Well because it was the first postcard I ever received, I got it when I was two years old and it was from my dad. He was working in Brazil at that time so he thought sending me a postcard would be a cool idea (and it was!) it's funny because he wrote: "This is the first postcard you'll get from abroad", maybe he knew I was intended to become a postcard lover/freak/collector years after ;)
And is not only special because of this little story but because eventually it triggered my love towards postcards, obviously when I got it I was too small to understand the concept but my mom kept it for me and when she gave it back when I was about seven, I became fascinated with the idea of being able to send this pretty pieces of paper (that came with pretty stamps and post marks) from any country in the world to another.
And I planned to post this yesterday because as you can see this card got postmarked on March 26 1995 so that would have been a celebration of 17 years but well it's the celebration of 17 years + 1 day now ;)
So that's the emotional story behind it now a little info about vibrant Rio: