Received: June 1st, 2015

These cards were sent by Donna Craig of New Zealand.

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Received: May 25th, 2015

From: INDONESIA

The famous hanging tomb cave of Tana Toraja.

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From: CHINA

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Below is the english translation as translated by a friend:

Maybe I will arrive at your country earlier than the arrival of this postcard. Because I love diving, I fly to Philipphines once or twice every year. I love it there so much, the way the sun shines. the vast blue ocean. I especially love the friendliness of the wonderful people there. I have been to (he includes the names in english) and on 5/22 to 31 I will be going to (names of places included in english). I read the books, travel the roads. and see the world.

From: NETHERLANDS

Three of Amsterdam’s most famous churches.

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Received: May 23rd, 2015

From: PARIS FRANCE

The card represents a father with his grandchild. The father is reading a tibetan ascetic biography. And there is an artist that illustrates this biography.

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From: HOLLAND

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Poli says:

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From: INDONESIA

This is a map card of Indonesia from an  anesthesiologist named Andrea. The card was safely put inside a plastic. Now I have an idea on how to do my next outgoing cards.

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Received: May 22nd, 2015

 From: MALAYSIA

Designed by British Architect A.C. Norman, Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia festures a 41-metre clock tower with a copper dome.

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From: RUSSIA

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From: PARIS FRANCE

Shipyard cemetery in the area of Brittany

(You should check Louise’s blog at http://www.dropsofeverything.wordpress.com. She has an awesome blog.)

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Received: May 16th, 2015

INDIA

Khajuraho:

In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site. Today, of the original 85, only 22 have survived the ravages of time. The temples are famous for their erotic sculptures. The Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is the western complex of Khajuraho group is the largest and the most ornate Hindu temple in Khajuraho. The entire complex is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Maitreya Buddha, Nubra Valley:

Nubra VAlley is 150 kms from Leh town across the Khardung La Pass in the northern Jammu and Kashmir state of India. Like the rest of Tibetan plateau, Nubra is a high altitude cold desert with rare precipitation and scant vegetation except along river beds. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 feet. Majority of the inhabitants are Buddhists. To the west end of Nubra Valley near the Indo-park border, the inhabitants speak Balti and are Shia Muslims. In the picture is the 35 meter statue of Maitreya Buddha facing down the Shyok River towards Pakistan.

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And of course, Vishwanath is very generous to send an Indian banknote which will be added to my banknote collection. I sent him a Philippine banknote as well (20-peso bill), but it was a used banknote. His was a new one. So I am thinking of sending him another. This time, it would be fresh from the bank and unused.

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Received: May 21st, 2015

The cards below were sent by Jiri George Brestan from Czech Republic. Most are lighthouses which I personally collect. Only one card was left with a personal note. The other cards were blank. There was also no piece of information at the back about each of the lighthouse photo so I have to search by myself.

The Charles Bridge and the Little Quarter (Karlsbrucke und Kleinseite)

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Beautiful lighthouses in Czech Republic

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The Moon Beach and the Lighthouse

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Anyone who is familiar with these lighthouses? Let me know about them if you do.

Received: May 19th, 2015

From Indonesia

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From Seattle USA

Mount Whitehorse.

Elevation 6,852—as seen from Darrington, Washington and Snohomish County’s Mountain Loop Highway. Darrington, nestled near the foot of these rugged slopes, is the gateway to the Cascade Wilderness Area.

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From Ukraine

Ukraine Dniester Canyon

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From Colorado USA

GS2—America The Beautiful

The panoramic view from the summit of Pikes Peak is said to have inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write “America The Beautiful” in 1893.

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