quarta-feira, 22 de junho de 2016


Postcards sent by someone in South Africa. Thanks a lot!


Postcards sent me by Concello de Fonsagrada en Galicia - Spain.

We can see postcards from O Ventorrillo ( a Rural Tourism house).

Visit and booking http://www.turismoruralenlugo.es

terça-feira, 21 de junho de 2016


Postcards sent me by WienTourismus. Thanks a lot!

Vienna or Wien is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.8 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area nearly one third of Austria's population), and its cultural, economic, and political centre. 

We can see The Belvedere Castle; Graben with Pestilence Column, other Monuments and Johann Strauss Monument.

Visit: www.wien.info


Is a village and municipality in the north-west of the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon.

We can see Town view, Duero River canon and fantastic dam.

Postcards sent me by Ayuntamiento de Aldeadavilla de la Ribera.



Chichen - Itza was a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period. The archaeological site is located in Tinúm Municipality, Yucatán State, Mexico.

Chichen Itza was a major focal point in the Northern Maya Lowlands from the Late Classic (c. AD 600–900) through theTerminal Classic (c. AD 800–900) and into the early portion of the Postclassic period (c. AD 900–1200). The site exhibits a multitude of architectural styles, reminiscent of styles seen in central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the Northern Maya lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most contemporary interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Uxmal - an ancient Maya city of the classical period in present-day Mexico. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture, along with Palenque, Chichén, and Calakmul in Mexico, Caracol and Xunantunich in Belize, and Tikal in Guatemala. It is located in the Puuc region and is considered one of the Maya cities most representative of the region's dominant architectural style. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of its significance.

Merida is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Yucatán as well as the largest city of the Yucatán Peninsula. Mérida has been nicknamed "The White City" (La Ciudad Blanca"), though the exact origin of this moniker is not clear.

Visit http://www.merida.gob.mx/municipio/portal/index.phpx


Mundaka is a town and municipality located in the province of Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, northern Spain. On the coast, Mundaka is internationally-renowned for its surfing scene.

Postcards sent me by Mundaka Turism. Beautiful.

Visit http://www.mundaka.org/es-ES/Paginas/default.aspx


A surprise and a special offer sent me by LCRCC - Burlington

Is the most populous city in the state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. Situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain to the west of the Green Mountains

Burlington, as seen from Lake Champlain

Fanø - Denmark

Fanø is a Danish island in the North Sea off the coast of southwestern Denmark, and is the very northernmost of the Danish Wadden Sea Islands. 

The main attraction is the fine white sand beach, which is also a popular playground for all kinds of wind and water sports, such as kite flying, surfing and buggies. Fanø also hosts Denmark's first golf course, Fanø Golf Links, established in 1901.

Fanoe is holiday at the north sea, wide sandy beaches and great nature experiences.

Fanoe, is holiday for families with children, for nature lovers, for people enjoying life and for the active sportsman.

Fanoe, is culture with galleries, festivals and art museum, and the historical villages Nordby and Sønderho.

Fanoe, is the northernmost island in the Wadden Sea and part of the Wadden Sea National Park, which is on  the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Postcards sent me by Fanø Turistbureau. Thanks a lot!

quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2016


 Plaza da Constituición - Vigo
 Museo del Mar - Vigo
Has one of the most comprehensive permanent exhibitions in Vigo, which it combines with temporary exhibitions, always related to the world of the sea and fishing. This is the perfect place to learn about Vigo’s maritime history: fishing, seafood, aquaculture and conservation, from the primitive salting to the modern freezing methods, as well as technical advances regarding boats and marine biology.
 Playa de Rodas
Rodas Beach was chosen the best beach in the world by the British newspaper The Guardian, and you’ll know why as soon as you step on it. This impressive beach, more than half a mile long and 200 feet wide, is ideal to spend a family day and right next to the dock, so you’ll hardly have to walk.

The beach joins the islands of Monteagudo and Faro. It has fine, white sand and crystal clear, emerald waters. Next to it you’ll find natural dune areas.
 Puerta del Sol
El Sireno is Vigo’s monument par excellence. Located in the Porta do Sol, this sculpture by Galician artist Francisco Leiro is one of the symbols of modern Vigo; its style and the very high pedestal on which it stands make it an impressive work of art. The sculpture was installed in 1991 and represents an imaginary character, a hybrid of fish and man. Since then, it has become one of Vigo’s most representative monuments due to its striking modernity and how it reflects the city, which it monitors from its elevated location.
 Puente en La Ria de Vigo
Puerto de Vigo

Visit http://www.turismodevigo.org/en


Today I received 5 postcards from Oficina de Turismo (Tourism Office) de Concello de Baiona.Thanks a lot. 

