The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

Paradise on Earth

Scan 7 - Version 2This stunning card, also from Idrialis, shows three more beautiful images of the Dominican Republic. Famed for its gorgeous beaches and blissfully secluded areas of natural beauty, I feel very lucky to have this little card as a window into that world. Named after Saint Dominic, the Spanish speaking country shares the island with neighbouring French speaking Haiti, making it one of only two Caribbean islands to be shared. I hope one day I get to visit because the Dominican Republic seems stunning!

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Ebano Verde Creek

Scan 7 - Version 3This stunning card comes from Idrialis in the Dominican Republic – the second largest Caribbean nation. Here you can see a creek running through the Ebano Verde national park, which Idrialis informs me is bursting with endangered and rare species. At 18,000 square miles, the country has a population of 10 million – 1 million of whom live in the capital of Santo Domingo. As such, areas like this are left true havens and full of natural beauty.

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The Dominican Republic!

Dominican RepublicSo today marks my one year anniversary of postcrossing and also this blog, so it is great to receive a card from a new country to celebrate with! This beautiful postcard comes from Princess in the Dominican Republic. She tells me that the card shows the first cathedral ever built in the Americas during the colonisation over 500 years ago. She says you can see the statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Park in the large picture. Great card, so pleased to have it!

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