|“The Fairies”, one of the five-set of stamps issued in 2008 under the “Fairy Tales” series.|
|No info about this view but I am taking a guess that this building can be found in Belgrade’s Republic Square.|
|Corfu is one of the most popular and favourite destinations in Greece and the Greek Islands.|
Today I received a message in my Postcrossing account reminding me about an unregistered postcard. I was surprised because, the truth is, I haven’t received any postcard from Postcrossing in the past two months. So the message was a good reminder to me to go check my PO box today.
After checking out the thrift shop for any barn wood furniture this morning, we dropped by the PO and – lo and behold – there were several mails waiting for me, including this pretty handmade card from Spain:
|Hola desde España!I like handmade cards like this one. It is made with love 🙂
Postcard ID: ES -138185
The sender, Joana, is a 14-year old secondary school student from España, one of my favourite countries in the world. This postcard is cute and for sure I’m the only one who has this unique design. I love the flower, the hearts, and the smileys. But most of all, I love the message that Joana wrote at the back!
|One of the five stamps in the Public Tranport set issued by the Portuguese Postal Service in 2009 featuring the troleicarro, or the trolley bus.|
Anyways, two other cities used troleicarros in the past, namely, Braga and Porto.
|I think the seal is playfully teasing you! Lol. Stressed much? Roll-over and relaaaaax! Lol.|
|Abrazos de Krakow. Hugs from Krakow. Ana wrote to me.
Muchas gracias mi querida amiga 🙂
Wawel Hill in Krakow, the mecca of every Pole and a must for foreign tourists, is a microcosm of Polish history and culture. From the 11th century on Poland’s monarchs took up their residence here in the Royal Castle. And they were both crowned and buried here, in the Wawel Cathedral where later on Polish national heroes have also been laid to rest since the 19th century. The place not only overflows with priceless art treasures, architectural beauties, relics of the past and curiosities. It is also full of glory, magic, history and fable. – Source: Wawel, the Hill of Fame
Wawel Hill is the name of a Jurassic limestone outcrop formed about 150 million years ago. It is situated on the left bank of the Vistula River in Kraków, Poland, at an altitude of 228 metres above the sea level. symbolic place of great significance for all Polish people. The Royal Castle and the Cathedral are situated on the Hill. – Source: Wawel Hill, Wikipedia. – Source: Wikipedia
I went to the Post Office last to pay the PO box rental and was surprised to see advertising leaflets introducing discount coupons, mostly for grocery items and electronic gadgets, stuffed in my box. So when I saw the coupons, such as detergent soaps and sonicare toothbrush coupons on the leaflet, I immediately thought of my mother. She is such as huge user of discount coupons. I remember every Sunday she would collect the newspapers, cut and keep the coupons herself and make notes of her intended purchases. I have to admit though, I’m actually becoming like her now (gah, lol). I keep tabs (erm, bookmarks, that is) of discount coupons, online mostly.
Please excuse my blabberings. I am just chatty today, that’s why. I came home in a good mood so I was able to scan postcards for posting this week and the next.
This week, I’m delighted to share with you my Postcard Friendship Friday. It came from far away Romania:
|Peasant life in Romania. Many thanks to Danut for this lovely postcard.|
There’s so much to love about this postcard.
Firstly, it shows the working clothes of a peasant in Romania. Danut said this type of clothes are specific to Transylvania (many of us, including myself, know very little of Transylvania and it’s only limited to the story of Count Dracula). Secondly, I like the similarity between the rural people in Cambodia and Romania, specifically in the use of oxen and the cart in their daily lives, which are considered important and valuable farming “equipment” in both countries, albeit not so modern in the eyes of many. Thirdly, the folk-inspired poem in Romanian language is just beautiful. Here I’m sharing you the poem in Romanian and a translation of it in English which is written at the back of the postcard:
This is my first postcard from Romania. Vă mulţumesc foarte mult, Danut. By the way, the second postcard has arrived ^.^ and I will post it sometime soon.
This was the first map card sent to me in 2009 by my friend, Michaela, who lives in Prague. She sent me another one in 2010, this time a route map of Prague metro. Both are in my favourites album.