I love that tiny Hainan card! It’s from a couple in New Taipei City, Taiwan, who sent it to me in a Postcrossing Forum “Far East to America” tag, and they tell me:
“Hainan is a tropical island-province of China. Popular holiday destination, it also has some resorts, beaches and foreigners (mostly Russian). The three dishes on the picture: Hainanese chicken rice (it’s a cult food in other SE Asian countries). 2: Coconut cake (looks like a white-jelly). 3: Qingbuliang- no English name it’s a kind of cold, sweet dessert soup. All tastes good and special!”
They had me at “tropical island.” I am freezing in California right now. Of course I will go to Hainan, and eat all of the above & more!
A Postcrosser in Hamburg, Germany sent me that classic (AKA “old”) American film poster card. She tells me:
“Hamburg is the 2nd biggest in Germany. Every year in May we have the biggest harbour festival of the world.”
Finally, thanks to another swap-bot chunk-of-cardboard trade, someone in Malaysia sent me that panel from a box of Essence of Chicken. She writes:
“I will drink this if the day I feel very tired yet need to work over 10 hours. This can make me feel a lot energy.”
I think I may need to pick up some of this.
Stamps! I love the Taiwanese ones, at the top.