Thursday, October 22, 2009

#92 - Smile, you're on camera!

Camels are such funny creatures. They're somewhat ungraceful (have you ever seen a camel rise from its sitting/resting position? It's completely akward).

But you have to admit, they're silly and cute in their own way. Look at this guy smiling on the corner of the card; can't help but fall in love with that silly grin.

These camels are hanging out at Palmyra which was a key city in ancient Syria and is the location of many historic remains....Thanks Farah!

#91 - The Market of Tunis

Welcome to Tunis, Tunisia! This is a typical market that you can find in many North African countries. Narrow, maze-like streets in high-walled compounds...

Feten says this type of market is every shoppers dream; a place to find one of a kind & unique handmade goods.

Look closely at the card; see those heart-shaped things? Baskets? Boxes? Anyone know what they are?

Monday, October 19, 2009

#90 - Mobile Tailor Boy

Here's a young man working as a mobile tailor in Nigeria. Abbas tells me they're common and that you see them all over Lagos State.

I love the idea; walk to work, grab a coffee and by the way...could you hem my pants?

Abbas used this funny stamp on the card; quite frankly I only thought that kinda thing happened in India!

#89 - Winelands of the Cape

Isn't the view stunning? Say hello to Stellenbosch, South Africa!

The city lies a the foot of the Cape Fold mountain range creating a climate which is ideal for growing grapes. The industry produces 1 billion litres of wine every year :

One of the best wines from this region is the Cabernet Sauvignon. I guess I have to make a trip to the liquor store to check it out for myself ;)

Thanks Carien!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

#88 - And I thought India Had Alot Of Languages....

Jeannie from Papua New Guinea tells me there are 800 indigenous languages and 1000 different dialects in her country. In fact it has the highest number of languages in the world, more than any other country.

This island nation is one of the most diverse places in the whole world, linguistically, culturally and biologically. It's believed that dozens, maybe even hundreds of species remain undiscovered in the forests of this country. .

Friday, October 2, 2009

Time for the Scond Donation

Alright, it's time to make our second donation! As of October 2nd, I have received 87 postcards.
In the first donation, I donated $325 for 67 postcards.

Let's do the math: 87 - 67 = 20; I received 20 postcards since my first donation. That means I have to donate: $5 x 20 = $100

Before Donation Total: $1032.34

After Donation Total: $1132.34

As of today, October 2, 2009, we have raised $435 for Nothing But Nets! YAHOOO! I have about 10 different postcards promised from various countries; I'm hoping by the end of October I have another $100 to donate.

Thanks again everyone! Only 176 countries to go :)

- Trupti xo

Thursday, October 1, 2009

#87 - Janitzio Island

Janitzio Island can be found in Lake Patzcuaro in the state of Michoacan; the area is famously known for its fishing industry. In the centre of the island you can see the statue of Jose Maria Marelos, a rebel who led the Mexican War of Independence.

For those of you following my efforts and my blog, can you believe it took this long to get a card from Mexico?! HUGE thanks to Jerry & Susan and especially Kathy; muchos gracias!