The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

A Long-Awaited Post!

on July 21, 2013

durbanThis spectacular view comes from my much loved friend Ruhan in South Africa and I just love it! I actually received it about a month ago after he went on a trip to Durban on the coast but have refrained from posting since he sent the same card to another postcard collector (and new blogger) Dilyana, who had apparently been avidly following my blog for months and I had no idea! I feel very special! Also, check out the name of her blog – could it have been inspired by mine? Don’t worry Dilyana, I’m only teasing!

Anyway, back to the story, in the way that only Ruhan could, he managed to tell Dilyana he sent us both the same card before she reminded him that she follows my blog. Ruhan then had to ask me not to publish this card until she received her copy so as not to ruin the surprise. Days turned to weeks and it became clear that the South African post had its own ideas and as far as I know, Dilyana has not yet received the card, but has asked me to post this up anyway, since she is now desperate to see it! So, after all the anticipation, here it is in all its glory! I present you with Umhlanga Rocks on the Sugar Coast. Spectacular!

Ruhan tells me that the humidity and low altitude of Durban was difficult for him as he’s more used to the mountains but that it didn’t detract from the beauty of the place. He says that it was even nicer than expected since he’d had a horrible week – starting with the Red Wedding scene in Game of Thrones (I’ll say no more, so as not to spoil it for anyone) and then his car breaking down on the way to the airport, resulting in him missing his flight! Not good! However, he says once he arrived things took a turn for the better and despite the overpricing of the city, it was a nice trip. He also says (and I quote) “I also discovered that we have those orange spray-tan people here, in a tropical region, I mean really!” It seems they get everywhere!

Beautiful card! Thanks Ruhan! And Dilyana, I hope it reaches you soon!

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3 responses to “A Long-Awaited Post!

  1. Dilyana says:

    Oh, it’s so pretty! I hope mine will arrive soon.

    And I only followed your blog for about a week before I decided to make mine. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. mailmon says:

    Ohhhhh, it seems Ruhan was exaggerating then ๐Ÿ˜‰ but that’s okay!

    Hopefully we can swap postcards soon? Just as soon as I’m settled in. Maybe in the next 2 weeks? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Dilyana says:

    Sure. That would give me just enough time to find you something pretty. ๐Ÿ˜€

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