years dinner at our 4th Annual Hearts of Gold Christmas Gala happening on Dec. 4th at the beautiful  Quinta Lucreica.  You can purchase online here or at our office with cash or our NEW CREDIT CARD PROCESSOR in the 4 Rios Building on Primero de Mayo & Las Americas from 9am-5pm. See other ticket location...

How to Get to Know Any City in 48 Hours or Less
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Sometimes, in the course of traveling, we find ourselves in foreign cities for a regrettably short time, whether because of layovers or delays or for a myriad of other reasons. Or perhaps you only have two weeks of vacation and want to see as much of as many countries as you can. Just because you have such a short amount of time doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attempt to make the most of it and get to know this new, strange city as well as you can. Obviously, this is not the optimal mode for travel, but sometimes it can’t be helped. I myself am the kind of traveler who much prefers visiting fewe...

There's one thing I’ve learned from traveling -- even the best-laid plans can go awry. Whenever I hit the road for any length of time, there are always a few items that will be in my bag, literally and figuratively. I may not use these items all of the time, and I hope I never need some of them, but at least they're available if I do. Here's my list on how to be prepared for anything while trav...

The Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca, under the baton of maestro Medardo Caisabanda, presents the sixth concert of its second season on Thursday, November 26, at 8:00 pm in Pumapungo Theater. The repertoire includes: LEONORA, Overture No. 3 Opus 72ª by Ludwig van Beethoven; the SMALL SUITE by Claude Debussy; THE NOON WITCH, Opus 108, by Antonin Dvorak; and BELKIS, Queen of Sheba by Ottorino Re...

Beautiful country house, fully furnished, ideal for a weekend of rest out of town. Price per day $80 If you require additional services we offer: transportation, food, lodging. Mgt. Natali Quito 0987165025  

Enjoy a Classic Volkswagen Exhibition in honor of Germany Week at Puente Roto at 7:00 pm

Be a part of this celebration in honor of Germany! Join us in a festival full of traditional German food, dance and music. This event will be held at Parque San Sebastian from 10:00 am to 2:00pm.

This is the last reminder that Bernan's Home Canned Foods will be unavailable from December 1st to December 23rd. If there are any of our products that you will be needing you can come to "The Pantry" before we leave, or see us at Common Grounds this Saturday for your purchase. We are going on the "Cruise around the Horn" and will be back home just before Christmas. 

The Symphony Orchestra of Cuenca, under the baton of maestro Medardo Caisabanda, presents the sixth concert of its second season on Friday, November 27, at 8:00 pm in Pumapungo Theater. The repertoire includes: LEONORA, Overture No. 3 Opus 72ª by Ludwig van Beethoven; the SMALL SUITE by Claude Debussy; THE NOON WITCH, Opus 108, by Antonin Dvorak; and BELKIS, Queen of Sheba by Ottorino Respighi...

The campaign is called CUENCANIZATE because its primary objective is to integrate foreigners living in Cuenca to our culture, common expressions, and everyday life, making life here friendlier and creating a real connection with this city that has been chosen as their residential destination.  

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"People who love to eat are always the best people."
Celebrate Germany Week with Nuna!
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From November 25th to the 28th only, come celebrate Cuenca's Germany Week with Cafe Austria! We are offering delicious national and regional German specialties, and traditional beers to wash them down with.  Don't miss this opportunity to taste and enjoy some of the best culinary masterpieces Germany has to offer!

Black Frames For Black Friday!
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Come celebrate with us and discover the best of German cuisine!! November 25th to the 28th is Germany Week in Cuenca! Enjoy fantastic specialty German dishes and traditional beer at special prices. These delicious items will be prepared exclusively during this week, so don't miss out!  

Every Saturday we offer a hike on the Incatrail. The hike starts at the Lake Culebrillas. Along the trail we will enjoy the beauty of the Andes and the Páramo vegetation and discover impressive archeological vestiges of the Incas and the Cañaris. Before returning to Cuenca we finish our tour with a visit to Ecuador’s largest and most important Inca ruins: Ingapirca. Our next trip is November 28th! Contact us for more information.  

Hi All; Bandito Tours is again running it's popular Rutta Des Guitarras tour. Stops on the tour will be San Bartolome, Gualeceo and Chordeleg. San Bartolome is the center of the cottage guitar making industry in Ecuador. You'll see guitars in process of construction and you can speak to the master craftsmen about their products. There'll also be a stop to visit the Uraguari facility in Cuenca. Chordeleg is the next stop. Clustered around the main square are over 40 jewelry manufacturers and outlets. You can browse for a while and haggle a...

