Saturday, August 31, 2013


On this card we can see the famous Temple Bar from Dublin, as the back of the card reads:
"Good food and drink, the Temple Bar Pub. Temple Bar, Dublin City, Ireland. 
For more than 160 years, patrons have flocked to the Temple Bar. Whether you are alone of with friends, the craic is mighty and you will feel at home."

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland. Its vibrancy, nightlife and tourist attractions are noteworthy, and it is the most popular entry point for international visitors to Ireland. 
Dublin has many fine suburbs. Some are easily navigated by foot from the city's centre and are dotted with many upmarket delicatessens and boutiques. Dublin's best beach is to the north. Dollymount Strand and the adjoining bird sanctuary are highly recommended. It's a great bike ride - there's an excellent bike path from the city along by the sea. Dublin's most famous shopping street is the pedestrianised Grafton Street, which runs between St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College. It has recently, along with its surroundings, been classified as an 'Architectural Conservation Zone'. This will involve a re-establishment of the area's rich historic charm and urban character. 
And No visit to Dublin would be complete without a visit to one (or ten) of its many pubs (last count says there are over 600 pubs).

Thanks Monika!

San Fermin 3D

This card is not blurry is actually on 3D! So get your glasses on, I've talked about the San Fermines in this other card so you can read there about the festivity, I really love the style of Kukuxumusu and this card is just really fun! 

Muchas gracias Sonia!


Montenegro is a country in the Balkans, on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, and Albania to the south. To the west of Montenegro is the Adriatic Sea.
In recent years, along with the stabilized situation in the region, tourism in Montenegro has begun to recover, and Montenegro is being re-discovered by tourists from around the globe.

Montenegro may be small in terms of area, but it boasts stunning mountainous landscapes, dramatic coast lines, historic monuments and truly beautiful walled towns. The Montenegro coast is gorgeous and it is for good reason that its main tourist destinations can get crowded in summer. Nevertheless, if you can't visit at another time, don't let their popularity hold you back. Of the country's many churches and monasteries, the Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Ostrog deserves special attention. It's spectacularly located against a practically vertical background, some 15 km from Nikšić. Founded in the 17th century, it's one of the most visited pilgrimage destinations on the Balkans and boasts a magnificent view over the Bjelopavlići plain.

Hvala Nastya!

Berlin's subway

Berlin has quite a subway system! As you can see it's very extensive and from what I know is one of the oldest in the world actually, really interesting!

Danke Alexander!


This is a very clever representation of Taiwan made with postcards!

Taiwan is an island nation of about 36,000 km² located off the coast of southeastern mainland China, southwest of Okinawa and north of the Philippines. The island is offically known as and governed by the Republic of China. Shaped roughly like a sweet potato, the nation is home to more than 23 million people and is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Besides its crowded cities, Taiwan is also known for steep mountains and lush forests. 
Taiwan boasts some very impressive scenic sites, and Taipei is a vibrant center of culture and entertainment. The island is also a center of Chinese pop culture with a huge and vibrant entertainment industry. Taiwanese cuisine is also highly regarded.

 Xie xie Yu-Chen!

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Romania is a country located north of the Balkan Peninsula on the western shores of the Black Sea. It is a country of great natural beauty and diversity and a rich cultural heritage. Romania enchants visitors with its scenic mountain landscapes and unspoilt rural areas, but also with its historic cities and its busy capital. Over the last decade, it has seen significant development and is one of the most recent members of the European Union. Still, it may surprise some of its visitors who are used to western Europe. Romania is a large country which can sometimes be shocking with contrasts: some cities are truly Western Europe; some villages can seem to have been brought back from the past. While it has significant cultural similarities with other Balkan states, it is regarded as unique due to its strong Latin heritage. Things for which Romania is famous include: the Carpathian mountains, Constantin Brancusi, wine, medieval fortresses, Mircea Eliade, Dacia cars, Dracula, stuffed cabbage leaves, Nadia Comaneci, the Black Sea, Gheorghe Hagi, sunflower fields, painted monasteries and the Danube Delta.

And on this card we can see Peleș Castle, which is a Neo-Renaissance castle in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia in Prahova County on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. 

Mulţumesc Gabriela!

SS Belgenland

This card is a lovely vintage photo from a Belgian steamship (that's where the SS before the name comes from).
As we can read it says: Loading of goods on S/S/ Belgenland at Port of Antwerp.

Merci Jo!

Pause Café

The collection grows!
Now we have bread for a coffee-break with the names also in english, we have:

*Mouchoirs aux amandes (Almond turnover)
*Brioche au sucre (Sugared brioche)
*Pain aux raisins (Raisin bun)
*Pains au chocolat
*Chaussons aux pommes (Apple pastries)
*Grosse brioche à tête (Large brioche)
*Brioche aux agrumes (Citrus peel brioche)
*Bretzel aux amandes (Almond pretzel)
*Torsades pépites (Twists)
*Moulin à noisettes (Windmill pastry with hazelnuts)
*Tresse (Plaited brioche)
*Ouranais (Danish pastry)
*Brioche mousseline (Sponge brioche)
*Kouglof (Kouglog)
*Petite brioche à tête (Small brioche)

Arigato Tamayo!

