The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

Mount Taishan

 

Scan - Version 3This spectacular card comes from Bee in China and show Mount Taishan, which I am ashamed to admit I had not even heard of – which is why postcrossing is so great! The mountain was first inhabited during the Neolithic times and for the last 3000 years has been worshipped as a sacred spot, with countless local myths, legends and histories occurring there. In case you were wondering, there are about 6000 steps (carved from granite) if you fancy walking to the top! Amazing! And totally beautiful!

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A Malaysian Mouth-Watering!

 

Scan 3This card, looking practically edible itself, arrived from Idaline in Malaysia and shows a variety of fruits, all of which are grown in Malaysia. Idaline particularly recommends the spiky Durian as her favourite. I must admit I’ve never tried it, but now I want to! This all looks delicious!

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Tsaritsyno Museum & Reserve

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From Kristina in Russia, I received this gem, way back in March. It shows a beautifully designed figured bridge in Tsaritsyno Museum and Reserve. Amazingly, this beauty can be found on the outskirts of Moscow. The bridge itself dates to 1776 but the estate itself dates back to the late 16th century when it belonged to the Tsar’s sister and gained its name. Beautiful, thanks for educating me Kristina!

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Balinese Dance

 

ScanThis great card comes from Irene in Indonesia and explains a little background to some of the dances native to the island of Bali. There isn’t much more to tell as the paragraph on the card pretty much says it all! But I will take the opportunity to say how nice it is to be back. I had to take a break from blogging and postcrossing for a while as life got a bit manic. The postcards didn’t stop arriving though! I have too many wonderful contacts and friends online! Happy to be back, I’ve missed you all!

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