EC Taximetro

I had the pleasure this morning of having coffee with Mario Navas, the developer of EC Taximetro.

Basically, EC Taximetro is an app for IOS and Android that calculates the taxi fare in Cuenca and other places to see if you are being scammed by a tampered taxi meter.

Although the app is entirely in Spanish you can use it with minimal Spanish. The biggest problem is remembering to start the app when you immediately enter the taxi.

Ok, so what do you do if you’re being scammed. You have 3 options.

  • Do nothing
  • Show the taxista the app and argue
  • Get the number of the taxi and there is a denuncio form that will go directly to the Taxi authority in the municipality.

Personally, I would recommend the last option.

 

Ec Taximetro an easy to use app that accomplishes its goal. Run, don’t walk to download this free app.

What Did The Salmon Say When He Swam Into A Wall?

Damn!

I promise not to tell any more fish jokes if you come to the 2nd Artesans’s Bazaar at The Vegetable Bar Saturday April 29th from 9:00am – 1:00 pm

I will have all the usual suspects for sale

  • Salmon (Fresh and Smoked)
  • Trout (Fresh and Smoked)
  • Tilapia (Fresh And Smoked)
  • Paiche
  • Organic Shrimp

And, if you tell me to never tell a fish joke again you can get a 50% discount on the following

  • Tilapia
  • Smoked Tilapia
  • Trout Caviar

Plus, my favorite vendors will be there selling

  • Sourdough bread
  • Flavored Cream Cheeses
  • Indian Food
  • Gourmet Cheeses

Salmon, Paiche, Scallops and Latin Music

Drop by Restaurante Santa Canela (Calle Larga 3-82) this Saturday (April 15th) for a great barbecue and listen to Rafa, an Argentinian guitar player dazzle the audience

Salmon, Paiche and all the usual suspects will be there for purchase. Plus, bread by Artsena and Shrub from Bonobo Bob.

All the action starts at noon.

I’ll be at the following locations next week.

  • Bayou Cafe – Monday 2:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Sunrise Cafe – Tuesday 11:00 – 1:30pm
  • Santa Canela – Wednesday – 2:00 – 3:30 pm
  • Common Grounds Saturday (4/22 – 9:00 – 2:00 pm)

Flashback Friday 3/31/17

Most new viewers to CTL usually just view a couple of posts and very rarely browse entries more than a year old. Flashback Friday is my attempt to bring life to old posts.

One of the appealing qualities of Cuenca is the hard working entrepreneurs who work very long hours selling fruit or manning Mom/Pop tiendas. Below is a two year old video that also shows some of my favorite sites of Cuenca.

 

Sourdough Bread, Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese w/ Chives

Sometimes moving to a new country means giving up some favorites foods from your country of origin.

Yesterday, I had the best sourdough bread and cream cheese I have tasted in Ecuador. Tomorrow you can taste it too.

Join us to taste the best bread, smoked salmon and organic cream cheese with Chives. Greek Yogurt, Jellies, gluten free granola and cakes as well as fresh salmon and trout will be available for purchase.

Santa Canela Restaurant

March 29th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Calle Larga 3-82 y Vargas Machuca

Artesan’s Bazaar At The Vegetable Bar 3/25

Hi Everyone,

Join me and 10 other vendors for the first Artesan’s Bazaar on Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at The Vegetable Bar (Jacaranda y Paseo 3 de Noviembre (puertas del Sol)
 
List Of Vendors
 
Productos Terranova (Len Charnoff) Salmon and Other Fine Fish Products
Bread by Artsena – Sour Dough, Whole Wheat , Banana Yogurt Cake, Chacitos – Venezuelan delicacy
Hit Attractions – Organic Coffee, Honey, Portugese Wine
Indian Affair – Indian Ice Cream (Kulfi)
Christobal – Yogurt, Granola (Gluten Free), Jellys
Janet Crumley – Dill pickles, Whole and Slice Jalapeños
Boneto – Organic Bone Broth, Homemade Japenese Dumplings, Hart’s Cinnamon Rolls
Inez Liberty – Oatmeal, Cranberry, Apple Bars. Mango Chutney, Pickled Beets
Bob Kezer – Shrub (Mora, Piña, Garlic, – Unsweetened Infused Vinegars,, Pickled Garlic Cloves
La Distribuzione – New York Bagels with Smoked Salmon Spread, Organic Pomodoro Sauces Burrata Cheese
La Huerta De Dia – Fresh Organic Vegetables
 
There will be a  raffle drawing every half hour for one of the vendor’s premier products. 
Come early, and bring your appetite.
 
I have a couple of new products. Email me so that I can reserve them for you 
  • Duck
  • Trout Caviar
  • Scallops
Specials For Saturday Only – Must pick the products up at the Bazaar.
 
  • Buy a dozen individual portions of salmon and get your choice of trout caviar or Japanese Sea Weed free
  • Organic Tilapia – 5 medium fillets $11