Saturday, June 29, 2013


Received from: The Netherlands
Category: Tag within Europe
Date: May 2013

Texel includes the seven villages De Cocksdorp, De Koog, De Waal, Den Burg, Den Hoorn, Oosterend, and Oudeschild, and the small townships of Bargen, De Nes, Dijkmanshuizen, Driehuizen, Harkebuurt, 't Horntje, Midden-Eierland, Molenbuurt, Nieuweschild, Noorderbuurt, Ongeren, Oost, Spang, Spijkdorp, Tienhoven, Westermient, Zevenhuizen, and Zuid-Eierland.
The municipality also includes the uninhabited sand bar of Noorderhaaks. The island of Texel, which received city rights in 1415, originally was made up of two islands, Texel proper to the south and Eierland to the northwest, which were connected by shoals. In the seventeenth century, the islands were poldered together. Today, Texel forms the largest natural barrier between the North Sea and the Wadden Sea.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Received from: Germany
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 827 km
Time of travelling:  5 days

Rothenburg ob der Tauber  is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany, well known for its well-preserved medieval old town, a destination for tourists from around the world.
Rothenburg was a Free Imperial City from the late Middle Ages to 1803.

Monday, June 24, 2013


Received from: Russia
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: April 2013
Distance: 2649 km
Time of travelling: 13 days

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Received from: Taiwan
Category: Europe - rest of the world tag
Date: April 2013

The Presidential Office Building stands within walking distance of 228 Memorial Park, the National Taiwan Museum, the original hospital of the National Taiwan University, the original East Gate of the City of Taipei, the Chang Yung Fa Foundation Building (formerly Kuomintang Party Headquarters) and the National Theater and Concert Hall at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. A few blocks to the west is Taipei's popular Ximending shopping district with its historic cinema and Jhongshan Concert Hall. A few blocks to the north is Taipei Main Station and Shin Kong Life Tower.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Received from: Croatia
Category: private swap
Date: April 2013

Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. Zagreb lies at an elevation of approximately 122 m (400 ft) above sea level. In the last official census of 2011, the population of the settlement of Zagreb was 792,875. The wider Zagreb metropolitan area includes the City of Zagreb and the separate Zagreb County bringing the total metropolitan area population up to 1,210,517. It is the only metropolitan area in Croatia with a population of over one million.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

North Brabant

Received from: the Netherlands
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: May 2013
Distance: 1118 km
Time of travelling: 10 days

North Brabant (Dutch: Noord-Brabant), since 2001 Brabant is also unofficially used, is a province of the Netherlands, located in the south of the country, bordered by Belgium's Antwerp and Limburg provinces in the south, the Meuse River (Maas) in the north, and Limburg in the east and Zeeland in the west.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Received from: Austria
Category: Mountain tag
Date: April 2013

The Wetterstein, is a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps. It is a compact range between Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Seefeld in Tirol and Ehrwald; partially in Bavaria, Germany and partially in Tyrol, Austria. In the Wetterstein is the highest peak in Germany, the Zugspitze.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Received from: Macedonia
Category: Fast favourities tag
Date: April 2013

Macedonia, officially the Republic of Macedonia, is a country located in the central Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991. It became a member of the United Nations in 1993 but, as a result of a dispute with Greece over its name, it was admitted under the provisional reference of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, sometimes abbreviated as FYROM.