Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sri Lanka

Received from: Sri Lanka
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: August 2016

Sri Lanka has had a long history of international engagement, as a founding member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the G77, and the Non-Aligned Movement. Along with the Maldives, Sri Lanka is one of the two countries in South Asia that are currently rated among high human development on the Human Development Index.

Krynica-Zdrój

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: August 2016

Krynica was first recorded in official documents in 1547 and became a town in 1889. Due to its convenient location, infrastructure and rail connections with major cities in Europe, Krynica-Zdrój (Zdrój means mineral spring in Polish) was the location of winter sports tournaments during the interwar period, including the 1931 World Ice Hockey Championships, the 1958 and 1962 FIL World Luge Championships, the 1935 FIL European Luge Championships and the 2004 Euro Ice Hockey Challenge played in the town.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Kołobrzeg

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: August 2016

Kołobrzeg is a city in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in north-western Poland with some 47,000 inhabitants (as of 2014). Kołobrzeg is located on the Parsęta River on the south coast of the Baltic Sea (in the middle of the section divided by the Oder and Vistula Rivers). It has been the capital of Kołobrzeg County in West Pomeranian Voivodship since 1999, and was in Koszalin Voivodship from 1950 to 1998.

Shanghai

Received from: China
Category: from a friend
Date:  February 2013

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Taichung

Received from: Taiwan
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: March 2016
Distance: 8482 km
Time of travelling: 12 days

Taichung, officially known as Taichung City, is a special municipality located in center-western Taiwan. Taichung has a population of over 2.7 million people, making it the third largest city on the island after New Taipei City and Kaohsiung. On 25 December 2010, Taichung County merged with the original provincial Taichung City to form the special municipality. The city's motto is "economic, cultural and international city."

Greetings from... Italy

Received from: Italy
Category: swap
Date: April 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Solina

Received from: Poland
Category: from family
Date: August 2016

Lake Solina is an artificial lake in the Bieszczady Mountains region, more precisely in Lesko County of the Subcarpathian Voivodship of Poland. The lake was created in 1968 by the construction of the Solina Dam on the San River. It has an area of 22 square kilometres and contains 472,000,000 cubic metres of water, making it Poland's largest artificial lake.

Sun Moon Lake

Received from: Taiwan
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: March 2016
Distance: 8354 km
Time of travelling: 127 days

Sun Moon Lake is the largest body of water in Taiwan as well as a tourist attraction. Located in Yuchi Township, Nantou County, the area around the Sun Moon Lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes of Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. The east side of the lake resembles a sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the name

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Greetings from... Philippines

Received from: Philippines
Category: swap
Date: March 2016

Washington

Received from: the USA
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: March 2016

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the western end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The architect was Henry Bacon; the designer of the primary statue – Abraham Lincoln, 1920 – was Daniel Chester French; the Lincoln statue was carved by the Piccirilli Brothers; and the painter of the interior murals was Jules Guerin. Dedicated in 1922, it is one of several monuments built to honor an American president. It has always been a major tourist attraction and since the 1930s has been a symbolic center focused on race relations.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Russia

Received from: Russia
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: August 2016
Distance: 4225 km
Time of travelling: 11 days

Zadar

From: Croatia
Category: collection
Date:  July 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Anundshög

From: Sweden
Category: collection
Date:  February 2016

Anundshög is a tumulus near Västerås in Västmanland, the largest in Sweden. It has a diameter of 60 metres and is about 9 metres high. Assessments of the era of the mound vary between the Bronze Age and the late Iron Age. A fireplace under it has been dated by radiocarbon dating to sometime between AD 210 and 540.

Greetings from... Netherlands

Received from: the Netherlands
Category: swap
Date: May 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Prague

Received from: Czech Republic
Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: August 2016
Distance: 1053 km
Time of travelling: 12 days

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.