Notre Dame de Paris

Look at this beautiful postcard:

Thank you Fabienne!  :)

Curiosity about France:
  • In France, dogs are allowed anywhere: restaurants, bakeries, shops. Even when the French visit friends, take the dog along.

Best Wishes!


Castilla la Mancha

Last week I've also received this postcard:

Thank you Fabienne! :)

Curiosity about Spain:
  • Castilla la Mancha is the region where almost all the story of the famous Spanish novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is situated - due to which La Mancha is internationally well-known. Although La Mancha is a windswept battered plateau, it remains a symbol of the Spanish culture with its vineyards, sunflowers, mushrooms, olive yards, windmills, Manchego cheese, and Don Quixote.
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1st postcard from SURINAME!!!

Last Friday I received this cool postcard from Suriname:

In the picture you can see "Kotomisies" (Afro-Surinamese clothing) on the Flag's Square.

Curiosity about Suriname:
  • In the seventeenth century the country was colonized by English and Dutch. The last one acquire rights over the territory. Since 1975, after its independence, Dutch Guiana is called Suriname. The official language is still the Dutch, although the Taki-Taki, native language is widely spoken.

Best Wishes!


Beautiful Himeji Castle!

In the beginning of this week I received this amazing postcard:

 In the postcard the elegant and sophisticated Himeji Castle framed by cherry blossoms.

Curiosity about Japan:
  •   Himeji Castle is the largest and most visited castle in Japan, and it was registered in 1993 as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country.

Best Wishes!


Another postcard from Kyrgyzstan!!!

This week I received this beautiful postcard from Kyrgyzstan!

Thank you Anna! :)

In the front Issyk-Kul Lake and the element of Brickwork of Mausoleum.
On the postcard the illustration for Pushkin's tale " The tale of Fisherman and the Fish".

Curiosity about Kyrgyzstan:
  • Issyk-Kul Lake means hot lake.

Best Wishes!


Having fun in Washington!

The last postcard that I've received was this one:

In the stamps (from left to right): Ponderosa Pina; Statue of Liberty and the USA's flag.

Curiosity about USA:
  •  In 2007, the Statue of Liberty received 3.2 million visitors;

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1st postcard from IRAQ!!!

Today arrived this amazing postcard from Iraq:


In the postcard you can see the Al-Tahrir Square in Baghdad and the Iraq's map with the most important cities and rivers (Euphrates and Tigris).
The stamp is celebrating the Asian Cup 2011 in Qatar.
In the last picture, some words written in Arabic.

 Curiosity about Iraq:
  • Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization.

Best Wishes!


...And every day tastes like Birthday!

Yes! I love this type of cards that have something written on other language, specially if they're  Birthday ones like this:

The phrase written in the postcard means: "...And every day tastes like Birthday!"

Curiosity about Germany:
  • The sport shoe, also known as tennis, was created in Germany by Adolf (Adi) Dassler in 1920. As his nickname was Adi, today this is known as the Adidas brand.

Best Wishes!


    Hyvää Syntymäpäivää!!!

    To start the week in the best way, I received this beautiful Happy Birthday Postcard from Finland and it was written precisely on my birthday 8th June:

    Curiosity about Finland:
    •   According to urban legend, in 1977 it was banned the sale of   Donald Duck(Akku Ankka)'s comics because this cute duck was not wearing pants! The reality? The politicians decided it was OK to spend taxpayer money so that libraries had the complete collection of Donald Duck comics.

    Have a nice week!


    California Wine Country

    To end up the week I received this postcard from California:

    Curiosity about USA:
    • California is the largest producer of wine of any state in the USA. Each year it produces many millions of litters of good quality table wines and an increasingly large volume of high quality vintage wines.

    Best Wishes!


    The Sonoma Coast

    Another postcard from California :) This time it shows Sonoma Coast, where the Pacific meets the Duncan's Landing.


    Curiosity about USA:
    • Chocolate Cookie is a basic dessert; every place has it; Yummy!!!

    Have a nice day!


    The Moscow Kremlin

    To start the week in the best way possible, I received this amazing postcard of the Moscow Kremlin:

    Curiosity about Russia:

    • The Russians use the father's name as a middle name and add "vich" (son) for boys, or "ovna"/ "evna" (daughter) for girls.
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    1st postcard from TRINIDAD & TOBAGO!!!

    This week I've also received this 2 amazing postcard from Trinidad and Tobago! Amazing...
    Thank you Nalini!

    As you can see one is showing the island of Trinidad and other from Tobago.
    In the stamps, 2 steel pans (up) and Aloe Vera (down).

    Curiosity about Trinidad and Tobago:
    • Alfred Hubert Mendes, a Portuguese descendant, was a pioneering figure in Caribbean literature.

    Best Wishes!!!


    1st postcard from NORWAY!

    Finally I have Internet and can show you the postcards that I received this week :)
    Well to start I have this pretty postcard from Norway:

    Curiosity about Norway:
    • Norway is the sixth largest producer of hydro power;

    Best Wishes!