Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A postcard from Christmas island

A beautiful postcard showing birds of Christmas island: Java Sparrow, Christmas Island Goshawk and Christmas island White-Eye. The last two birds are endemic of the island.

Christmas island is a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean, composed solely of that island. It has a population of about 2,000 residents. The island's geographic isolation and history of minimal human disturbance has led to a high level of endemism among its flora and fauna, which is of interest to scientists and naturalists

This postcard was sent by David during his trip to Christmas island in February 2015. You can see his blog here:

Thank you so much, David!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A postcard from Pitcairn island

The Pitcairn Islands are a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean that form the last British Overseas Territory in the Pacific. The four islands are spread over several hundred miles of ocean and have a total land area of about 47 sq km. Only Pitcairn, the second largest island, is inhabited.

The islands are inhabited by the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians (or Polynesians) who accompanied them, an event retold in numerous books and films. With only about 56 inhabitants, originating from four main families, Pitcairn is the least populous national jurisdiction in the world.

Thank you a lot, Edwin!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A postcard from Iceland

Beautiful view toSeljalandsfoss, a 60 m high waterfall in the river Seljalandsa. It's possible to walk behind the waterfall on a foot path at the bottom of the cliff.

Thank you a lot, Patrik!

A postcard from St. Barthelemy island

Sent by myself from St.Barthelemy island in 2013

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A postcard from British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT)

The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) or Chagos Islands is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom situated in the Indian Ocean halfway between Tanzania and Indonesia. The territory comprises the seven atolls of the Chagos Archipelago with over 1,000 individual island. Population is about 3,000 people.

Thank you very much, Edwin!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A postcard from Panama

A pollera is a Spanish term for a big one-piece skirt used mostly in traditional festivities and folklore throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America. In Panama, handmade polleras are worn during festivals or celebrations. Currently it is the National Costume of Panama. They are mainly made of cotton and wool, and you will usually see colorful flowers as designs on the pollera, although they do have a dominant white color.

Thank you very much, Blanca!

Guignol puppet from Lyon, France

Guignol is the main character in a French puppet show which has come to bear his name. The show was created in Lyon in the beginning of 19th century. Nowadays it's one of the symbols of Lyon.

Sent by myself during my trip to Lyon in 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Mostar Bridge from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar is a city in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inhabited by 113,169 people, it is one of the most important cities in the Herzegovina region.

Mostar was named after the bridge keepers (natively: mostari) who in the medieval times guarded the Stari Most (Old Bridge) over the Neretva. The Old Bridge, built by the Ottomans in the 16th century, is one of Bosnia and Herzegovina's most recognizable landmarks, and is considered one of the most exemplary pieces of Islamic architecture in the Balkans.

Thank you very much, Mehdi!