I´ve made it to a new country at last (Ecuador was too good to leave!) and am now in Peru.
I´ve been travelling rapidly down the North coast but have stopped off at a few old ruins (Pre-inca) - a big ancient temple and an ancient city build of mud bricks. Also managed a couple of days at the beech.
Now in Lima and it´s been better than I thought (not the smog filled boring city the books give as an impression). Although I think the 2 days we are staying here is long enough.
Off south next towards the Nasca lines and then back up into the Andres and Machu pichu - excited.