Postcards from Baiona. We can see Baiona scenes behind 5 postcards from Cerveceria d´sastre in Casco Vello (old town).

Baiona is a tourist town with a medieval historical center situated by the outlet of the Vigo Bay.

Parador of Baiona. Within the official Spanish category of Paradores of Spain (hotels with a historical and architectural value), Baiona counts with a good example of a well-preserved historical building. Surrounded by a stone wall, sitting in a small peninsula, the old hotel and restaurant watches the entrance of the Rias Baixas and the Cies Islands.[4]

Monte Real Yacht Club Baiona. The yacht club, founded in 1965, is located side by side with the Parador. It is host of international regattas and home to a sailing school, bringing maritime tourists to the city.

Visit: http://www.baiona.org/

segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2016


 The Mallos de Riglos are a set of conglomerate rock formations in Hoya de Huesca comarca, AragonSpain.
The scenery is beautiful view of Los Mallos, very peculiar rock formation Mallos. Very peculiar rock formations that can both climb and go hiking from his birthplace, the village of Riglos.
The town center features two rectangular squares either side of the 16th-century palace of the Marquesses de Ayerbe or palace of the Marquesses of Urriez (declared a historical monument in 1931), and in general it is the collection of domestic architecture and other architecturally distinguished buildings that make Ayerbe particularly worth visiting.
Ayerbe's main claim to fame is that Santiago Ramón y Cajal, winner of the 1906 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine, lived here for ten years. The town promotes his memory with a museum and visitor centre; Ayerbe library holds a collection of Cajal-related books with more than 250 works and documents for public use.
Ayerbe has a public library, casino, bars, municipal swimming pool and, around the town, a network of footpaths, fields and highways for walkers and cyclists. There are several restaurants, a hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation, as well as tourist information center in the summer months in one of the town squares. Other attractions include Fontaneta park (at 42°16′43″N 00°41′19″W) and the "La Fuente de los Tres Caños" fountain.
The hill directly behind the town is the location of a now renovated chapel at one end and a Moorish castle (in ruins) at the other. These can be reached on foot or by all terrain vehicle and provide excellent views of the surrounding countryside (even to the Pyrenees).
The town is known by many in the region for its "Tortas de Ayerbe", which are sweet flat, round pastries, usually flavoured with aniseed. Visitors can also purchase locally produced wine, olive oil and honey.
The monastery of San Juan de la Peña is a religious complex in the town of Santa Cruz de la Serós, at the south-west of Jaca, in the province of HuescaSpain. It was one of the most important monasteries in Aragon in the Middle Ages. Its two-level church is partially carved in the stone of the great cliff that overhangs the foundation. San Juan de la Peña means "Saint John of the Cliff".
Loarre is one of the most famous and well-preserved medieval fortresses in Spain. Most of its structures were built in 11-12th centuries. The fortress itself makes an impressive picture and also offers fascinating panoramas of the valley beneath. The fortresses is easily accessible from a vast parking above and via a visitors center (souvenir shop and a cafeteria included). Walking to the fortress and climbing its several levels takes some effort. Views from the top of two highest towers are great. The place is very popular and gets really crowded during weekends. The complex can be observed in about an hour, some people take walks along its extensive walls and beyond.
High up on a pinacle of rock on the edge of the Pyrenees and overlooking a vast swathe of Aragon sits the fabulous Castle of Loarre. At one time this was the front line defence of the Christian world against the Muslim Moors. Used in films such as the Kingdom of Heaven it is one of the finest castles I have ever seen. Beautifully preserved with the fascinating St Peter's chapel it is off the beaten path but well worth the effort.

Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is an IUCN Category II National Park situated in the Pyrenees of Huesca province,Aragon, Spain and France . There has been a National Park in the Ordesa Valley since 1918. Its protected area was enlarged in 1982 to cover the whole region amounting to 156.08 km².
It has been included since 1997 by UNESCO in the Biosphere Reserve of Ordesa-Viñamala. In the same year it was included in the cross-border Pyrénées - Mont Perdu World Heritage Site

Today I received 6 postcards from Oficina de Turismo (Tourism Office) de Ayerbe.Thanks a lot.

Not only postcards from Ayerbe but postcards from Pirineus Zone.

We can see a postcard from Riglos, Ayerbe, San Joan de La Peña, Castillo de Loarre, Pirineos bird and Ordesa Waterfall 

Visit http://www.ayerbe.es/