English breakfast

This card is part of the "How to be British" series and I love it because it reminds me of my time in England and my first english breakfast... A bit too much but absolutely yummy! 

Thank you Nat!

Swedish meal

A card depicting a Swedish table and a very cool and "architectural" stamp 

Sweden is a culinary nation shaped by its countryside. The summer (with long, light days and cool evenings) produces fruit that grows slowly and has rich flavors. The coastline provides high-quality fish and shellfish. And the vast forests are full of berries, mushrooms and game, which all have a special place in Swedish cuisine.
As the Swedish food scene grows, a new style of cooking is developing. Swedish chefs are returning to their culinary roots, rediscovering classic Swedish dishes and fantastic local seasonal ingredients, and giving them a modern twist. Swedish chefs are renowned for their ability to make the best of this blend of tradition and innovation. 
In recent years there has been a boom in top-class restaurants in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, but also in smaller towns and the countryside. One of the most praised restaurants in Sweden is tucked away on an island in the Stockholm archipelago. There is a general trend towards serving good food, as well as increasing demand for it. Swedes are curious about food and keen to learn: they travel for gourmet experiences, and when they come home they demand interesting and innovative fine dining.

Tack Pauline!

Taiwanese illustration

This was my last week with no wi-fi so from this monday on I'll go back to regular uploading (: 

This illustration is cute and the stamp is awesome! It's one of my favorite stamps so far, too cute not too love.
One of my favorite things about the card are the Darumas (the red round figures on the top and the bottom), a Daruma is a japanese doll that represents good luck and perseverance. They usually come with the eyes blank so you make a wish or think of a goal and paint one of the eyes and when the goal or wish is achieved you paint the other eye. 

Xie xie Chang Lun! 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

I love Moscow

I love Russian stamps and I absolutely love the doodle inside the heart!

Moscow is the capital of Russia. Having played a central role in the development of the Russian state and its history, Moscow was the capital of the former Soviet Union and continues to pave the way as Muscovites move into the 21st century. An 860 year-old city, Moscow has many reminders of its imperial and Soviet past. It is a sprawling city with numerous museums, Soviet-era monoliths and post-Soviet kitsch. If there is one thing to remember when visiting the city and interpreting its fruits, it's that Moscow is like a historical graffiti wall (those who have come and gone all left their mark) sometimes on top of those of their predecessors.
Moscow is the financial and political center of Russia and the former Soviet Union, with a population of around 13 million, and covers an area of around 1,080 km².

Spasibo Klim!

Les gâteaux de la Maison Stohrer

Another one for the collection along really lovely stamps!
We can see:

*Puits d'amour 
*Charlotte aux fruits exotiques 
*Éclair au chocolat 
*Tartelette au citron
*Religieuse au café
*Soleil levant
*Millefeuille caramélisé
*Tartelette Bourdaloue
*Forêt noire
*Tartelette à l'orange
*Barquette aux marrons
*Tartelette aux fraises des bois
*Charlotte aux framboises
*Baba au rhum
*Paris - Brest

Arigato Tamayo!

La Rioja

La Rioja is an autonomous community and a province in Spain, located in the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Its capital is Logroño. 
It covers part of the Ebro valley towards its north and the Iberian Range in the south. The community is a single province, so there is no County Council and it is organized into 174 municipalities. It borders the Basque Country to the north, Navarra to the northeast, Aragón to the southeast and Castilla y León to the west and south.
The region is well known worldwide for its wines. 

Gracias Natalia!


This card was a great surprise because when I was a kid I loved Sesame street! 
In case you don't know who the character is his name is Bert (known as Beto here in Mexico) and he usually appeared with his friend Ernie (Enrique) in Sesame Street (Plaza Sésamo), he is the grumpy one and together with Ernie they teach mostly about friendship. 
And it gets even better because it has the Postcrossing stamp that was released in The Netherlands in 2011! 

Dankjewel Didi!

Stuck on Canada

A really funny card from my dear postcard buddy Marie! I visited Canada in the summer so hopefully next time it will be i n the winter, I just hope I don't get stuck like that!
I also love the stamps, in the previous card she sent me you can see some others from the same collection.

Thanks Marie!


Hello everyone! I haven't been able to upload lately because I have problems with my wi-fi connection so the folowing posts will be a bit shorter than usual, but hopefully everything will be back to normal soon because I have a big bunch of cards to share with you! 

Benrath is a part of the city of  Dusseldorf in Germany, look at how cute and awesome the stamp on the right is!  It from the 200 years of the Gäubodenvolksfest.

Danke Liane!