My first card from Côte d’Ivoire comes from Natalia. 🙂 It pictures a Senoufo craft.
Ivory Coast or Côte d’Ivoire, officially the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, is a country in West Africa. It borders Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Ghana; its southern boundary is along the Gulf of Guinea. Ivory Coast is a republic with a strong executive power invested in the President of Ivory Coast. Its de jure capital is Yamoussoukro and the biggest city is the port city of Abidjan. The official language is French, although many indigenous local languages are widely used, including Baoulé, Dioula, Dan, Anyin and Cebaara Senufo. The main religions are Islam, Christianity (primarily Roman Catholic) and various indigenous religions.
My first card from Nigeria comes from Ahmed. 🙂
The algaita (also spelled alghaita, algayta or algheita) is a double reed wind instrument from West Africa, especially among the Hausa and Kanuri peoples. Its construction is similar to the oboe-like rhaita and the zurna. The algaita is distinguished from these other instruments by its larger, trumpet-like bell. Instead of keys, it has open holes for fingering, similar to the zurna.
Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, due to its large population and economy. With approximately 174 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. The country is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. Regarding religion, Nigeria is roughly divided in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern and central parts of the country, and Muslims, concentrated mostly in the northern and southwestern regions. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to Igbo and Yoruba peoples.
Another beautiful postcard from Claudia from Germany. 🙂
Lovely card from Claudia from Germany. 🙂
This lovely Greek card comes from my pen pal Mikaela who went on a holiday there last year. Santorini is may be the most famous Greek island so it’s pointless to talk about it. I’ll just say this again: I just love, love, love cards that show something from the real life. 🙂
This lovely card comes from Jennifer. 🙂 She says: “We have many races here in Indonesia, each has its own costume, so we have quite a lot of traditional costumes. On the postcard, from left to right, are traditional costumes of: West Java, Bali, Sumatra, and Central Java.”
And here’s my first Postcrossing stamp. 😀
My first postcard from Lesotho comes from Julius. 🙂 I just love that type of postcards – the ones that show something from the daily/real life in the country. 🙂
Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 in size and has a population slightly over two million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sotho. About 40% of the population lives below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.