Monday, 7 July 2014

#73 - Prince William and Kate Middleton Postcard

This postcard made and send from the Czech Republic. So, I'm confused this card from UK or from CZ. And thank you to Karla Muskova. Thank's for sending me this amazing postcard!

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and his first wife Diana, Princess of Wales. His paternal grandparents are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He is second in line to succeed his grandmother, after his father.

Prince William married Catherine Middleton, on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Hours prior to the event, Buckingham Palace announced that he would be created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus. Their first child, Prince George of Cambridge, was born on 22 July 2013.

Middleton grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where she met William in 2001. Their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010, and she attended many high-profile royal events before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.

She has had a major impact upon British and American fashion which has been termed the "Kate Middleton effect", and in 2012 was selected as one of the "Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine.On 22 July 2013, she gave birth to a boy, Prince George of Cambridge, who is now third in the line of succession to the British throne.

#72 SG-143321 Haw Par Villa, Singapore

Postcard : Haw Par Villa
Sent : 28 May 2014 (from KaiBoon in Singapore)
Received : 19 June 2014
Distance :  1,113 km (692 miles)
Travelling : 22 days

Haw Par Villa is a theme park located along Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore. The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.

Also known as The Tiger Balm Gardens, Haw Par Villa was built in 1937 by brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the bussinessmen behind the famous pain-relieving ointment, Tiger Balm. Haw Par Villa was intended as a public space where families could learn about traditional Chinese values. in Haw Par Villa, you can see dragonhead, sculpture, statues, and dioramas. You also can found makeshift stalls that used to sell snacks at the entrance of the gardens.

Here's some photos maybe you interest :

Sunday, 29 June 2014

#71 - Grand Canyon State, ARIZONA

#70 BY-1295806 Welcome to Belarus!

Postcard : Welcome to Belarus
Sent : 28 May 2014 (from Nastia in Minsk, Belarus)
Received : 28 June 2014, but I regeister this card on 29 June 2014
Distance :  10,112 km (6,283 miles)
Travelling : 32 days

BELARUS (Belarusian : Белару́сь) or Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. The capital city of Belarus is Minsk.

I'm feeling very happy when I received this postcard, because I'm not too often received postcard from Belarus, although Belarus have more than 19.000 people who join in Postcrossing. And, in this card, you can see one of railway station in Belarus. Nastia said that she live near it! :)

Thank you Nastia! дзякуй!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

#69 - Warwick Castle, ENGLAND

This postcard sent by Vaughan in England, UK. This is my first written and stamped postcard from England. So, I was very happy when Vaughan send me a card from here
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a bend of the River Avon.
And here is Map of the UK which I get from google. Can you find the Warwickshire in this map?

#68 - Guishan Island (Turtle Mountain Island), Yilan

Postcard : Guishan Island, Taiwan (ROC)
Sent : 24 April 2014 (from Taiwan)
Received : 13 May 2014
Distance : 3,478 km (2,161 miles)
Travelling : 19 days

Guishan Island or Steep Island or Turtle Island also known as Kueishan Island, is an island in the Pacific Ocean currently administered under Toucheng Township, Yilan County, TAIWAN and located 9.1 km (5.7 mi) east of port of Gengfang Fishery Harbor. The island is the top of an andesite stratovolcano which rises from the seafloor. It is the only active volcano in Taiwan, displaying active fumaroles and solfataras. It has an area of 2.841 square kilometres (1.097 sq mi), and the highest point reaches 401 m (1,316 ft) above sea level.
Yilan County is a county in Northeastern Taiwan. Its name comes from the aboriginal Kavalan tribe. Yilan is officially administered as a county of Taiwan. The county's official name was Ilan before 2009. During the Japanese rule of Taiwan, Yilan County was administered under Taihoku Prefecture. After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, Yilan County was established on 16 August 1950 as a county of Taiwan Province. Yilan County is divided into 1 city, 3 urban townships and 8 rural townships. Yilan City is the seat of the county and houses the Yilan County Government and Yilan County Council.

#67 - New Zealand Maori Waka

A Maori waka or war canoe, moored in Wairoa Bay in the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's pre-eminent historic  site. It was here on 6 February 1840 that the Treaty of Crown.
And Aotearoa (Māori: [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa], originally used in reference to the North Island of New Zealand, is now the most widely known and accepted Māori name for the entire country.

#66 - Greetings from Cozumel Island!

Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen, and close to the Yucatán Channel. Cozumel is one of the ten municipalities (municipios) of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a tourist destination for its balnearios, scuba diving, and snorkeling. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.
The waters of Cozumel Island teem with diverse species of underwater life, which is why the island is considered one of the best dive sites in the world.

Satellite image of Cozumel Island on 2001. So beautiful, right? :)