So grateful to be climbing up past my original goal - immense thanks to all my awesome backers! I can't wait to send you postcards and so much more.
In the interest of disclosure and transparency, I want to keep you all updated on costs associated with my research trip. My initial goal covers just a small part of these so here's a little more info:
- Plane fare (Boston, Cusco, Santiago): $1829
- 1 Day trip to Machu Picchu: $335
- Hostels in Perú: $180
- Transportation expenses in Perú: $200
- Hostels in Chile: $200
- Transportation expenses in Chile: $300
- Entrance fees & site visit costs in Chile: $100
I'm extremely excited that the support thus far will cover a significant portion of the outlays I've already made. More help, as you can see, will not go unappreciated! I am incredibly fortunate to have so many backers who believe in this project and who are willing to help me do the footwork to make it a reality.
More updates to come - takeoff is less than 30 days away!!!
I am so delighted and thrilled with the outpouring of support for my book project! My thanks are really not enough.
Since we've come close to my initial goal, I'm hoping to see it surpassed. It would be amazing to add further destinations (like Parral, the birthplace of Neruda) to the itinerary and to have additional support for extended research in Cuzco and Santiago. Let's push for $2500, which would add significantly to the sites I would be able to visit and provide better resources for the itinerary already planned. With 26 days remaining this seems attainable in a way I wouldn't have previously dreamed.
Massive love to my backers - I can't wait to head south and to provide you all with updates and snapshots of my progress.
pledged of $1,500 goal
seconds to go
Apr 13, 2012 - May 13, 2012 (30 days)
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Personalized postcard from Machu PicchuEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Previous reward + Acknowledgment of support in completed work (Note that delivery date is for postcard only. Acknowledgments will be part of book, expected in December 2013.)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Previous rewards + a photo print by the author and excerpt from Neruda's "Las Alturas de Machu Picchu"Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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5 backers Limited (5 of 10 left)
Tier 1 & 2 rewards + handbound chapbook edition with copies of a selection of field notes and photos by the author, with excerpts from Neruda's poemEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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5 backers All gone!
All tier 4 rewards + complimentary copy of completed workEstimated delivery: Dec 2013