What do you want to do today?
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

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...

How to Say "Pass the Peas" This Thanksgiving
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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.
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.  

Julia Child:
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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
Asking Price 20 pounds bags $16,00 each
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!