Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Netherlands: St. Lebuinus Church -bPostcrossing Meetup

St. Lebuibus Church, of the Great Church, is the main church building of the Dutch city of Deventer. It is a Gothic hall church built between 1450 and 1525.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Portugal: Tram 28

Number 28 tram is tram route that passes through many of Lisbon's districts, and it is a scenic way to visit Lisbon. Originally commissioned in the 1930s, the trams are able to navigate the steep inclines or sharp twists of the tracks, and they are an integral part of Lisbon public transport network. The number 28 tram is the longest route in Lisbon, traveling from Baixa and Alfama, to Estrela and Campo de Ourique. The total journey is about 40 minutes.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Australia: Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara Anangu, the aboriginal people of the area.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Australia: Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the most visited tourist sites in the country. It was added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2008. The beach also hosted multiple sporting events, including the beach volleyball competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Untied Arab Emirates: Burj al-Arab

The Burj al-Arab is a hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The hotel rests on an artificial island constructed offshore. To secure the foundation, the builders drove 230 40-meter long piles into the sand. The building contain over 70000 meter-cubed of concrete and 9000 tons of steel.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Germany: Greetings from... Germany

Some Fun Facts about Germany :)

1) Germany was the first country in the world to adopt daylight saving time.

2) Prison escape is not punishable by law in Germany, as that is a basic human instinct to be free.

3) Germany's capital has shifted seven times (including Aachen, Nuremberg, Weimar)

4) Munich is the second most punctual large airports in the world.

5) Berlin's Zoologischer Garten is the largest zoo in the world

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Finland: Aurora Borealis

Some fun facts about the Aurora Borealis :)

1) The colors of the Northern Lights depend on what gas is involved and how high in the ionosphere the reaction takes place.

2) Aurora can occur at any time of the day, but we can't see them unless it's dark

3) Italian astronomer and philosopher Galileo Galilei was the first to describe the phenomenon as Aurora Borealis in 1619.

4) No two Northern Lights can ever be the same. They are always of different patterns and colors.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Netherlands: Dog and Cat Friendship

Although I only have two cats and have ever had a dog before, I think they can be friends just like this postcard. :) I would love to have a dog one day along with my two cats because dogs are more playful and they provide a different kind of companionship since they enjoy the outdoors more than cats :)

Do you have both cats and dogs at your place?
Or just one of them...?

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Malaysia: Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is a prominent mount on the island of Borneo in Malaysia. It is also the highest mountain in Malaysia. The  mountain and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world, with rich collection of plants, birds, and mammalian species.

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Russia: Peterhof Grand Palace

The Peterhof Grand Palace is actually a part of palaces and gardens, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. The palace-ensemble along with the city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Indonesia: Raja Ampat Island

The Raja Ampat, or the Four Kings, is an archipelago comprising over 1500 small islands, cays and shoals surrounding the four main islands. It is considered as the global epicenter of tropical marine bio-diversity and is referred to as The Crown Jewel of the Bird's Head Seascape, which also includes Cenderawasih Bay and Triton Bay.

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Belgium: Friendly Greetings from Aalst

Aalst is a city and municipality on the Dender River, Belgium. Aalst is famous for its carnival festivities, celevrated every year before Lent. During the celebration, the former town hall belfry is the site of the traditional 'throwing of the onions". A big parade crosses the city on Sunday, with about 70 groups of costumed volunteers and parade cars.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Malaysia: Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park is a national park in Miri Devision, Sarawak, Malaysia. The national park is named after Mount Mulu, the second highest mountain in Sarawak. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rain-forest setting. The park is famous for its caves and their surrounding rain-forest.

The postcard shows the entrance to the Deer Cave. Lower left: Profile of Abraham Lincoln in Deer Cave. Lower right: Limestone formation in Wind Cave.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Ukarine: Transcarpathia

Zakarpatia Oblast, also known as Transcarpathia, is located in southwestern Ukraine.

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Canada: Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is a coastal seaport city on the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English.

Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life. It has also hosted many international conferences and events, including 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Germany: Hamburg

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, and the eighth largest city in the EU.

A typical Hamburg visit includes a tour of the city hall and the grand church St. Michaelis, and visiting the old warehouse district (Speicherstadt), and the harbor promenade. As one of the world's largest harbors, many visitors take harbor and/or canal boat tours.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Malaysia: Former Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Designed by British architect Arthur Benison Hubback, the former Kuala Lumpur Railway Station has a profusion of minarets, spires and arched verandas. He incorporated the unique Anglo-Asian architecture in the region on the station's design.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Russia: The Taming - Anichkov Bridge

The Anichkov Bridge is the oldest and most famous bridge across the Fontanka River in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Horse Tamers, designed by the Russian sculptor, rank among the city's most recognizable landmarks.

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China: People's Square (人民廣場)

People's Square is a large public square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. It is the site of Shanghai's municipal government headquarters building and it's used as the standard reference point for measurement of distance in the Shanghai municipality.

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United Kingdom: Greetings from .... United Kingdom

Fun Facts about United Kingdom:

1) London is one of only two cities above the 50th parallel with a population of more than 5 million. Moscow is the other.

2) Everyday, the British drink 165 million cups of tea, which is over 20 times more than the average American.

3) About 30% of today's Londoners were born outside of the UK.

4) Big Ben does not refer to the famous clock, but actually to the bell. (The tower's official name is the Elizabeth Tower.)

5) The London subway is one of the oldest in the world.

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Spain: Greetings from... Spain

Some facts about Spain:

1) Spain has 44 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

2) Spain produces over half of the world's olive oil.

3) Spain was the world's third most popular tourist destination in 2013.

4) Spain's Christmas lottery has the world's biggest payout

5) The Pyrenees is a mountain range that divides Spain and France

6) The 1992 Olympic Games were held in Barcelona

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

USA: Gemini

Gemini is the the third astrological sign in the zodiac, originating from the constellation of Gemini. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between May 21 and June 21. Gemini is represented by The Twins Castor and Pollux. The symbol of the twins is based on the Dioscuri, two mortals that were granted shared godhood after death.

I love this postcard because I'm a Gemini. :)

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Portugal: Praia de Monte Clerigo

Praia de Monte Clerigo is a beach in Algarve, Portugal. The beach is inside the Vicentine Coast Natural Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has good access points from the road and car park to the rear of the main beach area. The southern end of the beach has unusual and extensive rock formations, which visitors can observe a diverse marine life in the pools and gullies between the rocks.

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USA: Niagara Falls - Horseshoe Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the USA. From the largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. Approximately two-thirds of Horseshoe Falls is located in Ontario, Canada, with the remaining one-third in New York, USA.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

South Korea: Summer Time

Although it's a little late for this card...but the weather in Hong Kong is still kinda hot for me....I hope it gets cooler soon because I love cold weather :)

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Taiwan: Kaohsiung Public Library

Located opposite of the 85 Sky Tower, Kaohsiung Public Library is the largest library in the southern Taiwan. As an eco-friendly green architecture, the library adopted a large amount of highly transparent glass, making the building both appealing and energy saving.

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