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How can you not love Cuenca?

It was a great day in Cuenca. As usual, I woke up alert, the sun was shining and continued until mid-afternoon (although there would be rain later from the clouds that formed to the east). I met with my tour guide friend, Juan, to arrange the details of a trip to the Galapagos in June […]

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New attorney general promises transparency, efficiency, Pharmacy discount for seniors, Three performances of Verdi’s Requiem, Tram audit

Martes, 9/4/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – ARDIS 2019 – Experts from 6 countries will participate in this conference which unites academics and crafts. There will be master conferences, round tables, and workshops. <Shoppers’ alert!> The Feria de Comercio (Trade Fair) will start el viernes a las 10:00 in CIDAP […]

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What’s the best type of exercise for weight loss?

By Lisa Rapaport Workouts that mix up a variety of intense exercises with brief recovery periods in between may help people lose more weight than chugging along at a steady pace on a treadmill or exercise bike, a research review suggests. Doctors often advise people trying to lose weight to focus on cutting calories and […]

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Cuenca’s ‘starfish’ soup kitchen: Making a difference one person at a time

By R.S. Gompertz My wife and I spent a morning preparing and serving lunch to Venezuelan refugees as volunteers with the expat-organized Sustainable Cuenca Soup Kitchen. The soup kitchen routinely serves up to 150 people a day including many solo adolescents and families with young children. In addition to the consommé, carbs and calories, we […]

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Where will Cuenca’s tram riders come from? A ridership projection analysis

By Bill Keyes Mayor-elect Pablo Palacios has said he wants the tranvia to be self-sufficient, which, I guess, means it will pay for itself by covering the operating and maintenance costs from ridership revenue. Excellent aspiration. So following is an analysis of the projected daily ridership of 120,000 riders per day. Now that the fee […]

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Verdi’s Requiem at Carlos Cueva Tamaríz, ‘Time of Your Life’ workshop, Tango and salsa lessons, Pedro Almodóvar’s Átame screens at La Guarida

If you plan your time around what’s happening in Cuenca’s creative community, then this column is for you. Published every Monday, “What’s Happening Under the Domes” highlights the exhibits, concerts, workshops and other not-to-be-missed artistic events scheduled for the coming week. We cannot guarantee a complete listing, but we’ll try our best to keep you […]

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Final tram decisions pending, Homage to Cuenca concert, Anti-IMF protests planned, Decapitated head recovered, Area apple harvest begins

Domingo, 7/4/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Diseño para Artesanías – There will be a workshop titled “Gestionar en clave de participación” (Manage in participation key <says Google. I haven’t got a better version to give you.>) on Design for Crafts from 8-10/4, in the auditorium of the CCE. This […]

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Gov’t to monitor private airports for drug activity, Man jumps from bridge, Hospital presents ‘superheroes,’ Las Cruces 10k race, Apple fair

Sábado, 6/4/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Books for the week – <I’m not going to translate the titles because if you can’t translate them for yourselves, you haven’t got a snowball’s chance in hell of reading the book, no matter how intriguing the title might be for you.> De […]

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