On my first trip to Ecuador in October of 2011, I learned that they have a plethora of crabs available and the crabs are packed up in large bundles for sale at road side stands. It is an amazing site. I am positive I will see many again when I return to Cuenca in a few days, unless there is a seasonality to the crabs.
This will be the first time I have traveled to Ecuador during their winter. Kim wants me to measure how cold it really is, as she absolutely hates the cold and feels it down to her bones. I think it is actually getting worse the older we both get! I thought you might enjoy a little local food. I sincerely think though, that you better have a huge family, a party with about 20 attendees or an enormous appetite, if you make this purchase!