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Picture Postcards: Snail mail from the USA

This cool, round earth stamp arrived on a letter I received from the United States.

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January 5, 2014 Comments disabled

Picture Postcards: Snail mail in Costa Rica

This photo is from our contributor in Costa Rica, Nuria who says,

In this picture, you can see one of the most beautiful buildings in the capital, the Central Post Office in San José, Costa Rica. It was built between 1914 and 1917 and it houses the Stamp Museum that allows tourists to learn about the development of the Costa Rican Postal Service. At the back there’s the National Bank, which is the highest building in Costa Rica.

Today begins our new topic on Picture Postcards which is all about snail mail around the world. Do you still write letters…on paper? Or perhaps you send birthday or other special occasion cards. Check in on Mondays to see how people use snail mail around the world.

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December 30, 2013 Comments disabled

Picture Postcards: Rice teracces in Batad, Banaue, Philippines

Today’s snap of the Great Outdoors takes us to the rice teracces of The Philippines and it was sent in by our contributor, Bryan.

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December 15, 2013 1 comment

Picture Postcards: Cycle path in Japan

cycle path Niigataken Japan

This is a cycle path in my old village in Niigataken, Japan that led to the mountains. You can see from the trees that it is springtime. Although this photo captures the edge of the suburbs, the path becomes more rural as you cycle on passing rice fields and then forest.

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December 9, 2013 Comments disabled

Picture Postcards: The Great Outdoors in Argentina


Today’s photo was taken by our Contributing Editor, Ana, who says,

This photo was taken at the beach resort town of Mar del Plata in Argentina.
The summer months of January and February are the most popular with
beachgoers, who clearly don’t mind large crowds.

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November 25, 2013 Comments disabled

Picture Postcards: The Great Outdoors in Kazakhstan

hiking in Kazakhstan

Today’s capture is from our contributor in Kazakhstan, Celia, who describes it as,

Two young men hike up out of Charyn Canyon, near Almaty in southern Kazakhstan. Charyn is a popular site for tour groups, and features a hike through sandstone canyons to a small stream with picnic areas.

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November 17, 2013 Comments disabled