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2 MORE DAYS to get YOUR tickets to the Hearts of Gold’s 4th Annual Christmas Gala is this Friday, December 4th. Voted ‘Charity Event of the Year’ for 2013 AND 2014, this year’s party is not to be missed! Dancing,door prizes, great menu, 3 live music acts and much more, you won’t want to miss this party. Dress up, wear jeans, whatever you like- we just want you there! 

This week at Common Grounds:  Tuesday: closed Wednesday:  hours of operation 11am to 8pm.  Serving Almuerzos from 1pm to 3pm Burgers 2x1 $8.50 from 1pm to 4pm. Happy Hour on House Drinks 3pm to 7pm Thursday:  Serving Almuerzos from 1pm to 3pm.  2x1 breakfast from 8am to 12pm, Happy Hour on house drinks 3pm to 7pm.

Looking forward to an enjoyable time in Cuenca? Then this is for you! 10% Off in comfortable rooms at the incredible and beautiful Hotel San Andres. Hotel “San Andrés” is located in the historic center in downtown Cuenca, Ecuador, and is considered a jewel of the colonial architecture in Cuenca. 

The Amazon Lodge Accommodations at Huasquila were built with an environmentally friendly design based on the traditional architecture of the Kichwa Indians, indigenous to this area, but with some modern amenities allowing you to fully enjoy your stay with comfortable mattresses, electricity and hot water. We offer 20 rustic cabins as Amazon Lodge Accommodations which were built by people fro...

We offer: Translating documents and conversations Notarial services Driver’s license Opening bank accounts Insurance affiliation (IESS),Doctors appointments, etc.  SRI filing taxes-dealing with car registrations and payment fees,etc. Roll payment of your employees. Shop for furniture, etc. Taking Ecuadorian citizenship cedula or replacing a lost cedula.  Visas (retirement, investors,student,work, etc.) Tourism: advice on buying tour packages, also we travel with you.  Call 24 hours a day.

Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you're not hungry? Do you binge, purge or restrict? Is your weight affecting your life? We can help. We've stopped eating compulsively and so can you. No dues, fees, weigh-ins or diets. We meet Tuesdays at 6:00pm in Spanish and Fridays at 10:00am in English in downtown Cuenca at Presidente Borrero 7-68, upstairs in the AA meeting room facing the street. recoverinoa@gmail.com 098-483-7174

Do you already know the beautiful flower called pygmy gentian? It grows in Cajas. Get to know more flowers with our guides on a hike through the paramo of the National Park. Take a look at our wegpage to see a picture of this flower and get to know more about the tours we offer: www.arutamecotours.com

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.  

MercART is an artisanal market which will be held this 4th, 5th and 6th of December at Cuenca Tenis & Golf Club. We would like to invite you to a new shopping experience for this Christmas! Visit our incredible stands with over 60 exhibitors while enjoying a spectacular selection of food. Experience a weekend full of art, design, food, and the beautiful atmosphere of the Cuenca Tennis a...

We are the virtual travel agency JK Travel. You can find more information about us in our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JKTravel47932/, and we invite you to hit like to our page. If you are interested in national and international air tickets, tours, cruise tours, and a lot more, we invite you to go into our online agency http://agenciadeviajesvirtual.com/47932. We can offer you an exclusive attention and assessment. Just get in touch with us through Facebook or any of these numbers and we will happy to help you: 0980283063 / 098954...

Cristabell Aguirre, native bilingual (English – Spanish) Cuencana, graduated from International Studies, offers professional translation of documents: birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce documents, police records, apostilles, social security documents, college degrees or diplomas, and academic information among other documents, including the process of getting documents notarized...

El Mesón Español has a new location! On Friday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m., join us in the inauguration of our new location, located at Luis Cordero 5-65 and Honorato Vasquez. We will have an amazing spectacle of authentic unique flamenco guitar to celebrate our new home! Ask for you free courtesy cocktail!  

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.

