Getting ready!

So, taxi will pick us up to go to the airport at 5:30am.

It is happening, we are moving to Cusco!

Besides the bunch of clothes and house stuff we managed to "pack" for the past week, we have a couple of things that were added to our super heavy bags, but that we couldn't miss.

One, the Field Guide of the Birds of Machu Picchu and the Cusco Region by Barry Walker, a guide we wanted to buy for a while and we finally got it!

Sorry about the bad pics, but they are as reference only. I love this plate, I wonder if I'll manage to see any of these hummingbirds soon!

The other thing is a present that my great friend Celeste, from Zöövenirs-Perú made for me.

Celeste, Andean Cock-of-the-rock and Mel

Isn't that Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana) handsome?? Celeste sewed this super cool key holder for me as a farewell gift. I just love it! Thank you Celeste for such a great present!

That lovely bird is our national bird and it is one of the ones to be found in Cusco! Until work issues are certain, I might be selling these little fellows over there, so, wish me luck!

I have to go now... last minute packing, there is always something else to sneak into the bags!

See you soon, the adventure begins :)


dAwN said...

Awww.. what nice friends..have a wonderful time..Hope u see lots of new birdies.

Mel said...

Hola Dawn!
Thank you :) we hope to see lots of birds and learn lots of new things.
Take care!

Simon Taylor said...

good luck Mel

Richard King said...

Now that's a book I need to get, seeing I want to go there next year. Good luck with your new move.

Andrew said...

Good luck! Can I have a key holder too?! :)