NINE (count ’em!) cards to share this time around! They come via Postcrossing, Postcrossing Forum, Postcard United, & swap-bot. Let’s start with my two very favorite, one of which is this delicious image of char siu bao! The card is from Shanghai, China, and the sender writes:
You know the picture of the food on the postcard? It’s steamed bun and it’s a little sweet. You can usually eat it in Guangzhou province in China.
The beautiful seahorse card is from Australia. Pretty cool how the postage “stamp” is part of the printed image. The sender tells me:
The weedy seadragon is native to Australia and are a threatened species. They are found in seaweed beds along the southern parts of Australia. They can grow up to 45 cm (18 in) in size. They are slow moving and rely on their leafy body parts as camouflage in the seaweed. Although I haven’t seen a seadragon in the wild, I have seen them at Seahorse World in Tasmania, which is a working seahorse farm who have guided tours. I could have stayed there all day watching them and the seahorses!
Otters! That one is from Lowell, Indiana, and was part of a swap-bot “recycled postcard” swap, which means this sender received the card from someone else, but slapped a new backing on it & sent it my way. I like this one enough to keep it around!
I’d regift this nice couple, though! The card came to me from Poland, from a Postcard Uniter who tells me she is 20 years old, and she loves to travel and cook.
Still more mentions of food on this colorful night view from Nanjing, China. The sender asks:
Have you tried a special Chinese snack called spicy dry tofu? It’s a famous snack in China. It’s spicy, little sweet and salty. Maybe you will love it!
Maybe I will! Since she didn’t include the Chinese name in Pinyin, I couldn’t tell if it’s one of the tofu snacks I’ve tried.
More scenery, this time from India! So rare that I have postcards traveling to & from there, so it’s a real pleasure. The image is labeled as being of the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology in Gangtok, Sikkim, India, and the sender tells me she picked up the postcard there “when on the Darjeeling-Gangtok-Kalimpong circuit!”
The gazebo came to me from Virgina, and it’s labeled as being at Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin.
These two avid readers were sent to me by a swap-botter in Germany, and she says:
Well, I don’t know about you, but if I have to choose between the 2 newspapers–I definitely go for the comics!!!”
The last card is made from the panel of a waffle box, and it is not as tall as most of the postcards, but much longer than any of them. Hard to tell, as it was scanned separately! It came from a swapper in Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa.
Okay, it’s finally time for stamps, stickers, and washi tape! One of my favorites this time around would be the beautiful sun conure from Australia. See anything YOU like?