It is partly Ian's (Barfield) fault that Paddy and Seamus are not following the Gringo trail an ultimately heading off to the ruins of Vilcabamba in the Amazon basin instead of the usual Incr trail lark.
Seamus had always wanted to go to Vilcabamba, but didn't know where it was or even its' name. Ian filled in the missing pieces whilst on a map hunting trip to Stanfords in central London.
So, to thank him for putting us in danger, we are publishing Ians account of a trip to Peru that he made in 1996, in Blog form. Over the weeks, Ians adventure will unfold besides that of Seamus and Paddy.