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CITIZEN JOURNALISM – U.S. CITIZEN SERVICES – All Services Available by Appointment Only

ROUTINE SERVICES BY APPOINTMENT First Time U.S. Passports or Minor Renewals (Under 16) Please visit our website for exact forms and supporting documentation required and to schedule an appointment. Appointments can only be scheduled on our website: https://ec.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen services/passports/ NOTE: Routine passport appointments are currently only available at Consulate General Guayaquil Embassy Quito is not
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CITIZEN JOURNALISM - Emergency Blood Donors List now in Cuenca

CITIZEN JOURNALISM – Emergency Blood Donors List now in Cuenca

CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 04. By Karla Betania Sánchez Arismendi. Photos: Courtesy of Karla Betania Sanchez Arismendi. Not long ago, I received a message from Abby Osman, saying: “Were you contacted to donate blood for a man who is at Hospital Del Rio?” I immediately checked my email, and a Cuencano lady asked me desperately to
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EVERYDAY SPANISH/ Shopping Lingo

EVERYDAY SPANISH/ Shopping Lingo

CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 03. Sponsored by Spanish teacher Amélia Vinçon. To learn more, contact Amelia 0969863647. Most expats struggle to learn Spanish, yet most agree that learning Spanish is advantageous in relocating and getting settled into life in Cuenca. To aid in this transition, Cuenca Expats Magazine will have in each upcoming issue a practical
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HEALTH TIPS – Motivation to Start an Exercise Program

HEALTH TIPS – Motivation to Start an Exercise Program

CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 03. Sponsor By: Bienestar y Salud en tus Manos. Photo: FoxGym Cuenca. It can be difficult to start an exercise program and even more difficult to maintain it. To get started, you should first determine your initial level of fitness: weight, the time it takes to walk one mile (1.6 km), how
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CUENCA ARCHITECTURE/ Antigua Casa Ordoñez Vintimilla

CUENCA ARCHITECTURE/ Antigua Casa Ordoñez Vintimilla

CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 04. By: Jane Hiltbrand. Photos: Jane Hiltbrand. (Currently Instituto de Arte Contemporaneo). Location:  Hermano Miguel 8-41and Sucre. This large colonial house has an austere, modest facade that combines white walls with dark green woodwork. But inside are hidden Cuenca treasures! Records show that from 1915 to 1988 the building was home to
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TRAVEL & ADVENTURE / Paradise Found—Ecuador’s Sacred Valley and the Secret of Eternal Youth

TRAVEL & ADVENTURE – Paradise Found – Ecuador’s Sacred Valley and the Secret of Eternal Youth

CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 04 By Jeff Salz Photos: Courtesy of Jeff Salz If you are looking for a magnificent escape—easy, safe, sane, serene and comfortable—to regain your mental health in these crazy-making times, the Izhcayluma Ecolodge is the place to “be.” To “do”—not so much. But that’s the whole idea. “Nothing happens here,” boasts founder
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COVER STORY – Blue Box Insurance. Expats #1 Choice.

CUENCA, ON-LINE ISSUE 04 By: Sara Canez. Photos: Courtesy of Blue Box When looking to buy Insurance in Cuenca, the best option is Blue Box Insurance. Blue Box Insurance was awarded “Best Insurance Agency” this year in GringoPost, and is most deserving of this award. Not only is Blue Box one of the top 10
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