Friday, August 21, 2009

#80 - Vaduz Castle

Woohoooooooooo! Card number 80 from Daniela! She took a spontaneous trip to Liechtenstein and sent me this gorgeous view of the Vaduz Castle in...where else? Vaduz!

The Vaduz Castle is home to the prince of Liechtenstein and the "Liechtenstein princely family". The current prince is Hans-Adam II.....his full name?

Johannes Adam Ferdinand Alois Josef Maria Marko d'Aviano. Imagine writing that on a postcard!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

#79 - Unsko-sanski Region.....

As you can tell, the cards have slowed down but I'm still determined in my goals. My buddy Ċ½eljko recently took a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina and sent me this card from Unsko-sanski. It's the most western part of the country and famed for ducks.

Actually I'm just kidding ;) I tried to find more information about the Unsko-sanski region in B&H, and luckily I found their tourist website...which was written in Bosnian...or maybe it was Croatian...or perhaps Serbian.

Regardless, the point is...I couldn't read it and so now I know just as much about Unsko-sanski as I did yesterday: zilch. Nada. Rien. Nothing.

So if you know something about this region in B&H, please feel free to post it in the comments section; you'll be more helpful than Google!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

#78 - Images of Uganda

I met Richard on eBay; he's a funny guy with a huge personality. That was enough to like him but then I learned about his organzation, the Kennair Educational Foundation. Please check out his website; you will be inspired.

In short, their aim is to provide youth with educational and vocational skills; you know what they say, education is the key to success!

Richard recently went to Uganda to work on his foundation and took a minute to send me this card. Gracias!

#77 - Marrakechian Medina

Woohoo! A card from Morocco; thanks Judita & Duson! Now, I know the card says "Medina" but the card is actually from Marrakech.

A medina is typically found in old French Arab cities; it's a walled area, narrow, and maze-like streets. They're generally well preserved with cultural monuments, mosques, and even palaces. Beautiful and brightly coloured, they're usually a huge tourist draw. I know I want to go there!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

#76 - Diamond Falls & Botanical Gardens of....

St. Lucia! Thanks Shae! This tropical paradise can be found in the Caribbean, in the Lesser Antilles. Like many other Caribbean nations, it is a small very small island with a very small population (130,000).

What's fascinating to me? St. Lucia is home to TWO Nobel Laureates, therefore it can claim the distinction of being the nation with the most such honorees per capita in the world.

What are these people drinking?!

#75 - The Emerald Isle

Received this wonderful map card of Ireland yesterday courtesy of Meg!

It shows all the wonderful cities and towns in Ireland including Limerick. I wonder if people from this town are talented poets....wouldn't it be cool to live in Limerick and have your address written as one?

That would be bananas.

Come to think of it, Ireland has given the world ALOT...


And of course....Colin Farrell

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

#74 - Roskilde Cathedral

The Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark was built in the 12th and 13th centuries. It's the first Gothic style church to be made of bricks in Europe.

Roskilde Cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs since the 15th century. As such, it has been significantly extended and altered over time as individual rulers have added multiple burial chapels.

Thanks to Christina for sending the first card of August :)