DORAEMON! And some other great cards, too…
Doraemon came to me from Shizuoka, Japan, thanks to a Postcrossing Forum USA-Asia tag trade. Love this card, and the stamp, too (see the image below). The sender tells me Shizuoka Prefecture is “famous for the world heritage (site), Mt. Fuji.” She also tells me she is a cooking teacher, working in her kitchen studio, and she spent a couple of years living in Boston… “I have also been to California, 3 years ago. Both places are really nice! I love U.S.A.!”
The rest of these are regular Postcrossing cards, and while we are talking about people who have lived internationally, let’s move on to that beautiful sea turtle. The sender, from Ottawa, Canada, has actually just moved there, having previously lived in Istanbul, Turkey and Taipei, Taiwan.
The beautiful bears are on a card from Saint Petersburg, Russia, and they come with a story. The sender tells me:
“Once upon a time, I was in the Siberia, me and my friend walked from our side of a pass and a pair of bears from another, and we met at the top. So, bears was not too hungry, and I can sen this card to you. :)”
That delicious-looking food hawker scene from Vietnam was sent to me from Finland! The sender picked the card up while traveling a couple of years back, and she tells me:
“I liked Vietnam very much, but my favorite country in Asia is Burma (or Myanmar). I just loved the country and the food was excellent. :)”
Mmm, I’d love to go to both of those places & eat up.
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