Hong Kong skyline

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While I was wondering what exactly to write here, I came across a webpage that simply stated “Hong Kong is known to be the city where dreams come true.” And that sounded so beautiful and I don’t really have anything else to add. 🙂

This card came from Candy from Hong Kong.

*Link – summary of the most interesting facts about Hong Kong.

Houston, we have a postcard!

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Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States of America, and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas. Houston is also home of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located.

And I absolutely love how on the back of the card is typed “Don’t mess with Texas!” 😀 This card came from Arnold who lives in Texas. 🙂

The most dutch postcard ever

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I received this postcard from Karin from the Netherlands via Postcrossing. And my first thought was “The most dutch postcard ever”. 😀 (And later I remembered the most dutch picture ever.)

I’ve written in my profile on Postcrossing that I’d like to receive cards that show something typical for the country and for example I’ve written “If you’re from the Netherlands – send me windmills or clogs.” I guess Karin has taken my example very seriously and this is the result – windmill-shaped card with clogs on it. It’s really awesome! 😀 Thank you, Karin!

Hide your goats, hide your lobsters… ’cause my gator is here :D

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My gator has traveled all the way from Louisiana and is very hungry. He may be cute and all that, but don’t be mistaken – he is really dangerous. A real southern gator. 😀

This is officially my cutest postcard so far, and since I have a soft spot for the Dixie states and them gators I could honestly say that this card is now one of my top 10 favorite postcards. It came from Rose from New Orleans. 🙂

 

Haifa at night

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This postcard was part of the most international envelope I’ve ever received – it was sent from Belfast, via Royal Mail, the sender’s address was in NYC, and inside there was a postcard from Israel. Thank you, Roger! 😀

Haifa is the third largest city in Israel and the major city in the north of the country with a population close to 270,000. Along with its immediate suburbs Kiryat Bialik, Kiryat Motskin, Kiryat Haim, Kiryat Yam, Nesher and Tirat Carmel, Haifa has a population of about 450,000. It is a seaport located on Israel’s Mediterranean shoreline, below scenic Mount Carmel.

The phrase “Haifa works, Jerusalem prays, and Tel Aviv plays” refers to Haifa’s reputation as a city of workers. A generation ago Haifa’s image was that of a serious– and somewhat dull– labor city because of its many factories. It still has an industrial area to its north, where one of Israel’s two oil refineries is located.

The must-see landmark of the city are the Bahá’í Gardens and World Center, which were inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in July 2008. The World Centre is the holiest site of pilgrimage for the members of the Bahá’í faith, as well as the faith’s central administrative center.