Friday, November 13, 2009

#95 - Le Le & YingYing

Le Le and YingYing are two panda bears gifted to Hong Kong by the Chinese government.

That's a pretty cool gift if you ask me. I wish China would give us some panda bears. I mean, look at them..they're cute and furry....and they got those little tiny they're funny.

Thanks for the card Iris!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

#94 - Pur Vida!

Costa Rica is known for many different things; coffee plantations, bananas, tropical rainforests, amazing biodiversity, volcanoes, black sand, pineapples..and a ton more...BUT

Costa Rica is one of the MOST impressive country in the world when it comes to environmental action. According to the Environmental Performance Index which evaluates a country's environmental policies & actions, Costa Rica sits 1st in the Americas (North and South) as the top Green nation. They're aiming to be the first country in the world to be carbon neutral by 2021.

The Costa Ricans seem to take their motto, "Pur Vida" or "Pure Life", very seriously. The rest of us could learn a thing or two from them.

Thanks Annette; you're a lucky gal to be living in such a beautiful place...

Monday, November 2, 2009

#93 - Got Mountains?

The first card of November :) One of my eBay buyers followed the link to my blog and decided to send a card from Tajikistan. Maria is originally from Australia and moved to this Asian country about 10 years back.

Tajikistan is a landlocked country; China to the East, Afghanistan to the South, Uzebekistan to the West and Kyrgyzstan to the North. It's mostly a mountainous region as you can see here; mountains make up for 90% of this Republic.

Tajikistan is a developing country though with all these mountains, they should build some fancy ski resorts and get the tourists in there....

I tried to figure out which region this card is showing but considering the fact a) the back of the card has no description and b) 90% of the country is covered by mountains...I think I'm out of luck.