Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Week...No Postcards :(

We've officially hit a brick wall. The postcards were flying in earlier this summer but now they are rare and slow...

I'm hoping that someone stumbles upon my blog from some random place or location and decides to send a card. Such as Matt in Trinidad; he just found my blog while surfing the internet and decided to send me a card.

Are there any more Matt's out there? I hope so!

All I know is that I can't give up and walk away now. As of today I have received 87 postcards. That's $435. That's 43 mosquito nets for 43 African families. We've already helped a small village! So we can't stop now, many more people to help.

For those of you wondering, I'll be making the second donation on September 30th, complete with proof of donation. Let's hope I get a few more cards to bump up the totals!


P.S. I'm on facebook:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

#86 - Guia Lighthouse

The Guia Fort in Macau consists of a chapel and lighthouse. The lighthouse was completed in 1865, making it the oldest lighthouse in the Far East.

If you look closely at the image, you might be able to see the Portuguese flag flying to the left of the ligthhouse; that's because they settled in this area sometime in the 16th century and maintained control of Macau until 1999.

Monday, September 14, 2009

#85 - Surf's Up!

Surf's Africa? Yup! Cape Verde is an island country on the Western coast of the African continent.

Cape Verde was discovered and settled by the Portuguese in the 15th century and it wasn't until 1975 that the country acheived it's own independent status.

Thanks to Gilles who sent me this card during his vacation and thinking about Nothing But Nets!

#84 - Petra

Petra is home to one of the most impreesive archaeological sites in Jordan, featuring rare rock-cut architecture.

It was built by the Nabataeans around 100 BCE.

Petra is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but according to Sara, it's also one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

#83 - St. Stefan

St. Stefan or Sveti Stefan, is a beautiful island resort in Montenegro. It stands on the cliff of a rocky island with roofs red like rubies. A sand isthmus looking like a stem connects it with the land.

It used to be extremely exclusive, attracting celebrities (Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, Boris Becker to name a few) until the breakup of of the former Yugoslav Federation.

Thanks Ana!

#82 - Northern Coast of Trinidad

Like all other Caribbean islands, Trinidad is a gorgeous country with lush palm trees and beautiful beaches.

What sets Trinidad apart is their unique culture; the island consists mostly of people with ancestry in Africa and India. So you have this fusion of cultures which leads to some very awesome food if I must say. Speaking of food, I''m yearning for some good roti....

A big thank you to Michael!

#81 - Sigiriya Rock

This massive rock can be found in Sri Lanka. Known as Sigiriya Rock, it is the site where a fortress was built in the 5th century AD.

The site has elaborate resevoirs, gardens and other features, including frescoes which are similiar to those found in the Ajanta caves in India. (Similiar style and theme).

This unique tourist attraction is also a World Heritage Site.

Thanks to Amila for sending card #81!