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It’s such a temptation. Pick a place for your next vacation, plan out every detail, and follow that plan no matter what. Be safe, be certain, be advised – go to the recommended places on Trip Advisor and Yelp and see all of the great tourist sites. There’s nothing bad or wrong about heading to popular travel sites or UNESCO heritage spots – there’s a reason those places are on bucket lists. But...

Okay, I don't usually go for press releases about fancy boat renovations, but these photos showing the re-do of the Galapagos Sea Star Journey caught my eye. Latin Trails, an Ecuador-based expedition company, shared photos and video of their boutique yacht this week, which recently underwent a complete overhaul. The company works with travel agents and tour operators to provide unique, sustaina...

Every now and then you need a quest. And sometimes the quest you need is a humdinger -- one that will stretch you to your limits. If you love hiking and you're looking for an extra-special hiking adventure, consider trekking the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. It's high elevation but lower traffic than hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. But it's not for the faint of heart -- some of the peaks re...

The Christmas season is a special time in which to share moments of peace and fraternity with friends and family. With this in mind, Gastro Todosantos is offering an exquisite holiday menu which blends Ecuadorian flavors with traditional Christmas dishes. Join us to enjoy this special meal in our beautifully restored restaurant and former convent. We are confident your experience will be rich i...

20 pound bags for $16,00 each. We also have eucalyptus loads for the fire place and Palillo charcoal ribs: Fresh baby back St. Louis slabs and American cut slabs, turkey, chicken, pork tenderloin and more home made Jack Daniels style sauce.  We sell and rent smokers Delivery available ahumadosnaturales@yahoo.com  Cell: 0980805148.   
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The Oldies but Goodies is back better than ever! On December 15 from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm at Villa San Carlos, located at Remigio Tamariz 1-85 y Avenida Solano. $5 per person.  PLEASE bring exact change if you can. All styles are welcome to the music provided.  The dance area is huge.This time we will have a great DJ handling the music!!  He can take requests!! 

Please join us on Tuesday, December 1st, at 6 PM for our gringo menu.  We are located directly across Don Bosco from the Park Iberia bus stop. The menu is Garden Salad, Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Beans, Gravy, Rolls, dessert and a drink (coffee, tea, water) for only $9.  Beer and wine will be available for $2 each and soda will be available for $1. 

Cuenca Tomato Buyer's Club: Update   It is becoming clear that a bulk of our organic heirloom and speciality hybrid tomatoes will be sold to many of the best restaurants in Cuenca, including Le Petit Jardin, La Cour, El Mercado, and The Black Olive Bistro.  Because of this development Cuenca Tomato will change the way it's Buyer's Club operates.  The Buyer's Club is designed to offer its me...
Have a Fruitful Day with Arandano!
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!

I have a garage for rent on Don Bosco at Parque Iberia. Available on Dec 1 Jack Lovett 288.2886
“Putting the Fun Back Into Fundraising!” is the theme of Hearts of Gold fourth annual Christmas gala Friday night, December 4. The highlight of the evening is an “auto lotto” in which a new car or a $15,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner. The last day to buy tickets is Wednesday, December 2.   

The travel industry has been taken over by DIY -- those do-it-yourselfers who use travel websites that support user-generated content such as Trip Advisor and Yelp to plan their next trip. With all of the information available on the internet nowadays, is there room for good old-fashioned travel experts, those folks who actually travel to 40 countries and share their insights?   

Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño announced this weekend that the country has decided to grant visas to Cuban citizens who have purchased airfare to Quito before November 26.The decision comes after a large protest Friday outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in Havana, following the announcement on November 26 that Ecuador would require Cubans to have visas to enter the country as of December...

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Thank you from Rescate Animal Cuenca! This Thanksgiving holiday we are grateful to all of the expats who have started helping Rescate Animal Cuenca by volunteering, adopting our pups or kitties, fostering those awaiting forever homes, getting the word out about all Rescate does, attending our fundraising events and donating food, money or gently used items we can sell.  Thank you all for the support!!!  

Ecuador is on alert for the Zika virus, which is transmitted through the Zika mosquito. Cases of the virus have been reported in Colombia and Chile, and the Ministry of Health, on the advice of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), has established an epidemiological alert to detect and confirm cases of infection.    

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