Sunday, 24 February 2013

Villarrica volcano, Pucón, Chile

This is a majestic view of the Villarrica volcano in Chile. It is one of Chile's most active volcanoes today. The volcano is popular with tourists, with several guided tours being conducted especially in summer. Villarrica is one of the only 5 volcanoes in the world known to have an active lava lake within it's crater. Sounds cool! I should check it out some day!

Saturday, 16 February 2013


Ok this postcard should have been up on my blog long ago, but I left it somewhere and forgot about it for a while. Finally, a card from Liechtenstein! If you can see the very faint shadows at the top of the card, you will notice that the card has a very special shape. The top of the card is cut to fit the shape of the letters!

Friday, 15 February 2013

Tikal, Guatemala

My first card from Central America: Guatemala! This is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilisation. At the height of its rule (200-900AD), Tikal  dominated much of the Mayan region politically, economically and militarily. In 1979, Tikal was decelared a UNESCO world heritage site. Can't wait for my chance to travel to this place! I believe that raccoon was photoshoped into this postcard haha!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Safranbolu, Turkey

I saw this card on postcrossing and it was love at first sight, so I contacted Sezen, who kindly agreed to do a swap with me :). I really like the snowy view of the streets of Safranbolu, Turkey. This is my first UNESCO world heritage site postcard and I'm really happy to be able to have it!

Monday, 4 February 2013

Deserts of Arabia, Kuwait

An exotic postcard from an exotic place. The Deserts of Arabia, from Kuwait! I don't know when I'll have the chance to visit these exotic places. Maybe I'll just have to stick to postcard travel for the time being...


Finally got a card from one of the countries I've been looking out for: Azerbaijan! This card shows a landscape painting, and I like it very much. The furthest I ever got with translating the Cyrillic text behind tells me that the artist is S. Svetoslavsky. I have no idea what the rest of the Cyrillic text means... Anyway, anyone knows more about this picture? Please feel free to share your knowledge :).

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Victoria Basin, Cape Town, South Africa

I have to say, the postcards that Sebastian sends never fail to impress me. Every postcard is just so breathtaking, and this is no exception: a view of the Victoria Basin, in Cape Town.

The Victoria (and Alfred) Basins are part of the port of Cape Town. They were once used as the main piers of Cape Town harbour, but now house the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. It is still used by small vessels and fishing boats though. I really like this grand view of the harbour with the Table mountains at the back!

Motovun, Istria, Croatia

I love this scenic view of a small village nestled amongst the lush greenery. This medieval town can trace its roots to the 10th century, where it belonged to the Bishop of Porec. It's interesting how the town still retains Venetian colonial architectural structures from the time it was under Venetian rule (1278). I'd really like to pop by this town to take a look!