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Postcrossing is a great way to get in touch with people and to learn/see more about/of the world through postcards. I'd like to share my received postcards and therefore made this blog. I receive many postcards every day and I will try to upload them all!

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0 Comments Geplaatst door Wesley op zaterdag, juni 19, 2010

Hello everybody,

as you probably have noticed: I'm not updating my blog since more than a week ago. Several reasons. I did not pass my exams which was a real bummer. In the end something went wrong and I got very bad marks while throughout the whole year everything went OK. So, you can imagine that I got very dissapointed about that, and still am. The stress isn't even gone (I have this for a long time already) as I have to make another exam. Hopefully this will result in one less bad mark when I do well. It's geography which Is a subject I am interested in. For some reason I did not well on the first exam but will try to change this with the second exam on tuesday. That's why I have to learn every single piece of information again and that takes much of my time.

Another reason for not updating my blog: I have received too many cards so I lost track on that. I get around 15 cards a day which begins to take a lot of my time that I really need to study and want to keep as relax time. Therefore I have given up this blog now, but don't worry, this will be over soon and then I will post lots of postcards again. I will be more choisy though when uploading postcards. Scanning, uploading and talking about 15 postcards a day is crazy! So soon I will only be posting my favorites and special cards.

That's about it I guess...

Take care everybody!

-Wesley

Spanje 9

The best card I received today! A beautiful nightview of the building 'Casa Batlló' designed by Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain. A big card and an awesome nightview. Can't get any better, I guess.

Thank you very much!!



Heel erg bedankt voor het de foute maar leuke papegaaien kaart Sonja! Thank you Sonja!



What an interesting card. Not something I receive every day, haha. The back is full of stamps. I counted 9!! She ran out of stamps so she had to use stamps with small amount of money. It looks great!

Thank you Mary Jones!!



Regards,
Wesley


from luiseme (#15) SPAIN
from putchu (#12) THE NETHERLANDS
from tobiejonzarelli (#10) USA



I'm not too fond of AD cards but this sender sent me a nice message. So I don't mind it this time!

Thanks for the card!

Regards,
Wesley




Distance: 9,199 km (5,716 miles)
Travel time: 34 days



The altai mountains and the Katun River. A beautiful sight during the night and full moon!

Thank you very much Vera for this wonderful russian postcard!!

Regards,
Wesley


Distance: 2,704 km (1,680 miles)
Travel time: 13 days



I received this Irish postcard sent from Finland. Not that I mind, because this is one very pretty view of a castle in Limerick!

Some info:
The history of Limerick dates from about the middle of the ninth century, when the Danes made a settlement here. To-day Limerick is the fourth largest city in Ireland and is well laid out with wide streets and commands an important position on the River Shannon.

source: Postcards


Sounds interesting and kind of makes me want to go there.

Thanks Riikkaliisa for this very nice card !!

Regards,
Wesley



Distance: 1,629 km (1,012 miles)
Travel time: 6 days



A postcard from the United States. Charlotte, a big city in North Carolina is an upcoming city in the US with quite a big financial centre and a population of +600.000.

Seems like a very nice place :)

Thank you Nat & Kyra for this great postcard!!

Regards,
Wesley


Distance: 6,712 km (4,171 miles)
Travel time: 18 days



This is one fantastic card! Such pretty colors and a very interesting bird. I really love this card and was definitely a great surprise!

Some info on the Kookaburra: The Kookaburras belong to the family of the Kingfishers and are native to Australia and New Guinea, but only the Australian one is famous for its unmistakable laughing call. They feed on insects, snakes, frogs and other small animals.

source: postcard


I got very curious about the laugh so I searched for it and listened it. Haha, that is one funny bird call!

See this video to hear it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc_-icFHwQo&feature=fvw

Thank you so much for this beautiful postcard Mags!

Regards,
Wesley



Distance: 16,555 km (10,287 miles)
Travel time: 8 days



Some great views of the Scottish city Edinburgh! The upper left photo is taken during the Edinburgh military tattoo. Seems like a great show :D

Thank you very much for this great multiview card!!

Regards,
Wesley




Distance: 324 km (201 miles)
Travel time: 4 days



This postcard shows you boars with their babies in Zemaitijo national park (Lithuania). The sender lives in a village which is located in the national park itself.

Thank you for this nice and cute card Leva!!

