Showing posts with label postcards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label postcards. Show all posts


Filipino sweets

I'm alive, yes! One exam left till the start of my holidays - it's so great! I was busy with learning so I had to neglect the blog - sorry! Today I'll show you a  package I got at the end of April from my good friend from Philippines. First of all, I got mangorind - dried mango. It is so yummy because it is not too sweet, simply great! :)

This is how a packet looks like:

A quick glance inside - not much left as you can see :D

Wrapping of a mangorind: 

And finally - treats. They are small (about 3cm long), perfect for two bites:

With that pack, I also received a postcard of Cagayan de Oro which is very famous of great whitewater rafting conditions :)

Keep your fingers crossed on Tuesday - I'll have the last exam! Then, welcome holidays! :D
Karolina :)


Philippine cookie

Hello! I must admit - I love eating, trying new cuisines, various tastes. That's why I'm open to sweets exchanges with my friends. I've already took part in an exchange with my friend from Hong Kong. Today I will show you brief results of my another exchange.
This time I shared my favourite Polish candies with my Philippine friend:

I got a Mazapan de pili. It's a Spanish name for a marzipan with pili nuts. It was very tasty - luckily, not too sweet :D

Sweet greetings,
Karolina! :)


Viet Nam

Hello everyone! :) I'm pretending to study for my exams so I don't add new posts too often. That's why I'm uploading a post about a postcard I got on Tuesday with a delay. A few weeks ago I got an offer of private exchange from a Postcrossing user. She's from Vietnam and is visiting Poland in December.
That is a postcard of a minority in a Vietnamese town - Sa Pa. There are 54 different minorities in Vietnam - they have their own culture, language and lifestyle. I don't know the name of the group in the picture so I will update the post when I discover it :)

As befits East Asian country, I got a stamp with a dragon because the Year of the Dragon lasts:



Country that doesn't exist

Hey! Many years ago I got the following postcards from my mum (she found them in her things) but to be honest...I didn't appreciate them then. Lately, I realised that it's a precious treasure in my collection :D
The country I will show you postcards from is...Czechoslovakia! :) On 1st January 1993 it split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The postcards show some typical places in both of those countries like Prague, Bratislava, Olomouc or Opava:

Karolina :)


Russian folklore

Hello! That post will be almost a life coverage of my today's postal discovery. Namely, I've received a postcard from Karelia, Russia today! It's an unusual postcard for me because I usually get those presenting a landscape or landmark but this one shows popular characters of Russian folklore:

I recognize Ded Moroz - the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus - and Snegurochka, Ded Moroz's granddaughter and helper. But there is also Brownie - a goblin helping in tasks around the house; Firebird - a magical bird and Ivan Tsarevich - Russian folklore hero. Moreover, there are also Sivka Burka - a horse - and Bogatyr - a warrior. Additionally, you can see Vasilisa the Wise - a princess and Emelya - third brother, a fool.

Karolina :)


Leap day!

Merhaba (Hello in Turkish) I can't miss such an opportunity to add new post at leap day! It occurs every four years so it's very special date today! :D
But let's move on...The weather is great here last's sunny and quite warm...I can feel the spring! :D
That's why I decided to show you some sunny postcards to carry on that optimistic atmosphere :)
I'll start with a postcard from Kirsehir - I received it thanks to Postcrossing:

I didn't get any more postcards from Turkey through Postcrossing. However, that country was very popular holiday destination among my family and friends so I've got 3 more Turkish postcards to show you! :D

That one is from Kemer - a seaside resort on the Turkish Riviera:

I got the following one from Marmaris which is also located on Turkish Riviera:

And the last one is from my friend who visited Turkey a few years ago:

That is my favourite postcard from Turkey because it really shows beauty of Turkey! I hope I will visit that country one day...

Karolina :)


Give me some sunshine

Hello! I suffer from cold nowadays because of winter here! That's why I decided to add posts about postcards from "warmer" countries to cheer myself up a bit! :D
I've chosen Tunisia which is situated on the Mediterranean coast- lucky them! :D
First postcard comes from Monastir and presents Habib Bourguiba's mausoleum (He was the first President of the Republic of Tunisia)

Two following postcards are from Sousse which is very popular Tunisian seaside resort currently:

The last postcard makes me feel so optimistic! I hope I will see such a landscape personally one day! :)
Keep warm,
Karolina :)



How are you? I got hooked on "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" nowadays. Do you know that programme?
Today I'll show you next postcard from Asia. This time it comes from China! :)
It shows the Terracotta Army in the first Emperor of China's tomb.

I don't receive any postcards so I show you those from "archives" :D
That's all for today!
Karolina :)


Eesti Vabariik

How are you? Unfortunately, it's winter here! :D
However, let's move on...Today I'm going to show a postcard I got from Estonia by Postcrossing:

I like all of my postcards but this one is one of my favourite ones! :)


香港 - Hong Kong

I'm going to tell you about superb exchange I took part in last year. I've got friend in Hong Kong who offered to make an exchange of sweets. I'm sending some Polish sweets and she's sending me some Chinese. I'll show you results of that event now.
This is a letter (I've hidden main content of my letter) and sweets I sent to Hong Kong:

And this is what I got from Hong Kong:

I also got lollipops but I haven't got picture of them :(
That's a proof that it really came from Hong Kong:

This is last post about sweets from abroad. But when I start travelling, I will have more! :D
Karolina! :)



Today I'm going to show you some postcard I got from my good friend who lives in Philippines :)
Thank you Phines for all of these postcards - they are really amazing :)
The first one shows one of the biggest islands of Philippines - Luzon:

I got the second one in October for my birthday:

My friend has also sent me a key ring with Jeepney as a birthday gift. I'll attach it to key of my car when I have one in the future :D

The third postcard which was bought in Hong Kong shows a quote from Forest Gump:

And the last one which I got on Tuesday is a card for Christmas! :)

I must add something more :D I'd like to show you stamps I got on one of the postcards:
Yes, it's cute Finding Nemo! :D

If you like to eat, you can check that out - a picture about Filipino cuisine ^^

Greetings, Karolina :)



Today I'd like to tell you about an action I have joined. I've read on Postcrossing's blog about Singapore Philatelic Museum's request. They are asking people around the world to send them a postcard with dragon. According to Chinese calendar 2012 year it's year of dragon.
I've sent a postcard to them. Here you can see it:
I think Smok Wawelski is the most famous dragon in Poland.
If you want to join that action, here you can read more.

Greetings, Karolina :)


American dream

Hi everyone,
Today I got via Postcrossing a lovely map card of state Wisconsin placed in the USA which I'm going to show you:


Taking advantage of the occasion I'll show you other postcards I got from the USA via Postcrossing.
A postcard from Ohio was my second one I got via Postcrossing:


This one is from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. In that place there are gathered many interesting objects connected with baseball:


And the last one for today is a postcard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which shows The Liberty Bell - an icon of American Independence:


That's all for today!



I'd like to show you today the first postcard which I got via Postcrossing. It came from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Oh, I should mention to you that I've got over 350 postcards (which come not only from Postcrossing - by Postcrossing I got about 15 postcards yet) from 26 different countries on 4 continents. :D
Postcrossing's goal is an exchange of postcards with people around the world. Moreover, you don't know which place you will get postcard from. This project is connected with fun and surprises! :D


Karolina :)