Thursday, November 30, 2017

Malaysia: Rafflesia

Rafflesia is a genus of parasitic flowering plants. All its species are found in southeastern Asia, mainly in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

The flower looks and smell like rotting flesh, hence its local names which translate to "corpse flower" or "meat flower".























Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafflesia
Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [walkaround99]
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

South Korea: Fantasy Land




































Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [Jieun]
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Portugal: Vila Real de Sanro Antonio

Vila Real de Santo Antonio is a city, civil parish, and municipality in the Algarve, Portugal.
































Postcrossing ID: PT-536508
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Monday, November 27, 2017

USA: Postcrossing Meetup in Washington D.C.

The Untied States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building, is the home of the US Congress, and the seat of the legislative branch of the US federal government.




























Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [ChaelaMonstah]
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Capitol
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

India: Postcrossing Meetup in Bengaluru































Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [akhilpreeti]
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

China: Guangzhou Gourmets Postcard Meetup

Guangzhou, P.R.China
2017/08/27 Postcrossing Meet-up































Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [Catherine-leung]
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Friday, November 24, 2017

Germany: Cologne (Köln)

Cologne is the fourth populated city in Germany. It is located on both sides of the Rhine, near Germany's borders with Belgium and the Netherlands.




































Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [Mel_in_Cologne]
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Malaysia: PETRONAS Twin Towers






























Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [wei_c]
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

United Arab Emirates: Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai. It is the tallest structure in the world since 2008.























Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [hamodi]
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa#In_popular_culture
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

USA: Tiburon & Belvedere

Belvedere is a city in California, USA. It is situated adjacent to the Tiburon Peninsula.

Belvedere and Tiburon share a post office. Mail sent there can be addressed as "Belvedere Tiburon, CA".

















Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [KittyCatBee]
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belvedere,_California
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Monday, November 20, 2017

Portugal: São Bento railway station

The São Bento railway station is a 19th-century railway station in the district of Porto.

The station is located in the historic centre. The symmetrical, three-story, granite building has a U-shaped plan, with its principal facade oriented to the southwest.






















Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Bento_railway_station
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Japan: Gemini

Gemini is 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.


































Postcrossing ID: JP-1005204
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gemini_(astrology)
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Japan: Greetings from...Japan

Some facts about this Asian country for you :)

1) The Japanese name for Japan is "Nihon" or "Nippon", which means "sun origin".

2) Japan is made up of 6,852 islands.

3) Tokyo is the capital city and also the largest city of Japan. Some other major cities include Osaka, Sapporo and Nagoya.

4) Sumo is recognized as the national sport of Japan, although the most popular spectator sport is baseball.
























Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [hayabusa]
Source: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries/japan.html
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USA: Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee-North Carolina border in the USA. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains, and it is commonly shortened to the Smokies. The Great Smokies are best known as the home of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the most visited national park in the United States.

Along with the Biosphere reserve, the Great Smokies have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It contains five historic districts and nine individual listings on the National Register of Historic Places.

The name "Smoky" comes from the natural fog that often hangs over the range.





















Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smoky_Mountains
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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lithuania: Sea bridge of Palanga

Palanga is a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, on the shore of the Baltic Sea. It is the busiest summer resort in the country, and has beaches of sand and sand dunes.


























Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palanga
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Finland: Forrest









































Postcrossing Forum - Just Postcard Group 2683 [raindear]
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Russia: Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is the world's deepest and oldest freshwater lake. It curves for nearly 400 miles through south-eastern Siberia, north of the Mongolian border.

More than 5000 feet deep at its most profound, with another four mile thick layer of sediment further down, the lake's cold, oxygen-rich waters teem with bizarre life-forms.




















Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR
Source: http://lakebaikal.org/
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USA: Purple Patterns

























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Thursday, November 16, 2017

South Korea: Flamingo 플라밍고

1) Flamingo in Korean is 플라밍고, which is pronounced as "peul-la-ming-go" in Korean.

2) The word "flamingo" comes from the Spanish and Latin word "flamenco" which means fire.

3) There are only 6 species of flamingos in the world. They are found around the world from the Caribbean and South America to Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

4) Flamingos lay only a single egg each year. If that egg is lost or damaged, they do not typically lay a replacement.




























Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [blueilgu]
Source: https://www.thespruce.com/fun-facts-about-flamingos-385519
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USA: 2002 Winter Olympics

The 2002 Winter Olympics, commonly known as the Salt Lake 2002, was a winter multi-sport event that was celebrated in February 2002 in and around Salt Lake City, USA.





















Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_Winter_Olympics
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

USA: Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge is one of the 545 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System. It was established in 1997 through a unique partnership with the city of Monroe, Louisiana.






















https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Bayou_Lake_National_Wildlife_Refuge
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Russia: Lavender Field Waterpainting



































Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

China: Cityscape
































Postcrossing Forum - September 50 RR [zwf830816]
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Czech Republic: Žamberk

Zamberk is a town in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 6100 inhabitants.



























Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDamberk
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Monday, November 13, 2017