terça-feira, 26 de agosto de 2014


Postcard sent me by Reethi Beach Team. Thanks a lot! 

I love hotel postcards. Please send me more!

We are located on a tiny island in Baa Atoll, a scenic 35-minute seaplane flight from Male’. The elegant and spacious detached and semi-detached villas are built from natural materials in typical Maldivian-style, providing first class comfort in a unique setting. Rooms are air-conditioned and set amid tropical foliage fringing a long expanse of powder soft beach or on stilts over the clear blue lagoon. There are five restaurants and five bars, poolside and beachfront. Facilities include a PADI 5-star dive centre; a Spa and wellness retreat; Water Sports Centre; Sports Complex and a wide variety of group and private excursions have been carefully selected to enable you to explore the untouched beauty of Baa Atoll and the rich culture of its inhabitants.

Visit and booking: http://www.reethibeach.com/


Postcard sent me by Hans J. Thanks a lot Hans! I send you a postcard from Portugal soon.

Horsens lies at the end of Horsens Fjord in eastern Jutland. The city is surrounded by typical moraine landscape with low hills and valleys created by glaciers during the last ice ages. Horsens is 50 km (31 mi) south of Aarhus and 30 km (19 mi) north of Vejle, and approximately 200 km (120 mi) from Copenhagen.

Visit http://www.horsenskom.dk/OmKommunen/English1.aspx

quarta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2014


As I tell I met  Marta in Guarda, her home city. 

She´s a portuguese postcards collector. She offers me 40 cards!! It was an amazing present too! 

She offers us a guided tour in Guarda. Amazing and mountain city! Snows in Winter time. She explain us a sign of a gargula in Cathedral...

We eat a very good crepe (a type of very thin pancake, usually made from wheat flour) with a ice cream.

The whole city of Guarda has always been a hymn to granite, sung in the Romantic art of the Mileu Chapel, the Gothic and Manueline style of its cathedral, and in the streets, squares and walls of its medieval citadel. This hymn had its echo in Neolithic times as well, with the Pêra do Moço dolmen and the polished stone axe heads exhibited in the Guard Museum. It continued down through the bronze age and the Roman period in the camps of Tintinolho and Jarmelo and in the stretch of Roman road beside the Dorna Fountain.
Finally in 1199, the second king of Portugal, Sancho I, founded the city, gave in the power of Bishop of Egitânia and dedicated a friendly rhyming song to it, in praise of an old love.
In the reigns of Afonso II and Afonso III, the walls were completed, at the time with five gates. Nowadays all that remains is the Ferreiros Tower and the Erva and d'El Rei gates, overloocked by the Keep and linked by a tracery of fascinating streets that serve the Jewis quarter and the baronial Largo do Paço do Biu, and among which Rua Direita, now Rua Francisco dos Passos, was the main street. In Praça Velha, or Praça Luís de Camões, what is today the Holy See was built from 1390 to 1540. Form that time on centuries have gone by, as have styles and monuments, but all of them are marked by their granite features, retained by the city for all time.

Visit: http://postaisdamarta.blogspot.pt/

quarta-feira, 6 de agosto de 2014


In my mailbox my last postcard in my vacation time.

New country in my collection.
A postcard sent me from Mauritius Island show Baystone Boutique Hotel e Spa. Thanks a lot! I like hotel postcards!

Five stars Luxury Hotel, the Baystone Boutique Hotel & Spa, located on the North-West coast of Mauritus in Pointe aux Canonniers near Grand Bay, displays a modern and refined appearance playing with fresh and light tones and for which furniture has been designed and custom made by New York architect, Albert Angel.
This luxury and yet friendly hotel & Spa offers an elegant and an intimate atmosphere and has all the ingredients to make your holidays in Mauritius a unique and exceptional experience.

Visit and booking http://www.baystone.mu/en/

It´s a paradise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

segunda-feira, 4 de agosto de 2014


Valdepeñas - Nª Sra. de la Assuncion Church

Almagro - Plaza Mayor (Central Plaza)

Ciudad Real - Toledo Gate (islamic)

Daimiel - National Park of Tablas de Daimiel

Villanueva de los Infantes - San Andres Church

Villarrubia de los Ojos - Landscape Mancha from San Cristobal (church)

Postcards sent me by Ayuntamiento de Valdepeñas in Spain during my vacation time. Thanks a lot!
That collection show us 6 cities and landscapes from Central Spain. 

Visit: http://www.valdepenas.es/VLDSedeWeb/Modulos/VLDPortal.nsf/wfMenuInicio?ReadForm

sábado, 2 de agosto de 2014


Another new country in my collection. Thanks a lot someone in Honduras. I thinks that postcard sent by someone in France!
We can see Hotel Gran Central in Tela in Honduras.

Hotel Gran Central of Tela Honduras is a testimony of the last century Banana Republic when the Standard Fruit Company had its main activity there. At that time Tela was a very busy harbour with a large pier carraying the train, loading the large ships with all kind of tropicals fruits: banana, pineapple, grapefruits…in a coming and going motion, heading to United States, Europe or South America.
At that time Hotel Gran Central was already the place to rest for travellers, located in front of the Tela Railroad Company station wich will soon become a Historical and Cultural Center of Tela.
It is a very special two stories colonial buiding with 8 beautiful rooms located a few yards from the magnificent beach of 
Tela on the carribean coast of Honduras.
Completely restaured, it kept it’s architectural style: large terraces, colonades, high ceilings, doors and windows frames made of exotic woods of Honduras give a special touch of authenticity. On the main floor, you will be able to rest after a busy day and enjoy a drink at the 
bar. You will also be able to discover the restaurant for breakfast, the special yoga center and the flowered patio with the most beautiful orchideas from the Honduras forests.


Return to Lisbon i had in my mail box a lot of postcards.

Someone in Austria sent me 3 postcards from Innsbruck. Thanks a lot to Innsbruck Tourismus office.

We can see:

- Igls - Every hiker finds here a unique Alpine nature paradise. On the way from alp to alp you have stunning views over the nearby and distant mountains. Having a rich Tyrolean snack you will be able to explore the Tyrolean cuisine.
The University of Innsbruck is a public university in the capital of the Austrian federal state of Tyrol, founded in 1669.
It is currently the largest education facility in the Austrian Bundesland of Tirol, the third largest in Austria behind Vienna University and the University of Graz and according to The Times Higher Education Supplement World Ranking 2010 Austria's leading university. Significant contributions have been made in many branches, most of all in the physics department. Further, regarding the number ofWeb of Science-listed publications, it occupies the third rank worldwide in the area of mountain research.
Ambras Castle (GermanSchloss Ambras) is a Renaissance castle and palace located in the hills above Innsbruck, Austria. Considered one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city, Ambras Castle was built in the sixteenth century on the spot of an earlier tenth-century castle, which became the seat of power for the Counts of Andechs. The cultural and historical importance of the castle is closely connected with Archduke Ferdinand II and served as his residence from 1563 to 1595.

Visit: www.innsbruck.info