Friday, October 21, 2011

Ancient City of Nessebur- Bulgaria

Nesebar is an ancient town and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, located in Burgas Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Nesebar Municipality. Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea" and "Bulgaria's Dubrovnik", Nesebar is a rich city-museum defined by more than three millennia of ever-changing history. It is a one of the most prominent tourist destinations and seaports on the Black Sea, in what has become a popular area with several large resorts—the largest, Sunny Beach, is situated immediately to the north of Nesebar.(Wikipedia)

Thanks Fidel for this wonderful card:)

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Bulharian National Costumes - Bulgaria

Many thanks go to Fidel from Bulgaria for sharing this amazing card:)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kurent carnival in Ptju - Slovenia

Ptuj is the center place of a ten-day-long carnival in the spring, an ancient Slavic pagan rite of spring and fertility, called Kurentovanje or Korantovanje. Kurent is believed to be the name of an ancient god of hedonism - the Slavic counterpart of the Greek Priapos, although there are no written records. Kurenti or Koranti (singular: Kurent or Korant) are figures dressed in sheep skin who go about the town wearing masks, a long red tongue, cow bells, and multi-colored ribbons on the head. The Kurenti from Ptuj and the adjoining villages also wear feathers, while those from the Haloze and Lancova vas wear horns. Organized in groups, Kurents go through town, from house to house, making noise with their bells and wooden sticks, to symbolically scare off evil spirits and the winter.(Wikipedia)

"This is Kurent. Men dress like Kurent to scare winter away" says Simona from Slovenia. thanks:)

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Victoria - Australia

Clockwise from top left: The gold rush relived at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat; atop Mount Oberon, Wilson Promontory; stately Werribee Mansion, Werribee; limestone stacks off the Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell National Park.

"I love the coast line. I am a real beach girl who cannot swim. I just live watching the waves. We are just starting the spring season, so the blossom is out and the air smells very nice" says Phoebe from Australia. thanks:)

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Sukhothai - Thailand

Sukhothai is a small city (population 35,713) in Lower Northern Thailand, most famous for the ruins of the ancient city Sukhothai. The name translates as "the dawn of happiness". The province is located on the lower edge of the northern region, 427 km north of Bangkok, and covers some 6,596 square km. (Wikitravel)

This card was sent by Beam from Thailand. thanks:)

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Boatloads of Fun in Minnersota

Box of Nightcrawlers = $2.59 Snoopy Pole = $9.98 Fishing License = $30.00 5 year old daughter out-fishing her father =PRICELESS Minnersota- you can't put a price on the memories!

This beautiful card was sent by Meredith from the USA. thanks:)

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Shopping in Matamoros - Mexico

Many colorful products of Mexico are available to the visitor at the market in downtown Matamoros, Mexico. The Matamoros El Mercado is just across the border from Brownsville, Texas.

"We used to love going shopping and eating in Mexico. But it's too risky right now" says Bettina from the USA. thanks for sharing:)

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