12/17/11

Package w/ Souvenir from JAPAN!!!






Thank you so much for this amazing surprise Futabako! ;)
On top you can see the original "envelope" and the stamps. Then, inside another small package (3rd picture), there was a origami; stickers; small cards and Japanese manga bookmarks!
On the last, a letter from the sender :)



Curiosity about Japan:
  •  Mobile phones in Japan have a credit service that allows you to pay bills and buy a soda from vending machines scattered around every corner.


Best Wishes!!!

New postcard from KYRGYZSTAN!!!




Thank you Anna! :)


Curiosity about Kyrgyzstan:

  • "Kyrgyz" is believed to have been derived from the Turkic word for "forty", in reference to the forty clans of Manas, a legendary hero who united forty regional clans against the Uyghers.

12/10/11

Another postcard from THAILAND!!!




Curiosity about Thailand:


  • MuayThai is the national sport in Thailand. Thailand comes shortly after the Netherlands, the second country in practicing MuayThai, followed by France.






New postcard from CHINA!!!




Curiosity about China:
  • In Chinese, FISH and abundance sound the same, so the first became the symbol of the second.



Best Wishes!

11/5/11

Disney postcard!!!




Curiosity about USA:
  • The Simpsons is the U.S. animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the FOX. The series is a satirical parody of the lifestyle of the middle class in the United States, symbolized by the family of the same name, which consists of Homer Jay Simpson, Marjorie "Marge" (Bouvier) Simpson, Bartholomew "Bart" Simpson, Elisabeth "Lisa" Marie Simpson and Margaret "Maggie" Simpson. The series takes place in the city of Springfield, and lampoons the culture and society the U.S., television and various aspects of the human condition.

New DE postcard!!!




Curiosity about Germany:

  • The german law consideres a pillow as a passive weapon.

Have a great day!!!!

New postcard from USA!!!





Curiosity about USA:
  • A mechanic named Steve Bolton changed his name to ... Buzz Lightyear because his girlfriend said that he had the smile and chin just like the character.

Best Wishes!

1st POSTCARD FROM CZECH REPUBLIC!!!



Curiosity about Czech Republic:
  • Communism was abolished following the Velvet Revolution of 1989 – so called because of the relatively peaceful manner in which university students and academics successfully campaigned to end the communist regime. You could say that the fall of the Berlin wall had a flow-on effect. Czechoslovakia later divided into the Czech and Slovak republics in 1993.


Best Wishes!

Another FI postcard!!!



Curiosity about Finland:
  • Helsinki is not only the main port of Finland, is its capital. Called the "White City of the North" due to its clear stone buildings, Helsinki concentrates most of the Finnish population.

Warm wishes!

New postcard from UKRAINE!!!





Curiosity about Ukraine:
  • In 1986, there was the explosion of a nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, Ukraine, still part of the former Soviet Union.
    The explosion, detonated a 2,000-ton lid off the reactor, sent 400 times more radioactive fallout than the Hiroshima bomb, contaminating around 200,000 square kilometers of Europe.
      Around 600,000 people were exposed to high doses of radiation, and more than 350 000 people had to be evacuated from contaminated areas.


Best Wishes!

Cute dog in my mailbox!




Curiosity about Finland:
  • In Finland you can buy eggs in packages of 10. Yes, that’s right 10 – not 12 – not a dozen, but 10. You can also purchase eggs in a 6-pack, 15-packs and even 4-packs.

Best Wishes!

More Maiko Girls!!!



Curiosity about Japan:
  • Kids, on  New Year's Eve and Children's Day, get as present money in envelopes. Grandparents and other relatives usually give them three bills from 1.000 yen(around 11 us dollars) to 10.000yen(around 110 us dollars).


Have a great day :)

1st POSTCARD FROM ARGENTINA!!!



Curiosity about Argentina:

  • Five Nobel Prizes have been delivered to Argentina: two of Peace, two Medicine and one on Chemistry.

Best Wishes!

9/25/11

From Suomi-Finland...



Curiosity about Finland:
  •   The Finn is the only one of the four official EU languages that does not have a Indo-European origin.  



Himeji Castle


Curiosity about Japan:
  • Did you know that in Japan there is a keyhole shaped tomb? This tomb was built for the legendary Emperor Nintoku, around the year 400. It has almost 500 meters long and is surrounded by three ditches of water.

New RU postcard!!!


 Curiosity about Russia: 
  • Vladivostok is Russia's largest port city on the Pacific Ocean and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai. It is situated at the head of the Golden Horn Bay, not far from Russia's borders with China and North Korea. It is the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet. The population of the city, according to the preliminary results of the 2010 Census, is 592,069, down from 594,701 recorded in the 2002 Census.

The great whale in my mailbox!!!


Curiosity about Hong Kong:
  • Hong Kong is also known for its great filmmaking. Like "Hollywood", this region has their own walk of fame with some personalities whose "palms" adorn the floor of the landmark.

New DE postcard!



Curiosity about Germany:
  • Trabant - was a car produced by Sachsenring in Zwickau, in former East Germany (GDR) between 1957 and 1991. It is estimated that there are only 200 000 Trabants in circulation.The Trabi is still the greatest symbol of the former GDR and everything it represented. The simple end of the automobile coincided with the end of the Cold War and the bipolar division of the world. 

8/27/11

Amazing postcard from JAPAN!!!!





Curiosity about Japan:
  • The Japanese sentence in the postcard means: " Let's enjoy a summer afternoon break in the cool veranda"

Postcard from Ohio!!!



Curiosity about USA:
  • Did you know that seven U.S. presidents were born and spent their childhoods in Ohio and that another president ( not born in Ohio) lived in the state when elected?

New postcard from Germany!



Curiosity about Germany:
  • A "Schultüte" (or School Cone, even though the word "Tüte" translates more as "bag" from German), often also called Zuckertüte ("sugar bag", especially in Eastern Germany) is a paper (and later plastic) bag in particular.

    When children in Germany and Austria set off for their first day in school upon entering first grade, their parents and/or grandparents present them with a big cardboard cone, prettily decorated and filled with toys, chocolate, candies, school supplies, and various other goodies. It is given to children to make this anxiously awaited first day of school a little bit sweeter.