Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Finland: Map of Finland

Finland is a sovereign state in Europe. In terms of area, it is the eighth largest country in Europe. The majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region.

Finlandis a parliamentary public with a central government based in the capital Helsinki, local governments in 317 municipalities, and an autonomous region, the Aland Island.

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Canada: Greetings From... Canada

Some interesting facts that are on the card

1) Maple Syrup - Province of Quebec is the largest producer of maple syrup in the world

2) Winnie the Pooh was based on a Canadian bear named Winnipeg was donated to a zoo in London in 1915

3) The name Canada came from the word "Kanata" which means village in the language of the indigenous.

4) Canada has the world's longest coastline of 202,080 km.

Hope you learned something new and interesting about this country. :)

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Czech Republic: Cuddle Cats

Last week I got a cute sleepy cats card from a postcrossing member from Czech Republic.

Recently I had a conversation with my boyfriend about owning cats in the future if we lived together. One of the things we talked about was that one of the cats we adopt in the future would be a plain black one and we will name it Toothless. Have anyone watched the movie "How to train your dragon"? The main dragon character is also named Toothless. :)

What kind of cat(s) do you have?
Or if you don't have one...What kind would you like to own?

Remember though...Adopt instead of buying.
There are a lot of animals that are in need of a loving home.

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USA: The Bowen Plantation House

The Bowen Plantation House is a two-story brick house located in Tennessee. It is the oldest brick house in Middle Tennessee built by Revolutionary War veteran William Bowen and his wife Mary Russell Bowen. The Bowen House illustrates the determination of early settlers to survive and settle on the frontier.

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United Arab Emirates: Burj Al Arab & Jumeirah Beach Hotel

This is my first postcard from United Arab Emirates. *yay*

Located in the city of Dubai, the hotel on the left is named Burj Al Arab. It is the third tallest hotel in the world. It stands on an artificial island 280 m from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curing bridge. The shape of the hotel is designed to mimic the sail of a ship.

Next to Burj Al Arab is the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and its located on the same beachfront area that was called Chicago Beach.

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Ireland: Dublin

This is my first card from Ireland. *yay*

Dublin is the capital city and largest city of Ireland. Dublin is listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Nerwork as a global city, with a ranking of "Alpha-", placing it among the top thirty cities in the world.

In the photo is River Liffey which runs through the centre of Dublin. The river supplies much of Dublin's water, and a range of recreational opportunities

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

India: Greetings From .. India

This is my 10th GF card. :D *yay*

India is a country in South Asia, and is the second-most populated country in the world just after China. It shares land border with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. India has a pluralistic, multilingual, and a multi-ethnic society. It is also home to a diversity of wildlife in a variety of protected habitats.

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USA: El Capitan, Yosemite National Park, California

El Capitan is a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park, located on the north side of the Yosemite Valley. The granite monolith extends about 3000 ft from base to summit along its tallest face and is one of the world's favorite challenges for rock climbers.

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USA: Map of Missouri State

Missouri is located in the Midwestern United States. Jefferson City is the capital city of Missouri, and the largest city in the state is Kansas City with about 470,000 population.

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Finland: Toivonen Animal Park & Peasant Museum

The Animal Park and Peasant Museum currently consists of 50 separate buildings and more than 12,500 exhibits. Museum village is constantly expanding and it is being developed purposefully to share detailed information on the average Central Ostrobothnia country village life in the first half of the last century. During summer season, there are many workshops that follow the old peasant tradition and a number of themed exhibitions.


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Hong Kong: Hong Kong at Sunset

As some of you might know, though I am currently living in Seattle for school, my hometown is Hong Kong. It is always delightful to receive a card from this beautiful city I call home :)

The building on the left is 2 International Finance Centre (2IFC) located on the Hong Kong Island, and it's the second tallest building.
It is also the 8th tallest office building in the world. It is of similar height of the former World Trade Center.

As of the building on the right, it is the International Commerce Centre located in West Kolwoon, which is the tallest building in Hong Kong, also the 10th tallest building in the world.

The two buildings faces each other directly across Victoria Habour in Central.

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Taiwan: Taipei Metropolitan Traffic System

Although this map shows the Taipei metropolitan traffic map, it illustrates mainly the Taipei Metro system, also known as the MRT. Consisting 108 stations and 5 routes, the system carries an average of 2.1 million passengers each day.

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South Korea: Hope Mailbox (소망우체통)

The Hope Mailbox is one of the largest mailboxes in the world built in 2006. It is located in a park named Ganjeolgot in Ulsan, South Korea. People write their wishes on postcards and put it into the mailbox in hopes for their wishes to come true.

Ganjeolgot is also the east most part of the Korea Peninsula, which makes it the place where people could see the first sunrise of the year.

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USA: Astoria, Oregon

The pictorial frieze on the 125 foot high Astoria column tells the story of Astoria, from it's start as a Native American village, to the arrival of settlers and the railroad. Completed in 1926, this unique frieze was restored in 1995.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

USA: Wisconsin

Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central part of the country. It is the 23rd largest state and 20th most populous state in the country.

Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because it is one of the Nation's leading dairy producers, particularly famous for its cheese.

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Finland: Suomi (Finland or Finnish)

Suomi is a Finnish word that refers to the Finnish language. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. Finland has two official languages, which is Finnish and Swedish.

I do enjoy learning foreign languages very much, I wonder if learning Finnish would be difficult for beginners :/

[Postcrossing ID: FI-2702875]

With this card came a very cute and artistic stamp :D

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Monday, May 09, 2016

USA: Map of New Hampshire State

Located in the northeastern region of the country, New Hampshire is bordered by Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, Atlantic Ocean, and Canada. In 1776, it became the first of British Morth American colonies to establish a government independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain's authority. It was one of the original 13 states that founded America, and was the 9th state to join the Union.


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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

USA: Map of California State

California is the most populous state in the United States of America. It also contains the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles county. It is bordered by the other states of Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. It also shares an international border with Mexico in the south. The city of Sacramento has been the state capital since 1854. If it were a country, California would be the 7th largest economy in the world, and the 35th most populous.


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Chile: Flag of Chile

*yay* My first card from Chile :D

The national flag of Chile consists of two unequal horizontal bands of white and red and a blue square the same height as the white band in the canton, which bears a white five-pointed star in the center. The Chilean flag is also known in Spanish as La Estrella Solitaria (The Lone Star).

The Star may represent a guide to progress and honor while other interpretations refer to its reference to an independent state. Blue symbolized the sky and the Pacific Ocean, white was for the snow-covered Andes, and red stood for the blood spilled to achieve independence.


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South Korea: N Seoul Tower (N 서울타워)

Officially called the YTN Seoul Tower, or more commonly known as the Namsan Tower (남삼타워) or the Seoul Tower, the N Seoul Tower is a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain in central Seoul. It marks the highest point in Seoul at 236m.

Also, beautiful stamp that matched the card :)

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USA: Florida Beach

This card shows a view of beach in Florida. I really like this card because the color of the sky was PURPLE, with a hint of pink, which I think was super cool if I was there to see it in person.

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Philippines: Boracay Island

*yay* My first card from the Philippines :D

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located south of Manila. The island and is beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies. In 2012, Boracay was awarded as the best island in the world from the international magazine Travel + Leisure.

From the picture, this place does look very beautiful. It certainly made it to my to-go list :D

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