Does Cotapaxi actually exist?
Dawn was breaking as we arrived in Cuenca after ten hours on the bus from Piura in Peru.
We did not expect to find Indians here.
Time to leave the mountains and head down to Trujillo on the coast.
It may seem a little macabre to want to visit the cellars of a monastery to view piles of bones in open mass graves.
This must be one of the most spectacular day hikes in the Cordillera Blanca.