Overview: Postcards in May 2016


After some months with only few postcards, I started sending more and consequently I received more postcards in May. A lot more: 44 cards from 13 different countries.

  • Australia
  • Canada (5)
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Germany (5)
  • Hong Kong
  • Italy (2)
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal (17)
  • Russia (2)
  • Spain (6)
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey

Many came from different swaps, so there were a few UNESCO cards among them, including 16 new sites for my collection:

  • Kasbah of Algiers (Algeria)
  • Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens (Australia)
  • Flemish Béguinages (Belgium)
  • Belfries of Belgium and France (Belgium)
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park (Canada)
  • The Grand Canal (China)
  • Historic Site of Lyons (France)
  • Völklingen Ironworks (Germany)
  • Acropolis, Athens (Greece)
  • Rock Drawings in Valcamonica (Italy)
  • Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta (Italy)
  • Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites (Italy)
  • Kathmandu Valley (Nepal)
  • Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture (Portugal)
  • Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct (Spain)
  • Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco (Spain)
  • Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza (Spain)
  • Vizcaya Bridge (Spain)
  • Teide National Park (Spain)
  • Dougga / Thugga (Tunisia)
  • Göreme National Park and the Rock SItes of Cappadocia (Turkey)
  • Pergamon and its Multi-Layered Cultural Landscape (Turkey)
  • Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape (United Kingdom)
  • Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

My collection is now grown to include cards of 552 different UNESCO sites. With more swaps arranged and plenty of cards travelling, I excpect to receive quite a few cards in June, as well.

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