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A common question many expats have is about whether they need to register their marriages in Ecuador. It's easy for rumors and misinformation to spread, so here's the latest scoop on the situation, current as of late November 2015.   

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"The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening."
Sector: Clinica Sta. Ines Address: Daniel Cordova Toral and Federico Proaño. Price: $400 Description: Several offices on the second floor, very well located, consists of: three offices, two bathrooms, a large main room and a parking lot. Construction features: House of brick, 30 years old in good condition, two floors, wooden mezzanine. For more information and pictures: http://www.m...
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Celebrate Germany Week with Nuna!
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Black Frames For Black Friday!
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DVD player with remote control, used, but in good condition. Has both component video output as well as composite. $25
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Special Offer: Minimum 6 people, from January 22 and February 1, 2016. El Cubanito Tours: Havana, Vinales where they cultivate the best tobacco in the world and Varadero, an spectacular beach.For only $1399  All- inclusive, transportation, specialized guides, hotels, food, airfare and IVA is included in the price. Don't miss it! book it now! Limited Availability

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Old movie posters for sale at Galeria Versailles (Casablanca, Gone with the wind, la dolce vita...) $35 unframed, $75 framed (large format) Galeria Versailles, Hermano Miguel 7-16 y Pdte Cordova. Telf. 09 80 85 78 84 https://facebook.com/galeriaversailles
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Have a Fruitful Day with Arandano!
2x1 Cocktails on Magnolia Caffe!
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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!

Are you a person who loves trivia? Do you enjoy sharing small facts with friends and fellow travelers about favorite destination points? Next time someone mentions Quito, Ecuador, fire off these quick historical facts about the city -- you might even get a free drink out of it!  

When you visit Ecuador, you will hear the Spanish language spoken regularly since it's the official language of the country. But did you know that Ecuador recognizes 14 indigenous languages and nationalities and they're all protected by the Constitution? That means you have more than a good chance of hearing another language or two while you're traveling and another possibility that the languag...

When living abroad, it's so easy to fall into the trap of spending your time with fellow expats. After all, who understands your struggles and homesickness better than another person who has taken the plunge to live in another country? And yet, part of the joy of moving overseas is all of the friendships you make with the locals. So what's the balance between too much of one and not enough of t...

POLYLEPIS TOURS, invites you to join a great experience to know with us, the gorgeous enchanted islands. We offer two options tour: Cruise and Land Tours. We offer a quality and proffesional service. If you nedd more information, contact us Office: Hermano Miguel 4-70 and Honorato Vásquez / Phone: (593) 7 2830 248 / Movil 24H: 0985116721 / info@polylepistours.com invites you to join a great experience to know with we the gorgeous enchanted islands. we offer two options tour: Curises and Land Tours. If you need more informatio...

Welcome to Izhcayluma! Situated in the Valley of Longevity in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, this unique hotel invites you to get away from stress and just relax. Its ideal location is a great starting point for the many activities that the valley and surrounding areas have to offer to tourists.

Huasquila Lodge Invites you to join our Native guides as they take you on an adventure through the rainforest to discover a world you have never seen before! Tribelr members get 15% discount from December 1st to 22nd. Mention Tribelr on the contact form when you book your next trip. Don´t miss this great opportunity to discover the Amazon Rain Forest!

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...

How to Say "Pass the Peas" at Thanksgiving Dinner
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Thanksgiving is the day that Americans get together with family and friends, roast a huge turkey, and eat more than their waistbands can generally handle. Ideally, it’s a time to reflect on gratitude, both individually and universally. But it’s no secret that what we really get excited about are the stuffing, the pies, the hard cider, and the somnolence brought on by turkey. So here is some vocab to help you ask your neighbor to pass whatever delectable dish is just out of reach.
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 

Tutto Matto is taking a vacation over the holidays to visit our family back in the US. We will remain open until Saturday December 5,2015 and will re-open for business on Wednesday January 20,2016.  Tutto Matto wants to thank all of our loyal customers for another great year! We are still the #1 Pizza Restaurant on TripAdvisor  and are the newest recipients of the Bravo Badge with 79 Excellent...

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Elevate your stay at our luxurious hotel in Quito Experience an elevated business stay or the getaway of a lifetime at JW Marriott Hotel Quito. Located in the heart of Ecuador's capital city, our luxurious hotel offers easy access to a variety of popular venues. Enjoy the hotel's comfortable guest rooms with breathtaking views, high-quality bedding, spacious marble bathrooms, high-speed Intern...

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...

Enjoy Your Holidays with Hosteria Duran!
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Ready For A Smile Makeover?
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Atelier Decoraciones run by Patricia de Tinoco and Monica Tinoco has been serving residential and commercial clients for the past 30 years.  We have a large selection of fabrics, trimmings and hardware to meet your needs. Patricia and Monica personally work with you from the Free In-Home-Consultation right through to the installation of your custom treatments.  At Atelier Decoraciones we pride ...

Christine Poulin, an international artist, now living in Cuenca, has been painting for more than 35 years.  she has explored many styles, has created many different series.  Painting is necessary for her as it is a way of living, an expression of who she is. At a very young age, an interest for drawing and painting is felt and this Canadian artist is constantly feeling the need to express he...

Susan Burke March, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), and Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), licensed in Florida, certified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Healthy weight loss and management, diabetes prevention and treatment, digestive issues, gluten intolerance/sensitivity, post-surgical nutrition. Consultations face-to-face and/or via online, with 6, 12, or 24-week programs for healthy weight goals. Available for presentations within Cuenca area. Address: Calle Larga, Cuenca Susan Burke March: susanthedietitian@gma...

1) Join Friends and familty for a rockin’ Christmas party like the 4th Annual Hearts of Gold Gala on Dec.4th 2) Eat fabulous food, give thanks and dance the night away, you could even and win a car or $15,000 cash! 3) Have fun bidding on Christmas gifts for friends & family during the Silent Auction

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...