Sunday, December 30, 2012


Received from: Italy
Category: from a friend
Date:  November 2012

Rome has been ranked by GaWC in 2010 as a beta+ world city, as well as the 28th most important global city. In 2007, Rome was the 11th-most-visited city in the world, 3rd most visited in the European Union, and the most popular tourist attraction in Italy. The city is one of Europe's and the world's most successful city "brands", both in terms of reputation and assets. Its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Monuments and museums such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are amongst the world's 50 most visited tourist destinations (the Vatican Museums receiving 4.2 million tourists and the Colosseum receiving 4 million tourists every year). Rome hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012


Received from: Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: December 2012
Distance: 815 km
Time of travelling: 20 days

Myra is an ancient town in Lycia, where the small town of Kale (Demre) is situated today in present day Antalya Province of Turkey. It was located on the river Myros (Demre Çay), in the fertile alluvial plain between Alaca Dağ, the Massikytos range and the Aegean Sea.

Saturday, December 22, 2012


Received from: Finland
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: November 2012
Distance: 1310 km
Time of travelling: 4 days

Viru Gate - this pair of picturesque, ivy-covered towers at the beginning of Viru Street – one of the main pedestrian arteries into Old Town – is often the very first glimpse visitors get of historic Tallinn. Anyone passing between them couldn't be blamed for thinking they've left the 21st century behind and landed smack in the middle of the 18th.
The towers are actually only the foregates of what was a much more complex gate system built in the 14th century. It included a large, square tower that stood father back along the street, close to where the city wall can be seen. Most of the gate was pulled down in the 1880s to make room for traffic, but these two towers remained and have since become a symbol of the town.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Bergisches Land

Received from:  Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: November 2012
Distance: 961 km
Time of travelling: 16 days

The Bergisches Land is a low mountain range region within the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, east of Rhine river, south of the Ruhr. The landscape is shaped by woods, meadows, rivers and creeks and contains over 20 artificial lakes. Wuppertal is the biggest town and seen as the region's capital, whereas the southern part nowaday has closer economic and socio-cultural ties to Cologne.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Netherlands

Received from:  the Netherlands
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: October 2012
Distance: 1101 km
Time of travelling: 7 days

Monday, December 3, 2012


Received from: Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: October 2012
Distance: 930 km
Time of travelling: 11 days