Let's Go Ride a Bike!
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20 pounds bags $16,00 each. We also have eucalyptus loads for the fire place and Palillo charcoal Fresh St. Louis and American cut ribs, turkey chicken, fine beef tenderloin,and more Home made Jack Daniels sauce. We sell and rent smokers
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Introducing the Hearts of Gold Gala benefactor Stephanie Ruiz. She is an incredible fashion designer with wonderful clothes such as blouses, dresses and so much more! All sizes availables, from Small to XL.  

Gather around the table at Don Colon and give thanks while enjoying a tasty meal! Dinner will include stuffed turkey with sweet potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, and cranberry sauce for only $9.95, plus taxes.       

Come and celebrate Thanksgiving at El Colgado Restaurante, overlooking the Rio Tomebamba. Experience traditional American recipes mixed with Novoandina (traditional Andean foods) specialties.

Thinking about Black Friday? Do you wish you could have it in Cuenca? Then today is your lucky day! Perruqueria is having a "black month" and offering 30, 40 and 50% discounts on beds and clothes! Don't miss the opportunity to buy a new outfit for your best friend!

Give elegance and distinction to your home with excellent quality custom furniture, proudly made by Cuencano craftsmen. Creación Muebles & Complementos is pleased to invite the expat community to visit our show room. Come see our display models, or work with us to design your own custom furniture according to your specifications. 

Love is a many splendored thing, nature's way of giving a reason to be living, or so the old song by The Four Aces goes. And who doesn't love being in love, with all of its heady highs and lows? For those of us who have chosen to make the move overseas with someone we love, we can't imagine not sharing our adventures abroad with that person, and yet, in truth, it's a huge decision, worthy of so...

Starting in January 2016, the U.S. State Department could block citizens with "seriously delinquent" tax debt from receiving new passports and rescind existing passports of people who fall into that category, according to an initial report from the Wall Street Journal. If you owe more than 50,000 in taxes, your passport could be revoked or denied if the proposed law is approved by Congress in D...

My newly installed Windows 7 keeps hanging/freezing. I have tried many online solutions to no avail. Help! rockybaker0@gmail.com
If you cannot run, you can walk! Come with your family to this multigenerational race! Get together with your friends and family and be a part of this event filled with music, humor, and joy! The race will start at Otorongo Plaza and will continue down 3 de Noviembre and Puente de la Escalinata, ending at Parque de la Madre. The event will take place on November 29 at 9:00 a.m.

The Premier Charity event of the holiday season is being held at the same beautiful venue as last year Quinta Lucrecia  on Friday Dec 4th from 6-11pm for Standard Ticket Holders and 5-11pm for Champagne VIP Ticket Holders.  This years motto: Less Fundraising, More FUN ! So Cuenca, get ready to dress up, support out programs, bid on some awesome silent auction items, dance, dine and enjoy ...

Sojo Spa wants YOU to come relax and enjoy our weekly specials!  Spoil yourself with these special offers: - Recharge yourself with a one hour massage, pedicure & manicure for only $40! - Look good in all you do! Visit us today for a cut, color and style for only $45 and get a free manicure! - Facial, cut and style for only $30  *By Appointment Only 

This week at Common Grounds:  Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: New hours of operation! 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Burgers 2x1 $8.50 from 1pm to 4pm. Happy Hour on House Drinks 3pm to 7pm Thursday: THANKSGIVING DAY, special hours of operation from 12pm  just drinks, Special thanksgiving dinner 2pm and 6pm serving. Reservations were submited by the 20th. 

Sales Associate:  Cuenca Tomato is looking for someone who would enjoy a part-time position, perhaps 8 or 10 hours each week.  In part the work would entail soliciting some of the higher end restaurants in Cuenca, those who might have an interest in our organic heirloom and specialty hybrid tomatoes.  Also we are looking for sophisticated clientele, both gringo and Cuencano, who would be intere...
Large format Vintage posters for sale at Galeria Versailles : travel posters, old advertising, old movies, art nouveau... $40 unframed and $75 framed Galeria Versailles, Hermano Miguel 7-16 and Presidente Cordova Tel : 09 80 85 78 84 facebook.com/galeriaversailles
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Have a Fruitful Day with Arandano!
Enjoy our incredible holiday buffet: Entrées: Turkey with stuffing and giblet gravy, baked caramel sweet potato with sausages, mashed potato and molded cranberry jelly $12,50 BBQ pork ribs served with mashed potatoes and coleslaw $14,50 Salad: Waterfall salad, oranges with thinly sliced fennel, marinated in mint, arugula, blackberries, caramelized walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, in a o...