Regards,
Wesley



Distance: 1,207 km (750 miles)
Travel time: 8 days

Frankrijk 8

I love postcards from France as it's the most beautiful country in the world, in my opinion. J'aime la langue française aussi! :) Dunkerque is a city located in the northern part of France. In fact, it even borders Belgium and it is located next to the Northsea. Three great nightviews of this beautiful place!

Thank you very much Margaux!!

Regards,
Wesley



Distance: 205 km (127 miles)
Travel time: 5 days




These cards have been sent by Annie in Belarus. Both are really nice, but the owl is fantastic!!

The aerial view shows the Naroch resort located next to the Naroch national park. Annie says that this place is a popular place to spend week-ends and vacations. I'd certainly wouldn't mind spending my time there for 1-2 weeks :)

I have no idea what kind of owl this is on the second card, but he/she is obviously a juvenile.

Thank you so much Annie!! I hope my 2 cards will arrive soon.

Regards,
Wesley



Volcán del Cuervo located at Lanzarote. It looks pretty deserted but most certainly impressive!

Thank you Ave for this card!!

Regards,
Wesley


from MadeInCanaries (#61) SPAIN



An owl!! Always nice to receive cards with owls on it. My favorite kind of bird!

This is a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginlanus). He/She looks kind of angry on this card, but that's because of the angle this photo has been taken from and the fact that they just don't have a nice facial expression.

Anyway, a great card which I want to thank Mary Ellen for!!

Regards,
Wesley



from alcott1 (#26) USA



A great distance view of the Mount Fuji in Japan. A very impressive sight!

Info:
Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 m (12,388 ft). Along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku, it is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains". An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji is just west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.

source: Wikipedia


Thank you Yuki!!

Regards,
Wesley


from Yukina (#17) JAPAN



Although this is obviously photoshopped (moon), you can't say that this isn't a great view! New York is still on my list of places I want to visit. Perhaps next year....

Thank you very much for this postcard!!

Regards,
Wesley



from Gardengnome (#11) USA



A wonderful sunset in Gujarat, a state in India that borders Pakistan.

I really like it, so thank you Palak!!

Regards,
Wesley



from yeuxnoisette6 (#58) INDIA




I'm not swapping that long with Heather but I have already received so many beautiful cards from her! These two were delivered today and I absolutely LOVE them. The Qantas boeing 744 is such an amazing surprise. She even found an aviation stamp for me and used that one to send this card. The Australia map card is very beautiful and shows some great views of the Australian wildlife and scenery. (Even an owl indeed Heather!)

Thank you so much Heather!! 2 cards will be on their way soon.

Regards,
Wesley



Bird cards are always highly appreciated and this card with two Razorbills (Alca torda) is great!

Thank you very much Niina!!

Regards,
Wesley



from Bessie (#64) FINLAND



This is one AWESOME postcard I have received today! Marianne who went on a 5-day trip to Paris bought this postcard there and brought it with her back home (The Netherlands). Now it's in my hands and I'm very thankful to receive such a beautiful card.

So...Thank you very much Marianne!!

Regards,
Wesley



from MarianneJS (#59) THE NETHERLANDS



A very nice view of the Lublin Museum in.....yes Lublin!

Some info I found on their website:

Lublin Museum in Lublin ranks among the oldest and the largest collections in the Eastern part of the country. In 2006 it was celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lublin Museum is an eminent institution in the region between the Vistula and the Bug rivers and also important nation-wide.

Thank you very much Kasia for this lovely postcard!!

Regards,
Wesley



Distance: 1,273 km (791 miles)
Travel time: 4 days



Another great postcard from Belarus! This card shows the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus in Minsk. That's one neat building!

The card had a nice special stamp about the Expo 2010 in Shanghai. Of course Belarus is also represented there.

Thank you very much!!

Regards,
Wesley


Distance: 1,552 km (964 miles)
Travel time: 6 days



Such a pleasure to find this card in my mailbox today. Airport cards are awesome, so this Minsk airport card is much appreciated.

Thank you so much Veronica for choosing something that really fits my preferences!!

Regards,
Wesley


Distance: 1,552 km (964 miles)
Travel time: 5 days

Hello everybody!

I hope you will all like the postcards I will be posting on this blog from now on.

How is the design, by the way?


Regards,
Wesley

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