July 17, 2017

Portugal: Monumento aos Descobrimentos

Monument to the Discoveries (Monumento aos Descobrimentos)

Erected on the right bank of the Tejo River (also called the Tagus River), in honour of the adventures involved in the Portuguese discoveries of the 15th and 16th centuries. Aboard the stylized caravel are 32 Portuguese heroes led by Infante D. Henrique who was the driving force behind the epic undertaking

Source: Back of  Postcard
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July 16, 2017

Malaysia: Happy New Year from Snoopy

I received this card earlier this year during the Chinese New Year period. Although it had been sitting in my postcard box for awhile now, I'd still like to share it with you because I really love this postcard with all the Snoopy characters.

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July 15, 2017

Australia: Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls is a town in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales. It is one of the most beautiful towns within the Blue Mountains offering possibly the most spectacular bush-walks and views.


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July 14, 2017

Hong Kong: Star Ferry

The Star Ferry's ferry crossings at Victoria Habour are acclaimed as an important part of the commute system between Hong Kong Island and Kolwoon. It origins traces back to 1880 known as the Kowloon Ferry Company.

The National Geographic Traveler named the ferry crossing as one of the fifty places of a lifetime. The ferry ride is also one of the world's best value-for-money sightseeing trips.

Source: http://www.starferry.com.hk/en/theCompany
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July 13, 2017

Hong Kong: Tsim Sha Tsiu (尖沙咀)

Officially named Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower, it is a landmark located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Built out of red bricks and granite, the top of the tower can be reached by wooden staircase within. The tower has been listed as a declared monument in Hong Kong since 2000.

The clock tower is located near Victoria Habour, where another landmark, the Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier, is located near by.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clock_Tower,_Hong_Kong
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July 12, 2017

Norway: Northern Lights

The spectacular Northern Lights are visible in the Arctic parts of Norway from October through March.

The auroras borealis activity take place all year in all types of weather. However, it has to be dark and clear to actually seethe lights. The display usually begins in the late afternoon or in the evening and continues with varying intensity into the night.

The Arctic city of Tromso is an ideal starting point to view aurora borealis.

Source: https://www.norway-travel.com/northern-lights/aurora-borealis/
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May 20, 2017

Australia: Perth

Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia. As the capital, the state's Parliament, Supreme Court, and Government House are located within the city.

The Swan River runs through the metropolitan area of Perth. Its aboriginal Noongar name is the Derbarl Yerrigan.

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May 19, 2017

Australia: ICI House

ICI House, now known as Orica House, is a office building in East Melbourne, Australia. It was the first International Style skyscraper in the country. The construction of the building started in 1955, and was completed in 1958. It is one of the few post-war office buildings to be found on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICI_House
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May 14, 2017

Japan: Tateyama Snow Wall

The Tateyama Murodo Plain receives some of the heaviest snowfall in the world. The 500 meters long snow wall is formed each spring on either side of the highway after snow is cleared for the opening of the Alpha Route. The snow wall can reach a height of up to 20 meters. The walls are still 10 meters in height even in late June at the end of the season.

Source: http://foreign.info-toyama.com/en/spot/?spot_id=79
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May 13, 2017

South Korea: Korea Postcrossing Official Meetup

The Korea Postcrossing Official Meetup was taken place in 14th January, 2017 in Busan, South Korea.

Busan is South Korea's second most-populous city after Seoul. It is located on the southeastern-most tip of the Korean peninsula.  The city is the largest port city in South Korea.

Busan was also the host city of the 2002 Asian Games. It is also considering bidding to host the 2028 or 2032 Summer Olympics.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busan
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