Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Schwarzwald

This postcard came from Germany.

The Black Forest is the highest and largest mountains in Germany.




In the back of the postcard, the sender told me that there is some typical dishes, likes Kaesespaetzle (like cheese maccaroni), haultasche (filled pasta with meat) and schwarzwaelder kirschtorte (black forrest cake). Its all sounds yummy ....

Thanks Maria

Galette Bretonne

I got this postcard from France.

In the back of the postcard, the sender explain about his beautiful city near Rennes, the capital of Bretagne in the western of France.

Its a beautiful area mainly the coast. 

Its a land of farmers, sailors and fisherman.

Life is good with a lot of cultural events and festivals.



Thanks Stephane

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Card from Cornwall - Canada

Hurray, its Christmas time

I got this postcard from my nephew

Thanks Remi :-)






  

Monday, December 21, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Cologne - Koln

Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany.

Cologne is famous for its Kolsch Beer, a special beer only brewed in Cologne. It's a light ale and is served in the traditional 0,2 liter Kolsch glasses with are tall and cylindrical.

Drink Kolsch in an origin "Brauhaus" (the traditional German Pub where the beer is brewed). There the "Kobes" serves the fantastic ale and he serves one after another if you don't say "NO" and put the beer pad on your glass.



Thanks to Marita.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Vimanmek Mansion, Bangkok, Thailand

Vimanmek Mansion is a former royal palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

It was constructed in 1900 and finished in 1901. It was used as a royal palace by King Rama V.

In 1982, Queen Sirikit asked permission of King Rama IX to renovate the Vimanmek Palace for use as a museum to commemorate King Rama V.

It is now a major tourist attraction and the world's largest golden teak-wood mansion.

If you visit this mansion don't use the unappropriated dress such as T-Shirt, shorts or ripped jeans because it is forbidden to enter the mansion with it.

When you visit Thailand, don't forget to try the famous local food likes Pad Thai and Som Tam.





Thanks to Ying

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmast Card from Debrecen, Hungary

The first Christmas Card from Debrecen, Hungary

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest.

Debrecen has been the intellectual and cultural center since 16th century.

Debrecen is the site of important choral competition, the Bela Bartok International Choir Competition, and is a member of the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing.
Every August the city plays host to a flower festival



 

Thanks Ilona 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Jakarta

Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia.

This is the map of Jakarta
The center of this postcard is National Monument (Monas)
The right top is Fatahillah Museum
The right center is Istiqlal Mosque
And at the right there are our famous Jakarta's transportation such as Bajaj (the three wheel transportation) and Trans Jakarta Bus

The left is "Ondel-ondel" a puppet that became Jakarta icon



Friday, December 11, 2015

Maid Of The Mist

Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls

The first Maid of the Mist began at 1846, a side wheel steamboat ferry with two smokestakes.

At 1955, the modern Maid of The Mist boat was amazes million of tourist.


 

Standing at the bow, you feel the mist lightly spray your face.

You hear the rumble of the water. You sense the vast power of it all face to face with one of the natural wonders of the world.



Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Maps of Indonesian Animals


Here is a map of animals in Indonesia from Sabang (the western city of Indonesia) to Merauke (the eastern city of Indonesia).

There are Sumatran tigers, Sumatran Orangutan, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Borneo Rhinoceros, Anoa (midget buffalo) and Tapir in Sulawesi island, Komodo dragon in Komodo island